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Music, fun and food coming to fairgrounds July 28

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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 burgers, farm fresh produce or some homemade ice cream or some great barbecue? Looking for that perfect, unique wedding gift? Want to see Patrick Henry Hughes and hear some great country/gospel and dulcimer music? Have we got the event for you!

A full schedule of music, food and fun awaits you at the 13th annual Harvest Showcase and Lunch at the Farmers Market! The event will be Saturday, July 28, and is free and open to the public at the Henry County Kentucky Fairgrounds on U.S. 421 between New Castle and Pleasureville.

The musical entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. with the Henry County High School Band and will then feature Music ‘N a Box with special guest Patrick Henry Hughes, and Ye Merrie Melodious Dulcimers. There will be a horseshoeing demonstration at 10:30 by Mike Radcliff, a milking demonstration at 11 a.m., and a milking competition at 11:30 a.m.

There also is an antique tractor and equipment show with prize money for oldest farm tractor, oldest farm tractor implement and oldest small engine. Then at 4 p.m. there will be an antique tractor pull. Henry County farmers, craftsmen, local and regional chefs, and ag business people will showcase their products throughout the day.

Breakfast is provided, again, by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, beginning at 7:30 for those setting up booths and early birds; breakfast will be served until 11 a.m. or until it is gone. The Chamber wants you to know that the breakfast is for everyone — you do not have to be a Chamber member to eat. 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 prepare tasty dishes from local produce, and we have some mighty fine Henry County cooks including beef fresh off the Henry County Cattleman’s Association grill, the Smoke Doctors will serve great brisket from Brent Farms and Sherwood Acres Farms, and the Henry County Band will serve green beans and bison burgers There will also be homemade ice cream, potato chips and veggie sandwiches from Chef Kari Lynne Graves from Capstone Grill.

Local crafters will have booths where you can purchase that special gift you need. This event holds 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 at 12:30.

Don’t miss this day of great family fun. 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 Henry County farmers, Henry County crafters and Henry County agricultural business people, and also to non-profits providing service in 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.

Current sponsors include Cook’s Pharmacy, Henry County Farm Bureau, Henry County Animal Clinic PLLC, Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Henry County Diversification, Henry County Extension Service, Henry County Supply, Lucas Monument Co. Inc, Nanny’s Childcare and Learning Center, PBI Bank, Royal Station Farm, Sholar Funeral Home, Torrey Smith Realty, Truman Trucking, United Citizens Bank, Wright Small Engines, Prewitt Funeral Home, Campbellsburg Chiropractic, Gregory Farms, Rumpke, Capstone Auction, and Henry County Cattlemen.

 

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