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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

Tracy Lawrence in Concert

April 16

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Fairview Baptist Run for Missions

April 16

Location: Fairview Baptist Church

Contact: 606-256-7767

Sawyer Brown in Concert

April 23

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Trace Adkins in Concert

April 24

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Rockcastle River Trading Company Spring Open House & Workshops

April 30

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
Exile in Concert

April 30

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

May

Livingston’s Founder’s Day

May 6 & 7

Friday:
5pm- Festival opens with gospel music on the corner Depot building.
6pm- Ralph Allen and friends
7pm- Awards Ceremony
8pm- New Harvest

Saturday
9am- Pancake Breakfast @ School Cafe
10am- Parade lineup @ Whitestar
11am- Parade
12pm- Wild West Shootout
1pm- Husband Hollering Contest
2pm- Pie Contest @ “The Depot”
2pm- Open mic music @ main stage
3pm- Horse Shoe Contest at the park
4pm- The Doans @ “The Depot”
5pm- Wilderness Road @ Main Stage
6pm- The Frymyer Family @ “The Depot”
6pm- Level Green @ Main Stage
7:30pm- Mia Hint @ Main Stage
8pm- Twangtown @ Main Stage
10pm- FIREWORKS!

Location: Livingston, KY

Contact: 606-453-2061

 Josh Turner 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

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Poker Run

May 22

Registration is at 11:00am and the ride leaves at 1:00pm. Ride begins at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in Renfro Valley, KY. $15.00 for a single rider and $20.00 for double.

Location: Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Contact: 606-256-100

America’s Frontier History Expedition

May 24-25

Tuesday, May 24th
12:00pm: Frontiersman and women will ride into Livingston by fording the Rockcastle River just outside Livingston
12:00pm-4:00pm: Education stations for conversations with frontiersmen and women
1:00pm-2:00pm: Pionner presentation- Chief Black Hoof
3:00pm-4:00pm: Pioneer presentation- Mark Sage, Frontiersman

Wednesday, May 25th
10:30am-4:00pm: Education stations for conversations with frontiersmen and women
12:00pm: Pionner presentation- Chief Black Hoof
1:00pm-2:30pm: Local pioneer history mural and museum room presentation
3:00pm: Pioneer Presentation- Mark Sage, Frontiersman
5:00pm: Wild edibles for food and medicine presented by : ASPI
6:00pm-7:00pm: Community Cookout
7:00pm-9:00pm: Campfire and Music

On Wednesday, May 25th there will also be a special showing of traveling pioneer art by David Wright in the Museum Room. Also, a book signing by Sue Ballard- author of the book “My Blessed Wretched Life” about Rebecca Boone (wife of Daniel Boone).

Location: Livingston

Contact: 800-252-6685, 606-453-2710, 606-453-2061

Dix River Festival

May 27-28

Friday

5:00pm-6:15pm    Level Green Bluegrass
6:30pm-8:15pm    Blind Ricky
8:30pm-10:30pm Wild River Band

Saturday

8:30am                    Brodhead Hustle 5k & 2 mile walk (Brodhead School)
10:00am-1:00pm  DJ Music
1:00pm-1:45pm     Romp & Stomp Cloggers
1:45pm-2:45pm     David Lunsford
3:00pm-3:45pm    Bittersweet Cloggers
4:00pm-5:00pm    Parade
5:00pm-6:15pm     Jerry Pennington Band
6:30pm-8:15pm     Medley Boys Band
8:30pm-10:30pm  Stillwater Band

There will be carnival rides on site and vendors including funnel cakes, corn dogs, pulled pork, rib-eye sandwiches, deep fried oreos, and more! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the live entertainment! All events are subject to change.

