Friday, December 2nd is the annual Christmas in the Park event in downtown Lewisport from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and there will be many local food booths, as well as a craft vendor market. There will be over 40 vendors this year along with many fun activities for the whole family.
There will be inflatables and amusement park rides for the children, train rides, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, an opportunity for children to send their letters to the North Pole, a scavenger hunt for adults & children, along with free cookies, hot chocolate and hot apple cider. The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be at 6:00 p.m.
The Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be selling cornbread, bean soup and burgoo stew as a fundraiser to benefit FFA. There will be several local food trucks serving delicious foods. Lewisport Methodist Church will be selling hamburgers & hot dogs. JJ’s Pizza will be offering pizza by the slice, Friends of the Park will be selling beverages and Los Amigos Restaurant will be selling their scrumptious tacos. These are just a few of the many food options you’ll get to choose from on Friday evening!
Chamber Holiday Market
The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Holiday Market in partnership with the City of Lewisport will be happening during Christmas in the Park as well. The Holiday Market will continue the next day before the Lewisport Christmas Parade on Saturday, if there are vendors who still have some of there wares left to sell.
Gingerbread House Contest
The Gingerbread House Contest is part of the fun events happening at Christmas in the Park and those will be judged at the Farm Museum. There are two categories: one for children ages 14 & under and a Family Category for entering your family-made gingerbread houses.
All entries must be submitted to the Hancock County Farm Museum by 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1st. The winners will be announced after the Christmas Tree Lighting at 7:00 p.m.
The rules are as follows: Your gingerbread house must be 18 inches x 18 inches or smaller. It can be made from anything gingerbread, cardboard, paper mache, craft sticks and more. First Place will receive $100 and Second Place will receive $50. The Gingerbread House Contest is sponsored by Labor Management Federal Credit Union, Pam’s Traveling Friend’s and JJ’s Pizza. Call Pam Bolen-Lee with any questions at: 270-922-8346.
Children and families from across Hancock County will be entering their gingerbread houses. During the Thanksgiving weekend, Pam said that many were baking and cutting gingerbread for their houses and will be bringing them to the Hancock County Farm Museum for judging.
“Friday night, when we have this event in downtown Lewisport,” Pam said, “you would think it’s part of a Hallmark movie and that’s really what it looks like. I look for there to be thousands there this year. It is a great family tradition that we are trying to make for our community here and we hope everyone will come out and support those who are trying to raise money and support our local vendors by buying some of your Christmas presents.”
Lewisport Christmas Parade on Saturday
The Lewisport Christmas Parade is themed “Christmas on the Farm” this year and will be held the next day after the Christmas in the Park event, on Saturday, December 3rd in downtown Lewisport at 4:00 p.m. The Grand Marshal of the parade will be Kevin Rates, who won a gold and silver medal for Kentucky this year in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.
By Jennifer Wimmer
|Sounds like fun! |
Looks like fun!