Six Days at Seven Springs

Danny Foster is an owner of Seven Springs Lodge and Rattlesnake Saloon. According to Foster, this year’s Frontier Days, April 23-28, will be jam-packed with fun things to see and do.

TUSCUMBIA - Some of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country will converge on Seven Springs Lodge next week for six days of horseback riding, rodeo competitions, chuckwagon racing, and more.

Danny Foster is an owner of Seven Springs Lodge and Rattlesnake Saloon. According to Foster, this year’s Frontier Days, April 23-28, will be jam-packed with fun things to see and do.

“It’s going to be non-stop excitement for the whole family,” said Foster. “There will be plenty of educational programs and activities for children. We will have bull riding, a full rodeo, a tough-cowgirl competition, trail rides, wagon racing, a turkey shoot, a bb gun shoot for kids, hatchet throwing, donkey penning and some great music. “It’s going to be the biggest event we’ve ever held at the lodge.” Seven Springs Lodge is located at 1292 Mt. Mills Road in Tuscumbia.

According to Susann Hamlin, President and CEO of Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, the huge crowds at Frontier Days will be a boon for the local economy.

Foster said an Indian artifacts appraiser will be on hand Saturday, April 27 at Frontier Days to appraise arrowheads and other artifacts from personal collections. “Anyone can bring up to eight items from their collection and find out how much they are worth.”

Craftsmen will also be demonstrating arrowhead making, blacksmithing and other skills. There will be vendors and concessions will be available.

The activities begin Tuesday, April 23 with trail rides.

Bull riding is Friday, ABull riding is Friday, April 26. Entry into the bull riding competition is open to the public. The rodeo and tough cowgirl competition will include riding, roping and shooting events on Saturday, April 27. Entry into the rodeo and tough cowgirl competitions is open to the public. The tough-cowgirl competition offers $1,000 to the winner.

Admission is $65 for the week. Three-day admission for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is $25. Three-day admission for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is $40. Two-day admission for Saturday and Sunday is $35. Primitive camping will be available. Admission is free for children 12 and younger.

For more details on Frontier Days, call 256-370-7218.

Frontier Days Schedule

Tuesday & Wednesday, April 23 - 24

7 am – Gates open

10 am – Trail rides

Thursday, April 25

7 am - Gates open

10 am - Trail rides

4 pm - Donkey penning and sorting

7 pm - Karaoke

Friday, April 26

7 am - Gates open

All day - Turkey shoot

All day – Hatchet toss

10 am - Guided trail ride

1 pm - Donkey penning and sorting

5 pm - Bull riding and rodeo

8 pm - Music – Matt Prater

9 pm - Music – Calcutta

Saturday, April 27

7 am – Gates open

All day – Turkey shoot

All day – Hatchett toss

10 am – 3pm - Indians artifacts appraised

1 pm - Chuckwagon races

5 pm – Bull riding, rodeo and tough cowgirl tough competition

8 pm – Music - Joseph Baldwin

Sunday, April 28

10 am - Cowboy Church

1 pm - Chuckwagon races