Calling All Quilters

Join us in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, April 20 – 23, 2016 for the 18th  Annual Spring Festival & Quilt Show. This regional show runs concurrent with the American Quilters Show in Paducah, KY and features new and antique quilts.

Grand RIvers Quilt Show Winners

View New and Antique Quilts and Wall Hangings on display, enter the Tulip patterned quilt raffle, Visit with vendors inside and out. Make sure you vote for your favorite quilt and wall hanging. Your vote selects our show and money winners.

Grand Rivers is located only 30 minutes from Paducah and is also home to the award winning Patti’s 1880′s Restaurant and Settlement, and the Badgett Playhouse featuring Variety! Music, Memories and More and other special musical productions throughout the year.

18th Annual Spring Festival & Quilt Show Dates & Times:

Wednesday, April 20, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 22, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Grand Rivers Community Center

Directions: Take I-24 KY Exit #31 and follow the signs three miles to Grand Rivers.

$3.00 donation accepted at the door.

What our show visitors say:
“I love that I can get up close to view the quilts and stitching”
“You vendors have excellent prices, I love shopping at your show”

For More Information:

General Inquires may Call 888-493-0152.

Want to be a Vendor? 
For Vendor information call Pat Gorbett 270-362-3377

Want to enter a Quilt? 
To enter a Quilt, Call Pat Jones at 270-362-4631
Viewers Choice Awards: First Place Quilt will win $500, Second Place $250, and Third Place $100. First Place Wall Hanging will win $75, Second Place $50, and Third Place $25.

2016 Top Gun Cruise-In Schedule For Grand Rivers


Join us in Grand Rivers for the 2016 Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series cruise-in events. The Cruise-ins will take place in downtown Grand Rivers the second Saturday of each month, April through September, 2016.

The Cruise-ins are open to all cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. This is a free event with no charge to attendees or cars. All makes, Models, and years of any kind are welcome to join in the fun. The day will include entertainment, music, and wholesome fun for the entire family The Cruise-ins start at 4:00PM and continue until 9:00PM.

The Grand Rivers Tourism Commission is a sponsor for the events.

About Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Events™

Bluegrass Productions is a family owned and operated promotional, production and advertising company specializing in car shows, cruise-in and other special events. They produce quality family friendly events in the Western Kentucky and West Tennessee area that draw attendees and car enthuses from a five state area. Top Gun invites want to invite you, your family and friends to our events and enjoy the day with us in Grand Rivers to enjoy the spectacle of cars and the beautiful scenery of the Lakes. Also if you have a vehicle to want to show off bring it and enjoy the afternoon with us on the second weekend of every month April thru.

Mark your calendars and come join us.

Find more information online at or Email us at

2016 Grand Rivers Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival

KWW Labor Day Arts & CraftsCalling all shoppers- Grand Rivers Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival is the place to be on Labor Day Weekend. Here is the scoop:

Dates & Times:
Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 4, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, September 5, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The festival takes place at the Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers, near I-24, Exit 31.

What You Will Find:
The event features original and handcrafted items from almost 100 crafters and artisans from 10 states. Examples of items for sale include floral arrangements, baskets, lawn furniture, paintings, honey, soaps, lotions, jewelry, quilts, woodwork, holiday decorations, pottery, candles, gourds, stained glass, birdhouses, rocking chairs, rocking horses, weather vanes, and much more. Visitors can also enjoy a wide variety of delicious carnival food and regional specialties while at the festival.

The cost is $1 per individual at the walk- in gate or $3 per vehicle parking inside the park.

Take I-24 to Exit 31 and turn south on KY 453 going 3 miles. Turn left at the billboard welcoming you to Grand Rivers (Commerce Street.) The Badgett Playhouse is only one block away. Little Lake Park is located one block behind the Badgett Playhouse Theater. Or take US 62/641 to Lake City then turn south on KY 453 going 2 miles. Or go north on The Trace, the primary road to Land Between The Lakes, to Grand Rivers.

Vendor Information:
Email with questions or for an application. Or call Kim at 270-508-0700. Only handcrafted items may be sold at the festival. Applications will be reviewed to make sure all items are handmade before artisan or crafter is approved for the show.

Find Details here at the Grand Rivers Arts & Crafts Festival Website. The festival is organized by the Grand Rivers Chamber of Commerce.

Find the complete Grand Rivers Calendar of Events online here.

Stay Fit While You Vacation

With warmer temperatures approaching and spring break and summer vacation looming, now is the time to incorporate fitness into your vacation.  If fitness is an important part of many of your lives; we can help you stay on routine while you vacation or try a new activity to challenge yourself. Here are highlights of fitness options in Grand Rivers KY.


