One thing about growing up in a small town is the community events that are held throughout the year. Owingsville has several notable events that have become part of the local tradition; May Day and the Lion's Club Horse show are two lasting events that still draw crowds today. But, not so long ago, there was a time when Owingsville was filled with vendors, food, and outhouses on hot July days....wait, outhouses?There was a local tradition each July that brought Owingsville together much like the May Day Festival called Hoss Tradin' Days. Now, for the folks who are not from a small town or have never heard of the term, a hoss is a southern term for horse. Back in the early days, every second Monday was court day, and vendors filled the streets selling produce, farm implements and livestock. Horses, hogs and cattle were bought and traded all through the day while local merchants opened their shops for all to browse and buy the latest things. Local saloons and taverns (yes, at one time Owingsville had such places) would be busy with patrons quenching their thirst and telling tall tales. The most busy times for court day activity were the months of March, April and October. In addition to all the livestock bartering, street minstrels played their songs to anyone who would hear them and toss a coin into a hat. Politicians mingled and shook hands of prospective voters during election times, and ministers preached the Gospel to the crowds. As the modern age approached, the street spectacles of court days in Owingsville and 'hoss' trading went by the wayside.