Festival of the Horse was Awarded Top 20 Events by Southeast Tourism Society!
Festival Kick-Off with the
Fireman’s Chili Cook-Off – October 2nd, 2014
Festival of the Horse
October 3-5, 2014
The Georgetown Fire Department will kick off the festivities on Thursday evening, October 2, 2014 with the 13th annual Fireman’s Chili Cook-off. Join in the fun and sample many different chilies. A great family night out for four under $20! ($4 a cup) Proceeds go to Toys for Tots for Georgetown/Scott County. Anyone wanting to participate in the chili cook-off is welcome. Set-up for those who are participating in the cook-off will be at 5 p.m. Chili will be served at 6 p.m. For information contact David Raisor at 502-863-7835 or cell: 502-316-4225
The Festival of the Horse will take place on the streets of downtown Georgetown October 3-5, 2014. The Annual event will celebrate its 34th 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 34 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 Colt and Filly Children’s Parade, the Fun-time Carnival, 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 features Grand Horse Parade, petting zoo, pony rides, Kid Zone, and more great food and live entertainment. 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 noon-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
For information contact Georgetown/Scott County Tourism 502-863-2547 or Email: Lori Saunders at email@example.com
Thank You to the Following Committee Chairpersons
Colt & Filly Parade, Martha Tirlea and Vickie Hadley
Entertainment, Jeff Blackburn and John Simpson
Grand Parade, Georgetown Woman’s Club
Experience the Horse/Horse Games, Marie Tomacelli
Horse Show, Bonnie Neuville
Pet Parade, Scott County Humane Society
Vendors, Lori Saunders and Gretchen Soards
Website & Ads, Jane Leigh