Our History

Since 1990 the Fordsville Historical Society & Museum Inc. has played host to one of Ohio County’s largest events. Fordsville Days has grown into more than just a fundraiser for L & N Depot Museum  it has become a community tradition! Featuring; Carnival Rides, Beauty Pageants, Free Musical Entertainment, Craft and Vendor Booths, and Car, Motorcycle, and Tractor Shows, Fast Draw and 3-D Archery booths and a Checker's Tournament.  To learn more about Fordsville,  our museum and more pick a button


hwy 54 yard sale

Fordsville Days serves as a homecoming with the fun of a county fair.  Paired with the addition of the Highway 54 Yard Sale that stretches from Owensboro, KY to Leitchfield, Fordsville Days makes the perfect midway stop along the 50-plus miles of sales on Highway 54.  This year stop by and check out the Fast Draw and 3D-Archery events. Want a slower paced event check out the Checkers Tournament or enjoy the opening night performance of the Owensboro Folk Trio. Saturday offers a tour on the Trolley so hop on board. Enjoy our fantastic food, games and family fun.

hwy 54 yard sale

historical society

Members of the Fordsville Historical Society and Museum Inc. are dedicated to preserving yesterday’s memories for tomorrow’s citizens. Chartered in 1990 the Society is dedicated to maintaining the Fordsville L & N Depot Museum and to showcase everything that makes Fordsville, Kentucky so special. The Historical Society began restoration of the L & N Depot in 1991 and it was established as a museum in 1992.  All operation costs are funded by Fordsville Days.  Would you like to tour the Depot. Take a brief on-line tour by clicking the link below.

Historical Society
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Community partners

Fordsville Days would not be possible without the generous support of our Community Partners.  Your dollars, your services and your many hours of service help keep the L & N Railroad Museum open and provide much needed business to Fordsville Merchants. THANK YOU!

The Fordsville Historical Society and Museum is a 501 (c) (3) and has been in operation since 1992.

meet our 2016 community partners - thank you!

Owensboro Symphony Folk Trio

We are honored to open the 2016 Fordsville Days Fundraiser Festival by providing the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra’s Folk Trio.  You can expect to hear a little of everything from jazz, bluegrass, folk and even more modern music by this versatile group.  Join us Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fordsville Elementary School GYM  - 359 West Main St., Fordsville, Kentucky.

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Free Rides, Hop on Board!

The Owensboro Trolley

Saturday, September 17th

8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

t-sHIRTS & cAPS nOW available at commonwealth community bank


jUST $10.00






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fordsville days photos from the past
see a three day schedule of events (we update frequently)