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Fall Festivals…..Great Food….. and Cool People!

By: Pat Stipes
By: Pat Stipes

In September, in Kentucky we celebrate many things, we celebrate Football, Church Picnics, Elections, Fall Leaf changes and more!

    In September, in Kentucky we celebrate many things, we celebrate Football, Church Picnics, Elections, Fall Leaf changes and more! Now I’ve never made a secret out of the fact that I despise winter. I hate IT….. except for Christmas! I say this about Winter because all the things I mentioned are pre-cursers to WINTER. Am I the only one that hates winter but, loves all the Fall Activities? Well this Fall We have the Ryder Cup and that is a special event. This Fall we have October’s Court Day’s in Mt. Sterling being extended an additional day! We can celebrate A million things in the Fall!

 

    Some ideas I have about tourism promotion include, looking for and buying Kentucky produce, known as Kentucky Proud”!!!!!!!!!!!  The other day I met Stephen Yates, he is the director of Agritourism for the Dept of Agriculture in Kentucky ! Pushing the idea of searching out and buying Kentucky agri-products is really something that is catching on! As Bill Murray said in the movie “Stripes” – “chicks in New York are paying top dollar for this stuff”. Fresh, locally grown/harvested honey, sorghum, tomatoes, blackberries, corn, candles etc………. are not expensive here, but those items demand top dollar prices in large city’s! Stephen does a great job for Agriculture in Kentucky

 

     September is Bourbon Heritage month and Agri-tourism month too! I’ll be featuring a different Orchard or u-pick farm each week! The Annual Bourbon festival is this month. Again, Ryder Cup and Court Day’s and geeeeeeeeeeez…  lot’s of stuff happening each week!  I love September, even though it inches us ever Closer to those dreaded winter months! Please look at our festivals and events schedule on the website www.kentuckytourism.com !

check these out:

http://www.kentuckytourism.com/thingstodo/agritourism.htm

http://www.reedvalleyorchard.com/

http://www.kybourbonfestival.com/

Big Congrats to JB Holmes, now we have two Kentucky boy’s on the Ryder Cup Team!

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