Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

This fun, family-friendly holiday event offers visitors an opportunity to celebrate the holidays both indoors and outdoors. Learn more about Yew Dell Botanical Garden's Yuletide. 

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 photo IMG_0687_zpshcaqslgw.jpgYuletide is an annual holiday event at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens.  The grounds are transformed into a magical winter wonderland.  Sparkling icicle lights fall from the castle, the famous rows of trees have white lights wrapped around their trunks and holiday cheer can be heard around the gardens.

There are several stops to make during Yuletide.  Find a Christmas Fairy Village and holiday craft for the kids inside the beautiful castle.  Inside the barn is where you will find a great holiday train display and snow village.  There is a snow village scavenger hunt that kids can participate in also.  Santa Claus will be inside the barn ready to hear wish lists and take a photo.  Across the way, light snacks and refreshments are available for purchase.

 photo IMG_0682_zpsaejhxsc1.jpgGrab a hot cocoa and walk the grounds.  Make sure you're on the lookout for the seven dwarfs.  These little holiday statues are placed around the gardens and make for a fun scavenger hunt while you enjoy all of the lights.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online here or at the gift shop.  The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children (6-17) and free for children 5 and under.  There are discounts for Yew Dell members.

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Friday, 11/29
Saturday, 11/30
Sunday, 12/1

Friday, 12/6
Saturday, 12/7
Sunday, 12/8

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is located at 6220 Old LaGrange Road Crestwood, KY 40014

2019 Facebook event here
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Friday, November 15, 2019

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

Here are some fun ideas for November 15-17, 2019

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Friday: Check out all of the cool creations at CANstruction Oldham County Competition at the Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner, 5-7pm

Saturday: If you're looking for indoor fun and want to get creative then head to the Oldham County Schools Arts Center for the Thanksgiving Clay Workshop, 1:30-3:30pm, $15 per participant.

Sunday: Sunday is "National Take a Hike" Day.  Check out some places to enjoy the outdoors on this list HERE.

Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dining with Santa

Are you looking for a unique dining experience for your kids this holiday season? Try one of these Dining with Santa events around Oldham County! 

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Dine with Santa, your favorite ice queen and even the Grinch this holiday season!

12/7: Breakfast with Santa with LaGrange Elementary School at Hometown Pizza in LaGrange, 7-10am. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon. $5 for adults, $4 children. Santa will arrive around 8am.

12/7: Breakfast with the Grinch at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 9-11am, $5

12/7: Pancakes with Santa at Ballardsville Fire & Rescue hosted by South Oldham Little League, 8:30-11:30am, tickets are $5 each.

12/7: Breakfast with Santa with Oldham County Parks & Rec at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) 9-11am. Free with a donation of a new toy to Toys for Tots.

12/7: Breakfast with Santa at Holy Lutheran Church in LaGrange, 9-11am

12/7: Santa Claus is Coming to Gustavo's in Crestwood, 6-9pm

12/8: Breakfast with Santa at Martini Italian Bistro in Louisville, 9am (Reservations required)

12/12: Snow Queen Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner. (Reservations required)

12/14: Pancakes with Santa at Christ Church at Goshen, 8-11am. $7 adults, $4 and free for children 3 and under.

12/14: Santa is Coming to Gustavo's in Prospect, 6-9pm

12/15: Breakfast with Santa at Martini Italian Bistro in Louisville, 9am (Reservations required)

12/20: Santa Claus is Coming to Gustavo's in Crestwood, 6-9pm

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Free Pictures with Santa Claus

It's about to get B-U-S-Y! So, why not go ahead and check off "Visit with Santa" from your holiday to-do list? Here are a few opportunities (in and around Oldham County) to snap a FREE photo of your child with the BIG GUY! 

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These events offer FREE admission and FREE photo opportunities with Santa - be sure to pack your camera!

Starting 11/16-12/24: Photos with Santa
Cabela's in Louisville
See their website for a schedule happening 11/17-12/22 for more opportunities to see Santa.

11/23: Holiday Brite Nite Lighting Ceremony
Paddock Shops in Louisville
5-8pm. Santa arriving at 6pm
FREE carriage rides with Santa every Saturday and Sunday thru 12/22, 12-4pm

11/29-12/24: Charlestown's Christmas City
Charlestown, Indiana
Visit with Santa on Thurs-Sat 6-9pm

12/7: 15th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen
12-3pm

Courthouse Square in downtown LaGrange
3-9pm
Santa will be at different activities/locations during the event, but will be at the Gazebo 6:30-9pm for meet and greets.

