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Festival Kick-Off with the
Fireman’s Chili Cook-Off – October 1, 2015

Festival of the Horse
October 2-4, 2015

 Photo (Mayor Yamashita) 2015 FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE
GRAND MARSHAL, Mr. Masayoshi Yamashita

Mayor of our Sister City, Tahara, Japan

The Georgetown Fire Department will kick off the festivities on Thursday evening, October 1, 2015 with the 15th 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. 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 2-4, 2015. The Annual event will celebrate its 35th 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 35 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, 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 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 noon-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-9 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, Martha Tirlea and Vickie Hadley
Entertainment, Jeff Blackburn and John Simpson
Toyota Grand Parade of Horses, Georgetown Woman’s Club
Experience the Horse/Horse Games, Marie Tomacelli
Horse Show, Bonnie Neuville
Pageant, Maggie Stone
Pet Parade, Scott County Humane Society
Vendors, Lori Saunders and Gretchen Soards




Georgetown/Scott County Tourism