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8th Annual ECA Fall Festival


Friday, October 17, 2014


Elizabethtown Christian Academy welcomes everyone in the community to come out and enjoy a lovely fall evening at the 8th Annual ECA Fall Festival! 

Silent & Live Auctions – Games for kids – Food for purchase

Location: Elizabethtown Christian Academy, 401 W. Poplar Street, Elizabethtown

Info: 270-234-8174

Trinity Wesleyan Church Free Cookout and Car Show



Bounce House Fun will await your kiddos. Come on out and enjoy a great day!

Registration for the Car Show is 10am-Noon

Pastors Choice

Best Ford

Best Chevy

Best Mopar

Best Buick

Best Oldsmobile

Best Rat Rod

Best Pontiac

Best Other

Best Truck

Best Street Rod

Location: Trinity Wesleyan Church 11th Annual Free Cookout & Car Show, 902 N. Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY

Info: Please call 270-234-4540 for more information or with any questions.

15th Annual Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival




Bring Lawn Chairs

Arm Bands are Strictly Enforced

No Alcohol or Drugs Allowed

Regular Admission

Adults on Thursday – $15.00,

Adults on Friday & Saturday – $20.00

Tickets may be purchased at any Cecilian Bank prior to the event or on-site

Children ages 12 and under: FREE if accompanied by a paying adult

Festival Schedule


JD Crowe

Doyle Lawson

Paul Williams

-schedule of performers may change without notice-    

Thursday  September  27thStarting at 5:15pm

5:15PM -5:45PM – Drawing for Band Scramble

5:45PM – 7:15PM – Vine Grove Band Scramble

8:00PM – 9:00PM – Tommy Brown & the County Line Grass

9:00PM – 10:30PM – Leroy Troy & the TN Mafia Jug Band

Friday September 26th - starting at 5pm

5:00PM – 5:45PM – Buck and Company

5:55PM – 6:40PM – Big Country Bluegrass

6:50PM – 7:35PM – JR Sisk and the Ramblers Choice

7:45PM – 8:30PM – Buck and Company

8:40PM – 9:25PM – Big Country Bluegrass

9:35PM – 10:20PM - JR Sisk and the Ramblers Choice

Saturday Sept 27th - starting at 11am

11:00AM – 11:45AM – Flatt Lick Express

11:55AM – 12:40PM – McDonald Rd

12:50PM – 1:35PM – Chris Jones and the Nightdrivers

1:45PM – 2:30PM – Little Roy and Lizzy Show

2:40PM – 3:25PM – Marty Raybon and Full Circle

3:35PM – 4:20PM – Lonesome River Band

4:30PM – 5:00PM – Knife Auction

5:00PM – 5:45PM – Flatt Lick Express

5:55PM – 6:40PM – McDonald Rd

6:50PM – 7:35PM Chris Jones and the Nightdrivers

7:45PM – 8:30PM – Little Roy and Lizzy Show

8:40PM – 9:25PM – Marty Raybon and Full Circle

9:35PM – 10:20PM – Lonesome River Band

Sound by Jack Phelps of JBM Sound

MC The Infamous Sam Jackson

Location: Vine Grove Optimist Park, 300 Knox Avenue, Vine Grove, KY 40175

Info: 270-877-5636

St. James Fall Festival


Location: St. James School, 401 Robinbrooke Blvd, Elizabethtown

Info: For more info, or to make a donation, call Nikki Cetta at (270) 763-9153


Rineyville Days


Don’t miss the FIREWORKS that will be taking place on Friday, September 26th after Fat Mouth Mojo Performs.

Location: Rineyville Community Park, Rineyville School Road,  Just 0.5 miles on the right. Directions: If coming from Etown at Severns Valley Baptist Church, get on 1600 heading towards Rineyville. Continue straight and when you get to the round-a-bout, go 3/4 of the way around and get off on Rineyville School Road. You’ll see the Rineyville Community Park on the right.

Info. – All of the contact information is above.


54th Annual Autumn Daze Festival & Parade




Fri. & Sat. September 19-20, 2014

A Great Time for the Entire Family


Radcliff Electric – Platinum Sponsor

Brandenburg Telephone Company – Platinum Sponsor

North Hardin Lions Club – Platinum Sponsor

VFW Post 10281 – Silver Sponsor

Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, LLC

All activities will be in the Optimist Park off of Knox Ave.


