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Antiques & Flee Markets Arts & Crafts
Biking Caves & Spelunking
Drama & Theater Festivals, Fairs & Parades
Fishing Folk Dancing & Clogging
Genealogy Golf
Hiking History & Museums
Horse Shows  Music
Paddling & Canoeing Racing
Restaurants Scenic Drives
State Parks

Antiques & Flea Markets

"Pot of Gold" Antique Show E. Carter Middle School
Old Time Machinery & Antique Show Old Time Machinery and Antique Association Grounds, KY Rt. 7 South of Grayson
If you are interested in large or small machinery, tools, and other implements of the past, come see them in their restored and preserved states. Demonstrations of the mills, tractors and other older equipment are conducted daily. Hand crafted items are also on sale.
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Arts & Crafts

The Chicken Coop Art & Craft Mall 11 miles north of Grayson on KY-9
Features the juried work of more than 150 artisans and crafters.
April-December M-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5; 
January-March Th-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5; 
606/474-9690
Irish Acres Antiques I-64 Exit 185, KY-3 S near Bolts Fork
One of the South's largest and finest antique shops with 26 showrooms.
 Tuesday - Saturday 10-5
606/928-8502
Rabourn Antiques Olive Hill, KY
Carter County Art Club 
Anna Robinson Memorial Art Show
Saturday before Memorial Day
This judged event features area and well known artists. Amateur and professional categories.
Carter County Homemaker's Christmas Craft Fair Third weekend in November
East Carter Middle School Gymnasium
If you love homemade items, then this annual event comes just in time for holiday gift giving. Hand crafted items of every sort are featured during this one day event.
Art Expo
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Professional & nonprofessional artists show off their works during this expo. Categories include portraits and landscapes. $15 exhibitor fee. Prizes for best works. All art is for sale.
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Biking

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Caves & Spelunking

Carter Caves Crawlathon Enjoy field trips through wild caves and evening programs on 
spelunking and caving subjects.
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Drama & Theater

Someday Outdoor Drama June through July
Grayson Lake Campground
A musical cast against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War.
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Festivals, Fairs & Parades

Grayson Memory Days
Last week before Memorial Day
Downtown Grayson Come to Grayson to remember and be remembered as the city holds its annual celebration. Events include a Golf Tournament, Parade, Walking & Racking Horse Show, Art Show, Street Music and window displays. 
The Carter County Fair The first week of August
Grayson Jaycee Fairgrounds, US 60 East 
Come join the fun and excitement of this precursor to the Kentucky State Fair. The weeklong event features livestock events, horticultural events and judging, the Miss Carter County Fair Pageant, live music, motorized events, bull riding, a carnival and more!
Carter County Sorghum Festival
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Fishing

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Folk Dancing & Clogging

International Festival of Folkdance
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Folkdancing styles from around the world converge at Carter Caves.
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Genealogy

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Golf

Grayson Lake State Park
314 Grayson Lake Park Road
Grayson, KY
(606) 474-9727

Course Layout

Ask about our Stay and Play Special

Grayson Lake - No. 5 Tee Box

Bellefonte Country Club
208 Country Club Drive
Ashland, KY
(606) 324-2107
Carter Caves State Resort Park
344 Caveland Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
(606) 286-8881
Diamond Links Golf Club
200 Fairway Drive
Catlettsburg, KY
(606) 928-5335
Eagle Trace Golf Course
1275 Eagle Drive
Morehead, KY
(606) 783-9973
Oaks Golf Club
1000 Oaks Drive
Flatwoods, KY
(606) 833-5565
River Bend Golf Club
Route 1
Argillite, KY
(606) 473-6773
Rolling Meadows Golf Course
Cannonsburg Road
Catlettsburg, KY
(606) 739-4140
Sandy Creek Golf Course
9701 Meade Springer Road
Ashland, KY
(606) 928-6321
Sheltowee Trail Country Club
1200 Clearfork N
Morehead, KY
(606) 784-2582
Sundowner Golf Course
4135 State Route 5
Ashland, KY
(606) 329-9093

Golf Tournaments

Grayson Memory Days Last week before Memorial Day
Downtown Grayson  Come to Grayson to remember and be remembered as the 
city holds its annual celebration. Events include a Golf Tournament, Parade, Walking & Racking Horse Show, Art Show, Street Music and window displays. 
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Hiking

Wildflower Weekend Fourth weekend in April
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Join the park's naturalist as he leads you on an exploration of the park's exquisite wildflower population.
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 History & Museums

Northeastern Kentucky History Museum KY-182 near the Carter Caves State Park, Traces the area's natural and cultural heritage. The varied collection includes fossils, Indian and pioneer artifacts, and items from the Civil War through Vietnam ($1, May-October daily 9-5, 606/286-6012).
Pioneer Life Week
Carter Caves State Park
A week dedicated to the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812 and the settlement of lands around the Ohio River. Reenactors, music and many historical programs bring this rich heritage back to life. Minimum/maximum number of participants required. 
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Horse Shows

