LaGrange Festivals

Recall LaGranger Living History Event

May 4-5-6 2018   LaGrange College Site Park

Commemorating the 200th Alabama Bicentennial

Commemorating the burning of LaGrange College-Military Academy during the Civil War in 1863.  LaGrange College 1830-1863.

Schedule of Events

Friday: School & Senior Day

Saturday: Main Event for Public

Sunday: Tours & Arts/Crafts

Event is Free. Donations are Tax Deductible.

Schools & Senior Centers: please pre-register prior to event.

LaGrange College Site Park

1491 LaGrange College Road

P.O. Box 306

Leighton, Alabama 35646



Schedule: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily


  • Observatory opens for Stargazers by the SHOALS ASTRONOMY CLUB
  • Arts – Crafts Demonstrations & Sales (all weekend)
  • Wagon Rides to Historic Cemetery
  • Vittles
  • Pioneer, log buildings open for Tours
  • Musical Entertainment


Still raid on the Mountain 2PM

Reenactment of a period correct living history centering on a Prohibition Era raid on a Moonshine Still. Displays include antiques and fragments of period moonshine stills, including a skirmish by lawmen. Living History Events will be ongoing throughout the day, including tours of a nearby Distillery. Events sponsored by the 27th Civil War Reenactors.

Additional Activities Include:

  • Vintage Car Exhibit
  • 1800’s Daily Life Camps
  • Patriarch Quilt on Display by: Urbina from ILLINOIS
  • New Book Publication by: Robert Steen
  • Wagon Rides to historic LaGrange Cemetery
  • Musical Entertainments
  • Artist & Craftsmen from Southeastern States
  • Civil Ward Demonstrations & Displays

Alabama Bicentennial Table

Once owned by Senator Charles Tait who prepared the bill that was used for Alabama Statehood on display.


  • Tours of pioneer log buildings and grounds of the old College Site.
  • New Publications by Robert Steen, Florence, AL and Gladys Hodge-Sherrer, Chelsea, AL
  • Arts & Crafts Exhibit continues
  • Wagon Rides & More

 Yard Sales at the old Tabernacle during the weekend benefit operations of the park.


  • The 200th Alabama Bicentennial
  • Colbert County Tourism
  • 27th Alabama Civil War Reenactors
  • Providence Living History Reenactors
  • LaGrange Living Historical Association

Colbert County Tourism 256-383-0783 / LLHA 256-446-9324 cell: 256-702-6953




Christmas in the Country

Hosted Every Year, the Weekend before Thanksgiving.Fest_tn_Christmas_in_the_County_2014_22

LaGrange Christmas in the Country event is held each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving. The fund raising event for the park began several years ago as a Christmas Open House; with natural, hand-made decorations reflecting olden days. Today, the Open House Event has turned into much more: folks come early to purchase homemade baked goods for their Thanksgiving table, enjoy hay rides to the old LaGrange Cemetery, make family pictures for their Christmas cards, purchase craft items and talk with Santa. The event is Free.

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Interested in Booking your own event?

Student Field Trips & Groups

Visit our Booking Page for more information, and to learn more about making reservations.

Educational Field Trips and Group Tours of the park and cemetery provide an in-depth look into the history of Alabama’s 1st Chartered College and Historic Cemetery. 
Reservations: 256-446-9324.

Mountain Weddings

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A natural setting nestled inside a Historic Park.
Amenities Include:
• Log Chapel or Outdoor Setting
• Ceremony by Ordained Minister
• Two nights lodging in B & B Inn
• Reception
• Tables, Chairs & Ferns
• Photography (available)
• Music

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Brochure for more information!