The “Great Restaurant Race” kicks off tomorrow | Local News

Sponsored by the Hopkins County Convention and Visitors Commission, this new event begins Sunday, March 6 to promote and encourage people to hang out and dine at local Hopkins County restaurants. The event will celebrate these local restaurants and create a fun culinary competition the county has never seen…until now.

Here’s how the contest will work:

From March 6 through April 2, you must dine at ten different Hopkins County restaurants and keep your receipts. Once the race is over, follow the link posted on the Hopkins County Convention and Visitors Commission website or Facebook page to download your receipts. Once your entries are submitted, you will be entered to win. One Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. The grand prize winner will receive a set of prizes worth over $500. Other winners will be selected to win other prizes including room checks and gift cards for local restaurants.

“Hopkins County has over 80 restaurants, from unique local eateries to familiar franchises!” said Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission, Communications Manager, Colbi Ferguson. “Food and beverages are consecutively the largest spending category for visitors to Kentucky, according to Kentucky Tourism’s annual economic impact study.”

The contest starts on Sunday. Receipts submitted must be the original receipt provided by the restaurant and must include location, date of purchase and total amount. Receipts must be dated March 6 or later to qualify. Purchase is mandatory, although there is no minimum purchase amount. Take-out, restaurant, drive-thru and curbside orders are all accepted! Receipts must be from different restaurants. Only one person per household can participate. Each receipt must be unique and cannot be duplicated for multiple entries. Restaurants must be located in Hopkins County. Winners will be selected randomly. Entries must be submitted by Saturday, April 2 at 11:59 p.m.

For a list of eligible restaurants, visit

For more information, call the Hopkins County Convention and Visitors Commission, 270-821-4171 or visit

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