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Alabama NewsCenter — Can’t Miss Alabama: Gather to celebrate the autumn harvest season

| November 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am

By Shirley Jackson

Dothan’s National Peanut Festival
Come to Dothan for the National Peanut Festival Nov. 4-13 to honor peanut farmers and celebrate the harvest season. The festival features a parade, dancers, demolition derby, car and truck show, senior citizen’s day, food drive, livestock shows, poultry show and midway rides. Live entertainment includes Lainey Wilson, Jess Kellie Adams, Dylan Scott, A.K. Senn, Gina Gailey, Johno Clayton, No Surrender Band, Bottoms Up Band, The Rock Mob and Jordan Davis. The festival is at 5622 U.S. Highway 231 S. in Dothan.

Canines, Camels, Cats and Critters Tour
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park will host its Canines, Camels, Cats and Critters Tour Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The pet-friendly wagon tour will include short walks throughout the park associated with Cahawba’s most notable animal ancestors. Attendees will discover why camels were imported to Cahawba, learn the story behind the Faithful Dog and visit the location where some animals fear to tread. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join their humans on the one-hour guided tour of Old Cahawba. People without pets are welcome to attend. Tickets are $10. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged by calling 334-872-8058. Tickets will not be available online. On the day of the event, participants will meet at the visitor center, rain or shine. To learn more about Old Cahawba or the Alabama Historical Commission, visit The visitor center is at 9518 Cahaba Road in Orrville.

Christmas Village Festival Arts Crafts and Gifts Show
This longtime traditional family event will welcome 85,000 shoppers today through Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC). Featuring 720 booths and vendors from across the country, the festival offers a variety of gifts, including arts, crafts, clothing, food and jewelry. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children ages 5 and younger. For more information, call 205-836-7178 or 205-836-7173.

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