Bill Miller in his grocery store on Main Street, Hazel, Kentucky, 1939. Photo courtesy City of Hazel
Hazel Day Celebration
Held the first Saturday in October, this is a
celebration of the past and present of Hazel, known today as the
antique capital of western Kentucky. An exhibit of old photographs
and memorabilia in the town's only bank documents the town's
history of more than 100 years as an incorporated city. There are
free horse and buggy rides, an open car show, an old-fashioned cake
walk, a washer pitching tournament, a checkers tournament, and an
auction of donated items including a quilt made for the occasion.
Bluegrass and gospel music, arts and crafts, plenty of food, and
the Little Miss and Mr. Hazel Pageant add to the festivities. Held
since 1990, the celebration is documented in text, photographs, and
Originally submitted by: Ed Whitfield, Representative (1st District).
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