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Barbourville Tourism Director Denise Wainscott announced that the Tourism Commission is in high gear for Barbourville’s Fall events at the September meeting. A packed agenda lies ahead for the months of September and October.

The High Street Music Fest continues with Open Mic Night on Tourism’s Backyard Stage next door to Commercial Bank on Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m. This event is open to anyone who is brave enough to step up and sing some tunes. Wainscott encourages all young musicians and local rising artists to share their talent in Barbourville. She said, “this is an opportunity for them to learn and practice their stage presence.” Charles Frazier added, “you don’t have to travel very far either!”

The worldwide box-office record breaker, Avengers: End Game, will be shown on the outdoor big screen in Tourism’s backyard on Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating and visit a local restaurant for a “movie to-go” meal to bring to the backyard too. 

The last chance to enjoy Knox Street Thunder before 2019 comes to a close will be on Saturday, October 5 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Don’t miss out on a chance to see classics, muscle cars, and hot rods before Summertime ends.

The highly anticipated 72nd Daniel Boone Festival is set for October 6 through October 12. 

The Centennial Inauguration in Honor of Governor James D. Black will be hosted by Tourism and located at the Tourism Visitor Center building on 117 High Street on Wednesday, October 23. Tourism encourages the community to visit this reception for a chance to go back in history: hear stories, see artifacts, and learn more about Barbourville. The time is tentatively set for 4 p.m. 

RESCHEDULED: The Annual Cumberland River Challenge race hosted by Union College, U-Canoe and Barbourville Tourism has been rescheduled to April 2020 with opportunity for Tourism to add a vendor show and outdoor activities next year. Wainscott hopes this will get more people involved and bring more people to town for local, fun-intended activities.

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