45th Kolomoki Festival
Event Dates and Times
Oct 10th 9 am-4 pm
Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park
We will have Magic Marc, Wil(l) Squared, and Jeff Davis and the Tired Creek Band as performers. As well as other local performers such as A&A Dance and Big Wheelers Tractor parade.
There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle. All other activities are free. There will be craft vendors and food vendors as well to make purchases from.
Preparation for the annual event usually starts over shortly after the event is over; we are always looking for new ways to make it bigger and better.
More Info = gastateparks.org/kolomokimounds
Eufaula Indian Summer Festival
Event Dates and Times
Saturday, October 10th
For several decades Eufaula has hosted the annual Indian Summer Festival the second weekend in October. The event, sponsored by the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber, is expected to draw even bigger crowds this year. Two new additions are being added to this year’s line-up. The annual Pet Parade with proceeds to support the Barbour County Humane Society will start the day at 9:30. This year’s theme is “Star Wars Pets.” The street will still be lined with numerous arts and crafts vendors, kid’s activities and food vendors, along with the ALAGA Car Show taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10.
Taking center stage on Saturday afternoon, the festival will feature the Lake Eufaula Outdoor Expo, Bluff City Barbeque Challenge and live music in the Chamber’s side yard. The Expo is free of charge to the public and open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Expo will feature vendors, experts and outdoor enthusiasts promoting a variety of outdoor activities. Event organizers are recruiting those who hunt, fish, camp, kayak, bird, bike and more. An archery demonstration will take place around 3:00 p.m. The general public should be able to test their skills with contests that afternoon. The Chamber was awarded a tourism grant from the Alabama Tourism Department last year for this year’s event. Vendors are still being accepted. Contact the Chamber today to sign up and reserve your spot.
The Bluff City BBQ Challenge allows pit masters from around the area to go head-to-head and receive bragging rights on just who has the best barbecue on the bluff. The contest will feature all day cooking outside at the Chamber. Judging by a panel of local celebrities will take place at 6:00 p.m. The People’s Choice Champion will be decided by the public. Vendors are welcome to sell barbecue from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and votes will be collected. Live music provided by Trest Richarson and Brittany Avery will be available on the side porch from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Anyone interested in competing in the inaugural Bluff City BBQ Challenge can see a full list of rules and fill out an entry form at www.EufaulaChamber.com.
The Chamber acts as the primary source for promotion of tourism in Eufaula. Sallie Garrison, Executive Director, stated, “The Chamber is committed to promoting the exceptional resources of our community. By adding the Lake Eufaula Outdoor Expo, we feel it is a perfect match for combining our greatest assets with the activities people enjoy most about our community. The lake, the refuge, and the abundant hunting land all contribute to bringing folks here throughout the year. Showcasing them at the festival just makes sense.”
For more information on the Indian Summer Festival, visit www.EufaulaChamber.com or call 1-800-524-7529.
Barbara Mann: Transformation & Evolution
Event Dates and Times
The exhibition is on display in the Dove Gallery from July 17 through December 31, 2015.
Wiregrass Museum of Art and Conference Center
Barbara Mann has had over 35 years’ experience as a metal and jewelry artist. Her work represents highly rendered visions of movement within nature. Of her work, Mann says, “The objects that I make tell a story, relate a concept or record an observation. The subjects that interest me seem to remain constant: nature, science theories and discoveries, the beauty of form, materials and detail. The visual and physical elements in the immediate environment are starting points. The process of making an object is pure pleasure. I strive for excellent craftsmanship and the ability to distill a discovery of seeing or perceiving.”
She graduated from the University of Georgia with BFA and MFA degrees and has taught for many years as an adjunct instructor at UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art. She has also taught with the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy and in Costa Rica; through the UGA continuing Education program; and with Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. In addition, she has conducted numerous workshops throughout the Southeast.
Mann’s work is in many collections including The Mint Museum of Art, The Georgia Museum of Art, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and The Committee for the Olympic Development of Atlanta, and Nations Bank. Barbara is currently president of the Athens Metal Arts Guild.
Mann will also be hosting a Cuttlefish Casting Workshop on Saturday, October 17, 10am – 4pm. For more information on the casting worshop, click on this link to our website: http://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/cuttlefish-casting-workshop-with-metal-artist-barbara-mann/
Lara Kosolapoff-Wright, (334)-794-3871