Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs

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Don't miss Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs on Sunday, October 1st and October 29th! Activities begin around 11:30am and will conclude around 5pm (weather permitting).

Activities Include:
  • Pony Rides
  • Inflatables
  • Petting Zoo
  • Stick Horse Races
  • Face Painting
  • and More!
  • Families can also see the live horse races going on during the day.
  • Click here to read about special activities planned for the October 1st Family Adventure Day, like Sky Zone Paw Patrol Meet and Greet (1-3pm) and KY Science Center experiments. (Several other cool activities!)
Ticket Information:
  • Tickets are just $8 when purchased online in advance and include unlimited access to all kid-friendly activities.
  • The Family Four Pack is available for $44.  This includes 4 Family Adventure Day tickets, 4 family meals in the Adventure Day area and 2 racing programs.
Note: Children ages 2 and under get free access to the Family Adventure Day activities (and on every other race day except for Oaks & Derby, children under 12 get free general admission).

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Where to Find Pumpkins Around Oldham County

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Pumpkins!  Once Labor Day come and goes, pumpkins seem to appear EVERYWHERE!  We have your list of where to find them around Oldham County.  Plan a whole day of fun with your family or just pick out your perfect pumpkin together at one of the roadside and farm markets around the county.  As always, with any crop, it is always best to contact the business first to check the availability. Happy picking!

Morgan's Run Not opening for the 2017 season.
537 Dawkins Lane Sulpher, KY 40070
Located off of Hwy 146 in Henry County.
502-743-0300
Open weekends for fall activities, pumpkin picking, hayrides, zip line, corn maze, small pumpkin patch for younger children and more!

Reardon's Fruit Market & Garden Center
6462 Hwy 146 Crestwood, KY 40014
502-241-0129
Pumpkins of all sizes locally grown in Kentucky and Indiana.  Find other fall décor and treats: straw bales, mums, corn stalks, gourds, apple butter and more!
Facebook here.

LaGrange Farmers' Market & Artisans
Located on the Oldham County Courthouse Square in downtown LaGrange, Main Street
Open until 10/29/16 8am-1pm on Saturdays
Find pumpkins, gourds and other fall décor and treats from local farms.
Facebook here.

FoxHollow Farm
8905 Hwy 329 Crestwood, KY 40014
502-241-9674
Find your perfect pumpkin at their Fall Festival on 10/8/16. (This is the only date pumpkins are available.)
Facebook here.

Bray Orchards & Roadside Market
2580 Hwy 42 Bedford, KY 40006
Located off of Hwy 42 in Trimble County.
502-255-3607
Fall family activities on Saturday & Sunday in October 1-6pm. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, ice cream, apples, fun!
Facebook here.

Gallrein Farms
1029 Vigo Road Shelbyville, KY 40065
502-633-4849
Fall fun starts mid-September. U-pick pumpkins or purchase in their market. Many other family-friendly activities (some with additional admission fees), petting zoo, food, music, corn maze and more!
Facebook here.

Mulberry Orchard
1330 Mulberry Pike Shelbyville, KY 40065
502-655-2633
Fall festivities begin late September and include hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn and soybean mazes, playgrounds and yummy treats in the market place. Check their website for activity hours, some are limited during the week.
Facebook here.

Ashlock Farms
1700 E Hwy 22 Crestwood, KY 40014
Roadside stand with several sizes of pumpkins and gourds.

Clover Cottage
7614 W Highway 146 Pewee Valley, KY 40056
502-618-4825
There is a stand in front of the store with pumpkins, gourds, mums and more!

Mt. Zion Ranch
1701 E Mt. Zion Rd, Crestwood, KY 40014
Mt. Zion Ranch has several sizes of pumpkins, cushaw and butternut squash along with ornamental corn and corn stalks at our roadside stand. 

Traderbakers Farm Market
1800 Hwy 53 LaGrange, KY 40031
502-265-7377
Pumpkins for sale at the Farm Market.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

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Click here for your custom 
Oldham Family Fun 
weather forecast 
from WLKY's Matt Milosevich

Here's some fun for September 15-17

STEAMPunks is hosting a Parent's Night Out event  on Friday night- sign your kids up and then head out for a date night or girl's night.  Gustavo's in Prospect is just down the street! First child is $35.00 with each additional sibling $10.00.

Head to Norton Commons on Friday night and see a movie on the lawn at dusk, Beauty and the Beast (live action version).

