39th Annual Festival of the Horse Gallops into Kentucky Horse Headquarters
Popular celebration continues to add to dynamic lineup of headlining musicians as anniversary year approaches
By: Georgetown/Scott County Tourism
Live music takes center stage all weekend with more than a dozen local and regional artists performing on the Country Boy Stage. The five-piece Brother Smith Band brings its unique sound that mixes the heart of country, creativity of funk and passion of soul. Their music described as "a sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains," the Local Honeys perform both traditional and original songs backed by hard-driving fiddle tunes. Bek and the Starlight Revue are a crowd fave with their rock and roll music blended with soul and a classic Appalachian sound. Ten other live acts will fill out the nonstop musical entertainment.
Fest fun facts
·80+ vendor booths, ranging from handmade pottery and crafts to jewelry, apparel and home décor, located along Main Street.
·Numerous food and beer vendors highlighting BBQ, brews, international cuisine, gourmet burgers, more.
·Pre-festival events on Thursday, Sept. 5: Pre-festival party on Main Street in Downtown Georgetown includes the Fireman's Chili Cook-off and live music by Swing Street – begins at 6 p.m.
·Festival activities: Colt & Filly Review Parade – the largest parade in the county (Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m.); Horse Games (Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.); Grand Parade of Horses (Sept. 7 at 5 p.m.); Horse Show (Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.)
·Other festival events: Cornhole Tournament, Red Shield 5K, Movies in the Park, featuring "Spirit," Seed to Feed Dinner at Royal Spring Park.
·Toyota's Grand Parade of Horses is presided over by Grand Marshal Oliver, an 11-year old Shire Cross, a member of the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police known for his beautiful black and white pinto pattern and welcoming disposition.
Natalie Partin (mailto:natalie@
Georgetown/Scott County Tourism (http://www.georgetownky.com/)
ABOUT FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE (http://www.festivalofthehorse.org/)