COVID-19

The Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission, like most US destinations, is monitoring news reports, CDC updates, and official websites, especially that of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Social distancing is key during this time, but we also understand and acknowledge the importance of supporting local businesses. We’ve created this page as a resource for those…

Get Out and Get Active this Spring!

Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather-Prophet Extraordinary did NOT see his shadow back on February 2, and we are thinking his prediction of an early spring was right! Green stalks of flowers are starting to emerge from their winter slumber, we are beginning to experience some warmer days,…

Sizzling Sounds for Summer 2020

Summertime is quickly approaching! With summer comes Madisonville’s Summer Music Series. Trust us, you won’t want to miss these free concerts! Save these dates for Summer 2021: June 12 – Friday Night Live in downtown Madisonville featuring Craig Morgan July 2 – Fourth Fest at Madisonville City Park featuring Bret Michaels July 3 – Praise…

Treats and Sweets for Valentine’s Weekend

Valentine’s Day is only 14 days away. Don’t worry, last minute planners, we’ve got you covered. We’ve come up with a few ways to make sure this Valentine’s Day is one you (and your sweetheart) will never forget.  A Romantic Weekend Getaway Looking to spend a weekend with your honey? Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park…

20 Things to do in Hopkins County in 2020

Happy New Year! Hopkins County has some pretty amazing places to explore, foods to eat, stores to shop, and events to attend in 2020. From shows at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts to picturesque hikes through wooded areas to foodie hot spots, we’ve compiled the ultimate 2020 Hopkins County Bucket List! As you…

Holiday Happenings in Hopkins County

The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! We love celebrating the holidays in Hopkins County and have loads of festive events for the whole family happening around the county this month. Here are a few events we are extra excited about!  A Jam-Packed Day of Christmas Cheer December 7 is going to…

Picture Perfect Fall Foliage Spots in Hopkins County

Fall has finally hit Hopkins County. While every season here is gorgeous, watching the leaves change color and fall in the autumn months is something extra special. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite fall foliage hot spots to make sure this fall is your best season yet!  Take a Walk through Mahr Park Arboretum…

America – 50th Anniversary Tour Stops in Hopkins County

 The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts Center Stage Series and the Hopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission presents AMERICA – 50th Anniversary Tour live and in concert on Friday, September 27, 2019. The year 2019 marks the 49th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America.  Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former…

The 2019 Hopkins County-Madisonville Fair is Coming to Town!

Step right up Hopkins County: the fair will kickoff on Tuesday, July 23! This event will feature activities from wood carving to hot air balloon rides, pageants to pet shows, and rides and games galore. Don’t miss the rip-roaring motocross and ATV races or the variety of concerts at the Midway. At the fair, there…

Glema Center Fall 2019 Season Brings Diverse Acts

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts has announced the schedule for their Fall 2019 season. These diverse acts are highlighted by a Center Stage Series featuring the great hits of the band America, heartfelt country ballads of Hunter Hayes, and a scintillating tribute to David Bowie from Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Featuring founding members Gerry…