12/7: Breakfast with Santa
Holy Lutheran Church in LaGrange
9-11am
12/7 & 12/14: Pictures with Santa
Reardon's Fruit Market and Garden Center in Crestwood
1-5pm

12/8: Yule Log
Town Square in Pewee Valley
5:30-7:30pm

12/14: Pancakes with Santa
Christ Church at Goshen

12/17: Community Holiday Party with Oldham County Chamber
City Place in LaGrange
Dinner and pictures with Santa!
Open to the community.
5-7pm

More events (that require an admission fee or at a restaurant) to see Santa:

11/29-11/30, 12/1, 12/6-12/8 : Yuletide 
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood
4:30-7:30pm

6-9pm

Hometown Pizza in LaGrange
7-10am. 
All you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon. $5 for adults, $4 children. Santa will arrive around 8am.

Ballardsville Fire Department in Crestwood, hosted by South Oldham Little League
8:30-11:30am

6-9pm

John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) 
9-11am

12/7-12/8 and 12/14-15: Picture Your Pet with Santa 
Feeders Supply in LaGrange, benefiting the Oldham County Humane Society. 
Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm 

12/14: Pancakes with Santa at Christ Church at Goshen, 8-11am

6-9pm

6-9pm

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Best List of Holiday Events in and Around Oldham County

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And wow, look at all of these holiday events in Oldham County and the surrounding area! There are so many options for families to enjoy this holiday season together! Get your calendar out - you're going to need it! 

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We will continue to update this list as more events are announced!

Read Also: Louisville Family Fun: Best List of Holiday & Christmas Events

NOVEMBER

11/8-14: Shop with a Trooper Fundraiser at Sauerbeck Family Drive-in in LaGrange, 6:30-11:30pm

11/9: Annual Fall Festival, Turkey Dinner & Car Show at Immaculate Conception Church in LaGrange, 2-7:30pnm

11/9-11/10: Oldham Arts Fall Show at the John W. Black Center in LaGrange (Buckner area), 10am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday

11/16: Thanksgiving Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 1:30-3:30pm, $15 per participant.

11/16: Belknap Event Center Holiday Bazaar in Prospect, 11am-4pm

11/16: FREE! Santa's Wonderland: Arrival & Kick Off at Cabela's in Louisville, 5pm. Events at the store daily until 12/24. Check their website for a schedule.

11/16: 360 DC Turkey Trotter 5 mile run/4k walk at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area), 8am

11/20: Paint Your Own Vintage Tree with Mudsplats Ceramics at 314 Exchange in Pewee Valley, 6-9pm

11/20: Pack Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 7-8:30pm

11/23: Chili Cook-off at the South Oldham Fire Department in Crestwood, 12-3pm

11/23: Crestwood Civic Club Holiday Home Tour & Lunch, 10am-2:30pm, Ticket fee.

11/23: FREE! Nutcracker Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am, Sign up online.

11/23: Christmas Open House at Knock on Wood Country Mercantile in Westport, 10am-5pm

11/23: Colonial Williamsburg Centerpiece Workshop at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 1-3pm. $15 members/$20 non-members, reservations required.

11/23: FREE! Holiday Brite Nite at the Paddock Shops in Louisville. 5-8pm. Santa arriving at 6pm

11/26: FREE! Thankful for Snowmen Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am

11/29: FREE! Charlestown's Christmas City in Charlestown, Indiana starts this day. Kick off at 6:30pm, lights come on at 7pm. (There is a fee for some activities, but the light show is free.)

11/29-30: Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 4:30-7:30pm

11/30 Shop Small Saturday - Support our small businesses this day!

DECEMBER

FREE! Carriage Rides with Santa at the Paddock Shops in Louisville every Saturday and Sunday during the holiday season 11/24-12/22, 12-4pm

FREE!* Charlestown's Christmas City in Charlestown, Indiana. Some activities have an admission fee.

FREE! Cabela's in Louisville has holiday activities at the store daily until 12/24. Check their website for a schedule.

Letters to Santa with Live in Oldham County 208 Parker Drive, Ste 2A, LaGrange, KY 40031

12/1-13: Letters from Santa with Oldham County Parks & Rec at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange.

