Float the 'Burg Kayak Tour
Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

Float the 'Burg Kayak Tour

Relax and Enjoy a fun afternoon of floating the Kentucky River through Whitesburg! No experience necessary! Kayaks and paddles will be provided for the first 10 people to sign up, for a charge of $15.00! Bring your own kayak or canoe if you wish & don't forget your life jackets! We will meet at Riverside Park in Whitesburg at 4 PM and float through town to the Whitco area! From there, you will be shuttled back to the park. The trip should last approximately 2 hours. Be sure to wear water shoes, (not flip flops) and clothing suitable to get wet! Depending on water levels, shallow wading may be required in some areas. You are welcome to bring a small cooler with refreshements, we will provide water. Must be age 18 or older for kayak rentals. This tour will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Call 606-634-6283 if you need any other information.

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Paint a Piece of Letcher County: Bad Branch Falls #2
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Paint a Piece of Letcher County: Bad Branch Falls #2

Join Letcher County Tourism at the Pine Mountain Grill on Thursday, August 15th at 6 PM for the sixth class in a 3-part Summer Series "Paint a Piece of Letcher County" lead by Kenna Spears at Kenna's Creative Canvas.

The series has included paintings of High Rock, Fishpond Lake and Bad Branch Falls. Each painting was offered during two classes for a total of 6 sessions in the series.

On August 29th, participants will paint Bad Branch Falls.

Painting will begin at 6 PM in the Grill's banquet room and light snacks will be provided.

The cost is $35 per painter with a portion of the proceeds going back to Tourism.
Seating is limited and pre-registratuion is required.

For more information email Tourism at letchertourism@gmail.com or call 606-634-1814.

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Autism Parent Workshop
Sep
5
9:00 AM09:00

Autism Parent Workshop

Educators, parents, and administrators are invited and will leave this regional workshop with materials in hand to transform their environment to meet the needs of children and pre-teens with autism. Participants will begin the day looking at the red flags for autism and addressing the needs associated with the triad of characteristics of children and pre-teens with autism. Strategies based in evidence-based practices will be discussed in the context of everyday situations. Join us in this interactive workshop at the beautiful Jenny Wiley State Park.

Topics Include
-Characteristic of Autism
-Behavior Basics
-Evidence Based Practices for Teaching New Skills
-Resources and Where to Turn for Support

Learning objectives
-Participants will recognize the red flags of autism and the triad of characteristics.
-Participants will leave with resources and materials to support children and pre-teens with autism.
-Participants will be exposed to evidence based practices for children and pre-teens with autism and be able to implement 1 of them in their setting.

Registration cost:

$10 per person (lunch is not included)

Click here for more information.

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Carcassonne Square Dance
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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Starting & Financing Your Business
Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

Starting & Financing Your Business

Gain a better understanding of the steps to set your business up for success and the financial basics to track your progress with this FREE workshop led by MACED Project Specialist Amy Williams and Women’s Business Center of Kentucky Director Phyllis Alcorn.

Location: CANE Kitchen

Register online at www.tinyurl.com/Y2D4MVZV or call (859) 671-0222 for details.

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Paint a Piece of Letcher County: High Rock #2
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Paint a Piece of Letcher County: High Rock #2

Join Letcher County Tourism at the Pine Mountain Grill on Tuesday, October 1st at 6 PM to "Paint a Piece of Letcher County" lead by Kenna Spears at Kenna's Creative Canvas.
On October 1st, participants will paint Pine Mountain's High Rock.
Painting will begin at 6 PM in the Grill's banquet room and light snacks will be provided.
The cost is $35 per painter with a portion of the proceeds going back to Tourism.
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.
For more information email Tourism at letchertourism@gmail.com or call 606-634-1814.

Register here.

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Carcassonne Square Dance
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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The Battle of Leatherwood Reenactment
Oct
25
to Oct 27

The Battle of Leatherwood Reenactment

  • 526 KY Highway 699 Cornettsville, KY 41731 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This information was gathered from the Battle of Leatherwood Website, which can be viewed here for more information.

Once again, the Battle of Leatherwood Reenactment Committee is pleased to sponsor The Battle of Leatherwood Reenactment. This event commemorates the original battle of October 19, 1862. This year's reenactment will be held October 24, 25, and 26, 2014 on the original site at Cornettsville, Kentucky, graciously made available by Dr. Marion Miniard and family.

Everyone is welcome. There is no fee to participate or to watch the battles.

We sincerely hope that you will come and join us this year to make this a memorable weekend for the re-enactors and the spectators. You are truly our guest and we appreciate the time you take out of your busy schedule to share this time of remembering with us.

