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Olive Hill is touting itself as the place to be this weekend, and the organizers of the two main events in town are encouraging folks to come for the family friendly fun of It's Fall, Y'all and to stay into the evening for the music at the Trail Town Stage.

The city's third annual It's Fall, Y'all craft festival kicks off at 11 a.m and lasts until 4 p.m. The event brings a variety of handmade crafts and food items to the Olive Hill Depot this weekend, in addition to a variety of contests and competitions. These include the pun'kin chunkin' contest, hay bale toss, pumpkin bowling and costume contests for children, adults and pets.

Spectators can also enjoy watching the teams who have signed up to compete in events like the plank board races and the costumed bed races.

The event also taps into the tradition of fall festivals of our past by highlighting the fruits of the harvest season with cooking, canning and candies contest. It's a full day of family friendly fun.

But if you aren't quite ready to go back home after enjoying the festival, or if you want to come to the festival a little later and make your day in Olive Hill a night in Olive Hill as well, the organizers of the event encourage you to come up to the Trail Town Stage, inside the old Olive Hill High School gym, for an evening of country music.

Live from the Trail Town Stage will be featuring the music of up and coming country music artist Adam Chaffins. Chaffins was touted by NPR as “the best new artist playing Americanfest” with reviewer Craig Havighurst noting that the Louisa native is “from an Eastern Kentucky country-music hotbed, but... brings enough R&B and indie rock to his Americana blend to make an original statement.”

Rolling Stone has also praised Chaffins, calling his live cover of the Keith Whitley song, “I'm over you,” one of the “ten best Country and Americana songs to hear now.”

Chaffins takes the stage at 6 and plays until 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available in advance through the Olive Hill Historical Society or at the door.

The Trail Town Pub will also be open during the event, serving craft brewery beer from regional brewers.

Contact the writer at jwells@journal-times.com.

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