I've grown old
- Jun 12, 2014
“…meth’s rich history in Kentucky.”Harrodsburg, KY to Present Meth Days July 8-10
The small community of Harrodsburg will be presenting its first annual Meth Days Festival, July 8th-10th at The Old Fort Harrod State Park.
The top meth cookers in Mercer County will via for the blue ribbon and go on to represent Harrodsburg in the "Meth Capital of the World" event in September.
"We've got some really good meth cookers and I think that Harrodsburg has a really good shot at being named Meth Capital of the World," said county judge executive Milward Dedman.
The event will kick off at 12 noon on Friday July 8th with a parade that will start in the Harrodsburg Intermediate School parking lot and travel up Main Street to the Beaumont Inn where the contestants will be treated to dinner at The Old Owl Tavern. Mark Powell has been selected as the Grand Marshal of this year's parade.
Friday afternoon there will be a demonstration on how to properly sit up a meth lab, what ingredients you can use and substitute, and how to prevent unwanted safety problems. Francie Chassen-Lopez chair of the history department at the University of Kentucky will be speaking on meth's rich history in Kentucky.
Saturday will be the great smoke off. A panel of judges will sample the different batches of meth and decide who will go on to represent Harrodsburg in September. The judges will be Dr. Earl Motzer, Johnnie Slone, and Alvis Johnson.
Tickets to all events are free. There will be games and prizes for the kids, live bands, folk singers, and a prayer circle sponsored by the Harrodsburg Christian Church.
Anyone wishing to take part in the cook-off may pick up their entry form at city hall, the Harrodsburg Herald, or The Harrodsburg Christian Church. T shirts are available at White Line's Screen Printing and King's Work Graphics.