Department of Parks
Kentucky’s Fort Harrod Beef Festival Recognized
HARRODSBURG, Ky. – Kentucky’s Fort Harrod Beef Festival was recently given an award at the Kentucky Festival and Events Association meeting in Louisville.
The Beef Festival received first place for the Most Innovative or New Activity.
“I was thrilled that we received the award, especially when we were competing with many larger and older festivals,” said Joan Huffman, the manager at Old Fort Harrod State Park at Harrodsburg and co-chair of the festival.
The festival is held at Old Fort Harrod State Park and the Mercer County Fairgrounds.
The Beef Festival committee is currently planning its second annual festival, which will be held June 1-3 at Old Fort Harrod State Park and the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg. If you would like to volunteer, please call Joan Huffman at 859-734-3314 or LeMayne Ellis at 859-734-5546.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov