News and Press Releases

Main Street Market

downtown's newest event - Main Street Market will begin on Friday, May 31st.  Music, food, beer, vendors and artisans.  6:00 to 10:00 on Main Street in Downtown Harrodsburg!    apply to be a vendor

Wagner Receives Main Street’s Highest Credentials

Executive Director Julie Wagner has been awarded the Main Street America Revitalization Professional (MSARP) credential, the highest credential currently available through the Main Street America Institute (MSAI). 


Wagner is a 21 year veteran to Main Street work and is Kentucky’s only downtown professional to hold this designation.     


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Harrodsburg First Relocates to Temporary Office

HarrodsburgFirst Downtown Development Agency has relocated to 112 W Lexington Street while the permanent office is being renovated.   112 W Lexington is directly across from the Mercer Public library.    

Main St Central Business Dist has 0% Vacancy Rate

Downtown's core Main Street Central Business District has a 0% vacancy rate as of January 2019!  Every storefront has a signed lease and renovations are underway in several properties.   This is the first time Downtown Harrodsburg has been completely occupied in decades.

Annual Awards for Downtown Revitalizaiton

Harrodsburg First Main Street Program presented awards for excellence in downtown revitalization at the annual meeting on Thursday at Studio G, on Main Street in Downtown Harrodsburg. Executive Director Julie Wagner explains, “Each of our awards reflect one of the Four Points of Main Street which are the pillars of our organization; and recognizes an individual or group that exemplifies the principles of downtown revitalization.

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Christmas Parade Theme Announced

 The 2018 Harrodsburg Twilight Christmas Parade theme is "The Joy of Christmas."    Details and parade application can be found here.  

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Wagner Briefs City Officials on Streetscape

Oct 22, 2018

Executive Director Julie Wagner gave 

 City Commissioners an update on the pending sidewalk project planned for US 152/68.   The design phase has been approved by the state and next steps were shared with the public.

Downtown Ferris Wheel

October 12, 2018

Oktoberfest to replicate the 1902 downtown carnival by bringing a ferris wheel to Main Street.  Rides will cost $3 per person or $6 for unlimited rides and free admission to the kids play area. 

Halloween Events Announced

October 1, 2018

The annual Spooktacular parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th at 7 pm.   Pumpkin scoop off, costume contests and more will begin at 5:30 at the Judicial Center on Main Street.


Night of the Great Pumpkin, Trick or Treat is Wednesday beginning at 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  Downtown Harrodsburg

Annual Membership Meeting

Harrodsburg First Main Street Program's annual membership meeting is scheduled for November 15 at 5:00.  

The annual downtown revitalization awards will be announced.