ANNUAL EVENTS

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March


Easter Egg Hunt


Wilmore’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is another fun, family event hosted by Wilmore Parks & Recreation and the City of Wilmore! Join other kids, ages 0-10, in hunting for candy and special prizes. The Easter Bunny usually makes a special appearance. Event held at Centennial Park and begins at 10 AM.



For further information including the date of this year's event and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Event Calendar. Circumstances such as weather will be noted on the City of Wilmore Facebook page.



April

Arbor Day Celebration


Each year Wilmore recognizes the importance of trees and nature to our community with special Arbor Day activities such as tree plantings, seedling distributions, tree identification walks. Local children are invited to participate in exploring Town Creek and its critters, as well as mini workshops on rain gardens, flowers, pollinators, and other nature activities. Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For further information including the date of this event and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Event Calendar. Circumstances such as weather will be noted on the City of Wilmore Facebook page.




Celebrate Spring by spending the day in historic and lovely Wilmore at our Wilmore Businesses Spring Open House! Browse the specials, promotions and small town charm of our unique boutiques and small businesses, and while you’re here, enjoy a delicious lunch at one of our fabulous restaurants. For more information including the date of the event and/or the event schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Coaster Car Derby


Children and youth are invited to race down East Main Street in the Coaster Car Derby held in April. Two divisions are available: home built cars and kit cars. Participants, ages 7 and up, will take a thrill ride down the hill of East Main which will be closed to other traffic. Kids of all ages will enjoy this complicated but simple sport which is nearly 100 years old. This is a free event, thanks to local sponsorships.



Check-in and trial runs begin at 9:30 AM. Races begin at 11 AM.



For further information including the date of this event and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Event Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the City of Wilmore Facebook page.



MAIN STREET/CLEAN SWEEP


Volunteers are invited to help do a spring cleanup on Main Street and other locations in Wilmore. Participants will receive a special tee, necessary supplies, and a pizza lunch! Register by emailing jwoolums@wilmore.org.



For more information including the date of this event and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.

May

Wilmore Caboose Museum


Tour a 1950’s era Southern railway bayside caboose. View an extensive collection of railroad and local history artifacts, exhibits, photos and literature which tell the story of the Wilmore-High Bridge area . Open on most Saturdays from April through October, 10 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Farmers' Market


Shop fresh and shop local at the Jessamine County Farmers' Market located at the Wilmore City Hall Parking Lot each Saturday morning, 8 – 12 noon, from May through October. Fresh seasonal produce each week, along with vegetable and flower bedding plants, perennials, local honey and eggs, and freshly cut floral bouquets. Much of the produce is grown using organic practices.



For more information and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Community Flower Sale


An annual event held from 8 – 12 noon at the Wilmore City Hall Parking Lot, the Community Flower Sale provides beautiful, healthy annuals, hanging baskets and ferns for sale at a reasonable price. Profits from the sale are used for other flower and beautification projects in Wilmore. Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information including the event date and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.

June

Farmers' Market


Shop fresh and shop local at the Jessamine County Farmers' Market located at the Wilmore City Hall Parking Lot each Saturday morning, 8 – 12 noon, from May through October. Fresh seasonal produce each week, along with vegetable and flower bedding plants, perennials, local honey and eggs, and freshly cut floral bouquets. Much of the produce is grown using organic practices.



For more information and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Wilmore Caboose Museum


Tour a 1950’s era Southern railway bayside caboose. View an extensive collection of railroad and local history artifacts, exhibits, photos and literature which tell the story of the Wilmore-High Bridge area . Open on most Saturdays from April through October, 10 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


400 Mile Sale/US 68


Take part in the 400 Mile Sale along US 68 at the Jessamine County Location: Servant Heart Farm on Harrodsburg Rd., (Former Ichthus Grounds).



Download the US 68 400 MILE SALE 2020 Vendor Application Here.



Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.




Hometown Yard Sale


Shop till you drop at the Wilmore Hometown Yard Sale. Register your sale location to be included in all publicity. There is no registration fee to participate. Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board. A list of participating addresses will be available after 12 noon on the Friday before the event.



For more information including the date of this event and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.




R J Corman 5 K Run


A challenging 5K road race through downtown Wilmore. This annual race is named in memory of a great supporter of Wilmore, Mr. R. J. Corman. Register early for a discount. Registration information will be available via the website closer to the race date.



For more information including the date of the event and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.






