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“It’s Fall Y’all” sets schedule

A schedule for this year’s “It’s Fall Y’all” festival was released after the committee met on Monday evening to discuss finer details on the annual autumn event.

Sponsorships are needed for the entire event and individual events which include: Cooking, Canning, and Candies Contest, Hay Bale Toss, costume contest, and Pumpkin Bowling. The Hay Bale Toss and costume contest are both new events this year.

Punkin’ Chunkin’ is being sponsored by Ducky’s Excavating, Plank Board Races by CS Hamilton Enterprises, LLC, and Bed Races by Foothills Exploration of Appalachian Tourism.

Sponsorships are available at three different levels: Gold level for $100, Silver level for $50, and Bronze level for $25. Forms can be mailed to the chamber at P.O. Box 1570, Olive Hill, Ky. 41164.

11 a.m.Cooking, Canning, & Candies Contest (all entries must be received by 11 AM)
11:30 a.m.Plank Board Races (four-person team)   
Entry fee $10 per team… Grand Prize: $50
1st & 2nd place medals will be awarded
12 p.m.Hay Bale Toss (Male and female divisions) 
$5 per toss and $25 Grand Prize per division. Medals will also be awarded.
12:30 p.m.Punkin’ Chunkin’ for Kid (sixth grade and below)
Male and Female Divisions: $5 per toss
Punkin’ Chunkin’ for Adults (seventh grade and above)  
Male & Female Divisions: $5 per toss and $25 Grand Prize to winners.
1:15 p.m.Cosmic Center performance
1:40 p.m.Empower Athletics performance
2 p.m.Bed Races (five-person team)  
Entry Fee $15 per team… Grand Prize $100
First and second place medals will be awarded
3 p.m.Costume Parade & Costume Winners Awards Presentation
Cooking, Canning, & Candies Awards Presentation
EveningTrail Town Stage at Olive Hill Center for Arts and Education

All events are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26.

All-day events include a costume contest… (entries will report to judge’s station at any time between 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to be judged); Pumpkin Bowling and games for kids; Cooking, Canning, and Candies Contest.

Music is still being discussed and various artists have been contacted to perform throughout the day.

There will be no Zombie races as there is not enough time or volunteers to have a successful one, according to Chamber President Lisa Conley. It was tabled until next year and was discussed to maybe involve a high school group to help host it.

Vendors are still being accepted and approximately half of the available spaces are already gone.  Food vendors are no longer being accepted due to the number who have already responded.

The committee will meet again on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Regional Kentucky Works Office at 333 Warrior Drive in Olive Hill.  The meeting is open to the public.

Contact the Olive Hill Area Chamber of Commerce for more information via Facebook, by calling (606) 315-5787, or by email at

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