Fall Tourism Season Underway in Selma-Dallas Co.


By George McDonald

From the CBS 8 West Alabama Newsroom--  Weekends in Selma and Dallas County will be alive with activity over the next couple of months as the area's fall tourism season kicks into high gear.

The annual Tale Tellin' Festival and Riverfront Market Day are underway this weekend in Selma.

People can enjoy some tall tales, arts and crafts, live music and good food.

The weekend festivities also include the annual 5-K Run for Kenya and a 3-day rodeo.

"Tourism is so important to any area and especially our area," said Selma-Dallas Co. Tourism Director Candace Johnson. "When we have people come in from the outside it's considered new money in our communities."

"I've also heard that each dollar spent here turns over seven times, so when you think of that economic impact from someone visiting here from an event and then add a hotel room or at least a tank of gas and a meal there is a great economic impact that we feel long past the events."

The fall tourism season in Selma and Dallas County starts around mid-October and runs to about mid-November.

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