Aug 5th – 6th — Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days. Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Grounds, Elkton Road, Athens, AL. Come celebrate farm life and the mechanization that feeds America. A 20-mile tractor ride thru the countryside on Friday departing at 10 am. Full concessions including pinto beans and corn bread. Tickets: $5 per person. Children 10 years old and under are admitted free. Parking is free.
Aug 5th & 6th — 23rd Annual Police Reserve Rodeo. John Barnes Park 26425 Hamlett Street, Ardmore, TN. It’s rodeo time in Ardmore! The show gets underway at 8:00PM each night. Advanced tickets are now on sale at Ardmore Police Dept. or from any Ardmore Police Officer or Reserve Officer. Advance prices for age 13 & up $12.00, Kids 6-12 are $8, and 5 and under are free.
Aug 5th — 2nd Annual Friday Night Singing. Mt. Carmel Church of Christ, 7805 U.S. Highway 72W, Athens, AL. Join the congregation for this annual singing event at 7:00PM. Finger foods will be served afterwards. www.MtCarmelChurchofChrist.org
Aug 6th — Coffee Call. Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives, 100 West Pryor Street Athens, AL. All veterans and their families are invited to the museum for breakfast and a time of fellowship with fellow veterans at 8:00AM. Contact 256-771-7578.
Aug 6th — Athens Saturday Markets. Limestone Co Farmers Market Pavilion, 409 West Green Street Athens, AL. Join the Athens Saturday Market from 8:00AM to 12:00PM for local growers, producers and artisans. Activities for the kids. Live music. AthensSaturdayMarket.com
Aug 6th — Cruise In. Downtown Athens, AL. Bring your hot rod, motorcycle, truck or unique vehicle and park on the square to share your love of automobiles with other enthusiast from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. Shop the boutiques and store and enjoy a meal downtown at one of the restaurants.
Aug 6th — 2nd Annual Athens-Limestone Homebuilders Assn. Clay Shoot. Limestone County Hunting Preserve, 28755 Coggins Road Ardmore, AL. Come support the AL Homebuilders Assn. and shoot Clays. $550.00 per 4-man team. For more information: Keith Griffin 256-777-3633 or Bobby Nixon 256-777-2538.
Aug 6th — El Opry Present Live. El Opry 24861 Airport Road Athens, AL. All ages are invited to rock the night away with Thrones of Eden, Echoes of Creation, Tomorrowz End, Ash of Eden and Waves. Tickets are $5.00 Doors open 6:00PM, Show at 7:00PM.
Aug 7th — 4th Annual Higher Learning Back To School Fashion Show. Limestone County Courthouse Downtown Athens, AL. Come check out the latest in school fashion and urban street wear at 4:30PM hosted by WEUP and LaShayB and Radar Men. Gwapp Boyz and comedy show with Jarret Collier. Advanced tickets are $7.00; At the door $10.00.
Aug 8th — Limestone County Master Gardeners Monthly Meeting. Limestone County Extension Office, 1109 West Market Street Athens, AL. Join the Master Gardeners from 12:30-1:00PM for social time followed by guest speaker Susan Webb on “How to Speak Hosta.” For more information: Janet Hunt 256-614-3530.
Aug 12th — Fridays After Five Athens. Downtown Athens, AL. Enjoy an evening of shopping, dining, arts, antiques, music and more as the doors stay open later.
Aug 13th — Ardmore Car Show. John Barnes Park, Ardmore Ridge Road, Ardmore, TN. Join the Ardmore Quarterback Club for one of the Southeast largest and most anticipated car shows of the year from 10:00AM-3:00PM. Funds from the car show go to the help the athletic needs of area schools and teams. Grand Prize Car: 1959 Thunderbird. Cash and prizes. Live music. Spectator Admission: $5.00; Family Admission: $15.00; Children 12 and under admitted free. http://khanitech.com/ardmorecarshow/
Aug 13th — Athens Saturday Markets- Tomato Sandwich Day. Limestone Co Farmers Market Pavilion, 409 West Green Street Athens, AL. Join the Athens Saturday Market from 8:00AM to 12:00PM Noon for local growers, producers and artisans and a special southern treat: Tomato Sandwiches. Activities for the kids. Live music with Copeland Road. AthensSaturdayMarket.com
Aug 13th — Safari at the SportsPlex. Athens SportsPlex, U.S. Highway 31 Athens, AL. Calling all disc golfers for this PDGA B tier event. $500.00 added to the Pro division. Best Score Doubles. Participants and their partner must be PDGA rated for the division entered. Non-PDGA members will pay an additional $10.00 entry fee. www.pdga.com/tour/event/28556
Aug 14th — Yoga at the Gulf. Newby Gulf Station, 125 East Street Athens, AL. Don’t run out of gas. Come to the Gulf. This is a public yoga event hosted by Delisa Simpson. Yoga from 6:00PM-7:00PM and all are welcomed. Donations are encouraged.
