The 2014 NolinFest will mark the 25th year the festival will have been held at Moutardier Recreation Shelter on Nolin Lake.
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.
“We encourage everyone to come out and have a good time,” said Glenna Black, President of the Friends of Nolin Lake. “Bring a folding chair, money for the vendors, and make sure you come hungry because there will be plenty of food.”
Operated for the past six years by the Friends of Nolin Lake, the 2014 NolinFest will kick off on Saturday, August 2 with the Western Kentucky Car Club’s fifth annual classic car show.
Registration for the car show will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and judging will begin at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Grayson County Special Olympics.
In addition to the car show, a 50/50 drawing will be held, door prizes will be given out, top 50 trophies will be awarded, and 23 “Best of” trophies will be awarded.
Also, activities for all ages will be take place from 3 p.m. until dark, including swimming in the lake and free corn hole.
“It’s truly a family event,” said Black.
Children are welcome to jump in free inflatables and make slime with the Nutty Scientists. Product and food vendors will set up for those at the festival, as well.
The Jack Thomas Band will provide entertainment and play two sets of music, starting at 4:30 p.m. The band will perform classic hits from musicians like Stevie Wonder, Waylon Jennings, Jackson Browne, John Mayer, and Bill Withers.
Fireworks will begin at dark with a countdown by the Jack Thomas Band and will be brought to the NolinFest by Nite Lites. Nite Lites Owner Eddie Whobrey will shoot the fireworks into the water, where they will then explode upwards over the lake in a fountain of lights.
The Friends of Nolin Lake always encourage safety and courtesy during the NolinFest. The group asks visitors to show courtesy while parking cars, stay a safe distance from the fireworks, and always wear a life jacket in or on the water.
The Friends of Nolin Lake would also like to thank all supporting members and sponsors that make NolinFest possible. They offer a special thanks to NolinFest’s event sponsor, Smitty City. Friends of Nolin Lake also thanks the Nolin River Lake Corps of Engineers, all tourism offices around the lake, and all volunteers that assist the organization.
Anyone interested in volunteering at Nolin Lake may contact The Friends of Nolin Lake at email@example.com or call at 270-883-2182.
For more information, visit www.friendsofnolinlake.org. For daily updates on Nolin Lake, visit www.facebook.com/friendsofnolinlake.