DeKalb Co. Fiddler's Convention110th DeKalb County Fiddlers’ Convention

June 4, 2022
Register online until June 3, 2022
On-site Registration begins at 10 a.m.
$10 admission
Children under 10-Free

Fort Payne Opera House & Coal & Iron Building
500 block of Gault Avenue North
Fort Payne, Alabama

Landmarks of DeKalb County, along with the City of Fort Payne, are reviving this time honored folk tradition in the 130 year old Fort Payne Opera House. Featuring 12 categories for competition and over $5600 in prizes, contestants can register for a single category for $10 and $5 for each additional category.

Learn more and register for the event.


Midsummer Night's Dream posterA Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare
Performed by Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Fellowship Company

Set in ancient Athens, the play is associated with the gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon, mythical creatures who often manifested themselves to humans in strange, sometimes terrifying, and often magical ways. Love is the primary concern of the play, even when love is mutual it is often hampered by family disapproval. Commenting on the often difficult course of true love, and the conflict between imagination and reason, it is also a joyful and festive play, filled with dancing and singing, fairies and enchantment. Drenched in moonlight and filled with dreamers, this play is meant to mesmerize its audience.

February 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. @ the Fort Payne Opera House

Making Alabama – A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit
Bicentennial Traveling ExhibitTraveling to all 67 counties from April 2018 to December 2019, this exhibit is a showcase event for the multi-year series of celebrations taking place all over our state.
Alabama Humanities Foundation, in partnership with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and Alabama Department of Archives and History presents this traveling exhibit of our state’s storied history.
From a fledgling US territory in 1817 to becoming the nation’s 22nd state on December 14, 1819, we proudly commemorate Alabama’s 200th birthday by showcasing the pivotal moments, people and historic places that shaped the story of our state.
June 4 – June 28
Hunt Reception Hall
500 Gault Ave. N.
Historic Downtown Fort Payne
For more information, call 256-845-3957
Sacred Harp Singing at Council Bluff School
October 14, 2018
2-4 p.m.
Free – public invited

“The Dye Ditch Gang” Public Art Unveiling – Friday, September 14, 10 AM

A heritage tribute of a montage’ of caricatures sculpted by Fort Payne native, Bobby H. Welch, upon request of Fort Payne, Ala. and is a gift to Fort Payne from Bobby and his family. This presentation is an attempt to express undying appreciation for those not only of the era displayed, but to those, before and after, both in & outside Fort Payne.

The 10′ high glass enclosure with a 360* viewer’s walk-around path, underneath a shading overhang, provides extraordinary sculpture art viewing with brief wall text available. The scene is one-of-a-kind and will demand viewers’ participation in attempting to relate the characters to real life persons of yesteryears and today.

Remember, as you are looking at the characters in the enclosure, be aware that all characters will be looking back at you. Give them a wink, a wave, or throw them a kiss.

Price: Free
10: AM – Reception at Landmarks’ Fort Payne Opera House,

510 Gault Ave N, Fort Payne, AL 35967

10:30 AM – Unveiling with the Artist and the City of Fort Payne on 5th Street
across from Alabama Walking Park


Landmarks Boom Days Book Sale -Saturday, September 15

Landmarks – Richard C. Hunt Reception Hall,

516 Gault Avenue North. Fort Payne, AL 35967

This is the time to add Landmarks books to your collection
1/2 off most publications


Landmarks Centennial Commemoration World War I Poster Exhibit – Saturday, September 15

Landmarks – Richard C. Hunt Reception Hall,

516 Gault Avenue North. Fort Payne, AL 35967

To commemorate the centennial of World War I, Landmarks was selected as the DeKalb County location for the Alabama Archives exhibit, Art of the Great War I Posters. The exhibit will be on display in Hunt Hall through the end of November. Selected from the Archives’ collections, these compelling and beautiful posters were created to promote the war effort. Today they provide us a striking reminder of the wartime experiences of Alabamians on the home front. Also on display are 100-year-old World War I uniforms, flags, photographs, and postcards, along with other local military exhibits.
Price: Free
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


The Play: Granny Dollar and the Trail of Tears – Saturday, September 15

Landmarks – Fort Payne Opera House,

510 Gault Ave N, Fort Payne, AL 35967

A 15-minute play celebrating the life of a local legend, Granny Dollar. Written and directed by Eddie McPherson
4 performances during Boom Days – 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:00PM and 5:30PM.
Price: Free



Who We Are

Landmarks of DeKalb County, Inc. was organized on August 4, 1969 as a private, non-profit 501c3 corporation. Landmarks’ was created for the purpose of sharing and preserving the history of the people and the places in Dekalb County, Alabama.

Landmarks’ issues publications, maintains interpretive exhibits, and conserves historical properties such as the Opera House, the old Cabin Fort Site, Wills Town Mission Cemetery, Wills Valley School, Richard C. Hunt Hall, the Hosiery Museum, & the Council Bluff School.