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Events: Rabbit Hash Steamboat Bicentennial Celebration

By Julie McAnary · October 25th, 2011 · CityBeat Recommends
Two hundred years ago the very first steamboat sailed past Rabbit Hash, Ky. Two hundred years later they have a dog for a mayor. And this festival. Slap on your fancy breeches (and other 1800s period costumes) and visit Rabbit Hash Historical Society’s Steamboat Festival. Rabbit Hash isn’t just a little river town. This festival will demonstrate the layering of good ol’ fashion fun with history. Start your afternoon by donating $1 and receive one raffle ticket for your chance to win a Tom Gaither’s print of “Cincinnati at Rabbit Hash” or a dinner cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati donated by BB Riverboats.

View other steamboat art in the Rabbit Hash museum. Learn the history of the steamboat New Orleans with Chuck Parish and listen to some New Orleans Jazz by Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band. Other musical guests include Raison D’Etre and Don Clare & Paul Bromwell. Have a meet and greet with local authors Bridget Striker, Callie Clare, Bob Schrage and more. A group photo of costumed participants will be taken on the famous porch of the Rabbit Hash General Store and made into a postcard and poster. Food and beer will be available, so no coolers please. If you have one too many beers, arrange to stay at the Old Hashienda, a converted classic building in downtown Rabbit Hash. The festival will be held noon-6 p.m. Saturday and is free, but donations are accepted.



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