Additional activities include: School Days Living History on Friday, a Ladies Tea on Saturday, a Grand Military Ball to be held Saturday evening on the historic Calvary College Campus, and a Sunday Morning church service on the battlefield.

Sincerely,
The Battle of Leatherwood Committee

Kerry Crutcher is Chairman of the 
Battle of Leatherwood Reenactment Committee. 
You may call him at: (606) 653-8591

Email - kerry@tvscable.com

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Carcassonne Square Dance
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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Kingdom Come Marathon Through Little Shepherd Scenic Trail
Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

Kingdom Come Marathon Through Little Shepherd Scenic Trail

Your next bucket list adventure. Experience one of nature's greatest feats while running the most challenging marathon of your life. Put your physical and mental tenacity to the test amidst a backdrop of stunning scenery and supportive locals lining the route. This is more than just a race. It is about rewarding your efforts and enjoying time together with friends and other running-minded spirits. Post race meal will be provided by Pine Mountain Grill.


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Tourism's 2nd  10K Turkey Trot & 2 Mile Gobble Wobble
Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

Tourism's 2nd 10K Turkey Trot & 2 Mile Gobble Wobble

Get ready to trot like a turkey this November in Letcher County Tourism’s 2nd 10K Turkey Trot, 2 Mile Gobble Wobble & the Hold onto Your Tail Feathers Fun Run presented by double kwik.
The races will take place at the beautiful Raven Rock Golf Course on Saturday morning, November 23rd at 11 AM.
Prior to Nov. 23rd, registration is only $20 per person, increasing to $25 on the day of the event. Register with a group of 8 or more for only $15 per person.
Register by Nov. 8th, to guarantee a commemorative race shirt.

Finisher medals will be given to anyone who crosses the finish line. Placement medals,handcrafted by Rustic Rooster Custom Metal in Letcher County, will be awarded to the top three males and females to cross the finish line of the 10K Turkey Trot and 2 Mile Gobble Wobble,

This year, Tourism will also host a pasta packet pick-up party at the Pine at Raven Rock on Friday, November 22 from 5 PM - 8 PM. For only $5/ person, runners and walkers and their families can enjoy a pasta dinner that will help prepare them for the race ahead.

Participants who pre-register are encouraged to attend this event to pick up their bib and shirts prior to race day.
For more information, check out discoverletcher.com or Letcher County Tourism's Facebook page.
To contact tourism directly, email letchertourism@gmail.com or call (606)-634-1814.
All proceeds from the race will support the continued growth of Tourism in Letcher County & the Eastern Kentucky region.

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Dashing Thru the Glow 5K
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Dashing Thru the Glow 5K

Join us for a run/walk thru the twinkling lights at Kingdom Come State Park. A little holiday fun for the whole family. Grab some hot chocolate and Christmas cookies form the gift shop and take a stroll though the beautifully lit park. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m, Run/Walk begins at 6:00 p.m.

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Red Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for SmileFaith Wellness & Fun Center
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Red Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for SmileFaith Wellness & Fun Center

Everyone is invited to attend the Red Ribbon Cutting for the new SmileFaith Wellness & Fun Center in Jenkins. The ceremony will begin at 2 pm and afterwards there will be light refreshments and open house for the community to view the center and all that it has to offer. The Wellness Center is located at 9599 Hwy 805 Jenkins, KY (Yellow Building Next To Jenkins Library.)

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Ride for Hope & Grand Opening of KY Mist Loop
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Ride for Hope & Grand Opening of KY Mist Loop

Get ready for the 3rd annually Ride for Hope. This benefits cancer patients receiving treatment at the ARH Cancer Center. For more information, click here.

Kentucky Mist has Teamed up with the Ride for Hope Cancer Benefit to promote the Grand Opening of the Kentucky Mist Loop Riding Trail. More information on that can be found here.

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Summer Splash 5K & 1K Walk
Aug
24
7:00 AM07:00

Summer Splash 5K & 1K Walk

  • Smile Faith Wellness and Fun Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Smile Faith Wellness & Fun Center of Jenkins is hosting a Summer Splash 5K and 1K walk. The race will begin at 8 AM and registration will begin at 7 AM. The parade will be held at 10 AM and the ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 PM.

To preregister for this race, contact Shannon Sizemore at 821-7783 or visit the Smile Faith Wellness and Fun Center on Facebook.

