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Welcome!

Welcome to Downtown Arab. An area rich in heritage and history, Arab is located atop of Brindlee Mountain in beautiful North Alabama. With many unique shops and businesses and several quaint diners, downtown Arab is an experience waiting to be discovered.
Working with the City of Arab, the Downtown Association is in the process of a revitalization project that has seen a huge growth of business in Downtown in recent months.
Start your visit at the Tuttle Thompson Park at the corner of Hwy 69 and Main Street, where you can see the statue of our city's founding father, Tuttle Thompson. Our town is named in honor of his son Arad Thompson. (Even though the post office misspelled it and named us Arab). Continue your visit by strolling the sidewalks where many merchants display their wares in weekly sidewalk sales, have a seat on one of the many benches and visit a while.. we'd love to meet you! 
Downtown Arab hosts many events throughout the year including our Annual Poke Salat Festival, the farmers market, and a monthly Sidewalk Stroll of businesses and local artist in conjunction with the City's Car Cruise-In, during the summer and early fall months.
Visit our Downtown Directory to see a listing of the businesses located in Downtown Arab.

Come... Discover Downtown Arab. 

Downtown News: 

Scarecrows on Main!

It's time to start planning your scarecrow! Once again, we will be covering Main Street with Scarecrows for the Month of October. You can start working on yours now! 

Scarecrows can be themed to your group or business. 

Blue Ribbons will be awarded in 5 categories:

Best Themed Scarecrow

Best Traditional Scarecrow

Most Whimsical Scarecrow

Best Youth Scarecrow (12 & under)

Crowd Favorite

Scarecrows will start going up on September 24th (spaces to hang your scarecrow will be assigned) and will remain up through November 1st. 

Follow your favorite Downtown stores on Facebook


Vendor applications are now available.
Fine Arts, Crafters, Information booths, civic groups, school/scout groups, business and direct sales companies click here
Children's events, games, interactive booths click here
Food Vendors: please email pokesalat@gmail.com to be placed on a waiting list.