Brookside, AL (Food Festival)
Brookside, AL is home to the only Russian Orthodox church in the state of Alabama and one of the few in the Southeast. An old coal-mining town, Brookside was in its hey-day about 80+ years ago with saloons, theaters, and shops all along the main drag through downtown.
Once a year, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church celebrates the history and heritage of the people of Brookside, AL with a Slavic/Russian Food Festival.
Sample stuffed cabbage, kolbasa, meat pies, pigachi, and other dishes and delights. Walk through historic St. Nicholas church, founded in 1894. Enjoy singing and dancing from the entertainment or meander through the small store selling traditional Eastern European goods. We'll also visit some other local sites around Brookside relevant to the history of the town and its people.
Join Red Clay Tours and we leave downtown Birmingham to visit Brookside, AL, a city changed by tornadoes, floods, and time.
More info below...
The Fine Print
For those staying in Birmingham, we will pick you up from any downtown hotel location or a downtown Airbnb. Otherwise, we meet at Railroad Park in front of the large "Railroad Park" sign at the main pavilion, across from the 17th St. S. and 1st Ave, S intersection. If you have any questions about whether your place is in downtown, please contact us directly.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure we are able to begin on time. We leave Railroad Park immediately and cannot accommodate late arrivals.
Your ticket cost covers food, drink, and transportation. You will have an opportunity to purchase additional food, beverages, or merchandise if desired.