EVA - A week of family-friendly fun and wholesome entertainment is set to return later this month to the North Alabama town of Eva, located in Morgan County.
Now in its 30th year, Eva Frontier Days is about the spirit of the community and welcoming visitors to the town for lots of old-fashioned fun and games, including a pig calling contest and a greased pig chase. This year’s event is set for Sept. 21-28.
The Eva Frontier Days Beauty Pageant gets the weeklong celebration going on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. at Charlie's Vineyard at Frost Farm located at 1684 Frost Road in Eva. The pageant entry fee is $40 per contestant. Entry forms are available online at https://www.evafrontierdays.com/uploads/1/1/7/1/11717180/scan__20190524_142542.pdf. Entry deadline is Sept. 18. For more information, call Amy Weaver at 256.318.6743.
A hayride is set for Tuesday, Sept. 24, beginning at the Eva Saddle Club Arena, located at 1718 Frost Road in Eva at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $1 per person and includes a free hotdog and drink at the end of the ride.
Eva Methodist Church will host an old-fashioned hymnbook singing on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy music on the square Friday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. Slated to perform under the entertainment tent is the band Another Town featuring Anthony Bailey (former band member of Stan Nelson and Hurricane Creek Bluegrass Band). Admission is free.
The big day gets underway on Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at 9 a.m. with an arts and craft show, food vendors and an antique tractor and car show. Additional activities include a baking contest, a parade at 11 a.m., live entertainment at 12:30 and 2 p.m. featuring Jeff Whitlow and the Old Barn Band and a pig-calling contest at 3 p.m.
The day wraps up at the ball fields with the frog-jumping contest at 4 p.m. followed by the greased pig chase at 5 p.m.
Proceeds from Eva Frontier Days benefit the Eva Art Guild. For more information including a schedule of events and locations, visit https://www.evafrontierdays.com/.