2013 Ham Festival draws more than 50,000 visitors to downtown Cadiz
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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There were large crowds at the 37th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival (above), especially on Saturday afternoon and evening. Roughly 50,000 people came to the festival overall. (Below) Helping Hands of Cadiz-Trigg County sponsors and prepares Kentucky’s Largest Country Ham and Biscuit in the Bank of Cadiz downtown parking lot.</i>
Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record

There were large crowds at the 37th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival (above), especially on Saturday afternoon and evening. Roughly 50,000 people came to the festival overall. (Below) Helping Hands of Cadiz-Trigg County sponsors and prepares Kentucky’s Largest Country Ham and Biscuit in the Bank of Cadiz downtown parking lot.

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With pleasant weather, more than 50,000 people attended the 37th annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival this past weekend, said Cadiz Renaissance Director Leida Underhill.

“It was really nice,” Underhill said. “There were lots of great vendors and entertainers.”

Cadiz City Clerk Lisa Rogers said it’s the largest crowd she’s seen since the City of Cadiz took over organization of the event years ago.

This year, the festival ended on Renaissance Stage with a concert by Sammy Kershaw – the headliner this year. He performed at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Afterwards, there was the traditional fireworks show at West Cadiz Park.

Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander, one of the ham contest judges, said the weather was beautiful throughout the entire festival, and added that a “record number” of people showed up for Kershaw’s concert.

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