Despite having to cancel the Ham Festival last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the highly anticipated event is back with a vengeance.

With things beginning to open back up, Cadiz Mayor Todd King said he decided to bring back the festival, describing it as an attraction for tourists and residents alike. Festivals are an expressive way to celebrate glorious heritage, culture and traditions. They are meant to rejoice special moments and emotions in our lives with our loved ones.

Trigg County has been hosting the annual festival for more than four decades now. From the delicious food such as smoked ham on a biscuit, fried pork chop sandwiches, fried pickles, Oreo’s, mushrooms, blooming onions, shake up lemonades and so much more. The Ham Festival will be in town until Sunday evening. Come check out all the vendors, both food and merchandise. Vendors from all over come to introduce their products for sale.

As for the kids, just down the hill, the fair is back as well. Take a shot at winning an enormous stuffed animal, or hop on one of the dare devil rides. This fair offers so many different rides and games for both children and adults. Benches, chairs and bells of hay are placed all throughout downtown for your convenience to eat, or rest. Face painting and photo areas are set up as well.

The Ham Festival draws people from all over the world. Over 30,000 people attend each year. Cadiz which is known as a small country town brings so may people together for food, fun, and fellowship. Don’t miss this year’s annual celebration. The weather will remain in the 70’s with clear skies all weekend long. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and throw on a pair of tenny shoes and you are ready to enjoy a tradition that holds a special place in so many hearts.

The Ham Festival is located downtown in Cadiz. The festivals kicks off each day at 9 a.m. and ends around 5 p.m. For more information check out: https://hamfestival.com/

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