Webster County is about to add yet another festival to its ever growing list of events and festivities as GrowWebCo, the counties community and economic development entity rolls out Blue Ribbon Days in Dixon at the end of July.
Held at Baker Park in Dixon on July 20, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Blue Ribbon Days will feature a cattle show, a Little Miss & Mister Blue Ribbon Days Pageant, county-fair like competitions where attendees can showcase their talents in baking, floral, photography, and many other categories, as well as food vendors and live music throughout the day by Andrea Rich & Busted Flat, Brent & Willie, The Joy Boys, Annabel Whitledge and Ray Ligon. There will also be a $500 cash prize giveaway to one lucky attendee at the end of the event.
County officials are hoping the fair like event will capture the interests of local residents and guests from the surrounding area, eventually being able to transition into being a true county fair, which hasn't been held in Webster County since the 1960s.
"Our team has worked hard to make sure there's a little something for everyone and we wanted to make sure to keep the county's agricultural spirit at the forefront," said Judge Executive Steve Henry. "We are thankful for the sponsors who have stepped up to make this event possible and are excited to see the community's reaction."
More information, including registration forms and the full event schedule, can be found at www.WeAreWebCo.com.
"We're super excited for this event and overwhelmed by the community support we've already received," said Webster County Director of Community & Economic Development, Summer Crick. "We look forward to seeing the turnout and hearing the feedback to see what kind of events our community wants to see moving forward."
Current event sponsors include GrowWebCo, Planters Bank, Kentucky Farm Bureau, Independence Bank, and United Community Bank. Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting WeAreWebCo@gmail.com.
Webster County already has a number of local events located in the cities around the county, including Clay Days, Clay Free Kids Day, Dixon Ducky Days, the Providence Coal Festival, the Uptown Providence Fall Festival, the Providence July 4th Celebration, Onton Hay Day Sebree Summer Fest and Slaughters Tractor Day. Poole Harvest Daze was also an annual tradition for many years.
There has not been a county fair in Webster County since the the Webster County Agricultural Fair concluded in 1966. Held in Providence, that event was the go-to event of the year from 1949 through 1966, featuring many of the same elements proposed by Blue Ribbon Days.