George Kilgore, Bill Cliff, Wesley Curtis, and Roy Gene Rogers were in studio Thursday morning to talk to WPKY about the annual Black Patch Heritage Festival and Parade on Friday and Saturday, September 7th and 8th.

The parade will begin at 5PM on Friday, September 7th in downtown Princeton. George stated that there have been several questions about the parade and inclement weather but said the determination will not be made until Friday afternoon. He mentioned that in years past it has rained up until the parade started but then cleared off, so all decisions will be made on Friday directly before the parade. Those wishing to be involved in the parade should show up at the Butler parking lot by 4:30PM and all that’s asked of each participant is that you identify yourself on your float or entry. WPKY will cover the parade live beginning at 5PM.

On Saturday, vendors will begin setting up as early as 6:30AM but most spectators and festival goers will start showing up around 9:30AM. George stated that they have over 80 booths coming this year including yard sale booths, food vendors, Art on Main, kids games, and more. Scheduled events include the Pancake Breakfast at Ogden beginning at 7AM, Butler/Caldwell County Reunion on the Butler Campus at 8:30AM, cake walks, the George Coon Public Library Book Sale from 9AM to noon, FFA Pedal Tractor Pull from 10AM to 2PM, petting zoo, Jason Lindsey’s Science Show at 11AM and 1:30PM, Lake Barkley CrossFit Brawl from 1 to 5PM, square dance from 7 to 10PM, Justin Reynolds Band from 6 to 9PM, Black Patch Gospel Singing at 7PM, Soccer Alumni Game beginning at 7PM, and more. New this year, the Fredonia Valley Riding Club will hold a Speed Show beginning at 6PM at their arena on Dalton Road. Festivities will continue from around 9AM to 9PM in downtown Princeton. A full list of activities can be found here

You can catch the full interview with George Kilgore, Bill Cliff, Wesley Curtis, and Roy Gene Rogers below.

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