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Everything you need to know about Colorfest in Mentone, AL

As the summer fades to fall and leaves of red, yellow, and orange begin to fall; Mentone, Alabama celebrates the changing of the season with its annual Colorfest. Colorfest in Mentone, AL celebrates the beauty of the mountains and its colorful landscape that is displayed every fall.


History of Colorfest

Located at the southern end of the Appalachians sits Mentone, AL, which rests atop Lookout Mountain, is home to some of the most beautiful landscape in the state. People have been traveling to Mentone, Alabama as their mountain getaway since the 1800’s. And it’s no wonder, with its grand mountain scenery, rushing waters and lush landscape that Mentone, AL still a destination for many travelers. Colorfest was created to celebrate and honor the history and beauty of the Appalachians. And while the history of Colorfest does not date back that far (1983) it has become one of the most anticipated and loved events in the area.

When is it?

Take part in all the excitement and beauty of autumn in Mentone by marking your calendar for October 20th & 21st. The festivities start at 9:00 AM and continues until the next day at the Mentone Brow Park. There are no admission fees to attend this annual event.

What you can expect from Colorfest

Discover local artists and crafters, sample food from local vendors, dance your heart out to live music, and take in the beauty of the autumn colors around you. Festivities kick off that Friday evening with the Friday evening bonfire to light things up!

What else is there to do in the fall?

Celebrate the colors of the season not only by attending Colorfest but also by strolling through the area’s many parks and trails, or take a scenic drive, all of which boast some of the best fall colors in the state. Of course, DeSoto State Park is the best and closest spot to view Alabama’s fall colors. But if you want to extend a bit further out to other parts of the state, use the Fall Color Trail guide for a day-cation driving through rolling hills of northern Alabama.

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Mentone Cabins near DeSoto State Park

Mentone Cabins is your number one choice when choosing accommodations for Colorfest. Conveniently located high atop of Lookout Mountain and near DeSoto State Park, our cabins offer the best retreats to relax and unwind. Choose from a variety of cabin sizes and locations throughout Lookout Mountain that best suits your vacation needs.

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Colorfest in Mentone, AL is one of the most popular events in the area and brings in tourists from all over, so start planning your getaway and book your cabin today! We’ll see you at Colorfest!