2016 Calendar of Events

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


FEBUARY
19–21 Vulcan Camporee
26–28 American Traditional Archery

MARCH
6 NICA Alabama Race #1:
The Feud at the Furnace
19–20 Trade Days
26 Chain Buster
12-hour Iron Maiden
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APRIL
1–3 Batson Blade Symposium
2 Iron Pour

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9 Civil War Living History
16–17 Trade Days
23 MDA Muscle Walk of Birmingham
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30 Tannehill Valley 5K

MAY
7 43rd Annual Southern Appalachain Dulcimer Festival

Festival Information

21–22 Trade Days

JUNE
3–5 Howard Hill Archery Southern Traditional Championship
4–5 Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
10–11 20th Annual Down Home Psaltery Festival
18–19 Trade Days

JULY
9 Antique Engine & Tractor Show
16–17 Trade Days

AUGUST
6 Ironworks Century
13 Baby Steps 5K
20–21 Trade Days
27 Volks Jam

SEPTEMBER
4 Iron Pour
5 25th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie
Eatin' Contest
10–11 Alabama Forge Council Conference
10 Iron Pour

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17–18 Trade Days
24 Heartland Cruisers Car Show

OCTOBER
8–9 Woodcarvers Show
15–16 Trade Days
29 25th Annual Halloween Fairyland

NOVEMBER
4–5 Dixie Division Military Show
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19–20 Trade Days

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. We have 350+ vendors to come and see. (March – November) rain or shine.

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 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. For more information about Christmas Village please visit our Learning Center Events.