On The Tracks returns to downtown Opelika on October 18


On The Tracks returns to downtown Opelika on October 18

Ken Ward
Opelika Main Street

Opelika Main Street presents the 26th On the Tracks event on Friday, October 18, 2019. The event will take place throughout Historic Downtown Opelika from 6 to 9 p.m.


This year’s event will include multiple wine stops in local businesses throughout downtown featuring a large wine and cheese selection curated by Ampersand wine bar.

Food will be available at area restaurants and from a diverse array of food trucks on site. Live music from various local musicians will also be played throughout downtown.

“Whether you are a lifelong resident or have never been to Opelika, On the Tracks is a great way to experience downtown and the diverse array of businesses that call this area home,” said Opelika Main Street Executive Director Ken Ward.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.onthetracks.org. Participants are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as they traditionally sell out. Event sponsors include: Zazu Gastropub, WLTZ First News, Opelika Observer, Opelika-Auburn News, Kroger, Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau, Auburn Bank, Smith-Kastner Wealth Management, iHeart Radio, Opelika Chamber of Commerce, Marriott Grand National, Golden State Foods and Elliott & Associates Insurance.

For more information, visit OnTheTracks.org or check out the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OnTheTracks

About Opelika Main Street:

Opelika Main Street helps Opelika thrive by promoting small businesses through exciting events, projects and social media engagement. Founded in the 1980s, Main Street has helped assist in the revitalization of historic downtown Opelika through facade grants beatification projects and various community events. Learn more about Opelika Main Street by going to opelikamainstreet.org. 


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Get your tickets now for the third annual Auburn-Opelika Wine Trail slated for Friday, October 25! Don’t miss out on the chance to experience three wineries in East Alabama with a special farm-to-table lunch provided by Bow & Arrow. The Flower Bed, a local flower truck will also be present for this year's event. 

Guests will begin the day bright and early at the Lee County Fairgrounds at 8 a.m., where spacious Tiger Transit buses will be waiting to transport wine enthusiasts for the entire day.

The first stop on the trail is Five Points Farms, a five-acre vineyard located just north of Auburn in the small town of Five Points. Enjoy a tour of this scenic farm where American, French Hybrid and muscadine grapes are grown. Tastings will also be available.

Next on the trail is Hodges Vineyards & Winery, located in Camp Hill. Hodges offers a vast selection of muscadine, grape and fruit wines to sample and purchase. All wines are bottled on-site; the more unique fruits, such as apples, blueberries and blackberries, are imported from farms local to Alabama.

New this year, guests can enjoy a farm-to-table lunch provided by Bow & Arrow while at Hodges Vineyards & Winery. Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase flower arrangements from The Flower Bed, a flower truck local to Auburn. Learn more about The Flower Bed here.

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The last stop on the trail is Whipporwill Vineyards, a family owned and operated winery nestled in the historic town of Notasulga. Savor the final stop of the day as you’re guided through the elegant countryside. Whipporwill also offers fresh honey and other products harvested on-site.

Tickets to the Auburn-Opelika Wine Trail are $55 + tax each and include transportation and lunch. Guests will arrive back to the Fairgrounds at approximately 4 p.m. Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, extra money for purchasing bottles of wine and flower arrangements and a wine-tasting attitude!


The Wine Trail is sponsored by Lee County Extension, The Flower Bed, and Auburn-Opelika Tourism. For more information, contact Tara Barr at 334-749-3353 or barrtar@aces.edu.



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