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504 South Broadway
Glasgow, KY 42142
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Overview

South Central Kentucky is home to a rich history and deep-rooted traditions, married seamlessly with the new and innovative.

The area offers a variety of theatres, museums, festivals, music, and more, bringing together cultures from around the world, and delivering it all with a small-town community feel.  

 

Theater

The Plaza Theatre, a 1,019 seat proscenium theatre, is a restored and renovated vaudeville and movie house from the 1930s. It hosts a variety of events, including national touring acts, local performance groups, lectures, meetings, and private functions. It also hosts a film series. The theatre is a historic landmark in Glasgow and serves South Central Kentucky.

 

The Barn Lot Theatre in Edmonton is a small, local theater with big roots! Their first show was in 1980 and they have been producing classic live theater events since then!

 

The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in nearby Bowling Green, KY brings international productions to our backdoor!

 

The Capitol Arts Center has been an important part of the cultural fabric of Bowling Green for over 100 years. Begun as a vaudeville house in the late 1890's, then was renamed the Columbia Theatre and finally was redesigned as a movie house in the mid-1930's renamed the Capitol Theatre which presented movies for more than three decades before closing in 1967. The Capitol currently houses the Houchens Gallery, Mezzanine Gallery, SKyPAC's Education and Gallery Department, hosts touring performances and concerts, local theater productions, and community events, along with SKyPAC's Youth Theater.

Music

Black Stone Cherry is an American hard rock band, formed in 2001 in Edmonton, Kentucky. They are signed to Roadrunner Records. The band consists of Chris Robertson, Ben Wells, Jon Lawhon, and John Fred Young. Black Stone Cherry have released four studio albums: Black Stone Cherry (2006), Folklore and Superstition (2008), Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2011) and Magic Mountain (2014), as well as three EPs, and have charted eight singles on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.

 

When July rolls around, more than 3,500 Glasgow residents converge on the courthouse lawn for the annual Fourth of July Concert on the Square. The impressive musical celebration began in 1999 and features either the Louisville Orchestra or the Nashville Symphony along with local bands playing patriotic and classical tunes. The concert is held the weekend closest to July 4. In addition to patriotic music, local first responders and National Guard perform their duties, a clown entertains the children and vendors sell food.

Museums

The South Central Kentucky Cultural Center is dedicated to telling the story of the people, places and events that make up the geographic area known as the "Barrens" - Metcalfe, Allen, Hart and Monroe Counties, as well as Barren County. The museum is housed in the old Kentucky Pants factory in downtown Glasgow.

 

The Hart County Historical Museum, located in the Chapline Building, is located just off the square in Downtown Munfordville, Kentucky. The museum has an extensive collection of historic objects, images, books, maps and papers relating to the history of Hart County. The museum is here to preserve our history and artifacts and to educate the public about our past. At the museum, one may also research his Hart county ancestors and Civil War activity. The Munfordville Walking Tour includes ten historic buildings, many of which have Civil War histories. The museum is open Monday through Friday, from 9 to 4 and Saturday from 8 to 4.

 

Hidden River Cave is located directly beneath the City of Horse Cave in south central Kentucky. The cave which is now operated by the American Cave Conservation Association, was once the source of drinking water and hydroelectricity for the City. The cave was also commercialized from 1912 through 1943. Groundwater pollution from domestic and industrial sewage was one of the factors which led to the cave's closing in 1943. In 1989 a new regional sewage treatment system developed by the Caveland Sanitation Authority corrected the problem. The American Cave Conservation Association relocated their national headquarters to Horse Cave in 1987 with the goal of restoring Hidden River Cave and establishing a museum and educational center at the site. Today, thousands of tourist visitors and school children annually tour Hidden River Cave and the American Cave Museum at the cave's entrance. The cave, which has been called "the greatest cave restoration success story in the United States" is now open year-round to visitors.

Events and Festivals

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.