Friday, September 19, 2014

Midway Fall Festival is Saturday and Sunday

They're not quite sure if it's the 39th or the 40th, but the people of Midway are proud of their Fall Festival, and with good reason. It usually has great weather, big crowds, good entertainment and other attractions. It runs Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 11 to 5.

Midway merchants are promoting the downtown event as the 40th annual, but John McDaniel, the Midway correspondent for The Woodford Sun, reported this week that he discovered that the first festival was actually held on June 26, 1976, as Midway Bicentennial Saturday. It was "so much fun that it became an annual event," McDaniel wrote.

The R.J. Corman Railroad Co. wasn't able to fulfill its plans for a dinner train to Midway and maybe Frankfort a few years ago, but it will have a dining car from its Lexington-Versailles dinner train on display Saturday. The steam engine it usually brings is under repair.

Here's the entertainment schedule for Saturday: 10 a.m., Midway Children’s Choir; 12:30 p.m., Bark Alley band; 1:45, Jones Family Band; 3 p.m., Aaron Hamilton Project, a jazz band with Midway Council Member Aaron Hamilton. on Sunday, Billy and Lauren Hill will play at 1:15 p.m. and the Wildcat Cloggers will entertain at 2:15. For more information see www.MidwayFallFestival.org.

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