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2015 Schedule

All events are subject to change.

February

TBA

March

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

March 15

Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 606-256-7767

TBA

April

Red Bud Health Walk

April 1

Come join in the fun and get in shape with free prizes and a Subway lunch to the first 400 walkers. All ages welcome with regular (approx. 2 miles) and handicapped/stroller routes (approx. 1 mile) available. Starts and ends at the Little White Church in the Renfro Valley Village from 11 am to 1 pm RAIN OR SHINE. Parking is available at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center.  Live music (weather permitting) Sponsored by The Mt. Vernon-Rockcastle County Tourist Commission, Rockcastle Regional Hospital, the Christian Appalachian Project, The City of Mt. Vernon, Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and  ASPI.

Location:
Renfro Valley

Contact: 800-252-6685

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

April 10

This year’s inductees include Kevin Richardson & Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys, Larry Cordle, Montgomery Gentry, Doc Hopkins, Clarence Spalding, Pete Stamper and The Moonglows.

Location: Lexington

Contact: 606-256-1000

Website: www.kentuckymusicmuseum.com

Shenandoah & Marty Raybon in Concert

April 11

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Rockcastle River Trading Company Spring Open House & Workshops

April 16-18

Just down the road from Renfro Valley you’ll find Livingston.  Nestled along the Rockcastle River and beautiful gardens, is the Rockcastle River Trading Company and family home of award-winning garden designer, Jon Carloftis. Come tour the house and gift shop where you will find elegant gift ideas for the home and garden.
11:00-2 :00 Friday and Saturday

Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-843-0854
Exile in Concert

April 17

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Fairview Baptist Run for Missions

April 18

Location: Fairview Baptist Church

Contact: 606-256-7767

Loretta Lynn in Concert

April 25

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

May

Livingston’s Founder’s Day

May 8 & 9Livingston

Location: Livingston, KY

Contact: 606-453-2061

Tracy Lawrence in Concert

May 16

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Saltpetre Cave Open House

May 16 & 17

Great Saltpetre Cave was a significant source of saltpetre during the War of 1812, and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Guided tours of the cave, free soup beans and corn bread and miles of hiking trails. Admission is free, but donations are always appreciated.Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm. I-75, exit 59. East on HWY 25, turn left onto 1004, continue on 1004 until it comes to a “T” (at tracks). Turn right and continue to Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve. 9 miles from I-75. GSP is owned by Rockcastle Karst Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, local volunteer organization dedicated to dedicated to preserving the unique geological, hydrological, biological, archeological, historical and recreational resources associated with caves and karst lands. RKC’s goal is to permanently protect caves and karst lands in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and its surrounding region through land acquisition, ownership and resource management. The wise stewardship we take today will preserve these areas for future generations continued enjoyment. For more information about Rockcastle Karst Conservancy, please visit www.rkci.org.
Location: Livingston
Contact: 513-922-2687

Website: www.caves.org/conservancy/gsp

Dix River Festival

May 22 – 24

Friday, May 22
5:00pm-6:15pm Wilderness Road Bluegrass
6:30pm-8:15pm Blind Ricky
8:30pm-10:30pm Wild River Band
Saturday, May 23
12:00pm-12:45pm Romp & Stomp Cloggers
12:45pm-1:45pm Jake & Courtney
1:45pm-2:30pm Bittersweet Cloggers
2:45pm-3:45pm Jeff Watson
4:00pm-5:00pm Parade
5:00pm-6:15pm BJ Slaughter Classic Country
6:30pm-8:15pm Wes Mills & Bittersweet Station
8:30pm-10:30pm Medley Boys Band
Bring a Lawn Chair and Enjoy!
Vendors will be on site with Funnel Cakes, Corn Dogs, Pulled Pork, Bloomin’ Onions, Ribbon Fries, Deep Fried Oreos, and Much More!
Location: Brodhead

Contact: 606-308-3999 or 606-758-8635

Brodhead Hustle 5K

May 23

Location: Brodhead Elementary School

Contact: 606-256-7767

Red Hill Horse Camp

May 23-25

Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.
Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-308-5900

Website: www.redhillhorsecamp.com

Ronnie Milsap in Concert

May 30

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

June

US 25 Yard Sale

June 4 – 6

Set up a booth along US 25 in Rockcastle County and be a part of the fun.
Covington Kentucky  – Woodfin North Carolina & Clinton Tennessee
On US 25 & US 25W
This 4th year event is 565+ miles long-the 4th longest in America! Must have access to off road parking. Permission to set up on private or public property is the responsibility of the yard sale participant, and must be obtained prior to the event.
Location: Rockcastle County

Contact: 800-252-6685

Discovery Day

June 6

Step back in Appalachian times with working artisans such as a blacksmith, farrier, weaver, wood wright and quilter. Held at the BitterSweet Cabin Village on US 25 N. FREE ADMISSION
Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 800-252-6685

Will Reynolds in Concert

June 12

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Oak Ridge Boys in Concert

June 13

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Fit Family Run

June 18

Location: Rockcastle County Middle School

Contact: 606-256-7767

Mike Snider

June 19

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Asleep At The Wheel

June 20

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

July

Old Joe Clark Bluegrass Festival

July 3-5

This year’s Bluegrass Festival will feature the following acts: Seldom Scene, The Cleverleys, Little Roy & Lizzie, Junior Sisk & The Ramblers Choice, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Moron Brothers, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, & Wilderness Trail.