Have you heard about Paws to Read at the library? They are having it at the Main Library on Saturday and you must sign up in advance. Check out the info here.

It's a great day for a walk/run on Saturday. There's the KCHC County Challenge Walk/Run at Wendell Moore Park. Check out the info here

La Grange Baptist Church is having a community cookout on Sunday evening starting at 5:30pm - food, games, music and more.  



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Halloween Events in Oldham County

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Fall Festivals & Events HERE.

10/1: Skeleton 5k Run at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange at 2pm. Registration fee.

10/1: FREE! Halloween Spooktacular at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange, 2:30-5pm. Ages infant to 12. Free activities include a costume contest, pumpkin carving (bring your own pumpkin), hayride, kid candy bags, crafts, games and more.

10/1: FREE! Saint John United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat in Prospect, pizza and bouncies. Open to children through grade 5. 6:30-7:45pm

10/1: The Haunted Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen 3-9pm. Kid-friendly fantasy trail with treat stations, hay ride, inflatables, haunted house and more! (Rain date 10/16) $6 general admission, children 2 and under are free. Inflatable zone is $5.

10/7: FREE! Halloween Safety Party at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in LaGrange. $5 charge to park at the Fairgrounds. 4-7pm rain or shine. Trick or treating, costume contest, parade, games, crafts, bouncies and hayrides.

10/14: Halloween Ceramics at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 10am-12pm Fee for participants

10/15: FREE! Covenant United Methodist Church Fall Festival Bounce houses, carnival games, hot dogs and chili, trunk or treat, car show and more! 3-7pm

10/18: FREE! Crestwood United Methodist Church Harvestival Trunk or Treat

10/26: FREE! LaGrange Community Center Halloween Party, games, prizes, treats!

10/27: FREE! Fall Festival at Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect. Time TBA

10/28: FREE! Crestwood Animal Hospital Trunk or Treat and Haunted Hospital, 5pm.

10/28: FREE! Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Crestwood Trunk or Treat, Time TBA

10/28: FREE! Halloween in Downtown LaGrange. Trick or treat 11-3pm, costume contest at Rainy Day Resale at 1pm.

10/28: Boo Dell at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood 11am-3pm.  Treats until 2pm, magic show at 3pm.  $5 per car load or $1 suggested donation per walk-in.

10/28:FREE! Norton Commons Fall Festival in Prospect, 2-5pm (Trick or Treating 2-4pm)

10/29: FREE! Fall Festival at Ballardsville Baptist Church in Crestwood, trick or treating, games and more. 5-6pm

10/29: FREE! Trunk 'R Treat at Christ Church at Goshen, 5pm

10/30: FREE! Oldham County YMCA in Buckner Trick or Treating and not so spooky haunted house. Open to the community! Time TBA

2017 DATE TBD: FREE! Kidabalou at Northeast Christian Church on Brownsboro Rd in Louisville.

2017 DATE TBD: FREE! DeHaven Baptist Church Fall Festival. Candy, games, etc

2017 DATE TBD: FREE! Crestwood Christian Church Trunk or Treat

We will update the list as we hear about more Halloween events in the area.  Know of a Halloween event?  Please let us know so we can add it here! nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Holiday Craft Shows & Bazaars in Oldham County

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This time of year brings several craft shows, art fairs and holiday bazaars to area churches, community centers and businesses.  Check out this list of places to find unique art, crafts and vendor items in Oldham County!

This list is updated as 2017 dates become available.  If you know of a craft or vendor fair in the area and would like it added to the list, please email Nicolle@lousivillefamilyfun.net and don't forget to also submit it to our FREE calendar!

SEPTEMBER:

9/9: Henry County Arts & Craft Show at the Henry County Fairgrounds 10am-4pm

9/9-9/10: Trimble County Apple Festival in Bedford. Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm

9/23: Shop Fall, Shop Small at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 10am-3pm

9/23: Vendor Fair at the North Oldham Lion's Club in Prospect. (*Check with the Lion's Club to see if this is rescheduled or moved to a different location.)

9/30: Dixie Soul Fancy Flea on Main Street in Downtown Lagrange. Food vendors, shopping and live music! 10-6pm

9/30: Autumn Colors Craft Show at the LaGrange Community Center 10am-4pm

9/30 & 10/1: Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art in Madison, Indiana, 10am-5pm

OCTOBER:

10/28: Arts & Crafts Day in Pewee Valley at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church and St. James Episcopal Church. 10am-4pm.

