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

Hartselle Celebrates Railroad Heritage

Decatur, Ala. – The Depot Days Festival rolls into Hartselle September 21, 2019, bringing a day of family-friendly fun and entertainment to the historic depot and downtown area. Hosted by the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce, the free event is a tribute to the railroad industry and its contribution to Hartselle and the North Alabama region. In addition to the one-day celebration, there are several activities planned leading up to the event.

Now in its 39th year, the Depot Days Festival gets underway at 8 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. Activities include a car, truck and motorcycle show, music performances by The Ben Parker Project and Brandon Elder, food vendors, an art show, crafts, a tractor and engine show and a variety of fun and games for children. Runners will take to the streets for the half-marathon race, a partnership between the festival and the Hartselle Kiwanis Club, at 7 a.m. at Quail Creek Golf Resort and Convention Center. For more information, visit  

Additional activities leading up to the festival for the public to take part in include a community-wide worship service located at 35 Tabernacle Road SW in Hartselle on Sunday, September 15, the Down Memory Lane program at the historic Burleson Center on September 16, a new Glow in the Dark youth night at J.P. Cain Stadium on September 18 and a community-wide pep rally at the Hartselle High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. September 19. 

For more information on the Depot Days Festival, visit and click on annual events 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