CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association

PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381



Celebrate the Changing of the Seasons

Annual October Harvest Festival in Boaz is set for October 6-7.


Decatur, Ala. – Fall is around the corner and the north Alabama town of Boaz is gearing up for its annual autumn celebration. Returning for the 53rd year, the October Harvest Festival is set for October 6-7, 2017, bringing with it two days of music, arts and crafts, and other family-friendly fun. The free event takes place in historic downtown Boaz, located along Highway 168, just off of US Highway 431. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.


Over 225 arts and crafts vendors will line Main Street and the Farmer’s Market will be open and stocked with locally grown fresh fruit, flowers, and vegetables. Many of the shops located in the downtown area will have sidewalk sales and special offers in addition to the festivities.


Festivalgoers will not want to miss the Moonpie eating and RC Cola contest to see who can eat the most in a few minutes time. Children will be entertained throughout the day with a free inflatable play area with rides and games (tickets required for a nominal fee). Additional activities include live music from the Bama Land Band, a huge antique car show with muscle cars, trucks, antique tractors, motorcycles and a swap meet and the Miss Harvest Festival Pageant where a one-year tuition scholarship to Snead State Community College will be awarded.


For more information on the October Harvest Festival, call the Boaz Area Chamber of Commerce at 256.593.8154.


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 by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting