Upcoming Events:

*Collinsville Mule Day
September 3

*Boom Days September 15

*DeKalb County Agricultural Fair
September 24-29

*Little River Canyon Half Marathon
October 6

*Mentone Colorfest
October 20 - 21

*Spookapalooza October 26-28

*Turkey Trot
November 17

*Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day
December 7




 
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Events along the Lookout Mountain Parkway

 2018 Calendar of Events

August 14 Knot Class & Application Introduction and instruction to essential knots and their application for camping, rappelling, rock climbing, outdoor survival, and other applications.  1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 14 Taco Tuesday MiCasita Live music and Tacos. 11 am to 9 pm

August 14 Motown in the Courtyard Come out as we celebrate the songs of the motown sound. Your favorite local performers playing some of your favorite songs of soul. Come early, stay late. Note: Time slots have changed. Courtyard Concerts takes place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Featuring local, regional, and special guest artists. Admission is free. Cash bar. Gates open at 5:30pm, show begins at 6pm.

August 15 Job Fair The Career Center is hosting a job fair. 9 a.m. to Noon

August 15 Rescue Rappelling Class 8-10 hour class  This class reviews advanced rappelling then teaches you rescue rappelling. Learn rescue rigging, rescue hauls, rescue rappel devices, rescue knots, safety procedures and protocols, rescue gear, and emergency belaying.  9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Meet at T.A.S. Training Center $179/person 

August 15 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m.  256-997-9577  

August 16 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 16 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

August 16 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing at night. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577

August 17 – 18 Estate Sale Estate sale hosted by Myrtle Jane’s with lots of vintage and household items including: antiques, glassware, pottery, sewing notions, furniture, books, records, and much more. Sale is a 2 day sale on Friday August 17th and Saturday August 18th from 9-5.

August 17 – 19 Boating at the Falls with One World Adventure  The Boat Shack will be open to welcome you! Rent sit-on-top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful flatwater paddle on Little River overlooking beautiful DeSoto Falls! Can paddle around 4 miles round trip. Perfect for individuals or groups. Life vests & paddles are provided.
Boat Shack Hours: Friday 10-4, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-4.  Location: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. DeSoto Falls Picnic Area, 7 miles from the main park area of DeSoto State Park. 3 hour rental - $30 kayak (single) or $45 tandem kayak or canoe (double) Walks ups are welcome but reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370

August 17 YES, I CAN! Canning Fruits & Vegetables Workshop Learn all about home canning. This is a “hands on” workshop and at the end of the day you will leave with two jars of finished product, recipes, confidence and knowledge of how to can at home. You may recall Mary Alice from Mama’s Craft and Rock Shop in Cloudland, GA. Bring a paring knife and a brown bag lunch.  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park; $20 per person. Workshop is limited to 10, so pre-registration is required. 256-997-5025

August 17 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

August 17 Live Music & Supper Live Music from Matthew Oneal and great food at the Red Rooster Café.  Enjoy a surf and turf dinner with salad and baked potato only $8.99 Collinsville 5 pm to 8 pm

August 17 Meet & Greet Meet and Greet with Alabama Association of Rescue Squads and Desoto Rescue Squad. Snacks and drinks. Mentone Community Church. 5 pm to 7 pm

August 17 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577

August 17 Campfire Talk: Crayfish of Alabama Join us for fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors! Campfire Talks are a series of educational & entertaining programs located in the great outdoors. Campfire programs are held many Friday & Saturday evening (May –October) in DeSoto State Park. Alabama leads the nation in crayfish species; get to know some of them! When it comes to freshwater aquatic species of mussels, snails, crayfish, fish and amphibians, the state of Alabama is the nation's leader in biodiversity. Of the roughly 400 known species of crayfish, at least 97 of them can be found in Alabama. Join Jacksonville State University’s Dr. Sarah Wofford to discover some facts about these fascinating creatures!  Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. 8 pm to 9 pm DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Campfire Ring in the Improved campground, next to campsite 93. Gate will open 30 minutes before program starts. (Held in nature center in case of inclement weather) Free to the Public; Great for all ages! For details, 256.997.5025

August 18 Yoga on the Mountain Start your morning off right with Dee Brown. Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at DeSoto State Park. Cost is $5. To register contact 256-634-8370  

August 18 2018 Scholarship Tournament The Rainsville Chamber is hosting their 6th annual scholarship Tournament The cost is $150 per team or $50 per player. Player package includes entry fee, cart, 18 holes of golf, custom event t-shirt and cap plus other gifts. Breakfast and lunch are also provided.  8 a.m. shotgun start. Sign-in/registration starts at 7 a.m. The format will be a 3-person scramble with 2 flights. Contests will be held on several holes. Compete for a $1,000 hole-in one prize plus nice prizes for closest-to-the pin and longest-drive on select holes.  256-638-7800

August 18  RTI Charity Mud Volleyball Tournament *Proceeds will go to Toys for Tots and Youth Diabetes* Cost is $10 per person Minimum of 6 Person Team – Minimum of two (2) females on court at all times. Maximum of 10 members per team All players must be 16 or older to participate. (Rally Scoring to 15 pts. – Double Elimination). ALL team members must be present and signed in by 8:45 am. Anyone arriving after sign in and the tournament begins will not be allowed to participate. Captains are required to attend the Captain meeting at 8:45 before the tournament starts. Registration after deadline and day of event will be $15 per person. Make checks payable to RTI - Mud Volleyball. Mail-In Registration should be no later than Mon., Aug 6th.    9a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 18 Serious Skills Series: YES, I CAN! Pressure Canning Class Hosted by DeSoto State Park. The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests and park visitors.  We are offering this class to participants that attended the canning workshops held in DSP this year, as well as folks that already have experience (prerequisite: hot water bath canning) We will be canning meat as well as soup. Taught by Mary Alice Stout. Bring a paring knife and a brown bag lunch. $20 per person. Workshop is limited to 7 participants, so pre-registration is required. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 256-997-5025

August 18 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m.  256-997-9577  

August 18 Basic Pine Needle Basketry Class Learn the basics of pine needle basket coiling, an old craft with a long history. Join artist Brittney Hughes to learn the basic steps to making a coiled basket from longleaf pine needles. Each participant will learn the basic skills of pine needle basketry and take home their very own creation (or the start of one). The art of coiling baskets is universally common to indigenous peoples. Coiling is the technique of creating baskets and art from pine needles and was a part of pre-Columbian Native American crafts. Today, pine needle baskets and art are made primarily for decorative purposes. All materials (pine needles, thread, sewing needle, and small center for basket) will be furnished. Class is for ages 10 to adult.  JSU’s Little River Canyon Center; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $25 supply fee. Pre-registration required; class number is limited to 10. For details or to pre-register, call 256.997.5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov

August 18 Rappelling Certification Class This class covers rappelling basics indoor and basics outdoor.  The basics indoor class teaches you about rappelling safety/rappelling gear and its application, rappelling knots and application, and rigging points needed for rappelling. The basics outdoor class reviews safety procedures, knots, gear, and rigging points; then you learn how to safely rappel and do several rappels before returning to the office for the rappelling test and knot exam. Meet at T.A.S. Training Center $165/person  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577 

August 18 Sand Mountain Lulapalooza Sale 8 LuLaRoe Retailers in one place with full inventory!
Some of our amazing friends will be there as well with their wonderful products, including Color Street, Plunder Jewelry, Dandelion Wishes, Scentsy and much more. North Alabama Agri-Business Center has a great snack bar in house for everyone that would love to grab them a bite to eat while they shop! Please come out and join in and have an amazing time!!!
Agri Business Center 12 pm to 5 pm

August 18 Tasting Tea and Tablescape In celebration of Alabama's 200th birthday, civic organizations across the county are coming together to highlight Alabama history and offer beautifully decorated tables with homemade delectable tidbits and their recipes.  Tickets are $10 For ticket information, visit the Dekalb County Public Library.
This event is hosted by the Friends of the Dekalb County Library.

August 18 Third Saturday Sunset Cruise – In A family fun event featuring a cruise-in, children activities, food, art show, and live entertainment!  Gault Avenue in Downtown Fort Payne is closed from 1st-5th street for the event. A car cruise-in, music and other entertainment will take place throughout the event as well.  5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact: Amelia- 256-996-3857 or Terry- 256-996-2668

August 18 Date Night Tours Each tour will be a Feed Tour, and starts at 5:30pm.  Each person will also receive a Tigers For Tomorrow t-shirt! Donation $100.00 per couple each tour, all funds will go towards our Tigers in Guatemala!  Limited to 25 couples each night. 256-524-4150

August 20 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 12 p.m. 2 p.m.  256-997-9577  

August 20 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

August 20 Wild Cave Tour  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 22 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure10 a.m.  256-997-9577  

August 22 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  256-997-9577

August 23 Rock Climbing Adventure Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 23 Women in Business Heritage Wire Harness proudly presents the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon on August 23rd.  We will recognize the following distinguished women in business:
Dana Grimes Brewis - Woman in Community Leadership Brandi Lyles - Woman in Management Dr. Aimee Skelton - Woman Owned Business Join us for a fashion show with featured clothing from our Chamber Member boutiques and retail stores. Tables will be decorated by our local Chamber Member businesses with lunch provided and gifts for those attending. Our emcee for the luncheon will be John T. Davis, so bring your giggle box with you. Thank you for your support of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our Women in Business with you. See you on August 23rd! 256-845-2741

August 23 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

August 24 - 26 Boating at the Falls with One World Adventure  The Boat Shack will be open to welcome you! Rent sit-on-top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful flatwater paddle on Little River overlooking beautiful DeSoto Falls! Can paddle around 4 miles round trip. Perfect for individuals or groups. Life vests & paddles are provided.
Boat Shack Hours: Friday 10-4, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-4.  Location: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. DeSoto Falls Picnic Area, 7 miles from the main park area of DeSoto State Park. 3 hour rental - $30 kayak (single) or $45 tandem kayak or canoe (double) Walks ups are welcome but reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370

August 24 Bouldering Adventure – Atop Lookout Mountain Come experience first-hand what bouldering is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. No prior climbing or bouldering experience is needed.  Meet at True Adventure Sports. 2 pm to 6 pm 256-997-9577

August 24 Wild Cave Tour  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 24 The Protest Live The Protest (Rockfest Records)The Persuaded (Rockfest Records) A World Turned Black (Debut Show) Live at the Dekalb Theater 306 Gault Ave N, Fort Payne, AL 35967  Doors 7 pm Show 8 pm $5 ATD

August 24 Jason Crabb in Concert Tickets $20.00 VIP Tickets $35.00 VIP ...... Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm General Admission............6:00 pm Barn at the Blue Pond

August 25 Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Show At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Association 256-638-1650

August 25 Fyffe UFO Day Hot Air Balloon Rides showcase this unique family outing! Arts and crafts, children’s games, food vendors, antique tractors, live entertainment, street dance and much more make this event fun for the whole family. 256-623-2222

August 25 Plant Discovery Walk Join Robert Wilson for a short nature hike around the boardwalk area identifying some common plants. This is a short basic plant identification class with some basic info about medicinal, edible, and utilitarian uses. It is suggested to bring a camera and note book. Meet in DeSoto State Park Country Store & Information Center 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free, & open to everyone. 256-997-5025

August 25 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 25 Smoking for a Reason BBQ Competition and Car Show This is the second year for the Smoking for a Reason BBQ Competition. This is to help raise money for Ider Special Needs class. This year there will also be a car show!! VFW Fairgrounds 10 am to 4 pm For more I'm formation call Durell Owens at 256 717 5626

August 25 Jeff & Sheri Easter You're invited to a spectacular night of gospel music! Tickets are $15 and available at Black's Tire in Rainsville, Alabama & Rogers Pawn, Music & Jewelry in Fort Payne-Main Street Alabama. 6 pm to 8 pm For more information call 256-845-4115 or 256-657-3817.

August 25 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, and a whole lot of required working together.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 27 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 27 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

August 28 Afternoon Rock Climb Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about in the afternoon with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed. TAS   2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 29 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 29 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

August 30 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577

August 31 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m.  256-997-9577  

August 31 Date Night Tours Each tour will be a Feed Tour, and starts at 5:30pm.  Each person will also receive a Tigers For Tomorrow t-shirt! Donation $100.00 per couple each tour, all funds will go towards our Tigers in Guatemala!  Limited to 25 couples each night. 256-524-4150

 

SEPTEMBER

September 1 Yoga on the Mountain 
Start your morning off right with Dee Brown. Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at DeSoto State Park. Cost is $5. To register contact 256-634-8370  

September 1 Blow An Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   9 a.m. to 2 p.m.    Orbix Hot Glass.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

September 1 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 1 Summer Music Series  Pierce Pettis plays on the outdoor stage on the lawn of the Mentone Inn as part of the Little River Arts Council's Summer Music Series, family-friendly and FREE. Held at the Mentone Inn Pavilion.  7 pm to 10 pm

September 1 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, and a whole lot of required working together.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 3 2nd Annual Collinsville Mule Days Bar C Farms will host the first annual Collinsville Mule Day.  Activities will be held in and around Collinsville Trade Day and Bar C Farms.  Children 5 years old and younger are admitted free.  The day’s festivities will start with a parade at 9:30 A.M. that will come through the town of Collinsville and end at Bar C Farms. Bring your own horse and participate in some of our fun events and our trail competition! We will have concession stands, a tack trailer, pony rides, games, and much more for the whole family to enjoy! And what is Mule Day without the mules? We will have a working mule competition! For more information or if you’re interesting in becoming a vendor call Sarah Bangs or Jonathan Chastain at 256-499-5730 or 706-669-7377

September 3 Afternoon Rock Climb Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about in the afternoon with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed. TAS   2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 5 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 5 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 6 Bouldering Adventure – Atop Lookout Mountain Come experience first-hand what bouldering is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. No prior climbing or bouldering experience is needed.  Meet at True Adventure Sports. 10 a.m. 256-997-9577

September 6 GPS Basic Training and Navigation Class Part 1 Learn how to use a map, compass, and a handheld GPS. Learn basic navigation and how to pinpoint a location for quick return, or quick rescue. Also learn how to search by waypoints or coordinates. True Adventure Sports    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577

September 6 Art in the Alley Downtown Fort Payne  Bring your friends and let's have some fun! Join us after work for Art in the Alley, and enjoy local food, music, and art in Fort Payne’s Entertainment District - and Boom Town Makers Market. Look for the festival lights in the Alley behind the theater; visit Boom Town Makers Market for our Spring 2018 Art Opening.  5 pm to 8 pm

September 7 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m.  256-997-9577  

September 7 Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 7 Sculpt Your Own Flower Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass?  It’s all about hands on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. There is a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5 in each class.  1 p.m.  Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

September 7  GPS Basics Training and Navigation Class Part 2 You will learn to find a beacon placed in the woods as a SAR attempt while knowing your position, and the position of your teammates. True Adventure Sports 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  256-997-9577

September 8 Plant Identification Walk Forest Discover Walk was one of my first classes I did for Desoto State Park back in 2014, it has been an ever evolving class with new plants and information. These walks are what it says, a discovery of all the great plants that are in your State Park and their potential uses.  Over the years my walks have always lasted one to two hours, usually the later. I know everyone needs a schedule but let me just say we will start on time but we will walk as long as there is interest, something to talk about, and nature lets us. Even though this is a “Plant” Discover Walk, it may not be limited to just plants. In truth this is a discover walk of all things and given enough time and distance walked; who knows what we will find or see.  256-997-5025

September 8 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 8 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 10 Mountain Bike Tour This tour explores some beautiful trails and paths atop Lookout Mountain or Sand Mountain. Come have an enjoyable ride without the fear of getting lost. This three hour tour includes a mountain bike rental, instruction, and a guide for safety, direction, and information. True Adventure Sports 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577   

September 11 – 13 High Adventure Trip This is a 3 day adventure including a Wild Cave Tour, Rock Climbing, An Extreme Night Hike and end with a relaxing canoe trip.  Price includes all activities, attractions, permits, fees, gear, and guides. 10 a.m. 256-997-9577

September 11 Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure All our zip lines and sky swings are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before adventure.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 13 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 14 Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure All our zip lines and sky swings are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before adventure.  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 14 – 15 Fall Vintage Pickin Barn Sale Shop from some of the best vendors from around the South! Vintage marketplace featuring: Farmhouse • Primitives • Rustic Junk • Industrial •Shabby & French Country • Repurposed goods and more. There will be live music and local food vendors! Priority Pickin' Passes for both days are $15 for private 3-hour shopping day of the event from 9 a.m. to Noon. General admission tickets are $6 per day and sale runs from noon to 5 p.m.

September 14 -15 Boom Days 2018 Boom Days in Fort Payne,AL Jake Castro is a guitar phenom from Palmetto, Florida who has been lighting up the stage all over the country. He has shared the bill with the likes of Rick Derringer, Kansas, Alabama, The Guess Who, Bertie Higgins, Neal McCoy and a host of others. Jake’s band is multi-genre and plays blues, latin rock, original music and classic rock including Chuck Berry, The Ventures, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Santana and many more. After 10 years of performing professionally, teen recording artist Jake Castro... Also appearing is Hotel California A Salute to the Eagles. Boom Days is a free festival located in beautiful Fort Payne,AL. This is an event you won't want to miss!

September 15 Boom Days 5K/Fun Run by Three Arts Club Come enjoy a Saturday filled with fun. We will be hosting our annual 5K walk/run and a fun run for the kids! The course is through the City of Fort Payne and down several side streets. Your family can cheer you on and then enjoy our annual Boom Days celebration with various art vendors, entertainment, food and lots of fun for the kids. Prizes will be awarded to the overall 5k winners.  Our 5k will begin at 8 am with the fun run immediately following. Register online now at:https://racesonline.com/events/fort-payne-three-arts-club-boom-days-5k 
Groups of 10 or more? Send us a message to receive a discount code!

September 15 Fall Show & Futurity Classes MidSouth Paint Horse Club is hosting a Fall & Futurity Show. Held at Northeast Alabama Agri Business Center at 1571 McCurdy Ave. N, Rainsville. The event will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. 256-638-1650

September 15 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 15 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 15 Third Saturday Sunset Cruise – In A family fun event featuring a cruise-in, children activities, food, art show, and live entertainment!  Gault Avenue in Downtown Fort Payne is closed from 1st-5th street for the event. A car cruise-in, music and other entertainment will take place throughout the event as well.  5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact: Amelia- 256-996-3857 or Terry- 256-996-2668

September 15 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing at night. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577

September 15 – 16 Guided Backpacking Trip: Overnight Survival Learn the basic survival skills needed to survival in the wilderness (don’t worry, this trip you will have your backpacking gear to fall back on!)  Discover important skills related to survival to include shelter building, water pasteurization, core temperature control, rescue, medicinal and edible plants, and other skills you need to know to help you survive in the woods. Skills everyone should have, sign up for this fun trip soon! Hiking is moderate, about a mile one-way to a backpacking campsite in DeSoto State Park. Check in 8 AM that day, Check out 12 the following day: DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama. Meet at DeSoto’s Nature Center, next to the Country Store on County Road 89.  $75 per person – includes all equipment. You will need to provide your food. If you want to register as a family call for special prices. Discounts if you have your own backpacking equipment. Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited. Have questions? Call 209-559-0040 or Email Robert Wilson (seven Pines Survival) for more details: sps@sevenpinessurvival.com 

September 17 Rock Climbing Adventure Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 18 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 18 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, and a whole lot of required working together.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 19 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 20 Extreme Maze Hike This day adventure is intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of teamwork. We will travel through dark mazes and experience beautiful overlooks and rock formations to Experience God’s creation while growing as a team. Headlamp and guide(s) included. (Private groups are subject to a 7-person minimum) Meet at True Adventure Sports$29.50/person Hike – 10 a.m. – 1:30pm 256-997-9577

September 20 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 21 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery at Orbix Hot Glass.  Reservations Required $145 per person. Noon to 4 p.m.  256-523-3188

September 21 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 21 DeSoto State Park Campfire Talks: A World in Miniature: Lichens Join us for a fun campfire talk in the great outdoors! Campfire Talks are a series of educational & entertaining programs located in the great outdoors. Lichens cover 6% of the earth’s surface and there are around 20,000 known species. They are capable of growing on any surface that is stable and sufficiently well-lit to allow photosynthesis; they grow on rocks, tree bark, branches, on top of other lichens and mosses and also on the soil surface. Lichens are found on every continent on earth, including Antarctica. Join lepidopterist and photographer, Vitaly Charny, naturalist and co-author of 'Butterflies of Alabama' to learn about the many species of lichens that can be found in Alabama. Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Campfire Ring in the Improved campground, next to campsite 93. Gate will open 30 minutes before program starts. (held in nature center in case of inclement weather) Free to the Public; Great for all ages! For details, 256-997-5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov

September 21 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577

September 22 Soarin’ With the Eagles 5K and Fun Run Hosted by Cornerstone Christian Academy. Dekalb Lake in Sylvania 8 a.m.

September 22 Sculpt Your Own Flower Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass?  It’s all about hands on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. There is a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5 in each class.  1 p.m.  Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

September 22 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 22 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 22 Campfire Talks: Butterflies of Alabama Join us for a fun campfire talk in the great outdoors! Campfire Talks are a series of educational & entertaining programs located in the great outdoors. Campfire programs are held many Friday & Saturday evening (May –October) in DeSoto State Park.  Join lepidopterist and photographer, Vitaly Charny, co-author of 'Butterflies of Alabama' to learn about the many species of butterflies in the great state of Alabama. Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Campfire Ring in the Improved campground, next to campsite 93. Gate will open 30 minutes before program starts. (Held in nature center in case of inclement weather) Free to the Public; Great for all ages! For details, 256.997.5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov

September 24 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 24 – 29 DeKalb County VFW Agricultural Fair Rides on the midway, great food, live entertainment, livestock exhibits, agricultural displays, awards, and so much more. Held at the VFW Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m. 256-845-4752

September 25 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 25 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing at night. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577

September 26 Celestial Navigation This two-hour class is a basic introduction to navigation by the stars. Learn how to navigate without the use of a compass or GPS with the same rules used for almost six thousand years. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577 

September 27 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 27  Wild Cave Tour  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 28 Sculpt Your Own Flower Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass?  It’s all about hands on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. There is a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5 in each class.  1 p.m.  Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

September 28 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577

September 29 Cruisin’ For The Kids It will be a poker run with stops at local scenic destinations. Proceddes go to the Children’s Advocacy Center. 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. kickstand up., $20 per bike $5 for passengers. Food available at the end of ride. Everyone is welcome, Event is not only for bike riders. Ride Starts at the the CAC Center at 104 Alabama Ave in Fort Payne.  Come out and support our local CAC. No alcohol  please. If you need any more information contact the CAC or Capt. Morgan 256-630-3072

September 29 Alabama Stock Dog Association Come join us for a good time working dogs. Any breed is welcome. Please notify if you are going to try to attend. We will have stock to work and different areas to work in. Small pen to pasture To be held at 4 pm Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center 256-638-1650

September 29 Plant Discovery Walk Join Robert Wilson for a short nature hike around the boardwalk area identifying some common plants. This is a short basic plant identification class with some basic info about medicinal, edible, and utilitarian uses. It is suggested to bring a camera and note book. Meet in DeSoto State Park Country Store & Information Center 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free, & open to everyone. 256-997-5025

September 29 Down on the Farm Opens!

September 29 Mountain Bike Tour This tour explores some beautiful trails and paths atop Lookout Mountain or Sand Mountain. Come have an enjoyable ride without the fear of getting lost. This three hour tour includes a mountain bike rental, instruction, and a guide for safety, direction, and information. True Adventure Sports 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577   

September 29 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 30 Plant Discovery Walk Join Robert Wilson for a short nature hike around the boardwalk area identifying some common plants. This is a short basic plant identification class with some basic info about medicinal, edible, and utilitarian uses. It is suggested to bring a camera and note book. Meet in DeSoto State Park Country Store & Information Center 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free, & open to everyone. 256-997-5025