Krusteaz Company presents the 4TH Annual Hoptown Harvest Festival to be held in Downtown Hopkinsville on September 23RD – 24TH. Through a collaborative effort between many community organizations, this top-notch festival is sure to have something for everyone in the region to enjoy! This is an experience you will not want to miss- so be sure to put it on your calendar and be part of the legacy!
The Founders Square Feast: A Farm to Table Event commences the festivities as dinner is served near dusk on Friday, September 23RD under the Downtown Farmers Market pavilion. Each guest will receive a gourmet locally sourced meal catered by Casey Kirts of Butter & Grace along with dessert prepared by Heather & Graham Dawson of The Mixer. Local proteins, breads and in-season produce are paired with wines, spirits and craft beer from Carriage House Vineyards, MB Roland Distillery, Casey Jones Distillery and Hopkinsville Brewing Company. Local flavors & delectable aromas will fill the pavilion area as the sun begins to set over Little River Park. Ambient music plays in the background as you enjoy your meal and conversations. Tickets are $75 per person or $550 per table of 8 ($30 discount).
The 5THK Bourbon Relay is taking on a new form- Junior Auxiliary MIXED @ the Mashoree Creative Cocktail Competition. Registered pairs will team up to compete in a scavenger hunt for ingredients to build the best cocktail in Hopkinsville. Adult teams will start their hunt at NOON. We will have four categories for prizes – Most Tasty Cocktail, Custom Cocktail Appearance, Best Cocktail Name, and Best Team Costume.
The Downtown Farmers Market Vintage Arts & Craft Fair opens at 11 AM in Founder’s Square. Peruse through handcrafted jewelry, crocheted goodies, soaps, artwork, engraved décor, wreaths and door hangers, fudge, home-baked foods, certified organic popcorn, a wide variety of proteins and in-season produce while sipping on a signature cocktail, craft beer or area wine created by local and regional distilleries, breweries and wineries.
Food Trucks will entice you to bring your appetite to the festival as well. Food vendor options from the Hopkinsville area will be set up and ready to serve at 11 AM with all kinds of wonderful flavors and dishes.
The Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree commences at 11 AM on Saturday, September 24TH. We are so excited to pair tastes and tunes as live performances occur all day. Performers include Country Twang featuring line dancing with Dixie Majors and the Jason Montgomery Band. Experience musical entertainment starting at 11AM until the festival ends at 5 PM. Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the festivities all day long with space in front of the stage.
The Kids Zone is expanding this year! Starting at 11 AM experience hours of FREE fun with activities such as bubble stations, yard size Connect 4, snack cake walk booth, grain bin play, a cow milking station, agricultural craft making, and pumpkin painting. In addition, we will have a dunking booth with many local celebrities participating– try your best to be the one who dunks them. It will cost $5 for three throws and proceeds from the dunking booth will support our furry friends at the local pet rescue agency, Max’s Hope!