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ArtZINE - Whitesburg, KY
Aug
22
to Aug 23

ArtZINE - Whitesburg, KY

ArtZINE's second season will kick off this August 22nd at the Appalachian Media Institute in Whitesburg, KY

August's theme for artZINE is: "ART MAKES THE WORLD BETTER"

To participate in ArtZINE, you can create your entry to the 'zine before the meet up:
Take a sheet of letter sized paper, and fold it in half. That is the size of our zine. You can put whatever you want inside. it can be a drawing, poem, short story, photograph, collage, crossword puzzle, anything-- We'll have computers and a scanner available to put it in the layout. We can also include video entries. Give us a screen shot and description of the video, along with a link to the video.

On the day of the event, we will meet each other in person at AMI, and work together to create the 'zine covers, print and assemble the 'zine.

The activity is free and open to the public, all skill levels and types of art are welcome to join us.
all participants get their own copy to take home with them

For more information, click here.

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Solar 101 for Emergency Responders
Aug
20
2:30 PM14:30

Solar 101 for Emergency Responders

MACED's Commercial Energy Specialist, Josh Bills, will lead a free workshop on becoming familiar with solar electric generating equipment, including safety features and protocols for responding to emergencies at facilities with solar generators.

The workshop begins at 2:30pm. Responders are welcome to drop in as presentations and tours will be offered on a rolling basis until 7:30pm.

Location: H.O.M.E.S. Inc. Office,
64 Bentley Avenue, Whitesburg, KY

All emergency service providers are welcome regardless of location. Contact Seth at HOMES Inc, sethlong@bellsouth.net, with questions.

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4th Annual Glow on the Pond
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

4th Annual Glow on the Pond

Get ready for the 4th annual Glow on the Pond, a night kayaking event hosted by the Mountain Heritage Committee. Decorate your kayak for the chance to win prizes! This event is free for the public.

1st place prizes will be given to Best Overall, Best Lit, and Best Themed Kayak. The cost to enter is $10 per kayak and participants must provide their own Kayak, paddle and life jacket.


Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Kayak’s go on the water at Dusk!
Contact Committee Member Chris Caudill at 634-1615 for more information!

More info here.

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Rob Run
Aug
17
12:00 PM12:00

Rob Run

  • 156 Main Street Whitesburg, KY, 41858 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Information from the Rob Run Facebook page, which can be found here.

“Little bit of an announcement to make. The location of our 3rd annual Cruise In/Car Show this year, Rob Run 2019, will be in downtown Whitesburg on Main Street (156 Main Street Whitesburg, Ky. 41858). Due to the overwhelming support and hot rodders we have outgrown our previous location.

We have Stacey David from MotorTrend networks show GearZ coming, the Lou Ferigno signed Incredible Hulk car coming (which is awesome) and Gene Kennedy at Bandit Movie Cars Tim Phillips as theBandit from Eastbound and down Sean Bailey as Buford T Justice. We will have my sons Bandit Trans Am there which is one of the last cars signed by Burt Reynolds himself. We will have the Colt Seaver’s Fall Guy truck coming back. We also have returning Miss Daisy Delane from Pigeon Forge Tennesee. We have a host of other special guest, such as Kenny “Skye” Walker and others, set to be with us as well. We will have ET Motorgear (Steve Jenkins) bringing their booth from Pigeon Forge selling shirts. We will have Randy Amburgey’s Big Waterebed Truck.

Every hot rodder that comes with their ride will come into Main Street by the Southeast Community College and stop in front of the Courthouse to register their car and receive a shirt and trophy. The car show staff will guide and direct you where to park. There will be inflatables, food, music, 103.9 The Bulldog will be live on location. Starting August 17th, 2019 Rob’s Garage will have on display a car that we will be selling raffle tickets on to be given away 12 months later at the August 2020 Cruise In/Car Show. All proceeds will go back into the Cruise In to make it bigger and better each year and to give away another hot rod. We will also have fans and chairs set out. Everything that we had at Garner Mountain will be there, it will just be better this time. We will have more room. We want to thank the town of Whitesburg and the Mayor James Wiley Craft for the overwhelming support in allowing us to bring our show to town. Let’s set records! Like and share and let’s give Somerset a run for its money!! Our goal is to get 500 hot rods! Drop us a line and let us know your coming with your hot rod!”

