By Allyson Dix
The wait is finally over! And it has been a long two years since the last Shindig.
The Shindig on the Scare is back and slated for October 27 around the Glasgow Square. Plans have been in the works for an even bigger and better Shindig than in the years past!
This farmers market event is held at night from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM to celebrate the end of the summer market season for Bounty of the Barrens Farmers Market and to kickoff the fall festivities for the autumn season.
The Shindig event will have something for anyone and everyone! Bounty of the Barrens Farmers Market with KY Proud (producer vendors only), a Trunk-or-Treat featuring local businesses and organizations, a coloring contest for kids sponsored by George J’s, live music by High Fidelity, and food trucks.
Downtown businesses and eateries are extending their evening hours to do some shopping, enjoy great food and drinks, and lots more!
Bring out the family and enjoy this night of fun and fellowship around the downtown Glasgow square.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Shindig events were cancelled in 2020 and 2021, and this is the first time it will be back in Glasgow since 2019, which at that time brought in over 1,000 kids and their families.
“Sustainable Glasgow and the City of Glasgow started the Shindig on the Square, a nighttime community event, back in 2016,” said Brandi Button, Executive Director of Sustainable Glasgow Inc.
Button said, “We are extremely excited to offer it again and hope this leads up back to doing more similar events next year.”
Sustainable Glasgow cannot express what it means to have a family of vendors who care about bringing locally grown and produced products to our community every Saturday through the Bounty of the Barrens. “These direct sales family farmers trust us as a 501 C3 to advertise, promote, and organize the market and products in order to bring customers in to purchase them,” Button said. She added that this promotes and enhances the quality of life in Barren County.
The Shindig event is presented by Bounty of the Barrens Farmers Market, Sustainable Glasgow, and T.J. Regional Health.