GROUP TOURS AT THE FESTIVAL
Group tours for 10 or more people are available at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival. Contact Vicki Morese at 256-905-0700 for information on group tours.
For additional information on things to see and do in Lawrence County, click here to visit the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce website or telephone 1-800-974-1658 or 256-974-1658.
JESSE OWENS MUSEUM
Olympic track champion Jesse Owens grew up in the Lawrence County community of Oakville until his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, when he was nine years old. Owens won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, a feat that shattered Adolf Hitler's belief of a dominant master race. Lawrence County's most famous native is honored with a park and museum that chronicles his life and accomplishments - both as an Olympic champion and as an eternal motivator for those with a dream.
OAKVILLE INDIAN MOUND PARK AND MUSEUM
The Oakville Indian Mound Park and Museum is situated on 87 acres on County Road 187 near what was once the downtown portion of the town of Oakville. It is a first-class facility that serves as an education resource for area residents and others with an interest in the Celtic-Indian heritage that is so predominant in Lawrence County. The park features a burial mound and a 1.8 acre ceremonial mound built by the hunting and gathering Copena Indians more than 2,000 years ago. The park holds the Multicultural Indian Event, now in it's 23rd year, at the Indian Mounds Park and Museum each year. The four-day event celebrates the Indian and Celtic cultures and their roles in the history of Lawrence County. The grounds at the park include a pond, fishing pier, picnic tables and camp sites. Museum hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on weekends. For more information call (256) 905-2499.
POND SPRING - HOME OF GENERAL JOSEPH WHEELER
Pond Spring, the home of Joseph Wheeler, a former Confederate General and longtime U. S. Congressman, is located on Alabama Hwy. 20 about five miles east of Courtland. The Wheeler home is a window into antebellum life, featuring many items of the family’s clothing and furniture. Owned by the Alabama Historical Commission, the entire site is undergoing an extensive restoration. Other buildings on the site include original slave cabins, an old ice house, log barn and other plantation outbuildings. During the Civil War, Wheeler met Lawrence County widow Daniella Jones Sherrod. After the war, “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler returned to Lawrence County to marry Mrs. Sherrod and settle in at Pond Spring.
As a Congressman, Wheeler was a great influence on the future economic direction of North Alabama after the war. For more information call site director Melissa Beasley at (256) 637-8513 or visit www.wheelerplantation.org.
Deer Run Golf Course [Moulton]
175 County Road 100
Beautiful Earl Stone-designed course nestled against Bankhead National Forest. Features large, well-manicured bent grass greens.
Valley Landing Golf Course [Courtland]
985 County Road 585 (Industrial Airpark)
An 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course owned and operated by the Town of Courtland. The course features six lakes strategically located throughut the layout with 419 Bermuda Fairways and Tifton Bermuda greens that play 6,910 yards from the back tees. The course offers a practice green, driving range and a full service clubhouse that inclludes a pro shop, deli, snackbar, showers and meeting room. Golf lessons available. Open Spring/Summer/Fall 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Winter 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sipsey Wilderness Area [Moulton]
Alabama's first national wilderness area. "The Land of a Thousand Waterfalls" is ideal for hiking, horseback riding, hunting, boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing.
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2013 FESTIVAL AND LITTLE CHICK DATES ANNOUNCED
The Alabama Chicken & Egg Festival will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 12-14, 2013. The Little Chick Pageant will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013.