Annual Highway 41 Yard Sale Fourth weekend in June

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Treasures abound for two full days along highway 41! Make plans now to travel from north or south along highway 41 to visit hundreds of booths selling anything that you can imagine!

Experience 150 Miles of Shopping, Snacking, and Sightseeing through Western Kentucky along US Highway 41 in Henderson, Webster, Hopkins,  Christian and Todd Counties!  270-821-4171 for info!

Dawson Springs Bar-B-Q Festival Fourth Friday in July

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There’s more to this annual party than tons of pulled pork smothered in the city’s special sauce, served with all the fixings. Enjoy fun for the whole family, with kids’ activities, a teen dance, and more.

Gospel Music Extravaganza

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Two days of old-fashioned gospel music at its best! Free admission; love offerings accepted. Hosted by Hopkins County natives The Childress Family in conjunction with the Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission.

Hopkins County Fair Last week in July

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Lots of traditional fair fun, including carnival rides and concessions, agriculture exhibits, pageants, a talent show, live music, a horse show, and more. Specials each night.

Madisonville 4th Fest Independence Day

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Madisonville 4th Fest is Hopkins County’s premier summer celebration! Enjoy tons of activities for the kids, food vendors, live bands, and a beer garden – capped off with an incredible fireworks display reflected from the city park lakes.

Mistletoe Art Stroll First Friday in December

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Shop the Mistletoe Stroll! Experience shopping in downtown Madisonville like never before! The Mistletoe Art Stroll is guaranteed to be a shopping experience with style! Support small businesses and creative artisans, all while checking off your holiday shopping list! Downtown businesses will open their doors and host artisans in their stores! Designated “stroll stops” will feature the local businesses you know and love and a guest artisan in their space! You can expect to find one-of-a-kind art, including locally poured candles, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, custom home décor, and so much more! Many local stores and restaurants will also have event specials and sales!

This family-friendly event will feature the Christmas Tree Lighting in front of the Historic Courthouse. Join community leaders as they light the tree and kick off the holiday season! Enjoy the classical sound of a local brass ensemble or join the carolers and sing along to your favorite Christmas tune!

Other activities scheduled for that evening include fresh greenery & wreath making, free balloon twisting, a stilt walker, free popcorn, and more! The City of Madisonville will also have several free photo-ops set up throughout town.

Return to Bethlehem Starts the second weekend in December

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Remember the reason for the season as you step back in time to Bethlehem on the evening of Christ’s birth during this walk through drama. Reenactors portray shopkeepers, families, soldiers, prisoners, and others involved in the daily activities of life in ancient Israel. Experience the place, the sounds, the smells and the anticipation of the town's people as they go about the city selling their wares, tending their animals, and rearing their families. Admission is free; offerings are accepted. Large groups are welcome and encouraged to call ahead. Enjoy live music in the Sanctuary as you wait your turn to make the journey. First Baptist Church is located at 246 North Main St in Madisonville.