Sunday, July 15, 2018

Oldham County Day!

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 photo police_zpsmbdamkck.jpgOldham County Day is always celebrated the 3rd Saturday in July in Downtown LaGrange.  The 2018 date is July 21st.
  • Watch the parade in Downtown LaGrange near the Courthouse Square on Saturday morning.  The parade route usually begins near LaGrange Elementary School on West Jefferson Street, takes a right on Walnut Street and then a right down Main Street to end at Main & 5th Avenue near the elementary school again.  The parade usually starts around 9:30am.  Make sure you arrive early to find a great spot to watch the parade!  Anticipate seeing the Grand Marshall, local school marching bands, tractors, horses, fire trucks, church, local business and other group floats that match the parade's theme for the year.  Kids are also invited to decorate their bikes and ride in the parade!
 photo living statues_zpskqzjxx2f.jpgCheck out the over 120 booths on the courthouse square.  Many of the booths feature local businesses and organizations in the Oldham County area.  Meet local politicians, learn more about locally owned businesses, churches, maybe get a freebie or enter a raffle!  Food and drinks are also on the courthouse square.  In the past, a lot of the booths had kid-friendly giveaways (like Dairy Queen ice cream coupons), bounce houses and balloon artists and visitors saw living statues. The Great Train Robbery is at 1pm at the Railroad Museum and more.  It's definitely worth checking out the courthouse square and surrounding attractions after the parade!
There is a lot of entertainment planned before and after the parade.  Listen to music while you're at the festival.  There is a great lineup of various artists.  Head to LaGrange Christian Church for "Pie in the Eye" and children's activities.

Kick off the celebration on Friday night a the City of Lagrange Street Dance.  Food trucks and music 6-10pm at the North 2nd Street Gazebo.

Enjoy a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning at the LaGrange Community Center on Jefferson Street 7-10:30am.  There is a cost for the breakfast.

Arrive early for parking! You can also sometimes find parking along the side streets surrounding the square and some local residents open their property (sometimes for a fee).

 photo train robbery_zps26oubdh5.jpgAnd of course, always check out the other businesses in LaGrange!  A lot of the businesses and restaurants have special hours and activities during Oldham County Day!
Make sure you check the official Oldham County Day website and Facebook page for updates on this special event.  We wanted to allow our readers to have a general idea of what to expect during Oldham County Day, but realize that activities, event times and entertainment acts are subject to change each year. 

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