Vacation season on Lake Cumberland officially starts this weekend and there is always plenty to do. If you like boating, camping, fishing, hiking, or just strolling through beautiful parks learning about the area’s history, Wayne County is the place to be. Rent a boat from one of our two world class marinas, charter a private fishing trip with one of our great local guides, enjoy an afternoon in the 86 acre Monticello/Wayne County Memorial Park, visit the downtown Farmer’s Market and Wayne County Museum, or check out all the history and natural beauty at Mill Springs Park. Whatever you decide, you and your family are sure to have a great time.
Don’t forget the 18th Annual Monticello Woman’s Club Cornbread Festival at Mill Springs Park this Saturday. Arts and Crafts vendors will be on site for the event. The meal gets started at 11:00 a.m. and finishes at 1:00 p.m but the fun lasts all day. After eating and browsing the Gift Shop, take a trip back in time and watch the Mill in operation like it was many years ago. Tours of the Mill will be available and you can even purchase cornmeal that was ground in the Mill.
For more information on Mill Springs Park visit www.lrn.usace.army.mil/history/mill_springs_park.htm
Have a great weekend in Wayne County, “The Heart of Lake Cumberland.”
Wayne County’s event season got off to a great start last weekend. The 5th Annual Heart of Lake Cumberland Springfest was held Friday and Saturday. Despite some rain at times, thousands turned out for great entertainment on both nights. There was entertainment for people of all ages with live music, food vendors, a classic car show, 5K run and a motorcycle ride. KidZone and Trackless Train rides were also available for both kids and the young at heart. If you missed it, make plans to be a part of the fun next year for what is one of the biggest events in the Lake Cumberland area. Also, be sure to check the calendar section of this site for all the other exciting events that will take place in Wayne County this summer.
Don’t forget the Wayne County Farmers’ Market. It is now open on Saturdays in downtown Monticello from 8:00 a.m until approximately 12:oo p.m. Be sure to get there early for the best deals and selections. The market is located in the Judicial Center parking lot just off Columbia Avenue. Be sure to visit every Saturday morning for the best in locally grown produce and more. Just follow the signs on Hwy 90 and on Main Street in Monticello to reach the market.
On May 13th and 14th, Monticello/Wayne County Memorial Park will once again be the place to be in the Lake Cumberland area. SpringFest 2011 gets started on Friday, May 13th and will conclude Saturday, May 14th with the headline act Molly Hatchett. Molly Hatchett is a southern rock band founded in 1975 in Jacksonville, Florida and is best known for their song “Flirtin’ with Disaster.”
Monticello/Wayne County Memorial Park will have live music all weekend featuring many local and regional acts. Entry to the event is free so come out and be a part of the excitement as the Chamber of Commerce puts on one of the biggest events of the year in the Lake Cumberland area! Lots of vendors will be on site to provide everything you could want to eat and drink while listening to great music both nights.
There will be plenty of entertainment for every age all weekend long. If you love motorcycles, be sure to ride in the Jeremy Hicks Motorcycle Ride to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. SpringFest will also be holding a 5K Run/Walk and a 1 mile fun run. For antique car lovers, the event will host a Classic Car Show and don’t forget the Kidzone and Trackless Train Rides where children of all ages can have a great time!
Check back often for more details or visit www.heartoflakecumberlandspringfest.com
Wayne County is the home of two of the best marinas on Lake Cumberland. Beaver Creek Resort and Conley Bottom Resort both offer houseboat, ski boat, fishing boat, pontoon, and jet ski rentals for your time on the water. They have everything you need to make your weekend or week on the water a great time for the whole family. If you’re looking for a place to stay at night after your day on the water, check out the accomodations link above to find out about all the great places to stay here in Wayne County. We offer hotels, cabins, camping and more!
If you have any questions about any of our attractions, please give them a call or send them an email. They will be happy to help you with any questions you may have. Also, be sure to check out the attractions link above to learn about all the great things to do when you’re not on the water. We look forward to seeing you here in Wayne County, “The Heart of Lake Cumberland.”
It’s official. Guinness World Records certified 1651 boats tied together on Lake Cumberland Saturday. That number was almost 200 more boats than the previous world record!
Boaters from 20 states and Washington D.C. gathered on Lake Cumberland just around the bend from Conley Bottom Resort to set the new world record. Boaters from as far away as Arizona and Hawaii came to enjoy the day! Participants enjoyed a live band, great friends and a beautiful day on the water.
It was a great day for everyone involved. Thanks to everyone that worked so hard to make the event happen and a special thanks goes out to everyone that registered and took part in the great event. You were a part of making history right here in Wayne County. We can’t wait to do it again next year!
