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400-mile Sale, Great American Brass Band Festival, Mill Springs

Great American Brass Band Festival
Danville’s annual Great American Brass Band Festival, set for June 9-12, is an old-time brass band concert in the park that recaptures the nostalgia of peaceful, turn-of-the-century America. World-renowned bands begin playing early Saturday morning and continue through Sunday evening. The festival includes a Chautauqua tea on Thursday, with a band history conference and hot-air balloon race on Friday. Go online to or call (859) 236-7794 for details.

Living Civil War history
There will be fun for the whole family at the Mill Springs Battlefield Living History Weekend, June 25-26, at the battlefield along Highway 235 in Nancy. Learn about the Battle of Mill Springs, visit a Civil War camp, and learn how to shoot a cannon. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and noon-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3 a person. Go online to or call (606) 636-4045 for details.

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival
This free festival runs June 11-18 at various locations in Henderson. The festival celebrates the life and legacy of Henderson resident and “Father of the Blues” William Christopher Handy. Enjoy a week of events, hot music, smoky barbecue, and more. Get details online at or call (800) 648-3128.

400 miles of bargains
The Antiques, Collectibles & Stuff 4-Day, 400-Mile Sale, June 2-5, spans 60 communities from Maysville to Paducah along scenic Kentucky Highway 68. Sixty communities, hundreds of yard sales, food vendors, and antique shops will participate. Who knows what treasures you will find? It could be a beautiful hand-stitched quilt or a new friend you make picking over the glassware. Make your plans now to shop across Kentucky. Call (270) 781-6858 or (270) 792-5300 for information, or go online to for details, locations, and local contact numbers.

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