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3 Reasons Why You Should Come to SugarFest

The SugarFest is approaching fast! The festival happens every year on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend closing out the summer in a sweet and fun fashion! SugarFest is an all-day festival beginning at 7:30 a.m. with the Sugar Rush 5K and ending at 8 p.m. with a spectacular fireworks show. If you are looking for something to do around the Lake Guntersville area, then mark your calendars for September 2, 2023! Here are three reasons why you should be at the Arab City Park getting a sugar high that weekend.

Family Fun 

The SugarFest is for everyone of all ages! There are 175 craft vendors that will be lined up within the park selling their unique artwork and crafts that they enjoy doing. You will find door hangers, paintings, clothing and even homemade spices for your homecooked meals. The fun doesn’t stop there though! The kids in your life will enjoy the Sugar High Kids Area complete with inflatables, rock climbing wall, obstacle course and the splash pad will be open as well! If you have a pageant queen in your life, the Miss SugarFest pageant is perfect for her. It is for ages birth until 14, signups and info on the pageant can be found here. Also, the Tigers and Crimson Tide games will be on TV screens just in case that’s your excuse for not coming.

Boogie Down with Live Music

If you love a good show of artists singing their hearts out, SugarFest has that for you. Starting at noon, the super interactive DJ, Baude, will hit the stage to bring some tunes to get you and your kids grooving. Cullman area homegrown rock-n-roll band, Winston Ramble, will also hit the stage to play some of their own songs. Don’t know them? You can check their music out here. Alabama native, Lamont Landers, will also be rocking the stage with his soulful band to bring the house down with songs like Ain’t too Proud to Beg and Mustang Sally. The headliner of the evening is crowd favorite, Trotline. The band will be playing some of your favorite jams like Baton Rouge by Garth Brooks, and the one and only Sweet Home Alabama by Lynryd Skynryd.

Foodie’s Dream

SugarFest will have 23 food vendors within Arab City Park on September 3. Chow down on a polish sausage from Q&A Concessions if you are feeling something different. Or you can bite down on a Bacon Crack Cheddar Burger from Spiedies and Sweet Treats. There will be freshly squeezed lemonade from Ellie B’s Lemonade to help wash down some of those delicious meals too. To satisfy your sweet tooth, enjoy a funnel cake from J A Concessions or a brownie from Toya’s Delectable Treats. Beer drinkers rejoice as there will be beer available, too!

For all information on SugarFest, check out their website And check out our event calendar for more events in and around Lake Guntersville.