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2021 Hoptown Harvest Festival Set For September 24th & 25th


Join us for a celebration of our community’s agricultural heritage! We will showcase local places, people, products, farmers, craft beverages, food & fun 

Hopkinsville, KY September 24 – 25:  Continental Mills and Krusteaz present the 3rd Annual Hoptown Harvest Festival to be held in Downtown Hopkinsville on September 24th – 25th.  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 out on 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 24th under the Downtown Farmers Market pavilion.  Each guest will receive a gourmet locally sourced meal catered by Chef Teeka of Southern Belle Catering 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 MB Roland DistilleryCasey 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 $60 per person or $450 per table of 8 ($30 discount).

The inaugural 5thK Bourbon Relay will kick off the festival at 11 AM Saturday morning, September 25th as registered pairs compete to take home prizes in several categories.  The extremely short-distance of Bethel from 7th to 8th Street makes this relay fun for any participant. 

The Downtown Farmers Market Vintage Arts & Craft Fair opens at 11 AM in Founder’s Square.  Peruse through hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, home-baked goods, 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.  Bring your appetite to the festival as well, food vendor options from the Hopkinsville area will be set up with all kinds of wonderful flavors and dishes!   

The Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree commences at 11 AM on Saturday, September 25th.  We are so excited to pair tastes and tunes as live performances occur all day.  Performers include Gil Gann TrioCountry Twang featuring line dancing with Dixie Majorsand the H Quartet.  Experience musical entertainment starting at 11AM until the festival ends at 7 PM.  Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the festivities all day long with space in front of the stage and in the adjacent Little River Park. 

The Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library is setting up an amazing kids zone with activity stations that are completely free.  Pick out your own pumpkin to paint, get a temporary tattoo, enjoy grain bin play, yard size Connect 4, Cornhole, Bubble Zone, and get a caricature drawing of your entire family! 

Proceeds from the Hoptown Harvest Festival benefit the Downtown Farmers Market, the Downtown Renaissance District, and their joint efforts to continue to bring public programming and events to Downtown Hopkinsville.  Festival partners include the Downtown Farmers Market, the Downtown Renaissance District, the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the Christian County Cooperative Extension ServiceMB Roland DistilleryThe Peddler, Christian County Agri-Business Association, and the Division of Parks & Recreation.

Downtown Hopkinsville serves as the backdrop for the 3RD Annual Hoptown Harvest Festival as we celebrate the many benefits of access to locally sourced and produced wares.  We tip our hats to the farmers who work so diligently each year to ensure the plethora of farmland fare.  The title sponsor of this year’s Hoptown Harvest Festival is Continental Mills/Krusteaz. Additional sponsors include Rogers Group, Inc. at the Gold LevelHopkinsville Water Environment Authority, Hutson, Inc., Christian County Cooperative Extension, and Planters Bank, at the Silver Level; Christian County Agri-Business Association and United Southern Bank at the Copper Level; and AgQuestChristian County Health DepartmentChristian County Fiscal Court, Christian County Grain, and the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention & Visitors Bureau at the Bronze Level.  Sponsors of this festival do so much more than support an event.  They are investing in a community, what it stands for, and building a legacy for Hopkinsville that will not be extinguished.  Organizers cannot thank them enough for ensuring Downtown Hopkinsville becomes a destination for everyone to enjoy. 

“We extend much gratitude to MB Roland Distillery for offering to move the Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree to Downtown Hopkinsville in 2018.  We are extremely excited to be partnering with the many community organizations which support public programming and events like this.  We look forward to continuing to grow this festival,” said Downtown Renaissance Director Holly Boggess.  “We could not host an event like this without the generosity and support of our local community sponsors who, time and time again, reinvest in our community to enhance the quality of life for all our residents,” said Laura Faulkner, Management Services Coordinator.  Chef Teeka Osbourne, owner of Southern Belle Catering stated “I am humbly ecstatic to be chosen again as the head chef for this year’s Farm to Table Dinner!  This provides me the wonderful opportunity to maximize on the harvest of many of our very own local farmers.  I am looking forward to sprinkling my ‘Southern Belle’ charm on this year’s menu so make sure you get your tickets!!” Heather and Graham Dawson, owners of The Mixer expressed how thrilled they are to be selected to prepare a dessert for the Farm to Table Dinner, “Being part of the line up for a four-course meal that emphasizes our local agricultural assets is an awesome way for us to showcase our bakers’ many talents and remain connected to the community we’ve chosen for our livelihood.  We love the downtown scenery and look forward to seeing new and familiar faces during this local-centric event”.

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