Gospel on the Green


On Friday evenings, 7 p.m., some of the best gospel musicians in the region will perform.



Tables and chairs are provided each evening, as well as a local food vendor on the grounds. Although the series are free, attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for Wilmore-High Bridge Community Center or pet food donation for Jessamine County Animal Care and Control Center. Both series are sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information including the date of the event and/or the event performance schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.




Stonebridge Summer Saturday Night Concert Series


On Saturday evenings, 7 p.m., this concert series features a variety of music: jazz, bluegrass, big band, folk, Dixieland, etc.



Tables and chairs are provided each evening, as well as a local food vendor on the grounds. Although the series are free, attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for Wilmore-High Bridge Community Center or pet food donation for Jessamine County Animal Care and Control Center. Both series are sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information including the date of the event and/or the event performance schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.

July

Farmers' Market


Shop fresh and shop local at the Jessamine County Farmers' Market located at the Wilmore City Hall Parking Lot each Saturday morning, 8 – 12 noon, from May through October. Fresh seasonal produce each week, along with vegetable and flower bedding plants, perennials, local honey and eggs, and freshly cut floral bouquets. Much of the produce is grown using organic practices.



For more information visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Wilmore Caboose Museum


Tour a 1950’s era Southern railway bayside caboose. View an extensive collection of railroad and local history artifacts, exhibits, photos and literature which tell the story of the Wilmore-High Bridge area . Open on most Saturdays from April through October, 10 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Festival of the Fourth


Wilmore's Annual 4th of July Festival offers a wonderful taste of small town Americana. Celebrate the 4th with an old fashion parade, followed by a festival at AdventureServe Grounds (former camp meeting grounds). Festival food for purchase, baking contests, arts and crafts, patriotic music round out the day.



For more information including the date of the event and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Stonebridge Summer Saturday Night Concert Series


On Saturday evenings, 7 p.m., this concert series features a variety of music: jazz, bluegrass, big band, folk, Dixieland, etc.



Tables and chairs are provided each evening, as well as a local food vendor on the grounds. Although the series are free, attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for Wilmore-High Bridge Community Center or pet food donation for Jessamine County Animal Care and Control Center. Both series are sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information including the date of the event and/or the event performance schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Gospel on the Green


On Friday evenings, 7 p.m., some of the best gospel musicians in the region will perform.



Tables and chairs are provided each evening, as well as a local food vendor on the grounds. Although the series are free, attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for Wilmore-High Bridge Community Center or pet food donation for Jessamine County Animal Care and Control Center. Both series are sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information including the date of the event and/or the event performance schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.

August





Wilmore Night Market


Enjoy the Wilmore Night Market from 6-8 PM on East Main St. for a sampling of our area’s best: 20 booths of products and artistry. Also available: live music! Food vendors: a Taco Truck, fresh baked goods, coffee and specialty drinks and Kettle Korn booth.



For more information including the date of the event and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Back to School Bash


Don’t miss the Wilmore Elementary Back to School Bash from 5-8 PM on August 9! Register at The Family Center on East Main.



For more information including the event date and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.






Stonebridge Summer Saturday Night Concert Series


On Saturday evenings, 7 p.m., this concert series features a variety of music: jazz, bluegrass, big band, folk, Dixieland, etc.



Tables and chairs are provided each evening, as well as a local food vendor on the grounds. Although the series are free, attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for Wilmore-High Bridge Community Center or pet food donation for Jessamine County Animal Care and Control Center. Both series are sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information including the date of the event and/or the event performance schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Gospel on the Green


On Friday evenings, 7 p.m., some of the best gospel musicians in the region will perform.



Tables and chairs are provided each evening, as well as a local food vendor on the grounds. Although the series are free, attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for Wilmore-High Bridge Community Center or pet food donation for Jessamine County Animal Care and Control Center. Both series are sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information including the date of the event and/or the event performance schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Wilmore Caboose Museum


Tour a 1950’s era Southern railway bayside caboose. View an extensive collection of railroad and local history artifacts, exhibits, photos and literature which tell the story of the Wilmore-High Bridge area . Open on most Saturdays from April through October, 10 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Farmers' Market


Shop fresh and shop local at the Jessamine County Farmers' Market located at the Wilmore City Hall Parking Lot each Saturday morning, 8 – 12 noon, from May through October. Fresh seasonal produce each week, along with vegetable and flower bedding plants, perennials, local honey and eggs, and freshly cut floral bouquets. Much of the produce is grown using organic practices.



