Beginning Monday, April 17th, 2017, Locust Street will be one way from Main Street to River Drive and Center Street will be one way from River Drive to Main Street. This will create 6 additional parking spaces on Locust Street and 12 on Center Street for a total of 18 new parking spaces.
26th Annual Woolly Worm Festival
October 25th, 26th, 27th 2013
Main Street Beattyville, KY
Interested in being a vender? Contact (606) 464-2888
Beattyville has hosted the Woolly Worm Festival every year since 1988. The festival gathers as many as 110,000 visitors because it has a little bit of everything for everyone. The weekend event is held along main street which is closed off and filled with venders who set up booths. There is everything from food and artisan crafts to local authors and jewelry. Other events on main street. include woolly worm races, car show, parade, helicopter rides, and a weekend full of live music on the Woolly Worm Stage.
10am – Pet Show
12pm – Lee County’s Got Talent Show (1st place $100)
1pm – Winner of Talent Show’s Performance
4pm – Appalachian Troubadours
6pm – Opening Ceremonies
6:30pm – Rhythm Express Cloggers
7pm – Cowgirl Curies
8pm- Clinton Fry & The Tators
9pm – Burning Bridges
Be sure to race your woolly worm and sign up for all the prize drawings and non-profit raffles!
10am – A medieval sword fighting exhibition
11:30pm – Shelby Davis
12pm – Karissa Phillips
12:30pm – Phillip Durbin
1pm – 26th Woolly Worm Parade
2pm – Morehead Singers
3pm – Frontier
4pm – Common Ground
5pm – Custom Made Bluegrass
6pm – Common Ground
7pm – Keith Prater Band
8pm – Coaltown Dixie
9pm – Moron Brothers
The final day starts off with a worship service at 11am by the Community Christian Church followed by local musical groups.
1pm – JR Bercum and Caleb Edwards
2pm – The Hilltop Pickers
3pm – The Duncans
There is also a large car show behind the elementary school starting at 9:30am, and the championship Woolly Worm Race that afternoon! Festival prize drawings will occur during the closing ceremony at 5pm!
For more information visit www.heartofthekentuckyriver.com
The Purple Cow Restaurant in Beattyville, KY which has been around since the 1930s, is now serving 14″ pizza. They are also having Karaoke on Saturday nights from 6pm to 9pm. Come on down and have fun and good food. They are also starting a food delivery service so call in your order at (606) 464-0710.
Pine Crest Camp Lodge, situated on 10 private acres, is available for groups or individuals. The Lodge consist of 4 private rooms with 12 beds. There are also 6 semi-private rooms with 20 beds configured as a hostel. Visitors on a budget, you can rent a bed in a multi-occupancy room for as little as $10.00 a night. There is also an industrial kitchen and Dining Hall available to rent for events and free Wi-Fi to all guests.
Visit this historic camp, go to sunset rock and see the majestic vista that inspired people to build the camp here in 1946.
Located half a mile off the Sheltowee Trace via a scenic walk though the Daniel Boone National Forest and a quarter mile off of HWY 52 West, within a 5 minute drive of Pendegrass-Murray Recreational Preserve, the camp is an ideal place to rest and relax after a day of adventure.
If your group wants to get away from it all and build your own resort experience, lease the entire facility for a day a week or a month and let Pine Crest Camp Lodge be your host as you explore the magical mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Primitive Camp Sites are also available if camping is more to your liking. Individual rooms and camp sites are available when the entire camp is not booked. Call 606-464-2309 for more information and to book your stay or book your stay online go to the BOOK HERE NOW page.
For the first time, Lee County will be represented at the Kentucky State Fair this August 16-26th in the “Pride of the Counties of the Commonwealth” exhibit. The Pride of the Counties exhibit provides a great venue to promote businesses, celebrate heritage, display attractions, and find new audiences to visit Lee County. This is an opportunity for the community to be showcased statewide along with the other counties participating in the 10 day fair.
Powell County was the only surrounding county that participated in the State Fair exhibit in 2011. Lee County has made a request this year to be located next to their booth. The Tourism Commission would like to thank the Lee County Fiscal Court and the City Council of Beattyville for supporting this tourism effort. The main goal of having a booth is to promote the 25th Woolly Worm Festival this October 19-22, 2012. Other promotional materials will include world-class rock climbing at the Pendergrass Murray Recreational Preserve, information on the three forks of the Kentucky River and Sheltowee Trace, attractions of the surrounding area, and the many different lodging options in Lee County. The Commission also plans to have a few local artisans at the booth working their craft. This type of active participation will be great for attracting viewers to the booth and starting up conversations.
The Tourism Commission is looking for volunteers to help manage the Beattyville/Lee County booth. Also, if there are any businesses, clubs, or civic groups who would like to be represented, please drop off your information/materials for disbursement at the caboose Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. If anyone is interested in signing up for a booth time slot please contact Dedra Brandenburg at the caboose (606) 464-5038.
For more information about all the concerts, exhibits, and activities of the 2012 KY State Fair, visit their website at www.kystatefair.org.
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