The Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County Tourism Commission and presenting sponsor Community Trust Bank announce the live music line up on Saturday and Sunday of the festival this year at a new hospitality area between Main Street and Locust Street. The festival runs from dawn to dusk on Friday, October 18th through Monday, October 21st.
Kentucky’s oldest running festival is held every third Monday in October and the weekend prior, throughout historic downtown Mt. Sterling. As Kentucky’s oldest festival, October Court Days began at the turn of the 19th Century when the Kentucky General Assembly decided that each county should meet once a month to hold court. This day became an annual trading day where people came from miles around to buy, sell and trade. Now, this 219 year old festival entices thousands of visitors from all over the world to enjoy the ultimate shopping adventure from hundreds of vendors including handmade crafts, antiques, tools, clothing, collectibles, a huge selection of food choices and live music!
The Mt. Sterling, Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County Tourism Commission and Community Trust Bank will be providing live entertainment on Saturday from 10-6pm and Sunday from noon-5pm on the Court Day Soundstage in the hospitality area of the festival. On Saturday the live music begins with the 2018 Ale 8 One Small Town America Talent Show Winners–Key of She, followed by the 2019 Winning Duo–Clay Street Brothers. A Square Dance and Concert will start at 2pm featuring Grits and Soul and The Local Honeys. Everyone is invited to have a seat and watch or to dance!
On Sunday the Court Day Soundstage will kick off at noon with Singer/Songwriter, Cliff Kretzer. Dead Air Dennis of Lexington Rock Station- WKQQ and Freakdaddy will be hosting a Jam Session beginning at 1pm. The Duo will also judge the first annual “Mt. Sterling Mullet Contest.” Sign-ups for the competition will begin at noon with the winner receiving prizes and a trophy. Brad Alford and Band will have a concert beginning at 3pm to close out the day of live music.
The new Hospitality Area will also have a tourism welcome center, a temporary city office building for vendor services and Love of Paws will have a “Package Holding Station” as a fundraiser to make it easier to shop without having to carry those heavy bags all day. Also new this year is the Court Day Express sponsored by Commonwealth Counseling. This “all ages” train will be providing free rides on Saturday from 9am-5pm and on Sunday from 10am-6pm to make it easier and fun to get around at October Court Days.
Information is available on the Facebook page “October Court Days in Mt. Sterling, KY” or call 859-498-8732.