It’s May on the mountain and the Rhododendron are blooming with the Mountain Laurel following close behind. Hiking in the woods also brings wonderful wildflowers such as lady slippers, nodding trillium, irises and wild honeysuckle. Little River is full so waterfalls are flowing and beautiful too.
May also brings Mentone’s Rhododendron Festival on brow park beginning on Friday, May 15th and lasting until Sunday afternoon. Artwork, music, and food will be available at the festival. There is also a Miss Rhododendron Pageant on Friday at Mentone Community Church. MERF will have a booth selling its popular “Leave Me in Mentone” shirts, caps and fleece throws. Stop by and support the great work of Mentone Educational Resources Foundation.On Saturday, May 9th, MAAC will begin having an art show every 1st Saturday of the month through the summer. Artists will be set up across from the Mentone Market. Kamama Art Gallery and restaurant has a music series every Thursday with a set menu dinner being served 5:30-7 then the music begins at 7 p.m. See their facebook page for the lineup of musicians.
DeSoto State Park has a full line up of classes and programs so come support our great state park. See DeSoto State Park website for information. Remember, if you are a guest at Mountain Laurel Inn B&B, you can hike to DeSoto Falls from your room.
If shopping is more of your pleasure then come May 14 – 17 17th Annual US 11 Antique Alley Yard SaleFollow the scenic U.S. Highway 11 from Meridian, MS to Bristol, VA for more than 500-miles of yard sales! Explore charming historic communities and downtown districts like the 1889 boom town district of Fort Payne, Alabama. 888-805-4740 & 877-871-1386
For a more extensive list of activities throughout May on Lookout Mountain, Fort Payne and Mentone, see Calendar of Events from DeKalb County Tourism.
Thank you for visiting Sammie’s blog about her adventures as the guest greeter at Mountain Laurel Inn B&B in Mentone, Alabama.