, Corbin, KY


June 5, 2014

June sizzles with Downtown Corbin events

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

Saturday, June 21 marks the official first day of summer, but from the schedule the Downtown Corbin organization has in store for you, this month will have a full slate of summer events.

The first one for June began Tuesday with the weekly Whitley County Farmers’ Market setup at Nibroc Park.

It combines the sale of fresh, healthy food that comes from local growers, together with music, entertainment, and the sight of neighbors and friends enjoying the warmth of the evening.

“Last night, the Farmers’ Market was a blast. It’s always such a good event. Caleb Blair (one of the performers) is just one of the many talented local and regional musicians here at the Farmers’ Market,” Downtown Corbin’s Director, Andy Salmons, said Wednesday during an interview.

The Farmers’ Market in downtown Corbin is held every Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. until October.

As for the first Saturday of the month, this Saturday means another “City Yard Sale” on Depot Street. From 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., scores of people will be selling their used, unusual or unique items along Depot Street, with setup free for anyone who wants to sell. Spaces are available to setup on a first-come, first-served basis.

Salmons noted on the yard sale, “It’s been very fun, very well-attended and it just keeps growing each month.”

Upcoming City Yard Sales will take place on July 5, August 2, September 6 and October 3.

The weekend of June 14-15 — next weekend — will be a big one downtown.

It combines the Cumberland Valley Cruisers classic car show, and the highly-popular “Moonbow Nights” event that Saturday, with the second “City Streets” get-together the following Sunday.

The classic car show — the first of two this season in downtown Corbin — will go on next Saturday, June 14 from 4-8 p.m. along Main Street.

D. L. Lynch, one of the members of the Cumberland Valley Cruisers, said Wednesday the classic cars will be parked along Main for local residents and visitors to see and admire.

“If the weather holds up that day, we’ll have classic cars from eight or nine states. Some will be cars that go back to the 1930’s, and we’ll have a good group of classic cars from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, with a few up to the 1980’s at the show,” Lynch said in a phone interview.

The Cumberland Valley Cruisers’ second downtown show will be Saturday, July 12. It will also be along Main Street from 4-8 p.m.

June’s Moonbow Night begins Saturday, June 14 at 5 p.m. at Nibroc Park, and features live music, local food and craft vendors, as well as inflatable children’s activities, sidewalk sales, and other downtown promotions.

Two bands will perform next Saturday, according to Salmons.

“For Moonbow Nights, the local band “Kites” will open up the festivities, and our headlining act is a band out of Nashville called “The Whistles and the Bells.” They’re great, they’re kind of an Alt Country-Folk Rock band and they’re a lot of fun to listen to. A very energetic band,” he said.  

The festivities continue until 9 p.m. Depending on the weather, several of those attending the downtown music and fun head to Cumberland Falls State Resort park to see the Moonbow, which can be observed under a full moon and a clear sky.

The third and final Moonbow Night for the season is set for Saturday, September 6.

Part of Main Street, between 4th to Gordon Streets, becomes a whole different scene just a few hours later, on Sunday, June 15 from 2-4 p.m. for the City Streets celebration.

Vehicular traffic will be closed along that section, which allows bicycles, strollers, walkers, skateboarders, rollerbladers, joggers and runners to come and enjoy a car-free, carefree Main Street with their friends.

Presented by Cycle Corbin and sponsored by Baptist Health Corbin hospital, City Streets features live music, free Zumba and yoga classes, free bike repairs, free kick-boxing classes, several deals and promotions with Main Street merchants, bike safety classes and many children’s activities.

Three more City Streets events on Sundays are tapped for July 20, August 17 and September 21.

And there’s this note — on Tuesday, June 17, Corbin’s Farmers’ Market will feature what they call their “Farmers’ Market Pickling Demonstration Day.”

The event is billed as “a fun demo day as we learn to pickle,” and will feature different pickling methods and demonstrate how they’re done to those attending. It’s scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

More information on this month’s events is available by going to Downtown Corbin’s Facebook page.

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