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2019 MHF Schedule of Events

2019
Mountain Heritage Festival
September 23-28, 2019


SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019

 

3rd Annual Glow On the Pond Kayak Parade

 

Presented by the Mountain Heritage Festival Commitee 

1st Place Price for Best Overall, Best Lit, and Best Themed Kayak!

Cost is $10 per Kayak

YOU MUST YOUR OWN KAYAK, PADDLE, AND LIFE JACKET

Decorate your Kayak to glow in the night for a chance to win a Prize package

Registration begins at 6:30pm

Kayak's go on the water at DUSK

FREE event for spectators, bring your own lawn chair or blanket 

CONTACT Chris Caudill

 

 

SEPTEMBER -20-2019  6:00pm


Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant
(ages Birth to 4 years)
Mountain Heritage Wee Miss, Tiny Miss, and Little Miss
(ages 4-12)
All contestants must be residents of Letcher County.
Letcher County Central High School Auditorium
Contact: LCC Cheerleaders ir Megan Miller Hall at 859/749-9313 for more information.

 


Mountain Heritage Photo Contest and Photo Display
* Amateur and Professional
* Black & White and Colored photos
Photos must be turned on September 19th and or September 20th between the hours of 4-6 PM. Deadline for entry is Thursday September 19 @ 6PM
Photographs will be on display in Whitesburg throughout the week of the festival, September 23-28. The photographs will be judged by Friday September 20, 2019
Applications on line @ www.mountainheritagefestival.com or by calling

 

please refer to application for the categories.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24-28, 2019


Adopt-A-Duck Race
Adopt Your Duck Race Will Be Held Saturday, September 28, 2019 5pm on the river bank.

Ducks are adoptable at the HOMES,Inc office, 65 Bentley Ave. Whitesburg, KY 8am-4pm through Wednesday September 25. Beginning Thursday September 26 ducks are adoptable at the HOMES, Inc. booth under the big tent. Ducks can be adopted up to one hour prior to the race.  Ducks are being adopted to ensure that the area’s citizens are provided with quality, affordable housing solutions.

 

Prizes
1st Place $500 Cash Prize + a T-shirt
2nd Place $250 Cash Prize + a T-shirt
3rd Place $125 Cash Prize + a T-shirt
4th - 10th Place wins a T-shirt
"Unlucky" duck, last duck to cross the finish line wins $125 Cash Prize + a T-shirt

 

The Adopt-A-Duck race will be held Saturday September 28, 5:00 pm


 

Prices
Single Quack $5.00
Quack Pack 6 Ducks for $25.00
Mega Quack 12 Ducks for $50 + a free T-shirt

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019


Down Home Family Night

5-8PM
Mountain Heritage Festival Village

Barbeque by Big Blue Smokehouse
Free Health Care Screenings
Games for kids
Bring your own chair and join the fun!
Sponsored by Whitesburg ARH Hospital

FREE
Contact : Rachel Breeding – 606-633-3572

 

Carnival opens at 6:00 pm

Contact: Festival Booth at  606-634-8034

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,2019


Whitesburg Day

Main street Whitesburg, Food Booths, Crafts Booths set up for the day and window displays
Contact person: Lee Adams 606-633-2362 or 634-5698 or Donna Mason


Old Time Country Dinner

Soup Beans, Corn Bread, Kraut and Wieners, dessert and drinks for $5.00 Proceeds benefit the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program
Location: Letcher County Extension Office
Contact Person: Nannette Banks 606-633-2362


Mountain Heritage Festival Essay, Poetry and Poster Contest
Winners will be on display at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library.
Contact: Library 633-7547

 

 

Mountain Heritage Festival Food Booths open at 3PM
Contact Person: Phillip Hampton 606-633-4823

 

Carnival : opens at 5:00pm

 

STAGE ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC

 

5:00pm . MITCH WHITAKER 

Feathered Friends from the Letcher County Extension Raptor Rehab Center with Master

Falconer Mitch Whitaker will be highlighting native birds from our area to include Hawks and Owls. This will be a great opportunity to see up close and personal Birds of Pry from our area.

 

6:00pm Kylie Hall

 

6:30pm Paul Brandon Fields

 

 

7:00 PM

WXKQ TALENT SHOW

contact: Kevin Day  633-2711

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019


Arts and Crafts Tent opens noon-10PM
Contact Person: Connie Fields 606-634-1173

 

Food Booths open 10AM -10PM
Contact Person: Phillip Hampton 633-4823

 

Carnival: opens 5:00pm

 

ON STAGE/MUSIC

 

5:30pm  Lip Sync Challenge - Night 1


6:00pm    William Caudill and the Cross Country Bluegrass

7::00pm.  7 South 


8:00pm.  Will Caudill & Rt. 7


9:00pm.   Midlife Crisis

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019


Arts and Crafts Tent opens 10AM -10PM
Contact Person: Connie Fields 606-634-1173

 

Food Booths open 10AM -10PM
Contact Person: Phillip Hampton 633-4823

 

Craft Demonstrator Tent opens 10AM -8PM
Featuring:
Hand-made baskets and stools, brooms
Woodcarving w/ mallet, chisel
Knife pottery, spinning, and more                    

 

Stage Entertainment


5:30pm. Lip Sync Challenge- Night 2


6:00pm.   Durt Famous


7:30pm.   Down on the River


9:00pm.   Kaitlyn Baker

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

 

Arts and Crafts Tent opens 10AM -10PM
Contact Person: Connie Fields 606-634-1173

 

Food Booths open 10AM -10PM
Contact Person: Phillip Hampton 633-4823

 

Craft Demonstrator Tent opens 10AM -8PM

Featuring Wood Carving, Pottery, Spinning, and more

 

 

CARNIVAL: opens after the parade

 

Parade
Opening Ceremonies 10:00 AM  in front of courthouse

 

Civil War Soldiers of the Ben E. Camp #1629 will fire the cannon to start the largest parade in Eastern Kentucky

 

Parade Begins 11:00 AM
Contact Patricia Lewis  at  606-633-9184 and leave a message
Parade Units , floats, walking units and all other parade entries  must complete an application in order to be judged in competition. Applications are available at Whitaker Bank and Community Trust Bank in Whitesburg

Due to Insurance Regulations:
Throwing objects into the crowd is prohibited. Indiviuals can walk and handout items.
No sirens or air horns allowed.

 

 

NEW EVENT: Outhouse Race during the MHF parade! Outhouses will be last in the parade and will stop in front of City Hall. The race will begin right after the parade so please stick around for this UNIQUE even. If you interested in getting more information about rules and regulations and specificatoons for your mobile outhouse, please contact Lee Adams (606)634-5698 or Medody Coots (606)634-8198 or you may contact Marty Holbrook at (606)821-5129. We will email all the details you need!

 

 

5:00 pm Adopt Your Duck Race on Main Street Bridge/ 

 

Stage Entertainment

1:30 Parade Awards

 

3:00pm   Still Water Band 

 

4:30pm.  Blue Stone Mystic

 

5:30pm.    Lip Sync Challenge- Finale!

6:00pm.      Pure and Simple Band

 

8:00pm       HALFWAY TO HAZARD



 

The Mountain Heritage Festival Committee would like to express our sincere appreciation to Whitesburg Mayor Craft, city council, city employees, fire, police, sanitation, water and street departments. We also extend our sincere appreciation to Letcher County Judge Executive Terry Adams and Magistrates, Letcher County Sheriff Mickey Stines, Letcher County Jailer Bert Slone  and Luther Tackett as well as the Kentucky State Police. Without their involvement , this festival would not be the success that it is.