Oldham County Day is happening this year!
Always the third Saturday in July
Oldham County Day is the brainchild of the late Nancy Crass, a Project Guild member and longtime La Grange resident. The event began in 1971 and now boasts more than 120 booths, live music and a vibrant parade filled with hometown pride. Proceeds from booth space fuel Project Guild’s year-round commitment to community support.
We start the week with our Grand Marshal Luncheon at The John Black Center the Tuesday before Oldham County Day.
Watch the parade in Downtown LaGrange near the Courthouse Square on Saturday morning (Be sure to have a spot picked out and ready to go as it starts at 10:00am). The parade route may look a little different this year as we try to work around the construction on the Square Anticipate seeing the Grand Marshall, local school marching bands, tractors, horses, fire trucks, church, local business and other group floats that match the parade’s theme for the year. Kids are also invited to decorate their bikes and ride in the parade!
Check out the booths in Downtown La Grange. Many of the booths feature local businesses and organizations in the Oldham County area. Meet local politicians, learn more about locally owned businesses, churches, maybe get a freebie or enter a raffle! Food and drinks are will be available. In the past, a lot of the booths had kid-friendly giveaways (like Dairy Queen ice cream coupons), bounce houses and balloon artists and visitors saw living statues. It’s definitely worth checking out Main Street and surrounding attractions after the parade!
There is a lot of entertainment planned before and after the parade. Listen to music while you’re at the festival. There is a great lineup of various artists. Head to LaGrange Christian Church for children’s activities.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning at the LaGrange Community Center on Jefferson Street 7-10:30am. There is a cost for the breakfast but it goes to support the LaGrange Rotary Club.
Arrive early for parking! Southeast Christian Church has generously donated a bus making the rounds from their lot up to the festivities.