Ham Festival Committee Putting Final Touches on Next Month's Event
The Trigg County Country Ham Festival committee held its final meeting Monday before the upcoming festival. The committee reviewed the items for sale this year -- the “It’s All About The Pig” cookbook, and the new addition, a metal license plate with the festival pig and Trigg County Country Ham Festival. Proceeds will benefit the Thelma Fowler scholarship. The official festival t-shirt is on sale at all the banks in Cadiz, the Tourism Center, Loose Treasures, Handy Korner, and Angel's School of Dance.
Booth chairman, Melissa Noel, announced there were still booth spaces available, with contracts and payment accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Also discussed was the ongoing problem of pets at the festival. Eleven large signs have been purchased to place at the main entrances to the festival stating “no pets allowed”, and “no pets” will be prominently placed on the festival website in order to alert the public that no pets will be allowed by vendors or attendees.
The biggest news of the meeting came when festival chairman Thelma Fowler announced that KET would be attending the festival on Saturday to interview and film for the upcoming season of their “Bluegrass & Backroads” show. Featured will be the history of the festival, Kentucky’s largest ham & biscuit, the ham show, and interviews with committee members and festival attendees.