Ham Fest

Cadiz, Ky., held their 40th annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival this month in downtown Cadiz. The massive festival is home to over 200 vendor booths, carnival rides, a petting zoo and great food.

Entertainment is set all along Main Street with arts and crafts, antiques, a car show, quilt show, 4-H exhibits, the country ham contest and fireworks. The festival was voted top three “Best Annual Festival” in Kentucky two years in a row.

Trigg County has long been noted for its delicacy, the country ham. A festival to preserve the craft of curing hams seemed only appropriate to the residents of Trigg County.

Since 1978, curing county ham is celebrated with a parade, contests, games and rides as well as a horse and mule pull, kiss the pig contests, musical ente