12/1: Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 4:30-7:30pm

12/3: FREE! Holiday Open House at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6-8pm

12/5-7: FREE! Crestwood Festival of Nativities at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6401 Westwind Way. Completely free community event to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Children's craft, treat room, musical concerts, photo booth, nativity art tours, living nativity, nativity story readings, community coat drive and over 500 nativities from around the globe. Thursday 6:30-9pm, Friday 12-3pm and 6:30-9pm, Saturday 1-4pm and 6:30-9pm.

12/6: Santa Claus is Coming to Gustavo's in LaGrange, 6-9pm

12/6-8: Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 4:30-7:30pm

12/6-8: A Christmas Survival Guide at Little Colonel Players in Pewee Valley (also 12/12-15)

12/7: FREE! 15th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, 12-3pm, donations accepted

12/7: Breakfast with Santa with LaGrange Elementary School at Hometown Pizza in LaGrange, 7-10am. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon. $5 for adults, $4 children. Santa will arrive around 8am.

12/7: Breakfast with Santa at Holy Lutheran Church in LaGrange, 9-11am

12/7: Pancakes with Santa at Ballardsville Fire & Rescue hosted by South Oldham Little League, 8:30-11:30am

12/7: Breakfast with the Grinch at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 9-11am, $5

12/7: Children’s Workshop at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange. Children can make their own ornaments. $5 per child, 1-3pm.

12/7: FREE! Light Up LaGrange on the Courthouse Square in downtown LaGrange, 3-9pm, lighting ceremony at 6pm.

12/7: Ornament Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood. 10am, $15 per person.

12/7: FREE! Pictures with Santa at Reardon's in Crestwood, 1-5pm

12/7: FREE! A Night in Bethlehem a drive-thru live nativity experience at Shelbyville First Baptist Church, 6-8pm

12/7: Santa Claus is Coming to Gustavo's in Crestwood, 6-9pm

12/7: Breakfast with Santa with Oldham County Parks & Rec at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) 9-11am

12/7-8: Holiday Wreath Making Class at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 2 different class times, class fee.

12/7-8: A Dickens Christmas Festival at the KY Renaissance Festival Grounds in Eminence. 12-6pm, Scenes from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Christmas caroling, photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, merchants selling wares, food and more! $10 tickets. Free admission for children 10 years and younger.

12/7-8: Picture Your Pet with Santa at the Feeders Supply in LaGrange, benefiting the Oldham County Humane Society. Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm (also 12/14-15)

12/8: FREE! Yule Log in Pewee Valley at the Town Square, 5:30-7:30pm. Visit with Santa Clause, chili, bonfire and caroling.

12/8: Foxhollow Farm Holiday Party in Crestwood, 2-5pm

12/11-12/13: Holiday Tea at Hermitage Farm in Goshen, daily 12-2pm and 4-6pm

12/12: History Hounds Holiday Wrap Up Party at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10-11am. ($5 for non-members)

12/12: FREE! Oldham County Children's Choir Winter Performance at the OCS Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

12/12: Snow Queen Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner.

12/12-15: A Christmas Survival Guide at Little Colonel Players in Pewee Valley

12/13-12/14: European Style Holiday Marketplace at Third Turn Oldham Gardens in Crestwood, 4-10pm (also 12/20-12/21)

12/13-14: Downton Abbey Christmas High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner.

12/14: Pancakes with Santa at Christ Church at Goshen, 8-11am.

12/14: FREE! Pictures with Santa at Reardon's in Crestwood, 1-5pm

12/14: FREE! Living Nativity at Ballardsville Baptist Church in Crestwood, 6-8:30pm

12/14: Santa is Coming to Gustavo's in Prospect, 6-9pm

12/14-15: Colonial Williamsburg Wreath Making Workshop I for adults at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange. $25 members/$30 non-members. Wreath forms and greenery provided. Bring your own gloves, wire cutters and glue guns, if preferred. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, 1-3pm

12/14-15: Picture Your Pet with Santa at the Feeders Supply in LaGrange, benefiting the Oldham County Humane Society. Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm

12/14-15: A Dickens Christmas Festival at the KY Renaissance Festival Grounds in Eminence. 12-6pm, Scenes from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Christmas caroling, photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, merchants selling wares, food and more! $10 tickets. Free admission for children 10 years and younger.

12/16-25: Dickens Christmas High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner.

12/17: FREE! Community Holiday Party with Oldham County Chamber at City Place in LaGrange, 5-7pm. Dinner and pictures with Santa! Open to the community.

