17th Annual UFO Day Festival is set for August 27th

The Fyffe UFO Day Festival offers hot air balloon rides, arts and crafts, games and inflatables for children, a 5k run, an antique car and tractor show, an assortment of food vendors and live music. During the one-day event, the only flying objects spotted in the sky are colorful hot-air balloons.

There will also be face painting and a vendor that will be able to put in tinsel and other color hair extensions.

Headlining this year is a young and upcoming star, Jackson Chase (jacksonchasemusic.com). A native of Tuscaloosa Alabama, Jackson has been singing since he was 3 years old. It started at home with his family, and then moved on to singing in school talent shows and churches. At the age of twelve, Jackson competed in a local talent show at the suggestion of a family friend. A few months later, he found himself in Los Angeles where he won first place in the National competition. It was then that Jackson decided to make music his full-time focus. He began learning guitar and mandolin, as well as learning how to write his own songs.

Jackson’s music is a blend of country, bluegrass, and Gospel with a classic country sound. His main influences are George Strait, Keith Whitley, John Anderson, Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, and Alabama. He has a passion for wanting to keep the sound of classic country music around for the next generation.

His first EP is being released at the age of sixteen and includes collaborations with John Schneider, John Anderson, and Tayla Lynn. You can connect with Jackson as he sings all kinds of music on his social media pages where he posts new videos regularly.

In his free time, Jackson enjoys hanging out with friends on the lake or just sitting around with anyone and everyone and playing music. He is also a big fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. He hopes you will enjoy listening to his music as much as he enjoys making it.

Also performing for the first time, Pop Christian artist, Caroline Grace, is from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She began singing with her parents at the age of two and never stopped! She sang in primary, elementary middle and high school choirs as well as her church youth band at The Crossing Chattanooga. She released her first Pop Christian single, “I’m All In” July 2021. Her music influences are Franchescas Battistelli, Taylor Swift, Britt Nicole and Olivia Rodrigo. She is currently a featured artist with The Grove Jesus Music productions and her latest single “How It Feels” will be available to stream August 2022 on all streaming platforms.

Other entertainers slated to perform are AnnaLee  Austin,  JT Clark and Jay Jenkins, Chasing Payne, Still Kickin’ and more.

Gates open at 9 a.m. with the entertainment getting underway at 10 a.m. Festivalgoers are encouraged to arrive as early as 6 a.m. to watch the hot air balloons launch. Tethered rides for the public are generally offered around 6 p.m. Also, in conjunction with the UFO Day Festival, hot-air balloon rides across the Sand Mountain area will be available, weather permitting, by advance reservation only. For more information, visit www.ballooningal.com or call 256.461.8612 or send an email to rides@ballooningal.com.

 

The Fyffe High School baseball team will be having their 1st Annual UFO Days 5K.

Run or walk, your participation is greatly appreciated!!

Pre-Registration – $30.00

Registration Day of Race – $35.00

Prizes will be given for first place in each age group for Male and Female

Prizes will be given for best overall Male and Female

*** To receive a shirt, you must be pre-registered by August 17th***

** For more information text or call 256-899-9119**

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There will be a Disc Golf Tournament beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Sign up online, or sign up the day of (if there are available spots), for $20.

Each participant will receive a disc (courtesy of Angry Goose Disc Golf). There will be prizes as well!

1st Annual UFO Days Open (Presented by Angry Goose Disc Golf) (2022, Dekalb County Disc Golf Club) · Disc Golf Scene

https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/1st_Annual_UFO_Days_Open_Presented_by_Angry_Goose_Disc_Golf_2022

 

All activities are held at the Fyffe Town Park located at the corner of Paul Benefield Lane and Church Street unless noted otherwise. Admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

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