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Halloween Festival 2016: Chris Janson

  • Fredricks Outdoor 1312 South Bethel Rd. Decatur, Alabama 35603 USA (map)


On October 29th, Fredricks Outdoor will have a PILE of awesome stuff for you to do, eat, drink, and listen to. Seriously, this event's gonna be a big one, so put your game face on. We've got it all: A BBQ cookoff competition (with all sorts of delicious stuff for you to eat), games and recreational stuff for the kids, a concert featuring Chris Janson with special guests Donica Knight and Brandon Henson, and a costume contest! If you can't find something to do during this event... well... we don't know what to tell you.

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Start End Event / Show
08:00 AM 02:00 PM Store Hours
11:00 AM 04:00 PM BBQ Cook Off Contest
TBD Chainsaw Wood Carving by Cuttin' Thru
11:00 AM TBD Kids Play Area / Activities
05:00 PM Brandon Henson
06:30 PM Donica Knight
08:00 PM Chris Janson


You folks that have been to our events before know the routine, here's the rundown for the rookies.


  • If you're wearing FREDRICKS OUTDOOR APPAREL: FREE Admission
  • If you're wearing a FULL COSTUME: FREE Admission
  • Kids aged 10 or under: FREE Admission (with a guardian that's paid for admission).
  • Everyone Else: $20 at the Gate


As we have many times, we will also be offering VIP passes for this event. The VIP pass includes:

  • VIP Parking Area

  • Indoor Restroom Access

  • VIP Side-Stage Lounge Area with Private Bar and Exclusive drink options.

  • Exclusive Fredricks Outdoor VIP Shirt

  • Mix & mingle with Donica Knight and Brandon Henson

  • Finger Foods & Snacks

PLUS you’ll be entered to win one of a limited number of passes to meet, and take your picture with, Chris Janson.


  • An all-you-can-eat Taster's Pass for the competition is $20 per person.
  • Kids 12 and under are free.
Admission to the Cook Off is separate. Now, before you get your feathers all ruffled, bear in mind that you get to eat barbecue. Lots of it. Also, approximately 88 cents of every dollar is going to a good cause. Chill. Eat. Be merry. Read more about the BBQ Cook Off below.


We'll start the day off with a BBQ Cook Off Competition with United Way of Morgan County. With a small, separate admission fee of $20, you'll get to eat all the barbecue that your innards can hold. You'll feel good on the inside, not only because you've eaten some lip-smacking barbecue, but also because about 88% off all proceeds will go back to the Morgan County community. That's right folks, you can help the local community while helping yourself to some excellent food. Pretty sweet, right? You'll even get the opportunity to vote on your favorite BBQ for the People's Choice Award.

If you're more of the competitive type, you can even enter the competition for a modest $100 entry fee. In addition to the People’s Choice Award, there will be Team Winners selected by a Panel of Judges.  Prize categories and prize dollars will be determined by how many teams are entered and what they plan to cook. 

To participate in the competition, or for more information, contact Rhonda Wingenter at 256-552-1722 or by email at

Click here to learn more about United Way and their mission.


Roark Phillips of Cuttin' Thru will be doing a live chainsaw carving here at the shop during the day. You wouldn't believe what this man can do with a saw! Come on by and check it out! Be sure to check out his site!

A small sample of Roark's Work


We've got a lot of fun activities lined up for the kiddos throughout the day!

  • Test your marksmanship (safely) in "Tin Can Alley"
  • Give our home-made Skee Ball machine a shot.
  • Face painting
  • Candy & Prizes
  • Quarterback Toss game.
  • Play areas and more!


No tricks folks, just treats! We've got rising star Chris Janson ("Buy me a Boat") taking the stage with special guests Donica Knight and local sensation Brandon Henson. It's a packed show that you don't wanna miss!


Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville country artist Chris Janson was born to entertain crowds. Last year, his breakthrough #1 Platinum single “Buy Me A Boat” was the 7th bestselling country song of the year, although his professional music career began more than 10 years ago. 

The “Holdin’ Her” singer has written multiple top-charting hits including “Truck Yeah” (Tim McGraw), “That's How I'll Always Be” (Tim McGraw), “I Love This Life” (LoCash), and over 25 additional hit songs recorded by a long list of established artists. 

Janson has been nominated for multiple awards and won Country Song of the Year (“Buy Me a Boat”) at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Janson is currently featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame as part of the ACM Gallery. He plays every instrument on stage, and is best known for his signature harmonica playing.

Additionally, Janson has played the Grand Ole Opry more than 145 times to date, and made numerous television appearances including: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, The Today Show, ACM Awards and ACCA Awards.





Sun-kissed sweet iced tea, vividly-colored autumn leaves, rowdy and raucous Saturday college football games and the magical warmth of the family-filled holiday season bring to mind images of down-home, small-town charm and laid back, easy living… A place where everybody knows your name and the best things in life are free. With her roots firmly planted in the rich clay of her Alabama hometown, just outside of Montgomery, acclaimed singer-songwriter and entertainer, Donica Knight embodies all of these images: part sassy “tomboy” and sports fanatic, part southern supermodel and sweetheart, and 100% driven, talented and seasoned professional. With the January 2016 release of her brand new EP, the aptly titled Can’t Buy a Southern Girl, Donica is showcasing her unique blend of Southern rock, country, blues and old East Memphis music. [READ MORE]





Born and raised in the small town of Decatur, Alabama, Brandon Henson, early in life never visioned himself as a touring country artist. Growing up as any country boy would, Brandon enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding horses, playing sports, and racing motocross. Through his high school years, Brandon engaged in Football, as his favorite sport where he played Tight End/Wide Reciever, as well as being apart of the Mount Hope High School FFA team.

Upon graduation from high school in 2007, Brandon had no idea what his life and future would hold, as well as not knowing which way to turn for the next chapter. 

Starting at Calhoun Community College the following fall, Brandon studied the Basic Subjects of Business, before becoming a father to his son, Cayden Lane, in 2009. With the duties of juggling being a father, work-life and school, Brandon decided to post-pone his education and enter the industrial workforce full time. Shortly after the decision was made, Brandon welcomed his second child into the world, his daughter, Barkley Rae, whom was born in 2011. As life went about it's ways, Brandon was happy, full of joy and excitement, and loved being a father to his children. [READ MORE]