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Noccalula Falls Events

Throughout the year many special events are held at Noccalula Falls Park and Campground, highlighted by Christmas At The Falls that starts Thanksgiving Night and runs through Dec. 31st. This annual event features millions of lights winding throughout the park with holiday displays, light shows, Santa, cookies, cocoa and decorations that is guaranteed to bring out the Christmas cheer in anyone. Not even that Mean Ole Green One can ruin your night here at the Park. Oh yeah……..and did we mention the train ride through the lights!

Love those yard sells? Well we’ve got you! Thousands of bargain-hunters descend on Noccalula Falls Park from all over the United States. Noccalula Falls Park is the starting point of this 600 plus mile sale that extends into Michigan, also known as the Highway 127 Sale. This begins Aug 1st and runs through Aug 4th. Find more info at

Each June, the Barbarian Challenge, an obstacle course race through the challenging terrain of the Park, attracts hordes of athletes to Gadsden to see if they have what it takes to truly be a BARBARIAN!!!!!!!

Other events include the world renowned Smoke on the Falls barbeque competition, Art On The Rocks arts and crafts festival (check website for more info), a multitude of trail-running events, and loads of fun times for family and friends of ALL ages!!

Other Upcoming Events

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Christmas at the Falls

July 23, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

This annual event opens Thanksgiving Night and runs until December 31st every year. The event will feature millions of lights as you wind your way through the park. The park is also filled with holiday displays and decorations, bringing out the Christmas cheer in everyone. Train rides through the park is included with the price of admission. A Train Express Pass is available for purchase so you can jump that crazy line on our busy nights. (Only 20 passes are sold for each time slot)