- Cullman, Alabama

October 7, 2012

Fall and Winter activities are plentiful for area residents

By Loretta Gillespie
The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — For people on the go, the Wallace State Community College Alumni Association and Cullman City Parks and Recreation have a list of exciting trips planned for folks who love to visit and travel. Don’t let the winter doldrums get you down, make plans to be a part of these fantastic excursions.

The Wallace State Alumni Association offers an action-packed trip to the Homestead Hollow Harvest Festival, including shopping at the outlet stores at Grande River Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, from 8 to 4 p.m.

The Homestead Hollow Harvest Festival (including nearby shopping at outlet stores at Grande River) is in Leeds, Alabama. Plan to make a full day of it, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before departure time. Ticket price includes transportation and festival admission, with lunch on your own at the fabulous food court in the outlet mall. Busses will load in the Wallace State Coliseum parking lot. Tickets are now on sale with general admission rates of $20 (fee of $2.09) or Alumni Discount tickets at $18 with a fee of $1.98.

Next stop, the Christmas Village Craft Show at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, including shopping at the Galleria Mall, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2. Tickets are priced for general admission at $25, with a fee of $2.37. WSCC alumni tickets are discount priced at $22.50, with a $2.23 fee. A special Facebook page has been set up for those wishing to connect with friends who will also be traveling to this fun-filled holiday jaunt. The fee includes transportation and admission to the Christmas Village Show, with lunch on your own at the food court, where you will find lots of tempting foods of all descriptions available. You should arrive at least 30 minutes for this trip. Busses will load in the Wallace State Coliseum parking lot.

Last, but certainly not least, you won’t want to miss the exciting trip to see the famous American Pickers Antique Archeology Store, made famous by the popular television show, American Pickers. The store, located in Nashville, Tenn., is well worth the trip, and who knows, you might even get to meet the show’s stars, Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and Danielle Colby- Cushman. Not only will you get to browse the antique pickings in Antique Archeology, but you will also travel to the Franklin Factory Art and Antique Mall in nearby Franklin, Tenn. This trip is planned for 7:30 to 6 p.m. March 8, 2013. General admission tickets are $30 ($2.64 fee) or WSCC Alumni discount tickets, $27, plus a $2.48 fee. For this great price you antique buffs can shop to your hearts content. Lunch for this excursion is also on your own, at the many great restaurants at the Factory or the Farmers Market, which is a great trip in itself. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time, at the Wallace State Coliseum parking lot.

For more information on any of these trips, contact Ladonna Allen at 256-352-8071 or email

You can also check for more details on Facebook.