Welcome to Harlan County, where there’s always something exciting going on! Whether you’re here for our biggest party of the year at the Poke Sallet Festival or looking to get a little dirty at thrilling off-road events like the Southern Shine Crawl or the Fall Crawl, we’ve got you covered. Harlan County is a place of celebration, adventure, and unforgettable memories.

We like to think we’re on top of all the fun stuff happening around here, but now and then, a cool event might sneak by us. Maybe we missed it in our social feeds, or it’s a new thing we haven’t heard about yet. Whatever the reason, we don’t want to miss out, and neither do you! Got an event you’re excited about? Shoot us an email at harlantourism@gmail.com or send us a message on our facebook page at Visit Harlan County. As long as it meets our parameters, we’ll happily add it to our calendar. We’re all about community and tourism events that bring people together.

So, let’s make every day a reason to celebrate in Harlan County. Share your event, and let’s fill our calendar with fun for everyone!

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Gingerbread House Contest

December 2, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

There is a $250 grand prize for one lucky gingerbread architect! There will also be a $150 2nd Place prize, and a $100 3rd Place Prize! To enter, drop your Gingerbread House off at the Harlan Center between November 27th-December 2nd. The houses will be on display through the Christmas at the Center event until 12PM – after this time no more houses will be accepted for the contest. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded at 1PM on December 2nd and participants can pick their houses and awards up on December 2nd from 3PM-5PM.


December 2, 2023
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Harlan Tourism
(606) 573-4156
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The Harlan Center
201 S. Main St
Harlan, KY 40831 United States
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(606) 573-4156
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