12/18-20: A Christmas Carol at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

12/20-12/21: European Style Holiday Marketplace at Third Turn Oldham Gardens in Crestwood, 4-10pm

12/20: Santa Claus is Coming to Gustavo's in Crestwood, 6-9pm

12/21: 12 K's of Christmas at LaGrange Baptist Church. 6K Run/Walk or 12K Run. 9am, Registration fee.

12/21: Santa Claus is Coming to Gustavo's in Norton Commons, 6-9pm

12/21-22: Twas the Night Before Christmas Family Show at Little Colonel Players in Pewee Valley, 2pm

Do you know of another Holiday Event in or around Oldham County? Let us know so we can add it to our list! Email: nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Have a Holiday Event?

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"Best List of Holiday Events" Coming Soon!

Have an event or festival you want to share with our readers?  There are over 50 holiday events in the Oldham County area already and the list will continue to grow!  Don't get lost in the shuffle!  Great opportunity for your event or small businesses to be seen by thousands of readers!

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

November Events in Oldham County

If you thought October was busting with events, take a look at November! Holiday events are starting up this month, but don't forget about all of the other fun around town. 

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RECURRING EVENTS:
FREE! Oldham County Public Library has several Story Times during the week at all 3 branches!
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center Wednesday 1-4:00pm & Saturday 10am-2pm
FREE! LaGrange Railroad Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm
FREE! LaGrange Community Center YMCA has open gym, classes, games and more for Oldham County residents. Check their website and Facebook page for more information on free stuff to do.
Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood Preschool Family Art Classes offered on Thursday and Saturday each week.
Power & Grace Gymnastics in Prospect Open Gym. Check their website for updated information.
All About Kids in Crestwood Open Gym & Swim. Check their website for updated information.
Hounds on the Grounds at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, every Sunday 12-4pm
Everyone Can Paint in LaGrange has various paint sessions for all ages.
Kid's Dance Classes at Soiree in Crestwood on Tuesdays 6:30pm $5 per child, ages 5-18
Sauerbeck Family Drive-In Movie Theater - Check their Facebook page for movie showtimes.
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange - 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 10-11am

NOVEMBER EVENTS:

11/1:FREE! Murder Mystery Party (Adult program) at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 6-8pm

11/1: All Middle School Age Dance at East Oldham Middle School in Crestwood, hosted by Girl Scout Troop 2221. $5, 7-9pm (EOMS, SOMS, NOMS, OCMS all invited)

11/1: Fall Cooking Class at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 6-8pm

11/2: Ballardsville Baptist Church Craft Fair in Crestwood, 9am-2pm

11/2: FREE! Interactive Health Fair at City Place in LaGrange, 10am-2pm

11/2: LaGrange Assembly of God Christmas Bazaar, 8am-3pm

11/2: FREE! OCPL Teen Gamer Gathering at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1-4pm

11/2 & 11/3: Colonial Christmas Market in the Rob Morris Building at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10am-4pm

11/3: Covenant UMC Holiday Bazaar in LaGrange, 10am-2pm

11/3: FREE! Fall Open House at Land O'Goshen Farm Events in Goshen, 1-4pm

11/4: FREE! Words & Wiggles at St. Francis School in Goshen, 10:30-11:30am

11/4: FREE! South Bookworms Club at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm and 4pm

11/4: St. John MOPS Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair at St. John UMC in Prospect, 6:30-9pm

11/5: FREE! Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/5: FREE! South Page Folders (adult program) at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 6:30pm

11/6: FREE! Spark at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/6: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

11/7: FREE! Show Me the Monet: Bows & Napkins (adult program) at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 10:30am-12pm

11/7: FREE! Slime Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/7: FREE! Mahan Pokémon Jr. at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/7: FREE! South OCPL Teens: Art of the Cards with James & Kirsten at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4:30-6:30pm

11/7-11/9: Frozen Jr. at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

11/8: Autumn Family Fridays with Bluebird Cottage School at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

11/8: Parent's Night Out "Kids" Giving at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-9:30pm

11/8: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am or 6:30pm-11pm

11/8: Bourbon & Bingo for FOP of Oldham County at Third Turn Oldham Gardens in Crestwood, 6-10pm

11/9: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Sit & Sew Style Workshop at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension in LaGrange (Buckner area), 10am-3pm

11/9: Immaculate Conception Fall Festival in LaGrange, 2-7:30pm

11/9-11/10: Oldham Arts Fall Show at the John W. Black Center in LaGrange (Buckner area), 10am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday

11/11: South Crafty Kids Club at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm

11/12: FREE! Steam Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/12: FREE! OCPL Teens: Art of the Cards at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5:30-7:00pm

11/13: FREE! Spark at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/13: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

11/14: Cottage Play Groups with Bluebird Cottage School at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9am-12pm

11/14: FREE! South Page Folders (adult program) at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 10:30am-12pm

11/14: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/14: FREE! Mahan Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch in Goshen, 4pm.

