If you are thinking about a drive thru the country to take in the beauty of fall consider Salem Ky. The Salem Garden Club has a weekend full of gospel music, BBQ, vendors, and a log cabin tour.
On Saturday Oct. 19th from 11:00 – 4:00 visit downtown and listen to the sounds of gospel music in the air and take in some of the best BBQ around. Teams will be competing for the best chicken, pulled pork and ribs. Area churches will be selling the desserts and providing games for the kids.
If you interested in some of the local history make plans for the 2013 Fall Log Cabin Tour. On Sunday Oct. 20th from 1:00 – 5:00 area log cabins will be open to the public.
Many of these cabins sit on family farms. They were discovered inside older homes that were being demolished. The Chittenden Family was planning to build a new home at 792 Bethel Hill Rd, Salem, Ky. where their grandparents had lived. After discovering a log cabin inside they had to save it and decided to build elsewhere.
Ronnie & Sharon Slayden love log cabins currently live in one. They got the chance to buy a pre-civil war log cabin from the former Asbridge Farm in the Frances community. Carefully numbering each log they began to dismantle it and move it to their farm on Kennedy Springs Road in Livingston Co. Friends thought they were crazy but it has become a second retreat.
Eddie & Linda Defew on 1026 Slocum Rd, Salem, Ky. have several log cabins on their property. You feel like you have traveled back in time as each one is full of old furniture and other items from the 1800’s.
For those of you who like new log construction you will enjoy seeing the cabin of Roy and Pam Buijk. They were looking for a place in the country to get away from the hectic life in Chicago. They purchased property on State Route 855 N. in Crittenden Co. and began the dream of building the cabin one log at a time in 2006.
Their cabin sits on a hill in a wooded area surround by an outcropping of large rocks and a cave below. A wrap around deck surrounds the main level and a balcony off the master bedroom provides a bird’s eye view of their property.
Pam is very artistic and together she and Roy have created a woodland retreat. She is known locally as the gourd lady and currently has her beautiful art on display at the Princeton Art Guild.
You may buy advanced tickets/map for $8.00 on Saturday at the Salem Garden Club Booth during the Fall Jamboree. Advance tickets/map is also available at Salem City Hall or Miles (Harris) Gas Co. in Salem. Tickets are $10.00 on the day of the tour and will be available at any of the cabins.
For more information call Janet Hughes 988-2145 (day) or 988-3835 (night).