Greenup Old Fashion Days set for Oct. 3

Greenup Old Fashion Days set for Oct. 3

Portia Williams

The Portsmouth Daily Times, Ohio

GREENUP, Ky. -- The 48th annual Greenup Old Fashion Days event will kick off Thursday, Oct. 3, with a host activities planned through Sunday, Oct. 5.

Bobby Allen, the Executive Director of Greenup County Tourism, said Old Fashion Days is one of the county's longest running events.

"The event is a way to shine light on Greenup. It is Greenup's second longest running event next to the Greenup County Fair," Allen said.

Allen said Old Fashion Days is a combination of new and old traditions and compels former residents of Greenup County to return home.

"Many people travel back here for Old Fashion Days, even if they live many miles away just to show their support for the community. People get to see people they haven't seen for a long time," Allen said.

According to Allen, the headliner for Greenup Old Fashion Days is the talent show.

"Great contestants come from all over the state. The talent show has a tendency to run really long, but the performances are always great," Allen said.

Allen said the Old Fashion Days event provides a boost to the local economy.

"This event makes a great impact economically for the area because the revenue that it brings in during the course of the week. We will have at least 100 vendors, and just the large number of people that will come to visit downtown Greenup," Allen said.

Old Fashion Days Schedule of Events:

Thursday, Oct. 3

7:30 a.m. to 10 -- Greenup Lions Club Pancake Breakfast -- on Main Street in front of the Lion's Club hamburger wagon

9 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

MC -- Bobby Allen, Greenup Tourism Director

Welcome -- Mayor Lundie Meadows

Prayer -- Rev. Pat Hoeksen

Presentation of Colors -- Greenup ROTC

National Anthem -- Leighhann Heineman

Introduction of Grand Marshall -- Jim Music

Window Decorating Contest -- Greenup Woman's Club

"My Old Kentucky Home" -- Leighann Heineman

Memorial -- Bobby Carpenter

Jim Palmer, Thurman Archey, Ethel McBrayer, Wade Womack, Naomi Davis, Larry Jordan

"Amazing Grace" -- Leighann Heineman

9 a.m. -- Craft, food and business booths open

9:30 a.m. -- Wurtland Middle School

10 a.m. -- 7 p.m. -- Helping Hands Thrift Store Porcelain Doll sale

10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. -- Greenup County Health Dept. to offer flu vaccinations

10 a.m. -- Greenup County High School Chorus and Show Choir

11 am. -- Russell High School Chorus

11:30 a.m. Russell High School Orchestra

noon -- Parade of Wurtland Elementary School Students

1:45 p.m. -- The National Champion Greenup County High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleaders

2 p.m. -- Old Fashion Spelling Bee

2:30 p.m. Raceland Worthington 7th and 8th Grade Choir

5:30 p.m. -- Old Fashion Days Shoot Out

5:30 p.m. -- Registration for 5kRun

6:30 p.m. -- Old Fashion Days 5k Run

Gospel on Main Street

6 p.m. -- Greenup First Baptist Puppet Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Andy Hutchinson

7 p.m. -- Meade Memorial Methodist Church Choir

8 p.m.- The Lord's Way

9 p.m. -- Darrell Luster

Friday, Oct. 4

9 am. -- Crafts, food and business booths open

10 a.m. -- Corn Shukin' Contest in front of stage

10 a.m. -- Easterm Star Bean Dinner in the Masonic Lodge on Washington Street

10 a.m. -- 2 p.m. -- Our Lady of Bellefonte to conduct free health screenings

10 a.m. -- 4p.m. -- Greenup County Health Department to provide flu vaccinations, county courthouse

10 am. -- 7 p.m. -- Helping Hands Thrift Store Porcelain Doll sale

11 a.m. -- Story Hour in Children's Area of Greenup County Library

11:30 a.m. -- Registration for Pizza Eating Contest inside of courthouse

11:30 -- 12:30 -- Baby Pageant Registration inside of courthouse

noon -- Pizza Eating Contest on Main Street in front of the stage

1 p.m. -- Old Fashion Day s Baby Pageant on the stage

1:30 p.m. Story Hour in the Children's Area of Greenup County Library

3 p.m. -- Children's Tricycle Race

3:30 p.m. -- Kiddie Pumpkin Tossin' Contest

6 p.m. -- Opening Ceremonies for the Tractor Show

6:30 p.m. -- Old Fashion Day Shoot Out

Music On Main Street

6 p.m. Heritage Dance Team

7:30 p.m. -- Velvet Blue

9 p.m. -Bronson Bush

Saturday, Oct. 5

9 a.m. -- Craft, food and business booths open

9 a.m. -- 9:45 a.m. Costume Contest Registration in courthouse hallway

9 a.m. -- 6 p.m. -- Greenup Genealogy & Historical Society at Greenup County Public Library

9 a.m. -- noon -- Old Fashion Days Art Show

9 a.m. -- 3:p.m. -- Old Fashion Days Health Fair at Greenup First United Methodist Church

10 a.m. -- noon -- Antique Car Show Registration

10 am. Mutt Strut

10 a.m. Old Fashion Days Costume Contest

10 a.m. -- Entries for the Apple Pie Baking Contest

10 a.m. -- 7 p.m. -- Helping Hands Thrift Store Porcelain Doll sale

11 a.m. -- "Star Wars" Read for all ages in the new library

11 a.m. -- 1 p.m. -- Registration for the 10th Annual American Classic Motorcycle Show

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Greenup United Methodist Church serving soup, other foods

noon -- Kiddie Tractor Pull

noon -- Old Fashion Days Shoot Out

1 p.m. -- "Princess Day" all ages in new Greenup Public Library

1 p.m. -- Tammy Jo's Dance Team and are dance teams

2:30 p.m. -- Old Fashion Days Shoot Out

3 p.m. -- Grand Parade begins to assemble on East Main Street

3:15 p.m. -- Veterans are invited to assemble in front of stage as honorary Grand Marshals

4 p.m. The Grand Parade

6 p.m. -- Mad Dog Mean

6:30 p.m. -- Talent Show

Portia Williams may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286 or For breaking news, follow Portia on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

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