Memorial Day weekend boosts business in Knott County

 Memorial Day weekend boosts business in Knott County

KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Opening year -round in Knott County, Mine Made Adventure Park and Campground offers 60,000 acres of ATV, SxS, dirt bike or horse trails and primitive or modern camping.

County officials said the Memorial Day weekend was a big one at the park because staff hosts people from across the Commonwealth and beyond.

“We’re from Campbellsville, Kentucky, which is in central Kentucky, and we’re here to do the guided tour and see what’s around the Mine Made Adventure Park,” said Ashlee Lyons.

It’s Ashlee’s first time on these tracks, but people like Charlie Williams say they bring the family every year.

“People around the place lost it [by] don’t come because it’s a good cheap ride, ”Williams said. “Ten dollars, or five dollars to park your machine, this weekend ten dollars per person can get in. Good entertainment at a good price. ”

Knott County Judge-Executive Jeff Dobson said he was excited to see local businesses thrive over the holiday weekend.

“It’s been a great weekend for the county,” he said. “90 percent of these people are from out of town, out of state they come here, they spend a lot of dollars here on local businesses.”

Dobson added that, while the weekend includes good family fun, it’s important to remember the deeper meaning of Memorial Day.

“Hey, we thank all the people who came out to support and ride with us here in honor of our fallen troops who fought for freedom,” he said. “We owe them all.”

With gas prices reaching record highs, Dobson said it’s the perfect time for a place like Knott County to thrive.

“With our success at this park, bringing all of these people here, it’s a success for Knott County, it’s a success for Eastern Kentucky,” he said.

Park officials hope to replicate the success this Memorial Day weekend when they host the Mine Made Bluegrass Festival June 2 through June 4.

Judge-Executive Dobson said the spaces quickly filled up for the feast.

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