Lincoln Look-Alikes & Oratory Contest

Look-Alikes-002Saturday, October 1

Oratory Contest at 9 a.m.
Lincoln Museum Community Room

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 1 and 2, 2016 here in Hodgenville.

The Oratory Contest is at 9 a.m.

The Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln contest is Saturday, October 3 on the central stage located in downtown Hodgenville. The contest will begin at 11:00 A.M. (EDT). Links to forms are provided to the right.

Look-Alike contestants are judged on all traits pertaining to Abraham Lincoln with each presenter being allowed 2-3 minutes to portray/relate a “Lincoln story or speech”.

Mary Todd Lincoln participants will be judged on authenticity of costume.


Prizes for Lincoln Look-Alike are:

  • 1st Place — $100
  • 2nd Place — $75
  • 3rd Place — $50

Prizes for Mary Todd Lincoln are:

  • 1st Place — $100
  • 2nd Place — $75
  • 3rd Place — $50

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

Look-Alike Activities for Saturday, October 1.

  • 7–9:30 a.m. Complimentary Country Breakfast at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club — for all Lincolns and Mary Todds appearing in costume. Breakfast tickets are $8 for non-contestants.
  • 8:30 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.
  • 8:30–9 a.m. REGISTRATION FOR ALL COMPETITORS in the Community Room
  • 9 a.m. Lincoln Oratory Contest  begins in the Lincoln Museum Community Room.
  • 11 a.m. Lincoln Look-Alike Contest begins at the Central Stage on the Square followed immediately by Mary Todd Lincoln Contest
  • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Hospitality Luncheon for Lincoln Presenters at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.
  • 1 p.m. 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 Lineup is at 1:00. Parade is at 2:00.
  • 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is open

Lodging: Best Western Atrium Gardens, 1043 Executive Dr., Elizabethtown, KY 42701, (270) 769-3030 is offering a special rate of $75 plus tax to Lincoln presenters.

Please register by October 1, 2016  if possible, however, late entries will be accepted.

Your hosts for the 2016 Look-Alike Contests are: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville Rotary Club, Lincoln Days Celebration and The Lincoln Museum.

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


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