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2016 Schedule

All events are subject to change.

February

Kick Your Cabin Fever

February 20

Catch a sneak peek at the new items on sale at the BitterSweet Cabin Village Gift Shop, plus enjoy all of your old favorites! Refreshments and door prizes from 10am-3pm.

Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 606-256-9814

4k for Heart Health

February 18-28

Location: Rockcastle Regional Hospital

Contact: 606-256-7767

March

St. Patrick’s Day 5-miler

March 13

Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 606-256-7767

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

 Don Williams in Concert

April 8 & 9

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Fairview Baptist Run for Missions

April 16

Location: Fairview Baptist Church

Contact: 606-256-7767

Rockcastle River Trading Company Spring Open House & Workshops

TBA

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.

Location: Livingston

Contact: 606-843-0854
Sawyer Brown in Concert

April 23

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

 Exile in Concert

April 30

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

May

Livingston’s Founder’s Day

May 9Livingston

 Location: Livingston, KY

Contact: 606-453-2061

Merle Haggard in Concert

May 15

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Saltpetre Cave Open House

May 14 & 15

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

The Time Jumpers featuring: Vince Gill, Kenny Sears & “Ranger” Doug Green in Concert

May 20

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Dix River Festival

May 27 – 28

 Location: Brodhead

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

Brodhead Hustle 5K

May 28

Location: Brodhead Elementary School

Contact: 606-256-7767

Red Hill Horse Camp

TBA

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

June

US 25 Yard Sale

June 2 – 4

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 4

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

Fit Family Run

June 16

Location: Rockcastle County Middle School

Contact: 606-256-7767

The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert

June 18

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

 

July

Red Hill Horse Camp

TBA

Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.

Location:
 Livingston
Contact: 606-308-5900
Blast in the Valley

July 3

Festivities begin at 4:00pm and will include food, inflatables, entertainment and Fireworks Grand Finale.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-252-6685

Rockcastle Alzheimer’s 5k

July 9

Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 606-256-7767

Livingston River Day
Livingston

July 16

This year’s River Day’s will once again be at the Ford of the Rockcastle 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

Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver  in Concert

July 16

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

August

Little World’s Fair

TBA

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

Website: www.brodheadfire.com

Earl Thomas Conley in Concert

August 20

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

The Moving Wall- Vietnam Veterans Memorial

August 18-22

MORE DETAILS TO COME…

Location: Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Contact: 800-252-6685

Ren 10 (10K)

August 20

Location: Lake Linville

Contact: 606-256-7767

September

Livingston Homecoming

September 3-4

Location: Downtown Livingston
Contact: 606-453-2061

Red Hill Horse Camp

TBA

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

Website: www.redhillhorsecamp.com

Livingston Leap 5K

September 3

Location: Downtown Livingston

Contact: 606-256-7767

Cruise in the Valley Car Show

September 3

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: 606-521-7061

Website: kentuckycarshows.com

Bobby Bare in Concert

September 3

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Fourth Annual Hunger Awareness Walk

TBA

Registration begins at 9am. A free t-shirt will be given to the first 150 participants on the day of the walk. Registration fee is 1 non-perishable food item. Door prizes will be given out following the walk. Donations are welcome.

Location: Main Street, Mt. Vernon

Contact: 606-256-3035 or 606-256-5921

Gene Watson in Concert

September 10

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

John Anderson in Concert

September 16

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

The Issacs in Concert

September 17

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

October

Appalachian Harvest Festival

TBA

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

Contact: 859-986-9848

Dailey & Vincent in Concert

October 1

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Bittersweet Festival

October TBA

Location: Downtown Mt. Vernon
Contact: 606-256-3437
 Bittersweet 5K/2M

October 1

Location: Main Street, Mt. Vernon

Contact: 606-256-7767

Living History Day

October 3

 Step back in Appalachian times with 12 working artisans such as a blacksmith, bow maker, broom maker, wood wright, quilter, spinning, basket weaving, wood splitting, wooden trap whittling, silversmith, pottery, and open fire cooking. Held at the BitterSweet Cabin Village on the Renfro Valley Property on US 25 N. Event runs from 11am-6pm. FREE ADMISSION
Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 800-252-6685

John Conlee in Concert

October 8

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Marty Stuart & Connie Smith in Concert

October 15

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Red Hill Horse Camp

TBA

Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.
Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-308-5900
Ghost Stories at the BitterSweet Cabin Village

October 23-24

This event is presented by the Mt. Vernon-Rockcastle County Tourist Commission and the Rockcastle County High School Drama Class. The event is from 7pm-9pm and is Family Friendly. Admission is $1.00 per person.

Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 800-252-6685

Rhonda Vincent in Concert

October 29

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

November

Travis Tritt in Concert

November 5

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

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

November 19

 Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 606-256-7767 Susan Turley

Website: www.renfrorocknrun.com

Rockcastle River Trading Company Fall Open House & Workshops

TBA

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.

Location: Livingston

Contact: 606-843-0854

Website: www.joncarloftis.com/rrtc/index.html

Christmas In the Valley

TBA

Audience members will enjoy Country, Oldies, Bluegrass and Gospel music along with hilarious comedy, all sprinkled with Christmas cheer! In addition to the show, patrons can enjoy a welcoming Christmas atmosphere which includes pictures with Santa, shopping and lights. Group rates are available for those traveling with friends, family and co-workers.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

December

Christmas In the Valley

TBA

 Audience members will enjoy Country, Oldies, Bluegrass and Gospel music along with hilarious comedy, all sprinkled with Christmas cheer! In addition to the show, patrons can enjoy a welcoming Christmas atmosphere which includes pictures with Santa, shopping and lights. Group rates are available for those traveling with friends, family and co-workers.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Rockcastle County Christmas Festivities

TBA
Mt. Vernon Tree Lighting Ceremony
at Triangle Park

TBA
Mt. Vernon Christmas Parade
Brodhead Christmas Parade

Livingston Christmas Parade

TBA
Livingston Annual Christmas Singing

Jingle Bell 6K Run-Walk

December 3

Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 606-256-7767