HENLAWSON — The ever popular Aunt Jennie Wilson Music Festival will be returning to Chief Logan State Park on August 31 and Sept. 1.
Aunt Jennie was a local who made her mark in the world of folk music and she is still fondly remembered. Her grandson, Roger Bryant, worked with her in the music world for many years and has been a respected recording artist in his own right. Bryant has been heavily involved with the Museum in the Park for many years, making the event a natural for the park. The festival features the best local traditional country, bluegrass and folk musicians in our region. It’s a fun-filled family event, and it’s free.
That same weekend in nearby Pike County Kentucky, Hatfield-McCoy Heritage Days will be returning to Pikeville, Ky.
The event will feature arts, crafts, food, a triathlon, a parade and other activities. The Pikeville Rotary Club, Pikeville Kiwanis Club, church groups and other civic and nonprofit organization will be involved.
The event will feature artisans and craftsmen from Pike County and across the region. Organizers are recruiting vendors who feature genuine, handmade products. You can find out more here-http://visitpikeville.com/hmfestival/
But coming up first, the Chief Logan Hunting and Fishing Expo returns this year with more exhibits and features than ever before, including two reality television show superstars — Ron and Amy Shirley of Lizard Lick Towing.
On Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25 the Expo returns to Chief Logan State Park Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. This year’s expo will feature a return of hawkeyed exhibition archer Frank Addington Jr.
Other events include the National Wild Turkey Foundation’s Turkey Calling Contest, a Bird Dog Demonstration with Bob Fala, a trout fishing pond and the Youth Challenge Archery and more.