10/28: LaGrange Christian Church Holiday Bazaar 10am-2pm

NOVEMBER:

11/2: Holiday Showcase at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension in LaGrange, 10am.

11/4: Colonial Christmas Market in the Rob Morris Building at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10am-3pm

11/4: Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Women's Annual Fall Luncheon and Bakery in Crestwood

11/4: LaGrange Assembly of God Holiday Bazaar, time TBA.

11/6: 2017 MOPS Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair at Saint John United Methodist Church in Goshen 6:30-9pm

11/11: LaGrange Presbyterian Church Holiday Bazaar, 9am-3pm

11/11: Oldham County Fair Pageant 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Oldham Count Fairgrounds, 8am-4pm

11/11 & 12: Oldham Arts on City Place at City Place in LaGrange. 10am-5pm

: Ballardsville Baptist Church Craft Fair in Crestwood,

: North Oldham Holiday Band Boutique at North Oldham High School in Goshen,

: Covenant United Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar in LaGrange,

: Holiday Bazaar at North Oldham Lions Club in Prospect,

: North Oldham Middle School Boosters Bazaar in Goshen,

Do you know of another Craft Fair or Bazaar in the Oldham County area? Let us know so we can add it to our list! nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Maker Monday at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood

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 photo IMG_0061_zpsqypnhniv.jpgMondays are no longer blah thanks to Maker Monday at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center!  For $5, crafters of all ages can create whatever creation they desire, finally start a Pinterest project they've had pinned for months or help a child with a school project.  The possibilities are endless! 
I took my five year old to Maker Monday a few weeks ago and she loved it!  We had no idea what to expect and did not have a project in mind.  Ms. Leah is very welcoming and helpful.  She showed us the supply room and pointed out a few items.  She was enthusiastic about the creative reuse process and had fun ideas for different crafts.  
 photo 4626f6d8-45de-41df-a4cf-fe4497d582ac_zpsmhqckyey.jpgShe showed my daughter a big furry ball and said it looked like a kitty.  My daughter was sold and we knew we wanted to start a project around the furry ball.  We started with the cat's face using googly eyes, pipe cleaners, leather remnants and a pom pom.  We found that once we got started on the project, we wanted to keep expanding on it.  Once the face was complete, we decided to make an entire cat.  We went back to the supply room and found an empty peanut butter jar, yarn and larger pipe cleaner.  We ended up with a secret compartment kitty cat!  The process was a lot of fun and relaxing.
The work room has a few tables, scissors, glue sticks, hot glue guns, staples, tape and more for the craft projects.  Children younger than 10 need to be supervised in this area.  The supply room has endless items from beads, wooden letters, corks, ornaments, books, fabric scraps, DVD cases, clothespins and so much more.  You are free to take as much of something as you need, but to take only what you think you will use.  You can also take supplies home to finish a project or start a new one at home.  If you have an idea for a project, you can contact Leah to see if the supplies are available.  The inventory is constantly changing based on what is donated and found.  It's all recycled items, nothing is purchased.
Maker Monday is a fun way for children and adults to get creative together.  Reservations are unnecessary and there is no charge for an adult helper.  Maker Monday is every Monday (except when Oldham County Schools are not in session or on holidays) 4:30-6:00 PM in the basement at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.  (Always double check with the Arts Center in case the time changes during the school year.)  You can call the Arts Center for more information at 502-241-6018 or contact Leah at leah@makingsomethingofit.com
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Baby Boot Camp Oldham County

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This is a sponsored post.

Baby Boot Camp is now open in Oldham County! We are group fitness classes, comprised of cardio & strength training, for moms in any season of motherhood.  Littles are more than welcome to come with you to class and they will enjoy some playtime while you work up a sweat!

We are conveniently located at Wendell Moore Park with classes every Tuesday & Thursday morning 10-11am. We will be adding a 3rd class time in the late fall! We also offer classes in Northeast Louisville at Tom Sawyer Park, 6 days a week. Your first class is always FREE!

In addition to classes we have Mom's Night Out events & playdates monthly!  We are more than a workout class, we are a tribe!  Please email meagan.daup@babybootcamp.com or visit www.babybootcamp.com for more information. We would love to meet you mama! We lunge strong, we love strong, we are momstrong!

