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Mayfest celebrates spring Sat., May 18

Spring is finally here and the City of Whitesburg invites everyone to come out and celebrate with Mayfest from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 18 in downtown Whitesburg.

Attractions at the event will include live music, local artistry, various vendors, balloon animals, face painting and great food provided by downtown restaurants including Doghead Dough, Heritage Kitchen, Street- Side, Summit City and the newly opened Willy’s Taproom. Gourmet Caudill Corn Pop-Corn will also be freshly popped and available for purchase.

To keep spirits high, Kentucky Mist Moonshine Distillery, Dueling Barrels Brewery and Distillery, Country Boy Brewing and West Sixth Brewing will be on-site throughout the event.

The musical lineup for the night features Letcher County favorites Pierceton Hobbs, Tyler Smith, Travis Kern, Laid Back Country Picker and Luna & the Mountain Jets.

Participate in a competitive double-elimination cornhole tournament to win cash prizes. The tournament will begin at 4 p.m., with registration starting at 3 p.m. in downtown Whitesburg. The entry fee is $10 per team. A portion of the tournament proceeds will go to help Grey Matters raise money for brain cancer research and awareness. There will also be a gift basket raffle on the day of the event to raise funds for Grey Matters.

The festival committee is still taking vendors for this event. To be a vendor at Mayfest, contact Marley Green at marley@appalshop.org or complete the application form at appalshop. dm.networkforgood.com/ forms/2019-mayfest-vendor form.

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