Annual Events

A variety of fun and family friendly events attract crowds in Southeast Alabama

Kiwanis Covington County Fair

The Kiwanis Covington County Fair is sponsored by the Kiwanis Covington County Fair Association Inc. and co-sponsored by the Agriculture Center Board/Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Scarecrows in the Park

Scarecrows line the walking trails of Frank Jackson State Park during the months of October and November. The decorations and scarecrow scenes are created and donated by various individuals, businesses and school groups.

World Championship Domino Tournament

The Championship is always held the second weekend of July, with more than 300 people participating.

National Peanut Festival

Houston County hosts the nation’s largest peanut festival in Dothan, bringing thousands to the Wiregrass each year.

Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo

A fun-filled, family friendly weekend held every March with snake shows, arts and crafts, and good food.

Crawdad & Music Festival

Grab a chair and listen to the sounds of wonderful music while biting into savory delights! This is a family-friendly, annual event held in downtown Ozark, AL each April.

Claybank Jamboree Arts & Crafts Festival

On the first Saturday in October, is a day filled with arts and crafts, food, children's amusements and live music. The event is held every October in downtown Ozark, AL.

Spotlight on Business Trade Show

  • Host: Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Where: Dothan Civic Center, 126 N. St. Andrews St.
  • When: February
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The area’s largest trade show provides the opportunity for the public to see what over 90 area businesses are offering and meet new businesses.

Spring Farm Day

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: March
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Turn back the clock over 100 years and experience living history demonstrations of blacksmithing, plowing with mules, quilting and other traditional springtime farm activities. Entertainment will include traditional music. New this year! chuckwagon and dutch oven demos, an expanded Kids Zone with a petting zoo, reopening of the Alabama Agricultural Museum and more. Co-hosted by Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Agricultural Museum.

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Foster Fest – Street Festival and Car Show

  • Host: Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority
  • Where: Foster Street in Downtown Dothan
  • When: First Friday in March – October
  • Time: 6-10 p.m.
  • Foster Fest is the 1st Friday March to October and is always a free downtown event, bringing live music, local street vendors, cars, bikes and jeeps and the spirit of the Wiregrass to your downtown nights.

Touch A Truck

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: May
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

A truly unique event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of heavy equipment, trucks and machinery while also meeting the people who build, protect and serve our community. Parent supervision is required and cameras are highly recommended.

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Music by Moonlight

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: June and July
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.

Annual concert series held on the park’s Gazebo Lawn. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars. No pets or alcohol, please. The Martin Drugstore and Shelley General Store will be open selling ice cream and drinks.

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Watermelon Harvest and Sampling

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: July
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The event offers visitors the opportunity to sample several different varieties of watermelons grown at park.

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Yard Party For Art

  • Host: Wiregrass Museum of Art & Conference Center, 126 Museum Ave., Dothan, AL
  • When: August
  • Time: 6-11 p.m.

A one-night music and art festival held on the lawn of the museum on. Yard Party for Art celebrates the museum’s mission to inspire lifelong learning through visual art in the Wiregrass region and creates a platform for southeastern artists and musicians.

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Low Country Boil and Auction

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: September
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.

A great way to end the summer with plenty of music, food and fun while raising funds for Landmark Park. Includes a silent auction, wagon rides and hot dogs for the kids and music. Advance tickets required. Ticket price includes all you can eat, plus beer, wine and soft drinks.

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National Peanut Festival

  • Host: National Peanut Festival, 5622 U.S. Highway 231 South, Dothan, AL
  • When: Late October/Early November
  • Times: Varies

The National Peanut Festival, the nation's largest peanut festival, is held in Dothan, Alabama each fall to honor local peanut farmers and to celebrate the harvest season. Located in the southeast corner of Alabama, Dothan is known as the "Peanut Capital of the World" and is a prime location for growing peanuts. In fact, if you're in Dothan you're in the heart of peanut country, considering the majority of all the peanuts grown in the United States are grown within a 100-mile radius of Dothan. The 10-day event includes a host of numerous fun-filled, family events ... amusement rides, animal attractions, agricultural displays, concerts, livestock shows and a parade. Of course, we wouldn't be the National Peanut Festival without tons of PEANUTS!

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Victorian Christmas

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: December
  • Time: 1-4 p.m.

Join Landmark Park for its annual Victorian Christmas. Sip hot apple cider or hot chocolate while listening to Christmas carols and visiting with Santa. Enjoy old fashioned desserts, arts and crafts, music, wagon rides and handmade decorations. A circuit riding preacher will deliver a holiday message. Admission is free and visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Food Bank.

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