Summer activities in full swing

Published 1:22 pm Monday, June 17, 2019

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Summer months bring people outdoors, and what better way to celebrate the warmer months than with outdoor festivals and gatherings.
This summer, there are a lot of annual events for residents and visitors to participate in within Jessamine County. If you still haven’t heard, here are a few of them you may enjoy.
This weekend is the annual Kentucky Wine and Vine Festival, which will take place at R.J. Corman. Wineries from across the state will be there for those who attend to sample. The event also includes food trucks, a kid’s area, craft vendors and live music throughout the day. The day will conclude with a balloon glow and firework show.
Next month, the 2019 Jessamine County Fair will kick off at the fairgrounds July 8-13. Monday through Thursday, admission is $10. Ticket prices raise to $12 for Friday and Saturday. The price includes all rides, parking and attractions. Events are still being planned. For information and updates, visit @jessaminefair on Facebook.
The Jessamine County Farmers’ Market is also in full swing in Wilmore. Open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Wilmore City Hall Parking Lot on East Main, vendors are selling fresh and locally grown seasonal produce such as various lettuces, green onions, asparagus, yellow summer squash and zucchini, as well as honey, perennials, vegetable plants and annuals.
Wilmore also features the Stonebridge Concert Series and Gospel on the Green during the summer months. For more information, visit
Things are also happening this summer at The Family Center in Wilmore, located at 334 E. Main St.
Julia’s Room for the Arts will hold art classes for every age group in June. Accomplished artist Sean Hampton will also be at The Family Center to teach Basics of Oil Painting for ages 14 and up. Intro to Oils and Perspective and Atmosphere with a mountainscape painting will be available in July, with Color Theory and Plein Air with a still life painting in August.
Whether your summer plans take you on vacation or you just plan to stay local, Jessamine County has many events for everyone to enjoy.
Make sure to check out news briefs, always located on page six, for weekly updates.
Hopefully, we will see you at one of these many events this summer.
Stay cool, Jessamine County.

Brittany Fuller is the community editor of The Jessamine Journal and Jessamine Life magazine. She can be reached at

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