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See what’s going on at Landmark Park in Dothan …………

ONGOING • PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT Landmark Park members and volunteers Larry and Patti Puckett will present a special photography exhibit in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. Photos by the Pucketts were taken at Landmark Park and across the state of Alabama. Free with paid gate admission. 

ONGOING • GEM AND MINERAL EXHIBIT Members of the Gem and Mineral Club present  an exhibit of stones, minerals, fossils and information in the Interpretive Center Lobby. 

ONGOING • DRAWING FOR $500 TICKETS FOR SALE This fall, Landmark Park is giving YOU a chance to win $500 cash! The drawing will be held on October 7 during the Landmark Park Benefit Car Show. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $2 each and can be purchased at the park. 

SEPTEMBER 9 • A NIGHT AT THE PARK Landmark Park invites you and your family to experience the Park in a unique way with our 6th annual Night at the Park event, sponsored by Camping World.  This camping adventure for families features a night walk through the Park, s’mores, and of course camping in tents.  Your adventure begins at 4 p.m. on September 8 and concludes at 9 a.m. on September 9. The fee for the campout is $15 per person for members and $20 per person for non-members.  A hamburger and hotdog dinner, s’mores and breakfast are included. Families are responsible for drinks, tents, and sleeping bags.  Space for the campout is limited and is taken on a first come, first serve basis. Registration with payment is required to secure your spot and can be made by calling the Park office.

SEPTEMBER 9 • BLACKSMITH DEMO A volunteer will demonstrate in the Blacksmith Shop on the farm. 10 a.m .-2 p.m. with a break for lunch. Free with paid gate admission. 

SEPTEMBER 11, 25 • HOMESCHOOL DAY: GEOLOGY Special presentations for homeschool classes. Classes are 90 minutes and offered throughout the day. 30 person maximum per class. Beginner class on September 11; intermediate class on September 25. $10 per student; $5 per adult. Register online at

SEPTEMBER 21 • LOW COUNTRY BOIL Landmark Park’s annual Low Country Boil will be held from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park. Join us for a laid-back feast! Shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and a blend of spices will simmer in a 60-gallon kettle for a mouth-watering dish. Also enjoy music and a silent auction. Advance tickets are required. For more info, call 334-794-3452 or email All proceeds help maintain and operate Landmark Park. This year’s event is sponsored by William and Carroll Flowers, Adams Beverage, U.S. Business Products, Blue Plate Restaurant, Dothan Printing and Litho, Alabama Power Energizers, Nantze Springs, Jackson Thronton, Pans N Petals, Buffalo Rock, Martin Environmental and WDFX Fox 34. 

SEPTEMBER 30 • SYRUP MAKING WORKSHOP The Alabama Syrup-Makers’ Association will be sponsoring a Syrup Making Workshop on September 30 at 8 a.m. at Landmark Park. Anyone that is interested in making old fashioned cane syrup is welcome. Each segment will be covered with hands-on experience from stripping the cane, cutting the cane, squeezing the cane, filtering the cane juice, cooking the cane juice and bottling the syrup. Lunch will be provided. Each person will receive a bottle of cane syrup for their labors. The fee to attend is $25 for adults, and $12 for children 12 and under. To register, please call President Earl Stokes or Vice President Thomas Moore at 334-494-3037.

OCTOBER 7 • LANDMARK PARK BENEFIT CAR SHOW 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy the cooler weather while viewing the large display of antique cars, ranging in age from “T” Models to sporty custom classics. $500 drawing. $10 to enter a car in the show. $5 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members to view the cars. The Car Show is sponsored by Durden Outdoor, The Joy 94.3 FM, WDHN, Barberitos, Goldfingers, Billy’s Paint and Body, Davis Oil and Troy Bank and Trust. The host hotel is the Hampton Inn. Mention the Car Show when you make your hotel reservations and receive $15 off the regular rate. 


OCTOBER 10-13 • HARVEST HEYDAYS Reinforce your science and history lessons with hands-on experiences at Harvest Heydays on October 10-13 at Landmark Park! Pick and stack peanuts, shuck and shell corn, pick out a pumpkin, taste sugar cane juice, build a scarecrow, play old fashioned games, visit the class photo station, get lost in the sorghum maze, play in Kernels of Fun, learn about cotton and enjoy a wagon ride. Harvest Heydays meets several state and national standards for Science and History. Registration is a breeze at or call 334-794-3452! $12 per student gets you 4 hours of fun and educational programming (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Recommended age: Pre K – 5th Grade * Some activities depend on crop availability. PREREGISTERED SCHOOL GROUPS ONLY! VISIT WWW.LANDMARKPARKDOTHAN.COM TO REGISTER. 

OCTOBER 20-22 • LANDMARK PARK QUILT SHOW Friday & Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Held in conjunction with the park’s annual Fall Farm Day, this quilt show features over 100 antique and contemporary quilts displayed inside the Stokes Activity Barn. This juried show includes exhibits, door prizes, speakers and more.

OCTOBER 20 • CANE GRINDING DAY This day is designed for school children to have the opportunity to step back in  time and experience farm life in the early 1900’s. Along with many hands-on activities, your class will follow the complete process of syrup-making. Beginning with stripping and chopping the sugar cane, students will learn how the cane was ground down into juice and then the juice cooked into syrup. Students will have the chance to taste the fruit of their labors with biscuits and syrup from our Waddell House kitchen. Several other demonstrations will also be on the farm, including blacksmithing, quilting, butter churning, chair caning, and many more! Cost: $10/student Program Length: 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) Recommended age: PreK-8th. PREREGISTERED SCHOOL GROUPS ONLY! VISIT WWW.LANDMARKPARKDOTHAN.COM TO REGISTER. 

OCTOBER 21 • FALL FARM DAY 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come and watch how peanuts were harvested in the Wiregrass nearly 100 years ago. Enjoy the sights, sounds and sweet smells of cane grinding, syrup making, butter churning, soap making and other traditional farm activities. Other activities include music, antique tractors, wagon rides and the largest quilt display in the Wiregrass region.

October 31-November 2, November 7-9, November 14-17 • Living History *Costumed Program!!* Give your students the experience of living and working on a Wiregrass Farmstead in the early 1900s. Students will get the opportunity to cook on the hearth, make butter, care for the farm animals, help in the garden and more! Costumed in period dress, students will be divided into small groups in order to participate at the different workstations. This half-day program will conclude with lunch (prepared by the students) at the Waddell House, traditional games, a hay ride, and an ice cream cone served from the Mar n Drugstore. **Due to the hands on nature of this program, classes are limited to a maximum of 30 students and a minimum of 20 students. Cost: $20/student (includes lunch and an ice cream). Program Length: 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) Recommended age: 3rd-6th. PREREGISTERED SCHOOL GROUPS ONLY! VISIT WWW.LANDMARKPARKDOTHAN.COM TO REGISTER. 

FIRST SATURDAYS • WIREGRASS WOODTURNERS 9:30 a.m. Open to the public. Free with paid gate admission. Ag Building. 


FIRST SATURDAYS • LANDMARK DULCIMER CLUB 1 p.m. Must have a dulcimer. Classroom. Free with paid gate admission.