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Double Dino Days, Folklife & Duncan Hines, Festivals, And More

Double Dino Days
Two great family outings for the price of one when you head to Cave City’s Dinosaur World in August, where a giant T. rex will greet you at the entry along with realistic dinosaur models up to 80 feet long nestled in lush vegetation in a variety of settings. They’re so real, some visitors say they even move! The best part: for each full-price admission in August, you get a free ticket to come back again any day in December (except Christmas). Adults $12.75; seniors over 60 $10.75; children 3-12 $9.75 (plus tax). For more information, go online to or call (270) 773-4345.

Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival
Perhaps the oldest ongoing, free bluegrass festival in the U.S., this is three packed-full days of music and fun August 9-11 in Henderson: Pickin’ and Pedalin’ Bicycle Tour; Flippin’ & Flyin’ Disc Golf Tournament; Jammin’ & Jumpin’ Street Pole Vault; Fox on the Run 5K (entry fee supports the Shelter for Women and Children of Henderson); Servin’ & Slammin’ Tennis Event, and more food, fun, and entertainment than you can stuff into one weekend. Find out more online at or call (270) 826-3128.

Let them eat cake
The Duncan Hines Festival, presented by the Bowling Green Junior Woman’s Club, returns August 10-11 in downtown Bowling Green, with music, food, kid activities, art auction, and Uncle Duncan’s Duck Derby, a benefit event with a chance to win up to $2,000. And of course, the main event, the Adventures in Good Baking Contest, a bake-off using Duncan Hines products, followed by a tasting of all of the wonderful treats. For more info, go online to or call (800) 326-7465.

Toe-tapping musicals
Jenny Wiley Theatre in Prestonsburg winds down its summer schedule closing out three fun family musicals. Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy—The Marvelous Wonderettes—wisecrack their way down memory lane singing your favorite songs from the ’50s and ’60s. Then dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobbysocks, and relive a simpler time with Grease, the original high school musical. All ages will love the hilarious musical Honk! as a little duckling finds that every ugly duckling can grow up to become a beautiful swan. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, it’s a must-see; you’d be quackers not to. Times, locations, and ticket prices vary; call (606) 886-9274 or go online to for details.

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