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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Friday, October 11, 2019

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

Here are some fun ideas for October 11-12, 2019

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Friday: Foxhollow kicks off their Harvest Hoedown with music, dancing and fun tonight. 6-9pm

Saturday: It's Arts & Crafts Day in Pewee Valley! Head out early to shop for the holidays! 10am-3pm

Creasey Mahan rescheduled their Haunted Hike for this Saturday. Walk the trail of treats 3-7pm.

Harvest Hoedown continues at Foxhollow 12-5pm

Sunday: Don't forget that today is IronMan Louisville! Bicyclists will make their way down several Oldham County roads.  Cheer them on!

Later on in the day, Covenant UMC in LaGrange is hosting their fun Fall Festival that includes Trunk or Treating. 3-7pm

Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!

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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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Friday, September 27, 2019

Coffee Spots in Oldham County

Not that you really need a day to enjoy coffee, but September 29th happens to be National Coffee Day. Try one of these local spots to get your caffeine kick! 

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Open Monday - Saturday
Why we love this spot: It is located in Downtown LaGrange on Main Street amid cute boutiques, antique shops, a book store and other businesses and eateries.  They roast the coffee beans in house, have fresh, delicious, homemade scones during the week and Belgian waffles on Saturday mornings. Specialty teas are also available.  This spot has a very family-friendly atmosphere with plenty of board games to choose from or attend a Bluegrass Jam Night on Monday 6:30-8:30pm. There are a few patio tables and chairs outside to enjoy the trains that pass in front of the café.
Facebook
110 East Main Street, LaGrange

Inspirational Grounds Café
Open Tuesday - Saturday
Why we love this spot: Located on the "other side" of the tracks along Old LaGrange Road in Buckner, this coffee spot is a great hidden gem in Oldham County. Try their robust espresso with a delicious breakfast plate.  Our personal favorite is the Inspired Breakfast which includes the most scrumptious German style fried potatoes.  Lunch is also available and special dinners are planned during the year.  When the weather is nice, the deck is a great place to sit with a book, warm cup of coffee and enjoy the quiet views.  The chef always comes out to talk to you, which is a nice touch to the already warm atmosphere!
4724 Old LaGrange Road, Buckner

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Sweetness
Open Monday-Saturday
Why we love this spot: This restaurant has a fun, hip and vibrant atmosphere.  There is something for everyone. Your kids won't mind hanging out with you while you get a caffeine boost.  Sweetness serves coffee - cold or hot. They have several creamer options to add flavor to your coffee. Tea is also available and a variety of fountain drinks.  Grab a delicious cookie to enjoy with your hot beverage of choice or one of their new hot food menu items. Bonus: they have a drive-thru!
Facebook
6408 W Hwy 146, #1, Crestwood

Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Open Monday - Saturday
Why we love this spot: This cute café and store is off the beaten path in Westport near the Ohio River. We love this spot for a great slice of homemade pie and coffee.  Make sure you visit for breakfast or lunch too and follow them on Facebook to hear about special events happening in the store and café.
Facebook 7001 Main Street, Westport

OliPollo
Open Monday-Sunday
Why we love this spot: This is a fairly new to Oldham County business.  They have great Peruvian rotisserie chicken menu items as well as a variety of other food choices.  Customers rave about their iced coffee, so give it a try when you're craving some caffeine and chicken!
1024 New Moody Lane, Crestwood

Coming Soon to Prospect - Please & Thank You

Worth the mention:
Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique
If coffee is not your thing, then try Sisters in Buckner.  They have plenty of tea choices and fresh scones for dipping.
Facebook
4765 Fox Run Rd, Buckner
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Kid's Kloset Consignment Sale

The Saint John Kid's Kloset consignment sale is coming up soon! Their Fall/Winter sale never disappoints, so be sure to shop early to get all of the best deals! 

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This is a sponsored post.

 photo kids kloset_zps66klsuyy.jpgIt's time for the Saint John Kid's Kloset Consignment sale! We feature brand name fall and winter clothes (infant, toddler, juniors and young men’s). Shoes and accessories, nursery items, books, kids furniture/décor, toys, video games, DVDs, bikes, strollers, bedding, sports equipment, arts and crafts, school supplies and more.

You'll find lots of quality merchandise at great prices for all the kiddos on your list. In addition to all the great bargains you'll find, you'll also be shopping for a cause! The proceeds from our sale benefits children in our community, state, country and around the world. St. John Kids Kloset is dedicated to furthering the welfare and education of God’s children by whatever means necessary. We have given away over $370,000. When you shop this sale, you are making a difference!

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There are two sales each year; fall and spring.

Shop our FALL/WINTER sale on Friday & Saturday, October 4th and October 5th.  Friday’s hours are 9am-7pm and Saturday’s are 9am-1pm (with many items half-price that day).

