July 25th

We are honored to have our Chef demonstration from the world famous Bright Star restaurant. 

An old friend returns to Helena Market Days on July 25th. Please turn out to hear the stirring sounds of Jim Quakenbush's (JQ's "Swing Time") trumpet. Jim performs to support "A Veteran's Final Call" which is set up to provide families with a live bugler for their lost ones rather than the prerecorded versions many are getting. “Music has been more than simply my passion from the time I picked up a horn,” said Quakenbush. “I have found music to be the conduit through which I am, allowed to express and develop myself, often to a level equal to spiritual meditation.” -

July 18th

Helena Market Days
This Weekend we are honored to have Chef Randall Baldwin from Dyson Low Country Cuisine with music from Tiera Leftwich and our Charity Spotlight is  The Helena Belles.

Dyron's Low Country Executive Chef

Born in Saraland, AL in Mobile County, Randall grew up helping his mom and grandmother cook in the family kitchen. After spending a few years in the US Marine Corps, Randall decided to follow his passion for cooking and pursued his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. While at CIA, Randall developed a deep admiration for Chef Frank Stitt and his dream was to work in Frank's kitchen. That dream came to reality when he earned an externship spot at Bottega during his last year of school.

Upon graduation, Baldwin was offered a full time position at Bottega. He was later promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Chez Fonfon and was eventually named the Kitchen Manager at Highlands Bar and Grill.

Growing up in Mobile County, Baldwin is very familiar with coastal cuisine and when he thinks of Lowcountry, he thinks of South Alabama. He thinks of catching fish as a boy and cooking them the same day. He loves fresh ingredients and he embraces the idea that with great ingredients, you don't need complicated dishes.

His plans for Dyron's Lowcountry include changing the menu more regularly to accommodate fresh and available local produce, while focusing on keeping the menu simple and true to his vision of the Lowcountry. When describing fresh ingredients, Randall said, "I want tomatoes that are still warm from the afternoon sun when they come in the back door of the restaurant." In his words, "I want to enhance the flavors in our dishes by focusing on finding the very best ingredients and preparing them in the traditional Lowcountry style. For me, that means simple dishes that have roots in coastal and Lowcountry traditions, just like my mom used to make.

Helena Video

Facebook Video of the Market from Chris Van Cleave

July 11th

BBQ Cook Off
The Best Butt in Helena Cookoff. Winners for People's Choice, Judges pick and Best Sauces in Helena! Trophies are provided and free samples for public to vote for people choice prize. All donations go the Friends of Helena Schools. Come try out the local BBQ.

Featured Music and Charity
Don't miss Helena Market Days this coming Saturday, July 11th. It will be huge! Be prepared to give 'til it hurts: the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be on site from 8 a.m. until noon. All blood types are welcome! After you give blood, reward yourself with BBQ samples from all of the participants in our annual Best Butt in Helena contest. Music will be provided by Helena's own Katie Searcy.

July 4th

This Saturday is 4th of July and our annual free peaches and ice cream at the Helena Farmer market from 8am-Noon at the Helena Amphitheater. Music will be by the Greenies

Come join us !!

June 27th

This Helena Market Days will feature the best of local farmers and artisans but also Leah Rose for live music and a  Miata Car Show

Leah Rose is on:FaceBook and Instagram at Leah Rose Music


YouTube:  Leah Rose Mississippi

June 20th

Join us this Saturday from 8am-Noon at the Helena Amphitheater for the best from local farmers and artisans. At 9am  we are honored to have Chef CJ from Joe's Italian and music by Sticks and Strum.

This Saturday at 9am we will have CJ Head Chef Joe's Italian.

He is  going to be preparing or Grilled chicken Salad and our Grilled Chicken cold Pasta Salad.It is done with our Italian herb Grilled chicken and placed over our Fresh garden salad. Italian Cold Pasta salad is done with same chicken and placed over our cold pasta salad.Both are very good and great light dish's for summer.I will need the gas grill to prepare these dish's.

Chef CJ was born in Miami FL and grew up there and afterwards went on to attend The Culinary Institute of America In New York.I then took a job with a company J Alexanders and worked for them for 6 years as a regional Executive Chef and was over 8 resturants.

He then went to work for McCormick & Schmick's. He was a Director of Operations and new restaurant opening Executive Chef trainer.I was over 18 resturants with this company.He moved from that company to focus on opening my own restaurant.With being the Chef at Joe's Italian he has more time to focus on doing just that. 

He grew up in his uncles restaurant in Miami and learned a great deal from him.He is a Master Chef from Culinary Institute of America in New York. This Uncle  was his inspiration to become a Chef." I love what I do and wouldn't dream of doing anything else".