Aug 15th — Vietnam Veterans Spaghetti Lunch/Dinner. Vietnam Veterans Chapter 511 Post, 17915 West Elm Street Athens, AL. Join the VVA Chapter 511 for an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti meal including salad, garlic bread, dessert, and beverage for $7.00. Chose lunch from 11:00AM-1:00PM, or dinner from 5:00PM-7:00PM, or both!
Aug 19th – Chamber Sporting Clays Tournament. Limestone County Hunting Preserve, 28755 Coggins Road Ardmore, AL. Come support the Greater Chamber of Commerce and enjoy a morning of Clay shooting, 8:00AM to 12:00PM Noon. $550.00 per 4-man team. For more information: call 256-232-2600
Aug 19th — Singing on the Square. Athens State University Athens, AL. Join the Athens-Limestone County Tourism and sponsor Jimmy Smith Buick GMC for the final concert of the 2016 concert series. Bring your lawn chairs for this free concert starting at 6:30PM with fan favorite Athens State Community Band. For more information: www.visitathensal.com
Aug 20th — Athens Saturday Markets. Limestone Co Farmers Market Pavilion, 409 West Green Street Athens, AL. Join the Athens Saturday Market from 8:00AM to 12:00PM Noon for local growers, producers and artisans. Activities for the kids. Live music. AthensSaturdayMarket.com
Aug 20th — Pancake and Sausage Breakfast for 9/11 Heroes Run. Alabama Veterans Museum, 100 West Pryor Street Athens, AL. Join the Alabama Veterans Museum from 8:00AM-10:00AM for a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast to support the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run. $5.00 for all you can eat. For more information: 256-771-7578
Aug 20th — 2016 North Alabama Beekeepers’ Symposium. Calhoun Community College, 6250 U.S. Highway 31, Decatur, AL. The North Alabama Beekeepers Symposium sponsored by the Limestone County Beekeepers Association will be held at Calhoun Community College in Tanner AL (near Decatur, AL). www.lcbees.com/
Aug 25th — Senior Lunch Matinee Show. Yesterday’s Event Center, 15631 Brownsferry Road Athens, AL. Join Yesterday’s for a complete lunch including drink and dessert for $11.00, and entertainment featuring the award-winning Southern Splendor Chorus with their Barbershop sound. Doors open 10:30AM, event begins 11:00AM and show time 12:00PM with a show length 60-75 minutes. Groups of all size welcome. Bus parking available. Cancellation fee may apply. Pre-reservation required, send reservation email to: Info@YesterdaysEvents.com.
Aug 27th — Athens Saturday Markets. Limestone Co Farmers Market Pavilion, 409 West Green Street Athens, AL. Join the Athens Saturday Market from 8:00AM to 12:00PM Noon for local growers, producers and artisans. Activities for the kids. Live music — Hew Tyler will be playing an acoustic show at the Pavillion from 9am-Noon. AthensSaturdayMarket.com
Aug 27th — Elkmont Band Booster 6th Annual Car Show. Elkmont High School, 25630 Evans Avenue, Elkmont, AL. Elkmont Band Booster’s annual car show is a fundraiser for the Elkmont High School Band from 10:00AM-2:00PM. $20.00 registration fee for cars – includes entry for 2 people. Admission is $5.00; Ages 10 and under free. Concessions, vendors, prizes and more.
Aug 27th — Light up the Night Charity 5K. Athens Bible School, 507 Hoffman Street Athens, AL. Come join the Athens Bible School at 7:00PM for the 3rd annual Light Up the Night Charity 5K and Fun Run, presented by Bankston Motor Homes. Runners will weave through the historic district of Athens, AL following luminarias to mark the course and wearing anything that glows. Information and registration, visit www.athensbibleschool.org/giving/lightupthenight5k.cfm
By: Teresa Todd, President, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association