Southern Crossing is a Downtown Gem.

Southern Crossing on South Railroad Avenue is a mainstay of the downtown shopping district. We talked to owner, Valerie, about the gift shop and preparing for the holiday shopping season. She also tells us about opening the only toy store in downtown, All Aboard Toys. The toy store, located next door to Southern Crossing, is a hands on store where children can play with toys and give them a test run. They also have events and story time! This content generously sponsored by: Point Broadband, your local provider for the…

On The Tracks: A downtown wine tour & cheese Event returns this Friday

Opelika Main Street presents its annual On The Tracks this Friday, October 18 in historic downtown Opelika. This annual event is a favorite for Opelika and with wines hand selected and curated by Nelson Marsh of Ampersand Wine, the event has become even more popular. Event tickets are on sale online through Friday. VIP tickets are $42 and Early Bird tickets are $30 each. Tickets include access to the event, a wine glass and tastings at each stop along the shops in historic downtown. This year, several new businesses are…

Lee County Fair Returns Oct 1-5

Lee County Fair

It’s not really Fall in Opelika until the Lee County Fair returns. For 73 years the Lee County Fair has been entertaining folks throughout the county. We look forward to more than just the rides, the shows, the livestock and good ol’ fair food all make a trip to the fair fun for all ages. This year’s fair opens on October 1st and runs through October 5th at the Lee County Fairgrounds. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children and $1 for seniors and military. The fair hosts the…

40th Anniversary of Norma Rae, Filmed in Opelika

In 1978, Opelika became the co-star in the film Norma Rae. Filmed on location in Opelika and centered on the struggle to bring unions to southern mill workers, the film starred Sally Field in the lead role. Just about everyone that lived in Opelika during that time have great stories about the shooting of a big Hollywood production in our town and casually running into the cast and crew all over town. The Academy Award winning film celebrates its 40th Anniversary and Opelika Main Street is hosting a screening downtown…