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September Events in Athens Alabama


Now – Oct 31st - The Athens North Pole Stroll tree sponsors are being accepted now at the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center (100 North Beaty Street in Athens)! Athens North Pole Stroll is a display of live cut Christmas Trees located in the Big Spring Memorial Park (AKA ‘the Duck Pond’) in the Historic Beaty District. Lowe's of Athens has made 7’ trees available for Athens-Limestone County Tourism to sponsor to businesses, organizations, churches, schools, individuals and families for $100.00 each.  Athens City Parks and Recreation Department will have the trees standing and awaiting the decorators. This holiday event offers organizations, businesses, churches, families and individuals who sponsor trees great fun coming up with their own special theme.  Make plans to bring family and friends to visit the park during this grand event (More details to come). Request your tree now, deadline is Oct 31st 2017!  EMAIL    

Sep 1st - 30th -- Fall Archery Registration open with the Athens Park and Recreation Department (270 U.S. Highway 31N in Athens).  Fee: $25.00 per/participant 8 years and older. Class dates: Oct 6; Oct 13; Oct 20; Oct 27 and Nov 3. Equipment provided or bring own.  PHONE

Sep 5th -- Fall Soccer Opening Day at the Athens SportsPlex (U.S. Highway 31N in Athens) starting at 5:30PM.  Special random drawing for each league will have 2 players leaving with special prizes (Must be present to win).

Sep 5th -- A Christmas Trio Audition with Rocket City Theatrics Elite Performing Arts Academy (15700 East Limestone Road in Athens) from 3:30PM-5:00PM.  This will be open auditions, everyone will get a part.

Sep 5th -- Be bold, Go Gold and The Flash Dash46 -- Come help kick off Childhood cancer month and Superhero Week with Eli's Block Party at the Limestone County Courthouse in downtown Athens.   Anyone can walk to raise awareness for free, or kids can register for $10 and get a medal while supplies last, or teams may register for $5 per team member ( for teams of 10 or more) to enter to win a Super Team Trophy. Pre-register at HERE.  All proceeds from The Flash Dash will benefit the family of Leah Seibert.  Stay for The Avengers Movie.   Free to the public.   WEBSITE

Sep 8th -- Marvel-ous Friday After Five with High Cotton Art (103 West Washington Stretin downtown Athens) from 5:30PM-8:30PM.  Wear your superhero t-shirts or costumes in support of Childhood Cancer Month Awareness.  Live music by John David Crow.  Superhero/Comic-book Art Contest Winners display.  Info: 256-232-7717  FB Event Page

Sep 9th -- Elkmont Lions Club Dove Hunt at Hobbs Farm (26229 Veto Road in Elkmont).  Pre-sale begins September 8th at noon and end 9:00AM on the 9th.  Pre-sale is $100.00 and includes ball and 4 permits; single permit is $30.00.  After 9:00AM on September 9th, permits are $20.00 each and hunter has to find a spot.  Contact Dickie Hobbs PHONE or Johnny Jenkins PHONE

Sep 9th -- Superhero Day in Big Spring Memorial Park (100 North Beaty Street in Athens) with Eli's Block Party.  Don your favorite superhero outfit, t-shirt or make-up your own for this special day to raise awareness of childhood cancer.  Activities, vendors, car show, fun run, music and more are packed into the day.  Website

Sep 9th -- 9/11 Heroes Run at the Alabama Veterans Museum (100 West Pryor Street in Athens) from 7:00AM-10:00AM.  Lace up your running shoes for Alabama's only Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run.  Runners will wind through the scenic streets of Athens as they remember the fallen of 9/11 and those who have fought the wars since.  Info and Registration

Sep 9th -- Drayer's Swing Through 5K at Calhoun Community College (6250 U.S. Highway 31 in Tanner) starting at 8:00AM on a flat, certified course.  Proceeds benefit the CCC Student Physical Therapy Fund.  For more information or to register WEBSITE

Sep 9th -- Grand Opening Block Party of The Red Caboose Cafe (25483 Railroad Street in Elkmont) from 7:00PM-9:00PM with live entertainment, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, popcorn, door prizes every hour, and a number of vendors set up for the event FB Event Page 

Sep 9th -- 2nd Saturday Cruise-In at Bojangle's (1316 U.S. Highway 72E in Athens just west of I-65 Exit 351) from 6:00PM-9:00PM.  Join Huntsville Customs for a family friendly cruise-in - all makes, all models, all years!  FB Event Page

Sep 9th -- 2017 Youth Dove Hunt for Limestone County  Licensed adults will be allowed to register up to two youth hunters 15 years or younger.  Youth and adults will need a Conservation ID (CID).  Other restrictions apply.  For more information WEBSITE or 256-353-2634

Sep 9th -- Power of Pink Pageant deadline.  Pageant is September 16th.  Cost is $40.00 with additional category cost.  For more information: FB Page   EMAIL

Sep 11th -- Monthly Meeting of the Limestone County Master Gardeners Association at the Athens-Limestone Visitor Center (100 North Beaty Street in Athens).  They will offer light refreshments at 5:30 p.m.  The speaker at 6:00p.m. is Emily Clem, who will be speaking on Native Plants.  The business meeting begins at 6:30p.m..  The speaker and meeting is open to the public.  All are welcome.  Janet Hunt 256-614-3530

Sep 12th -- Donnell House Membership Meeting at 5:00PM at the Donnell House (601 South Clinton Street in Athens) with guest speaker from the Alabama 200 Committee.  Free and open to the public.

