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october, 2019

43rd Annual Trigg County Country Ham FestivalFood, Live Music (feat. Darryl Worley), Rides and AnimalsYear Around Event (2019) CST Cadiz KY 42211

Event Details

We are looking forward to the 43rd annual Trigg County Ham Festival in Cadiz, Kentucky, coming in October of 2019!

Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2019 

Over 225 Vendors will be on site with music going on all two days with Special Musical Entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights.

Carnival rides and games available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Golf Tournaments, Country Ham Contest, Car and Truck Show, Favorite Festival Foods available, Fireworks, and too much to list here.

Keep up at www.hamfestival.com for information and hamfestival on Facebook.

Ham Fest’s official hours are

Friday and Saturday, 10am to 9pm

Sunday, 10am to 6pm (refer to schedule, Rides, Petting Zoo and Vendors open for business)

 

2019 Schedule of Events (Music and Entertainment in Red)

=== Tuesday October 8 ===

10am – 4pm@ the Janice Mason Art Museum , Trigg Co. Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show

=== Wednesday October 9 ===

10am – Noon@ the Janice Mason Art Museum , Trigg Co. Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show

=== Thursday October 10 ===

6am (Door Open, Program begins at 7am) @ Trigg Co. Recreation Complex, Trigg Co. Country Ham Festival Kick-Off Breakfast

9am – Noon @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex, Country Ham Contest

9am – Noon @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex, Ag Exhibits

9am – Noon @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex, Homemakers Contests (including Canning, Arts & Crafts, Pork Recipe, Bake-Off)

9am – Noon @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex, 4-H Exhibits

1:30pm @ Gravel Parking Lot down Jefferson St. behind Bank of Cadiz, Food Court Venders – Sections C & D ONLY, Check-in and Line up

2pm @ Main St. US 68 in Downtown Cadiz, US 68 Closes (in town) from Bank of Cadiz to Stop Light at foot of hill/West Park

2pm @Jefferson St. City Gravel Parking Lot, Food Court Vendors – Section C & D ONLY: Begin Moving to Spaces

2pm – 6pm @Trigg Co. Courthouse, Vendor Information Booth No. 81 Open

2pm – 6pm @ Main St, Food Vendors / Trailers (on Main St.)

4pm – 6pm @ Main St / West Cadiz Park, All other Vendors: Check-In (Begin Set Up for Tents and Large Items)

5pm @ West Cadiz Park, Carnival Rides Open! Bring cash for ride tickets

=== Friday October 11 ===

6am – 5pm @ Trigg Co. Courthouse, Vendor Information Booth No. 81 is Open

6am – 8:30am @ Trigg Co. Courthouse, Vendors Check-In and Set Up

8:30am @ Main Street, Streets Close (All Vendor Vehicles Must Exit Area)

9am – 5pm @ WKDZ/WHVO Mini-Plex Studio & WKDZ Renaissance Stage, WKDZ 106.5 FM Live Broadcast Coverage and Live Streaming, New Live Video of Ham Festival 2019 www.wkdzradio.com, Country Ham Festival “2019 WKDZ Country Ham Jam”

9am – 5pm @ Main St. Parking Lot at Justice Center, Rock Climbing Wall & Gyro

10am @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, Opening Ceremonies including National Anthem performed by Kyle Radar
“2019 WKDZ Country Ham Jam” Begins

10am @ West Cadiz Park, kids who have burned through their allowance can take a shot at finding “Money in the Hay Stack”

10am @ West Cadiz Park, “Miss Triggy Piggy” shows up at “Money in the Hay Stack” Area

10:20am @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, “Cadiz Baptist Church Christian Academy” & “Trigg Tots Pre-School Kids” Program

10am @ West Cadiz Park, Carnival Rides open!

10am – ? @ Main St. Parking Lot at Justice Center, Gateway Garden Club / Special Display

10am – ? @ West Cadiz Park, Tractor Display

11am @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, FREE in Concert, ARIELLE EVANS, Singer/Songwriter 

12:15pm @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, FREE in Concert, FRANKIE JUSTIC, Acoustic Solo Nashville Artist 

10am – 4pm @ Janice Mason Art Museum, Trigg Co. Quilters’ Guid, Quilt Show (small donation for admission)

1:30pm – 2:30p AND 4:30pm – 5:30pm @ Front of Justice Center Parking Lot, Get your photo with “Miss Triggy Piggy”

1:30pm @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, FREE in Concert, LINDE’ LACHANCE, Current NFL Cheerleader, also crosses over into Country! Acoustic set

2:30pm – 4:30pm @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, FREE in Concert, 43 RPM, This band brings the classics the nostalgic oldies and classics back from the ’50s to today. 

10am – 6pm @ Farmer’s Market (Main St.), “Pork Chop Revue” (Various times posted)

10am – 6pm @ West Cadiz Park, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

10am – 6pm West Cadiz Park, “Hambone Express” No, one wouldn’t expect racing pigs to be so entertaining. Yet … there’s just something about it. Pig Racing! (Various times posted)

5pm@ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, Hog Calling Contest

5:30pm @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, “Hamtastic” Drawing (1 ticket entry per day, must be present to win!)

6:10pm @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, FREE in Concert, ENTICE, this entire group electrifies the stage! With rock, pop, funk, R&B. It’s grooves you can’t help but dance to. 

