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Final day of Festival of the Horse held in Georgetown

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Posted at 8:10 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 08:51:04-04

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Locals and visitors packed the streets of Georgetown on Sunday afternoon for the final day of the annual Festival of the Horse.

The festival has been a staple in the city since the 1980s. It’s a lively tradition where people come together and commemorate horse heritage in the bluegrass region.

The event featured nearly 100 vendors, live music, arts and crafts exhibits, food booths, and carnival rides.

Organizers said they put a major emphasis on community input, which keeps people engaged and eager to come back every year.

“So we really feel like it kinda exemplifies that pure small town charm, and we want to keep that going, we want to keep our identity. We think that's important,” said Executive Director of Scott County Tourism Lori Saunders.

This is the thirty ninth year for the festival.