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Schedule for Downtown Days, Oct, 12-13, 2012

It's this weekend! - The Columbia/Adair County Chamber & Renaissance Columbia present - Downtown Days/Folklore of the Old West Festival, Friday-Saturday, October 12-13, 2012, on the Square in Columbia, KY
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Hints of what's to come this weekend are already in evidence for one of Columbia/Adair County's biggest events, Downtown Days. Monday, the Adair Annex corner was taped off, and the kit for the Rusty Nail Saloon, the stage for performances, was ready to start assembly. Things get underway in earnest Friday, at 4pmCT, when vendor booths open, and one hour later, kiddie rides begin. The main schedule is as follows:
Friday, October 12, 2012

  • 4:00pmCT - Vendor booths open
  • 5:00pmCT - Kiddie train rides
  • 6:00pmCT - Adult Big Wheel Race, Lindsey Hill
  • 6:30pmCT - Southern Harmony Quartet - Gospel - Main Stage
  • 7:00pmCT - Couples Backseat Driver Lawnmower Race - bottom of Lindsey Hill
  • 8:00pmCT - Kid Games, including pie eating contest, blow the biggest bubble. Ski drinking contest, ages up to 15 years - Main Stage


Saturday, October 13, 2012

  • 7:00amCT - 5K Run registration - Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Burkesville Street
  • 7:30amCT - Breakfast with Super Blane and Friends
  • 8:00amCT - Ski Run: Start at Chamber Building
  • 8:30amCT - Vendor Booths Open
  • 9:00amCT - 1/2 mile Fun Run. Ages 13 and under. Start at Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville Street
  • 11:00amCT -Kids Carnival, Behind Chamber of Commerce Building. Inflatables, on the Square
  • 12:30pmCT - No Deceit - Country Rock - Main Stage
  • 01:15pmCT - Children's Parade - Decorated Bikes, Trikes, and Stick Horses
  • 02:00pmCT - The Foster Children - Bluegrass - Main Stage
  • 03:30pmCT - Veneration - Country Christian Rock - Main Stagte
  • 05:00pmCT - Big River Band - Southern Rock - Main Stage
  • 06:30pmCT - Hannah Ellis - Country - Main Stage
  • 08:00pmCT - Black Hawk Concert - Country - Main Stage
A festival beauty pageant was held Saturday, October 6, 2012, at the Davenport Family Life Center, Trinity United Methodist Church.



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The Rusty Nail Saloon resurrection underway



2012-10-09 - 400 Quadrant, Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Downtown Days & Folklore of the Old West gets underway in earnest with the rising of a marvel of engineering, the Rusty Nail Saloon, the dry-as-a-bone Main Stage for music at Downtown Days all for good, clean fun - with nary a swallow of demon rum, no evidence of floosies or weaponry, except those pieces held in the holsters of the constabulary & colleagues - as if there's any need of that, the show being right in front of Murrell Burton's office. Construction of the stage is a show in itself.
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Downtown Days 2012: Kids Carnival moves in



2012-10-10 - S. Reed and E. Fortune Streets, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Mike Best, Lawrenceburg, KY owner, of Bluegrass Rides and his assistant, Chris Wilds, also of Lawrenceburg, KY, were busy Wednesday afternoon getting the kiddy rides set up. The Kids Carnival will occupy the Municipal Parking lot at the corner of S. Reed and E. Fortune Streets. in addition to the swings ride, there will be a rocket ride, kids carnival games, and Jurassic Park inflatables. Mr. Best is looking forward to the weekend in Columbia, with opening around 4pm-5pmCT Friday, October 12 and all day on Saturday, October 13, 2012. It's his first time to set up in Columbia, but he's been a show owner and operator for five years now. Clicking Readmore accesses the Friday-Saturday Downtown Days schedule.
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