Special to Atmore News
One day a year in October, Atmore steps back in time to 1866 when it was once called Williams Station, just a small supply stop on the Mobile and Great Northern railroad. Atmore invites you to join in on the celebration again as it honors its rich heritage at Williams Station Day, a regional event that celebrates the importance of the railroad in the life, artists, and craftsman of this community. Williams Station Day will be held Saturday, October 24.
Truly a family event, Williams Station offers something for everyone! From a fiddlers tent to local talent on the main stage featuring AFA Puppet Ministries, Nostalgia Road, Jason Crysell, Twirl Time, Paul Therrell, and the fiddlers. Enjoy a leisurely hayride from the main festival site to Heritage Park where there will be a car show hosted by Cruisers’ Unlimited. Animal lovers can watch the BARK-tober Fest Pet Costume Contest at 10 a.m. on the main stage. Get your morning run in during the 5K that will begin at 8 a.m. The Student Art Show, Amateur Photography Contest, Pumpkin Painting Contest, and 4th Grade Writing Contest offer experiences for every art connoisseur.
So, grab the family and #DiscoverAtmore while enjoying Williams Station Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee.
Williams Station Day 2020 is coordinated by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the City of Atmore; Poarch Band of Creek Indians; Wind Creek Hospitality; Diamond Gasoline; Fairway Independent Mortgage; First National Bank & Trust; Gulf Winds Credit Union; United Bank; Brown Precision, Inc.; Coastal Alabama Community College; Atmore Walmart #7247; Cornerstone Well Service; Pepsi Bottling Co. of Atmore; Swift Supply, Inc.; The Yellow Garden; uFinancial & Payroll, Inc.; Atmore Insurance Services; Atmore Realty; CIEDA; FS Advisors; Astound Physical Therapy; DMS Sound and Stage; Swift Lumber; and Tom Tschida, Realtor.
“With the unique challenges 2020 has brought us, we would like to note that we will be enforcing CDC guidelines to protect against COVID-19” Chamber Director Anna Norton said. “Booths will be spaced ten feet apart; we will have handwashing stations set up through the festival grounds, and masks will be encouraged. These are just a few of the many ways we will keep everyone’s health in our best interest.”
For more information contact the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce at (251) 368-3305, email Director@AtmoreChamber.com, or follow Williams Station Day 2020 on Facebook!
Please see the special Williams Station Day section in this edition of Atmore News.