Alabama Small Towns and Downtowns

The heart and soul of Sweet Home Alabama

A Major Pivot In Our Plans

The Alabama Small Town Chef competition has been canceled as there were not enough entries to make the contest viable. But, the concept of promoting and featuring restaurants, chefs, wineries, breweries, and the incredible food scene in Alabama is still on the table! 

So we are changing our plan on...

how to highlight the culinary scene in Alabama's small towns and downtowns!

Introducing The Alabama Foodie 2025

Explore the culinary delights of small towns and downtowns across Alabama with The Alabama Foodie—a comprehensive guide to delicious food and drinks available statewide in January 2025.


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Featured Articles

Main Street Alabama welcomes Main Street America to "Swe... Main Street Alabama welcomes Main Street America t
Are You an Alabama Foodie? Help us locate the best Small Town Chefs in Alabama!
Enjoying an Alabama Small Town LifeAlabama Small Towns and Downtowns Spring 2024 ON THE COVER A River Runs Through It. .. In Wetumpka, the Coosa River literally runs throu...
A Southern Melody in a Charming Railroad TownIn the heart of Alabama, where the pines sway to the rhythm of a timeless melody, lies the quaint town of Opelika—a rare gen that beckon...
June Fling Enters Its 22 YearSummertime in Oneonta is simply made better by the annual June Fling event hosted by the Oneonta Business Association (OBA). For 22 year...
Why visit our Alabama State Parks?January was long, and February was cold– and let’s face it - our desire to return to the sunshine is real. It’s one of the reasons we ch...

Upcoming Events in Alabama

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FIRST FRIDAY - DOWNTOWN GADSDEN
Aug 02, 2024
6:00 PM CDT
Gadsden, AL
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Food Truck Friday in Downtown Oxford
Aug 09, 2024
4:00 PM CDT
Main Street
Oxford, AL 36203
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Market on Main in Downtown Oxford Alabama
Aug 17, 2024
8:00 AM CDT
Main Street
Oxford, AL 36203
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Sweet Tea Festival in Enterprise
Aug 17, 2024
4:00 PM CDT
2401 Neil Metcalf Rd
Enterprise, AL 36330
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FIRST FRIDAY - DOWNTOWN GADSDEN
Sep 06, 2024
6:00 PM CDT
Gadsden, AL
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Food Truck Friday in Downtown Oxford
Sep 13, 2024
4:00 PM CDT
Main Street
Oxford, AL 36203
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The 2024 Spring Issue of Alabama Small Towns and Downtowns magazine

Search by regions or featured towns

North Alabama

Featured Towns...


  • The Shoals (Colbert County)
  • Oneonta 

Central Alabama

Featured Towns...

  • Heflin
  • Oxford

South Alabama

Featured Towns...

  • Enterprise
  • Eufaula
  • Union Springs

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