Motorcycles and Blake Shelton: Angel Ride 2010

For two days, November 5 and 6, 2010, Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope, Alabama will be flooded with the sounds of motorcycles revving, musical entertainment, and lots of folks having a great time.

The annual Angel Ride & Concert raises funds for children's unmet health care bills. Enjoy performances by Blake Shelton and more November 5 and 6, 2010.

Bringing everyone together is a mutual desire to help children. The annual Rileigh and Raylee Angel Ride event is organized to raise money to help families of children who have medical needs that insurance won’t cover. The contributions raised so far have allowed for 548 disbursements to grateful families.

Friday’s musical lineup starts with The Tip Tops on Stage 1 from 7:00 until 8:15 p.m., and returning with another set at 9:45. The Barn Stage will feature Grits ’n’ Pieces 7:30–10:30, while Mustang Sally entertains on Stage 2 from 8:15 until 9:45 p.m.

Saturday concerts begin at 10:00 a.m. with Ronnie Levine, followed by Grits ’n’ Pieces at 2:00. Noon brings Darlawan to Stage 2 for two hours, and Travis Murray Band will continue the action at 4:00. Stage 1 will take the evening to its close with The Leavin Brothers at 7:00 and winding up with the grand finale by Blake Shelton at 9:00 p.m

In addition to the outstanding performances, visitors can enjoy a bike show and judging plus more. Food and trade vendors provide opportunities for meals, snacks and a variety of artistic treasures. The carnival will open Saturday at 9:00 a.m., and Sponge Bob and Patrick the Starfish will make an appearance, keeping young ones entertained in the children’s area between 10:30 and 2:30.

The non-stop, escorted Angel Ride beings at 2:30 Saturday. What an impressive site it is to see such a large mass of bikes make the loop around the eastern portion of Baldwin County!

The grounds open Thursday for campers and vendors, and Friday for everyone. For ticket prices and more details about the event, as well as information regarding the Angel Ride Foundation, please visit

During the Angel Ride weekend or any time of the year, enjoy the sunshine and sand at the beautiful beaches of the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast. With the help of Meyer Real Estate, you will find generous specials and Hot Deals that create an ideal combination of fun and affordability.

Two Food Events This Weekend

The evening of Saturday, October 30 will likely be filled with numerous Halloween parties for children and adults.

Get your fill of barbecued ribs at the 25th Annual South Eastern Sudden Death Rib-Off Championship in Orange Beach, Alabama, on October 30, 2010.

But during the day, you’ll find two delicious reasons to get out and about.

The 25th Annual South Eastern Sudden Death Rib-Off Championship is making its first appearance in Orange Beach. The grills will be lit around noon, and while the chefs are busy preparing their gourmet concoctions the Rib-Off Olympics will be in full swing. There will be plenty of silliness, so be prepared for some not-quite-ordinary activities and participants. The $5 admission to the event, held at the Orange Beach Waterfront Park on Canal Road, includes as much barbecue as you can eat.

Since 1978, the Elberta Fire Department has raised money via the Original German Sausage Festival. Although the wild success of the event is attributed to the amazing secret-recipe sausages cooked on the grill, you’ll also find burgers, dogs, BBQ, baked beans, goulash, potato salad, sauerkraut and more. Wander the grounds to find nearly 250 arts & crafts and homemade dessert booths; live entertainment including fiddlers, German bands, country music and cloggers; and carnival rides. Be sure to arrive well before 3:00 or you may miss out on your share of the 7,000 pounds of sausage sold that day. The free event is held from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Elberta Town Park on Hwy. 98 East.

Get there early to dine on amazingly delicious sausage and more at the Elberta German Sausage Festival on October 30, 2010, in Elberta, Alabama.

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Ska, Dub, Punk: Sublime with Rome

Wednesday, October 27, 2010. 8:00 p.m. The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Be there.

Fans of Sublime in the mid-1990s were saddened by the death of the group’s front man. And it happened just as the mainstream music world was showering them with appreciation and heightened recognition.

It’s been a long road, but Sublime with Rome is now reaping the rewards of a new chemistry that includes a terrific new front man. And you can play a part in returning them to the forefront of the music world by attending their 2010 tour along with guests The Dirty Heads.

But there’s not much time left, so hurry to get your tickets for this Wednesday via The Hangout or Front Gate Tickets! As if the evening could get any better, you are sure to enjoy the built-in bonus of a show location along the beautiful white-sand beach of Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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Habitat for Humanity Chili Cook-off

Although the weather is a little warmer than usual for late October along the Gulf Coast, the calendar says it’s time for pumpkins, fall colors, hot chocolate, and a staple of cool-weather food: Chili!