Grayson Memory Days Last week before Memorial Day
Downtown Grayson  Come to Grayson to remember and be remembered as the 
city holds its annual celebration. Events include a Golf Tournament, Parade, Walking & Racking Horse Show, Art Show, Street Music and window displays. 
Carter County Shrine Club Horse Show Third Weekend in June
Shrine Club Park
US 60 East of Olive Hill
Experience the excitement as the horses and exhibitors from as many as five states vie for the coveted blue ribbon.
Kentucky Walking and Racking Horse Classic Second weekend in September
Shrine Club Park, US 60 East of Olive Hill
Kentucky is horse country and there is no better place to see Walking and Racking horses than at this long running show.
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Music

Bobcat Alley Bluegrass Festival
June 27 and 28, 2003
Old Time Machinery and Antique Grounds,
KY Rt. 7 South of Grayson
"Rudyfest" returns with more great entertainers as the best of bluegrass rings through the hills of
Carter County. 
Carter County Bluegrass Festival Last full weekend in July
Olive Hill Showgrounds, Olive Hill, KY
This festival showcases premiere bluegrass acts and has been featured on Kentucky Educational Television.
Grayson Memory Days Last week before Memorial Day
Downtown Grayson Come to Grayson to remember and be remembered as the city holds its annual celebration. Events include a Golf Tournament, Parade, Walking & Racking Horse Show, Art Show, Street Music and window displays. 
Mountain Memory Weekend Third weekend in March.  Traditional mountain music, crafts, storytelling and music workshops are featured.
Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin' Carter Caves State Resort Park
Traditional musical instruments such as the dulcimer, fiddle and guitar are used to tell stories about life long ago along the foothills of Eastern Kentucky. $25 admission charge for all weekend jam sessions & concerts. Individual concert tickets. $5-$12.
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Paddling & Canoeing

Tygart Creek
Little Sandy River 
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Racing

B & M Dragway Olive Hill, Ky

Specializing in ATV Sand/ Dirt Drag Racing. 

Little Sandy Raceway Willard, Ky 

Specializing in ATV / Dirt Track Racing.

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Restaurants

Arby’s
636 N. Carol Malone Blvd.
(606) 474-2340
China House Restaurant
209 S. Carol Malone Blvd.
(606) 475-9199
Dairy Queen
618 N. Carol Malone Blvd.
(606) 474-8262
Giovanni’s Pizza
522 E. Main St.
(606) 474-7878
Huddle House Restaurant
200 State Hwy 1947
(606) 475-9800
Kentucky Fried Chicken
344 C.W. Stevens Blvd.
(606) 474-5482
Little Caesar’s Pizza
218 E. Main St.
(606) 474-8800
Long John’s Silvers and A&W
175 State Hwy 1947
(606) 474-6300
El Portal Mexican Restaurant
1051 N. State Hwy 7
(606) 475-0159
McDonald’s
751 N. Carol Malone Blvd.
(606) 474-8222
Melini Cucina - Italian Restaurant
110 Robert & Mary Ave.
(606) 475-1521
Pizza Hut
610 N. Carol Malone Blvd.
(606) 474-6462
Randy’s Roadside Market & Deli
431 E. Main St.
(606) 474-6455
Rock Springs Restaurant
77 Rock Springs Rd.
(606) 475-0737
Shake Shop
S. Carol Malone Blvd.
(606) 475-0474
Shoney’s
610 C.W. Stevens Blvd.
(606) 474-6229
Subway Sandwiches and Salads
601 N. Carol Malone Blvd.
(606) 474-7696
Taco Bell
730 N. Carol Malone Blvd.
(606) 474-0121
Tom’s Pizza and Family Restaurant
502 E. Main St.
(606) 474-6631
Tudor’s Biscuit World
S. Carol Malone Blvd.
(606) 474-0358
Wendy’s
750 N. Carol Malone Blvd.
(606) 474-8890
 
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Scenic Drives

Grayson to Paintsville A Lake to Lake tour
1880 Oldtown Covered Bridge nine miles south off KY-1
1855 Bennett's Mill Covered Bridge north off KY-7.
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State Parks

Carter Caves State Park Take 1-64 west. Take exit #161 (Olive Hill exit). Turn right off the exit onto US 60 east. Go approximately 2 miles and turn left on KY 182 north. Park entrance is 3 miles from the left turn onto KY 182 north.
Grayson Lake State Park Turn south onto KY 7. Grayson Lake is about 9 miles.
Greenbo Lake State Park Turn north onto KY 1. Greenbo Lake is 18 miles.
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