Whitesburg KY

Mountain Heritage Festival releases schedule for the 30th time since inception

Event ranked among state’s Top Ten for 2012

The Mountain Heritage Festival has been recognized by Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) as a top ten festivals or events for fall 2012.

Chairperson: Lee Anna Mullins

Committee members: Lee Adams, Rachel Baker, Derek Barto, Sally Barto, Patricia Bentley, Whitney Bentley, Mendy Boggs, David Caudill, Connie Fields, Donnie Fields, Phillip Hampton, Tina Hogg, Robert Lewis, Tricia Lewis, Carol Anne Litts, Missy Matthews, Angie Mullins, Charles Polly and Aaron Profitt

The festival office phone for Sept. 24-29 is (606) 633-8034.

Mountain Heritage Festival Tshirts and sweatshirts are available at Pine Mountain Grill.

Saturday, September 22

Mountain Mudder 2012

The 5K Team Based Obstacle Course will start at 9 a.m. at the old Whitesburg High School hill. Pre-registration required. Cost is $25 per person, which includes an event shirt. The event is for ages 14 and up and participants will compete in teams of two or four. For more information, call Mendy Boggs at 606-589-6226 or 859-361-5630, or Ben Boggs at 859-533-4778.

Sunday, September 23

Mountain Heritage Dog Show

Registration is at 1:30 p.m. and the dog show begins at 2 p.m. at River Park in Whitesburg. Admission is free. Entry fee is $3 per category. There are five categories. All dogs welcome. Bring water for your dog. Contact Lois Shortt at 606-633-5212.

Monday, September 24

Poetry, essay and poster contest

The theme is celebrating 30 years: a tribute to the past, commitment to a better future. Deadline to enter poetry, essay and poster contests is noon. Take entries to the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library. Winning entries will be displayed in the library. Contact Legina Adams at 633-7547 or Angie Mullins at 633-5652.

Quilt show, canning and baking contest, woodworking, candy, recycled items, Christmas ornaments and holiday decorations, arts and crafts entries

Any type of baskets or needlework can be entered at the Letcher County Extension Office, 478 Extension Drive, Whitesburg, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact: Ann Bradley, 633- 2362

Entertainment at Mountain Heritage Stage

WTCW/WXKQ Talent Show at 7 p.m.

Contact: WTCW/WXKQ 633- 2711

Carnival Opens

Old WHS parking lot

Family nights Monday through Thursday

Armbands $14

Contact: 633-8034

Tuesday, September 24

Down Home Family Night Mountain Heritage Village

5 to 8 p.m.

Free barbecue, hot dogs

Mini health screening

Kids’ games


Cupcake Decorating Contest

Icing, decorative items supplied

6:30 p.m. at Festival Village

Photo Hunt

Festival Village

Use digital camera or cell phone to take pictures of items on list. First person to return with list completed wins prize.

Contact: Rachel Baker, 634- 7819

Charles Polly, 634-7057

Entertainment at Mountain Heritage Stage

Sunrise Ridge 8 to 9 p.m.

Wayne Graham Band 9 to 10 p.m.

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