Rodeo Not Your Thing? Check out 280 Boogie Instead
Waverly, Alabama is a town with storybook southern charm. Located in both Chambers and Lee County and roughly 15 miles from Auburn University, this small town has its own story to tell.
Between the old houses and rural stretches of land lives a tight-knit community that revels in the small and simple things life offers. Without this sense of community and loyalty, the town would be long gone.
In 2001, the town was saved from destruction when the state government rerouted Highway 280 around (instead of through) Waverly. The celebration that followed has come to be known as the Old 280 Boogie.
This event has reached beyond the town’s limits, capturing the hearts of many in the Auburn and Opelika area.
The Boogie is a multicultural music and arts festival that happens every spring and fall in Waverly. It is sponsored by Waverly’s own Standard Deluxe, a silkscreen print shop/design studio/retail store run by Auburn graduate Scott Peek.
Known for its live music, the festival welcomes musical artists, food vendors and local artisans to town for a full day of fun and fellowship. And everyone is invited.
The 18th Old 280 Boogie will be held April 21 at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Waverly, Alabama, at Standard Deluxe.
With finals approaching, you definitely need a break. So grab some friends, make a plan, and see what it’s all about.
For more information on tickets, music, food and vendors, check out their website.
And as always,
Be well, Auburn.