Sat, Sep 16|
Fort Payne Boom Days Heritage Celebration is a much bigger event than most bringing in tourists from all over the region. It’s a significant cultural event for our city celebrating Fort Payne’s unique beginnings nearly 130 years ago.
Time & Location
Sep 16, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Fort Payne, 324 Gault Ave N, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
About the Event
Boom Days was the North Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association’s Event of the Year in 2012 and in 2015 Boom Days was deemed the highest honor of becoming the state of Alabama’s Event of the year. Boom Days Heritage Celebration honors Fort Payne’s rich cultural past with events that tie the history to the present, great historical artifacts and clothing at the Fort Payne Depot Museum, a miniatures railroad system in the original office of the Coal and Iron Company, and music covering all musical genres. City Park, once the front yard of the DeKalb Hotel with its 1889 Ginkgo trees, is filled with some of the finest arts and craftsmen in the region. There is a children’s area, artist demonstrations, a wine tasting, and you might find the Mayor and First Lady of Fort Payne dressed up in period clothing of the Boom Days era. Boom Days begins on the third Friday of September each year and runs through Saturday ending with musical acts at the Rotary Pavilion.