State Fair of Alabama 2014 news and info

State Fair of Alabama 2014 news and info by  – The Alabama State Fair is an annual festival and headlining event in AL originally held in Birmingham, but now hosted in Pelham (Birmingham suburb).  This year’s festivities expect over 100,000 in attendance.  The State Fair of Alabama 2014 will be one of the best Alabama events this year and will held in Pelham.  The state fair is one of the best county fairs in America and is easily the best in the state of Alabama.
State Fair of Alabama 2014

State Fair of Alabama 2014

Expected Attendance: over 120,000

Dates for 2014 Alabama State Fair:

  • September 16 – September 21, 2014
  • In 2013: August 30 – September 8, 2013

State Fair of Alabama Address

Alabama State Fair 2014 festival
1000 Amphitheatre Road
Pelham, Alabama 35124
North Alabama State Fair
Muscle Shoals, AL
The North Alabama State Fair is located at
65 Sports Plex Drive
in Muscle Shoals, AL.

State Fair of Alabama 2014 updates

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Gulf State Fair information – festivals4fun.com The “Training Grounds” is an innovative leadership program designed to transform the guest service experience of the Greater Gulf State Fair by taking future community leaders and enhancing their skills with superb leadership and guest service training. Based upon the principles of the Disney Parks and Resorts, as taught by the incredible staff at the Disney Institute, this leadership program is certain to enhance the skills of all who graduate from the program. Graduates of the Training Grounds will then get to implement their newly learned skills over the course of the 10 days of the Greater Gulf State Fair while being personally mentored by over a dozen former Disney employees who were accepted, excelled, and completed the Disney College Program. The Training Grounds is the first program to take Disney College Program graduates and have them mentor the future leaders of our community. Be a part of our team – Join the Grounds Crew. Apply Now for The Training Grounds Program!   from The Grounds – Mobile, AL 

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Voting open on the top Alabama festival for 2015 honors – Take our poll on which of these two great Alabama festivals you prefer?  Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon festival or the Alabama State Fair:  Vote today as we have festivals go head to head again to find the 2015 best festival Alabama voting on top festival in the state Help decide the top Alabama festival for 2015.  Alabama voting is open between the Alabama State Fair and the Jubilee Hot Air Balloon festival. Vote today! online poll by Opinion Stage Alabama State Fair – the State Fair of Alabama 2014 was on April 14 – 27, 2014 State Fair of Alabama 2014 Alabama Jubilee hot Air Balloon festival – May 24-25, 2014 Alabama Jubilee festival voting open More information on past Alabama voting results Alabama was selected for 2013′s top festival line up in the nation! Congrats to the event organizers and entire AL community for making 2014 the strongest line up to date.  Here is your list of the top Alabama festivals for 2014.  Check out these great Alabama events this year.  Here’s your list of 2014 AL festivals and events. Top 16 Alabama festivals and events by visitors votes (current) Alabama State Fair Shakespear festival [...]

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The Alabama State Fair 2013 festival is an annual event that was originally held in Birmingham, but now is hosted in Pelham (which is a Birmingham suburb).  This year’s festivities expect over 100,000 in attendance. Expected Attendance: over 100,000 Dates: August 30 – September 8, 2013 Alabama State Festival midway carnival Location and Alabama map: Alabama State Fair 2013 festival 1000 Amphitheatre Road Pelham, Alabama 35124 History of the Alabama State Fair festival Pelham is the venue for the annual Alabama State Fair 2013 festival. The Alabama State Fairgrounds are located in West Birmingham, adjacent to the Five Points West shopping area. The State Fair Arena and Exposition Building covers a combined total of 110,000 square feet. The 117-acre fairgrounds were acquired by the City of Birmingham in 1947. Alabama is known as the Yellowhammer State.  The capital is in Montgomery, with the largest city and best events in Birmingham.   We have two of the best football teams in the world with Auburn Tigers playing in the national championship this past year and the Crimson Tide being the last team to win it all for the State. Top Towns and cities in AL Here are a few of the top cities [...]

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Alabama State Fair 2013 by NationFair If you’d like to get all the information on the State Fair of Alabama you are in luck! Alabama State Festival midway carnival Location of the Fair I-65 EXIT 234 The 2013 Alabama State Fair will be held September 14-22 next to the winery across from the Shelby County Airport located off I-65 exit 234. via Alabama ST Fair | Sept 14 – 22 2013 | Presented by Fair Nation. What could beat Deep Fried Oreos?? Double Stuffed Deep Fried Oreos!!! Only at the Oak Mountain State Fair! April 17-27. And visit Oak Mountain Lanes North Alabama State Fair Muscle Shoals, AL September 16 – September 21, 2014 Alabama State Fair 2013 – Sept 14-22 Across from the Shelby County Airport next to the Winery in Alabaster, AL Twitter: @ALStateFair About Alabama State Fair September 14-22 2013 Across from the Shelby County Airport next to the winery Alabaster,AL Visit http://www.alstatefair.com/ Description TICKET PRICES AT THE GATE $9 Adult Single Day Entry $6 Kids Ages 5-12 Single Day Entry (ages 4 & under are FREE) $10 VIP Entry for ALL 11 DAYS $20 Unlimited Ride WristbandThrill Shows Live Music Great Food Spectacular Rides Family Fun From: [...]

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History of the State Fair

Pelham is the venue for the annual Alabama State Fair.  The Alabama State Fairgrounds are located in West Birmingham, adjacent to the Five Points West shopping area.  The State Fair Arena and Exposition Building covers a combined total of 110,000 square feet. The 117-acre fairgrounds were acquired by the City of Birmingham in 1947.

The Alabama State Fair Authority went bankrupt, and was dissolved sometime around the year 2001. No state fair has been held on a regular basis since; an effort to revive the state fair again in 2008 took place at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in nearby Pelham. (The “Alabama National Fair” in Montgomery is unrelated.) In 2009 there was an Alabama State Fair.

alabama state carnival pelham fair

Alabama State carnival Pelham, AL fair

Kiddieland is a small amusement park located at the Fairgrounds, was a popular attraction for many years but closed in the early 1990s. A “Mikado” steam locomotive, #4018, which once worked on the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was displayed on the grounds from 1952 to 2009. It has since been relocated to Sloss Furnaces.
During the civil rights demonstrations of the 1960s, the Fairgrounds were used by Police Commissioner Bull Connor to imprison arrested demonstrators when the city’s jails were full.

The AL Fairgrounds have also been used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a disaster outreach event.
Former Fairgrounds manager Tom Drilias resigned in 1999 following a dispute over unpaid bills at another festival he ran, and was later the subject of an article in the Chicago Tribune reporting a series of legal problems. Birmingham International Raceway was located inside the gates of the Fairgrounds; it was demolished in January 2009, to make room for the construction of a natatorium and indoor track and field facility.

The Alabama State Fair 2014 festival should be even better than past years, expect a great show.  More information on the concert line-up coming soon!

Alabama hotels and campgrounds

Alabama has a largest list of top hotels and resorts to check out.  Visit our Alabama lodging page to get more information and see what the state has to offer.

If you would like to find a hotel for the Alabama State fair; check out these great hotels and campgrounds.

For many years, the grounds were home to the Alabama State Fair.The grandstand (now BIR) was home to both automobile and harness racing, as well as shows and concerts. The statue of Vulcan, which is now a Birmingham landmark atop Red Mountain, was originally displayed at the Fairgrounds, either whole or in pieces during its construction.
The state fair discontinued regular use of the facility because of poor attendance and high crime in the adjacent neighborhood.

 

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