The Jesse Stuart Weekend is a good spirited homecoming for Stuart fans nationwide. Held the last weekend in September at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, near the Stuart home in Greenup County, Kentucky, the JSW promotes Jesse Stuart’s human and literary legacy through the following activities:

  • An automobile tour of sites in Greenup County that recall times and places of Stuart’s life that influenced his works
  • A bus tour of W-Hollow, the land that inspired Stuart’s literary creations, including properties once owned by the Stuart family and Plum Grove Church cemetery, the final resting place of Jesse Stuart and many of his relatives
  • A hike through a portion of the Jesse Stuart Nature Preserve
  • Lectures, panel discussions, and entertainment that illustrate the Appalachian way of life.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 JSW was postponed until 2021. To view photos and highlights of past Jesse Stuart Weekends, click on the links below to download DOC files:
JESSE STUART WEEKEND – 2019
JESSE STUART WEEKEND – 2018
JESSE STUART WEEKEND – 2017
JESSE STUART WEEKEND – 2016
JESSE STUART WEEKEND – 2015
Jesse Stuart Weekend — 2019