WHISTLESTOP, the Rocket City BBQ Festival, has been a beloved North Alabama tradition since 2001. As a primary fundraising event for the EarlyWorks Children's Museum, the festival raises funds allowing EarlyWorks to expand its offerings and better serve the community over the years. After announcing its end last year, we are excited to announce - Whistlestop is back!
MidCity District and locally headquartered Huntsville company, Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3), have joined forces to make sure that WhistleStop is here to stay and comes back better than EVER! We have expanded the festival grounds including 10+ local food vendors offering unique options to excite your taste buds, signature WhistleStop cocktails & cold beers, snack vendors such as kettle corn and hot boiled peanuts, a tailgate zone to watch your favorite football team, a kid zone for the little ones to run around, curated market vendors, and a main stage with some INCREDIBLE music starting Friday at 5pm and all day and night Saturday!