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Market Days at Plank Road Station return

This Saturday kicks off another season of Market Days at Plank Road Station in Talladega County. Local vendors will be set up from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Aljerald Powers Memorial Lodge in Winterboro with an assortment of crafts, produce, fresh eggs, baked goods and yard sale wares. Past Market Days have featured fresh breads, cakes and pies, and biscuits and gravy homemade by Plank Road Society members as well as home-canned items including bell pepper relish, pickled okra and hot pepper jelly.

Market Days are held the fourth Saturday of each month through October to help raise funds for the restoration of the Aljerald Powers Memorial Lodge, an Alabama Registry Historical Site that is being restored for use as a community educational outreach facility.

Vendors wishing to reserve a spot please contact Joe at 256-493-1024.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Sample brews in Birmingham next weekend

Free the Hops will host the seventh annual Magic City Brewfest on Friday, May 31, from 7-11 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, from 4-8 p.m. at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham.

Brewfest is two days of live music, local food and the chance to sample more than 200 beers from more than 70 breweries, including Frecklebelly IPA, Kudzu Porter, Naked Pig Pale Ale and Truck Stop Honey from Gadsden’s Back Forty Beer Company. New this year, attendees can also try local beers in their traditional cask form at the Alabama Cask Garden, featuring firkins from all of the state’s breweries.

Tickets are $35.50 for each day of the festival and are available on Ticketmaster or at The J.Clyde, Piggly Wiggly in Homewood, Cahaba Brewing, Avondale Brewing and Good People Brewing. Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate for $10. For more information, including a complete list of featured beer, visit www.magiccitybrewfest.com.

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