Rosine ready for 40th Fall Festival | Events
As the Blue Moon shined over Kentucky last Friday night, Rosine was preparing for their upcoming Fall Festival scheduled for this weekend. Rosine, the hometown of Bill Monroe, known around the world as the Father of Bluegrass Music, began their traditional festival as a Centennial Celebration 40 years ago and has now become the longest consecutive running festival in Ohio County.
Some area residents may remember the early days when the events were held by the railroad tracks in the small town. Over the years it has changed a little and is now held in the Rosine Community Park just a block away.
The festival occurs on September 7 and 8 and is full of events.
One of the main attractions this year is the Carnival Rides are back. The carnival rides will kick the event off Friday at 4 p.m. with Bluegrass and Gospel music performed by Balaam’s Mule and Jerusalem Ridge and Friends at 7 p.m. Saturday, will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast. Children games and adult Cornhole and Washer Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to winners. Carnival rides will start up at noon. At 6 p.m., the tradition cakewalk will begin followed by the finale performance of Chad Patterson’s Band with bluegrass and square dance music.
“Ohio County if full of festivals in the upcoming months. Rosine’s festival is one of those top-notch events. I encourage people to bring your children and grandchildren out to one of these occasions and experience the small town atmosphere. There will be plenty music, games, rides and food for everyone to enjoy” said Renetta Romero, Ohio County Tourism Commission.
For more information about the Rosine events call 270-274-4479 or 270-298-0036 or www.visitohiocountyky.org.