11/14: FREE! South OCPL Teens: Cook's Nook with Miss Julie at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4:30-6:00pm

11/14: FREE! OCPL Teens Smells Like Teen Spirits: Mothman at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5:30-7:30pm

11/15: Autumn Family Fridays with Bluebird Cottage School at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

11/15: CANstruction Oldham County 1st Annual Competition at the Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner, 5-7pm

11/16: 360 DC Turkey Trotter 5 mile run/4k walk at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area), 8am

11/16: Belknap Event Center Holiday Bazaar at the North Oldham Lion's Club in Prospect, 9am-4pm

11/16: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1pm

11/16: Thanksgiving Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 1:30-3:30pm, $15 per participant.

11/16: Parent's Night Out at Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

11/17: Harrods Creek Trail Bash 5k/10k at Harrods Creek Park in Prospect

11/17: Lady Scarlett's Topsy Turvy Tea Party at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner, 3pm

11/18: South Shake & Bake Club at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm

11/19: FREE! Art Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/19: FREE! OCPL Teens: Anime Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5:30-7:00pm

11/19: FREE! South Flashlight Readers (adult program) at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 6:30-8pm

11/20: FREE! Spark at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/20: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

11/20: Pack Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 6:30-8:30pm

11/21: Cottage Play Groups with Bluebird Cottage School at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9am-12pm

11/21: FREE! South Breakfast Book Club (adult program) at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 10:30am-12pm

11/21: FREE! Pokemon Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/21: FREE! Mahan Makers Club at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/21: FREE! South OCPL Teens: Teen Gaming with Miss Julie at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4:30-6:00pm

11/21-23: Thoroughly Millie at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

11/22: Toddler Art & Play with Little Wildflower Art Studio at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 10-10:45am

11/23: FREE! Nutcracker Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. Sign ups online.

11/23: Chili Cook-off at the South Oldham Fire Department in Crestwood, 12-3pm

11/23: Crestwood Civic Club Holiday Home Tour & Luncheon, 10am-2:30pm, Ticket fee.

11/23: Colonial Williamsburg Centerpiece Workshop at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 1-3pm. $15 members/$20 non-members, reservations required.

11/26: FREE! Thankful for Snowmen Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am

11/27: 2nd Annual Pig Roast and Back Bar Hibernation Hootenanny at Third Turn Oldham Gardens in Crestwood, 6-9pm

11/28: FREE! Thanksgiving Hike with the Brownsboro Trail Alliance in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

11/29-30: Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 4:30-7:30pm (Also on 12/1 and 12/6-12/8)

11/30: Shop Small Saturday - Support our small businesses this day!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

LaGrange Halloween MAINia

Oldham Family Fun loves Main Street in Downtown LaGrange. The family-owned businesses and restaurants open their doors to families in October for a fun day of trick or treating through the historic area. 

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 photo eli walking out_zpsv8kogwev.jpgHalloween MAINia is a fun, family-friendly event held in October in Downtown LaGrange. The 2019 date is Saturday, October 26th 11am-3pm.

Families are invited to dress up in their best Halloween costumes and get treats from several of the participating area businesses.  Look for the orange pumpkin signs in the store windows, walk inside and collect treats.  Visit the tents set up outside also.  The Oldham County Public Library sets up along Main Street and has fun games to play and book characters.  There are other fun activity booths set up outside, too.

There is a costume contest beginning at 1pm.  The event organizers encourage you to register for the contest early.  It's a lot of fun to see the different costumes.  Make sure you take time to either enter the contest or watch the contenders.  There is a costume contest for your pets, too!

 photo barber shop_zpshcejndzq.jpgMy kids loved the Candy Swap Shop last year.  The Candy Swap Shop is set up inside Rainy Day Resale and is a place for children to swap their candy for different toys and trinkets.  This is great for children that might have some dietary restrictions.

If you're looking to extend your Halloween fun, downtown LaGrange also has ghost tours scheduled during October. The Spirits of LaGrange Ghost tours are recommended for children over the age of 12 and tickets can be purchased online.

