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Weekend includes genealogy, hemp events

Of course, the Clark County Fair wraps this weekend with two nights of carnival rides, motorsports events and tonight’s concert by the Martin Family Circus.

There are other things happening in Clark County, if such things do not appeal.

Saturday at Fort Boonesborough State Park will be the annual Gathering of Descendants. A genealogical event, it is designed to help people discover whether their ancestors passed through or lived at Fort Boonesborough.

A number of historical groups, including the Bluegrass Heritage Museum, the Clark County Historical Society, the Boonesborough Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Kentucky Genealogical Society, will be on hand to assist with research.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the fort. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children.

On the other side of the county, Mt. Folly Farm is hosting a hemp CBD farm party. Events run from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the farm, 3581 Schollsville Road. Events include a tour of the farm’s newly-planted hemp grain crop and its CBD (cannabidiol) hemp crop. CBD hemp offers a number of health benefits.

There will be Kentucky Hemp Dawgs, Laura’s Hemp Chocolates and New Belgium’s Hemperor IPA available and there will be a hay wagon for tours of the farm as well.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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