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Pendleton County | Appreciation for the outdoors and business

By Kathie Stamps

The campsite at Kincaid Lake State Park in Falmouth is one example of Pendleton County’s scenic opportunities that also include Rose Hill Farm Winery.

Pendleton County is located between Lexington and Cincinnati, in a picturesque area where the Main and Licking rivers meet. Business owners are involved with both an active Chamber of Commerce and the Pendleton County Tourism Council.

The Kentucky Wool Festival has been held in Falmouth every October since 1983, near the entrance to Kincaid Lake State Park. The state park has 84 camping sites in open woodland settings, along with fishing and boating on Kincaid Lake, hiking, tennis, miniature golf and other outdoor activities.

Rose Hill Farm Winery in Butler produces award-winning white and red wines from grapes grown in its own four-acre vineyard. A few miles north, Faith Acres Farm in Butler offers local produce, eggs, honey, provided by bees on the premises, and maple syrup that’s tapped from trees on the farm.

Pendleton County

Estimated 2019 population: 14,122

Households: 5,296

Median household income: $49,766

Chamber of Commerce: Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce, pendletoncounty.ky.gov/chamberofcommerce

County Seat: Falmouth, Mayor Ron Stinson, cityoffalmouth.com

Judge-Executive: David Fields, pendletoncounty.ky.gov

Economic Development Authority: Pendleton County Industrial Authority