Cahaba Lily Festival

May 19, 2018

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Ten Things to Do at the Cahaba Lily Festival: Meet New People

The best reason to go to any festival is to meet new people, and the Cahaba Lily Festival is no exception. Each year the festival draws visitors from various parts of the US and the world. Combine that with local attendees from a town that has been described as a...
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Ten Things to Do at the Cahaba Lily Festival: See the Lilies

This may be the most obvious, but no list of things to do at the Lily Festival would be complete without mentioning the star of the show - the Lily. While you have likely seen prints of the lily in various places or noticed it used in advertising and magazine...
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Ten Things to Do at the Cahaba Lily Festival: Enjoy Great Music

It is not a music festival, but the Cahaba Lily Festival does offer some great music. If you arrive for the morning program, you will be greeted by music from members of the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra. They also play at various points throughout the program. In...
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Ten Things to Do at the Cahaba Lily Festival: Enjoy a Great Meal

You won’t find many festivals that offer a free, hot meal, but that is exactly what you will find at the Cahaba Lily Festival. Rows of tables are filled with various meats, vegetables, casseroles, salads and desserts. Some visitors have indicated the food is their...
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Ten Things to Do at the Cahaba Lily Festival: Learn About Environmental Groups

Are you looking for a way to get involved in the outdoors in a meaningful way? The morning program at the Cahaba Lily Festival can introduce you to several opportunities with various groups. The following environmental organizations will have displays and/or speakers...
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Ten Things to Do at the Cahaba Lily Festival: Tour the Coke Ovens Park

Take a trip back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s as the coal industry catapults the region into the forefront of the iron and steel industry. Coal from the region was used in Birmingham, Anniston and surrounding areas. To make the transportation more efficient,...
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Ten Things to Do at the Cahaba Lily Festival: Buy Native Plants

If you love working in your yard, then you will find plenty of plants at the festival. Selection varies each year, but typically includes the Alabama state wildflower - the oakleaf hydrangea. Previous years have included shrubs such as the wild azalea, flowers such as...
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Ten Things to Do at the Cahaba Lily Festival

Every May the town of West Blocton, Alabama hosts a festival to one of its native stars - The Cahaba Lily. If you have not made it to the festival yet, you should make plans now. And if you’ve been before, well, you probably feel the river drawing you back for another...
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Ten Things to Do at the Cahaba Lily Festival: Find a Book

Do you love to read? Then pick up a book or two at the Cahaba Lily Festival. If you are curious about the town that hosts the festival, you can pick up a copy of Charles Adams' book Blocton: The History of an Alabama Coal Mining Town. If you want to learn about more...
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Ten Things to Do at the Cahaba Lily Festival: Hear Dr. Davenport

One of the highlights of the festival is the keynote presentation by Dr. Larry Davenport. Considered by many to be the foremost authority on the Cahaba Lily; or Shoals Lily as it is called outside of Alabama; or, more technically, Hymenocalis Coronaria. During the...
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