The Carrollton Main Street Program’s 1st Friday on August 5 will feature “Watermelon Mania”. In addition to the usual events, we will have demonstrations and samplings of recipes that use watermelon. River View Farmers’ Market will be set up as usual, and, hopefully, will have homegrown watermelons in addition to the other wonderful homegrown produce and home produced items. The musical entertainment from 6-8 will be “Smokin’ Guns”. There will be inflatables for the kids, a watermelon seed spitting contest, a “Watermelon Rolling” contest, and chances to grab cash and valuable coupons in the Cash Cube. We will be on the north side (Main Street side) of the Carroll County Courthouse. Bring your chairs or blankets and come on down!!
Stop by our downtown businesses this week to enter drawing for a chance to win this beautiful and delicious basket of chocolates. Drawing will be held on Monday, February 8. Also, Saturday, February 6 will be our annual Chocolate Walk. Visit our downtown businesses, see what they have to offer for that special someone this Valentine’s Day, and sample some chocolate treats. That’s Saturday, February 6 in downtown Carrollton. See you downtown!!!
Carrollton Main Street Program and Carroll County Arts Board are hosting a chalk art contest and art walk in downtown Carrollton on Saturday, October 17. Those wishing to participate in the chalk art contest may register beginning at 9:00 a.m. Contestants will have from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon to complete their art work. There are four age divisions – 3rd grade & below, 4th grade thru 7th grade, 8th grade thru 12th grade, and adults 18 & over. First place trophies will be awarded in each age group. Also, regional artists and their works will be in various downtown businesses from 10:00 until 2:00. Carrollton Main Street Program will be holding a drawing for $100 in Downtown Dollars. To be eligible to enter, stop by the Carrollton Main Street Tent and pick up an entry form. Visit at least 10 of the participating businesses to get your entry forms validated and return completed forms to Carrollton Main Street Tent by 2:00 p.m.
NAPA Auto Parts, 618 Highland Avenue in downtown Carrollton will host a Customer Appreciation event on Thursday, July 23 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Stop by and be appreciated!!!
River Sweep 2015 is on for Saturday, June 27. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Point Park shelter. There will be a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of Locks 1-4 on the KY River at 11;30 a.m. at the KY River pier at Two Rivers RV Park. Lunch and awarding of prizes will follow at Point Park shelter. Come on out and help us clean our river banks. You may get wet and muddy, but it’s a good thing!!!
Carrollton Main Street Program’s 1st Friday events for 2015 begin on June 5. The River View Farmers’ Market will be set up on the Courthouse lawn beginning at 4:00. There will also be inflatables for the kids. The evenings activities include the “Cash Cube” for a chance to win cash and valuable coupons provided by our downtown businesses. The musical entertainment begins at 6:00 with Triceratops Jackson. They are out of Frankfort and have played extensively in the central Kentucky area. They will be entertaining from 6 – 8. Larry the Clown will be around for part of the evening providing his popular balloon creations. Also, the “Capture Historic Downtown Carrollton Photo Contest” will be taking place. This event is sponsored by The Carroll County Public Library and The News Democrat. Entries are due at the Library by Wednesday, June 3. You may enter either black & white or colored photos that have been taken within the past 12 months while you were physically standing in the historic downtown Carrollton area. They must be either framed or mounted. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category. Winners will be announced at 1st Friday. Series Sponsors for this year are Kentucky Utilities and Carrollton Kroger. Single event sponsor for June is 1st National Bank of Carrollton. See you downtown on the Courthouse lawn on Friday, June 5 from 4 – 8!
Carrollton Main Street Program’s Buy, Sell, Trade on Main Street returns to downtown Carrollton on Saturday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 10′ x 10′ booth spaces with free set up. Bring your own tables and chairs. Reserve your space now. Call Charlotte at Carrollton Office Supply at (502) 732-5754. Excellent for groups to do fund raising or for individuals to sell their gently used items. No animal or firearm sales. Food sales must follow Health Department regulations. See you downtown!
Carrollton Main Street Program’s Easter on the Square will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The event will kick off at 1:00 p.m. with the arrival of the Easter Bunny in downtown Carrollton on Main Street in front of the Courthouse. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures for $5.00 contribution to Shop With A Cop. Other events will include inflatables for the kids, Easter egg decorating, face painting and games including three-legged race and sack race. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 3:00 p.m. on the south (Highland Avenue) side of the Courthouse. There will be two age groups – 4 & under and 5-10. Grand prize in each age group will be a new bicycle. Other prizes will include Easter baskets and chocolate bunnies. There will also be the Jelly Bean Counting contest with two age groups – 12 & under and Over 12. Prizes will be awarded to the person in each age group who comes closest to the number of jelly beans in the jar without going over. Also, businesses will be offering a chance all week beginning March 30 and going through the end their business day on April 4 for customers to sign up to enter a drawing for the Golden Egg which will contain $50 in Downtown Dollars. No purchase necessary to enter. The Golden Egg drawing will be on Monday, April 6. And, as always, Kentucky Kruisers will be set up providing music during the event. See you downtown!!