Heartland Festival again named top 10 event

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By Joshua Coffman

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Kentucky Tourism Council again selected the Kentucky Heartland Festival as one of the state’s top-10 summer events.

It marks the fourth time the festival has received the honor and the first since 2005.

Criteria for inclusion onto the list includes popularity, impact on local tourism, economy, and cultural and historical significance.

Attendance was down somewhat for the event last year, which includes food, a hot-air balloon contest, skydiving, downtown parade and lakeside live music.

This year’s festival is Aug. 29 and 30.