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October Court Day

​​​​​​​​​​​​​We look forward to seeing you this year! The dates for the festival​​ will be ​​October 18-21, 2024.

History of the Event​

Initiated in the 18th Century, Court Day quickly became the annual trading day for much of Eastern Kentucky and still is today. Mount Sterling delights in this over 225+ year tradition when over 100,000 people from all parts of the country gather for the four-day event.  Always starting on the Friday before the third Monday in October, Court Day specializes in many different arts and crafts, food and music.  We invite you to come be a part of our Court Day Festival. Got something special you’d like to sell? We would love to have your unique crafts, antiques, or one of a kind specialty items become the most desirable thing at Court Day! 

Court Day Festival Ordinance


To Become A Vendor 

OCD FLYER 2024.pdf


Call us here @ City Hall (859) 498-8725

Pricing for a 10’ x 18’ spot is a one time total of $150! That's a one time price for the entire weekend. For a 10’ x 20’ space it is $250.  Also special pricing on Locust St. frontage and corner spaces available. (See below map for space locations)

***NEW PRICING FOR ANTIQUE VENDORS! - Call Steven Tuttle @ 859-498-8725.

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For more info or questions please contact Steven Tuttle at City Hall 859-498-8725. Or email any questions to  Make Payment to City Of Mt Sterling:  33 North Maysville St, Mount Sterling, KY 40353.  Set up times for vendors are always the day before the event starts. (Set up times this year will be ​Oct 17th NOON or later)



For Hotel info visit

Mt. Sterling Tourism - Hotel Information

Camper / RV space availability

Call Steven Tuttle @ City Hall 859-498-8725.


  • Antique dealer spacing - phone for price.
  • $150.00 for a 10'x18' space.
  • $250.00 for corner space or a 20'x10' space.


This Year's Court Day (2024) will begin on Friday, October 18th, and run through Monday, October 21st.

Set Up time for vendors begins Thursday October 17th @ NOON!

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