Enjoy Summer Activities


Picnic in the Park at Old Fort Harrod

Picnic in the Park is a free live music event held every Friday at noon throughout the summer. Featuring local and regional talent, families are encouraged to pack a picnic and join in the fun under the Osage Orange tree. 

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Bark in the Park at Old Fort Harrod ​

Bring the family and your pets for a fun filled day of vendors, animal costume contests and music. This event is a fundraiser for Critters without Litters in Mercer County. It’s free to join the fun under the Osage Orange tree.

MYPATH Yoga Festival

Immerse yourself in yoga, meditation, camping, music,
nature, good food and fellowship at Terrapin Hill Farm. Spend the weekend with people who share your interests, passions, ideals and leave new friends. 

Anderson Dean Fireworks
Fireworks at Anderson Dean

Mercer’s fireworks display is a free community event to celebrate Independence Day. Families gather to watch fireworks, eat from food vendors and enjoy the park. Fireworks start at dark. 

Lites over Herrington Lake Fireworks

A fireworks event held over Lake Herrington is fun for all. Also, a lighted boat parade across the water  adds to the Fourth of July celebration. The show starts at dark. Free to attend.

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Settlement and Raid at Old Fort Harrod

Come and experience a full scale 1770’s re-enactment with settlers, Natives, traders, demonstrators, music, Native attacks on the fort and much more all weekend!  Living history at its best. 

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James Harrod Battle for Kentucky

Enjoy great outdoor theater in the historic amphitheater at Old Fort Harrod State Park. “James Harrod: The Battle for Kentucky” gives visitors a very entertaining and historically correct story of Harrodsburg’s founding days.  

Family Reunion
Family Reunion Music Festival

The Family Reunion Music Festival is an annual summer gathering to celebrate family with music, camping, food and sunrises on the knob at Terrapin Hills Farm. It is open to the public to attend and is  a preview for the Harvest Music Festival. 

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Mercer County Fair and Horse Show
The Mercer County Fair and Horse Show is the longest running fair and horse show in the United States.  The fair is always the last full week of July. The fair also has truck pulls, derbys, midway, livestock shows and pageants fill the week.
Stilt Walker at Pioneer Days
Pioneer Days Festival

Pioneer Days is an annual free festival on the shaded grounds of Old Fort Harrod State Park. Live entertainment runs the weekend on the main stage with kids games and activities under the Osage Orange tree. 

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Big Jack Pearson Car Show

The “Big Jack” Pearson Memorial Car Show is
presented by the Central Kentucky Hotrodders during Pioneer Days. All vehicles are welcome, multiple vehicle categories. Drawings for giveaways and so much more.

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127 Yard Sale Across Kentucky

The 127 Yard Sale is the longest yard sale in the world. It’s 690 miles long and travels through six states; Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. Stop and shop and enjoy our hospitality.

Shakertown Craft Fair
Artisan Craft Fair at Shaker Village

One of Kentucky’s premier craft events, the Shaker Village Craft Fair attracts the elite among regional artisans as well as up-and-coming new artists.  Join us for live music, vendors and more. 

Ragged Edge
Ragged Edge Theatre Production

Located on historic Main Street, Ragged Edge Community Theater offers the latest in theatre production in a traditional setting. New plays every season along with children’s productions. 

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McAfee Jamboree Music and Auction

McAfee Jamboree Music and Auction hosts live music every Saturday night at 7 p.m. and auctions on Thursdays at 7 p.m.  Join us for a lively night of fun and music suitable for the whole family.