For more information visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


High Bridge Homecoming Festival


Make plans to spend a fun weekend at High Bridge, one of the most beautiful places in Jessamine County. The Planning Committee is working hard on lots of activities, vendors, music, and more! Check back for schedule updates! We call this a "homecoming" but whether you are from High Bridge or not, we want everyone to enjoy it so much that it will feel like home to them!



For more information including the date of the event and/or the event schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.

September

Farmers' Market


Shop fresh and shop local at the Jessamine County Farmers' Market located at the Wilmore City Hall Parking Lot each Saturday morning, 8 – 12 noon, from May through October. Fresh seasonal produce each week, along with vegetable and flower bedding plants, perennials, local honey and eggs, and freshly cut floral bouquets. Much of the produce is grown using organic practices.



For more information visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Wilmore Caboose Museum


Tour a 1950’s era Southern railway bayside caboose. View an extensive collection of railroad and local history artifacts, exhibits, photos and literature which tell the story of the Wilmore-High Bridge area . Open on most Saturdays from April through October, 10 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


More Tales: The Wilmore Storytelling Festival


Join us on the Wilmore Downtown Green for this 2-day event featuring professional storytellers in the Appalachian tradition. Buy hand made art from vendors and step up yourself for a competitive story slam.





For more information including the date of the event and/or the event schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.

October

Wilmore Caboose Museum


Tour a 1950’s era Southern railway bayside caboose. View an extensive collection of railroad and local history artifacts, exhibits, photos and literature which tell the story of the Wilmore-High Bridge area . Open on most Saturdays from April through October, 10 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Farmers' Market


Shop fresh and shop local at the Jessamine County Farmers' Market located at the Wilmore City Hall Parking Lot each Saturday morning, 8 – 12 noon, from May through October. Fresh seasonal produce each week, along with vegetable and flower bedding plants, perennials, local honey and eggs, and freshly cut floral bouquets. Much of the produce is grown using organic practices.



For more information visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Arts & Crafts Festival


Stroll East Main Street and shop from a variety of vendors providing fine art work and hand-crafted items. Live music throughout the day. Food available at local restaurants. For more information call Mary Miller at 858-9983. Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



Download Wilmore Arts and Crafts Festival Vendor Application Here



For more information including the date of the event and/or the event schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Treats on Main


Bring out the kids for another fun-filled FAMILY event in Wilmore! Main Street in Wilmore will be blocked off and businesses, organizations and individuals will be handing out treats. There will be carnival type games and prizes as well. There is a fun costume contest at 7:30pm in the Pavilion at the Downtown Green. Local organizations, groups and individuals are invited to participate by handing out treats or running a game. Please contact Wilmore Parks & Recreation (wilmoreparks@gmail.com) to sign up. Plan to spend your Halloween evening having a fun, safe and happy experience in downtown Wilmore! Sponsored by the Wilmore Parks & Recreation Dept.



For more information including the date of the event and/or the event schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.

November
Shop Small Business Week


Join other shoppers on the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day and shop Wilmore's shops and businesses. Register at each shop from which you purchase an item and you may be one of the four winners of a $25 gift certificate to local shops! Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board in conjunction with American Express.



For more information including the event date and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Window Painting on Main Street


Volunteers gather on these days to decorate storefront windows of the downtown merchants for Christmas. All ages and skill levels are invited and all supplies are furnished. Email jwoolums@wilmore.org or call 858-3895 for additional information. If you can color between the lines, you can do this! Sponsored by the Wilmore Community Development Board.



For more information including the event date and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.


Veteran's Day Parade


Join us in honoring those who gave us our freedom and those who continue to fight for it each day. If you would like to participate in the parade, please email wilmoreparks@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Wilmore Parks & Recreation Dept.



For more information including the event date and/or to download event forms (if applicable), visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.



December


Old-Fashioned Musical Christmas


Spend the full day in Wilmore and enjoy small town charm and holiday hospitality. Some of the activities are a pancake breakfast, train exhibit, several quality craft shows, business open houses, church open houses, lighting of City Christmas tree, elf contest and more. Sponsored by the Wilmore Parks & Recreation Dept. For more information including the date of the event and/or the event schedule, visit the Wilmore Events Calendar. Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.

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