Funtoberfest contest deadlines

Fall Store Front Display Contest, sponsored by Grayson Tourism Commission, deadline for application is October 9 at noon. Contact at (606)474-8740 for details.

Scarecrow Contest at the Toursim Cabin, sponsored by Grayson Tourism Commission, drop-off at cabin October 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact at (606)474-8740 for details.

Chili in the Park Cookoff, at Park Street. Deadline for registration and $25 entry fee is October 11 at Noon. Sponsored by the Grayson Rotary Club. Contact at (606)474-0509 for details.

Wednesday, October 9

Funtoberfest Scarecrow contest submissions due. Individuals, clubs, classrooms, and church groups are all eligible to enter the contest. Cash prizes will be awarded for best overall, most original and scariest. Scarecrows must be 2 feet tall or taller and secured on a wood or rebar peg suitable for holding the scarecrow in the ground or on a hay bale. Entries may be brought to the tourism cabin from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Other drop-off times may be available. Contact the tourism office at (606)474-8740, or via email at, for details or with any questions. Judging will take place on Friday, and winners will be announces on Saturday, after the parade. Name, address, and phone number must be included on a 3X5 card, and given to the tourism coordinator at the cabin.

Friday, October 11

Funtoberfest, Grayson, various times and events, including free inflatables on Park Street, 6 – 8 p.m., community fun ride at the Grayson Gallery & Art Center, 6 – 8 p.m., and family movie night at the Grayson Fire Department, beginning at 8 p.m. For a full schedule of events check out the Facebook pages for Grayson Rotary Club, Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission, or Grayson Funtober Fest

Park Street will be closed for Funtoberfest activities, from Third to Main Street, 6 – 8 p.m.

Gateway Regional Arts Center, “Poetry, Pies, and Pints” night, featuring Elliott County poet Misty Skaggs, 6:30 p.m. GRAC Cafe, Mt. Sterling, KY. For more information visit

Saturday, October 12

Funtoberfest, Grayson, various times and events, including craft sales, henna “tattoos,” face painting, inflatables (with an all day wrist band for $5), chili cook-off contest, pet costume contest and parade, children's costume contest, and more. For a full schedule of events check out the Facebook pages for Grayson Rotary Club, Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission, or Grayson Funtober Fest

Park Street will be closed for Funtoberfest activities, from Third to Main Street, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Third Street will be closed for Funtoberfest activities, from Park Street to Robert & Mary Avenue, from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Main Street/US Hwy 60 will be closed for Funtoberfest activities, from Pomeroy to Landsdowne Street, from 8 – 11 a.m.

Funtoberfest Trunk or Treat, Prichard Elementary School lot, 4 – 6 p.m. No entry fee. Everyone is welcome to come and bring treats for the kids. Prizes awarded for best costume and best car, truck or table decoration. Sponsored by Gregoryville Christian Church.

Second Saturday Music and Art Shindig, Grayson Gallery & Art Center, 6 p.m. Featuring music by Sasha Collette.

Free Family Movie Night, Grayson Fire Department, 8:30 p.m.

Author George Eklund will present readings from his upcoming book of poetry, The Island Blade, and chapbook Wanting to Be an Element, at the Grayson branch of the Carter County Public Library, 1 p.m. Event sponsored by the Friends of the Carter County Public Library and the Carter County Poetry Society.

Willard Community Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Field next to Willard Church of Christ. Old fashioned games and events include horseshoes, cornhole, 3-legged races, sack races, hay rides, storytelling, live gospel music, and more. Lunch is provided and all events and activities are free of charge.

Thursday, October 17

IKORCC Regional Council of Carpenter's Open House, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 574 Carpenters Way, Grayson, featuring skills competition, training center tours, and info on apprenticeships, college scholarships and career paths. RSVP to

Farm & Family Night at the Carter County Soil Conservation District and Carter County Cooperative Extension, featuring guest speaker Doris Hamilton, Hemp Program Manager for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Program starts at 5:30, with 4-H awards at 6:30, Dinner at 7, and contest winners announced at 7:30. The event awards one hour of credit toward certification for 4-H livestock exhibitors. Meal is provided by FFA. Dessert entries, in the cake, pie or cookie categories, must be submitted by 6 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair.

Commonwealth Caucus, featuring a Q&A session with Representative Kathy Hinkle and others, 6 p.m. IKORCC Union Hall, 574 Carpenters Way, Grayson.

Saturday, October 19

“Hocus Pocus” movie night and costume contest, Olive Hill Depot. Come dressed as your favorite character from the movie. Costume contest at 7:15 p.m. Movie at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. The Drive-In food truck will be on site.

Saturday, October 26

Third Annual “It's Fall, Y'all” vendor and craft festival, Olive Hill Depot, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Featuring pun'kin chunkin', plank board races, hay bale toss, costume contests, costumed bed races, pumpkin bowling, cooking, canning and candies contest, and other events.

Sunday, October 27

Trunk or Treat at the Olive Hill Depot, 5 – 7 p.m. sponsored by various local churches. Free event featuring hot dogs, popcorn, chips and other refreshments, bounce house, face painting, balloon animals and “A Journey Through the Bible” with stories. For more information contact the Olive Hill First Baptist Church, (606)286-4191.

Thursday, October 31

Trick or Treat in Grayson and Olive Hill, 6 – 8 p.m.

Fall Mums

West Carter High School Agriculture Dept./FFA are holding their annual mum sale. Flowers are available for purchase from the West Carter High School greenhouse, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Colors are red, yellow, white, orange/bronze, and pink/lavender. Cost is $6 each. For more information call (606)286-2481.


The Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission and Grayson Sports Park Board are currently accepting resumes for Sports Park Manager of the new Sports Complex located in Grayson. Anyone interested in the position may submit a resume via email at, or by mail to the following address: Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission, PO Box 296, Grayson KY 41143. A copy of the job description (see attachment) and relevant information can be found on the Grayson Tourism Website: Questions regarding the position can be emailed to or by calling 606-474-8740.

The U.S. Census Bureau is now hiring census takers for the 2020 census. The job offers flexible hours, weekly pay, and paid training. Apply online at, or call 1-855-JOB-2020 for more information and help applying.


H.E.L.P. Health equipment for Local People is a new service here in Carter County. We are a non-profit group to help get gently used medical equipment recycled and in the hands of those that need it. Also to help provide needed protein supplements, and adult briefs of all sizes to those with limited insurance coverage, especially the elderly. We need donations of wheelchairs, potty chairs, shower seats, walkers, lift chairs and medical supplies. Some people can’t afford this or copay is to high. H.E.L.P. Has page on Facebook or call 474-6423 for more information or reach Nathana Hall on FB. Let’s take care of Carter County.

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