Upcoming Events

2016 Peach Festival Cook-Off & Cooking Demonstration

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    When:     Saturday, June 18, 2016

    Where:   Senior Connection 304 Park Plaza Clanton AL 35045 (Located in the Fred’s Shopping Center)

    Time:      10:00 a.m.

    Who:      Adult Division, age 19 and above 4-H Youth Division, ages 9-18

    Deadline: June 15, by 4 p.m.

Adults Prizes: 1 st – $50.00 2 nd – $35.00 3 rd – $25.00

Youth Prizes: 1 st – $50.00 2 nd – $35.00 3 rd – $25.00

During the judging portion of the event, a food demonstration will be presented by Chef Nathan Wilkerson of Clanton. Chef Nathan is a graduate of the Virginia College Culinard and has served as a banquet and house restaurant cook at the Marriott and Renaissance Hotels. Attend the presentation even if you don’t enter a dish. Seating is limited, so please call (205) 280-6268 to reserve your seat.

For more information, contact Gay West at (205) 280-6268
On the day of the event, call (205) 410-3593
Disabilities will be accommodated with prior notification


  • Dish entered in the contest must contain fresh Chilton County peaches.
  • One entry per person.
  • The recipe need not be original.
  • Judging will be based on using fresh, quality peaches (10 points); appearance (20 points), taste (60 points) and creativity (10 points). Dish can be displayed in participant’s container of choice.
  • Dish must be registered and on the table ready for judging by 10:00 a.m.
  • Winner must be present to win.
  • Pre-registration is required. Complete registration form below. Due to Extension Office by 4 p.m. June 15th. No late entries will be accepted. Mail registration form to P.O. Box 30, Clanton, AL 35046 or fax to (205) 280-6357.
  • Recipe using raw eggs will be disqualified (such as in ice cream custards). If a recipe calls for raw eggs, cooked custard can be made, or pasteurized egg products may be substituted.
  • Dish entered in the contest must be made available for participants and attendees to taste at the conclusion of the event.
  • Participants are encouraged to serve samples of their dish to guests during the sampling portion of the program.

Printable Registration Form 

Agri-Tourism in Alabama

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Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.

U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.

Find your Agri-Tourism destination today!

Alabama Master Naturalist Program

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The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Learn more about how you can participate today!