Gurley Community & History


The Year of Alabama Small Towns - 2010

Gurley Small Town Parade 2010 Costumed Cemetery Stroll 2010 

 In conjunction with
The Great Alabama Homecoming 2010
2010 The Year of Alabama Small Towns/Downtowns Festivals
Gurley's Celebrating Our Past Festival and Music

Video of the events on Youtube coming soon.
For a copy of the original format pictures or videos contact the Gurley Historical Association

Bluegrass Band from Bethel University
Bluegrass Band from Bethel University

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Gurley, Alabama May 7-8, & 9 2010

Celebrating Our Past

Video promo for the town of Gurley

GURLEY, AL “CELEBRATING OUR PAST” FESTIVAL AND MUSIC EVENT
 

FREE EVENT
Admission, music, and general events - free to the public; food and crafts available for purchase.

Food, crafts, souvenir tee shirts, horse-drawn carriage rides, etc., available for purchase.

All Day Festival activities
Carnival Rides, Games, Inflatables
Food Vendors/Treasures by the Tracks Crafts, etc.
Electric Locomotive/Amusement Train Shuttle/Ride and Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic Gurley
Self-Guided "Cemetery Trees of Gurley" Walk

Children's Rides/Games
Carnival Games - no child leaves without a prize!
Face Painting, Cotton Candy, Shaved Ice

DIRECTIONS
Charles Stone Park on Walker Street in Gurley, which is about 16 miles NE of Huntsville. Walker Street runs parallel to Highway 72 East. The park is next to City Hall.

Who: Town of Gurley
What: "Celebrating Our Past" Festival and Music When: May 7 and 8, 2010 Friday, 5/7 Gates open at 5:00 p.m. to 10P.M.
Saturday, 5/8 Gates open at 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Charles Stone Park Gurley, AL
Why: Celebrating "2010: The Year of Alabama Small Towns/Downtowns"

Event Logo Helium Balloons, Tee Shirts, and Railroad Depot Prints Available for Purchase

Live Music Entertainment included:
Friday, 5/7
Microwave Dave 6-8 p.m.
Time Machine 8-10 p.m.

Saturday, 5/8
Bethel University Renaissance Bluegrass Group 4-6 p.m.
Natchez Trace 6-8 p.m.
Rollin' in the Hay 8-10 p.m.

Festival Activities Friday, 5/7

Food Vendors 5-10 p.m.
Live Music Entertainment 6-10 p.m.
Microwave Dave; Time Machine

Saturday, 5/8

Parade 10:00 a.m. Historic District
Historical Marker Unveiling 11:30 a.m. Joplin Street/Railroad Crossing
Girl Scout Teddy Bear Tea Party 12:00 noon
Cemetery Stroll with Costumed Characters 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Cloggers 3:00
Multi-Aircraft Flyover 4:00 p.m.
Live Music Entertainment 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Renaissance Bluegrass Band; Natchez Trace; Rollin' in the Hay
Car Show - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 5/8 All Day Festival activities
Carnival Rides, Games and Prizes, Inflatables Food Vendors/Treasures by the Tracks Specialty Crafts and Vendors, etc. Electric Locomotive/Amusement Train Shuttle/Ride Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic Gurley Self-Guided "Cemetery Trees of Gurley" Walk

Cemetery Stroll
Who: Gurley Historical Association
What: Parade and Cemetery Stroll
Admission is Free; Donations will be accepted
Parade 10:00 a.m.
Cemetery Stroll 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: National Historic District Gurley, AL
Why: In conjunction with “The Great Alabama Homecoming”
“2010: The Year of Alabama Small Towns/Downtowns”
Gurley’s “Celebrating Our Past” Festival and Music

The Gurley Cemetery is a large urban cemetery which “sits on a knoll overlooking a spot of ancient charm that once was the location of the Gurley Baseball Field”. It was established in 1880, and contains more than 1000 markers, including Veterans of all U.S. Wars and 52 Confederate Soldiers.

Come see and hear costumed characters and many more of Gurley’s storied citizens including The Circuit Rider Preacher, The Cat Lady, and The Professional Baseball Player come back to life. Also enjoy a self-guided tour of over 20 species of mature trees scattered throughout the cemetery while listening to the auto-harp/bass music of by-gone days.