Mt. Sterling, Ky. (WTVQ) – A tradition that started in 1794 continues to thrive in Mt. Sterling. Court Days has been growing over the years with expected crowds around 200 thousand this year and more than one thousand vendors offering food, crafts, and more. You can also find guns, knives, and other collectable items at the festival. People from around the country come to Mt. Sterling to buy, sell, and trade items, which is part of the history of the annual event.
Originally, on every 3rd Monday of each month, the traveling circuit judge would come to Mt. Sterling to hold court. At this time, people would come from around the county to keep informed on town news. The October “Court Day” became the favored time to trade food and other items before the winter months and this time has transformed into the modern day Court Days.
There is plenty to do for the whole family throughout the weekend, including live entertainment. There will be live music on Saturday and Sunday with a big concert at the Gateway Regional Arts Center on Main Street. The concert is $10, but the rest of the musical entertainment is free.
Court Days runs today through Monday, October 17th from 8 AM to 6 PM and is free to the public.