Ashland gearing up for Poage Landing Days

Published 9:39 am Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Event scheduled for Sept. 16-18

ASHLAND, Ky. — It has been voted one of the Top 25 downtown festivals in the commonwealth by Kentucky Main Street and Ashland officials are gearing up for the 16th Annual Poage Landing Days scheduled for Sept. 16-18.

This year’s entertainment lineup will include country singers Clay Walker, Tony Ramey, Bronson Bush, IIIrd Tyme Out and Ned Crisp and Bottomline.

Back again this year will be the old car show, the 5K run, an arts and crafts show and the fiddle festival.

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The festival opens at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16 with music. The arts and crafts booths open at noon. There will be a children’s activity tent that will open at 4 p.m. as well as inflatables.

“The main thing I’m excited about is still being able to offer the free inflatable rides and bikes to the kids,” Poage Landing Days Committee President Philip Stewart said. “The kids are the ones who enjoy the festival the most, I hope.”

The 5K run begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 and serves as a kickoff for that day’s events. The car show and motorcycle show begin at 9 a.m. with the crafts booths opening at 10 a.m.

The annual Ed Haley Fiddle Fest will be 10:30 a.m. The Poage Landing Days beauty pageant will be 3 p.m. on the 15th Street stage. Bronson Bush will perform at 7 p.m. on the main stage (16th Street), followed by Tony Ramey at 8 p.m. and Clay Walker at 9:15 p.m.

On Sunday following a community church service on the main stage at 10:30 a.m., Poage Landing Days will feature a bluegrass music show on the main state beginning at noon. String Therapy, the Joe Freeman Band, Ned Crisp and Bottom Line will perform. The arts and crafts booths will open at 1 p.m., along with the children’s activity tent.

The festival is an avenue for promoting local talent. A number of singers from the region will perform on the 15th Street stage during the three-day event.

More information may be obtained via the organization’s website,