Friday September 19, 2014 

5:00 p.m. until dark

Across Kentucky Arts & Craft Show

Food Booths


6:30pm until 8:30pm – Karaoke by “Spotlight Entertainment” and Rick Riley

Saturday, September 20, 2014

9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Across Kentucky Arts & Craft Show

10:00 a.m. – Parade Begins at the Fire Department and ends at the Optimist Park (Grand Marshall Nelve McFarlin)

Car & Tractor Show Register from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Awards at 3:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m. Pet Show - Sponsored by The Animal Refuge Center-Contact Penny Edwards 270-877-6064
Miniature horse rides to benefit Animal Refuge Center

1:00 p.m. Brushy Fork Political Forum

Live Entertainment

3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Majik Jack Variety Band

5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. William’s Star Tribute


Hardin Memorial Hospital-Free blood pressure screening from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m

Location: Optimist Park, Knox Avenue, Vine Grove
Info: For more information on the festival and the debates, please contact Donna Broadway at (270) 877-2422.

Heartland Festival in the Park :Rescheduled Fireworks


**UPDATE AS OF 8-30-14**

A direct message From the City of Elizabethtown:

“The Heartland Festival fireworks will be rescheduled in conjunction with our Christmas festivities that will take place downtown on Saturday, December 13th.  More information regarding schedules, etc. will be available at a later date.  This is all the information I have at this time.  Thank you.”

See below for the awesome line-up of great FAMILY FUN IN


Friday August 22, 2014


Admission to the park is only $2 per car for parking. Discounted thanks to sponsorship from Kentucky Utilities.



There will be plenty of great food from commercial and food vendors ready to serve our community at this traditional event for Hardin County!

  • 5:00 pm Mud Volleyball Tournament
  • 6:30pm -Baby Contest for children ages 0-5 – OFF SITE at PRITCHARD COMMUNITY CENTER. Want to register your child? You can pre-register your child by picking up a registration form at the Republic Bank or the Pritchard Community Center. Here is the Baby Contest Registration Form.  Please note it is only $10 for pre-registration but it is $15 to register your child the day of the contest.  Once you have completed the registration form, send it and a $10 check made out to the City of Elizabethtown to the following address:
  • Kentucky Heartland Festival Baby Contest, Attn: Events Coordinator,
    PO Box 550, Elizabethtown, KY 42702
  • IMPORTANT: There will be several age groups competing at the same time. If you have more than one child in different age groups, plan to have another adult to assist as you will more than likely be placed in a different location at the same time.
  • Pritchard Community Center is located at 404 S. Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown, KY.
  • 7:30pm -(FREE)  Family-Friendly Movie at the Bandstand. Featured Movie is going to be ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’. Bring your chairs and blankets and maybe…just maybe you’ll be able to capture a few lightning bugs while you wait for the movie to begin!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

PAINTING FOR TIPS ONLY – While you are at the Heartland Festival in the Park, be on the lookout for Rachel’s Face Painting. They’ll have all their painters there painting for TIPS ONLY and they are going to make MANY MANY children (and adults) very very happy!



AM Rotary Community Breakfast 6:30-9am

Sponsor: AM Rotary Club

Come enjoy this great breakfast at the Pritchard Community Center

Carry will be out available

Advanced tickets can be purchased at Hair Tech in Elizabethtown (527 W. Poplar Street)

Bluegrass Cellular Heartland 5K Run 7:30am

(Click on link above for all the details about the run)

Heartland Tennis Shoot Out 8:00am

Click Here to learn all about this!

Canoe Races 9AM

Click Here for the form on the canoe races.

Heartland Festival in the Park Parade 10:00am

Theme: Playing it with Heart in the Heartland, Sponsor: Bob Swope Ford

Wondering where to go watch the parade?  The parade begins at the public square and proceeds up N. Dixie Ave so anywhere along that path is great!

FREEMAN LAKE PARK – FUN ZONE, fun for all ages – 11am-10:00pm

Admission is $5 per car from 11 a.m to 4:00 p.m., $10 per car 4:00 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Carnival rides and vendors open

12:00PM: Dinky Gowen Magician Show

12:00PM.: Music Stage (under Earnie Williams Pavilion) 

1:00PM: United Way’s Got Talent Contest

3:00PM.: Nutty Scientists Educational Show.These folks are awesome! You totally should make sure you attend this awesome show! They will make everyone in your family HAPPY!

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4:00PM : Dinky Gowen Magician Show

6:00PM : VIP seating opens. Click here for more info on VIP tickets.

6:30PM :Olivia Henken concert begins

6092 (6)8:00PM Featured Concert (FREE) with Joe Diffie - VIP Tickets are available. MORE INFO – Click Here
9:45pm – 10:00pm – FIREWORKS!!