Yummy chili and much more at the Habitat for Humanity Women Build's Chili Cook-off Saturday, October 23 at Heritage Park in Foley.

Helping us get in the mood to make chili is the Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County Women Build’s 11th Annual Chili Cook-off. But of course the real purpose is to benefit the Habitat for Humanity program.

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity strives to “eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.” This is accomplished by gathering donated materials and volunteer labor to build or rehabilitate simple housing. A family chosen as a recipient is responsible for the downpayment and mortgage payments, and is required to be heavily involved in their construction project as well as others. As the mortgage is paid, those funds are applied toward a future project.

Like most any charitable cause, Habitat for Humanity is in need of funding. So the local folks created this fun event to raise both awareness and money. And even though it’s a chili cook-off, your low $5 admission fee gains you entry into much more than a cooking contest.

Starting at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, October 23, you can indulge your sweet tooth with extraordinary baked goods, participate in a great silent auction and raffles, check out the antique tractors, watch a sugar cane mill and rope making, admire and purchase handmade craft items, and cheer the kids on in a Lego competition. The chili judging will be held at noon, but the day’s activities are available through 3:00 p.m. For further information, call 251-943-7268.

Join the community in support of Baldwin County’s Habitat for Humanity Women Build program. You’ll enjoy a beautiful day outdoors at Heritage Park in Foley (at the intersection of Hwys. 59 & 98), and you might even discover a new favorite chili recipe.

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Silverhill Heritage Day Oct. 16

Looking for a family event this weekend, away from the high-energy concerts and boat races at the beach? The town of Silverhill, north of Foley, would love to welcome you to their free Heritage Day festivities on Saturday, October 16, 2010.

Of course you will find the vendor booths tempting you with delicious food, souvenir merchandise, games and terrific local arts and crafts. And of course there will be live musical entertainment. But take note of all the extras that make this day even more fun:

  • Motorcycle Show 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.—and you are welcome to show your bike for a $10 entry fee.
  • A morning visit by an Elvis impersonator.
  • Marching bands and more in the kick-off parade at 10:00 a.m.
  • Relics from Silverhill’s history, honoring Czechoslovakia, Finland, Norway and Sweden will be on display in The Little Hall.
  • Demonstrations of RC racers, including airplanes and on- and off-road cars and trucks.
  • Karaoke.
  • Tours of some of the local businesses.
  • Little Miss Silverhill pageant for first graders.
  • Martial arts demonstrations.
  • Inflatables and train rides for the kids.

Join the small town of Silverhill in their big celebration of the year, located at the Silverhill Ball Park and Little Hall. And feel the satisfaction of helping to generate funds for the Silverhill Kids Park and Silverhill Ball Parks. You’ll find the town about 10 miles north of Foley, just west of Hwy. 59 on Hwy. 104. For more information, call Silverhill Town Hall at 251-945-5198.

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Thursdays: Foley Fall Market

This fall season, Thursday evenings are not just another evening. They are special evenings filled with food samplings, zoo animals, police and fire department demonstrations, hula hooping, a community art project, local vendors, live musical entertainment and a farmer’s market. And you’ll find all of those things in one place!

Foley Fall Market offers products from local farmers and vendors, children's activities, food samplings, live music and more! Held Thursdays from Oct. 14 thru Nov. 5, 2010 in Uptown Foley.

The Uptown Foley Committee has set up the Foley Fall Market as what is just the first of many events dedicated to bringing new life to the uptown area. It’s an opportunity to get to know the local farmers and business owners as well as those who are dedicated to protecting the Foley community.

Musical guests will be performing in the Magnolia Court Courtyard as follows:

Oct. 14—Soul Monkey

Oct. 21—Jerry Byrd

Oct. 28—Roman Street

Nov. 4—Rebecca Barry

Each week, Coca-Cola and Bama Creamery will be supplying tastes of their best-selling products, and the Foley Performing Arts Association will stay open to make shopping and browsing convenient. Among the other vendors committed so far to the weekly event, you’ll find Hollis Furniture and Antiques, Manning Jewelry, Magnolia Court Restaurant, Cain’s Wine Cellar, and Cahall’s Deli and Catering.

You’ll find the Foley Fall Market operating Thursdays from October 14 through November 4, between 5 and 7 p.m. in the alley behind Hotel Magnolia, near the northwest corner of Highways 59 and 98.

Stop by to pick up a quick item on your way home from work, meet friends there for some relaxed social time, or bring your entire family for a fun-filled evening of activities. No matter how you approach it, the Foley Fall Market is a welcome change from another ordinary fall evening.

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