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2018 Trigg County Ham Festival

Visitors at the 2018 Trigg County Ham Festival in Cadiz, Kentucky are sure to be treated to a “ham-tastic” good time from start to finish.

Acting as the official “kick-off” to the Ham Festival is the annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival Ham Breakfast on October 11 at 7:00 a.m. at the Lexie Bush Convention Center.

An exciting new addition to the Trigg County Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show on October 11 is a children’s sewing and quilt display for participants 15 and under. Quilt festivities are presented by the Trigg County Quilters Guild at the Janice Mason Art Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the UK Extension Office, Ham Festival Committee and the City of Cadiz, the quilts are judged in a variety of categories and are open to any quilter.

On Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13, the Ham Festival kicks into high gear with more than 200 food and fun vendors in the streets of Cadiz and a carnival that lasts throughout the weekend.

During the festival, kids can be looking for fun piggy events like the All-American Racing Pigs and petting zoo and pony rides.

When the sun goes down on Friday and Saturday’s fun, families can enjoy live music sponsored by the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourism Commission on the WKDZ Renaissance Stage. Country legend Shenandoah will headline the stage on Saturday evening, just ahead of the festival’s official conclusion, the fireworks show that begins at 8:30 p.m.

For a complete list of Ham Festival events, please visit www.hamfestival.com.


Beaver Dam Outlook
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

The view from the top of this beaver dam shows a Kentucky Lake inlet in late spring. An inlet like this one is habitat to a variety of exciting wildlife and plants just waiting to be explored!