Celebrate the Jacksonian Festival in downtown Scottsville this Saturday

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – This Saturday, Sept. 17 is the Jacksonian Festival in Scottsville.

In the late 1800s, a hotel had been built in the middle of the square in Scottsville, which years later burned down. Reconstruction took two years to bring the hotel back to its former glory, and then unfortunately a few years later, that one burned down as well.

Finally, in 1919, the Jacksonian was built and was operational up to 1973. The hotel was a massive part of the town’s culture, housing businesses and an influx of people coming to town after an oil boom in the area.

The historic hotel was a jewel of the southeastern area of the country and by accounts named after its position on Jackson Highway, one of the oldest roads in Kentucky named after Andrew Jackson, which is now 31-E.

The festival celebrates the legacy of the hotel and was put on since 1990 by Scottsville’s Women’s Club, who handed the event over to the city in 2020.

Assistant city clerk Kourtney Keen told News 40 via zoom there will be a plethora of food trucks and boutiques set up. She encouraged everyone to come out and support local businesses.