Ashland Prepping for annual Poage Landing Days festival that rolls Thursday through Sunday

September 18, 2018

Poage Landing Days will feature a national act country night on Saturday with concerts by Sammy Kershaw and Keith Anderson with comedian Cledus T. Judd opening.

ASHLAND — The Poages have landed, and they’re bringing fiddles, deep-fried Oreos, skateboards, and lots of friends.

Voted one of the “Top 25” downtown festivals in Kentucky by the Kentucky Main Street Program, Ashland’s top fall festival, the Poage Landing Days Festival, will roll in downtown from Friday Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23, with a whole lot of fun going down on the streets and in nearby businesses.

Free and open to the public, the festival on Winchester Avenue has a bit of everything including an antique car show, streets full of arts and crafts and food vendors, as well as the Southern Fried Cone Fest skateboard race — which brings in the best slalom skateboarders from around the United States — the Ed Haley Fiddle Fest which pays homage to the influential fiddler, a motorcycle show, the Poage Landing Days beauty pageant, carnival rides, games, free children’s activity tents and inflatables, and non-stop music showcasing our amazing local & regional bands alongside today’s top national touring acts. Festival headliners include a Saturday night country lineup of Sammy Kershaw, Keith Anderson and Cledus T. Judd.

Here’s a look at the schedule this year’s Poage Landing Days.

Friday, Sept. 21

Noon - Festival opens

Noon to 10 p.m. - Arts and Crafts

Live on the 15th Street Stage

Noon to 2 p.m. – Chain Reaction

2:15 to 3 p.m. – Mothman

3:15 to 4 p.m. – Westwood Troubadours

16th Street Stage (Main Stage)

5:30 p.m. - Outrider

6:30 p.m. - Davisson Brothers

7:45 p.m. - Sheldon Road

​8:45 p.m. - Split Decision

Saturday, Sept. 22

8 a.m. - 5K

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - ​Amusement Activities

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Car and bike show

9 a.m. - Southern Fried Cone Fest practice (17th Street slalom skateboard race)

10:30 a.m. - Cone Fest qualifiers

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Arts and Crafts

10:30 a.m. - Ed Haley Fiddle Fest Registration with contest beginning at noon

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - ​Children’s Activity Tent

15th Street Stage

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Jessie Kelley

11:15 a.m. to noon – Axis

12:15 to 1 p.m. – Mattox Hale

1:15 to 2 p.m. - Oddnoggin

2:15 to 3 p.m. – Carrier

3:15 to 4 p.m – Against the Grain

4:15 to 5 p.m. – Josh Brown and the Hard Livin’ Legends

16th Street Main Stage

6:30 p.m. - Cledus T. Judd

7:30 p.m. - Keith Anderson

9 p.m. - Sammy Kershaw

Sunday, Sept. 23

8 a.m. - Southern Fried Cone Fest (Ramey Street Slalom Skateboard Race)

10:30 a.m. Fellowship with coffee and doughnuts

11 a.m. - Community Church Service

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Amusement Activities

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Free Inflatables

1 to 6 p.m. - Arts and Crafts

15th Street Stage 12 Noon to 12:30 p.m. – Steve Free

12:45 to 1:15 p.m. – Worship Collective

1:30 to 2 p.m. – Allison Rowe Trujillo and Jeremy Lavender

2:15 to 3 p.m. – DBTB

3:15 to 4 p.m. – Them Roten Boys

4:15 to 5 p.m. – Christ Temple Brotherhood Choir, Ashland KY

16th Street Main Stage

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Church Service with music by House of Grace

1 to 1:30 p.m. – Tom Sloan

2 to 2:45 - The Band Written

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