Wendell Moore Park is located at 1551 N Hwy 393 LaGrange, KY 40031 (Buckner area)

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Be on the look out for a giveaway we are running on Oldham Family Fun!  Enter to win a FREE month of classes with Baby Boot Camp!  More information coming soon!

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Every Kid in a Park Program for Fourth Graders

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Every Kid in a Park provides fourth grade students and their families free admission to National Parks and Federal lands and waters.  If you have a fourth grade student, you don't want to miss this opportunity!

 photo every kid in a park_zpsz4p5h2zl.pngFourth graders can download their passes now and they are good until August 31, 2018.  The process is easy and takes about five minutes.  With the pass, fourth graders and up to 3 adults can get free entry to more than 2,000 federally managed sites around the country.

Planning a Fall Break trip or staying close to home?  This pass will come in handy as there are several locations in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.  Maybe you want to encounter wildlife or visit a national forest?  Visit the website and choose what interests you.  See what's around your area and then call to see if the park participates in the program.  Please be aware, that several parks already offer free admission, it's the tours that cost money.  This pass may not be good toward free tours, so again, make sure you contact the park before you make the trip!

Have fun exploring, Fourth Grade Students!
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

September Events ($10 & Under) in Oldham County!

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Recurring Events:
Maker Mondays at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood 4:30-6:00pm, $5
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center, Thursdays (starting 8/17), $5
FREE! Karate Classes at the LaGrange Community Center on Tuesday & Saturday.
FREE! LaGrange Farmers Market Saturdays 8am-1pm
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center NEW Hours! Wednesday & Saturday 10am-2pm
FREE! St. Aloysius Preschool Story Time at the Nest in Pewee Valley - Every Thursday, 10-11am

Also, check out our FALL FESTIVALS & EVENTS list here!

9/1: FREE! Oldham County Schools Arts Center Open House in Crestwood, 4:30-7pm

9/4: FREE! FamilyPalooza at Southeast Christian Church in Crestwood, 11am-4pm

9/4-10: FREE! YMCA Community Health Week

9/8: Kid's Night Out at the LaGrange Community Center for ages 5-12. 6-8:30pm, $10/child, $8 additional siblings.

9/8: FoxHollow Farm Summer Concert in Crestwood  $10 advance tickets/$12 night of, children 12 and under are free. 6-9pm

9/8: FREE! STEAMPunksEdu Grand Opening in Prospect 6-8pm

9/9: FREE! Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with Throw It Down & Artie Dean Harris & Bourbontown in  Prospect  6:30pm

9/9: Henry County Arts & Craft Show at the Henry County Fairgrounds 10am-4pm

9/9 & 10: FREE! Trimble County Apple Festival in Bedford. Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm

9/10: Dog Party at the John W. Black Aquatic Center in LaGrange. $5 per dog, free for people. 1-3pm

9/15: Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner, Carnival and Silent Auction at Crestwood United Methodist Church

9/15-9/17: KidStuff Sale September 15th 5-9pm, September 16th 9am-4pm, September 17th 11am-3pm Oldham County YMCA in Buckner

9/15: CANCELED! FREE! Christ Church at Goshen is playing Beauty and the Beast beginning at 7pm, movie will start at dusk.  Free popcorn, games and bouncies.

9/15: FREE! Norton Commons Movie on the Lawn in Prospect (Jefferson County) is playing Beauty and the Beast (Live Action Version) beginning promptly at dusk 8-10pm. (Outdoors)

9/16: FREE! KCHC County Challenge Walk/Run at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner Area) Pedometers given to each participant and awards given for most steps in each age category. 9:30-11:00am

9/16: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1-5pm

9/17: FREE! Community Cookout with LaGrange Baptist Church in LaGrange, 5:30-8:30pm

9/17: FREE! BATA Guided Hike in Crestwood 10am (Hike recommended for children 12 and up.)

9/19: FREE! Zoosday with Silly Safaris at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 6pm (first come, first served)

9/21: FREE! Preschool Storytime Series at St. Francis School in Goshen (For preschoolers or rising Kindergarteners.) RSVP encouraged. 10am

9/21: FREE! Movies at the Library featuring Wonder Woman (Program is for adults.) 6pm

9/23: FREE! LaGrange Police Department Bike Rodeo for kids K-5th grade. 9am-12pm

9/23: FREE! Cruisin' with the Quads  in downtown LaGrange on Main Street near the Oldham County Courthouse Square.  They will meet the 4th Saturday of the month through September, 5-9pm.  Music, drawings, shopping and door prizes!

