Glasgow Highland Games
Get out your best kilt and be sure to attend the hurling competitions at the Annual Glasgow Highland Games.
The four days of Scottish family entertainment are held each year on the weekend following Memorial Day at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. The event is open to everyone, whatever your nationality or ethnic origin.
The festival began in 1986 to celebrate the Celtic roots of Glasgow, which is the city in Scotland for which the Barren County community is named. Nearly 20,000 people from the United States, Canada and Great Britain attend the annual south-central Kentucky celebration. The event is one of the Kentucky Tourism Council’s Top Ten Festival Event of summer.
Activities include Scottish dances, bagpipe performances and theatrical productions, as well as athletic competitions such as hurling, stone lifting and caber tossing.
For more information about the Highland Games, visit www.glasgowhighlandgames.com
Metcalfe County Blueberry Festival
The Edmonton-Metcalfe "Blueberry Festival" -- which is held each year during the month of June -- began in 2001 at the local Edmonton CB Foods grocery store owned by Paul and Tana Shade (which is now IGA). With the idea of supporting local growers and doing a great job of marketing "Fresh Kentucky Grown Blueberries" grown locally by Larry and Jenny Martin of Bluegrass Blueberries, Paul and Tana decided to begin holding an "Annual Blueberry Festival". They had no idea what they had started!
Over the next five years the festival grew from inside the store to both inside the store and the outside parking lot.
Until 2005, Edmonton CB Foods did the bulk of putting on the "Festival" with Bluegrass Blueberries lending a hand. With the added help of many hands (the members), it started growing. Since the parking lot at the store was bulging at the seams during the festival due to all the attractions, it was decided that starting in 2006 the festival needed to be held someplace with much more room, So, it was decided to move the festival to the town square in Edmonton.
The entire community of Edmonton supports the festival -- Nearly every business contributes prizes, the local Chamber of Commerce is very involved, the City and County do their part, and it is a great family time.
Civil War Days
Each second weekend of September, Munfordville hosts the Hart County Civil War Days, a three-day festival with period music, costumes, and reenactment soldiers from both the North and the South.
The grounds of the Hart County Courthouse are filled with various food vendors, games and activities, and booths with everything from Civil War items to hand-made arts and crafts. The festival also has live, period music, historical tours, artifacts, living history encampments, and historical memorabilia on display. Saturday and Sunday are highlighted with the reenactments of the Battle of Munfordville.
The Hart County Civil War Days is truly a grand spectacle of a by-gone era that is enjoyed by young and old alike.
Come and join us for the games, prizes, contests, cook-off, craft booths, bike parade for the kids, pie eating contest, and lots of freebies including free music, free kiddie games and free blueberry milk shakes.
Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off
Each October, Downtown Munfordville hosts the Annual Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off. Cook teams and spectators agree that the Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off is an extremely well-managed event that they look forward to each year.
Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, professional BBQ teams from all over the U.S. will be competing for $15,000 in prize money. The competition teams will be cooking all night on Friday for the judging on Saturday. Come and watch some of the best teams at work.
Enjoy mouth-watering BBQ from vendors that will be located all around the downtown square. There will also be a variety of BBQ merchandise for you to purchase as well as other vendors, music and family-fun activities.
Cruise Into Fall Car Show
The first Cruise Into Fall Car Show is held on the second Saturday in October. The car show is free to the exhibitors and to the public. The numbers of cars exhibited has steadily grown over the years, with more than 300 cars registered per year.