2015 Calendar of Events

Trade Days are held on the third Saturday and following Sunday of each month, March-November.


FEBUARY
20–22 Vulcan Camporee
27–28 American Traditional Archery

MARCH
1 American Traditional Archery
7 Civil War Living History
7 Iron Pour
14 Tannehill Valley 5K
21–22 Trade Days
28 Chain Buster
12-hour Iron Maiden

APRIL
10–12 Batson Blade Symposium
11 Iron Pour
18-19 Trade Days
25 Trout Tournament

MAY
2 42nd Annual Southern Appalachain Dulcimer Festival
2 Iron Pour
16–17 Trade Days

JUNE
5–7 Howard Hill Archery Southern Traditional Championship
6–7 Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
12–13 19th Annual Down Home Psaltery Festival
20–21 Trade Days

JULY
11 Antique Engine & Tractor Show
18–19 Trade Days

AUGUST
15–16 Trade Days
22 Baby Steps 5K
29 Volks Jam

Volks Jam Website.


SEPTEMBER
6 Iron Pour
7 24th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie
Eatin' Contest
12–13 Alabama Forge Council Conference
12 Iron Pour
19–20 Trade Days
26 Car Show

OCTOBER
10 Iron Pour
10–11 Woodcarvers Show
17–18 Trade Days
31 24th Annual Halloween Fairyland

NOVEMBER
6–7 Dixie Division Military Show
21–22 Trade Days
27–29 Crafter's Open House

Events at Tannehill

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Trade Days at Tannehill

It is difficult to take in all of Tannehill in one visit. Come again and come often to enjoy the special appeal of each season. Campground accommodations, both primitive and improved, are plentiful.


The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. A monthly Campers’ Supper is held the Thursday before Trade Days (March – November) rain or shine. Each month features a speaker and everyone is welcomed. No charge, no reservations needed, bring a “covered dish” to share. You do not have to be a registered camper or Trade Days vendor to attend. Simple fun for all ages.

Trade Days Vendor Information


Dulcimer Festival
Dulcimer Festival

Other events include a Dulcimer festival, Civil War reenactment, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry show, Woodcarvers show, Educational programs for school children, a Labor Day celebration, Halloween festival, Christmas activities and many other events throughout the year.


The annual dulcimer festival features dulcimer craftsman and musicians from across the country. The festival features a dulcimer making class and beginning and intermediate dulcimer playing classes in the morning before the official stage festival in the afternoon. The festival is great fun for everyone, especially anyone who plays an acoustic stringed instrument and enjoys traditional music. Handcrafted dulcimers, instruction books, dulcimer CDs and cassettes are available for purchase.



Rock & Gem Show
Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

The first weekend in June is the traditional meeting time for our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. This outdoor show is known throughout the Southeast as both a fun and a friendly show. The show is sponsored by Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society with demos, exhibits, children's activities, and door prizes. Various geology—and jewelry—related groups have booths at the show. The show will showcase and sell gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry. This event is also great fun for kids. They can begin a gem or rock collection that may develop into a fun hobby to be enjoyed for a lifetime. There is no additional entrance fee for the show.


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Labor Day Celebration

On Labor Day you can participate in Alabama’s largest moon pie eating contest and compete for prize money in both children and adult categories. Across the park, the United Mine Workers hold their annual Birmingham District Labor Day celebration. There’s also plenty of good BBQ and some “picking and singing” too.




Woodcarvers Show
Tannehill Woodcarvers Show

The Tannehill Woodcarvers Club sponsors a woodcarving show and sale each October in the park at the Cane Creek Schoolhouse. The show is culminated with a drawing for a Christmas Tree decorated with all hand carved ornaments donated by the members. The Tannehill Woodcarvers Club was chartered in 1985 for the purpose of promoting the art of wood carving, to acquaint the general public with sculpturing in wood and to bring back and preserve the almost lost art of woodcarving.


Halloween Festival
Halloween Festival

The Tannehill Halloween Festival, a non-scary fun-filled holiday event focused on the campgrounds, annually attracts over 6,000 visitors, most of them children. Begun in 1992, the Halloween event features park-sponsored programs during the afternoon and traditional Halloween candy "trick or treat" stops at more than 200 campsites during the evening. Park events include moonwalks, face painting, balloon animals, a bungee jump, along with a train rides for a small additional charge. A special tradition is the festival’s annual Halloween Festival T-shirt. Campground site decorations and lights are extensive, creative and surreal.


Christmas at Tannehill
Christmas at Tannehill

The Crafter’s Open House is Nov. 28th–Nov. 30th. This is the end of the season for our resident crafters and offers refreshments and handmade items.


The Christmas Candlelight Tour is scheduled for December 5th and 6th. It offers a holiday presentation of historical events based during the Civil War Era.


The Christmas Village is Wednesday – Friday the first two weeks of December. It offers a day in the life of a family during the Civil War Era. It caters to school children on field trips.