Check back soon for pictures from the event.
The Wayne County Fair and Horse Show continues this week. All the excitement lasts until July 3rd at the Monticello/Wayne County Memorial Park just one mile outside historic downtown Monticello.
Come be a part of the excitement at the annual Wayne County Fair & Horse Show. Enjoy a funnel cake, pretzel, cotton candy or one of the hundreds of other great foods while you catch all the excitement. Walk through the carnival, play a game to win a prize for your friend or loved one, or ride one of the many exciting rides. Don’t forget the main event though. There is something different every night. Watch the truck pulls, the demo derby, ATV and motocross races, the horse shows and more. The Wayne County Fair also hosts one of the largest fireworks shows in the region. Don’t miss a moment at the Wayne County Fair and Horse Show!
For more details click on the events section of this site or visit www.waynecountykyfair.com
Don’t forget the Wayne County Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning. The market is located in the Judicial Center parking lot in downtown Monticello and is open every Saturday throughout the summer.
The Wayne County Farmer’s Market officially opens this Saturday. The market opens at 8:00 a.m. in the Judicial Center parking lot in historic downtown Monticello. Walk through the market and visit with the farmers that grow the produce right here in Wayne County then take home some of the best vegetables you can find anywhere. The market is a great place to shop and visit. The market is open every Saturday morning throughout the summer.
After you visit the market, don’t forget to stop by the Wayne County Museum just a few steps away. The museum has been recognized as one of the best in Kentucky and houses a full size stagecoach along with many other items that are sure to get your attention. You can browse the museum at your own pace or someone will be glad to give you a guided tour. Admission to the museum is free! For more information call (606) 340-2300.
Conley Bottom Resort will be hosting a PWC Poker Run this Saturday. Come enjoy an early morning PWC ride with your family and friends. PWC’s and small jet boats under 16 feet may participate. This is a great family event. Riders range from a few years old to those in their golden years. Great prizes, great food, and great early morning water to take a ride. For more information visit www.conleybottom.com
Don’t miss the In-Water Boat Show at Conley Bottom Resort this weekend. Check out the latest and greatest in the boating industry on the water. Take a boat for a test drive and be a captain for a day before you buy! It’s this Friday through Sunday.
Conley Bottom will also be a part of the Lake Cumberland Thunder Run on Saturday.
Watch the fast boats go by at Conley Bottom Resort during the day, then listen to the sounds of the Rapid Transit Band on the dock that night.
In 1976, four high school friends in Monticello, KY formed Rapid Transit. With the lineup of Keeland Gregory (guitar/vocals), Danny Davis (drums), Jeff York (guitar), and Joe Hicks (bass/vocals), Rapid Transit gained a strong regional following through their live shows. On June 12, they will once again be playing live. This time it’s live on Lake Cumberland! They will be playing classic rock, entertaining us under the stars. Don’t miss it!
Check out www.conleybottom.com for more information
Beaver Creek Marina will be hosting their Customer Appreciation Days this week. Be sure to visit the Marina and enjoy a great meal on the water at the Boater’s Cafe for some of the best food on Lake Cumberland.
Visit www.beavercreekmarina.com to find out more about Beaver Creek Resort.
Also, don’t forget the Lake Cumberland Classic Softball Tournament at the Monticello/Wayne County Memorial Park this weekend. The event is Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy great softball action all weekend long. The Classic is one of Kentucky’s oldest and most prestigious softball tournaments. Call (606) 348-9551 for more information.
The best in Offshore Super Series Powerboat Racing returns to Lake Cumberland this weekend!
It’s on again! Lake Cumberland welcomes the biggest and baddest in speed boat racing as the OSS racing series makes its much anticipated return to south central Kentucky. The fun lasts all weekend long with spectacular parties, great local entertainment, autograph sessions with the drivers, and the best in offshore racing with up to 25 boats roaring by at speeds up to 200 miles per hour.
Come be a part of the action. Visit Race Village where you can see these amazing boats up close, meet all the drivers and race teams, and purchase an official 2010 Lake Cumberland Grand Prix t-shirt along with other merchandise.
Visit www.lakecumberlandgrandprix.com for complete schedule with times, vendor list, classes of boats, and other race information. For additional information you can also call 1 (800) 642-6287.
Shannon Hutchinson of Wayne County Tourism/Community Development was recently on Wave 3 Listens Live with Cindi Sullivan, in Louisville, KY to discuss the Lake Cumberland Grand Prix, along with other events. Check it out on YouTube by clicking the link below.