Grab a cup of coffee at LaGrange Coffee Roasters and enjoy your time on Main Street.  Browse the merchandise and grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants.  Halloween MAINia is a great way to support Oldham County businesses and celebrate Halloween with your family and friends.

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Exploring Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood

Foxhollow Farm is a wonderful working farm in Crestwood. Visitors can explore at their own pace and leisure, learning about farm life, nature and art.

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Chances are you probably have been to Foxhollow Farm during one of their special events they host during the year.  My family loves the outdoor concerts starting in May and the Fall Festival in October.  This Fall, we decided to explore the farm on a pretty day during the week.

 photo nature trail_zpsxa3kffh2.jpgTo our surprise, there was a lot to see and do.  Foxhollow is a working farm, so there were tractors bustling around during our visit.  We packed a lunch and ate at one of the picnic tables near the great lawn where concerts are usually held.  The kids played on the haystacks that are a token at Foxhollow.  The open fields were also perfect for running and playing.

Near the concert field there were a few chicken coops, a field of pick your own flowers and the vegetable store.  We explored past the flowers and vegetables and made our way to the Stone Circle and Labyrinth.  It is a short walk on a half paved/gravel road.  Once at the stones, the kids enjoyed running around them, taking photos and looking at the different carvings.  There are a few benches located around the stones also.

From the stone carvings, we made your way through the woods on Foxhollow's Nature Trail.  It is quite pretty this time of year because of the leaves changing colors.  There is a small pond along the trail and it ends at the concert field where we ate our picnic.

 photo stone circle_zpspqtg9xvh.jpgWe continued to explore the farm grounds and made our way to the pumpkin patch and corn maze.  On the way to the patch we found a small play structure and the kids enjoyed swinging and climbing.  Surprisingly, the pumpkin patch had several pumpkins still left to pick.  There is a box to put your cash in for payment for the pumpkins you pick.  They are priced at $5 a piece.  The corn maze is right next to the field and was fun to make our way through as well.

We really enjoyed visiting Foxhollow Farm during a weekday and non-special event time.  There's plenty of parking and indoor restrooms for visitors to use.  There is a farm store if you want to purchase meat or vegetables.  We were able to see several of the vegetable gardens and we were impressed with the harvest to be found in them!  If you can't make it out to one of Foxhollow's special events, be sure to go check it out with your family soon!

Foxhollow Farm is located at 8905 Highway 329, Crestwood, KY 40014
We advise contacting the farm ahead of your visit.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Cheap Fall Break Fun!

Are you planning to stay home over Fall Break? If so, we have some fun ideas for you that hopefully won't break the bank! 

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Oldham County students are off of school October 18-27, 2019

HALLOWEEN EVENTS:
Check out our full list here.
Louisville events here.

Check out Halloween on Hillcrest!

FALL FESTIVALS:
Check out our full list here.
Louisville events here.

FARMS/ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS:
Foxhollow Farm
Explore this lovely Crestwood farm over Fall Break. Learn more here.

Mulberry Orchard
Located in Shelbyville
Harvest Festival running on the weekends through October 27th. Pumpkin patch, farm playground, corn maze, food and more!

Gallrein Farms
Located in Shelbyville
Several activities available only on the weekends, but if you want cheap fall fun, go during the week where you can visit the farm animals, play on the hay pyramid and enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch for less money.

Henry's Ark
Visit this little gem petting zoo in Prospect.  Don't forget to bring a donation for their revitalization project!  Also, remember they are closed on Mondays and you cannot feed the animals.
FREE (bring a donation!)

Salato Wildlife Education Center
Just a short drive to Frankfort.  Learn about Kentucky native animals!
Children ages 5-18 $3, Adults $5
Closed on Sunday & Monday.  Check out their Halloween event too!

ARTS & CRAFTS:
Cailin Art Studio
Check their Facebook page and website for updates on their studio events and hours. 

Whet Your Palette
This fun paint studio in Anchorage has drop in painting hours and Happy Hour Specials!  Check out their website for a full schedule!

Speed Art Museum
Free admission on Sundays.

