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Come on out and have breakfast with us!

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By Maryellen Garrison

Looking for a great family event? Interested in helping your children and grandchildren recognize the importance of our agricultural heritage? Want some great ribeyes, or a plate of brisket, farm fresh produce or some homemade ice cream or award winning barbecue? Looking for that perfect wedding gift; one that is unique? Want to see Patrick Henry Hughes and hear some great country/gospel music? Well, have we got the event for you!

A full schedule of music, food and fun awaits you at the 12th Annual “Harvest Showcase and Lunch at the Farmers Market.” The event will be held on Saturday, July 30, and the best part is that it is free and open to the public at the Henry County Kentucky Fairgrounds located on U.S. 421 between New Castle and Pleasureville! The musical entertainment will feature Music ‘N a Box with special guest Patrick Henry Hughes and the Robby Cox Band. The Country Kickers Line Dancers will perform at 1 and there will be a horseshoeing demonstration at 10:30 a.m. by Mike Radcliff.

Breakfast is provided by the Chamber of Commerce and will open at 7:30 a.m. for those setting up booths and early birds and will be served until 11 or it is gone! You will get a plate with locally raised eggs, country ham, biscuits and gravy, and sliced tomatoes. You can enjoy a locally grown lunch under the shade of the big tent. Local chefs will be preparing tasty dishes from local produce, and we have some mighty fine Henry County cooks including Wendell and Ernestine Thomas of Fall City Smokers Competition Barbecue Team from Smithfield.

We will also feature beef fresh off the Henry County Cattleman’s Association grill, the Henry County Band, and the Smoke Doctors will also be serving great brisket meals. There will also be homemade ice cream from the Stivers’ farm and homemade desserts from a group of ladies from a local church.

Local crafters will be hosting booths where you can purchase that special gift you need. This event will hold lots of appeal for children who will enjoy the old-time games sponsored by the FFA, visiting the Livestock Pavilion and milking Kentucky Kate. There will be farm fresh produce, hay, straw, flowers and much more, including a corn eating contest, and the antique tractor show and games will start at 10 a.m. with the tractor pull at 4 p.m.

There will also be a meeting of a newly forming regional farmers group sponsored by Henry County Farmers at 1. This event is a grassroots attempt to promote the agricultural economy to local residents and also an opportunity to reach out to our city neighbors and help them to reconnect with the land.

Come celebrate our rural community with us! What a great chance to enjoy a day of fun and food without spending a fortune on gas! For more information contact the Henry County Extension Office at 502-845-2811.

Display space is available free to farmers, crafters, agricultural business people and nonprofits from Henry County. If you would like a spot contact Bonnie Cecil at 532-0230.
If your business would like to be listed as a sponsor call 845-2811.