CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381

All Aboard: The Depot Days Festival Rolls into Downtown Hartselle Sept. 17

Decatur, Ala. – The Depot Days Festival rolls into Hartselle September 17, 2022, bringing a day of family-friendly fun and entertainment to the historic depot and downtown area. Hosted by the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by Decatur Morgan Hospital, the free event is a tribute to the railroad industry and its contribution to Hartselle and the North Alabama region.

Now in its 41st year, the Depot Days Festival gets underway on September 17 at 8 a.m. with activities lasting throughout the day until 4 p.m. Activities include an art show, craft vendors, a tractor and engine show, a car, truck and motorcycle show and music performances by Alan Sibley & the Magnolia Ramblers, the Ray Sparks Band, and Brick Avenue. A children’s area stage has been added to this year’s festivities and will offer performances by the William Bradford Huie Library, Kim’s Star Twirlers, the College Street Players and BalloonMasterz. There will also be food vendors and a variety of fun and games for children. 

In celebration of the upcoming festival, the public is invited to the Down Memory Lane program at the Hartselle First Christian Church on Monday, September 12, hosted by the Hartselle Historical Society. 

For more information on the Depot Days Festival, visit or call the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce at 256.773.4370.

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state.  It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals.  Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available from the AMLA by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting their web site at