Hamilton's Buttahatchee River Fall Fest

Please join the Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce for the 17th Annual Buttahatchee River Fall Fest on October 28, 2023. The festival, held in downtown Hamilton, Alabama, on and around the Court Square, features arts and crafts, food, live music, classic cars, motorcycles, and general vendors. This family friendly event offers free admission and fun for the whole family.

The arts and crafts portion of the festival features a great variety of items such as hand-made traditional folk pottery, gourd art, bird houses, iron works, glass, handmade jewelry, and more.

The Classic Automobile section features antique and classic cars, and donates the profits to a local charity that provides clothes and a few toys to local needy children. The Motorcycle ride this year is sponsored by Hoof or Paw, a local non-profit no kill facility that houses strays and rescues providing them with vaccinations, spays/neuters, needed medical care and a good bill of health from a licensed veterinarian and places them up for adoption by the public.

The Buttahatchee River Fall Fest is named after the Buttahatchee River which zigzags its way through Hamilton on its way to the Tombigbee River over in Mississippi. On the banks of the Buttahatchee, just south of Hamilton, are a set of three Chickasaw Indian mounds. Near the Indian mounds, “Military Road” crosses the Buttahatchee. The road was carved out by the army of General Andrew Jackson as a short cut between New Orleans and Nashville.

Our history and heritage around the Buttahatchee River, along with our downtown area, local merchants as well as vendors and artists from across the Southeast help to make our festival unique in our area.