Events Near Franklin AL

Freshwater Fishing

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 6:00am
Wetumpka, AL
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Fall Family Festival

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 10:00am
Russell Crossroads
Alexander City, AL
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Reeltown Harvest Fest and Holiday Market

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 11:00am
Reeltown Elementary
Notasulga, AL
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Oktoberfest at The Tipping Point

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 6:00pm
The Tipping Point
Montgomery, AL
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Auburn University Oktoberfest

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018
Auburn University College, Ag Heritage Park
Auburn, AL
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Book It For Books 5k And Fun Run

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 8:00am
Town Creek Park
Auburn, AL
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Coosa River Challenge

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 8:30am
Wetumpka, AL
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Opelika Gun and Hunting Show

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 9:00am
The Village Event Center
Opelika, AL
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Freshwater Fishing

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018
Wind Creek State Park
Alexander City, AL
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Alabama Cotton Festival

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 8:00am
Eclectic, AL
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Freshwater Fishing

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
Cooters Pond Park
Prattville, AL
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