Old Fort Harrod hosts 24th annual festival

May 30, 2004


Noon-1 p.m.: Picnic in the Park program

1-8 p.m.: Vendor setup


6:30-8:30 a.m.: Vendor setup

10-10:15 a.m.: Flag raising ceremony, Boy Scout Troop 127

10 a.m.-9 p.m.: Arts and crafts booths open

11 a.m.-noon: Praise Team, Centenary United Methodist Church

Noon-1 p.m.: Appalachian Troubadours, country, pop, bluegrass, gospel and Cajun music

1-2 p.m.: Natural History program with live animals


2-3 p.m.: Brushfire band, bluegrass music

4-5 p.m.: Live attack on the fort, by Fort Harrod Drama Productions

5-6 p.m.: Goldsmith-Vigneri Productions Style Show

6-7 p.m.: Set-up for band

7-9 p.m.: Larry Sanders and the Borderline Band, Top 40 music

9-9:30 p.m.: Twilight Tour of the Fort


10 a.m.-?: Gospel service under the Osage Orange tree

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Arts and crafts booths open

10 a.m.1 p.m.: Karaoke (open to talented singers)

1-3 p.m.: Becky Montgomery, sister of country music singers John Michael Montgomery and Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry

3-4 p.m.: Dave Cottrell, magician/banjo picker

4-5 p.m.: Line dancing by Tumbleweed Line Dancers

On-going weekend activities: Hands-on pottery; President Abraham Lincoln look-alike; Haggin Memorial Hospital health checks; Extreme Action Amusements - three-lane inflatable slide, Sea World Adventure, Princess Castle Bounce, Jurassic Adventure; Fire truck demonstrations; pony rides; encampments and demonstrations; festival food; and Fort Harrod and mansion tours.


Flag raising ceremony: Boy Scout Troop 127, under the direction of Vance Smith, will conduct the ceremony.

Arts and crafts vendors: More than 40 arts and crafts vendors have been selected to display and sell their arts and crafts. They come from 18 different cities and four other states. The Fort Harrod Heritage Festival is a custom handcraft festival.

Charlie Carr and the Buckaroos: This group of six men has been singing together for nine years. It sings country, gospel and Western music.

Praise Team: This group from Centenary United Methodist Church will be singing gospel music.

Appalachian Troubadours: This is a group of young adult singers from eastern Kentucky, under the direction of Mr. Richard Jett. The troubadours provide wholesome family entertainment consisting of country, bluegrass, gospel, Cajun and pop music.

Natural History program: The Natural History Education Company Central will presents natural history programs conducted by professional naturalists using live animals. The use of live wildlife specimens in programs provides an element of uniqueness, creating entertaining and educational programs.

Brushfire Band: A bluegrass band composed of three members, Brushfire performs a variety of styles of music, including material that reflects its bluegrass/Kentucky roots.

Stormin' the Fort: Fort Harrod Drama Productions will present a live attack on the ffort between the settlers and the Indians. The performers will be available for pictures and autographs after the live attack.

Goldsmith-Vigneri Productions: This group of about 50 performers will be putting on a 1950s and '60s-periods production.

Larry Sanders and the Borderline Band: A versatile group of musicians that plays country, old rock and roll,gospel and a bit of bluegrass.

Twilight Tour of the Fort: This is the only time each year that attendees have the opportunity to tour the old fort free of charge.

Becky Montgomery: Montgomery, of Mercer County, has been singing her whole life. She is the sister of country music singers Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry and John Michael Montgomery. She has sung professionally for the past eight years.

Dave Cottrell: Cottrell will provide walk-a-round magic, close-up table magic, parlor magic or a full-blown, wow-your-socks-off stage show that includes live animals.

Line Dancing: The Tumbleweed Line Dancers will provide line dancing.

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