Community events

Find details, updates and helpful links for Rainsville-area events

Information about events such as festivals, concerts, seminars, plays, 5Ks and rodeos are listed here. To have your event listed, submit flyers, links, etc. to the Rainsville Chamber at

Now through November 5, 2016
2016 pumpkin patch / corn maze season at Down on the Farm (map)
Open Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Field trips only Monday through Thursday. Admission charged. Visit or phone 256-638-6200 for details.

Down on the Farm in Rainsville is featured in The Blog for Lifestyle & Travel article "25 Pumpkin Patches in Alabama You Need to Visit This Fall."

October 16, 18, 19, 22 & 23, 2016
HOPE Puppet Ministries presents...
From the Inside Out
At Rainsville First Baptist Church. Sunday shows are 3 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 6 p.m. Call 256-638-3141 for information or visit the following online resources: Facebook post  |  Reserve seats

October 21, 2016
PHS Football (varsity): Bears host the New Hope Indians; 7 p.m.
Follow PHS sports at

October 22-23, 2016
Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Association competition

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville (map).

October 25, 2016
State of the State Address

7:30 a.m. at NACC. State Senator Steve Livingston and Representatives Nathaniel Ledbetter, Tommy Hanes and others are expected to recap the 2016 legislative session. The breakfast meeting will be co-hosted by the Jackson County, Fort Payne and Rainsville Chambers of Commerce. RSVP is required -- contact the chamber serving your area.

October 27, 2016
Open House at The Spa by Emily & Manda

Ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Drop by and help Emily Centers and Manda Gay celebrate the grand opening at 509-1 McCurdy Avenue North in Rainsville. There will be food , basket giveaways and raffles. See the event Facebook page.

October 28, 2016
NACC Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

6 p.m. at the music auditorium on the NACC campus. Visit the NACC music department web page.

October 29, 2016
4th Annual RTI 5K: The Great Pumpkin Run

8 a.m. at RTI in Rainsville. Pre-registration by October 14 is $25; event day is $30. Race day registration starts at 7 a.m. Enter the costume contest at 7:40 a.m. Cash prizes for race and costume contest. See more at this registration page, or the event's Facebook page.

October 29, 2016
BEST Robotics-Game Day

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Visit

October 31, 2016
RTI Trunk or Treat

5 - 7 p.m. at RTI in Rainsville.

November 5, 2016
District High School Theatre Competition

At Northeast Alabama Community College. 20 schools, 10 school systems, 200 students, six plays and three master workshops. Open to the public. Get details on the NACC Theatre web page.

November 7, 2016
Rainsville City Council Meeting/organizational meeting/swearing-in ceremony

It will be held at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in order to accommodate a larger crowd. The recently-elected mayor and city council persons will be sworn in for their four-year terms prior to holding the first regular council meeting of the new term.

November 11, 2016
Rainsville Veteran's Memorial Dedication Ceremony

12 p.m. at the new Veteran's Memorial monument in the city park. If you are a veteran who will be attending, or if you are bringing a veteran to the ceremony, please contact Kay at WVSM Radio at 256-638-2137 between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. for additional information. Find more information: Memorial Facebook page and Mountain Valley News articles.

November 11-12, 2016
Rainsville Holiday Open House

Up to two dozen Rainsville stores are expected to participate in the annual city-wide Holiday Open House. Check back for details.

November 11-13 and 18-20, 2016
NACC Theatre fall show...
Peter and the Starcatcher

7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Bevill Lyceum on the Northeast Alabama Community College campus. Tickets are only $5. For ticket information and event details, call 256-638-4418 ext 2218, or visit the NACC Theatre online.

November 19, 2016
Mustang 5K fun run/walk

8 a.m. on the Northeast Alabama Community College campus. Co-sponsored by Sigma Kappa Delta and SGA. Proceeds go to scholarships. Click here for a race entry form or register online at  Contact John for more information at 256-638-4418, ext. 2370.

December 10, 2016
Christmas at the Crossroads featuring the 57th Annual Rainsville Christmas Parade and Santa Dash

The Santa Dash one-mile fun run/walk will precede the parade at 4 p.m. Parade lineup will start at 3 p.m. Enjoy the after-parade concert featuring Victoria Griffith and her live band, and other activities at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center. Preregister for the Santa Dash here. Santa Dash proceeds will go to Backpacks of Blessings which is providing hope to the children of DeKalb County through nutrition. Click here for parade entry forms, event details and updates.

December 10-11, 2016
Dixie Long Riders - Cowboy Mounted Shooters Assoc.

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville (map).

January 19, 2017
Rainsville Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

6:30 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center. New Chamber board members will be introduced. The Rainsville Person of the Year awardwill be presented. Also enjoy a catered dinner and live entertainment. Check back for details.