This includes the Historic Park, Dr. Burritt’s mansion, and miles of trails connecting to both the Monte Sano State Park and the North Alabama Land Trust. From our eclectic City Lights and Stars summer concerts to the Spring Farm Days festival, it takes revenue to provide the quality programs synonymous with Burritt.
Your donations and sponsorship help us with educational materials and scholarships, imperative upkeep and preservation, and the ability to provide top notch entertainment. If you or your company are interested in supporting a vital program that touches so many in the North Alabama area, please call Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570.
Sponsors of a Festival allow Burritt to provide materials for 2 days of field trips hire extra demonstrators and give Title One schools, or needs based students, the opportunity to come for FREE. The sponsorship provides for advertising to the community about our public day on Saturday through radio, television, posters, bookmarks and more. In return for sponsorships the sponsor receives recognition as sponsor in the newspaper, radio, internet (social media and website) and all printed material.
Families from all around will be kicking up their heels at Burritt’s annual Spring Farm Days. Along with our Barnyard Buddies, who will romp around in their element, we’ll have cute new furry, feathery, and fuzzy barnyard babies. Our sheep will get their yearly shearing which will provide us with loads of wool for our hands-on activities year round. You’ll also see how the region’s settlers stuffed pillows, made butter, cleaned, and prepared for summer.
On these days craftspeople, artists and presenters will share their knowledge about the traditions, skills, handicrafts and arts of our region during the 1800s and early 1900s. Come hear traditional music, see Appalachian dance, and watch demonstrators as they show you how our ancestors worked, lived and created art. Some of the skills that will be demonstrated include: blacksmithing, flint knapping, Native American flute making and playing, spinning, quilting, open hearth cooking and much, much more. Artists and craftspeople will have items for sale on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Burritt on the Mountain invites everyone to Kris Kringle’s Candlelight Christmas. The star-lit mountain will be mirrored by more than 600 candles, adding to the dreamy, nostalgic feel of the holidays. Music will be heard throughout the mansion and the park; cider, cookies and tasty figgy pudding will keep us warm. Children will enjoy the old-fashioned art of stringing cranberries and popcorn, card stamping and they can make a tin ornament to take home. Our evening wouldn’t be complete a visit with Kris Kringle in the Burritt Mansion. Many who have come to Candlelight Christmas have felt there was no better way to start the holiday season in a festive non-commercial setting.
Burritt on the Mountain has 3 free days a year in which anyone can come and enjoy the Burritt Mansion, Historic Park and Nature Trails at no charge. We advertise this through various sources including an email to all city employees. This allows the police, fire dept., sanitation and other families who may need to utilize the economic free day for their families. This generous sponsorship allows many families in the North Alabama area to come enjoy the mountain and learn about our Heritage when otherwise they would not have the funding. Each Free Day has its own special celebration and we invite the sponsors to encourage all of their employees to join us with their families.