Foothills Festival moved to Sept. 7
by James Phillips
Jun 16, 2013 | 2866 views | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Foothills Festival, sponsored by the City of Jasper, will take place in September.

The event was originally scheduled for May, but officials needed more time to organize.

The date is now confirmed as Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Jasper.

“It will be a one-day event with two music stages — one on 3rd Avenue and one on 19th Street,” said Don Goetz, the city’s retail recruiter and Foothills Festival organizer, during a Jasper City Council work session Friday. “Admission will be free.”

While the musical acts have not been booked, Goetz said the concert will predominately feature local and regional musicians. He said organizers are currently negotiating with national recording artists to serve as headliners.

Goetz added that musical acts will be announced soon.

Along with music, the Foothills Festival will also feature a free children’s area, with rides, inflatables and a petting zoo. Officials from The Home Depot will be on hand with children’s activities.

A heritage section will also be set up with old equipment, photos and educational booths.

“We expect the Walker Area Community Foundation, the Alabama Mining Museum, the library and the Carl Elliott House will all help in that area,” Goetz said.

Goetz said 40 nonprofits have been invited to set up booths for free. He said approximately 12 food booths are available for $50 per booth and 40 to 50 craft/merchandise booths are available for $25 per booth.

The city is soliciting sponsors for each area of the festival. Scott Crump Toyota and Honda and Hyundai of Jasper have already agreed to sponsor the music stages.

Goetz said any other businesses interested in sponsoring the event can call Jasper City Hall at 205-221-2100.