Double Fun at Bluegrass Festivals

Last week Tony was on vacation from his weather duties, but he used his time off to visit two special festivals

 
Festival Fun in Kentucky
     
 
Last Friday it was the pleasure of the WSAZ Southeastern Kentucky Regional team to travel the Country Music Highway to Paintsville for the golden anniversary of the Kentucky Apple Festival. I joined Josh Fitz and Randy Yohe on Broadway and Main where we had the apple-icious assignment to report on News Channel 3 at noon. While engineers Aaron Withrow and John Boyd munched down on the apple cuisine, we three musketeers hammed it up our midday appearances. I spotlighted the unique history of the Stafford House, a victorian gem which pre-dates the Civil War.
 
Then after our show, we played a game of catch up as we devoured caramel apples, funnel cakes and apple dumplings. Randy brought home the video to tell a story on the day's events like only Randy can!
 
Funny thing though, when I woke up on an "apple" high Saturday morning, I decided to double my festival pleasure. So rather than succumbing to a pedestrian day of high scoring, low defense college football, I drove to Greenup Kentucky for the annual Old Fashioned Days Festival. What I found was a very special celebration of the long and storied history of old time "Greenupsburg" dating back to the 1880s.
 
From the musical razzmatazz of the National Champion Russell High dance team to a "knock 'em down, drag 'em out" wild west gun fight and hanging, the fun and history were palpable. Here's a look back at my Saturday in Greenup as seen on MY Z TV and WSAZ. 
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