Saturday, November 2, 2013

Historic Glendale, Kentucky

In south central Kentucky just south of Elizabethtown, situated about a mile off of I-65, sits a quaint farming town called Glendale. The third Saturday of October each Fall Glendale hosts its famous Crossing Festival. The entire town is on display with Fall festivities. There are arts and crafts booths, food vendors, antique shops and gift shops. Even the local fire department brings out their bright red fire engines for all of the the out of town visitors.

As you drive into town one of the first things you'll see aside from the town sign is this huge bright red barn which houses one of the many antique shops in town.

After you drive over the railroad track that separates the west side from the east side of town, there is a an old mercantile store just on your left. The store was decorated in all it's Fall splendor. There were hay bales and Fall wreaths, pumpkins and mums, and scarecrows and metal stars. I failed to make it to the Crossing Festival this year, but I made a quick trip out to Glendale today to check out the town's Fall finery. When the word Americana comes to my mind, these small towns are exactly what I think of. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend. ENJOY!

OTHER HISTORIC SITES FEATURED ON MY BLOG: Historic Bardstown, Long Grove Village, My Old Kentucky Home and Locust Grove. Just click on the keyword in my sidebar.


  1. I love old barns, is that a grain silo at the back, and what a wonderful display, very tempting to anyone's wallet. Hay bales, that wonderful smell, if you helped do hay baling as a child or even an adult, that clean fresh, sweet smell is so special. Cheers from Jean.

    1. Yes that's a grain silo. I love old barns. But sadly I'm allergic to hay.