Oldham County Day!

Celebrate our beautiful county in July! Oldham County Day is back for 2021! Yippee!

Oldham County Day is always celebrated the 3rd Saturday in July in Downtown LaGrange.  The 2021 date is July 17th and the theme is “Celebrating 50 Years of Greatness.”

There is so much to see and do, so plan your day in Downtown LaGrange!

Beginning early morning is a pancake breakfast hosted by the LaGrange Rotary. Tickets are $5 (pre-purchased) and $6 at the door. It’s all you can eat – so the price is cheap! More information can be found here!

After you enjoy the pancakes, get set up to watch the parade in Downtown LaGrange.  The parade route begins near LaGrange Elementary School on West Jefferson Street. According to the City of LaGrange, the parade will proceed east on Jefferson, turn right on 53 and will end at City Place. This is different from past parade routes. The parade usually starts around 10am. 

Make sure you arrive early to find a great spot to watch the parade!  Anticipate seeing the Grand Marshall, local, Master Sargent Griffin, school marching bands, tractors, horses, fire trucks, church, local business and other group floats that match the parade’s theme for the year.  

Check out the over 120 booths on the courthouse square.  Many of the booths feature local businesses and organizations in the Oldham County area.  Meet local politicians, learn more about locally owned businesses, churches, maybe get a freebie or enter a raffle!  Food and drinks are also on the courthouse square.  In the past, a lot of the booths had kid-friendly giveaways (like Dairy Queen ice cream coupons), bounce houses and balloon artists and visitors saw living statues.

There is a lot of entertainment planned before and after the parade.  Listen to music while you’re at the festival.  There is a great lineup of various artists and they are spread out at different locations in LaGrange.  Head to LaGrange Christian Church for children’s Carnival 11:30am-1pm.  

The LaGrange Railroad Museum will also be open for free tours and entertainment in the parking lot. It’s definitely worth checking out the courthouse square and surrounding attractions after the parade!

Arrive early for parking! You can also sometimes find parking along the side streets surrounding the square and some local residents open their property (sometimes for a fee).

And of course, always check out the other businesses in LaGrange!  A lot of the businesses and restaurants have special hours and activities during Oldham County Day! Catch local talent at “LaGrange’s Got Talent” the Friday before Oldham County Day. The Oldham County History Center also has Barnyard Fun planned for Saturday morning.

Make sure you check the official Oldham County Day website and Facebook page for updates on this special event.  We wanted to allow our readers to have a general idea of what to expect during Oldham County Day, but realize that activities, event times and entertainment acts are subject to change each year.