This weekend the University of West Alabama hosts the SUCARNOCHEE FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL. The festival celebrates fourteen years of the unique life ways of Alabama’s Black Belt on Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McConnell Field-Lyon Hall Quad on The University of West Alabama (UWA) campus.
The Festival favorites are slated for all to enjoy, including the popular Blue Ribbon Contests like a cornbread cook-off, and a canning competition. The competition ties back to the original goal of the festival and why it began, as a way to teach people about traditions and customs of the Black Belt region and keep them alive for future generations.
Festival attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the “Sucarnochee Live,” a stage show of local talent hosted by Danny Buckalew and Danielle Buckalew. The father-daughter duo has compiled a line-up of great entertainment for the Easter weekend. Family enjoyment is offered to those of all ages as music, food, storytelling, art, and much more are shared throughout the day.