Sep 12th -- Elkmont High School Homecoming Parade at 6:00PM starting at Piggly Wiggly on AL-127 to Upper Fort Hampton Road to Highland Avenue to Redus Road to Elkmont High School.

Sep 14th -- Ardmore High School Pep Rally and Bonfire at Alabama Park (Park Avenue in Ardmore, AL) starting at 6:30PM.  Hot Dogs and drinks will be available, DJ, face painting, cheerleaders and the marching band will there too.  Bonfire lit at 7:30PM.

Sep 14th -- Farm to Fork Dinner 2017 with 1818 Farms (24889 Lauderdale Street in Mooresville) from 5:30PM-8:30PM benefiting the Nature Conservancy.  Natasha McCrary of 1818 Farm and Chef Jakob Reed present a four-course farm-to-table, gourmet experience in historic Mooresville.  Tickets $100.00 each.  Reserve Here

Sep 16th -- Duck & Run 5K start and finish in Big Spring Memorial Park (100 North Beaty Street in Athens) starting at 8:00AM. Join Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful for this annual fundraiser run through scenic Athens.  For more information or registration website

Sep 16th -- Alabama Tennessee Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride marking the tragic loss of life during the forced march of eastern United State's tribes to reservations in Oklahoma.   Motorcyclist will start in Bridgeport, TN and travel down U.S. Highway 72/Interstate 565 until the Exit 3- Greenbrier Exit.  After a stop over for lunch at Redstone Harley-Davidson, motorcyclist will then proceed north on Mooresville Road until U.S. Highway 72 turning left and traveling through Athens, Coxey, Clement and eventually into Lauderdale County to finish the ride at Waterloo.  ROUTE MAP -  WEBSITE  -  REDSTONE H-D  FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Sep 16th -- Power of Pink Pageant at Cedar Hill Elementary School (27905 Cedar Hill Road in Ardmore, AL) in the gymnasium starting at 10:00AM.  Proceeds benefit the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund.  EMAIL

Sep 16th -- Houston Memorial Library and Museum "Donation Only" Book Sale at the historic Houston Home (101 North Houston Street in Athens) from 9:00AM-12:00PM.  You decide the price on the books you want to buy.  No limit on the books purchased.  Monies from this sale will benefit restoration and preservation efforts underway.

Sep 18th -- Crystal Cup Golf Tournament with the Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation at Canebrake Golf Club (Founders Circle in Athens) starting at 1:00PM with a shotgun start.  The 3-Man Scramble Team fee is $650.00 and includes a mulligan pack, a gift package, access to the practice range, lunch, and awards for each player.  For more information: Leah Beth McNutt 256-233-9557

​Sep 21st -- Elvis Remembered at Yesterday's Senior Lunch Matinee Show at 15631 Brownsferry Road in Athens featuring your favorite Elvis songs.   All seating is reserved - $12.00 each, groups are seated together, doors open 10:30am, events start at 11AM with seating, opening announcements, blessing, and lunch, with show beginning about 12 noon.(About 1 hour show)  They have bus parking available, e-mail reservations are required

Sep 21st -- 5th Annual Golf Tournament for The Foundation of Mental Health at Canebrake Golf Course (23015 Founders Circle in Athens).  Registration starts at 11:30AM; Lunch at 12:00PM; Golf at 1:00PM.  Fee: $150.00 per person; $600.00 per foursome team.   Putting Contest: 1 Putt $5.00/3 Putts $10.00.  First hole-in-one on #3 wins a car.  Info: Suzanne Linneman  PHONE  EMAIL or Bill Giguere  PHONE   EMAIL  WEBSITE

Sep 21st -- Be Ready Day at the Limestone County Event Center (114 West Pryor Street in Athens) from 8:30AM to 2:00PM.  Learn about local responders roles in the community, giveaways, free lunch and free admission.

