New Haven holds Iron Horse Festival

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All roads lead to 19th annual event

By Linda Ireland

A large crowd attended New Haven’s 19th annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival last weekend.


Numerous LaRue Countians participated in contests, booths and the parade. New Haven is in Nelson County, but located between the LaRue communities of Athertonville and Lyons Station.

The festival’s theme was “All Roads Lead Home.”

The event began Friday night with bouncers, concessions, demonstrations, games and face painting at New Haven City Park.

On Saturday, the streets were crowded with visitors taking in the sights and sounds.

On one side of Center Street, Ovesen Heights Baptist Church members handed out free cookies, balloons and water. They also sponsored an entry in the parade.

On the other side of the street, the LaRue County Pork Producers grilled and served their famous porkburgers.

Other events included a basketball tournament, concerts, an antique and classic car display, music, clogging, line dancing, quilting show and karaoke.