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

Get Out and Celebrate Fall at the Buttahatchee River Fall Festival Oct. 26
Decatur, Ala. – Free family fun is coming to downtown Hamilton the last Saturday in October. The Buttahatchee River Fall Festival, set for October 26, 2019, offers a day of arts and crafts, live music, a motorcycle and car show, a kids’ area and more. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is free.

As festivalgoers arrive for the day full of activities, they will be greeted by hundreds of vintage beauties lining the streets of downtown Hamilton for the motorcycle and car show. Children’s activities and live music featuring gospel, country, bluegrass and rock will keep the crowd entertained throughout the day and shoppers can shop for special sales by local merchants and treasures among the arts and crafts vendors who will be selling a variety of items such as handmade traditional folk pottery, gourd art, bird houses, iron works, glass and handmade jewelry. Additional activities include a 5K and one mile run and the historical society will be serving beans and cornbread at the historic Hamilton-Sullins House.

Hosted by the Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce, the festival is held in Hamilton, in and around the Court Square of the Marion County Courthouse and throughout the downtown area. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th avenues and 1st and 2nd streets will be closed for traffic. The Buttahatchee River Fall Fest is named after the Buttahatchee River, which zigzags its way through Hamilton and connects with the Tombigbee River in Mississippi. 

For more information, visit or call 205.921.7786 or 205.952.9884. 

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 AMLA by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting their web site at