PARKS:
Wednesday Wonders
The Parklands of Floyds Fork (two different times/locations in the park)
Wednesday, October 23rd (10:30-11:30am or 2:30-3:30pm)
Explore a new science wonder with a story and related science experiment. Recommended for children ages 7 and under.
$5 per person (children & adults)

Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventures & Campout
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Saturday, October 19th
FREE (fee for camping, if you choose to camp)
4-10pm

ColorFest
Bernheim Forest
Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th
Celebrate the fall season at ColorFest – a family favorite! Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, navigate the hay maze, make mud pies, and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors, and more.
$10 per carload
10am-4pm

Josephine Sculpture Park
Located in Frankfort, this park is open 365 days.  Participate in the several scavenger hunts, look at the many sculptures on the grounds, have a picnic and enjoy the beautiful park. On October 26th, you can enjoy Owls at JSP 1-3pm ($5)

Clifty Falls State Park
Located about an hour away in Madison, Indiana, this park has several trails to walk, playgrounds, a lodge for dining and beautiful waterfalls.  Check out the walking trail along the Ohio River and Main Street in Madison while you're visiting. Follow their events page on Facebook..

Check out an Oldham County Park, picnic at Lake Jericho (boat and kayak rentals available) or visit a Hiking or Walking Trail!

MOVIES:

Sauerbeck Family Drive-In
Follow their events page on Facebook to keep up with movie schedules and Retro Night ($10 per carload).  They have a fun Halloween event planned on October 26th.

Village 8 Movie Theater
Watch a movie for as cheap as $2!

Louisville Palace
Hocus Pocus is showing on 10/18 at 8pm if you want to see it on the big screen in a super cool theater. Tickets are $8.

Outdoor Movie Night at Home
Learn more here.

INDOOR:
All About Kids Sports Center
Open gym/swim for 18 years and younger. Fall break camp also available.

Oldham County Public Library
They have several activities to choose from during Fall Break.  Read a book, play a board game or check out one of their special events happening at all 3 branches.  On October 23rd, they are showing Toy Story 4 at the Main Branch in LaGrange at 4pm. You can also visit with penguins at the Main Branch on 10/24 at 11am or 2pm.

LaGrange Community Center
Open gym, board games, indoor walking track available for Oldham County residents to use for free! Facebook page here.

House of Boom
Grab some friends and get a group discount rate!

Main Event
Check out their Specials Tab for unlimited activity deals.

Renaissance Fun Park
They have several FALL SPECIAL deals! Check out their website for more information.

CAMPS:
Maybe you need a break from all the kid fun or a place for the kids to play while you work or play yourself?  Check out these Fall Break camps here.

ONE DAY TRIPS:
Check out some of our friends' awesome sites for some day trip ideas!
Indianapolis Area - Indy with Kids
Lexington Area - Lex Fun 4 Kids
Cincinnati Area - 365 Cincinnati
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Fall Break Camps

Looking for a fun place for your kids to hang out, learn, be active and more during Fall Break? Here are a few options in and around Oldham County. 

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Whether you or your kids need one day or a few days, Oldham County has some fun camp options over Fall Break.

All About Kids Sports Center
6400 Crestwood Station, Crestwood
502-365-1386
October 21-24
9am-5pm (Early drop off and late pick up available.)
Facebook here

Oldham County Family YMCA
20 Quality Place, Buckner
502-222-9358
October 21-25
7am-6pm
Facebook here

Sweetness
6408 W Hwy 146, #1, Crestwood
502-916-3638
October 22-25
10am-12pm
Facebook here.

Performance Equine Therapy & Training Mommy & Me Horseback Riding Class
867 HWY 421 N, Bedford, 40006
502-888-4843
10am-12pm
Saturday, 10/26 & Sunday, 10/27
Facebook here.

KaZoing
3600 Chamberlain Lane Suite 218, Louisville
502-412-1500
MDO programs running M/W/F
9am-1pm
Facebook here.
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Monday, September 30, 2019

October Events in Oldham County!

No need to be frightened of no fun in October - look at all of these events! If you want to learn about Halloween or Fall Festivals in October, be sure to click on the included links! You can always find more information under our FALL FUN tab on our website!

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RECURRING EVENTS:
FREE! Oldham County Public Library has several Story Times during the week!
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center Wednesday 1-4:00pm & Saturday 10am-2pm
FREE! LaGrange Railroad Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm
FREE! LaGrange Community Center YMCA has open gym, classes, games and more for Oldham County residents. Check their website and Facebook page for more information on free stuff to do.
Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood Preschool Family Art Classes offered on Thursday and Saturday each week.
Power & Grace Gymnastics in Prospect Open Gym. Check their website for updated information.
All About Kids in Crestwood Open Gym & Swim. Check their website for updated information.
LaGrange Farmers Market every Saturday 8am-1pm
Hounds on the Grounds at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, every Sunday 12-4pm
Everyone Can Paint in LaGrange has various paint sessions for all ages.
Kid's Dance Classes at Soiree in Crestwood on Tuesdays 6:30pm $5 per child, ages 5-18
Sauerbeck Family Drive-In Movie Theater - Check their Facebook page for movie showtimes.

