St. “Nich” Christmas Fest Saturday, December 11th, 2021
In this blog post, I am going to be sharing my time at the Christmas Fest, so for those that didn’t get to attend, know what may be in store for next year! Unfortunately, I only got to attend three things, but they were all so fun! I also want to add, everything about the fest was amazing. It felt so nice connecting with the community. We are so blessed to have such a strong, small-town that truly cares about one another and does things like this. I hope everyone who got to go had a great time.
K-CAL Old Time Radio Christmas Show – 2:30pm
My husband and I had a blast watching the Christmas Show at the K-CAL Old Time Radio Theatre. I have done a blog previously on this place, and if you would like to give that blog a read, click here! I absolutely adore the cats and producers, and this Christmas show was a great one! My husband was also lucky enough to attend his first time and win their door prize! It was a great ‘ole time! The show was so suspenseful and overall engaging.
Oak and Main Maker’s Market
I went to the Oak and Main Winter Maker’s Market and had an absolute blast networking and shopping with local Kentucky businesses! I also really want to highlight one business in particular or, well, a few I got to buy from while there! There were many female-owned businesses, and it made me happy to see it! I love supporting fellow girl bosses! Some mentioned may not be labeled as female-owned, but most I will list are!
Hidden Homestead – Berry, Kentucky/Harrison County Business
FEMALE-OWNED BUSINESS! They had a booth at this Winter Market selling baked goods; when I got to talking, I learned that they were actually a meat company that will deliver to all over Kentucky! But they also do a lot of baked goods that you can also order. Check them out on Facebook! The owners are Nicole & Angela Elbourn. I purchased their bourbon balls which did not disappoint!
Dyverse Gemz – Nicholoasville, Kentucky/Jessamine County Business
I visited this booth on my way out, and immediately the design of her wax melts caught my eye. They are so adorable! The scent I bought was Kentucky Bourbon, and it smelled so good, especially when I went home to change out the wax warmer. I also tried her body cream, and it felt nice to the touch. Check out their website by clicking here, and don’t forget to check out their Instagram.
Hand Crafted at Whiskey Spring Farm – Lancaster, Kentucky/Garrard County Business
This was one of the first booths we visited, and my husband actually picked out this really cute Kentucky blue ornament; I was shocked he wanted to pick the ornament out; he has excellent taste! They make all kinds of cute crafts, and I believe they do customs as well. You can view their Facebook page by clicking here! Also, check out their website!
Fancy Marcelli/Mad Ginger Entertainment
They actually have a true-crime podcast! I bought this lovely ornament pictured below because, as some of you who know me, know Facebook always puts me in “time out,” but hey, I’ve actually been a good this year! Anyhoo, I just had to get this humourous but adorable Facebook Inmate ornament! It was also nice meeting one of the owners and getting to know about how they are into true crime, just like I am! Click here to visit their website and check them out on Facebook!
Beyond Sight Creations – Nicholasville, Kentucky/Jessamine County Business
I have stumbled upon this booth multiple times, and every time it is just so pleasing to the eye. They make amazing jewelry out of stones, crystals, and more. I bought a dainty emerald ring to represent my birthstone and color. It was so gorgeous, and I had to have it! You can find them on Facebook by clicking here and on Instagram!
Wildling Wanderlust – Nicholasville, Kentucky/Jessamine County Business
It was so nice meeting Logan; their jewelry is absolutely amazing! I bought a pair of cute snowflake earrings to wear this Winter season and am so excited to coordinate them with vintage outfits. They have amazing rings, earrings, and more! Definitely give them a follow on Instagram by clicking here!
Amanecer Michelle Body and Beauty – Nicholasville, Kentucky/Jessamine County Business
I enjoyed talking to the owner of this business! I also ended up buying a nice body butter by the name of Pink Sugar. It smells amazing and feels so good to the hands, great for Winter use for anyone who has dry hands! You can visit her Facebook page by clicking here and can click here to view her website!
Sweet & Sassy Jam and Jellies
I got to try their Strawberry Lemonade flavor of Jam, and it was by far the tastiest jam I ever had in my life! I will definitely be purchasing more in the future. You can check them out on Facebook and Instagram!
More Businesses That Were There:
- Whimsy Cosmos – Instagram and Etsy
- Designs by Donee – Facebook Page
- Kentucky Rose Handcrafted Soaps – Facebook Page and Instagram
- Here’s 2 Life Customs – Facebook Page
- Betty Jean’s Soap Creations – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fibbe Family Homestead – Facebook Page
- Renowned Customs by Tiffany – email@example.com
- Small World Big Designs – Facebook Page
- Beyond Sight Studios – Instagram Page and Website
- T’s Embroidery & More – Facebook Group Page
- Epley’s Photography – Facebook Page
- McQuaintly Yours – Facebook Page
- Papaw’s Kentucky Tobacco Crafts – firstname.lastname@example.org
And there were many more! To see everything from my haul, check out my story highlight, Holidays 2021! If you aren’t on this list but would like to be, please email me at email@example.com if you were a vendor at Oak & Main’s Winter Market. If any wrong information or more you would like me to add, also shoot me an email!
St. Nich Christmas Parade
To wrap up the Christmas Fest (there were many more events, but I could only attend these three, there was the St. Nich Christmas Parade! It was so fun for children and even the adults! My favorite part was by far the Grinch escaping only to be caught by the police! It was funny and very entertaining.
Photos in the gallery above were sent in/submitted by Laronda Royse – The Parade
Gallery – More Photos – From the Christmas Fest!
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Before You Go…
Western Kentucky suffered significant losses in their communities. It is so heartbreaking and devastating. Mayfield, Bowling Green, Dawson Springs, and more Western Ky towns need help. I know Shop Local Ky raised over $100,000, and multiple people have been helping them in clean up. If you too would like to contribute and help, there are many ways you can. I have a story highlight on my Instagram titled “Ky Strong,” in there, you will find multiple sources and other ways you can help the storm/tornado victims. We are in this together. Andy Beshear also set up this government page for anyone who wishes to donate to these communities, linked below.
Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund – Click Here!