Sep 21st -- Ardmore High School Homecoming Parade  

Sep 22nd & 23rd -- Doomsday at Dog Days (Dog Day Flea Market Grounds 30444 Gowan Road in Ardmore, TN) with tickets sales 7:00PM-11:00PM and attraction open 7:30PM.  Try not to get lost in the haunted woods and maze or stop an alien invasion with arcade-style, glow-in-the dark paintball shootout.    Haunted Woods & Maze: $18.00 per person; Alien Invasion Paintball: $13.00 per person or enjoy both for $25.00. Fast pass available for an additional $10.00 each.   WEBSITE

Sep 23rd -- Athens PTO Cars & Truck Show (Athens High School 100 US31N in Athens, AL) from 9:00AM-2:00PM.  Vehicles are $10.00 each.  Proceeds benefit the Athens High School PTO.  Spectators free.  PHONE

Sep 23rd -- 2017 Jessica Elkins 5K in downtown Athens benefiting the Limestone Area Community Foundation Scholarship and Meningitis Awareness Fund.  Walkers and runners invited. Day of registration: 7:00AM; Race Starts: 8:00AM   WEBSITE

Sep 23rd -- Fall Gathering at Mooresville Mercantile (5081 Mooresville Road in Mooresville) from 9:00AM-1:00PM.  Enjoy the Fall Open House Weekend with a shopping the new Fall items among Mooresville Mercantile's offerings; peruse artisans, crafters, and community organizations under the trees, and be there for the unveiling of this season's Signature Designs Red Ware.  Come early to purchase the freshly shipped Pennsylvania Bittersweet - it sells out quickly.  Food Trucks on-site to tempt your tastebuds.  FB Event Page

Sep 23rd -- National Hunting and Fishing Day   Pledge to take someone hunting, fishing or target shooting.    Find resources like license, permits, shooting ranges, archery ranges and more at

Sep 23rd -- Who Greased the Greaser Mystery Dinner Show and the Warten Bed and Breakfast (300 North Marion Street in Athens) from 7:00PM-11:00PM.

Sep 23rd -- 1st Annual Union Hall Instrument Drive Concert at Big Spring Memorial Park (100 North Beaty Street in Athens) starting at 6:00PM.  Johnny Hayes and the Loveseats of Nashville, TN and Lamon Landers Band of Huntsville, AL will headline.  Please bring any musical instrument - marching band, guitars, shakers, tambourines, harmonicas, PA Equipment, etc. are welcome.  Proceeds benefit Athens-Limestone County School systems.  Free and open to the public.

Sep 23rd -- Door Hanger Painting Bonding Night with Mays Memorial Baptist Church (23636 AL-251 in Toney) from 5:00PM-7:00PM.  Join the fun with either "LOVE" with Football or the pumpkin painting with "Shut the Front Door" Stephanie Lohr.  Deadline Sep 3rd.  Cost: $30.00.CONTACT FORM   FB Event Page

Sep 23rd -- Donkey Basketball: Seniors vs Faculty at Ardmore Middle School Gym (30285 Ardmore Avenue in Ardmore, AL) starting at 7:00PM.  Gate: $10.00

​Sep 24th -- Music for Mission - Free Matt Prater Concert at the First Presbyterian Church "on the Square" in the Revival Building (305 West Washington Street in Athens) from 4:00PM-6:00PM. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the Country and Gospel music of Matt Prater, refreshments and fellowship. Donations accepted.

Sep 28th -- Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night: Natalee Emerson (1291 U.S. Highway 72 East in Athens) from 5:00PM-8:00PM.  Natalee Emerson is a 16-year-old student of Ardmore High School diagnosed with Leukemia in July 2017 and is in treatment at St. Jude's Hospital.  Place an order and mention Natalee to help the Emerson family.

Sep 29th & 30th --  The Haunted Lester Hospital  (30338 Lester Road in Lester) with tours from 7:00PM-11:00PM.   Strange things happen in the old Lester Hospital -- blood curdling screams, sightings of the undead,  and other unworldly apparitions -- and they're saving a bed for you.   Admission: $10.00.  WEBSITE

Sep 29th & 30th -- Doomsday at Dog Days (Dog Day Flea Market Grounds 30444 Gowan Road in Ardmore, TN) with tickets sales 7:00PM-11:00PM and attraction open 7:30PM.  Try not to get lost in the haunted woods and maze or stop an alien invasion with arcade-style, glow-in-the dark paintball shootout.    Haunted Woods & Maze: $18.00 per person; Alien Invasion Paintball: $13.00 per person or enjoy both for $25.00. Fast pass available for an additional $10.00 each.   WEBSITE

Sep 30th -- Athens Grease Festival in downtown Athens, AL featuring fried food, music and more. WEBSITE

Sep 30th -- Limestone County Junior Rodeo 19 & Under at the Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo Arena (AL-99 on left past the Elm Street/New Cut Road intersection in Athens) with gates opening at 7:00AM, books open at 7:30AM, and rodeo starting at 8:45AM.  $5.00 gate fee per carload.  Age Group for Contest: 6&under $5.00 per class;  7-12 and 13-19 classes are $15.00 per class or $55.00 for spot in each class.  For information, send text to 256-318-3593




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