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".

June 13th

This Week at the Helena Market we will have the musical talent of Intermission at the Helena Market Days. We look forward to seeing you there!


Opening Day June 6th

Opening Day of Helena Market Days
The Helena Market will have its season opening on June 6th from 8am until Noon at the Helena Amphitheater located at :  4151 Helena RdHelena, Alabama 35080

Chef Demonstration by Chef Jason Shipp from The Coal Yard with Musical Guest Zach + Cheyloe. Our  Charity Spotlight is International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES).

Special Event: Pony Rides by Rocking S Farm in Helena . $5 donation per ride with money going to Two by Two Animal Shelter.

Our Guest Chef Jason Shipp, studied at the University of Alabama and Culinard, worked as Chef de Cuisine of "The View" at "The Club" and now works at Helena's own The Coal Yard In Old Town Helena. 4079 Helena Rd, Helena, AL 35080 (205) 624-3614

Bio-Randall Robertson
Raised in Carthage, MO, Master Gardener Randall Robertson’s parents always had a summer garden providing tomatoes and green beans.  When he went away to college, then into the Army, the chances to “put down roots” in a literal or figurative sense were few and he had to wait until settling in Alabaster, AL to get back into the soil.  Taking the Master Gardener course in 2013 was the beginning of a commitment to make the most of the chance to both learn the research-supported ways to grow and share that knowledge with others in the community.  He is most attracted to growing that minimizes any negative impact on the soil and water, using minimum chemical fertilizer or pesticide.

Helena Market Days Opening

It is finally time. The Helena Market days is about to launch. Here are our first two days!

Opening Day of Helena Market Days
Chef Demonstration by Chef Jason Shipp from The Coal Yard with Musical Guest Zach + Cheyloe. Our  Charity Spotlight is International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES). Pony Rides by Rocking S Farm in Helena 


Chef Demonstration by Chef Vizzinni  with musical guest Intermission (Barbara Snyder/Joshua Arnold) and Charity Sportlight Pelham Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses