St. Joe’s Picnic marks 170th year Saturday


Celebrating its 170th year, it’s older than even the Kentucky Derby.

The annual St. Joseph’s Picnic takes place on Frankfort Avenue on Saturday.

St. Joseph's Picnic
The St. Joseph’s Picnic is an annual summer favorite on Louisville’s east side. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Friday brought the pre-picnic party, highlighted by a performance from local legends The Crashers.

WAVE 3 News’ Kaitlin Rust spoke to several attendees Friday night.

“The first thing I do is check my work schedule so I can tell them I’m going to be at the St. Joe’s Picnic,” said 16-year-old Crystal Fairfax, who added that she’s been coming to the event since she was a baby.

Her first goal every year is to try to win some cake.

“It’s fun watching everybody else win that have been here forever and are finally winning a cake after an hour,” she said. “My favorite is strawberry, and I can always manage to find a strawberry cake.”

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