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Preston Ky Court Days

Started In 1970 By James Conyers

Take A Trip Back In Time, When People Traded And Sold Items To Help Make Their Lives Better.

This is a three-day event that ends the 3rd Monday in October

For More Information Call:
James Conyers

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Views Photos from Preston Court Day
Photos Courtesy Of ANGELA BAIRD

Court day, also known as trade days are on their way to Preston, Kentucky. It is a three-day event that ends the 3rd Monday in October. It is over a century old. Preston is a small community located in Bath County, KY, just off of I-64, exit 121. It's neighboring cities include Owingsville and Mt.Sterling. Preston's population is only about 500 and on Court Day weekend, it is estimated to have about 10,000 visitors. So you know something exciting is going on.

Each year the number of trading booths grow. People travel from all over to buy, sell, trade and browse. You have a large selection of merchandise to choose from. Everything from new items such as t-shirts, shoes, purses, housewares, etc. to those one of a kind antiques. You just might find what you need to finish off your collection. Whatever that may be. It also has a large number of animal booths. Dogs are a main attraction due to the fact of many hunters in the area.

The food booths are incredible. Preston Court Days has the best home cooking around. Churches come out with their church booths and offer up good home cooking. Whether it is country ham, brown beans, cornbread, or yummy cheeseburgers, you can find it. And you will love it. Preston Court Days is a great way to ring in fall. So come on out and join in all the fun.


Chocolate Festival
Washington, Kentucky

For over a decade, rivers of sweet dark chocolate have flowed through
our village shops - Homemade candies, cakes, cookies, pies, fudge contests,
and Easter Egg hunts make this a fun filled scrumptious day!

For information:

(606) 759-7423


International Migratory Bird Day

7:30 a.m. Shorebirds and Waterfowl at Minor Clark Fish Hatchery –
For those wanting to see the shorebirds and waterfowl this is the trip for you. More than 200 species have been observed in this area. Meet in front of the Hatchery on KY 801. - Lew Kornman, trip leader.

7:30 a.m. Warblers, Wetlands and Woods –
Here’s your chance to see warblers, a sure place to see Blue-Winged Warblers and other early-successional forest species. The wetlands and mature forest habitats will add a variety of species. This trip meets at the Shallow Flats Wetlands Observation Deck on KY 801. - Fred Busroe, trip leader.

1:00 p.m. Build a Bluebird Nest Box –
We have hammers, nails and wood ready for you to build your very own Bluebird Nest Box. Meet at the Morehead Ranger District Visitor Center on KY 801. Kids welcome and limited to 25 participants.

Walks are limited to 15 participants. You will need comfortable shoes, quiet clothing and drinking water. Hats, sunscreen, bird field guide and binoculars recommended, but not required. Walks will end at 11:00 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch, and enjoy the Cave Run Lake area.

Registration Is Required
(606) 784-6428

Evelyn Morgan
US Forest Service
(606) 784-6428

Gerald Robe

East KY Bird Club

Herb & Perennial Plant Exchange
Washington, Kentucky
Bring your favorite plant to exchange or purchase
one from plant vendors.  Benefits Harriet Beecher Stowe Museum.
For information: (606) 759-9422


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Woodcarver's Day
Washington, Kentucky
Woodcarvers from many states flock to our village
to demonstrate their talents, sell their carvings, and compete for ribbons.

For information/registration:
(606) 564-3559


Civil War Living History Weekend
Washington, Kentucky

Civil war brigade with camps, reenactments, and displays.
(606) 759-0505


Simon Kenton Frontier Festival
Washington, Kentucky
For over two decades Washington has dedicated this festival
to our frontier hero!  Historical reenacters and muzzleloaders rendezvous
in our village.  Demonstrations of frontier life, an old fashioned parade,
antiques, arts, crafts, food, and fun plus an amazing outdoor drama
of Kenton's life make this an event to remember!
You are invited to be a part of our frontier weekend
and enjoy Washington - Kentucky's "best kept secret"!

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Enjoy America's best loved storytellers in a beautiful mountain lakeside setting. Let these talented artists take you away to other times and places through the intrigue of storytelling. Stories will be told in large tents on the shore of Cave Run Lake in the Daniel Boone National Forest located eight miles west of Morehead, Kentucky. Ghost stories by the beach fire on Saturday evening Family storytelling on Friday and Saturday evening interpretive programs will be offered by Daniel Boone National Forest personnel.

Silver Muskie Club Tournament
Cave Run Lake

Muskie Tournament.

For more information:
(606) 780-4260


Halloween Cruise

Ten trophies judged on displays only at Complete Auto Restyling.

For more information contact:
Jeff at (606) 784-9310
Aaron at (606) 784-4000
Rolling Thunder Car Club

Fall Foliage Drive
Washington, Kentucky
This is the perfect time to enjoy the autumn leaves and rolling hills
on the way to historic Washington.  Have lunch at our village tavern
and see all the new items the shopkeepers are getting in for the holidays.

For information:
(606) 759-7411


Frontier Christmas
Washington, Kentucky
For over three decades this award winning festival has welcomed
in the holidays to our scenic village.  All our Museums are decked out in the
holiday tradition.  Strolling carolers in frontier attire, dulcimer, banjo and fiddle playing,
craft demonstrations, and a wide variety of Christmas items will get you in the holiday spirit.

For information:
(606) 759-7411