Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-09-10 17:00:51 –
Anderson County, Kentucky (LEX 18) — While festivals and major events throughout Bluegrass are cancelled, Lawrenceburg’s Stavefest continues to celebrate the city’s 200th anniversary.
This is a big event for the community, with thousands of people in a small town. This year’s two-day festival will feature craft vendors, food trucks and live music.
“This year is also our 200th anniversary. Last year we couldn’t celebrate because of COVID, so this year we can keep everyone safe and celebrate our 200th anniversary on the main street. “Mayor Troy Young said.
The event is held by the city.
Despite the increasing COVID incident and other events calling for its brutal last-minute cancellation, Young talks to the local health department and moves forward as they are all outside. Says he felt comfortable. The vendor is 22 feet away and guests are required to wear a mask and social distance.
The music lineup includes Sam Hawkins, Billy & Casey, Time Flyers, Ashley Renae, Panchon Creek, Andy Palmer, Joe Robinson, Jarod Ray Stratton, D. Includes Boon Pitman & The Fusions and Liquid Velvet.
The two blocks that make up downtown Lawrenceburg are packed with shops. Everyone can find something unique, like Melissa Moore Drury’s craft making barn quilts.
“This is a huge deal for us,” Drury said.
For her, the art she creates is a gift.
“Two years ago when I was asked if I could draw, I would have said that stick figures couldn’t, but I was given a gift. It’s a gift to take care of my family. “Druly said.
Drury says he uses his earnings to take care of his daughter with type 1 diabetes.
“Diabetes is expensive and I have a full-time job, but I needed something I could afford to live the life I needed,” Drury said.
There were stories like her all over downtown Lawrenceburg and on the green.
The impact of the event on the community is why the mayor is pleased that they have decided to move forward.