With fall quickly approaching, that can only mean one thing in Eastern Kentucky.
It’s time for some fun!
We imagine we’re going to be run ragged over the next few weeks, getting to all of the goings-on. But that’s OK, because we’re certain we’ll be swept up in some of the merriment.
This weekend, the Battle of Middle Creek brings the Civil War back to Eastern Kentucky. And this year, they are combining efforts with the Kentucky Highland Folk Festival, making the Middle Creek National Battlefield a one-stop-shopping spot for all sorts of entertainment.
But if that’s not your cup of tea, you might head over to the Mountain Arts Center this weekend, to take in some of the best efforts of local actors and singers. Appalachian Community Theatres will present three showings of “Schoolhouse Rock Jr.” this weekend, giving audiences an entertaining mix of catchy tunes and nostalgia.
The following weekend brings the annual Red, White and Blue Festival back to Martin, and this year’s entertainment lineup promises to make the event an improvement over recent years.
And then we get into October, with the Kentucky Apple Festival in Paintsville the first week, followed by the Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival in Prestonsburg the following week, and finally the annual Second Sunday event the day after that festival draws to a close.
In short, if you can’t find something to do over the next month, you’re not even trying.
We are fortunate in Floyd County to have so much to offer, both to ourselves and out-of-town guests. And none of it would be possible without the tireless dedication of hundreds of volunteers.
This year, resolve to attend any or all of these events, and show your support for their efforts.
— The Floyd County Times