Make sure you check out these lists for even more FUN!

Halloween Events HERE
Fall Festivals & Events HERE
Holiday Craft & Bazaar Shows HERE


October Events:

10/1 FREE! Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/2: National Coffee with a Cop Day with members of the LaGrange Police Department at the McDonald's in LaGrange, 8-9am

10/2: FREE! Coffee with the FOP with members of the OC FOP at LaGrange Coffee Roasters, 8-10:30am (free cup of coffee)

10/2: FREE! SPARK at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/2: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

10/3: FREE! Show Me the Monet at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 10:30am. Sign ups online. Program is for adults.

10/3: FREE! Art Attack for Teens: Frankentoys at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4:30-6pm Sign ups online.

10/3: FREE! Pokémon Jr Club at the Mahan Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/3: FREE! Slime Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/3-10/5: Covenant UMC Consignment Sale in LaGrange, 9am-2pm & 6-8pm on 10/3 and 10/4. 8am-12pm on 10/5.

10/4-10/5: Saint John Kid's Kloset Consignment Sale in Prospect. 9am-7pm on 10/4 and 9am-1pm on 10/5.

10/4: An Encore Performance of An Evening of Song & Dance at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm. $13 and $7

10/5: FREE! OCPL Teens: Card Bored at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1-4pm

10/5: FREE! Paws in the Park at the North Oldham Lions Club Belknap Community Park in Goshen, 11am-2pm

10/6: FREE! Vet Academy-Working Dogs at Crestwood Animal Hospital, 4-5:30pm Call to reserve your spot.

10/7: FREE! South Crafty Kids Club at the Oldham County Pubic Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/8: FREE! STEAM Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/8: FREE! OCPL Teens: Anime Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5:30-7pm

10/9: FREE! SPARK at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/9: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

10/10-10/12: The Little Mermaid & Peter Pan at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm. $7 for both shows.

10/10: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/10: FREE! I Survived series fun a the Mahan Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/10: FREE! South Teens: Ghost Stories & Folklore at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4:30-6pm. Sign ups online.

10/10: FREE! OCPL Teens: Smells Like Teen Spirits at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4:30-6pm

10/10: Wizard of Oz High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner, 6:30-8:30pm

10/11: FREE! Bluebird Cottage School Family Friday at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

10/11: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner, 5-9:30pm

10/11: FREE! South Family Game Night at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 6-8pm.

10/12: Demo Derby at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in LaGrange, 7:30pm

10/14: FREE! South Shake & Bake Cooking Club at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/15: Guided Hike with BATA in Crestwood. Free for member, $10 non-members. 9am

10/15: FREE! Art Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/16: FREE! SPARK at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/16: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

10/17: FREE! Simmer Down: Adult Cooking Club - Truffles at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 10:30am. Sign ups online.

10/17: FREE! Pokémon Club at the Oldham County Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/17: FREE! Mahan Makers Club at the Mahan Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/17: FREE! Cook's Nook for Teens at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4:30pm Sign ups online.

10/18: FREE! Preview Day with Little Wildflower Art Studio at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 1-2:30pm

10/18: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am or 6:30pm-11pm

10/19: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Library in LaGrange, 1pm

10/19: Parent's Night Out at Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

10/21: FREE! Bluegrass Bikes & Brats at LaGrange Coffee Roasters and Main Street Bourbon & Ale House in LaGrange, 5:30-8:30pm

10/22: FREE! OCPL Teens: Scoobathon at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5-7pm

10/23: FREE! Movie Day: Toy Story 4 at the Oldham County Library in LaGrange, 4pm.

10/23: Gustavo's 9th Anniversary at the Crestwood location.

10/24: FREE! Penguin Visit from the Newport Aquarium at the Oldham County Library in LaGrange, 11am & 2pm. First come, first serve. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before each show.

10/26: 2019 Blue Challenge 5k at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area). 7am (various race start times)

10/26: FREE! Barnyard Fun at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange. 10am-12pm

10/28: FREE! South Sprout's Gardening Club at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/29: FREE! Jr. STEAM Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4:00pm. Sign ups online.

10/30: FREE! SPARK at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

10/30: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

10/31: FREE! OCPL Teens: Camp Cryptid at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5-7pm
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