County Apple Festival
Countys Cox to perform
at the popular outdoor festival
apple pie contest among events
Helen E. McKinney
BEDFORD, Ky. (September 2009) Robby Cox bills
himself as a one-man show, and thats no exaggeration. Relying
only on guitar, piano and harmonica to aid his vocal ability, Cox has
performed solo all over the East Coast from New York to Florida.
Music has always been a hobby an avid interest for Cox. Im
self taught, still and always learning, he said.
is the first year for
The Robby Cox Show to be
included in the festival lineup.
Cox, 26, is from Pendleton, Ky., in nearby Henry County.
He described his music as everything from old rock like The Beatles
or the Rolling Stones to Outlaw Country like the music of Johnny Cash
and Waylon Jennings, to a lit bit of Blues played by Eric Clapton, Robert
Johnson and Muddy Waters. He even incorporates newer tunes by such popular
artists as Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews and Kid Rock into his repertoire.
Most of the artists and their songs that I perform in my show
are big influences, said Cox. Also friends, family and musicians
that I meet influence me.
The Robby Cox Show will be part of the entertainment lineup for the
Trimble County Apple Festival, set for Sept. 12-13. Cox will take the
stage from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
on the Trimble County Courthouse square in Bedford. No admission is
charged for this family oriented festival.
Nineteen years is a pretty good run for a festival, admits festival
organizer Leslie Cutshaw. Organizers show no signs of slowing it down.
This festival and the people behind it have staying power,
said Cutshaw, who has been president for the last four years of the
organizing committee. There are still a few founding members from the
original committee who volunteer during the event.
Its a great way to showcase our community, and Trimble County
as a whole, she said. The clean, friendly environment provides
a wonderful atmosphere for an outdoor festival that thousands are expected
Included in the two-day lineup will be crafts, hand-stitched quilt exhibits
made by The Trimble Thimbles quilting club, an antique tractor show
provided by the Trimble County Klunker Club, food, a corn hole tournament,
childrens craft area, Apple Relay Races for children and Apple
Cider Relay Races for adults. Those who have a talent for baking may
wish to enter the apple pie contest, in which the first place winner
receives $100 cash. An Apple Festival Quilt will be raffled off over
the weekend as well.
A stage will be erected behind the Courthouse to showcase a wide variety
of music. Saturdays diverse talent lineup includes the Louisville
Dulcimer Society, Young Country and The Robby Cox Show. Sundays
lineup features Infinite Realm and the Doctors Band.
A new addition to this years schedule is a Little Mister contest.
Two festivals ago a Little Miss Apple Festival contest was begun. A
non-denominational Community Worship service will be held from 11 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday mainly for those participants who miss services
to set up their booths and displays, said Cutshaw.
Several local organizations take part in the festival, said
organizer Donnie Romans. The Girl Scouts, county sports teams and cheerleaders
all contribute their support to the festival.
A large percentage of the people attending the Trimble County Apple
Festival are locals, said Cutshaw, in addition to the vendors and crafts
people. Its a great venue for local school groups, churches and
civic organizations to gain exposure, she said.
For more information about the Trimble
County Apple Festival, contact Leslie Cutshaw at (502) 268-3483, Donnie
Romans at (812) 701-8897 or visit: www.TrimbleCounty.com.
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