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Ride, eat, see and do at the HGR Fall Festival 9 Sep 2017

There will be music, Long Rifles, dog show, food vendors, kiddie rides, old timey crafts, photo ops, demonstrations, and much much more
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By George Kolbenschlag

They are back. The musicians, raptors, animals and colonial reenactors among other artists, demonstrators and exhibitors will be back again this year for the Homeplace on Green River Fall Heritage Festival. The festival is Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 9amCT/10amET until 4pmCT/5amET, at Homeplace on Green River, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY.

Featured music groups will include the Exie Boys, the Foster Children and Carousel Stampede, all perennial favorites at the festival. New in music at fall festival this year will be Renetta and Friends. They performed for the spring plow day and were asked back by popular demand. The groups will be performing beginning at 9amCT/10ET and play throughout most of the day. For the first time, the music will be "on-stage" in the newly restored 1860s bank barn.

Gary Barker will also be back with his ox cart and Ken Hill, his son, Jake and the other frontiersmen with their long rifles and other colonial kit. Margie and Paul Phipps will have their alpacas at the festival.

The Taylor County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will stage their annual dog show at the festival for their third straight year.

Smokin' Joe Creason and the folks from the Eunice Church of God will be having their annual tenderloin throw-down. Not an easy choice, so the recommended solution is to have at least one of each. The Mayfield team of Chris and Marie Anderson will be dishing up their ice cream and OK Corral Concessions and All-American Foods will also be serving-up good food.

There will be a play area for children, barrel train and hay wagon rides and a world class hay maze. Allegiant the bald eagle will head up a contingent of raptors including hawks, owls and smaller bird of prey. This is a close-up experience with these birds, and their handlers will give demonstrations and answer your questions.

The list goes on and is still building. Arrowhead making, butter making, a blacksmith, petting farm--all will be part of the festival. The only charge will be a $10/vehicle parking fee and anything spent for food and arts and crafts purchases. All other activities are free.

Homeplace is located on highway 55 between Campbellsville and Columbia. Additional information about Homeplace is available at or on Facebook at Homeplace on Green River Kentucky. You can also call 270-789-0006 or email

This story was posted on 2017-08-23 06:55:36
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HGR Fall Festival scheduled for Sept 9, 2017

2017-08-23 - Taylor Co., KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag. The pioneer reenactors will be back with their Kentucky long rifles and other pioneer kit for the 2017 Homeplace fall festival September 9.
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