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

May 28-30

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, spinning, weaver, wood splitting and quilter. Held at the BitterSweet Cabin Village on US 25 N. FREE ADMISSION
Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 800-252-6685

Billy “Crash” Craddock in Concert

June 11

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

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

July 2-4

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 with FREE inflatables for the kids and a variety of food vendors selling your favorite yummy treats!
Entertainment line-up:
Old Town Project- 4:15-5:30
Stillwater- 5:45-7:00
Wild River Band- 7:15-8:30
Renfro Valley Band- 8:45-10:00
FIREWORKS GRAND FINALE @ 10:00pm
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-252-6685

LeAnn Rimes in Concert

July 9

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Rockcastle Alzheimer’s 5k

July 9

Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 606-256-7767

Martina McBride in Concert

July 14

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Wildcat Mountain Challenge
Livingston

July 16

Registration begins at 8:00am at the Livingston, KY Trail Head Visitor Center. Race begins at 9:00am with a 1/4 mile running start to the Rockcastle River, followed by a 4 mile kayak down stream on the Rockcastle River. Next you will take a 6 mile bike ride followed by a 5 mile trail run that will end back at the Livingston Trail Town Trail Head. Prizes will be awarded to the top male, female and team finishers.

Event is sponsored by the Sheltowee Trace Association and the Livingston Trail Town Committee.

 

Location: Livingston, KY

Contact: 606-453-2061

Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver  in Concert

July 16

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Wynonna & The Big Noise in Concert

July 22

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Ronnie Milsap in Concert

July 30

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

The Little World’s Fair Fun Horse Show

July 30

Over 30 classes. Gates open at 3:00pm and the show begins at 6:00pm. Admission is $7.00 per person ages 3 and under are admitted for free.

Location: Brodhead Fairgrounds

Contact: 606-308-1517

The Little World’s Fair Pre Teen, Teen, and Miss Pageant

July 31st

Check in begins at 12:00pm and the pageant begins at 2:00pm. Admission is $5.00 per person.

Location: Brodhead Elementary School

Contact: 859-661-2612

August

Little World’s Fair

August 1-6

Admission to the fair is $10.00 per person per night. Gates open at 5:30pm every night and rides begin at 6:00pm. Wednesday night is kids night, children under the age of 12 will be admitted for $5.00. The event schedule for the week is as follows…

Monday, August 1st
Open Truck Pull at 7:00pm
Contact: 606-308-3479

Tuesday, August 2nd
Demolition Derby at 7:30pm
Contact: 859-227-1002

Wednesday, August 3rd
Wrestling at 7:00pm
Baby & Little Mr. & Miss Pageant
Contact (for pageant): 859-661-2612

Thursday, August 4th
KY Outlaw Truck Pull at 7:00pm
Contact: 606-636-4394

Friday, August 5th
Mud Run at 7:00pm
Contact: 859-983-5692

Saturday, August 6th
Mud Run at 7:00pm
Contact:859-983-5692

Location:
Brodhead Fairgrounds
Contact:   606-308-3479

Website: www.brodheadfire.com

Sara Evans in Concert

August 5

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

All Night Gospel Sing Featuring: Dove Brothers,
Michael Combs, The Singing Cookes and His Heart Quartet

August 6

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

The Moving Wall- Vietnam Veterans Memorial

August 18-22

The Moving Wall Opening Ceremony will be Thursday, August 18th at 6:00pm. After the opening ceremony The Moving Wall will be open 24 hours a day until closing at noon on Monday, August 22nd. Staff will be on site each day from 8:00am-10:00pm to assist visitors.

Location: Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Contact: 800-252-6685

Ren 10 (10K)

August 20

Location: Lake Linville

Contact: 606-256-7767

Jamey Johnson in Concert

August 26

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

 

September

Livingston Homecoming

September 3-4

Location: Downtown Livingston
Contact: 606-453-2061

Red Hill Horse Camp

September 3-5

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

Website:www.redhillhorsecamp.com

Bobby Bare in Concert

September 3

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

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
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

Loretta Lynn in Concert

September 9

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

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

Appalachian Harvest Festival

September 29-October 2

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

Contact: 859-986-9848

Bittersweet Festival

September 29 – October 1

Location: Downtown Mt. Vernon
Contact: 606-256-3437

October

Appalachian Harvest Festival

September 29-October 2

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

September 29 – October 1

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 1

 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

All Night Music Featuring: The Steeldrivers, The Cleverlys, and The Moron Brothers

October 7

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

John Conlee in Concert

October 8

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Sigmon Farm’s Pumpkin Days

October 8-9

Location: Sigmon Farms

Contact: 606-256-2781

Mickey Gilley in Concert

October 14

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

October 14-16

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

October 22

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

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

November 19

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

December

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