Greenup Old Fashion Days – Greenup, Kentucky

Greenup Old Fashion Days is a community family festival that offers live entertainment, a children’s inflatable area and train rides, various vendors, great food selections and more.

2024 DATE: October 3-5, 2024
Location: Downtown Greenup
Website: https://www.greenupoldfashiondays.com/

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This post documents my experience on October 7, 2023.

Up along the Ohio River, I came to the town of Greenup, Kentucky…

…where Old Fashion Days was going on.


Steve and Lisa Ball were setting the mood with Civil War songs (Steve Ball)…

…as children nearby were either hopping on the inflatables…

…trying their hand at a game or two…

…or getting on board the train.

In fact, there were a few vehicles making their rounds about the closed street, offering a smile and a wave…

…and sometime a sucker or two if you were lucky to run into him.

That day, the opposite end of the festival had a large car show…

…with all sorts of memorable vehicles…

…and there were other distractions along Main Street, including a bookmobile…

…some archery…

…and a second stage by the library, which had live music and various competitions.

Vendors could be found down one of the side streets and along Main Street…

…selling clothing, gifts, toys…

…all sorts of snowmen and seasonal decor…

…the cutest pin cushions in the tri-state area…

…handmade wooden boards…

…and some rather flavor-bursting European candy.

It was just about lunch time as I approached the food vendors…

…and there was quite a selection with ribs, ribeye steak sandwiches…

…pulled pork, hamburgers, wings…

…and even chicken and shrimp street shawarmas.

But the sign outside the United Methodist Church pulled me inside…

…because I can’t resist a pimento cheese sandwich when in Kentucky (and this was the last one).

Not only was there a little ground up pickle in the sandwich, which I actually enjoyed, but, when trying to pay for the sandwich, I learned it was donation only.

I ran into this again when searching for some dessert at this church booth…

…and wanting to try this peanut butter dessert called potato candy.

It was also by donation.

I was warmed by these two encounters and noticed even more community representation…

Greenup County Clerks Office

…made up of county clerks offices…

…Masonic Lodges, veterans…

…local and state police…

…not to mention even more churches with free literature, prayers…

…and free iced coffee to get me to my next festival.

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