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Mentone's Annual Rhododendron Festival from May 16-18, 2014.

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Mentone's Annual Rhododendron Festival is set for the third weekend in May.  It features a catfish fry at the Mentone Pavillion Friday at 5PM, followed by the Miss Rhododendron Pageant at 6PM in the Mentone Community Church. From 8 to 10PM, a free concert by the Gypsy Begonias will take place at the Mentone Inn. and a bonfire behind the pavilion will light up the evening. The free concert is sponsored by One World Adventure Company, Mentone Reality and Mentone Inn.
 
Saturday, local musicians will start performing at the Brow Park Pavilion beginning at 10AM.  At 6PM, headliner Debbie Bond, the queen of Alabama Blues, will perform.
 
Also beginning at 9AM, Liberty Baptist Church in Henagar will perform Sacred Harp music in the sanctuary of Saint Joseph's On the Mountain Episcopal Church.
 
The live music begins Sunday at 11AM at the Brow Park Pavilion, featuring Robby Jordan, Marc Womack, Curtis Strange, Silvia Constantino, Jess Barker and Larry Joe Hall. The three-day event wraps up Sunday at 4PM.
 
For more information, call DeKalb Tourism at 888.805.4740.