|"Rain rain go away, come again another day" must have been running through the minds of exhibitors and all of those who were looking forward to the Saturday in Carlisle Harvest Fest last weekend. As the day began and the hours passed toward noon, the rain did go away and come again and go away and come again - several times before the sky cleared and offered a beautiful Saturday afternoon for the event.
The rain caused cancellation of the exhibit of antique farm machinery running at full tilt throughout the day to show how things were done down on the farm years and years ago, but it didn't dampen the spirits of other exhibitors set up around the courthouse yard and along Main Street in front of the courthouse.
In addition to the artists and craftsmen offering a look at their talents and their products, Saturday in Carlisle offered walking tours of the town's historic downtown, with stops at: the old L & N Railroad Depot, now home to the Nicholas County Historical Society and its museum; the old Nicholas County jailer's home, restored and renovated to house Tourism, Inc; and the Mercury building on Locust Street, former home of The Carlisle Mercury weekly newspaper and now restored as a residence and a memorial to firefighters who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on America.
The day, in spite of the morning weather, evolved at noon into a day of food, fun and meeting friendly folks for all those who stopped in and paid a visit to Saturday in Carlisle.
Saturday in Carlisle Harvest Fest was held on September 27.