The quiet community of Millville was bustling with activity Saturday afternoon as hundreds enjoyed the 16th annual Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival.
Vendors filled the grounds of the Millville Community Center and children partook in activities, such as a chalk drawing competition, obstacle courses, sports competitions, a creek exploration and more. There was also a children's music competition and live musical performances by The Drapes and Jeri Katherine and Nat.
The festival also included several hands-on workshops.
There was a Peace Workshop by The Light Clinic, Farm to Schools by Connie Lemley and a discussion of Large Solar Projects in Kentucky by Lane Boldman of the Kentucky Conservation Committee, as well as two stream ecology workshops led by Jessica Schuster.
Event organizer Chris Schimmoeller said she expected 200-300 people to attend the event.
"The goal is to raise goodwill and celebrate good organizations, as well as our own," Schimmoeller said.
When the event started, Schimmoeller said its main goal was to raise funds for Kentucky Heartwood, whose mission is to protect and restore the integrity, stability and beauty of Kentucky's native forests, but it's turned more into a community event.
"We use the festival to elevate good things going on in the community," she said. "I like doing the festival because it gives people a chance to have fun in a supportive and uplifting atmosphere."