LaFayette is going to be a very busy place throughout the month of October, as many big events will be taking place over the next several weeks. From festivals to charity events, locals will have plenty to do and the city will welcome hundreds of out-of-towners.
The month is already off to an exciting start as filming wrapped up today on the movie “White Water.” Scenes for the independent film were shot throughout the courthouse square and several area residents landed roles as extras.
This weekend features two notable events, both of which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4. The sixth annual Chambers County Outdoor and Wild Game Expo will take place at LaFayette Heights Baptist Church. It will take place from 9 am until 2 pm and is free to the public.
Also on Saturday, LaFayette High School will host their first annual Bulldog Alumni 5K Run/Walk. The event will raise funds for the school and will take place on the Hwy 50 bypass. Registration for the 5K is from 7 am to 8:30 Saturday.
The following weekend, LaFayette will play host to two of the area’s most popular events. For the third straight year, the Pat Garrett Rodeo and Chambers County Fair will join forces for three days of family fun and excitement from Oct. 10 to 12.
The 32 annual Pat Garrett Rodeo will kick the weekend off on Oct. 10 at 7 pm with an exciting night of action. The next morning, Oct. 11, the Chambers County Fair will kick off starting at 10 am. At 5 pm that day, the gates for the rodeo will open and second night action will begin at 7 pm.
The Fair will return to close the event on Oct. 12, operation from noon to 5 pm. Both events will be taking place at the Chambers County Agricultural Park, one of the premier open-air arenas in the southeast. Admission to the Fair is free and cost for the rodeo is $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 4-12. Kids three and under get in free.
On Wednesday, Oct. 15, Chambers County Farm-City Week events will begin with the annual Farm-City Kickoff Lunch. Farm-City Week events this year will include the Industry and Farm Tour on Oct. 31, Third Grade Farm Tours on Nov. 5-6, Family Day on the Farm on Nov. 15 and the Farm-City Banquet on Nov. 20. Several other Farm-City activities are planned as well throughout this month and next.
One of the most highly anticipated events of the fall in Chambers County will be taking place in LaFayette on Oct. 17 and 18 as the first ever multi-cultural Native American Pow Wow and Festival will be taking place at the Chambers County Agricultural Park.
The two-day event is a celebration of Native American culture featuring, demonstrations, music, educational events, arts and crafts, food and Native American dances.
The Festival will open first to area fourth grade students for field trips on Oct. 17 from 8 am until 2 pm. It will open to the general public later that day from 5:30 pm until 8. On Saturday, Oct. 18, the festival will open to everyone from 10 am until 5 pm.
Also taking place on Saturday, Oct. 18 is the Deztined Divaz’ Social Club’s fourth annual Pacing for a Cure Breast Cancer Walk. The walk will take place starting at 9:15 am around the courthouse square, and registration will begin at 8:15. Cost to register is $10 and proceeds from the event will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.
These are just a handful of activities taking place this month. High school football season is also in full swing and numerous other group happenings are scheduled in October. One thing’s for sure, thought, no one should be stuck at home as fall takes over the city.