Each year Lewis Enterprises sets up 45 tents across Kentucky and parts of Indiana selling an abundance of fireworks merchandise for all ages.
Reps Nancy Raymer and Adam Smith agreed that business is booming during this time of year.
“It is 11 days of non-stop madness,” Smith explained. “Whether you are a kid or adult, people always look forward to Fourth of July.”
Raymer talked about the craze behind people being so addicted to fireworks.
“It is an American tradition,” Raymer said. “Fireworks are like George Washington and the cherry tree. You can’t be an American without it.”
Several festivals are scheduled across Grayson County during the upcoming weekend. One of the most known is ‘Rumble Over Rough River’, which takes place on July 3 at 9 p.m. at Rough River State Resort Park.
Park Superintendent Chuck Tempfer explained almost 30,000 visitors flock to the lake during this time of year.
“It is an exciting display,” Tempfer advised. “We have something for adults and children both. It is a fun time for everybody. The weather this year is supposed to be exceptional.”
Tempfer urged the fireworks display would not be the only thing going on during that day.
Starting at 2 p.m., numerous activities will be occurring on the grounds of the state park. Food vendors will be out in full force to quench visitors hunger palette, attendants can enjoy live entertainment and a Deejay and Lady of the Lake boat rides go out on the lake at 10 a.m. then again at 2 p.m. (for a minimal fee) for visitors.
“Charlie and Cathy Corbett with Friends of Rough River help with sponsoring the fireworks display,” Tempfer said. “The Grayson County Sheriff’s Department, Highway Patrol, Rangers, local police, EMS and volunteers with the Falls of Rough Fire Department help with traffic control and manning the event. There are usually 150 to 300 boats out there on the lake, and 20 to 30,000 around the lake for the night.”
Nolin Fireworks will be on July 3 at Wax Picnic Shelter area.
Families can also enjoy outdoor music (Insulated, United and Jack Thomas Band), a cornhole tournament, food vendors, and multiple activities going on all day.
Music Across Nolin begins at 5 p.m., the cornhole tournament starts at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at dark.
For more information contact Glenna Black by phone at 270-899-0066.
Lastly on June 2 in Peonia, the Knight of Columbus Hall will host a Food and Fireworks night for visitors. All festivities will begin at 5 p.m.