Village of
Scenic Makanda
Makanda Vulture Fest
Scenic Makanda

Spirit of Makanda

Est. 1845
Inc. 1888

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Makanda Events

Recognition of Years of Service

Please join us Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the B.C. Ross Community Center for the presentation of plaques of appreciation to Cecilia Cottingham, Floyd Allen, and Julia Grammer for Carrol Grammer for the many years of outstanding service to the Village of Makanda. Refreshments will also be served. Everyone is welcome.

Vulture Fest

Makanda Vulture FestMakanda Vulture Fest will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm in Downtown Makanda. This event ends at the scheduled time and camping, alcoholic beverages, and fires or fireworks are strictly prohibited.

Black vultures and turkey vultures fly and swoop in the skies surrounding Makanda each fall. Local residents await their return each fall as an end to the hot summer and the beginning of cooler fall weather. This event is a celebration or the vulture's annual migration with live music and displays by local artists for purchase.

Please email for booth rental or more information.


B.C. Ross Community Center

B. C. Ross Community Building

Located near Downtown Makanda, the B.C. Ross Community Center is available for meetings, events, reunions, and other functions. Rental is available for a fee. Contact President/Mayor Tina Shingleton at 618.457.7739.