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Arts Council of Mercer County Fifth Annual Fall Arts Festival

Harrodsburg, KY
The Arts Council of Mercer County will be celebrating its Fifth Annual Fall Arts Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM and Sunday, October 13 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM on the front lawn of Old Fort Harrod State Park. Visit with over 20 arts & crafts vendors and experience a variety of live art demonstrations like rug hooking, pot throwing, stained glass preparation and more. Sit a spell and enjoy live music and entertainment from the Kentucky Hoss Cats and Driftwood Gypsy on Saturday and Adrea LaRoche and High Heels & Sneakers on Sunday. Little ones will be able to create their very own puppet in the arts & crafts area, jump in the bouncy house and participate in the other exciting activities that take place in the Art Zone. Don’t miss a live performance from the Squallis Puppeteers – a professional puppetry group from Louisville, KY presenting Rage-O-Saurus Rex, a story that is “set in the last Jurassic period, (where) a baby t-Rex and Pterodactyl struggle with friendship, hot lava and hot tempers. A talking volcano shares his wisdom with the young dinosaurs. The puppet show was designed especially for younger children, with audience participation that teaches social and emotional lessons.” Show times for the puppet show are Saturday only at 10:30AM and 2:00PM and a large special puppet will be visiting from 12:00PM – 1:00PM. A variety of festival food, family-friendly activities and one of a kind handmade arts and crafts await all who come during this two-day event celebrating the arts in our community. The ACMC Fifth Annual Fall Arts Festival is sponsored by the Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission, James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, Walmart, Whitaker Bank and the Kentucky Arts Council. Admission is free. For more information about the ACMC Fall Arts Festival, go to 2013 Events at www.artscouncilofmercer.com.

Joy Mosko, 859-265-6049, info@artscouncilofmercer.com


Pioneer Classic Cruise-In & Car Show

Anderson-Dean Community Park, Harrodsburg
The Pioneer Classic Cruise-In & Open Car Show, sponsored by the Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission, will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 11 AM – 5 PM, at Anderson-Dean Community Park on US Highway 127 North. Drive-thru optional judging will be held from 11AM – 3 PM with “Top 10 Best of Show” trophies awarded at 4 PM. One hundred dollar ($100) prize money will be drawn every hour for car show exhibitors only. Live entertainment includes performances by The Dooley-Miller Band and High Heels & Sneakers. Admission to the public is FREE and everyone is welcome!

Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission
800/355-9192



50th Anniversary Celebration

Bright Leaf Golf Resort Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330
We are celebrating our 50th anniversary as a golf resort and business. We have events planned from 12-3 p.m. such as: refreshments, par 3 tournament, half price pool passes and half price golf passes and more!

Bright Leaf Golf Resort
(859) 734-5481



Winter Trade Days at the Fort

Nov 24, 2012 - Nov 25, 2012 9:00 A.M.

Fort Boonesborough State Park
Eighteenth century merchants and traders in period clothing set up shops in the cabins and blockhouses at the fort. All items for sale are typical of items available in the 18th century. Fort opens at 9 a.m. each day. This is a great opportunity to do shop for unique holiday gifts. There is no admission charge for this event.

Bill Farmer, 859-527-3131 ext. 216


18th Century Christmas at the Fort

Dec 7, 2012 - Dec 8, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Fort Boonesborough State Park
Visit Fort Boonesborough State Park to see and hear the differences in the holiday celebrations of the season during the early settlement of Kentucky. The fort will be lighted by candlelight, with decorations in keeping with the traditions of time. There will be living history interpretations of the traditions of various ethnic groups and nationalities during the season. Candle lanterns, bonfires, the Christmas Guns (celebratory rifle salute), food and refreshments, music and dance, will all add to the atmosphere. Refreshments are included. Open 6-8 p.m. This is a special program sponsored by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12, and under 6 are free. Call 1-859-527-3131.

Bill Farmer, 859-527-3131 ext. 216


The Siege of Boonesborough Battle Re-enactment

Sep 22, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Fort Boonesborough State Park
Events will include a battle re-enactment of the 1778 "Siege of Boonesborough" on both days and a special night battle Saturday at dusk.

Arrive early and spend the day learning about 18th-century life in Kentucky. See militia and settlers’ camps, a Native American village, merchants, traders, food and more. Visit the Museum Store and 18th-century Transylvania Store. This event is free with regular fort admission.


Bill Farmer - 859-527-3131 Ext. 216


Pioneer Classic Cruise-In & Car Show

Sep 15, 2012 11:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.

Harrodsburg @ Anderson-Dean Community Park, US HWY 127N
The Pioneer Classic Cruise-In & Open Car Show, sponsored by the Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission, will be held on Saturday, September 15, from 11 AM – 7 PM, at Anderson-Dean Community Park on US Highway 127 North. Drive-thru optional judging will be held from 11AM – 3 PM with “Top 10 Best of Show” trophies awarded at 4 PM. One hundred dollar ($100) prize money will be drawn every one-half hour for car show exhibitors only. Live entertainment includes performances by The Dooley-Miller Band w/Kickin’ Brass and High Heels & Sneakers. Admission to the public is FREE and everyone is welcome! Contact: 859/734-2364 or 800/355-9192.

Karen P. Hackett
Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission
PO Box 283
Harrodsburg, KY 40330



Jubilo Music & Arts Festival

Sep 13, 2012 - Sep 16, 2012 6:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fort Boonesborough State Park
Jubilo is a 3-day, camping music festival featuring an eclectic mix of genres. Featuring Moon Taxi, Unknown Hinson, Darrell Scott, Bonepony, Big Leg Emma, and many more!

Robyn Baker, Director
859.575.4178