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14th Annual Funtober Fest Schedule

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Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce presents
14th Annual Funtober Fest Grayson, KY

October 7 & 8, 2016

  • Scarecrow Contest
    Entries on display all day
    Sponsored by: Grayson Tourism
    Drop off by 2 pm, Oct 6 at Grayson Tourism Cabin Contact 606-474-8740
  • Chili in the Hills Cookoff
    Teams must register and $30 entry fee.
    Contact: Grayson Chamber office 606-474-4401 to enter
    Deadline: Noon, Oct.3
  • Fall Store Front Display Contest
    Contact Chamber office to enter
    Deadline: Noon, Oct.3
    Categories: Best Fall or Best Funtober Fest Display
    Contact: 606-474-4401
  • Street Closings
    Friday Closings: Park St.: 4:30 pm – 9 pm
    Saturday Closings: Main Street will be closed from Pomeroy to Landsdowne: 9 am – 3 pm; Pomeroy Street, Main St. to 2nd St: 9 am – 3 pm; Park Street: 9 am- 9 pm.
  • Friday, October 7
    New! Pumpkin Contest
    Categories: Best Overall, Biggest, Littlest, Cutest, Scariest, Best Carved,
  • Best Decorated (Business & Public)
    Drop off at city building by 1 pm, Oct. 7.
    Sponsored by: Grayson Chamber
    New! Carter County Cruisers Cruise-In… 5 pm – 9 pm (Park St.) Contact: 606-776-5066
  • New! Free Family Movie Night at the City Park, Oct. 7, 6 pm – 8 pm
    Movie: Monsters Inc. Rated: G / Bring your lawn chair! (Rain location: Grayson Gallery & Art Center) Sponsored by: Grayson Area Chamber Commerce, Carter County Public Library, and Dixie Lanes Concessions Proceeds go to: Back Roads Animal Rescue & Bluegrass Animal Clinic
    Concessions: Pulled pork, popcorn, chips, drinks, etc.
  • Haunted Jail
    8 pm – 10 pm for the brave at heart… $5 per person (300 W. Main St.)
  • Haunted Trail at Carter Caves State Resort Park….7:30 pm – 10 pm $10.00 per person
    (344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill) Contact: 606-286-4411

