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Hoptown Half & 5K Expo

Come pick up your race packet (including your official race bib), race shirt, and visit with a slew of running vendors, all on September 18, 2020, 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 Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K. We look forward to seeing you there!

Antique Tractor and Small Engine Show

Be sure to join your friends for the Antique Tractor and Small Engine Show on Friday & Saturday, September 11 & 12, 2020, at Cherokee Park, Hopkinsville, KY!
(Enter the Park by turning onto the Shawnee Drive entrance, and follow until you see all the fun!)

Friday, September 11th –> Gates open @ 8:00 am | Tractor Pulls @ 6:00 pm
Saturday, September 12th –> Gates open @ 8:00 am | Tractor Pulls @ 11:00 am

Activities and Entertainment include:
TRACTOR PULLS (antique tractors, lawn tractors, and youth pulls)
FOOD AND CRAFT VENDORS
PARADE OF POWER
VARIOUS DEMONSTRATIONS (cider press, 100 year old washing machine, blacksmith)
KIDS ZONE
LIVE MUSIC

For more information or questions, please send a message to the Hopkinsville Antique Tractor and Small Engine Show Facebook page or call 270-348-5883.

2020 Christian County Heart Walk

Important update about the Heart Walk:

As a science-based organization which cares deeply about the health of our communities, the American Heart Association has been closely following the guidance from the CDC and state and local health officials on the coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of the community has been and will continue to be our top priority.

With that, we have decided that the best course is to remove the uncertainty for our participants and are excited to share that the Heart Walk will become a virtual event! That’s right, we’re still walking to raise funds for lifesaving research, support health and education initiatives in our community, improve the quality of care in our hospitals and advocate for healthy policies.

So wherever you are on June 13th, we invite you to lace up your shoes and WALK to ensure that funds are there for future medical advancements.

While this single-day event signifies so much for our community, we know that it takes a city to make an impact, and we cannot stop now. Heart & Stroke survivors will be counting on your support and commitment to help us raise funds and encourage participants to engage in new ways. If you haven’t already, register online and be on the lookout for future emails from your heart walk team.

We may be walking at a distance, but we are together in mission.

Please click here for more info, to register, or to donate.

Garden Bros Circus – at Western Kentucky State Fairgrounds

The 2020 Garden Bros Circus Is Coming To Hopkinsville, KY For ONE DAY ONLY!!!

February 24 – Two Performances – 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Western Kentucky State Fairgrounds – 2810 Richard St., Hopkinsville, KY

*SAVINGS*
~First 100 G/A Adult Tickets Online Start At $14.50 – – – GO TO secure.GardenBrosCircus.com (Discounted Adult Tickets are Sold Online Only)
~Free Kids Tickets (Good for children 3 thru 13 with a paid adult each) will be mailed to schools & local area businesses two weeks prior to show date – Look for them at fast food restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores, and more.
~Children 2 and under are Free

*SHOW DAY*
~Online ticket sales end at 10:00 am Day-of-Show
~The Garden Bros Circus Box Office will open two hours before the first show time for your convenience – Doors open one hour before show time (that is when all activities begin)
~Arrive early Day-of-Show for the best seats & also to enjoy the Kids Fun Zone (Camel & Pony Rides, Bounce Houses, Face Painting and a Circus Toy Store)

Buy Your Tickets Now At: secure.GardenBrosCircus.com

 

Garden Bros Circus – at Western Kentucky State Fairgrounds

The 2020 Garden Bros Circus Is Coming To Hopkinsville, KY For ONE DAY ONLY!!!

February 24 – Two Performances – 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Western Kentucky State Fairgrounds – 2810 Richard St., Hopkinsville, KY

*SAVINGS*
~First 100 G/A Adult Tickets Online Start At $14.50 – – – GO TO secure.GardenBrosCircus.com (Discounted Adult Tickets are Sold Online Only)
~Free Kids Tickets (Good for children 3 thru 13 with a paid adult each) will be mailed to schools & local area businesses two weeks prior to show date – Look for them at fast food restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores, and more.
~Children 2 and under are Free

*SHOW DAY*
~Online ticket sales end at 10:00 am Day-of-Show
~The Garden Bros Circus Box Office will open two hours before the first show time for your convenience – Doors open one hour before show time (that is when all activities begin)
~Arrive early Day-of-Show for the best seats & also to enjoy the Kids Fun Zone (Camel & Pony Rides, Bounce Houses, Face Painting and a Circus Toy Store)

Buy Your Tickets Now At: secure.GardenBrosCircus.com

 

Military Affairs Salute Saturday Chili Cook-off and Grilled Cheese Challenge – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

The Military Affairs Salute Saturday Chili Cook-off and Grilled Cheese Challenge is one of our community’s best-loved traditions! The annual event features both civilian and military teams competing for prizes up to $1,000.

Chili tasting is free for all military ID card holders; $2 for civilians.

All money raised goes to support our military community members!

This year, Military Affairs is partnering with the Hoptown Harvest Festival‘s Bourbon Mashoree to bring you craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries from across the region to compete for bragging rights. Additionally, there will be live music and a large kids zone. The Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5k is also taking place that day and ends in Founders Square just in time for the Chili Cook-off festivities.

Event Schedule for Saturday September 28th:
7:00 am: Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K
11:00 am: Farmers Market and Vintage Craft Fair
Noon-until chili runs out: Public Chili tasting
Noon-7:00 pm: Bourbon Mashoree, Kids Zone and Live Music

Team Schedule:
*6:00-8:00 am: Chili/Grilled Cheese Teams arrive for setup
*8:00 am: Chili cooking begins
*10:00 am: Grilled cheese turned into judges
*Noon: Chili turned into judges and public tasting begins
Approx. 2:00 pm: Winners announced

Presenting Sponsor for the Chili Cook-off is Rogers Group Inc.
Gold Sponsor for the Grilled Cheese Challenge is Fortera Credit Union

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

Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

Explore spirits and brews from regional craft distilleries, breweries & wineries as they compete for bragging rights at this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree! Experience live music, including Cayce and the Moonlight Band, 101st Airborne Division Band & The Todd County Boys! Play throughout awesome kids zone activities!

Live Music Schedule:

12:00-1:30 pm –> Cayce and the Moonlight Band
2:30-4:00 pm –> 101st Airborne Division Band
4:30-7:00 pm –> The Todd County Boys

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

 

            

Farmers Market & Vintage Craft Fair – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

Joining this year’s Hoptown Harvest Festival is the Farmers Market & Vintage Craft Fair! Pick up farm fresh veggies, baked goods and vintage craft items from unique vendors!

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

 

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.

* REGISTER NOW *

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!