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Red Hill Horse Camp

July 3-5

Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.
Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-308-5900
Blast in the Valley

July 5

Fun begins at 3:00 with inflatables, entertainment starting at 4:00, including the Renfro Valley entertainers, with a spectacular fireworks grand finale.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 877-356-3263

Rockcastle 5-miler

July 11

Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 606-256-7767

Bill Anderson & Jeannie Seely

July 17

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Earl Thomas Conley in Concert

July 18

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Livingston River Day
Livingston

July 18

This year’s River Days will once again be at the Ford of the River just south of the Livingston City limits. The location is our canoe, tube and kayak launch area.

*All river activity is monitored by festival staff, Livingston police and fire department.

Location: Livingston, KY

Contact: 606-453-2061

Charley Pride

July 25

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

August

All Night Gospel Sing

August 1

This year’s groups include; The Inspirations, The Primitive Quartet, The Bowling Family & His Heart.

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Little World’s Fair

August 1-8

Enjoy the fun of this old-fashioned carnival now in its 120th year.
Location: Brodhead Fairgrounds
Contact:   606-308-3479

Website: www.brodheadfire.com

Carl Hurley in Concert

August 7

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

John Anderson in Concert

August 8

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Merle Haggard

August 9

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

John Conlee in Concert

August 15

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Run, Bike or Hike

August 22

Location: Lake Linville

Contact: 606-256-7767

Jamey Johnson

August 22

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

September

Red Hill Horse Camp

September 5-7

Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.
Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-308-5900

Website: www.redhillhorsecamp.com

Livingston Leap 5K

September 5

Location: Downtown Livingston

Contact: 606-256-7767

Cruise in the Valley Car Show

September 5

Make plans to participate or just join in the fun of this premiere car show event presented by the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Location: Renfro Valley
Contact: 877-356-3263
Gene Watson in Concert

September 12

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Joey & Rory

September 19

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Mickey Gilley in Concert

September 26

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

October

Appalachian Harvest Festival

October 1-3

Celebration of the fall harvest including an antique tractor display and crafts.
Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 859-986-9848

Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown in Concert

October 2

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Bittersweet Festival

October 2 & 3

Days filled with crafts, vendors, music, food, and Inflatables. The Bittersweet 5K run and 2 mile walk will be Saturday, October 4th with registration beginning at 6:30am and the race beginning at 7:30am.
Location: Downtown Mt. Vernon
Contact: 606-256-3437
Bobby Bare

October 3

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Living History Day

October 3

 Step back in Appalachian times with working artisans such as a blacksmith, farrier, broom maker, wood wright and quilter. Held at the BitterSweet Cabin Village on US 25 N. FREE ADMISSION
Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 800-252-6685

Bittersweet 5K

October 3

Location: Main Street, Mt. Vernon

Contact: 606-256-7767

Will Reynolds in Concert

October 9

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Marty Stuart & Connie Smith in Concert

October 10

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Red Hill Horse Camp

October 16-18

Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.
Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-308-5900
iiird Tyme Out in Concert

October 16

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Dailey & Vincent in Concert

October 17

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Tanya Tucker

October 24

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

November

Travis Tritt in Concert

November 7

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Renfro Rock N’ Run Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

November 14

Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 606-256-7756 Susan Turley

Website: www.renfrorocknrun.com

Rockcastle River Trading Company Fall Open House & Workshops

November 19-21

Just down the road from Renfro Valley you’ll find Livingston.  Nestled along the Rockcastle River and beautiful gardens, is the Rockcastle River Trading Company and family home of award-winning garden designer, Jon Carloftis. Come tour the house and gift shop where you will find elegant gift ideas for the home and garden.
11:00-2 :00 Friday and Saturday

Location: Livingston

Contact: 606-843-0854

Christmas In the Valley

TBA

Enjoy the beautiful display of lights and an original stage production of  your favorite holiday songs and comedy performed by the entire Renfro Valley cast of entertainers. Friday and Saturdays, with some Thursday and matinee performances. Call for a show schedule.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

December

Christmas In the Valley

TBA

Enjoy the beautiful display of lights and an original stage production of  your favorite holiday songs and comedy performed by the entire Renfro Valley cast of entertainers. Friday and Saturdays, with some Thursday and matinee performances. Call for a show schedule.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Jingle Bell 6K Run-Walk

December 5

Lace up your sneakers and grab your Santa hats for the 11th annual Jingle Bell 6K Run/Walk. Join us for good exercise and great fun in historic Renfro Valley. All proceeds from the event benefit the Miracle Fund which provides assistance to improve the quality of life of long-term care residents. The 6K walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Location: Renfro Valley
Contact: 606-256-7880