Fairfield Homecoming celebrates town’s 200th anniversary Saturday, June 23

Community News

Monday, June 18, 2018 — The annual Fairfield Homecoming this Saturday celebrates the 200 years since Fairfield was founded. Formerly known as “Turkey Town,” Fairfield was established in January 1818 by an act of the Kentucky legislature.

Come visit with us and celebrate our 200th birthday year—sit a spell and talk to a friend or an old acquaintance; search the yard sales; have a great meal; remember days gone by with the pictures and artifacts; or just relax and enjoy the entertainment.

Yard sales and displays will keep you busy for hours. There will be FREE face painting by Tina Long. The Whiskey City Cruisers are bringing their cars to Burgin’s at 105 East Main Street and to the City Park & Ride lot. The Kentucky Home Cloggers will dance in a cooler, more shaded spot on the front porch of Mayor Angie Ford’s home at 408 West Main Street.

Entertainment includes Brian Alvey, a musician and singer from St. Francis, who returns to the homecoming, and new this year, Mark Hicks of Bardstown. Mark is a former afternoon program host for WBRT radio.

Additionally, Mary Popham a native of Nelson County, will be reading from her latest novel, “The Wife Takes a Farmer.”

Fairfield keepsakes will be available to purchase, which helps support the Homecoming.

Coverlets which depict Fairfield churches and extinct businesses; homecoming T-shirts; bank vault bricks, bricks from the vault of the former Peoples Bank, later the Bank of Fairfield; and a H. McKenna Distillery print.

We continually seek pictures of the Fairfield community — pictures of people, buildings, farm activities, or landscapes. If you have something that you wish to share, please contact Mary Ellen Marquess at 502-348-3475 (daytime), 502-252-5171 (evenings), or mrogan1@bellsouth.net.


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