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Rooster Day

Rooster Day

Apr 10th 2020 - Apr 11th 20208am-4pmDemopolis

In 1919, Demopolis hosted the great Rooster Auction to raise funds to build a bridge over the Tombigbee River connecting Marengo and Sumter counties, the last link in the Dixie Overland Highway. Thus was erected the infamous Rooster Bridge! Join the Marengo County Historical Society in commemorating this unique event in Alabama history! Guests can run the Cock's Crow 5K, browse Rooster Fair in Public Square (arts/crafts/food) as you listen to live entertainment, let the kids be kids at the Coop Games. This year's live auction will be Friday night, April 10, 6pm-11pm.

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    • 211 North Walnut Avenue
    • Demopolis AL, 36732

    Directions

    From North on HWY 43: cross over Black Warrior River (William Rufus King Bridge) heading South on Hwy 43. As you enter Demopolis (Yacht Basin on your right) Hwy 43 becomes N. Walnut Ave. Travel South on N. Walnut Ave. to first light at intersection of N. Walnut Ave. and Capitol St. (heart of Historic Downtown Demopolis). Public Square is diagonally on your right. From South on HWY 43: heading North on Hwy 43 as you enter Demopolis, the first traffic light will be at the intersection of 43 and Hwy 80. Take a left onto hwy 80. Travel west on Hwy 80 to the fourth traffic light at the intersection of Hwy 80 and Walnut Avenue (McDonald’s will be on your right). Take a right onto Walnut Ave. Head North to the third traffic light at the intersection of Walnut Ave. and Washington St. (you will cross over railroad tracks as you enter Historic Downtown Demopolis one block before the third light). Public Square will be diagonally on your left. From West on HWY 80: as you enter Demopolis, the first traffic light will be at the intersection of Hwy 80 and Maria Ave. Continue East on 80 to the third traffic light at the intersection of Hwy 80 and Walnut Avenue (McDonald’s will be on your left). Take a left onto Walnut Ave. Head North to the third traffic light at the intersection of Walnut Ave. and Washington St.(you will cross over railroad tracks as you enter Historic Downtown Demopolis one block before the third light). Public Square will be diagonally on your left.

    Region

    Demopolis is located in the Tombigbee River Valley Area of the Central Alabama Region

    Fees

    Day events are free. Auction at Lyon Hall $20 admission.
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