Jenny Wiley State Resort Park was the center of a flurry of activities Saturday, starting with a “Kid’s Day” hosted by the park, followed by Prestonsburg Tourism’s first Night Market of the season, which was held in conjunction with the Music Rules Fest.
According to Trinity Shepherd, natural resource manager for the park, 400 people attended the Kid’s Day celebration, with partners setting up booths inside the Wilkinson-Stumbo Convention Center to avoid rain.
The Night Market was originally scheduled for May 4, but was delayed due to bad weather.
“Rather than split attention, we decided to host both events at the same time and same location,” Prestonsburg Tourism Executive Director Samantha West said. “It gave the concert attendees the chance to check out the market, and market participants enjoyed the Music Rules Fest and joined in on the fun.”
The Music Rules Fest featured artists Waylon Nelson, Chelea Nolan, Sean Whiting, Joslyn & Sweet Compression, Leah Blevins and Arlo McKinley.
West said an estimated 200 people attended both events with vendors from Locked In Stitches, Sugar and Pine, Bobbi Girl Art, Latin Art Jewelry, Steve Watson, Slice of Home, Paula Fannin, Three Initial Boutique, Woolen Wood, Lollyholler Farm, Vagabond Cafe, Pig in A Poke, West Sixth Brewery and Old Goat Beard Company.
“While the weather was a factor, we got a great turnout,” she said. “We normally have live music for the Night Market, but pairing with the Music Rules Fest made it special for a fantastic evening.”