9/23: Shop Fall, Shop Small at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 10am-3pm

9/25: FREE! Come Sew with Us at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Service, Pillowcases & More 3-8pm

9/26: FREE! Teen Film Club featuring Guardians of the Galaxy 2 at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 5:30-8pm

9/26: FREE! Superhero Storytime at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 6:30pm (Sign Ups required)

9/29: FREE! Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series at LaGrange 208 E. Main Street 6:30-10pm

9/30: FREE! Dixie Soul Fancy Flea on Main Street in Downtown Lagrange. Food vendors, shopping and live music! 10am-6pm

9/30: FREE! Pickin on the Porch at Knock on Wood Country Mercantile in Westport 6-9pm

9/30: FREE! Autumn Colors Craft Show at the LaGrange Community Center 10am-4pm

9/30: FREE! Movie in the Park in Pewee Valley
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Summer Send Off with Ronald McDonald House Charities

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 photo 10517480_10153105268109852_424228410978072458_n_zpslbiqf2cz.jpgThis Labor Day weekend is the Summer Send Off with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana.  The fun event is 10am-4pm at Camp Hi Ho and includes a long list of activities!

  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Paddle boats
  • Water trampoline
  • Horseback riding
  • Zip line
  • Water slide
  • Tree forts
  • Swimming
  • Classic camp games
  • Crafts
  • & more!

 photo IMG_3256_zpsgeza52gm.jpgThis event is for the entire family!  $25 per person includes lunch and all of the activities (you choose where you want to spend your time)!  Admission for guests 2 and under is free.

Don't miss this fun Labor Day event!

Camp Hi-Ho
5915 Aiken Road
Louisville, KY 40245

Facebook event here.

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Hidden Hollow Orchard

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 photo eli holding apple_zpsxq64fzju.jpgIt's apple picking time and lucky for us, Hidden Hollow Orchard is just a short drive outside of Oldham County!

This small apple orchard offers families an opportunity to experience true apple picking together.  It is located just off of Old Henry Road in East Louisville.  There are specific directions on the website for visitors to follow and a phone number in case you get lost.  Directions can get tricky and you might feel like you're lost, but trust the one lane road that runs along the Fox Run neighborhood-you'll get to the Orchard, promise. 

Once you arrive at the Orchard, find a spot to park along the gravel road and bushes.  You will find the prices listed near an umbrella table, along with plastic bags to use, maybe an apple picker tool and some honey for sale. 

Pick an open, mowed path and you will run into the rows of apple trees.  The grass can be thick and tall, so old shoes or even rain boots are perfect for the orchard.  Some of the grass near the base of the trees is tall also, so if your skin is sensitive to grass and weeds, pants or tall socks are recommended.  Bring some buckets along with you or even a wagon for hauling your apples through the Orchard. 

 photo horse_zpsyuzhmuph.jpgIn years past, the rows of trees were marked with apple variety signs.  We did not see any on our visit, but did manage to pick 3-4 different apple varieties.  If you pick a slightly bruised or blemished apple, use it to have a taste test.

Pack some carrots for feeding several ponies and bring cash (preferable small bills).  Apples are 35¢ each or u-pick bags for $5 or $7.  If you want to stay a little longer, there is a picnic table and areas for a picnic blanket.  There are a couple of tractors for children to explore, too.

Hidden Hollow Orchard is located at 3200 Apple Hill Road Louisville, KY 40245
502-767-5245
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FamilyPalooza at Southeast Christian Church Crestwood

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Staying around town for Labor Day weekend?  If so, you should check out FamilyPalooza hosted by Southeast Christian Church in Crestwood.

The community is welcome to enjoy the FREE activities and cheap (nothing more than $1) carnival food.  Volunteers will be serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cotton candy, Shiver Shack and drinks for everyone to enjoy.  There's plenty to do while you're visiting, too!
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FREE Activities include:
Carnival style games inside and outside
Face painting
Music
Petting zoo
Pony rides
Inflatables
Waterslides
Firetruck visit
& MORE!

FamilyPalooza is on Labor Day each year. 
Check it out on September 4, 2017 11am-4pm
6201 Crestwood Station
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