The beautiful city of Hartford, Kentucky is about to come alive as the community comes together to celebrate fall. There are many events planned for the upcoming Food Festival. Food vendors will be on hand along with craft vendors, costume contests are planned, pageants, parades, live music, and more. Here are all of the fun and festive details!

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I tell you what, the Hartford Fire Department sure knows how to bring a community together. In July they had a huge turnout for their Hoses and Hot Rods event. Everyone came together to check out the vintage vehicles, jeeps, bikes, and more. Residents came hungry to take advantage of the delicious food trucks and family fun. And, now we have THIS to look forward to!

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Hartford Fire Department’s Food Festival

The Hartford Dire Department Food Festival Fundraiser will be held on October 8th, 9th, and 10th at the Square in Downtown Hartford. There will be bounce houses for the kiddos, food trucks, craft vendors, hot wing eating contests, pet costume contests, hay wagon rides, and more. Also, live music with a beer garden for those over 21 years old, of course. It's going to be a fun way to kick off fall in the tri-state!

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Sassy Sisters Food Festival Pageant

At the Hartford Fire Department's Food Festival there will be a fundraiser pageant sponsored by The Sassy Sisters. The Ohio County Community Center will host the pageant on October 9th, 2021. The cost to attend the pageant will be $5 at the door. If you have a child that would like to participate, the early entry fee will be $25. Just sign up before October 8th. Door entry is accepted for $30. There are trophies up for grabs and winners can advance to the Kentucky Festival's State Pageant in November. For more information and to register you can contact

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Food Festival Parade & Cruise-In

Individuals and businesses are encouraged to join in the Food Festival Parade and Cruise-In. It's all FREE on Saturday, October 9th, 2021. Dress up in food theme or fall theme attire and line up for the parade at 2 PM in front of the IGA in Hartford. The Cruise-In will follow the parade in downtown Hartford. From vintage cars to muscle cars, all will be on display. Whether you want to show off your classic car, or you just want to check out the best vintage vehicles in town, there will be something for everyone in Hartford!

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