Come out and enjoy a part of Appalachian History!
The Heritage Harvest Tour kicks off this Saturday, September 29th & 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a self-guided tour and individuals can begin and end where desired. Each tour stop is numbered on the brochure, but participants can go in any order.
No admission is charged to partake in the tour. There will be various stops along the way with items available to purchase, including antiques, fall decorations, pumpkins, mums, and lots of food!
The Harvest Heritage Tour will guide you through the rural areas of Lawrence and Boyd Counties with breath-taking views and scenery along the way. The tour is made up of 10 stops, each offering something unique. This year there are two new churches that are offering homemade ice cream and food.
There is sure to be something for all ages along the Heritage Harvest Tour. Tour takers can view working farms, purchase apple butter, other home-made goods, quilts, and crafts; even take a walk through a corn maze! Be sure to come hungry, Fall favorites will be available, chili, chicken & dumplings, beef stew, barbeque, and much more, not mention the huge selection of desserts, apple butter, sorghum, jellies, etc. Some stops will be offering breakfast. The kids can enjoy a free petting zoo and pony rides will be available for $2.00.
This is 9th year for the tour, Jerrie Cossett, owner of Kentucky Roots has been doing “Autumn on the Farm” for 10 years. After having such a big turn-out at her event, she approached the Lawrence County Extension Office about doing a bigger event and inviting other farms to participate. From that the Heritage Harvest Tour grew to where it is today. All stops are a must! The tour is extended for two days so you won’t miss anything!
To get a brochure with the map of the tour you can drop by the Lawrence County Extension Office, Vinson Museum, and several other businesses around town. If you can’t find one, call the Extension Office and they will make sure you get one.
For more information contact:
The Lawrence County Extension Office 606-673-9495.
Facebook page and website www.heritageharvesttourky.com
Remember that this tour is rain or shine!
Heritage Harvest Tour Stops:
Baker Chapel Church
3750 Little Cat Fork Rd. Louisa, KY 41230
“Saturday Only- Stop in for a bowl of beef stew with cornbread, coleslaw, and more at this 104 year old country church. Soups starting at $1.50 a bowl. Watch chili being made outside on an open fire. Visit the free petting zoo or take a pony ride for $2 sponsored by the LCHS FFA. Whether you’re hungry spiritually or physically, want to rest, or just let the kids have fun, see exhibits, take photo opportunities, or use our indoor restroom facilities, Baker is a stop you won’t want to miss. All invited!
Mount Olive Church
21610 St Rt 3 Rush, Kentucky 41168
Offering breakfast and hand made items for sale. We offer a free tour including narrative history of our 1875 ” Little White church on the Hill” has survived and become a lighthouse in the community.
Our menu will recreate traditional meals handed down from family and friends through the decades.
The church will be open to Harvest Tour Patrons on SATURDAY ONLY. We invite you to worship service Sunday at 11am.
6.5 Miles South on Route 3 from I 64/180 Intersection
4 Got N Tymes
2770 Little Cat Fork Road Louisa, Kentucky 41230
“Saturday and Sunday- Find the perfect pumpkin! Hundreds to choose from. Beautiful moms, and all types of fall decorations ready for you to take home. Shop for homemade jams and jelly. Get lost in the corn maze or just enjoy the fall scenery with a walk along the creek side.”
10251 N Hwy 3 Louisa, Kentucky 41230
Come sit a spell on our front porch ! Browse our country store and shop for our farm fresh products that include maple syrup made
onsite ,Maple Butter, Soaps and Much More.
“Historic country church serving BBQ smoked fresh on-site by Carrie’d Away, plus coleslaw, baked beans, chips and dessert. Delicious fried apple pies are also available. Quilts will be on display and crafts available for purchase. Sunday-Join us for Sunday service at 9:30 AM.”
9710 N HWY 3 Louisa, Kentucky 41230
“Saturday Only- “Autumn on the Farm” Select Dealers offering early country antiques, folk art and seasonal items located on a 1800’s farmstead. Admission $3. Make your own corn husk wreath for an additional fee.”
24241 US 23 Louisa, Kentucky
Saturday Only- Enjoy homemade chicken and dumplings, and cornbread for $6.00. Desserts are available for $1.00. After enjoying a home cooked meal, look at heritage quilts with the Lawrence County Quilted Treasures. Also for sale are locally made quilts and craft items.
75 Hwy 32 Louisa, Ky 41230
Farmhouse Memories- An idea started in 1995 in a small farmhouse located a few miles out of town Harold and Marsha Slone began a Florist and Antique Shop together. The shop is now located at the intersection of Ky 32 and 2565 near KFC. We are a family run business offering the latest trends and styles in home decor. We specialize in mixing old and new for todays cottage living. Shop Farmhouse Memories for home decor, antiques and cottage finds as well as a full service florist serving the Louisa and Fort Gay area.
We offer one of the areas largest selection of christmas decor in the area. Our farmhouse will be full of trees decorated in todays designer fashions as well as memories of traditions in times past.
SATURDAY- A nearby church group will be making fresh apple butter the old fashion way here at the farmhouse. Fresh baked bread will be sold by the local Boy Scout Troop.
9800 Kavanaugh Road, Catlettsburg, Ky
“Saturday Only- Stop and visit a historical church and cemetery dating back to 1873. Enjoy hearing some of the history of the church and the area. The cemetery is one of the oldest in the area. Enjoy some ice cream and rest in the shade of one of the oldest trees in the county.”
Lighthouse Freewill Baptist Church
103 Lock Street, Louisa, Kentucky 41230
“Saturday only- Enjoy a delicious country breakfast of chocolate gravy, biscuits, and sorghum. Or if you just want lunch, join us at 11am for soup beans, cornbread, kraut & wieners, and fried potatoes.