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 chamber@farmerstel.com.

OCTOBER 2017

October 2017
Paint the City Pink for Hope

Farmers Market JPGThe Rainsville Civitan Club's Paint the City Pink for Hope will span the month of October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Leading up to October, the club sold big pink bows ($10 each) to be displayed on the outside of businesses across the city during the entire month.

Proceeds will go to club projects that help local people.


October 19, 2017
Special session: Rainsville City Council

Rainsville City Council will meet in Special Session on Thursday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at the Rainsville Municipal Annex Building.

Items to be discussed:
- Chavies Bridge Project

October 19, 2017
Square dancing: Duos & Solos

6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville. Most Thursdays February through November. Follow Duos & Solos on Facebook.

October 20, 2017

Grand Opening: As Close As Family

Ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. at the business at 200 Main Street West, Suite 104 in Rainsville.

Links for As Close As Family:  ascloseasfamily.com  |  Facebook

October 20, 2017
PHS Bears Football vs. Sylvania Rams

7 p.m. at the Plainview High School football stadium in Rainsville. Admission charged. Follow Plainview sports at 2muchblue.com.

October 21, 2017
RTI 5K - 5th Annual Great Pumpkin Run

Farmers Market JPG8 a.m. at Rainsville Technology Inc, 189 RTI Drive (map) in Rainsville. Dress up in your Halloween Costume and come run or walk.

Pre-Registration is $25.00. Race Day Registration is $30.00. Preregister on line at http://racesonline.com/events/rti-5k-the-great-pumpkin-run. All proceeds go to the DeKalb County Children's Advocacy Center.

Links & downloads: register online  |  flyer/printable registration form PDF icon  | RTI on Facebook



October 26, 2017
Square dancing: Duos & Solos

6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville. Most Thursdays February through November. Follow Duos & Solos on Facebook.

October 28, 2017
DeKalb County Fine Arts Academy presents:
Everyman in the Circus of Life

7 p.m. at the Beck Health and Fine Arts Building on the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College. Tickets: $5 at the door.

Links: FLYER  |  DeKalb County Fine Arts Academy Facebook page

October 28, 2017
BEST Robotics Game Day

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. BEST is a middle and high school robotics competition whose mission is to engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as inspire them to pursue careers in these fields. Find out more at northeastalabamabest.org.

October 28, 2017
DeKalb Farmers Cooperative ribbon cutting/grand opening for Mahindra tractors

At DeKalb Farmers Cooperative in Rainsville. Check back for details. Visit the Co-op on Facebook.

October 31, 2017
RTI Trunk or Treat

5 to 7 p.m. at Rainsville Technology Inc, 189 RTI Drive (map) in Rainsville. Halloween fun for the kids. Everyone is invited. Visit RTI on Facebook.

October 31, 2017
Trunk or Treat

5 p.m. start time at the Rainsville City Park. Visit the City if Rainsville on Facebook.

NOVEMBER 2017

November 2, 2017
Square dancing: Duos & Solos

6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville. Most Thursdays February through November. Follow Duos & Solos on Facebook.

November 3, 2017
PHS Bears Football vs. Moody Blue Devils

7 p.m. at the Plainview High School football stadium in Rainsville. Admission charged. Follow Plainview sports at 2muchblue.com.

November 4, 2017
Mustang 5K fun run/walk

8 a.m. on the NACC campus with race day registration starting at 7:15. Hosted by the NACC Mu Alpha Theta, Sigma Kappa Delta, and SGA organizations. Visit the event's racesonline.com page or NACC.edu event web page for details.

November 4-5, 2017
Tennessee Cowboy Mounted Shooters

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville.

November 6, 2017
Rainsville City Council meeting

4:15 p.m. workshop; 5 p.m. meeting at the council chambers at the municipal annex.

November 6-9, 2017
Veteran Appreciation Week

Various events to honor veterans on the NACC campus. Activities include a bake sale, silent auction, and a special program. Visit the nacc.edu event page for details.

November 7, 2017
State of the State: Senator Steve Livingston

7:30 a.m. on the NACC campus. Breakfast will be served! Check back for details.

November 7, 2017
NACC Concert Band Fall Concert

6 p.m. at the Beck Music Auditorium on the NACC campus.

