What to See

Weatherford Library

 307 4th Ave. SW

farmersmarketFarmers Market

648 2nd St. NE
Red Bay, AL
Tel: (256) 436-8852 www.fma.alabama.gov
Open: Tu, Th, Sa 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Free

At the farmers market you find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in your average supermarket . The fruits and vegetables you buy at the farmers market are the freshest and tastiest available. The market includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, baked goods, jams, jellies and season produce grown by area farmers coming straight from the fertile fields of Alabama to you.
The Farmers Market is a program of the Franklin County Alabama Extension Service.


muralStreetscapes and Murals of Red Bay

STREETSCAPES and WINDOWSCAPES – A Red Bay Garden Club community project introduced to enhance and beautify the town with delightful whimsy.  Selected street corners, storefronts, and windows are decorated by businesses, churches, and organizations in the spirit of the autumn season, implementing an original local theme in celebration of  Alabama Tourism’s yearly slogan.  Many make the trek to admire these imaginative, distinctive displays, reflective of the Red Bay Spirit, a unifying team effort that echoes “welcome.”

MURALS OF RED BAY –
Artistic murals depicting Red Bay’s history create a charming aura reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell setting.  A large mural in the form of a collage depicting “Life in Red Bay” was a special commissioned contribution during the 2007 Centennial Celebration.  The Storefront Project, murals showcasing early businesses with a history of each, provide a path of inspiration and reflection throughout town.  Heritage Park is the site for two large murals, the original Red Bay Depot and Red Bay Hotel, both constructed in 1907.  These are hand drawings by Raynard G. Fabianke, M.D. (1982), with a history of each.   The community is a canvas as The Red Bay Story is told through historic preservation with much “Pride in Our Past, Faith in Our Future.


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Red Bay Museum

400 4th St. SW
Red Bay, AL
Tel: (256) 123-4567
www.redbaymuseum.org
Open: Tu and Th, 1:30-4:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Cost: $5 adults, $2 students, free children under 6

The first exhibit to greet visitors is a re-creation of the Red Bay Hotel lobby, complete with original counter, neon sign, room door with transom and staircase. The next two exhibits are examples of general merchandise or dry goods stores. Directly across the aisle you will discover an original soda fountain from an early drug store. The Bay Theater is depicted next, showcasing the original ticket window glass and a player piano used for silent movies. A large portion of the top floor is dedicated to country music star Tammy Wynette, originally from Tremont, MS where she was born and went to school. She called Red Bay her hometown since she shopped, visited relatives and went to the movie theater here.


waterpark_0456-300x200Red Bay Family Park & Walking Trail

602 2nd St. NW
Red Bay, AL
Tel: (256) 460-2699
Open: Park and walking trail open daily. Waterpark open seasonally Memorial Day-Labor Day, M-Sa 1-5 p.m., Su 2-5 p.m..
Cost: Free. $8 for waterpark.

The Red Bay Family Fun Park, featuring the Red Bay Water Park, includes a pavilion, picnic areas, basketball court, and playground area. The Water Park opens mid-May and is open daily through mid-August. It include two adult water slides, four children’s water slides, a large swimming pool, and a concession stand. The Hoyt Keeton Walking Trail is a quarter-mile paved path that circles the park.


cypress-coveCypress Cove Farms & North Alabama Birding Trail

1895 Hwy. 28
Red Bay, AL
Tel: (256) 332-1760 www.visitredbay.com
Open: Daily, 8 a.m.-
5 p.m. Groups should call ahead to make arrangements.
Cost: Free

Identified as Site #51, Northwest Loop of the North Alabama Birding Trail, the farm features two wooded birding observation areas as well as three ponds and several miles of nature trails divided into 10 paths. Along with the bird observation sites and bird sanctuary, existing farm structures at Cypress Cove Farm have been modified for use as bird blinds and education facilities. The farm includes a working gristmill, antique tractors and blacksmithing demonstrations for groups.


baytreeartsBay Tree Council for the Performing Arts

303 4th Ave. SE
Red Bay, AL
Tel: (256) 356-9829
www.baytreecouncil.com Open: Varies by season and performance.
Cost: Small admission fee.

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts began with its first play in 1996.  The BTCPA hosts plays in the theatre of Community Spirit Bank’s Weatherford Centre.  The plays bring citizens of the community to the stage and audiences from surrounding cities and states.  The BTCPA has involved more than 200 volunteers in play performances while being enjoyed by thousands.  The BTCPA has produced more than 50 family-friendly plays, each February, April and November.  The BTCPA and theatre welcomes small and large groups with dinner and play packages available.


 

heritageparkBay Tree Park & Heritage Park

5th Ave.
Red Bay, AL
Tel: (256) 436-8852 www.visitredbay.com
Open: Open daily.
Cost: Free

Red Bay Park is located across from the Red Bay City Hall. Serving as a cornerstone for many of the local annual festival, the site contains walking paths, benches, restroom facilities, and a central gazebo.
A time capsule, placed in Bay Tree Park and containing artifacts from the Centennial Celebration in 2007, will be exhumed in 2058.


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