Planned Your Labor Day Weekend Yet?

Labor Day weekend is almost upon us. Here are some fun things to do in the Huntsville area. Sept. 2-5, Luverne: World's Largest Peanut Boil Festival In addition to the 17 tons of cooked peanuts, sample arts, crafts, children's activities and more. Admission charged; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Details: 334-335-4468. Sept. 2-3, Pinson: Alabama Butterbean Festival Besides honoring the humble butterbean, this event includes a cornbread cooking contest, arts and crafts, food, greased pig contest, tail-waggin' dog contest and Mr. and Miss Butterbean. Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; free. Details: 205-572-2041, Sept. 3, Guntersville: 41st Annual St. William Seafood Festival This popular seafood festival includes Creole-style gumbo, Cajun boiled shrimp, fresh crawfish, catfish and barbecue from 10:30 a.m. until it's all sold out. Details: 256-455-4133, Sept. 3, Montevallo: Cars by the Creek and Catfish Rodeo Prizes go to the top cars and the child who catches the most fish. Call 205-665-1519. Sept. 3-4, Decatur: Battle for Decatur Civil War re-enactors fight it out in mock battles each day at 2 p.m. Camps are also open for viewing. Admission's free; 800-524-6181, Sept. 4, Alexander City: Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert Blues Traveler will perform in an evening concert on Lake Martin. Details: 256-212-1479, Sept. 4, Guntersville: Labor Day Dog Show Categories include biggest, smallest, best dressed, most talented, fluffiest, youngest and oldest. Sign up at the nature center inside the main campground by 12:30 p.m.; the show starts at 1. Details: 256-571-5445, Sept. 4, Scottsboro: First Monday Arts Sunday Artists and craftsmen show off their works of art in this juried show. Children's activities, music and food vendors are also included in the event, held in conjunction with the First Monday flea market around the Jackson County Courthouse Square. Call 256-259-1056. Sept. 4-5, Crane Hill: Sweet Tater Festival The annual event in Dowling Memorial Park features great arts and crafts, door prizes, a flea market, rides, games and entertainment Sunday and Monday; 256-531-7916, Sept. 5, Ider: Ider Mule Days A tradition for more than 100 years, with mules, horses and carriages, plus antique cars, arts and more. Details: 256-675-4184, Sept. 5, McCalla: Labor Day Celebration & Moon Pie Eatin' Contest Spend time at the Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park for a festival with crafts, music, barbecue and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details: 205-477-5711, Sept. 5, Montgomery: Labor Day at Old Alabama Town Return to the days before Labor Day was established in 1894 to see how early Americans lived in 19th century Alabama. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 334-240-4500, Sept. 5, Section: Annual Section Labor Day Festival An all-day musical festival with gospel, bluegrass, country, rock and more, plus volleyball and homemade ice cream. Call 256-228-3414. Sept. 5, Tuscumbia: Coon Dog Cemetery Labor Day Celebration More than 200 coon dogs are buried at the Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery, the only one of its kind in the world. Each year on Labor Day, "faithful friends" are remembered, their graves decorated, and tall tales are swapped in the "liars contest." Visitors can enjoy bluegrass music and hickory-smoked barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. Details: 256-383-0783,, Sept. 5, Tuscumbia: 90th Shoals Area Labor Day Celebration A parade through downtown Tuscumbia will open the day's festivities at 9 a.m., followed by music and a beauty pageant. Call 256-383-0783. . Having lived in the Huntsville AL area for most of his life, Mike Manosky understands exactly what makes this community special.  In fact, those who know him well will tell you he carries the same traditional values and focus on the future as Huntsville.  Mike brings with him a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a Huntsville AL home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why his clients benefit from his unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future - Mike Manosky will help make the most of your Huntsville AL real estate experience. Give him a call today, 256-508-0211 Direct or 800-803-0053 Toll Free, and discover the difference he can make during your family's move.

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