By Joe Lewis - Staff Writer
Oct. 10, 2012 —
Olive Hill will host another Heritage Trail Ride and Festival Oct. 19-21, including trail rides, music, and primitive camping at various locations in the city.
Earlier this year, a similar event saw about 175 people come through town for three days of riding and related festivities.
Free parking and family-friendly camping will be available along Tygart’s Creek across from the historic depot.
Registration for camping spots will take place at the depot beginning that Friday.
The Olive Hill Historical Society will be hosting dinner and a double-feature movie at the old OHHS building.
Adult tickets for the dinner and movies are $10 and children are $7.
For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call 286-2124.
The Olive Hill Fire Department will be hosting a haunted house that weekend at the new fire training center. Tickets for the haunted house will be $7. All proceeds go for the purchase of new equipment for the department.
A shuttle will be available to transport families from the depot to both the fire training center and the old high school for each event.
A music festival also will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the depot.
Trail rides begin at 11 a.m. each day and riders have the opportunity to use trails of varying lengths and skill levels.
Events like the festival are important to the town’s effort to obtain Trail Town designation – a classification that could set Olive Hill apart as a preferred destination for adventure tourists.
For more information on the Heritage Trail Ride and Festival, call Kim King at (606) 207-2481.
Joe Lewis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 286-4201.