The Richmond Register

Local News

July 17, 2013

Field to Fork Festival begins Friday

At Halcomb's Farm near Paint Lick

PAINT LICK — A few years ago, Deborah Messenger of Halcomb’s Knob Farm took a driving tour of several farms in Garrard County. She logged well over 200 miles on her truck that day, she said, with few amenities available along the way.

“I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to bring everything together in one location?” Messenger recalled.

With a little help from her friends and her prior event-planning experience, she launched the Field to Fork Festival in 2011, and attendance and participation has grown each year, she said.

Halcomb’s Knob Farm will conduct its third annual Field to Fork Festival Friday and Saturday at 430 Wallaceton Road in Paint Lick.

The festival is a celebration of the diversity of locally-produced food and farm products, she said.

“We wanted to showcase what is available in our community and how although you can know nothing about gardening or agriculture, there are simple practices you can learn to grown your own food and be sustainable,” Messenger said.

F2F combines fun festival activities, vendors and live animals with one- to two-hour hands-on workshops covering topics from chicken coop design to growing pawpaw trees and persimmons.

General admission is $5, but each workshop has individual fees depending on needed supplies and materials. However, workshop participants will receive complimentary general admission.

F2F will feature 28 exhibitors and vendors who will serve a selection of farm-fresh products, Ale-8, water and sorghum iced tea. At least 75 percent of the products vendors serve at the festival must be Kentucky-grown, Messenger said.

Roots-rock duo Heath and Molly will perform two sets of live music throughout the day.

F2F is a litter-free event as well, with food served on biodegradable or recyclable materials, she said.

The festival will commence rain or shine and is appropriate for all ages.

For details, visit or call (859) 925-9936.

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results