26th annual NolinFest is tomorrow


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



Brittany Wise | GC News-Gazette The annual NolinFest, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1 this year, is a popular destination for Grayson Countians looking to beat the summer heat.


The 26th annual NolinFest will be held at the Moutardier Recreation Shelter on Nolin Lake tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 1).

Started by Summer Park Ranger Rex Hurt, of the Nolin River Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in June of 1983, the event has since been redubbed the Rex Hurt Memorial Nolin Fest and consists of a full day of events.

“We encourage people to come out,” said Glenna Black, of the Friends of Nolin Lake, the organization that coordinates and operates the festival.

The 2015 NolinFest will kick off at 10 a.m. with the Western Kentucky Car Club’s annual classic car show. Registration for the car show begins at 10 a.m., and judging will begin at 2 p.m.

The festival itself will kick off at 3 p.m. and will feature food and product vendors, inflatables, and music from The Jack Thomas Band, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The inflatables are free for children during NolinFest, according to Black.

Fireworks will begin at dark (between 8:45 p.m. and 9 p.m.) and will be shot off at ground level into the water and then explode up in a fountain of lights, Black said.

Following the 30-minute fireworks display, The Jack Thomas Band will perform another set of music.

“It should be a beautiful day for a festival,” said Black, who encouraged attendees to bring folding chairs and sunscreen.

On behalf of the Friends of Nolin Lake, Black wished to thank the Grayson County High School DECA Club and Boy Scout Troop 631 who will supervise parking for the 2015 NolinFest.

The Friends of Nolin Lake also ask that drivers pay heed to the volunteers working during NolinFest.

For more information, visit www.friendsofnolinlake.org. For daily updates on Nolin Lake, visit www.facebook.com/friendsofnolinlake.

Brittany Wise | GC News-Gazette The annual NolinFest, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1 this year, is a popular destination for Grayson Countians looking to beat the summer heat.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_NolinFest.jpgBrittany Wise | GC News-Gazette The annual NolinFest, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1 this year, is a popular destination for Grayson Countians looking to beat the summer heat.

By Matt Lasley

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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