Grab a cup of ice-cold lemonade, a bag of fresh roasted peanuts and take a stroll around the Courthouse Square. Travel back in time with an event that is more than 100 years old. It is First Monday Weekend. Though times and cultures have changed, First Monday Weekend still exists in Scottsboro. No longer are vendors allowed to bring live animals to sell or trade, and food vendors must have a permit, but the tradition of folks gathering to sell, swap and barter for antiques, farm equipment, knives and such still holds true. Today there are handmade crafts, clothes, baskets, antiques, and plants to be had. White oak furniture, crafted by the hands of a couple from the Murfreesboro, Tennessee area, will surely be there just as it has been for the past 25 or so years. The furniture, like First Monday, will stand the test of time. First Monday Weekend is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month.
First Monday Trade Day
You can download the 2013 First Monday Ordinance by clicking HERE.
The following changes will be effective April 1, 2013 regarding First Monday Trade Day:
- Spaces will be available month by month on a first come first serve basis and there will be no charge for any space. Permits are no longer issued at City Hall.
- Spaces with the number painted in white are available for use if empty.
- Spaces with the number painted in red are reserved spaces and are only available after 8:30 am if empty for that day.
- Onsite contact Gary Morgan (Vendor in space # 139) for assistance.
Vendor in Space #139
Food – Vendors must have Jackson County Health Department permit to participate
Craft Vendors – Contact Gary Morgan for available spaces
Cruise Information contact: Jim Boatner 256-259-4939
Cruise In Food Vendor Information contact: Debbie Taylor 256-912-0514
Vendor spaces are 10 feet wide by 12 feet deep.
Please click map for a larger view.
Vendors may begin setting up their spaces after 6 p.m. on Friday of First Monday weekend and must be out of their spaces by 6 p.m. on Monday.
Other than boiled peanut vendors, ALL FOOD VENDORS MUST HAVE a Food Handlers Permit form from Jackson County Health Department and must present a copy of that permit at the time they apply for a First Monday Weekend permit.
Food Vendors who have a current Food Handlers Permit from a county other than Jackson County need to take or FAX (1-256-259-5886)a copy of their existing permit to the Jackson County Health Department prior to applying for a First Monday Weekend permit. Jackson County Health Department will then either validate your existing permit or issue you a Jackson County Health Permit. If you are only operating in Jackson County once or twice a year, there is no cost for this permit. If you are seeking an annual permit the cost is $25. If you are planning to take a copy of your license to the Jackson County office it is best to call ahead and make sure that one of the inspectors will be available to meet with you. For additional questions pertaining to the Food Handlers Permit call the inspector between 8:30 am and 10:00 am at 1-256-259-5882 or 1-800-239-4979 Monday through Friday and ask to speak with the Inspector. The best time to call is between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The FAX number for the Jackson County Health Department is 1-256-259-5886.