Frequently Asked


When is the festival?

River Clay is held annually on the fourth weekend in October. This year that is Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Decatur City Hall lawn.

How much does the festival cost?

Admission to River Clay is $5 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and under get in free (must be accompanied by an adult).

Do I need to bring cash?

Yes! River Clay prefers cash for admission. Most artists and vendors accept credit cards, but you should bring some cash just in case. There are several ATMs located within walking distance of River Clay.

Is River Clay rain or shine?

Yes! River Clay is an outdoor art festival and as such is a rain or shine event.

Is River Clay a kid-friendly event?

Absolutely! In fact we have a children’s art activity tent featuring make-and-take art projects. We also feature student art work from Decatur, Hartselle and Morgan County schools.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes! Well behaved dogs are always welcome!

Will there be food?

Yes! We will have food trucks on-site so you can refuel to keep shopping! We will also offer beer and wine for patrons wishing to sip and shop.

Is River Clay on social media?

Yes! Follow River Clay on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates. Coming to River Clay? Be sure to tag @riverclayarts and use the #riverclayarts tag for your photos throughout the weekend!

River Clay art patrons