Ham Days in Marion County, KY!

September 27-28, 2014
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The last full weekend in September celebrates the Marion County Country Ham Days, a "Kentucky Top-Ten Event", hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with its business partners and volunteers. The festival welcomes over 50,000 visitors and acts as an agent for community empowerment. 

The event began nearly 43 years ago, and started with a mere six hams. Today, Ham Days serves over 5,000 pounds of country ham with over 1,000 of Marion County volunteers. At Ham Days, volunteers cook a country ham breakfast that is served to visitors under the Breakfast Tent. For lunch or dinner, you can grab some beans and cornbread, a pork sandwich or a brat from the Knights of Columbus or steak from The Marion County Cattlemen’s Association. An ice cream, fried twinkie, gyro, funnel cake or the best hot dog in town are also served from our many food vendors. 

Musical groups are often hammin’ it up in every corner of the Ham Days festival. On Saturday following the parade, a few local talented community members will perform on the will take place on the Kentucky Cooperage, Makers Mark Main Stage. On Sunday morning the Kentucky Cooperage, Makers Mark Main Stage will be blessed with Marion County's own The Honeysuckle Stringband followed by No Deceit for the duration of the festival.


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Ham Days contributes its success for having something to please everyone - be it the food, music or Arts and Crafts booths, Market Place booths, Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show presented by State Farm Insurance, Erica Barnes Agent, the Spring View Hospital Pigasus Parade, Carnival Rides, Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Fun Run/Walk and lots of activities for children! Festival activities include a hay-bale toss competition, pedal-pull and multiple children’s contests dubbed with a ham-related themes.

Click here to register for Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show!

Click here to register for Children and Youth Contests!

The Spring View Hospital Pigasus Parade will take place September 27 at 1 p.m. Click here to view the rules and regulations for the Spring View Hospital Pigasus Parade!

There’s so much to do, we start Ham Days pre-week with daily events featuring a Treasure Hunt, Community Worship Service, Slop-the-Hog Ham & Biscuit eating contest, Swine & Dine pub crawl and a Pig Pen relay race and poster contest for local elementary students. Lots of family fun and exhibits!  We invite you to join us!

Click here for a full schedule of events leading up to Ham Days Weekend.


Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk

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Ham Days Pokey Pig 5k Run/Walk

The Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk during Ham Days will feature a mixed medium course through the streets of downtown Lebanon and Graham Memorial Park. (Please note that part of the race is on gravel.)


Date:
September 27, 2014
Registration Location: FNB Annex Building, 128 West Main Street, Lebanon, KY 40033
Registration Window: 6:45a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
Race Start: 8:00a.m.

RACE HIGHLIGHTS:
• The race course is certified by USA Track and Field making it one of the few in area.
• Race Shirts included for the first 750 registrants
• Times Given at the 1 mile and 2 mile markers
• Water Station at 2 Miles
• 6” Digital Time Clock Display at race finish line
• Race time will be monitored and recorded using chip timing
• Fruit and water available at the finish line
• Ambulance to follow race provided by the Marion County Ambulance Service

AWARDS:
• Men's and Women's Overall Pigasus Awards
• Best First Year Award
• Best Marion County Resident Award
• 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards given in each age group

PRICES:
Pre-registration: Single $20.00
Group $16.00 (applies to groups of 20 or more, call for instructions)
Family $50.00 (Maximum of 4 runners, same household required)
Race Day Registration: $25.00

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Click Here for Race Results (not yet available).
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Click here to register online ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

2011 Pokey Pig Ham Days Route MapPrint the Entry Form

Pokey Pig Ham Days Route MapPrint the Farmer's National Bank Pokey Pig Race Map.


Little Miss Ham Days & Tommy Burress Jr. Farmer

Little Miss Ham Days will receive a crown, sash and a 1st place champion ribbon. Jr. Farmer will receive a trophy and a 1st place champion ribbon. Winners will ride in the PIGasus Parade at 1:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call the Chamber office at 270-692-9594.

2011 Little Miss and Jr. Farmer Ham Days ApplicationPrint the Little Miss and Jr. Farmer Application.


Ham Days Exhibitor Applications

Arts and Craft | Civic Row | Market Place | Food Ventor

Arts and Crafts Booth Application

To exhibit at the 2014 Ham Days, you can register online and submit your payment using Paypal. Click here to register online! SOLD OUT

Ham Days Arts and Crafts Booth Registration
You can also print and complete the registration form, and mail it to the Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with your registration fee.

 

 

Civic Row Application

To exhibit at the 2014 Ham Days, you can register online and submit your payment using Paypal. Click here to register online! SOLD OUT

Ham Days Civic Row Booth Application
You can also print and complete the registration form, and mail it to the Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with your registration fee. Print the Civic Row Booth Application. SOLD OUT

 

Market Place Booth Application

To exhibit at the 2014 Ham Days, you can register online and submit your payment using Paypal. Click here to register online!

Market Place Booth Application
You can also print and complete the registration form, and mail it to the Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with your registration fee. Print the Market Place Booth Application.

 

Food Vendor Application

Market Place Booth Application

Complete the registration form, and mail it to the Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with your registration fee. Print the Food Vendor Application.

 


2014 Ham Days Sponsors

As a business, there are several ways you can sponsor this event. Choose platinum, gold, silver or bronze level, or support Ham Days with a custom donation.

http://www.fnblebanon.com/
http://www.springviewhospital.com
Passport Kentucky Lottery
ISC Angell Demmel
ISC  

Click to learn more about sponsoring this and other Marion County Chamber events!