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The 2019 Western KY State Fair is here!

It’s the best time of the summer…time for the Western Kentucky State Fair! Have you decided which day(s) you are going to head over for some fair fun?! 🎡Be sure to mark your calendar for June 21-29, 2019.

Check out the schedule below, but be sure to visit their website (www.westernkystatefair.org) for the full list of all the great events and promotions they have in store!

Admission 
$3 per person
$1 with military ID
Ages 2 & under Free

Friday, June 21st
5:00 p.m. – Gates Open
6:00 p.m. – Rides Open (Armbands $15)
6:00 p.m.- Pedal Pulls Competition
7:00 p.m. – Justin Reynolds Band

Saturday, June 22nd
10:00 a.m. – Infant, Baby & Tiny Tot pageant
*$5 parking, $1 admission for pageants
4:00 p.m. – Gates Open
5:00 p.m. – Rides Open
5:30 p.m. – Mrs. WKSF Pageant
6:00 p.m. – Pedal Pulls Competition
7:00 p.m. – Demo Derby
7:30 p.m. – Miss WKSF Pageant

Sunday, June 23rd
1:00 p.m. – Youth Pageant (Ages 3-15)
2:00 p.m. – Gates Open
3:00 p.m. – Antique Tractor Pulls
3:00 p.m. – Rides Open($20 armbands)
6:30 p.m. – Faith & Family Night
**Free admission from 2-5 p.m. with church bulletin (1 per person)
**Free rides from 3-5 p.m. with church bulletin (1 per person)

Monday, June 24th
4:00 p.m. – Gates Open
5:00 p.m. – Petting Farm Opens
5:00 p.m. – Rides Open (Armbands $18)
7:00 p.m. – Ranch Rodeo
7:00 p.m. – Ms. Plus Pageant

Tuesday, June 25th
4:00 p.m. – Gates Open (Pennyrile Annual Mtg)
5:00 p.m. – Rides Open (Armbands $18)
5:30 p.m. – Ridge Runners Concert
6:00 p.m. – Petting Farm,
6:00 p.m. – 4-H Rabbit & Poultry Show
7:00 p.m. – Ben & Noel Haggard
7:00 p.m. – Go Cart Races
**Free admission for PRECC members with coupon until 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26th
9:00 a.m. – 4-H Goat Show
4:00 p.m. – Gates Open
4:00 p.m. – 4-H, FFA & Homemakers exhibit
5:00 p.m. – Rides Open (Armbands $18)
5:00 p.m. – Petting Farm Open
6:00 p.m. – 4-H/FFA Goat Show
7:00 p.m. – Lawn Tractor Pulls
7:00 p.m. – Jacob Johnson Concert
** Military Appreciation Day – Armbands only $10 with Military ID

Thursday, June 27th
3:00 p.m. – 4-H/FFA Tractor driving contest
4:00 p.m. – Gates Open (Farm Bureau Mtg)
5:00 p.m. – Rides Open (Armbands $18)
5:00 p.m. – Petting Farm Open
6:00 p.m. – 4-H/FFA Sheep Shop
6:00 p.m. – Pedal Pulls Competition
6:00 p.m. – Music by Jimmy Stewart
7:00 p.m. – Stock Tractor & Diesel Truck Pulls
** Free admission for Farm Bureau members with coupon until 6 p.m.

Friday, June 28th
4:00 p.m. – Gates Open
5:00 p.m. – Durham Clydesdale Horses
5:00 p.m. – Rides Open (Armbands $20)
5:00 p.m. – Petting Farm Open
6:00 p.m. – 4-H/FFA Cattle Show
6:00 p.m. – Pedal Pulls Competition
7:00 p.m. – Barn Bash by WKDZ Featuring Blane Howard & Queeva
7:00 p.m. – Mid-South Truck & Tractor Pulls

Saturday, June 29th
9:00 a.m. – 4-H Market Hog Show
4:00 p.m. – Gates Open
4:00 p.m. – Petting Farm & Clydesdales
5:00 p.m. – Rides Open (Armbands $20)
6:00 p.m. – Pedal Pulls Competition
7:00 p.m. – Corn Hole Tournament
7:00 p.m. – UCW Wrestling
7:00 p.m. – Mid-South Truck & Tractor Pulls

Hoptown Hoppers Baseball!

