Trade Days

Back Yard Boutique owner Debbie Wetherill helps a customer find a shirt at a previous Eclectic Trade Day.

The Town of Eclectic is set to host its monthly Trade Days event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday with social distancing precautions in place for vendors and those attending.

Vendors will be set up in the town hall parking lot and will be offering a wide variety of goods including crafts, jewelry, vintage items, baked goods and more.

To help ensure safety, vendor booths will be spaced 6 feet apart and those attending are asked to remain in family groups.

Event coordinator Carmen Winslett said the event serves as an opportunity for people who have been at home for the past few months to get outside and enjoy a community event while still practicing safety measures.

Next month, the town is set to host its annual Alabama Cotton Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event, taking place along Main Street and First Avenue, will feature more than 140 vendors, an antique/classic car show, antique tractor display, military vehicle display, art and photo contests, the fourth annual Chicken Race, a dog show contest, the Alabama Cotton Queen Pageant, the Cotton Run and a free carnival-themed kids zone.

The town is seeking volunteers and vendors for the event.

To access vendor forms or to sign up as a volunteer, visit the Alabama Cotton Festival page on Facebook or contact town event coordinator Carmen Winslett at