19th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot Virtual 5K

Typically billed as Hoptown’s largest holiday social gathering, the 19th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot 5K is going virtual in 2020.
In light of the pandemic and statewide recommendations regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, the popular fun run/walk will not officially be held, as it traditionally is, on Thanksgiving Day. In recent years, the Turkey Trot has drawn well over 1,000 people downtown.
By going virtual this year, the Trot will still allow participants to register and purchase an official Turkey Trot shirt, but the non-competitive, non-timed event will be completed on the respective terms of all involved. Virtual races allow runners/walkers to complete the 5K (3.1 miles) at any location, at any time.
Whether a jog on the home or gym treadmill, brisk walk on the neighborhood sidewalks or even a regular family outing on Thanksgiving morning on the Rail Trail, the Virtual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot will allow Trotters to complete the 5K in a safe fashion, and at their own pace.
No matter how participants enjoy the Trot, the use of masks and social distancing is heavily recommended.
“It’s becoming a common theme in 2020 for our popular local events to take on a slightly different look, so we are pleased to be able to offer a virtual version of the Turkey Trot this year,” said Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman. “We hope families and friends will still find safe ways to get together and stay fit this Thanksgiving, using the Trot to as a way to remain active while having an enjoyable time.”
Instead of the traditional Turkey Trot course, participants who wish to complete the run/walk downtown may use a Parks & Recreation-approved route. Visit to access a provided map. For safety purposes, this specific route is 100 percent on the Hopkinsville Greenway System Rail Trail. However, as a reminder, no Parks and Recreation officials will be overseeing the event this year.
Participants must register, using, to purchase the long-sleeve Turkey Trot shirt, which will be limited in supply. The shirt purchase deadline is noon on Monday, Nov. 16. Anticipated pick-up date for the shirts is Monday, Nov. 23.
Additionally, the Hopkinsville Turkey Trot joins forces with the Christmas 5K Light Run (Clarksville) and Ugly Sweater Run (Fort Campbell) again this year in the Second Annual Tri-Cities Holiday Series, encouraging people from around the region to stay fit.
For more information on, or to sponsor the Hopkinsville Turkey Trot, call 270-887-4290 or check out details and updates on the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

Inaugural Flingin’ Festival Cornhole Tournament

The Inaugural Flingin’ Festival Cornhole Tournament, sponsored by Hopkinsville Brewing Company, combines some of America’s favorite things: beer, food, $1,000 prizes and Thanksgiving Weekend fun! HBC will be ON SITE, at the Sportsplex, to serve their amazing craft beverages. Event will also feature Vansauwa’s Tacos & Vegan Eats, Holiday Burgers, and Kona Ice of Hopkinsville.

They’ll also have college football games on their TV screens and other fun activities available on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

Registration for the open-division Flingin’ Festival cornhole tournament starts at 10:30 am. Play will begin around 11:30 am. Entry for two-person teams is $30 (only $15 per person) until Nov. 28. Price goes up to $50/team after that.

First-place team wins a thousand bucks! You may bring/play with your own bags and/or boards, but they will have equipment on-hand to use.

Thanksgiving Bud Bash 2019: A Hoptown Tradition

Come out to the Thanksgiving BUD BASH hosted by Main Street Tavern Restaurant the night after Thanksgiving, Friday November 29th!

Doors will open at 6pm at Main Street Tavern & the Rental Hall with Pizza & Appetizers Available until 10pm with a full bar available until 1 am.

This is a 21 + Event with ID Required. There is a $10 per person cover at the door

Charlie Bonnet III’s Accoustic Jam will be LIVE on the Tavern Stage & Black Cat Cadillac will be rockin in the Rental Hall live

Reservations of 6 or more that are pre-paid only will be accepted call  (270) 484-5066

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Clifty Creek Restaurant at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings. Adults are $19.99, Children ages 6-12 are $9.99, and Children 5-under eat free. Contact the restaurant for more information at 270-797-3421 .

1st Annual Oak Grove Turkey Trot 5k Parkrun

Join us on the biggest running and walking day in the entire United States! Many other Turkey Trots in the area will have a $ FEE At Oak Grove parkrun our 5Ks are ALWAYS FREE! Register in 60 seconds online at, print your barcode off and join us at 0900 for a nice relaxing walk, jog, run or stroll! Everyone welcome! Bring your kiddos! Puppies too but they must be on a leash!