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Special Events

Vendor ButtonLocated in the Soldier Service Center
Building 5700, Novosel Street
Room 390

Special Events Coordinator
Office: 334-255-1749
Cell: 334-379-1362

FMWR-DS Program Manager
Office: 334-255-9810
Cell: 334-379-1361

Fax: 334-255-1874

Mailing Address: PO Drawer 620189, Fort Rucker, AL 36362

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Fort Rucker hosts a wide variety of special events throughout the year such as Children’s Festival, Lake Fest, Freedom Fest, and Oktoberfest. These events feature an assortment of food and merchandise vendors, children’s inflatables, music, games, and many other activities sure to please the whole family! Fort Rucker also hosts the Pro-Am Golf Tournament, Soldier Show, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Comedy Live, and Army Entertainment events. Most events are family friendly and the majority are free!

View a map of our special event locations.

Chris Carter, Illusionist
Date: August 22
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: The Landing Ballroom
Witness displays of mind reading, visual illusions, predictions and more as you question your senses. This event is not to be missed. August 22 from 7-8:30 pm at The Landing on Fort Rucker. Tickets on sale starting 18 July for $12 or $16 at the door. Open to the public ages 18 and over. Want the best seats in the House? Then be sure to get your friends together and purchase a main floor VIP table. A VIP table seats ten, so no rush to get there early for seating, we’ll have your table waiting for you. Limited VIP tables are available, so be sure to get your table early before they are gone. For more information, contact The Landing, (334) 598-2426.

Girls’ Night Out
Date: September 5
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: The Landing Ballroom
Fort Rucker Family & MWR is holding a Girls’ Night Out, September 5 from 6 -9 pm in The Landing Ballroom. This event is only for women ages 18 and up. Tickets cost $10 and include DJ entertainment, fashion show, door prizes and gift bags, and sampling with numerous companies that cater to women. One complimentary drink stub will also be provided with ticket purchase. You must be present to win all prizes. For more information, please call Family & MWR, (334) 255-9810.


Date: September 26
Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Festival Fields
Join us Friday, September 26 for Oktoberfest on the Festival Fields from 4:30-9:30 pm. Fort Rucker’s 12th Annual Oktoberfest features live German music by Sonnenschein Express, traditional German food including bratwurst and schnitzel, German beer, keg toss competition, Volkswagen Show & Shine and a good time to be had! At this family-friendly event there are also inflatables for the children, a pumpkin patch, craft activities and more! So put on your lederhosen and don’t miss out on this celebration of German culture here in the Wiregrass!For more information, contact Special Events, (334) 255-1749.


Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families
Date:September 27
Time: 2pm & 4:30pm
Location: School Age Center Gym
School Age Center Gym from 2pm & 4:30pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. Open to Military ID card holders. Tickets are required, free admission. For more information, contact Special Events, (334) 255-1749.


Comedy Live
October 17
Time: 8 – 10 pm
Location: The Landing Ballroom
Join us for a fun night of laughs and jokes at Comedy Live at Rucker, October 17th from  8 – 10 pm in The Landing Ballroom.  Fort Rucker is bringing in high quality entertainers to provide comic relief to our patrons. Corey Mack will be the opening act, and Landry  will be the Headlining Act. Cost for Regular Advanced tickets is $12 each by October 16 and $16 afterwards. Cost for a VIP table (seats 10 patrons) are $150 and guarantees you a seat close to the stage. This is one of Fort Rucker’s most popular events, so get your tickets while they last! Tickets will be available in the Catering Office located inside The Landing and 5700 & Lyster Coffee Zones. Open to the public ages 18 and older. For more information, please contact Fort Rucker Family & MWR, (334) 255-9810.


Outdoor Yard Sale & Flea Market
October 18
Time: 8-11 am
Location: Festival Fields
Join us October 18 on the Festival Fields from 8-12 pm for the Outdoor Yard Sale & Flea Market. This outdoor event is open to the public and provides the opportunity for the Fort Rucker community to buy and sell used household items in a consolidated fashion. Limited tables are also available to rent and booth space fees apply to sellers. No commercial vendors allowed. Registration due by Wednesday, October 15. Government Rate (active-duty & dependants, retired, reserve, DOD civilians): 15×20 – $20, 30×20 – $30, Tables – $10/ea. General Public:15×20 – $30, 30×20 – $40, Tables – $10/ea. For more information, contact Special Events, (334) 255-1749.


Retiree Health Fair
Date: October 31
Time: 8-12 pm
Location: Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center (Andrews)
Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center on Andrews. From 8-12 pm. For more information, contact Special Events, (334) 255-1749.



Camping Under the Stars
November 14
Time: 5 pm -UTC
Location: Lake Tholocco


Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: December 4
Time: 5-6pm
Location: Howze Field
The Annual Fort Rucker Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at Howze Field from 5-6pm. Join us for a delightful evening of music, hot chocolate, the lighting of the post Christmas Tree, and a very special visitor from the North Pole! Afterward, enjoy complimentary photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Landing – they may also have some treats for those good girls and boys! This event is free and open to the public and EFMP friendly. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at the Landing. For more information, contact Special Events, (334) 255-1749 or visit www.ftruckermwr.com.