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September 2022

Annual Blue Heron Ghost Train

September 10 @ 12:00 am

Join Big South Fork National River & Recreation on Saturday, September 10th, 2022, to experience the twelfth annual Blue Heron Ghost Train. Hear chilling tales spun from the hills and hollows of the Cumberland Plateau. Experience the beauty of Kentucky, and the solitude of Blue Heron Mine-18 as you are entertained by five talented local storytellers. Gather the entire family for this special annual event and help us celebrate this important tradition here on the Cumberland Plateau from the historical…

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September 16 @ 8:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm

Each September, the Cumberland Mountains come alive with the rumble of ATVs and the echoes of live music, as Brimstone bids farewell to summer with Paragon, one of the nation's premiere ATV-themed festivals. The three-day event features guided rides, poker runs, live concerts and much more. An event band is required, in addition to a Brimstone riding pass.

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Haunting in the Hills

September 17

Are you ready to be scared? Head to the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area in September for Haunting in the Hills, a day-long storytelling festival presented by the National Park Service. Haunting in the Hills features a full day of music, vendors and storytelling, with the scary stories reserved for the night to conclude the event. It's a family-friendly event, but the ghost stories aren't for the faint of heart!

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Heritage Festival

September 24

The Museum of Scott County presents The Heritage Festival, a throwback to the pioneer era in Appalachia. This free event includes craft demonstrations, crafts for sale, bluegrass music, vendors and much, much more. It is held on the museum grounds, located on the campus of Scott High School in Huntsville. The Museum of Scott County is America's only museum to be designed, built and curated by high school students. In addition to the original history museum, the museum complex features…

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October 2022

Fall on the Mall

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fall on the Mall is the Scott County Chamber of Commerce's family-friendly celebration of Halloween and the fall harvest. Held each October on the historic Courthouse Mall in downtown Huntsville, Fall on the Mall offers fun for all ages, but especially for the kids. Typically, the event features lots of free kids games and activities, a petting zoo, vendors, food, a costume contest with cash prizes that begins at 3 p.m., a trunk-or-treat at 5 p.m., and a movie under…

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November 2022

The Polar Express Train Ride

November 18 @ 12:00 am - November 19 @ 12:00 am
Big South Fork Scenic Railway, 66 Henderson Street
Stearns, KY 42647
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Big South Fork Railway is already preparing for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Stearns, KY! This immersive family-oriented experience hosted over 1.4 million riders at 54 locations in the US, Canada, and the UK in 2019. Popular dates and times are expected to fill quickly, but seats are now available for departures beginning November 18th and continuing through December 23rd. Each ride lasts approximately 1hr 30minutes. Tickets are on sale now at and guests are encouraged to book soon as…

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December 2022

Christmas Parade

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Scott County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is held on the first Saturday in December each year. This large parade marches through the streets of Oneida, from HBD/Thermoid in the downtown area to Oneida Elementary School behind Walmart. The parade steps off at 2 p.m. each year, with an inclement weather date of the following day (Sunday) at 3 p.m.

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