Saturday, October 8

  • Sidewalk Sales – All Day Main Street
  • Food & Bake Sales – All Day Main Street
  • Rotary Annual Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 am – 11:00 am Senior Citizens Center Bldg.
    Sponsored by Grayson Rotary Club
  • Chili in the Hills Cook Off!
    Chili teams set up begin at 8 am …. Merchants Parking Lot *New location!
    5K Run / Walk… Hosted by: Nick Nischan Foundation. Registration: 8 am/ Starts: 8:30 am; First Church of Christ
    (287 Pomeroy St) Contact: 606-316-4372 or 606-923-3908
  • Health Fest …… 9 am – 2 pm First Church of Christ Life Center (Third Street)
  • Grayson Fire Department Craft Sale…9 am – 4 pm Grayson Fire Station (316 E. 3rd St.)
  • Foothills Eco-Agri Tourism Vendors at Gallery …9 am – 4 pm Grayson Gallery & Art Gallery (Park St.)
    Contact: 812-270-2714
  • New! Photography Show…… 9 am – 4 pm Grayson Gallery & Art Center (Park St.) FFA Fall Décor For Sale… 10 am till sold out. Proceeds benefit: East & West Carter FFA New! See & Touch Big Trucks ……. 10 am – 12 pm (Noon) Free Event! (Park St) New! Inflatables for Kids…10 am – 2 pm $ Grayson City Bldg Parking Lot
  • Pumpkin Decorating …… 10 am – 1 pm Grayson Tourism Cabin Lawn (Park St.)
    Sponsored by Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce, Grayson Gallery & Art Center, and Carter County Jailer
  • New! Thank A Veteran- Send a Card….. 10 am – 1 pm Grayson Tourism Cabin Lawn (Park St.) Free!
    Sponsored by: Grayson Gallery & Art Center
  • New! Pokémon at the Tourism Cabin….. 10:30 am -11:30 am, Parade, 5 pm – 6 pm (Park St.)
  • Sponsored by Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission
  • New! Eastern Kentucky Railway Historical Society Display …10:30 am – 4:30 pm, Grayson Public Library, Main St
  • Opening Ceremonies …… 11 am; Merchants parking lot *New location! Music on Main …… 11:00 am -2:00 pm Merchants parking lot
    *Free Event- Sponsored by: Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Dustin Burchett & Southern Ground 11:00 am – 12:30 pm / Larry Whitt 12:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Caramel Apples…… 11 am – 2 pm (Store Front L & M Trophy Shop) Proceeds benefit: Project Merry Christmas
    Sponsored by: Bayless memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Chili in the Hills Cook Off! Merchants Parking Lot *New location!
    Chili Serving begins at 11 am – 2 pm Vote Tally 2 pm
    Cost: Sample $1 Bowl $3 proceeds benefit: Carter County United Way Drive New! Jeep Cruise In ……. 11 am – 2 pm (Main & Pomeroy St) Contact: 606-474-5414
    Entry fee: 5 nonperishable food items per vehicle. to be donated to the First Church of Christ Grayson Sponsored by Kentucky Automotive Center of Grayson (door prizes) People’s Choice Award
  • New! Powerwheels Cruise In… 11 am – 2 pm (Corner of Pomeroy & Main St.) Contact: 606-474-5414 Entry Fee: 2 nonperishable food items per vehicle. Items will be donated to First Church of Christ
    Sponsored by KY Automotive Center of Grayson (Ribbons will be given)
  • Family Games ……..11 am – 2 pm First Church of Christ parking lot (287 Pomeroy St)
  • Haunted Jail for Kids…Kids 11 am – 1 pm ($2 per person) …for all the brave of heart…8 pm – 10 pm ($5 per person) Drive 4 Your School ……11 am – 1 pm (Gravel lot at Corner of Main & Landsdown St. )
  • Test Drive a Ford Vehicle & Raise Money for: East Carter High School Yearbook Sponsored by: KY Automotive Center of Grayson
  • New! Powerwheels Race…11:30 am all ages (Pomeroy St) Contact: 606-474-5414
    Entry Fee: 2 nonperishable food items per vehicle. Items will be donated to First Church of Christ Sponsored by: KY Automotive Center of Grayson (Ribbons will be given) and Grayson Chamber
  • Halloween Story Reading & Free Book……11:30 am, Noon, 12:30 pm, 1 pm. Veterans’ Park Gazebo (Main St.) Sponsored by First Book of Carter County and Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2nd Annual Pepper Eating Contest…… 12 Noon (Merchants Parking lot) $ Sponsored by: Bobbi McGee’s BBQ New! Blood Drive…12:30 pm – 5:00 pm First Church of Christ Life Center (287 Pomeroy St)
    Sponsored by Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce & First Church of Christ Annual Pet Costume Contest …. 1:30 pm (Merchants Parking lot) Sponsored by: All Creatures Veterinary Care
  • Chamber Annual Pet & People Costume Parade!
  • Line up… 1:45 JMK Electric Park Grand Marshals: “Haunted Jail Volunteers” New! Monster Dance… 2:00 pm (Main St.)
  • Parade will Begin at 2:10 pm at JMK Electric and end at the Veterans’ Park Gazebo
  • Chamber Treat Bags…… 2:30 pm Veterans’ Park Gazebo *Free (First 100 kids) Sponsored by: Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce & Local Businesses
  • All Award Winners! Announced 2:45 pm at the Main Stage, Merchant’s Parking Lot, (Main St.)
    Chili Teams, Pet Costume, Jeep Cruise In, Powerwheels, Pumpkin Contests, & Memory Days Quilt Winner
  • Strings & Songs Jam Session ……..3 pm – 4 pm (207 N. Hord St.) Contact: 606-474-4334 Sponsored by: Bagby United Methodist Church
  • New! Free Family Moive Night at the City Park…. 6 pm – 8 pm (Park St.)
    Movie: Hocus Pocus. Rated: PG / Bring your lawn chair! (Rain location: Grayson Gallery & Art Center) Sponsored by: Grayson Area Chamber Commerce, Carter County Public Library, and Dixie Lanes Concessions Proceeds go to: United Way of Carter County Drive
  • Haunted Trail at Carter Caves State Resort Park….7:30 pm – 10 pm $10.00 per person (344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill) Contact: 606-286-4411
  • Haunted Jail…..8 – 10 pm $5 per person….for the brave at heart… (300 W. Main St., Grayson)
  • You can still purchase raffle tickets on the Memory Days T-Shirt Quilt until 2 pm on Oct. 8. Drawing at 2:45 pm $- indicates a fee

The Haunted Jail October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29. For the brave at heart, come walk through the old haunted jail of Carter County if you dare. Cost: $5.00 per person. Ticket sales each night old jail entrance 300 West Main St., Grayson.

Carter Caves Haunted Trail October 7,8, 14, 15, 21, 22: If you dare, come and take the walk through our 1/4 mile wooded trail, and experience thrilling scenes and haunts that will have you shivering with fear! Cost: $10 per person. Concessions will be available at the beginning of the trail. The trail is not recommended for young children. Transportation to and from the trail head will be provided by the park. Ticket sales are each event night from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Carter Caves Public Pool.


Funtober Fest 2016 Sponsors:

Diamond:
Grayson Sanitation, Inc. Commercial Bank
KY Automotive Center of Grayson Pathways

Platinum:
Messer’s 5th Street Electric
Smithfield
Brown’s Mobile Home Parts
Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission

Gold:
Womack Management Grayson Rural Electric Horton & Brown Pharmacy

Silver:
Cabin Creek Camping & RV Sales Grayson Beverage Center
First National Bank

Bronze:
Robert Caummisar
WGOH & WUGO / Go Radio Bucksaw Studio
Hometown Health
Family Vision Health Center Sparks Funeral Home
All That Bloomz

Friends of Funtober Fest:
Rupert’s Department Store Divas Divine Salon & Spa Perfect Pony Parties

Special Thanks to:
Kee’s Farm Service & Supply, TLC Accounting, Dixie Lanes, First Church of Christ, Carter County Jailer, Carter Co. Sheriff Department, Grayson Fire Department, Grayson Police Department, Grayson Gallery & Art Center, and City of Grayson

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