South Shore Heritage Quilt  Festival This Weekend

South Shore Heritage Quilt Festival This Weekend

Morgan Hall

The Ashland Beacon


   If you're down in Greenup County next week, be sure to check out the Heritage Quilt Festival that will be happening from Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 at the South Shore Rotary Park, located at 69 Narco Drive in South Shore. They will be having live music, tractor displays, hayrides, barrel train rides, food and craft vendors, kids inflatables, a talent show and a quilt show.

   The festival begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 23. There will be crafts, food, kids games, andmusic available. Bring a lawn chair and make a day of it.

     The quilt viewing will begin at 11 a.m. at the city building on site. Come see all the beautiful craft work by local artist.

      If those kiddos are ready to bounce. The inflatables open at 2 p.m. They will sleep good tonight, rest assured. Let them bounce off all that energy!

      The music begins at 5:30 p.m. with the MC Bobby Blanton. At 6 p.m. Darrell Armstrong will be on stage. Following Armstrong will be an auction at 7:30 p.m. After the auction wraps up, it's time to show your talent at the talent show starting at 8 p.m. Closing out the evening will be headliner Bobby Blanton and Matt Justice.

   Day two has even more fun in-store, as the festival opens at 10 a.m. with the National Anthem by Bobby Blanton. Crafts, food, games and music will be provided. Come 11 a.m., quilts will be available and on display for viewing at the city building. At 1:30 p.m. the live music begins with Rock Bottom Band. Following Rock Bottom Band will be Creek Don't Rise at 4 p.m. Later that evening, River Jam will be starting at 7 p.m. with the Festival closing at 10 p.m. for the day.

   The final day, the festival opens at 10 a.m. with your favorite foods, crafts and games. Quilts will be on display. Around 1 p.m. the Car Show will be in full swing; it will be located at the Post Office parking lot. The live music begins at 1 p.m. with Crossover. Broken Together will follow at 3:30 p.m. Between the hours of 3:30 and 5 p.m. the quilt show ends and quilts can be picked up. The festival then comes to a close until next year!

   The Beacon spoke with Staci Warnock from the South Shore Quilt Festival, and she shared what the festival means to her. "I do not personally quilt myself, but I would love to learn. The time and effort into making something that beautiful amazes me. Our festival has a quilt display of some beautifully made quilts by some very talented local ladies in the community. We consist of a committee of five people and we have several people working behind the scenes to help us make it the best festival possible. Our festival, in my opinion, is a homecoming for some. We have people that come from out of town to gather with friends and family for the weekend, to catch up hang out and just listen to some great music and eat great food. For me personally, just knowing that everyone is gathering and having a great time- it’s something that we do for our Community, that's the reason I enjoy it. I expect a decent turnout this year, just as we have had in the past and hopefully each year we grow a little more,” commented Warnock.

   There will be three jam packed days of activity and its fun for the whole family. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy all the South Shore Heritage Quilt Festival has to offer. Come on down to South Shore and partake in all the Festival activities. I guarantee you will find fun around every corner.

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