Kentucky’s Western Waterland is hosting its 38th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival at Little Lake Park located off J H O’Bryan Avenue, in Grand Rivers, KY from August 31 – September 2, 2013. This is one of the most popular events in Western Kentucky for the Labor Day weekend. It is located between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, and north of Land Between The Lakes (LBL). It features approximately 100 craft booths and artisans from 9-10 states. It also features original and handcrafted items, with a few artisans demonstrating their crafts. Some examples of items being sold are floral arrangements, baskets, outdoor lawn furniture, paintings, honey, soaps, lotions, jewelry, quilts, woodwork, holiday decorations, pottery, candles, gourds, stained glass, bird houses, rocking chairs, rocking horses, weather vanes, and much, much more! Visitors can also enjoy a wide variety of delicious carnival food and regional specialties while at the festival. Take I-24, Exit 31 and go south 3 miles to Grand Rivers. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday. The cost is $1 per individual who walks in or $3 per vehicle parking inside the park. For more information, call Kentucky’s Western Waterland at 1-800-448-1069 or 270-928-4411, or visit the website at www.kentuckylakebarkley.org.
Yes, Fort Knox is home to the U.S. Bullion Depository, which stores 7 trillion dollars worth of gold bullion (not open to the public). However, the Radcliff/Fort Knox community also offers military history, a civil war fort, hiking, biking and walking trails and is the perfect weekend getaway destination!
Points of interest include: Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Armor Unit Memorial Park, the Kentucky September 11th Memorial and the Tribute to the Armored Soldier.
If you are looking for something new and exciting, the General George Patton Museum of Leadership will be hosting a grand re-opening on June 14, 2013, the Army’s Birthday. Artifacts will be displayed in their original historical environment among sights and sounds that replicate battlefield settings. The date will also mark the near completion of the newly restored WWII Barracks located on the grounds of the museum.
To plan your trip, go to radclifftourism.org or call (800) 334-7540.
Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention & Tourism Commission
P.O. Box 845
Radcliff, Kentucky 40159
Plan an extended visit to Cave Country and stay at Mammoth Cave Hotel, in its historic cabins or large group-sized cottages. Open spring and summer and weekends in the winter, services include a restaurant/coffee shop and fast-food (summers) along with two gift shops showcasing Kentucky crafts, gifts and memorabilia.
Since 1816, Mammoth Cave has offered guided tours astounding tourists with its sheer enormity. With over 400 miles surveyed, Mammoth Cave is the world’s largest known cave system. A variety of tours offered seasonally include ones for experienced spelunkers, families and groups. Buy tickets at the Park Visitor Center.
The National Park spans nearly 53,000 acres with 70 miles of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails topside. The Park’s Railroad Hike and Bike Trail follows the historic train tracks that brought early visitors to the Cave from Park City. The Camp Store offers bike rentals.
For reservations, call the hotel at 270-758-2225. Cave tours: 800-967-2283.
Visit www.travel-forever.com for reservations and/or more information. Mammoth Cave Hotel offers: group pricing, meeting rooms, catering and we’re pet friendly.
Munfordville hosts many amazing special events throughout the year, drawing visitors from far and near. The family oriented events provide recreation, entertainment, sports, educational experiences, food and great fun. The events include Hart County Civil War Days, Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off, City Wide Yard Sale and more.
Activities, attractions and historic sites provide year-round fun. Join in the Old Munfordville Walking Tour, visit Green River Park & Arboretum, Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve, Kentucky Stonehenge and Hart County Historical Museum.
Whether you plan to stay for a day or overnight, let us help you plan your next visit to Munfordville.
Munfordville Welcome Center
113 Main Street
Munfordville, KY 42765
The Christian County Cattlemen’s Association Presents Lone Star Championship Rodeo Aug. 18-19 2013 will be held at the Western Kentucky State Fairgrounds in Hopkinsville, KY. Box seats available upon request, General admission – Adults in Advance $10, at the Gate $15, Children in advance $8, at the Gate $10. Contest Events include: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing, and Brahma Bull Riding. Special added attractions include: Best Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl Contest for Kids 10 & Under, Gold Rush for Kids 10 & Under, Cowboy Kid Cutter and his Trick Horse Stormy, Authentic Chuckwagon Racing, Rodeo Clown and Barrelman Brian Hope.
Aug. 16-17 2013: The Third Annual Kelly “Little Green Men” Days, Sponsored by the Kelly Community Organization is the third Saturday in August every year! Join the thousands who will attend this event. All activities are geared to family entertainment. Stage entertainment throughout the day. The Kelly “Little Green Men” Days Festival 2013 will be much larger and will consist of various entertainment, carnival rides, children games, arts and crafts booths, and of course food vendor booths. For more information you can find us on Facebook at Kelly Little Green Men Days and visit our website at www.kellygreenmen.com, or you can call chairperson Joann Smithey at 270-881-8843 or Frank Brown at 270-885-1530.
26th Trail of Tears Intertribal Pow Wow – This historically important event on September 12-13, 2013 features tribal dancing, Native American storytelling, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy wood carving, bow making, flint knapping, open fire cooking in pottery, bead work, Indian flute playing demonstration and more Native American activities. Great food choices and Native American made treasures like beadwork, jewelry, clothing and moccasins, soaps, herbs, tee shirts, dream catchers, art, music and more! Native American Dance Competitions and drum competitions Saturday and Sunday.
For more information contact: Roger Richey – 270-887-5716, Midge Durbin – 270-886-7503 or 270-498-6762, Ramsey Morris 270-886-0701 or 270-498–0723.