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A Kentucky Getaway

In late March, my youngest and I headed down to visit my wife’s family in Kentucky, get away from our usual routine in Ohio and visit some places I’ve been meaning to see for a few years now, particularly Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville and the city of Danville, Kentucky… …this is that story. Claudia Sanders Dinner House – …

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14.) Glier’s Goettafest Review – Newport, Kentucky – July 27, 2019

It was a beautiful day along the Ohio River… …perfect for Glier’s Goettafest. For those not from the Cincinnati area, goetta (gheh-tah) is a German breakfast sausage… …made of pork, beef, oats, onions and spices. The festival was helpful in introducing visitors to goetta through information panels… ..and a history booth… …so that everyone could better understand and appreciate it… …

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31.) Spoonbread Festival Review – Berea, Kentucky – September 15, 2017

If there’s ever a way to try a dish for the first time… …you should do it through a festival. But, interestingly enough, the Spoonbread Festival isn’t so much a food festival… …as it is a vendor and community festival… …with over 200 booths hosted by artists, businesses and community organizations. Vendors sold a range of products that included Amish …

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30.) Kentucky Bourbon Festival Review – Bardstown, Kentucky – September 15, 2017

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The Kentucky Bourbon Festival officially goes on for 7 days with events that range from tastings to gala events. This post, as with other festival reviews, will focus on the food, non-food vendors and entertainment. But if you want to read about two events that I attended, you can check out https://ohiofestivals.net/events-kentucky-bourbon-festival/ ******************** If you’ve ever made your …

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17.) “Little Green Men” Days Festival Review – Kelly, Kentucky – August 21, 2017

On August 21, 1955, five adults and seven children drove to the police station in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to report an unbelievable incident. They claimed that a spaceship with small alien creatures had come to their farmhouse in nearby Kelly, only to peer through windows and pop up in doorways. Later known as Hopkinsville Goblins, these extraterrestrial  peeping Toms weren’t particularly …