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 Pine Mountain Summit Challenge Cycling Rally
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Pine Mountain Summit Challenge Cycling Rally

Ride, watch, volunteer! Southeast Ky’s premiere cycling event happens right here in Letcher County! Beginning in downtown Whitesburg at 9 am, cyclists will venture across the winding back roads of routes 588, 160, 931, 2035, ending along 119 atop Pine mountain. Riders can race or ride casually! 2 routes available. Don’t plan to ride but want to be involved in an awesome local event? Welcome our cycling guests (estimated at 100) at the canon start on the courthouse steps, or join us for snacks and awards from 11 am - 1 pm near the entrance to Little Shepherds Trail! Also looking for volunteers! To find out more, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/pinemtnsummitchallenge/
https://www.facebook.com/Letchercountycyclingclub/

MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION!
https://www.bikereg.com/pine-mountain-summit-challenge-4th-annual

Volunteer contact:
Winston Lee
606-634-1600
winst1025@yahoo.com

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Paint a Piece of Letcher County: Bad Branch Falls #1
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Paint a Piece of Letcher County: Bad Branch Falls #1

Join Letcher County Tourism at the Pine Mountain Grill on Thursday, August 15th at 6 PM for the fifth painting class in a 3-part Summer Series "Paint a Piece of Letcher County" lead by Kenna Spears at Kenna's Creative Canvas.

The series will include paintings of High Rock, Fishpond Lake and Bad Branch Falls. Each painting will be offered during two classes for a total of 6 sessions in the series.

On August 15th, participants will paint Bad Branch Falls.

Painting will begin at 6 PM in the Grill's banquet room and light snacks will be provided.

The cost is $35 per painter with a portion of the proceeds going back to Tourism. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

For more information email Tourism at letchertourism@gmail.com or call 606-634-1814.

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 Carcassonne Square Dance
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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High Rock Loop Hiking Tour
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

High Rock Loop Hiking Tour

High Rock Loop is known as one of the best trails in Kentucky and offers even the most experienced hikers a challenging climb through the Bad Branch Preserve. 
This extremely strenuous 7.5-mile hike has a lot of uphill elevation changes and is located nearly 2 miles north of Bad Branch Falls.


Near the top of the trail, hikers will need to climb up steep areas with rock outcrop. High Rock’s steep ridge of sandstone gives all who pursue its beauty an unparalleled 180-degree view: with the city of Whitesburg in the valley, the Cumberland Plateau on the horizon and Virginia’s coalfields beyond the tree line to the south.


High Rock is the second highest point on the Highland section of the Pine Mountain Trail and is part of the Appalachian Mountains, which are the oldest mountains in the world. 
This tour includes transportation with a packed lunch and water.


Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour. Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 3 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes. Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

Register here.

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August Guided Tours Volunteer Meeting
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

August Guided Tours Volunteer Meeting

Join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, August 6th, from 6 PM - 7 PM at the Tourism Office, located at 30 Childers Rd., Suite A. The Office is in the same building complex as the washboard, just located on the opposite end. For more information, please email letchertourism@gmail.com or call 606-634-1814.

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High Tunnel Management and Production Systems
Aug
6
5:15 PM17:15

High Tunnel Management and Production Systems

  • pin Community Agricultural Nutritional Enterprises, Inc.- CANE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Grow Appalachia and the CANE Kitchen are hosting an informative class on high tunnel management and production systems. It will take place on August 6th at 5:15 PM at the CANE Kitchen in Whitesburg.

This workshop will cover some of the basics of high tunnel production and management. Dr. Rachel Rudolph, Kentucky's State Fruit and Vegetable Extension Specialist, will be presenting along with staff from Grow Appalachia.

Topics that will be covered include soil health considerations, controlling the climate, crop timing, and efficient production methods for high tunnel crops.

There is no cost for this workshop, and a meal will be provided beforehand so to RSVP by marking "Going" to this event.

This event is made possible by funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. Click here for more information and to register.

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Girls Rock Camp 2019 Showcase Concert
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Girls Rock Camp 2019 Showcase Concert

This information was acquired from the Girl’s Rock Whitesburg Facebook page which can be found here.

Join us in celebrating our 2nd Annual Camper Showcase at the @appalshop’s Solar Pavilion on Saturday, August 3rd at 6pm!

At GRW, our mission is to use music education to foster self-esteem, confidence, and leadership skills in female and gender expansive youth. Campers spend a week learning an instrument, forming a band, and writing a song in an inclusive and supportive environment. Throughout each session, GRW also provides daily radical workshops geared toward building self-esteem and self-expression.

At the end of our camp week, we host a Camper Showcase to show off all of their hard work. Please come out and show your support for youth empowerment in the mountains! YOU ROCK!