Creator’s Touch Chair Yoga has come to the Grand Rivers Senior/Community Center every Tuesday morning. Enjoy a healthy new year by joining in this simple and fun activity. Chair yoga isn’t a strenuous activity, it is targeted to get your blood flowing and stretching muscles you don’t normally use. Creator’s Touch Mat Yoga is offered on Thursdays at 10:30am. This class is a bit more challenging but teaches accessible poses to build strength and flexibility.  Bobby Collins is the instructor. The price for the class is $5.00 per class or if you pre-pay for four classes its only $15.00; so you get one class free.

Relax, refresh, and renew is what they say at Jade & Earth and Spa of Green Turtle Bay Resort in Grand Rivers. The spa is open to the public year round. In both the facility as well as the professionalism of their staff, Jade & Earth Spa at Green Turtle Bay Resort is precisely what you would expect to find at Western Kentucky’s Premier Resort. Services are available for both men and women, with one massage room that expands to accommodate couples for a massage experience together. Whether you are coming for individual pampering or bringing a party of bridesmaids, the spa staff rises to the occasion.

Jade and Earth Spa of Green Turtle Bay also offers an indoor pool, exercise equipment, weight and fitness room, fitness classes including Zumba, Aqua Zumba and Toning and Stretch. The Health Club Hours are Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm and Sunday 9am-4pm. The pool closes at 6:30pm Monday- Saturday and 3:30pm on Sunday. The Spa offers monthly health club memberships to their gym facility.

Visit Green Turtle Bays website for more information on the Spa and resort.

Grand Rivers is also the north entrance to Land Between the Lakes offering hiking and biking trails. Enjoy beautiful scenery and picturesque views of the lake while getting in shape. If you’re feeling brave, sign up for LBL Ultra Trails Runs in March. To register for the run, visit: or For more information on Land Between The Lakes visit the website at

Sweet Valentines Plans in Grand Rivers, KY

Do you have something special planned this Valentines Day? Well if not let me help you make some plans you and yours will love! Here is a list of what’s happening in Grand Rivers for Valentines weekend. With events on both Friday and Saturday nights, we have your weekend covered:

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Weekend Get Aways

Enjoy the Green Turtle Bays Sweet Heart Package this Valentines day. Enjoy a romantic weekend get-away with your Sweetheart in one of Green Turtle Bays luxury one bedroom condos. Dance the night away at Commonwealth Yacht Club and enjoy the special CYC Valentine’s menu. You will also receive a romantic basket in your condo awaiting your arrival. Packages Start at $370. Find more information on the Green Turtle Bay website.

If you are looking for a romantic get away for the weekend, make sure you check out Lighthouse Landing Resort. Lighthouse Landing offers romantic views of Kentucky Lake at special winter rates. Find information on the Lighthouse Landing website.

Dinner, Dancing, and Music

The Commonwealth Yacht Club Members, Green Turtle Bay Condo guests and Transient Boat Guests are all invited to join the Saturday, February 13 party at the CYC club for a night of great food and live music. Please make reservations in advance by calling 270-362-4444 (Club) or 800-498-0428 (Resort).

If she loves music, she will love a performance of Variety! The Love Songs at the Badgett Playhouse Theater. Variety! The Love Songs is featured both Friday and Saturday nights at the Playhouse. Find more information on the Badgett Playhouse website.

The way to his heart? Make plans for a romantic dinner at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement. Patti’s is famous for their 2″ thick pork chop, yummy desserts, and for being that special place for that special someone. Call 270-362-8844 for reservations.

How about a romantic weekend at The Rose of the Lake Bed & Breakfast?! The only B&B in Grand Rivers, the guest rooms are all named for a delicate Rose and the decor is splashed with the colors of that Rose. Each morning of your stay the kitchen will be filled with the aromas of the wonderful dishes being prepared for your breakfast. For rates and availability, visit

Extras for Bonus Points

Don’t forget Sugar and Spice this romantic Holiday season. Why buy flowers and cards when they won’t last like the memory of wonderfully crafted sweets just for that special someone you love this Valentines? Customize your sweethearts candy box this year and make it a Valentines to remember. Phone 270-362-2362 to place your order.

Breakfast in bed is always a plus, especially on Valentines day. The Liteside Bakery and café has everything you will need to make your sweethearts Valentines morning unforgettable. (And you wont even have to clean up after cooking!)The Liteside Bakery and Cafe will be open Valentines day, Sunday February 14, 2016 from 8:00AM until 2:00PM. If you don’t mind cleaning up after cooking and you think you have what it takes to make that perfect breakfast in bed, then don’t forget the Village Market and Cafe for anything you would need to make it happen.

For the complete listing of lodging options and events, visit the Grand Rivers website.