Second Saturday receives state recognition

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Kentucky Travel Industry Association names downtown event as part of its top 10 festivals and events for spring

By Marty Finley

Second Saturday in Elizabethtown has been recognized at the state level.

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association awarded the monthly downtown event the Judge’s Recognition Award as part of its 2013 Spring Top 10 Festivals & Events, according to a KTIA news release.

The awards are chosen by an impartial panel of judges based on numerous criteria, including popularity, impact on local tourism economy and cultural and historical significance, according to the KTIA.

The Second Saturday series launched in October 2011 and is sponsored by the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council. Visitors can sample area shopping and food at downtown businesses, which extend their hours during Second Saturday, and take in live music on and around Public Square. During certain months, themed events are featured, such as the zombie night this past October.