Friday, August 31, 2018

Great Fun for Family

Fall is a great time for family fun in Northeast Alabama! Here are some examples:

Anniston Museums & Gardens 
With weekly programs, including animal shows and festivals, or just a tour of the Natural History or Berman Museum with their daily hands on activities, this complex always has something going on for families, which is why membership is a no brainer.

Cheaha State Park
If you're into primitive camping, RV camping, cabin life or just hiking, fall is the perfect time to hit Alabama's highest peak! They too are packed we events and educational programs for the whole family!

JSU Gamecock Sports 
From football to soccer, fall gains speed as school is back and the whistle blows. Check out JSU Football at Burgess Snow Field and see one of America's best bands take the field at half-time!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

September Adventure

As the fall season approaches event in the Calhoun County area flourish! There are events for every age group this year! Keep your Saturdays reserved for community fun!
Saturday, September 8th kicks off the Bigfoot Bio Bash at Cheaha State Park. The Conservation Festival is from 8:30 am – 2 pm and will include hands-on activities such as archery and geocaching. The 5k trail race begins at 8:30 am and dressing up as Bigfoot is highly encouraged. Online registration is open at and race day registration opens at 7 am.
Saturday, September 15th, the 11th annual Fall Fest at Cane Creek Community Gardens is taking place! This kid –friendly event will host many local vendors, an auction, a hayride, and so much more! Admission is free and the gates open at 9 am, a $1 donation is asked to support the community garden project. If you are interested in being a vendor more information can be found on Facebook on the Visit Calhoun County page.
Saturday, September 22nd Blackberry Hills Alpaca Farm is hosting an open house. Admission is free and the gates open at 9 am. There will be live animals, pony rides, alpaca tours, delicious foods, shopping, and much more!
Wednesday, September 26th the Disaster Relief Benefit Concert for Jacksonville State University will take place from 4 pm – 11 pm.  Alabama is the headlining band for this event, and will donate all proceeds to Jacksonville State University and their disaster relief fund. Other artists to be featured are Charlie Daniels Band, Jamey Johnson, Riley Green, Shenandoah, Darren Knight “Southern Mama”, and many more! Tickets start at $25 dollars and can be purchased at

Saturday, September 29th the CMP Talladega 5k Range Run will take place! The race will begin at 7 am and last till 11 am. The race benefits CMP Youth Marksmanship Programs and Presbyterian Home for Children. Tickets are available at!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Water Ways

Calhoun County has so much outdoor recreation, and during a hot Alabama summer, we're glad to have these options to cool off.

Terrapin Creek, Choccolocco Creek & Willis Creek 
From Piedmont to Oxford, we've got choice to kayaking and tubbing. No Worries Kayaks can take care of you as you paddle Terrapin. Big Willis floats you alongside farm and rock. Coming soon, the City of Oxford will shuttle you to Cider Ridge, where you can float to Choccolocco Park. Floating Fun tubing is great for the whole family.

Neely Henry
From fishing to sailing, Neely Henry Dam creates an private oasis for anyone on boat and even has Ohatchee Beach.

City of Oxford, City of Jacksonville & City of Piedmont
From the City of Piedmont's Aquatics Center to Oxford Lake's swimming pool and splash pad, and including the Jacksonville Community Center Pool and Anniston's Splash Pad, there's summer fun for the whole family.

Cheaha State Park 
From their newly renovated swimming pool to Cheaha Lake and its beach, and the waterfalls at Devil's Den, Cheaha has more than trails and views.