10am – 9pm @ Front of Justice Center Parking Lot, “Festival Hay Pig” Photo Op with Miss Triggy Piggy

9am – 5pm @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex, Homemakers, 4-H and Ag Exhibits on Display

10am – 9pm @ Main Street to West Cadiz Park, Trigg County Ham Fest is OPEN and READY for FUN!

10am – 6:30pm @ Main Street to West Cadiz Park, Vendor Booths Open for Business

10am – 9pm @ Main Street, Vendor Booths Open (Sections B, C, D, E) until after concert (still no vehicles allowed)

=== Saturday October 12 ===

7 – 5pm @ Trigg Co. Courthouse, Vendor Info Booth No. 81 is Open

7 – 8:30am @ Trigg Co. Courthouse, Late Vendors… Check-In & Set-Up

7:30 – 9am @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex, “Country Ham Show” Check-in of Country Hams, DISPLAY until 2pm (then participants pick up hams)

8 – 9am @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex, “Trigg County’s Best Country Ham Biscuit Competition”; Check-in & Display (categories for BOTH Restaurants AND Individual Biscuit Bakers!)

9am @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex, “Country Ham Show” & “Best Ham Biscuit Competition” – Judging

8am – 4pm @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex Parking Lot, Cadiz Baptist Church Men’s Brotherhood – 26th Annual Benefit Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show. PLUS Model Car show (NEW). Entries accepted until 1pm. Award presented at 3pm.

8:30am, Streets close! All Vendors, git your cars and truck outta there! Main Street cleared and closed!

8:30am @ Bank of Cadiz Parking Lot, KY’s Largest Country Ham Biscuit starts a preppin’

9am – 5pm @ WKDZ/WHVO Mini-Plex Studio & WKDZ Renaissance Stage, WKDZ 106.5 FM Live Broadcast Coverage and Live Streaming, New Live Video of Ham Festival 2019 www.wkdzradio.com, Country Ham Festival “2019 WKDZ Country Ham Jam”

9am – 5pm @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex, Homemakers, 4-H, Ag Exhibits on Display

9pm – 5pm @ Main St. Justice Center Parking Lot, Climbing Wall & Gyro

10am – 6:30pm @ Main St., Booths and Vendors Open

10am – 9pm @ Main St., Vendors Open, Sections B, C, D, E (until after concert)

10am @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, Opening Ceremonies, National Anthem, Sheriff Jason Barnes

10am @ West Cadiz Park, Carnival Rides Open

10am @ Main St. Justice Center Parking Lot, Gateway Garden Club / Special Display

10am – 6pm @ Farmer’s Market Main St., “Pork Chop Review” (various times posted)

10am – 6pm @ West Cadiz Park, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

10am – 6pm @ West Cadiz Park, “Hambone Express” Pig Races (various times posted)

10am -4pm @ Janice Mason Art Museum, Quilt Show (small donation admission)

10:30 – 11:30am @ Front of Justice Center Parking Lot, “Miss Triggy Piggy” photos

10:45am @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, IN CONCERT, “SNIPE CREEK,” Acoustic Bluegrass Group

11:30am (approx.) @ Bank of Cadiz Parking Lot, Kentucky’s Largest Country Ham & Biscuit – Ready for Sale!

NOON @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, IN CONCERT: “JOSH CHRISTINA” and his group set the keys on fire. If you like Jerry Lee Lewis, then don’t miss this boogie-woogie rockabilly group!

1pm @WKDZ Renaissance Stage, Winner’s Announced! (Best Country Ham, Best Country Ham Biscuit)

10:45am @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, IN CONCERT, “ARISTA MANNING,” Power Acoustic Country from across Lake Barkley

2pm @ Church Annex, “Country Ham Show” Display End, (Hey Contest Entrants! Come pick up your hams or we will eat them!)

2 – 3pm @ Justice Center Parking Lot, Photo ops with Miss Triggy Piggy

3pm @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, Country Ham Auction, 4-H Youth

4pm @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, IN CONCERT, “ARRON GOODVIN” 

4:30 – 5pm @ Janice Mason, Calling all Quilter Show participants: Come and pick up your quilts!

5 – 5:45pm @ Front of Justice Center, Did you miss getting a photo with Miss Triggy Piggy? Here’s your last chance.

5:30pm @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, Hamtastic Drawing (1 ticket entry per day is allowed, must be there to win)

6:30pm @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage, IN CONCERT, “DARRYL WORLEY”  These guys have been together for decades, making great country hits—songs about life, sacrifice, and appreciating the things in life that just aren’t for sale. 

8pm-ish over West Cadiz Park, After-Concert Fireworks!

=== Sunday October 13 ===

9am Main St., Thank you very much vendors!  You’re a huge part of our Ham Fest!  Time to move ’em out! (meaning you gotta get your tent off the street by 9)

10am, Main Street / US 68 Business Route opens for public traffic! Drive through downtown Cadiz and be amazed that there was a festival going on here less than 24 hours earlier.  (Really. It really is that impressive).

10am – 6pm @ West Cadiz Park, Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

11am – 5pm @ West Cadiz Park, Food and Vendors are open for business

NOON – 5pm @ West Cadiz Park, Carnival Rides are Open

5pm @ West Cadiz Park, Get those last flips on the Zipper, get the last round on the carousel!  Rides close down.

 

If you’re reading this after Ham Fest, thank you for making this little town come alive and and burst with a population 10 to 20 times over! You make this festival a success every year! Keep bringing your family and friends. See you next year!

 

 

 

 

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Year Around Event (2019) CST

Location

Downtown Cadiz

Cadiz KY 42211

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