Downtown Tuskegee

May 2 - 4, 2019

Theme: “Festivities At The Highest Peak”


The festival is in recognition of Dr. Carver's first love, art; this day-long festival encourages artistic expression by means of music, dance, paintings, sculpture, crafts, vendors and other family-oriented activities.  

The George Washington Carver Commemorative Festival, formerly known as the George Washington Carver Arts & Crafts Festival, celebrates the life and contributions of the famed scientist of Tuskegee (Institute) University.  The new name designation for this annual event offers a broader opportunity for us to commemorate the diverse legacy of Dr. Carver.  

Festival Highlights



  • Thousands of festival goers gather on the historic downtown square of Tuskegee, AL.  In fact, this festival is one of the top events in the State of Alabama and provides an array of activities.  
  • The parade, vendors, fun, entertainment, food and musical/stage entertainment all offer a festive atmosphere.  

Festival Events


  • Festival parade
  • Science Fair
  • Dr. Carver character impressionist 
  • Car show
  • Festival theme exhibition
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Vendors
  • Surprise celebrities and guests
  • Annual image luncheon
  • Recognition of area schools named for Dr. Carver
  • Presentation of prizes and awards
  • Live student participation

Festival King & Queen


  • A special feature will be the reigning of the festival king and queen. To be eligible for either crown, the contestants must fall between the ages of 35 to 60 years. The male and female contestant submitting the largest amount of solicited contributions will be crowned and reign for a two-year period. 







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Festival Location

City of Tuskegee, downtown on the "Square"

Tuskegee, Al. 36087

Festival 2017

Highlights from last year's festival.