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Olive Hill Author To Attend “It’s Fall Y’all” Festival

Author Willie Davis has written a two-volume historical fiction novel on Olive Hill, Kentucky. Davis will attend the 7th Annual “It’s Fall Y’all” Harvest and Craft Festival on Saturday, October 7th at the Olive Hill Welcome Center.

“Willie lives in Mansfield, Ohio,” say Welcome Center Director Lisa Conley. “He was excited to come and meet those who have previously purchased the books and autograph any newly purchased books from the Welcome Center.”

The theme behind the two-volume set is how one small Appalachian town of Olive Hill can lay claim to helping build the greatest country on earth.

Olive Hill follows the fictitious Reed family from May, 1800 to June, 1959. The two volumes integrate 339 fictional characters into 159 years of American history to tell how Olive Hill gave all that it had in a time it was most needed until a time it was needed no more.

“Olive Hill, Kentucky has a surprising creation story,” says author Willie Davis. “Hundreds of thousands of Kentucky’s sons and daughters migrated to the industrial north in the 1940’s and 50s without realizing how their past had helped build America. My family was among them. I became determined to tell Olive Hill’s storied past.”

Davis’ Olive Hill books will be available for purchase at a substantial Welcome Center discount.

“The “It’s Fall Y’all” Harvest and Craft Festival is held annually at the Welcome Center on Railroad Street in Olive Hill,” says Lisa. “There will be over 60 vendors of a wide variety (hot foods, hand-made crafts, woodworking, baked goods, jams & jellies, homemade pork rinds, clothing boutiques, flowers, handmade jewelry, art, crocheted items, and more).  Schools, civic organizations, non-profit organizations, churches, as well as different artisans will be set up.  One of our big attractions is Olive Hill Trail Town’s all cast iron cooking with soup beans, cornbread, and cobblers done over the fire.  We will have live music, games for kids, and events for teens and adults.  Ax throwing this also available this year as well.  

For further information contact Lisa Conley at friendsofthedeot@outlook.com or


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