New Castle Kentucky



New Castle Patriotic Festival Honoring WWII Vets
(formerly New Castle Spring Fling)

Saturday June 14, 2014
from 11 am-10 pm

We are pleased to announce that on June 14th, the New Castle Patriotic Festival will once again be honoring World War II Veterans for their service during WWII. This year, those WWII Veterans participating in the Festival will serve as Grand Marshalls during the parade being held at at 11 a.m. Following the parade, presentations will be made on the courthouse square to these American Heroes of the Greatest Generation. From 12 noon to 2 p.m. the public will have the opportunity to meet these WWII Veterans at the New Castle First Baptist Church, located at 47 East Cross Main in New Castle. There will also be a small display of WWII memorabilia for visitors to see.

This may be one of the largest gatherings of WWII Vets in Kentucky in recent years. Participating in the Festival will be WWII Vets who battled their way across France into Germany, Vets who fought in the Pacific, and other Vets who flew over the “hump” in the China Burma India Theatre of WWII.

As America celebrates the 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 6 this year, lets honor these WWII Vets while we can. They are leaving us at a rate of 600 – 1,000 per day. Please come out and honor these American Heroes in New Castle on June 14th, and enjoy all that the New Castle Patriotic Festival has to offer. For the full list of activities go to our Events link.


New Castle is located in Henry County, Kentucky, just 35 minutes northeast of Louisville, off I-71 and is one of the oldest cities in Kentucky. New Castle was settled in the 1790’s and became the county seat when Henry County was established in 1798.

With approximately 1000 people, New Castle is one of the smallest towns in Kentucky with a preservation district and is certified in both “Kentucky Main Street" and “Preserve America” Programs. We are very proud of our efforts to preserve our historical buildings and rural heritage. As Wendell Berry, who was born here said, “Our history makes us what we are today, and our future depends on our past”.

New Castle has one of the few remaining intact 19th Century courthouse squares in Kentucky. The homes and commercial buildings allow us glimpses of the rich architectural history of our city. A tractor on Main Street is as common as a car, truck, or school bus. This is what makes us a unique rural community.

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