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Festival Kick-Off with the
Fireman’s Chili Cook-Off – September 8, 2016

Festival of the Horse
September 9-11, 2016

Vendor applications are available on the vendor page. Vendor information for 2016 has been updated.

The Georgetown Fire Department will kick off the festivities on Thursday evening, September 8, 2016 with the 16th annual Fireman’s Chili Cook-off. Join in the fun and sample many different chilies. A great family night out for four under $20! ($5 a cup) Proceeds go to Toys for Tots for Georgetown/Scott County. Anyone wanting to participate in the Chili Cook-off is welcome. For information contact Scott Markey at (502) 545-2096.

The Festival of the Horse will take place on the streets of downtown Georgetown September 9-11, 2016. The Annual event will celebrate its 36th Anniversary in downtown this fall. The Festival of the Horse has promoted Scott County’s Horse Heritage, the downtown community and the interaction between the two for the past 36 years. Family oriented activities and entertainment are featured. This signature Georgetown event attracts visitors from throughout the Region and has become a beloved event for our local citizens.

Many of the components that have become so traditional to the festival will return. Friday highlights include the Republic Bank Colt and Filly Review Parade, Live Entertainment, Displays, Arts & Crafts, and of course, those wonderful Food Vendors! Friday evening attendance swells to over 18,000 and has become the traditional night for local folks to gather, visit, and swap tales of the adventures they’ve had over the past year. Saturday in Downtown Georgetown features the Toyota Grand Parade of Horses, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and Kid Zone, with more great food and Live Entertainment. Experience the Horse/Horse Games will be at Brooking Park. The Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, and Kid Zone will be at Royal Spring Park. Sunday winds down the weekend with a Pet Parade, Blessing Of The Animals, Horse Show, Musical Shows on the Main Stage, and additional activities and entertainment. Estimated attendance – 33,000+.

All events are free. Downtown Georgetown. Friday 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For information contact Georgetown/Scott County Tourism 502-863-2547 or Email: Lori Saunders at lori@georgetownky.com

Thank You to the Following Committee Chairpersons

Republic Bank Colt & Filly Review Parade, Vickie Hadley
Entertainment, Jeff Blackburn
Toyota Grand Parade of Horses, Georgetown Woman’s Club
Horse Show, Bonnie Neuville                                                                                                                 Experience the Horse/Horse Games, Marie Tomacelli
Pageant, Maggie Stone
Pet Parade, Scott County Humane Society
Vendors, Lori Saunders and Gretchen Soards





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