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Deadline approaches for Lincoln Days advertising

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Theme is 'Celebrating Kentucky's Best'

By Linda Ireland

Lincoln Days is two short months away.

On Oct. 4-5, the community will again honor its most famous native son – Abraham Lincoln – with a parade, crafts and pioneer games.

The Lincoln Days committee is already hard at work, planning events and updating the festival’s website.

One deadline that is approaching rapidly is ad sales in the Lincoln Days tabloid. If you would like to highlight your business in the section – which is available to thousands of local and out-of-town festival-goers – contact the committee at 270-358-8710 or info@lincolndays.org.

Ad prices begin at $50.

Applications for food vendors, commercial booths and arts and crafts – and information about each activity – are available at the Lincoln Days office on Lincoln Square or http://www.lincolndays.org. Volunteers for all activities are welcome.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Kentucky’s Best.” The festival, along with several other businesses and organizations, was featured in the “Best in Kentucky” section of the April issue of Kentucky Living magazine. A grassroots push for online votes helped the festival top the Casey County Apple Festival and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in the annual magazine contest. The categories are voted on by the magazine’s readers. (Other local winners were Paula’s Hot Biscuit for best nonfranchise restaurant, Lincolns Loft for local bookstore and Goodtime Cruisers for car show cruise-in. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is in the magazine’s Hall of Fame in the Historical Landmark/Museum category.)

A few changes are in store for this year’s festival, according to Lincoln Days President Rob Thurman. The tractor show will not be held, due to the retirement of longtime volunteers Wade Fathergill and Ray DeSpain. The committee plans to expand the children’s games and activities at Creekfront Park. The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will have a booth there for expanded scavenger hunt activities.

Tractors will be allowed to participate in the parade. Applications are available at www.lincolndays.org.

The car show will be held Sunday, Oct. 5, at Creekfront Park.

Keep watching The LaRue County Herald News for festival updates.