Goodguys 2nd Nostalgia Nationals
It’s another jam-packed week in South Central Kentucky, and this weekend marks a newer event for Beech Bend Raceway as the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association brings its 2nd Nostalgia Nationals to town! The autumn leaves will be an awesome backdrop for the shiny, colorful hot rods both on display and burning up the strip. Swing by the Convention Center for the TGIF Party Friday night and see these beauties all lined up if you can’t make it out to the Bend. Featuring over 1,000 Racecars, Hot rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars & Trick Trucks thru ‘72 vintage, you’ll also be able to shop at 100’s of vendor/exhibitor booths or take a trip to the Swap Meet for automotive related parts and Cars for sale. Gates open at 8 am and general admission is $20 each day, or $55 for the entire weekend. Kids 7-12 are $6 and free for 6 and under. Parking is FREE! Call 270-781-7634 or visit www.nostalgianats.com to learn more.
Civil War Living History Weekend
Bowling Green was the Confederate Capitol of Kentucky for a short while, and history buffs can even drive the Civil War Discovery Trial through town past forts, monuments, markers and attractions. One of those attractions is Lost River Cave & Valley, where thousands of soldiers camped and sought refuge from the heat near an ample fresh water supply. This weekend, you can experience what life was like for these soldiers at the 5th Annual Civil War Days. The Lincoln Mobile Museum will be there Saturday, joining the all-day camp life and period demonstrations. At 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, witness a battle/ skirmish reenactment, or participate in Saturday night’s Cannon Night Fire at 6 p.m. before the Civil War Ball from 7 to 9 p.m. with music by Skip Jack. Special programs scheduled for this year include “Abe Lincoln: Gettysburg and Beyond” and music by the Lost River Dulcimers. Call 270-393-0077 or visit www.lostrivercave.com for more information.