Younger generations may not know it, but Hopkinsville has a rich history when it comes to America’s favorite pastime. The Hoptown Hoppers borrowed their name from a minor league team that played decades ago in the now-disbanded “Kitty” League. Although the original Hoppers were a true “minor” league franchise, today’s Hoppers are part of the Ohio Valley League – a summer collegiate wood bat baseball league. Players come from their colleges and universities all across the country to sharpen their baseball skills during the OVL season.

Admission to games is only $5, and some nights, even FREE! Be sure to check the schedule for promotions and special events. New this year, Stitches Hop-A-Long Crew for kids ages 6-12.

Home games are held at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at Hopkinsville High School field, located at 430 Koffman Drive, Hopkinsville, KY  42240.

So make your way to a game and cheer on our Hoptown Hoppers to victory!
Friday, May 31, 2019 – vs. Madisonville
Sunday, June 2, 2019 – vs. Franklin @ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – vs. Paducah
Thursday, June 6, 2019 – vs. Henderson
Friday, June 7, 2019 – vs. Owensboro
Sunday, June 9, 2019 – vs. Dubois County @ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – vs. Muhlenberg Co.
Thursday, June 13 – vs. Madisonville
Saturday, June 15, 2019 – vs. Muhlenberg Co.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 – vs. Fulton
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – vs. Dubois Co.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – vs. Henderson
Friday, July 5, 2019 – vs. Franklin
Saturday, July 6, 2019 – vs. Muhlenberg Co.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – vs. Owensboro
Friday, July 12, 2019 – vs. Paducah
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – vs. Henderson
Saturday, July 20, 2019 – vs. Owensboro
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – vs. Madisonville
Friday, July 26, 2019 – Playoffs Round 1 Start
Monday, July 29, 2019 – Playoffs Round 2 Start

It’s National Travel & Tourism Week!

Did you know that tourism accounts for $149 Million in economic impact annually for Christian County?
Or that Tourism is the 4th largest industry in Christian County, behind Fort Campbell, the manufacturing industry and the Christian County Board of Education.
How about the fact that the Trail of Tears is a National Park and has over 2,700+ visitors to the park annually.
Hungry? Choose from over 120 restaurants in Christian County…yummm!
With over 1,000 hotel rooms, ample meeting space and a brand new 54,000 square foot sportsplex, it is easy to see that Hopkinsville-Christian County is the perfect destination for you!

Thanks for visiting our beautiful community…we hope you come back real soon!

For additional information about tourism in Christian County, check out our Christian County Tourism Infographic

Hoptown is my Hometown Celebration

In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11, 2019, we will be having a week of experiential giveaways! That’s right…a fabulous Hoptown giveaway EVERY day, on the Visit Hopkinsville Facebook page, so stay tuned for more details on how to win!

The week will culminate with a party at the Downtown Farmers Market on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 7 a.m- 1 p.m. for “Hoptown is my Hometown” Week! Everyone will walk away with some Hopkinsville swag!

Have a Hoppy Easter in Hoptown!

Easter weekend is upon us and we know that your kiddos are probably already Egg-cited about spotting the Easter bunny and finding the best eggs!

We’ve made an easy guide to your Easter weekend activities (which even includes an adult event)…happy hunting!

Hoptown Harvest Festival

Mark your calendar for the the 2nd Annual Hoptown Harvest Festival, September 26-28, 2019.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Details Coming Soon

Friday, September 27, 2019
Farm to Table Dinner in Founders Square

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Hopkinsville Half Marathon
Downtown Farmers Market
Antique Vendor Craft Fair
Salute Saturday Chili Cook-off
Bourbon Mashoree