Mentone's Annual Rhododendron Festival from May 16-18, 2014.

Mentone's Annual Rhododendron Festival is set for the third weekend in May. {}It features a catfish fry at the Mentone Pavillion Friday at 5PM, followed by the Miss Rhododendron Pageant at 6PM in the Mentone Community Church. From 8 to 10PM, a free concert by the Gypsy Begonias will take place at the Mentone Inn. and a bonfire behind the pavilion will light up the evening. The free concert is sponsored by One World Adventure Company, Mentone Reality and Mentone Inn.{}Saturday, local musicians will start performing at the Brow Park Pavilion beginning at 10AM. {}At 6PM, headliner Debbie Bond, the queen of Alabama Blues, will perform.{}Also beginning at 9AM, Liberty Baptist Church in Henagar will perform Sacred Harp music in the sanctuary of Saint Joseph's On the Mountain Episcopal Church.{}The live music begins Sunday at 11AM at the Brow Park Pavilion, featuring Robby Jordan, Marc Womack, Curtis Strange, Silvia Constantino, Jess Barker and Larry Joe Hall. The three-day event wraps up Sunday at 4PM.{}For more information, call DeKalb Tourism at 888.805.4740.