The 45th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival
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Ham Fest Basics

Over 200 Vendors will be at the festival with music going on all two days with Special Musical Entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights.

For answers to the common questions about parking, restrooms, first aid, pets and more, head to our most frequently asked questions page.

Thursday October 7

  • Submit Entries for Contests 7am-Noon

    Entries accepted for Country Ham Contest, Ag. Exhibits, Homeakers Contest
    Contests: Canning, Arts & Crafts, Pork Recipe, Bake-Off
    4-H Exhibits
    @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex

  • Awards Ceremony 8:30am

    Announcing the awards for:
    Spirit of the Trigg County Country Ham Festival WKDZ Radio presents awards
    Farmer of the Year
    Farm Mom of the Year
    @ Renaissance Stage

  • Main Street (Downtown) Closes! Noon

    Public traffic won't be allowed on Main Street, from the Bank of Cadiz intersection down to the stoplight at the foot of the hill, West Cadiz Park

  • Ham Fest Info Booth is Open 2-6pm

    City Hall, Booth 60

  • Food Vendors Are On Main 2-6pm

    Main Street

  • Vendor Check-in for all other Vendors 4-6pm

    Begin Setting Up Tents and Large Items
    @ Main Street & West Cadiz Park

  • Carnival Rides! 5-9pm

    @ West Cadiz Park

To ride rides, you’ll need either a book of tickets or an arm band. A booklet of 30 tickets sells for $30 or you can get a wrist band for $50 and ride all you like.

Friday October 8

  • Info Booth No. 60 Opens 6am-5pm

    @ City Hall

  • Vendor Check-in/Set up 6-8:30am

    @ City Hall

  • Streets Close 8:30am

    All vendor vehicles must leave the area

  • WKDZ Broadcasts Live 9am-5pm

    Tune in and stay in the loop, thanks to WKDZ's live festival coverage. They'll be stationed at the WKDZ Renaissance Stage and their WKDZ/WHVO Mini-Plex Studio (outside of Janice Mason)

  • Exhibits Open 9am-4pm

    Exhibits on Display: Homemakers, 4-H, & Ag
    @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex

  • Opening Ceremonies 10am

    @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage

  • Carnival Rides Open 10am-9pm

    You'll need either tickets or an All-You-Can-Ride bracelet
    @ West Cadiz Park

  • Petting Zoo 10am-6pm

    "Two Sisters Petting Zoo" brings the animals
    @ West Cadiz Park

  • Photos with Miss Triggy Piggy 10-10:45am

    Get your pics @ Section G

  • 🎸 Alonzo Pennington 🎤 11:30am

    One of the most famous pickers and guitar virtuosos to come out of Kentucky!
    @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage

  • Quilt Show 10am-4pm

    @ Janice Mason Art Museum

  • Tractor Pull 11am

    @ West Cadiz Park

  • 🎸 Carson Denfip 🎤 1-2pm

    @ Renaissance Stage

  • 🎸 Tim Lynch Band 🎤 1:30pm

    @ Main Stage, West Cadiz Park

  • Hog Calling Contest 4pm

    @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage

  • Family Fun Zone 4pm

    Bouncy House Inflatables and Music
    @ Cadiz Baptist Church Annex

  • Hamtastic Raffle Drawing 4:45pm

    @ WKDZ Renaissance Stage

  • 🎸 Live Wire 🎤 5pm

    @ Main Stage, West Cadiz Park

  • 🎸 Jimmy Church Band 🎤 7:30pm

    Funk, R&B and Rock Classics
    They know how to get a crowd moving!
    Live on the West Cadiz Park Main Stage

Remember, you can always visit the City Hall: Booth 60 (both Friday AND Saturday) for Ham Fest information, available from 6am to 5pm


Saturday October 9

Legacy, Performing Classic Rock Hits

Saturday, the rock-n-roll veterans, “Legacy” take the stage at the Old Cee Bee parking lot, to take the audience through decades of iconic, classic rock anthems that defined generations.

Sunday October 10

Sunday, 10am to 6pm (refer to schedule, Rides, Petting Zoo and some vendors (at West Cadiz Park) are open for business)

Have You Seen This Year's Lineup?

Who’s performing? What’s the schedule? What else is gonna be there?