Live bluegrass music, a fossils exhibit, antique cars, a helicopter, arts and crafts, shooting games, laser tag, pony rides, inflatables, fresh produce and lots of barbecue are just some of the reasons to attend the Old Seale County Courthouse Labor Day Fair on Monday.
The free annual event is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 91 Longview St. in Seale, Ala.
With Christmas coming up sooner than you think, numerous vendors will have a wide variety of items for purchase.
There is a chili cookoff and pie contest with cash prizes.
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The Dixieland Dulcimers, Blackberry Possum and East Wind Blue Grass Band will perform live.
But it is only one of several activities taking place this Labor Day weekend.
▪ The Headquarter Nissan and Big Dog Labor Day Classic 10K will be at 7:30 a.m. Monday in Columbus. Funds raised benefit MercyMed and all registrants will be entered into a drawing to win a new Nissan Titan.
The run will go south via Veterans Parkway from Headquarter Nissan on Whittlesey Road to Big Dog Running Company on Whittlesey Boulevard.
The race is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier.
There will be a block party after the run with a cookout and ice cream.
Registration begins Monday at 6 a.m. The cost of the race is $40 on race day and $30 in advance with advance registration ending Aug. 31.
People may register at Big Dog Running Company locations at Whittlesey Boulevard and Broadway or online at https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=23015#register.
For information, call 706-322-2786.
▪ This weekend at Callaway Gardens is a big one. It is time for the 19th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Friday night, the balloons will be inflated as live music is provided by Spencer Daniel and the Rogue Tones.
On Saturday and Sunday, visitors may take tethered balloon rides. Those rides will be from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost for a ride is $10 for an adult and $5 for a child.
There will a lot of activities taking place over the Labor Day weekend at Callaway, including Birds of Prey Shows, a classic car show, screening of the animated feature “Up,” a disc dog demonstration, a performance by the Caribbean Dance Troupe and a performance by the Moody Band.
There is the usual swimming, miniature golf, rock climbing wall, table tennis and shuffleboard.
Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-12 years of age.
Admission on Friday and Monday is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. Admission for seniors is $15 on Friday and Monday and $25 on Saturday and Sunday.