Festival of the Horse
October 4-6, 2013
The Georgetown Fire Department will kick off the festivities on Thursday evening, October 3, 2013 with the 12th annual Fireman’s Chili Cook-off. Join in the fun and sample many different chilies. A great family night out for four around $20! Proceeds go to Toys for Tots for Georgetown/Scott County.
The Festival of the Horse will take place on the streets of downtown Georgetown October 4-6, 2013. The Annual event will celebrate its 33rd 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 33 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.
2012 Grand Marshall will be an equine (Shamrock Billy O’Brian) a Gypsy Vanner Horse.
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 a 5K run, basketball and tennis tournaments, Experience the Horse/Horse Games, 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 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
For information on the following:
Colt & Filly Parade, contact Martha Tirlea at 502-863-4116
Entertainment, John Simpson, Email: email@example.com
Grand Parade, Peggy Angel, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience the Horse/Horse Games, Marie Tomacelli, Email: email@example.com
Horse Show, Bonnie & Fred Neuville, 502-863-0887
Paint Your Pony/Peggy Angel, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendors, contact Gretchen Soards at 502-863-2538 or Email: email@example.com
Pet Parade/Vickie Hadley, 502-867-0460