The cool, overcast weather didn’t stop thousands of people from descending on Cadiz this weekend for the annual Trigg County Ham Festival.
Even with the threat of rain Friday night and gray skies Saturday, Lucy Kyler with the Ham Festival Committee says turnout was still excellent as people enjoyed food, music and a slew of vendors.
There was a country ham auction at the event, a best ham biscuit competition, along with a ton of other foods, the world’s largest biscuit, vendors selling wares, street entertainment and live concerts. The festival’s feature act—Shenandoah—took the stage Saturday night to close out the event. They weren’t the only musical acts that weekend, as attendees also heard from Bluegrass Revival, the Dry Creek Band and more.
The Ham Festival is all about celebrating the heritage of being a farming community. Most vendors will be closing down Sunday, but the carnival rides and petting zoos will still be open. Everything will wrap up at 5 p.m. Sunday, officially ending the Ham Festival for another year.