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Dr. Ted Spears, Marble Festival Chairman

Email: tedspears4316@gmail.com

Phone: (256) 249-0961

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the sculpting site located?

The sculptors will carve at Blue Bell Park located on North Norton Avenue, Sylacauga, every day from April 11-22, 2023 (Tentatively).

Where are places to stay, eat, and shop in Sylacauga?

Sylacauga has an abundance of establishments for your dining, shopping, and lodging needs. For further information visit this link provided by the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce.

Do I need to register/buy tickets to attend the festival?

All events associated with the Marble Festival are free of charge, however sculptors who plan to attend and sculpt will need to complete the Sculptor Registration form before attending.

Are marble quarry tours available?

Quarry tours will only be offered on the dates and times given.

IMERYS Quarry Tour

April 6 & 7, 2022

10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.

A drive through tour of the original quarry. Transportation is furnished, registration is required. Please register at B. B. Comer Memorial Library (256)249-0961. (Seating is limited)

OMYA Quarry Tour

April 13 & 14, 2022

10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.

A lecture and viewing of the operational components of the quarry. Transportation is furnished, registration is required. Please register at B. B. Comer Memorial Library (256)249-0961. (Seating is limited)

Tours to view sculpted marble pieces on display can also be made by calling B. B. Comer Memorial Library at (256)249-0961.

Where can I view sculptures from past Marble Festivals?

B. B. Comer Memorial Library houses the Magic of Marble collection, which includes sculptures done by visiting Italian sculptors, as well as sculptors from the Sylacauga area. For more information about B. B. Comer Memorial Library click here.

When will the Marble Festival be held?

The Magic of Marble Festival is scheduled tentatively for April 11-22, 2023 (Tentatively). 

Is the Magic of Marble Festival an in-person or virtual event?

The 2023 Magic of Marble Festival is an outdoor in-person event that begins April 11 and ends April 22. Safety precautions including masks and hand sanitizer are appreciated. We encourage you to check out the Marble Festival Facebook page as well as the B. B. Comer Memorial Library Facebook page for photos, videos, and stories. 

When is the best time to visit the Marble festival?

Sculpting will begin when the festival starts on April 5, however, to view more advanced progress of sculpture you may prefer to visit during the middle of the festival. The sculptor availability toward the end of the festival is based on the sculptors personal schedule.

Are there items for purchase during the festival?

Sculptors bring pieces of their artwork that will be for sale in the marble sale room located at B. B. Comer Memorial Library. There will also be marble history books, t-shirts, and notecards for sale at B. B. Comer Memorial Library. 

How long has the Sylacauga Magic of Marble Festival been held?

The first Magic of Marble Festival was held in April of 2009 and is held annually.