NACC links: nacc.edu  |  Facebook

November 9, 2017
Square dancing: Duos & Solos

6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville. Most Thursdays February through November. Follow Duos & Solos on Facebook.

November 10-12, 2017
Rainsville Holiday Open House

At about two dozen participating gift shops, boutiques and other specialty retailers in Rainsville. Some participating businesses will have Christmas-gift displays, an expanded seasonal inventory, seasonal music and refreshments, door prize drawings, and special event discounts OR other similar offers. Most businesses not open Sunday, the 12th. Check back for details.

November 10-12 & 17-19, 2017
NACC Theatre:
The Diviners

Friday-Saturday evening performances at 7:00 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. At the lyceum on the NACC campus. All seats reserved. Tickets ($8.00 each) went on sale to patrons on September 29 and will be available to the general public on October 13. Visit the NACC theatre home page for more information.

November 11, 2017
Veterans Day Ceremony at the Rainsville Veterans Memorial

11 a.m. at the Veteran's Memorial in the city park. Visit the Veteran's Memorial Facebook page.

November 11, 2017
Rainsville Policeman's Ball

6 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville. Tickets are on sale now for $25 per person. Semi-formal with dinner and dancing. Hurry. Only 200 tickets are available! All proceeds will benefit the Rainsville Police Department's need for new equipment. Come out and back the blue! See the event on Facebook.

November 11-12, 2017
Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Association Show

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Association: web  | Facebook.

November 14, 2017
NACC Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

6 p.m. at the Beck Music Auditorium on the NACC campus.

NACC links: nacc.edu  |  Facebook

November 16, 2017
Square dancing: Duos & Solos

6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville. Most Thursdays February through November. Follow Duos & Solos on Facebook.

November 18, 2017
Tennessee Valley Roping Association competition

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Visit the Tennessee Valley Roping Association website: tvra.info.

November 20, 2017
Rainsville City Council meeting

4:15 p.m. workshop; 5 p.m. meeting at the council chambers at the municipal annex.

DECEMBER 2017

December 9, 2017
Christmas at the Crossroads featuring the 58th annual Rainsville Christmas Parade

Parade starts at 4 p.m. with lineup starting at 3 p.m. Check back for details.

December 9-10, 2017
Dixie Long Riders Mounted Shooters

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville.

December 14, 2017
NACC Holiday Gala

6:30 pm in the William M. Beck Health and Fine Arts Building on the NACC campus. The cost is $75.00 per person or you can purchase a Patron Table of 8 for $600.00.  You can reserve your seat by calling 256.638.4418.

NACC links: nacc.edu  |  Facebook

December 16, 2017
Tennessee Valley Roping Association competition

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Visit the Tennessee Valley Roping Association website: tvra.info.

December 16, 2017
Tennessee Valley Roping Association competition

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Visit the Tennessee Valley Roping Association website: tvra.info.

December 30-31, 2017
Alabama National Barrel Horse Assoc competition

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville.

JANUARY 2018

January 6-7, 2018
Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Association Show

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Association: web  | Facebook.

January 12-13, 2018
Ricky West Bucking Bulls

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Professional bull riding competition.

January 18, 2018
Rainsville Chamber of Commerce annual meeting/banquet

6:30 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center. Tickets will be $25 each and should be purchased in advance. Enjoy a catered dinner, live entertainment, and the Rainsville Person of the Year award presentation. Check back for details.

January 27-28, 2018
Alabama National Barrel Horse Assoc competition

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville.

FEBRUARY 2018

February 5-6, 2018
Loomis Brothers Circus

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Check back for details.

February 9-10, 2018
Interscholastic Equestrian Association show

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Check back for details.

February 15, 2018
Made in DeKalb Expo

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Manufacturers in DeKalb County, AL will showcase their products. Several other organizations and companies from supporting sectors will also showcase their resources and services. High school students will learn about local career opportunities. Check back for details. Follow Made in DeKalb on Facebook.

February 24, 2018
Sand Mountain Soirée

11 a.m. at the lyceum on the NACC campus. A Brunch and Learn with Margot Shaw, founder of FLOWER Magazine. Tickets: $30. Call 256.638.4418 ext. 2248.

NACC links: Flyer  |  nacc.edu  |  Facebook

March 2018

March 3-4, 2018
Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Association Show

At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Association: web  | Facebook.