PHOTO: The Town of Mentone is hosting it's annual Rhododendron Festival this weekend at Brow Park! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)
By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor
MENTONE, Ala. — Tomorrow and Sunday (May 20 - 21), the Town of Mentone will be hosting it's annual Rhododendron Festival! The event is held annually during the third weekend of May.
Ray Padgett, Chairman of the Mentone Area Preservation Association (MAPA) said, "We've got 20 something musical acts, 3 clogging groups, storytellers, and we've got all kinds of music, we've got celtic music, jazz, rock, and some bluegrass. We've got a good mix of music throughout the festival." (See Schedule Below)
The music will be from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
"We'll have two stages with music, one will be at Brow Park, and the other will be at the Old Mentone Springs Hotel site," said Padgett.
"Well it's always depended on the weather, but we are expecting around 7,000 - 10,000 people, "
Admission is free, with MAPA asking for donations. The proceeds will go towards helping promote the town and towards future events, as well as the planned Mentone Arts and Cultural Center.