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Camp Hope Retreat
Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

Camp Hope Retreat

Camp Hope is a one day retreat hosted at Four Star Village in Redfox for children aged 6-12 and their parents/caregivers that have suffered the loss of a loved one within the last two years. This camp is designed to help create coping mechanisms through activities such as art, music, and wellness/mindfulness instruction.

For more information call 800-560-1101

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Glow 4 Coal 5K Run/Walk
Aug
2
9:00 PM21:00

Glow 4 Coal 5K Run/Walk

A Glow 4 Coal 5K Run/Walk will take place on August 2nd beginning at 9 PM at the Letcher County Recreational Center.

Join us for a fundraiser to benefit the families of the Blackjewel mining company affected by the bankruptcy. We will have a table set up to pre-register during the Letcher County Gives benefit Saturday, July 27th at the Riverside Park in Whitesburg starting at 5pm. You can also register at the Letcher County Rec Center prior to or the day of the event.

Cost is $25. T-shirts are only guaranteed if you pre-register. Please come early to register and get your race bib and T-shirt. Medals will be given out to the top 10 male and female finishers. We are working on having this professionally timed (TBA later).

Sponsors and workers are needed! Please help with any donation you could provide. We will also be selling sponsorships for our T-shirts...cost is $50 to have your name or company name on the back.

For more information, click here.

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Cancer Kicking Lemonade: Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser
Aug
2
9:00 AM09:00

Cancer Kicking Lemonade: Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser

A local Letcher County High School student is holding a fundraiser to help Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation move one step closer to finding a cure for all children with cancer! Come out and support this cause by purchasing some lemonade or making a donation.

The lemonade stand will be at Whitesburg City Hall this Friday! For more information and how you can donate to this cause, click here.

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Paint a Piece of Letcher County: Fishpond Lake #2
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Paint a Piece of Letcher County: Fishpond Lake #2

Join Letcher County Tourism at the Pine Mountain Grill on Thursday, August 1st at 6 PM for the fourth painting class in a 3-part Summer Series "Paint a Piece of Letcher County" lead by Kenna Spears at Kenna's Creative Canvas.

The series will include paintings of High Rock, Fishpond Lake and Bad Branch Falls. Each painting will be offered during two classes for a total of 6 sessions in the series.

On August 1st, participants will paint Fishpond Lake.

Painting will begin at 6 PM in the Grill's banquet room and light snacks will be provided.

The cost is $35 per painter with a portion of the proceeds going back to Tourism.
Seating is limited and pre-registratuion is required.

For more information email Tourism at letchertourism@gmail.com or call 606-634-1814.

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High Rock Loop Hiking Tour
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

High Rock Loop Hiking Tour

High Rock Loop is known as one of the best trails in Kentucky and offers even the most experienced hikers a challenging climb through the Bad Branch Preserve. 
This extremely strenuous 7.5-mile hike has a lot of uphill elevation changes and is located nearly 2 miles north of Bad Branch Falls.


Near the top of the trail, hikers will need to climb up steep areas with rock outcrop. High Rock’s steep ridge of sandstone gives all who pursue its beauty an unparalleled 180-degree view: with the city of Whitesburg in the valley, the Cumberland Plateau on the horizon and Virginia’s coalfields beyond the tree line to the south.


High Rock is the second highest point on the Highland section of the Pine Mountain Trail and is part of the Appalachian Mountains, which are the oldest mountains in the world. 
This tour includes transportation with a packed lunch and water.


Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour.
Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 3 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.


Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

Register here.

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2019 Community Film Screening from AMI
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

2019 Community Film Screening from AMI

The Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute is hosting a community film screening from 7 - 9 PM at the Appalshop in Downtown Whitesburg.

“Join us to celebrate the work of our 8 media interns and 3 peer trainers, as we screen their newly produced documentaries. This year our Summer Documentary Institute Interns are choosing to create thoughtful pieces about mental health stigmas, recovery and alternative therapies, and reproductive health care.”

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1st Annual Letcher County Gives
Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

1st Annual Letcher County Gives

“The First Annual Letcher County Gives event will take place Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm at Riverside Park in Whitesburg, KY. This will be a great event with a little something for everyone! Activities will include face painting, music by local bands and artists, a cornhole tournament, and inflatables for children. We will have the Shriner’s cooking up their famous Bar-B-Q and Cornerstone Church with their apple dumplings, as well as Kona Ice and Chris Caudill with his local favorite Gourmet Popcorn! Several vendors will be on hand with various items you can purchase, from homemade crafts to jewelry to makeup to clothing, and everything in between.”

The proceeds of this event will benefit those families effected by the Blackjewel mining company bankruptcy.

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