Downtown Car Shows And More This Weekend

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Robert Moore

Herald Staff
The Sixth Annual Ol’ Iron Rundown 1972 and Older Traditional Hot Rod, Custom Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show happens Saturday, June 5, on Chiles Street from noon to 6 p.m. The show is followed by the monthly Cruz on Chiles car show sponsored by Auto Kustoms.
“This year’s show is different than the 2019 show,” said Jonas Taulbee, co-owner of Auto Kustoms. Taulbee said this year’s rundown will be scaled back.
“But don’t worry it will be back in full affect in 2022,” Taulbee said.
In addition to the cars, vendors and music, the Mercer County Public Library will have a booth, Pictures With Your Pet, at First Financial Bank (104 South Chiles Street).
The library will hold Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration, featuring food, prizes and petting zoo on Friday, June 4, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The state’s mask mandate and capacity restrictions enacted to fight COVID-19 will end Friday, June 11, and people are ready to celebrate.
While some events have been canceled, including the outdoor drama at Old Fort Harrod State Park and the Lights Over Herrington fireworks show on Independence Day, events that had been in question like the Settlement and Raid at Old Fort Harrod, Pioneer Days and Oktoberfest are definitel going to happen.
David Coleman, manager at Old Fort Harrod, announced the 12th annual Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid happens Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The raids are scheduled for 2 p.m. on both days.
Starting on Friday, June 4, at noon, the Picnic in the Park live entertainment series will also return with classic rock from B Squared. The series continues with events scheduled for every Friday until August at Old Fort Harrod.
The lifting of the pandemic restrictions came too late for two events usually held at the fort: the jazz festival and the Founder’s Day Celebration.
The Fort Harrod Jazz Fest will be held at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Sept. 18 and 19 with a special downtown event on Sept. 17.
The Founder’s Day Celebration, which commemorates the founding of Harrodsburg, the oldest permanent settlement in Kentucky, has moved. It will be held on Wednesday, June 16, at Diamond Point Welcome Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coleman said other events, such as the Haunted Frontier in October and the Holiday Open House in November, will happen as scheduled this year.
The Mercer Chamber of Commerce will hold Pioneer Days Aug. 20 to 22. They will shut down Magnolia Street of the Big Jack Pearson Car Show on Aug. 22.
Oktoberfest, the biggest event in downtown Harrodsburg, will return to  Main Street Oct 1-3. Greg Souder of the Harrodsburg First Main Street Program said they are anticipating a big turnout because of pent up demand. Organizers plan to extend the festival all the way to Mooreland this year. Souder said they are planning on having a ferris wheel and carnival rides.
“We’ve got some big plans,” Souder said. “We feel like we’ll have a very successful event this year.”
In addition to the festivals, there are more places to enjoy live entertainment in Mercer County. In addition to the McAfee Jamboree and Music on the Lawn concert series at Shakertown, bands play nearly every weekend at Lemons Mill Brewery (166 Marimon Avenue). In addition, live entertainment can be found at Rock Haven Cigar Tap Pour House (419 East Office Street) and Harrodsburg’s newest venue, the Vault (235 South Main Street). And don’t forget the Friday Night on Main monthly concert series. The next show will feature  music by Stick Tight, food and crafts at Olde Towne Park on Friday, June 11, from. 6-10 p.m. The music starts 7 p.m.
With everything happening, the Weekender section will return to the Harrodsburg Herald starting next week. Send your event listing to [email protected]
(All events are free unless stated otherwise.)
Thursday, June 3
  • 400 Mile Yard Sale. Thursday, June 3, through Sunday, June 6. Most sales can be found along U.S. 68, but sales can be found anywhere. 400mile.com.
  • Live music by Mad Women at Lemons Mill Brewery (166 Marimon Avenue). Food by Pigging Out. 7 p.m. 859-325-6960 or Facebook: Lemons Mill Brewery.
Friday, June 4
  •  400 Mile Yard Sale. See Thursday listing.
  • Picnic In The Park. Live music by Be Squared. Noon. Old Fort Harrod State (100 South College Street). 859-734-3314 or email [email protected]
  • Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration at the Mercer County Public Library (109 West Lexington Street). Food, prizes and petting zoo. 4-7 p.m. 859-734-3680 or mcplib.info.
  • Seed-To-Table Evening Experience.Garden tour at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (3501 Lexington Road). Cost: $10, $5 for annual passholders. Does not include meal. 6-7:30 p.m. 859-734-5411 or shakervillageky.org.
  • Music on the Lawn featuring Chris Sullivan. 6:30 p.m. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (3501 Lexington Road). Same contact info as above.
Saturday, June 5
  • 400 Mile Yard Sale. See Thursday listing.
  • Harrodsburg District Dairy Show. District 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America. 9:30 a.m. Mercer County Fairgrounds (560 Linden Avenue). kyagr.com or [email protected]
  • Mercer Farmers Market. Saturday, June 5, 9:30 a.m. Stable at Mercer County Fairgrounds (560 Linden Avenue). Facebook: Mercer County Farmers Market.
  • 6th Annual Ol’ Iron Rundown. Hot rod, custom car, truck and motorcycle show. Saturday, June 5, noon to 6 p.m. 123 South Chiles Street. Facebook: Ol’ Iron Rundown.
  • Pictures With Your Pet by the Mercer County Public Library. 6-9 p.m. at First Financial Bank (104 South Chiles Street). 859-734-3680 or mcplib.info.
  • Seed-To-Table Evening Experience. Garden tour at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (3501 Lexington Road). Cost: $10, $5 for annual passholders. Does not include meal. 6-7:30 p.m. 859-734-5411 or shakervillageky.org.
  • Cruz On Chiles. Monthly car show. 6 p.m. Auto Kustoms (123 South Chiles Street). Facebook: Cruz On Chiles.
  • Music on the Lawn featuring Dean Phelps. 6:30 p.m. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (3501 Lexington Road). Same contact info as above.
  • McAfee Jamboree. Live music starts 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) 163 Dunn Lane. Facebook: McAfee Jamboree.
Sunday-Thursday
  • 400 Mile Yard Sale. Sunday, June 6. See Thursday listing for details.
  • Trivia night at Lemons Mill Brewery (166 Marimon Avenue). Food by the Combination. Sunday, June 6, 4 p.m. 859-325-6960 or Facebook: Lemons Mill Brewery.
  • Taco Cruzday at Auto Kustoms. Food by the Combination Food Truck. Tuesday, June 8, 5 p.m. 123 South Chiles Street.
  • Mercer Farmers Market. Wednesday, June 9, 2-5 p.m. Stable at Mercer County Fairgrounds (560 Linden Avenue). Facebook: Mercer County Farmers Market.
  • Live music by Kevin Crusoe at Lemons Mill Brewery (166 Marimon Avenue). Food by the Combination. Thursday, June 10. Music starts at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) 859-325-6960 or Facebook: Lemons Mill Brewery.

Anything we missed? Send corrections or listings to [email protected]

2 Comments

  1. Terry Young on June 7, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Does paper still do letters to the editor?

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