Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln Look-Alike Contest

Look-Alikes-002Saturday, October 6

Look-Alike Contest at 11 a.m.
Town Square

We are hoping you will join us for the annual Lincoln Days Celebration to be held October 6 and 7, 2018 in Hodgenville.

The Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln contest is Saturday, October 7 on the Main Stage located in downtown Hodgenville.

Please note: there are changes to the contest this year. Please review carefully. THERE WILL BE NO SEPARATE ORATORY CONTEST. It will be incorporated into the Look-Alike Contest.

Late registration will begin at 10 a.m. at the Lincoln Museum Community Room.

The contest will begin at 11 A.M. (EDT) with the ladies first, followed immediately by the Lincoln presenters. Links to registration forms are provided on this page.

Mary Todd Lincoln participants will be allowed a maximum of 3 minutes to describe their costume and/or to deliver a portrayal of some event in Mary’s life. Participants will be judged on both authenticity of costume and presentation.

Abraham Lincoln LookAlike contestants will be allowed a maximum of 3 minutes to portray/relate a “Lincoln story or speech”. In addition to the short oratory, Abrahams will also be judged on costume, physical traits, and presentation.

Download Mary Todd Lincoln Look-Alike Registration Form

Download Abraham Lincoln Look-Alike Registration Form


Prizes for Lincoln Look-Alike are:

  • 1st Place — $125
  • 2nd Place — $100
  • 3rd Place — $50

Prizes for Mary Todd Lincoln are:

  • 1st Place — $125
  • 2nd Place — $100
  • 3rd Place — $50

(For the Little Abe & Sarah and Family Costume contests, please visit here.)

Look-Alike Activities for Saturday, October 6.

  • 7–9:30 a.m. Complimentary Country Breakfast at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club — for all Lincolns and Mary Todds appearing in costume. 
  • 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The Lincoln Museum invites all participants to complimentary visits at the Museum — You are also invited to sit and rest, to visit with each other, and to “surprise our visitors” with your presence.
  • 10 a.m. REGISTRATION FOR ALL MARY & ABE COMPETITORS in the Community Room
  • 11 a.m. *LADIES FIRST* Mary Todd Lincoln Contest followed immediately by Abraham Lincoln Look-Alike Contest. Main Stage on the Square
  • Noon–1 p.m. Hospitality Luncheon for Lincoln Presenters at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. Sponsored by Hodgenville Rotary Club.
  • 1 p.m. Lineup for Lincoln Days Parade — Traditionally, participants have appeared in the Parade, either walking or riding on a float provided by Lincoln Days. The winner of each contest is asked to ride in a special vehicle for the parade.  Parade starts at 2 PM.
  • 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is open

Lodging: Wingfield Inn, 1043 Executive Dr., Elizabethtown, KY 42701, (270) 769-3030 is offering a special rate of $85.99 plus tax to Lincoln presenters.

Please register by September 21, 2018  if possible, however, late entries will be accepted.

Your hosts for the 2018 Look-Alike Contests are:  Hodgenville Rotary Club, Lincoln Days Celebration and The Lincoln Museum.

Information: contact Iris LaRue via e-mail or call  270-358-3163.