Brits Invade Fairhope

This past Saturday, the largest British invasion of Baldwin County, since 1812, occurred when members of several British Car Collectors Clubs motored in, and occupied the Faulkner campus with scores of vintage British autos. Local Fairhope artist Ron Thomson stayed busy all day, creating oil paintings of several vintage cars. See more vintage automobiles painted by Ron at

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2013 Grand Festival of Art

Peacock Feather Raku Pottery by Anne Webb

Saturday, October 5- Sunday, October 6, 2013      10:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily

Saturday sunset at Fairhope Pier: 6:33 PM

For a fun Fairhope weekend, spend it out-of-doors, checking out the 100+ arts and crafts exhibits and all the neat downtown shops!

As usual, we expect thousands of visitors to attend the 31st annual Grand Festival of Art. It’s one of the first “fall outdoor art shows” along the Gulf Coast. Artwork includes painting, sculpture, wood, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, photography and glass.

Located in Downtown Fairhope, the festival includes First Friday Art Walk, a Friday evening schedule of art gallery open houses and special activities.

Artists - For registration information, please contact the Eastern Shore Art Center !

Have a question about “park and ride” shuttle locations?  For all information about The Grand Festival of Art,  please contact : Eastern Shore Art Center


Friday, October 4, 2013

Sunrise: 6:47am
Sunset: 6:34pm

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sunrise: 6:47am
Sunset: 6:33pm

New Moon: 0% visible

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunrise: 6:48am
Sunset: 6:32pm

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Alabama author to speak at Fairhope venues

Mary Lois Timbes, author of several books, all set in Fairhope, AL , will be here from July 15-22 to introduce her newest book, That Was Tomorrow,  to the town where it was born.

Her speaking schedule is:
2 P.M. July 16 — Tea at the Fairhope Museum

3 P.M. July 17 — Book talk at the Marietta Johnson Museum

1 P.M. July 19 — Book signing at Page & Palette

11 A.M. July 21 — “Fairhope Then and Now” at Unitarian-Universalist meeting

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USA Baldwin to Offer Ecotourism Course

The University of South Alabama Baldwin County will begin offering hospitality and tourism courses in the fall 2013 semester.

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies will offer:

“Introduction to Hospitality Management” and


Ecotourism will present the examination of the interaction of ecotourism with social, natural and cultural environments, as well as the impacts of ecotourism on the environment and global societies. Additionally, Introduction to Hospitality Management includes an overview of management in the hospitality industry and professional opportunities, examination and discussion of concepts and practices, as well as the scope and forms of hospitality organizations, and the global and local trends within these organizations.

USA Baldwin County Director, Dr. Cindy Wilson notes “This is such a good fit for Baldwin County.  USA students can enhance their degree with relevant courses for this area, and in addition, Faulkner State Community College has a great program in place for an associate’s degree in hospitality management, and Faulkner students can continue their studies at USA Baldwin County.”

To obtain more information about the hospitality and tourism curriculum at USA Baldwin County or to see the schedule of classes, visit the website at or contact the campus at 251-928-8133 with any additional questions.

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L.A. Songwriters Festival

Come September, it will be time again for songwriters to escape Nashville and other points, and travel to Fairhope, AL for the L.A. Songwriter’s Festival at the bayfront music hall of the American Legion.

***** 9th Annual *****
L.A. Songwriters’ Festival…a Celebration of Original Music with 33 songwriters !!!

September 12, 13 & 14, 2013

‘Catch the Music’
on the American Legion Hall Stage in Fairhope

~~~ Admission $15 daily ~~~$30 for a three-day pass


Proceeds to benefit the HAVEN, a no-kill animal shelter in Fairhope.
More info & songwriter bios at and Facebook
Food by DOUG’s DOGS of Fairhope
Talent scheduling by Randy Branch
No smoking indoors at the Legion.
American Legion Post 199
~~~ Where the public is always welcome ~~~
700 S. Mobile Street – Fairhope, Alabama 36532
251-928-9132 or

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