Location: The Heartland Festival in the Park takes place at Freeman Lake, 140 Freeman Lake Park Road, Elizabethtown

Info: Please visit the official Heartland Festival in the Park website for more information. City of Elizabethtown, Events Coordinator, 200 West Dixie Ave.

PO Box 550, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, Phone: 270-765-6121

Bonnieville Labor Day Fest & Cruise -In Poker Run


Registration from 9-10:30 am cst. Located @ T’s Auto Sale Lot. Entry Fee: $10.00 each entry incluces a $5.00 meal ticket for Bonnieville Mini Mart. Route: 44 miles around Hart County, Ky. Estimated time to be back in, 5:30 pm. Drawing for 1st place of $200.00 @ 6:00 pm cst. All vehicles welcome.

  Kids Games, Vendors & Cake Walk @ 4:00 
Free outdoor Concert with Nightfalls Band from 7-11 pm

Location: T’s Auto Sale Lot, 7610 N. Dixie Hwy, Downtown Bonnieville.

Info: For more info, call Rocky or Wanda at (270) 531-2568

Glendale Crossing Festival

Glendale Crossing Festival

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Parade starts at 10am

*From Damon Ray Memorial Field

Over 375 Art & Craft Booths!

ENTERTAINMENT located at the Park Starting at NOON!

Lion’s Club Bar-B-Que Pork Dinner will be located at the Fire House on Main Street.

Whether you are new to the area or you just moved here, this is the fall event you do not want to miss if you enjoy seeing a lot of vendors in one location, the taste of great foods, and a feel of small town America enjoying a delightful Saturday afternoon. filled with fun.

Be sure and come to Glendale and get in place because the parade starts at 10am. During the parade you will be able to enjoy a huge assortment of floats, cars, old tractors and everything else that makes a parade special!

Photo courtesy of the website

This festival began in 1976 as the Glendale Community Festival, and was part of the United States celebration of its’ 200th birthday. The Glendale Crossing Festival is always held the third Saturday in October.

Contact person for the “official” Crossing Festival booths is Sheree Vance, 270-369-6188. Several local merchants, churches and individuals also rent booth spaces for the event.


Be sure and stop at The Whistle Stop for AMAZING food while you are there if you want to have a truly awesome dining experience!

Parking – When you get to the general area of the festival, you’ll see that parking is about everywhere and you pretty much want to park where you can find a spot! Trust me, you’ll get out of your car, and just start following the crowd!  See you there!

Location: 216 East Main Street, Glendale (You can’t miss it but for those of you that have never been to Glendale before here is an address to plug in your GPS that will put you in the heart of this festival.

Info: Sheree Vance – 270-369-6188


Cecilia Days

Friday – Saturday

August 8-9, 2014


Cecilia Days is something you can look forward to each year the second weekend of August. It’s a fun family-friendly event in Cecilia, Kentucky and a great chance to come get to know your community a little more!  Take a look at all of the events happening below!

Thursday night the only thing taking place is the Baby Pageant Registration for ages 0-4.

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - Beauty & Baby Pageant Registration ($10 per child ages 0-4). Cost for those age 4 & below.  - For Hardin County Residents only.

5:30pm-7:00pm – Behind the Cecilia Post Office at the Ruritan Building

Friday, August 8, 2014

5:30 p.m. – Cornhole Games until dark

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Fish Dinner and Sandwiches

6:00 p.m. - Baby Contest ages 0-4
7:30 p.m. –  Beauty Pageant Contest

(Pricing Information is from last year so please call below to confirm as pricing may have changed).

Miss 16-21 years $25 for evening gown

Jr. Miss 13-15 years $25 evening gown

Pre-Teen 10-12 years $20 casual

Princess 7-9 years $20 casual

Little Miss 5-6 years $15 casual

Little Master 5-6 years $15



Saturday, August 9, 2014

7:00 – 10:00 a.m. - Breakfast at Cecilia Baptist Church. (Pancakes & Eggs)

10:00 a.m. - Parade (begins at Cecilia Ballpark, to Cecil Ave., to Methodist St., to KY 86 (Please note: For safety, no 4-wheelers allowed in parade)

The rest of the day of fun includes:

BBQ chicken dinner, more food, drinks, ice cream, and entertainment!

Tractor Games, Car Show, Almost Talent Show, Crafts, Bands, Music and of course…..




Great Prizes too!

Location: Cecilia, Kentucky - Take Elizabethtown Exit, #94 off of I-65, Go about 10 miles West on, Hwy 62, Turn right (west) onto Hwy 86
to Cecilia.

Info: For Booth or Craft Information contact Brandon Thompson at 270-766-7732. For more information regarding the beauty pageant or baby pageant, please call Clarissa at 270-862-3792.



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