Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

The Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Planters Bank (Half Marathon) and Jennie Stuart Health (5K), is a joint road race through Hopkinsville, KY.

The course winds through downtown Hoptown, residential areas, through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown on the popular and new Greenway/Rail Trail.


Couple this great race layout with Saturday’s Hoptown Harvest Fest and Bourbon celebrations (also held downtown) and you’ll have a fabulous race experience! Proceeds from the race and associated events (Friday Expo) benefit the non-profit partners of the United Way of the Pennyrile.

Half-marathon runner package includes a beautiful medal and comfortable long sleeve moisture-wicking performance shirt. Come experience the beauty and charm of west Kentucky scenery and hospitality in Hopkinsville, or Hoptown as we call it — at the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Planters Bank and Jennie Stuart Health.

Race starting line is at 1001 S. Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville. Race-day registration and packet pickup is at the nearby Christian County Justice Center, 100 Justice Way, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.



Hoptown Half & 5K Pasta Dinner – at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

Looking for a fun way to carb-load the night before your race? Join us for the Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K Pasta Dinner! Get your grub on from 6:30-8:00 pm on Friday, September 27 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville.

Cost is $10 for registered runners (must show bib as proof), $5 for kids 8-and-under and $12 for everyone else.

The dinner includes pasta, bread, salad, and the choice of water or tea from Four Seasons Catering. We’ll also have a motivational speech from Marathon Runner Stella Christoforou! Seating is limited to the first 200 people, so don’t hesitate to purchase your spot. And remember, all proceeds to go to United Way of the Pennyrile!

Farm to Table Dinner – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

This year’s Farm to Table Dinner is a can’t-miss community fave! Tickets are on sale now for this delicious dinner, so you’d better act fast to grab your seat! Click here to purchase your ticket!

Dinner is served near dusk on Friday, September 27th under the Downtown Farmers Market pavilion. The gourmet meal’s main courses will be prepared by Southern Belle Catering, and dessert will be brought to you by The Mixer . . . featuring locally-sourced ingredients! Local spirits, craft beer and wine provided by MB Roland Distillery, Casey Jones Distillery, Hopkinsville Brewing Company and Carriage House Vineyard.

Tickets are $50 per person. Reserved seating is required for this event.

For more great Hoptown Harvest Festival events, follow the festival on Facebook!


Hoptown Half & 5K Expo

Come pick up your race packet (including your official race bib), race shirt, visit with a slew of running vendors and stick around for the carb-load pasta dinner, all on September 27, 2019 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville. The Expo will run from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, giving runners/walkers the chance to beat the crowd and enjoy some fellowship the night before the Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K. We look forward to seeing you there!

CMT’s Next Women of Country: Stephanie Quayle – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

The Hoptown Harvest Festival kicks off with an incredible night of country music! The Pennyroyal Arts Council is bringing rising star Stephanie Quayle to the historic Alhambra Theatre on Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 pm!

This special event is presented by McGee Pest Control, with 101 tickets provided free for military. General admission tickets are $20 per person and they’ll go fast, so you’d better be quick!

As a newly inducted member of CMT’s Next Women of Country class of 2019, Stephanie Quayle is celebrating a breakthrough year in country music. Named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “Top Artists You Need To Know,” Quayle is known for her high-energy live performances across the country, while sharing stages with artists like Brett Eldredge, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, and more.

For more great Hoptown Harvest Festival events, follow the festival on Facebook!

Hopkinsville Summer Salute Festival 2019

The City of Hopkinsville invites you to join us for the 4th Annual Summer Salute Festival–a fun filled 2-day music festival with national headliners, attracting guests and locals to family fun, rides, vendor booths, food booths and more, in beautiful downtown Hopkinsville! Food and merchant vendors, live entertainment, rides and a variety of attractions make this event a true gem of the south. The festival runs Friday, August 23, 2019 – Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Hopkinsville’s largest party of the summer and biggest event of the year — will feature Grammy Award winner Joe Diffie as its marquee attraction!

Sponsored by Fortera Credit UnionPennyrile ElectricHopkinsville Electric System & EnergyNet and Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority (HWEA), Joe Diffie’s concert on Saturday, August 24th will be a free show in front of the Christian County Justice Center.

Whether singing about untarnished love in the enduring hit “John Deere Green,” the perennial appeal of “Pickup Man” or the heartbreak of dreams unrealized in “Ships That Don’t Come In,” Diffie’s songs have continually painted a portrait of real life with all its joy and angst.

A former Male Vocalist of the Year, Diffie has delivered five Billboard No. 1 singles and has been a member of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry for 25 years. In the music business for over three decades, Diffie is releasing a new album (“I Got This”) in the spring. The title track and the follow-up single “Quit You” are currently available wherever digital music is sold and streamed.

Opening for Diffie will be up-and-coming country singer and Kentucky native Walker Montgomery. The son of country legend John Michael Montgomery and the nephew of country legend Eddie Montgomery (of Montgomery Gentry), Walker has been working hard to fill the large shoes of his family members.


The Kelly Little Green Men Days Presents Zach Bales, The Paranormal Roadtripper

Hear the history and details about Area 51 in Nevada and the Roswell Crash Site in a special presentation from the Kelly Little Green Men Days stage on Saturday, August 17th at 4:00 pm. Zach Bales, The Paranormal Roadtripper, will present his own investigations, details, and his ET experience. “Storm Area 51?” Detailed travel guides for both sites will be available.

Kelly Little Green Men Days Festival

Kelly Little Green Men Days Festival will celebrate the Historic Alien encounter on the Sutton Farm in Kelly, KY on August 21, 1955. Visitors can enjoy all that Kelly has to offer – the annual festival, live music from our main stage, camping, craft and food vendors, rides, games, sights and sounds from the many trains as they pass by, as well as local historians providing personal history of the area and, of course, small town friendliness and fellowship.

Check out Zach Bales The Paranormal Roadtripper at the festival!

Annual Spring into Summer Salutes Fort Campbell

UPDATE: Josh Turner will headline the 2019 Spring into Summer Festival!!

The Spring into Summer Festival takes place on Saturday & Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend in May every year! Activities run both days of the festival  include many free and exciting activities. There are free carnival rides, stage shows, free caricature drawings, bungee trampolines, and so much more. Saturday night includes a free concert, parachute jumper show, and fireworks. In past years, we have had many big named artists such as Thomas Rhett, Easton Corbin, Rodney Atkins, and Tyler Farr on the Viceroy stage.

This festival has been awarded as the one of the top three festivals in both the southeast region and worldwide. The event is free and open to the public and will include various vendors and a variety of free shows. All activities will start at 12:00 P.M. both days. This event will take place at the War Memorial Walking Trail Park at 101 Walter Garrett Lane, Oak Grove, KY 42262. Free admission, Free parking, & Free carnival rides! Vendors will be there with all the delicious carnival foods! No pets or alcohol please!