Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s Nationwide Insurance No. 17 stock car will take a pit stop from Stenhouse's race to this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup title to be part of Eclectic's 22nd annual Alabama Cotton Festival.
The No. 17 Ford Fusion will be fender to fender with a variety of classic cars from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the M.L. Fielder Municipal Complex at 145 Main Street in Eclectic. The stock car, sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, will be parked for fans and festival goers to tour and inspect throughout the day.
The show car will arrive on a full car-hauler, which also includes:
- One interactive racing simulator (housed inside the glass show car trailer) - One Nationwide branded tent - Two 8-foot tables with Nationwide branded table skirts - Table top Plinko board game (giveaway items not provided)
The 22nd annual Alabama Cotton Festival will pack downtown Eclectic, Ala. for concerts, contests, delicious food and arts and crafts from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
Vendors will line Main Street with a wide variety of delectable food and unique wares, as local dancers strut their stuff, 'Bama's best bands play live and lovely ladies vie for the coveted tiaras of Alabama's Cotton Queens.
Music by the Josh Brannon Band and Nashville duo The Springs will make this year's Alabama Cotton Festival a can't-miss event for the River Region.
The festival also features a variety of contests, including a car show, photography and art contests and the annual taste-off to see who can bake the best Sweet Treat. Registration forms for each contest can be found either in the front lobby of the Eclectic Municipal Building at 145 Main Street in Eclectic, or by printing out a form from this space and mailing it to town clerk Deborah Rowe.
This year's events include:
The Fifth Annual Alabama Rook Tournament State Championship will be held in conjunction with the Alabama Cotton Festival on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
The Tournament will take place in the old Harden building in downtown Eclectic. A portion of the proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Eclectic Kindness Ministry. The committee invites your participation in this fun family.
Registration and sponsor fees benefit the Eclectic Kindness Ministry and help keep the tournament strong in coming years. Entry fee is $20 to sit down with other top players at the Alabama Rook Tournament. Registration must be complete by Monday, October 6, 2014