The sale is located at Saint John United Methodist Church 12700 West Highway 42 Prospect, KY 40059


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Monday, September 23, 2019

Haunted Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

We think Creasey Mahan's Haunted Hike is the perfect way to kick off your family's Halloween festivities! 

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We enjoy this early October Halloween event because it allows our family to enjoy outdoor fun on a beautiful Nature Preserve.  The kids get a perfect amount of treats along the trails, love playing on the hay, the hayride is thrilling and the Haunted House is entertaining and not scary.

 photo eli_zps5in3x1yv.jpgGet your costumes ready for lots of fun around the Nature Preserve.  The 2019 date is set for Sunday, October 6th from 3-7pm. There is an admission fee of $7 for all visitors (Free for children 2 and under).  The admission fee allows visitors to enjoy several activities:
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  • Mile long Fantasy Trail through the Preserve's forest.  This includes treats along the fun walk that has a princess castle, children's favorite characters, a train for kids to sit in and other fun sites.
  • Haunted House full of friendly (not scary) scenes for everyone to see.
  • Harvest Hay Village where several large haystacks are creatively painted as Halloween themed creatures and characters.
  • Hayride around the Preserve and down and around the hilly trails in the woods.
  • Crafts inside the Nature Center.
  • Face painting (some designs are an extra charge)

Enjoy the Inflatable Party Zone for an extra $5 per visitor.  Pizza and ice cream will be sold at the event also.  Be sure to go check out the new Forest Friends playground during your visit, too!

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located at 12501 Harmony Landing Road in Goshen.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Halloween Events in and Around Oldham County

Halloween events are already lining up! Oldham County has no shortage of fun events to do in October, so get out your calendar and start planning the trick or treating now! 

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There are many fun events to choose from when it comes to Halloween.  If you're looking for Fall Festivals, click HERE.

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

HALLOWEEN EVENTS!

10/5: FREE! LaGrange Fire Safety & Halloween Festival at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in LaGrange. Parking $5. 4-7pm

10/5: FREE! Ghost Stories on the Square at the Oldham County Courthouse Square in LaGrange, 7:30pm

10/6: Skeleton 5k Run & Spooktacular at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area). 5k at 2pm and Spooktacular 3:30-5pm


10/6: Haunted Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 3-7pm RESCHEDULED FOR 10/12

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

10/12: Halloween Ceramics Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 10am-12pm

10/12: Haunted Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 3-7pm

10/12: FREE! South Oldham Little League Trunk or Treat at Peggy Baker Park in Crestwood, 5-7pm

10/13: FREE! Covenant United Methodist Church Fall Festival in Lagrange, 3-7pm

10/16: FREE! Saint John United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat in Prospect, 6:30-8pm

10/18: FREE! Fall Festival at Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect (Louisville area), 6-8pm

10/19: FREE! Not-So-Scary Halloween Barnyard Fun at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10am-12pm

10/19: FREE! Movie in the Park at Central Park in Pewee Valley. They are playing "Goosebumps" beginning at 7:30pm. Free popcorn, drinks and snacks. Bring a blanket or chair.

10/19-20: FREE! Halloween Event Spooktacular Fun at Cabela's in Prospect (Louisville area)

10/20: Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest at Feeders Supply in LaGrange. Registration at 1:30pm, contest at 2pm.

10/25: FREE! St. James Episcopal Church Trunk or Treat in Pewee Valley, 6-9pm

10/25-31: FREE! Halloween Event Spooktacular Fun at Cabela's in Prospect (Louisville area)

10/26: FREE! LaGrange Halloween MAINia on Main Street in LaGrange, 11am-3pm

10/26: Boo Dell at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 10am-2pm

10/26: FREE! Norton Commons Fall Festival in Prospect, 2-5pm

10/26: Trunk or Treat and Movies at Sauerbeck Family Drive-in in LaGrange, 6-11:30pm

10/26: FREE! Kidabalou at Northeast Christian Church (Brownsboro campus), 6-9:30pm

10/26: FREE! Family Fall Festival at Salt & Light Baptist Church in Crestwood, 5-8pm*
(Games, Crafts, Prizes, chili cook off and best pie contest)

10/27: FREE! Fall Festival Trunk-R-Treat at Ballardsville Baptist Church in Crestwood, 5pm

10/27: FREE! Crestwood Animal Hospital Trunk or Treat, 2-5pm

10/27: FREE! Crestwood United Methodist Church Harvestival Trunk or Treat, 5-8pm

10/27: FREE! Mt. Tabor UMC Trunk or Treat in Crestwood, 6pm

10/27: FREE! Trunk 'R Treat at Christ Church at Goshen 5-7pm

10/27: FREE! Trunk or Treat at Immaculate Conception Church in LaGrange, 6pm

10/28: FREE! Oldham County YMCA in Buckner Trick or Treating and not so spooky haunted house. Open to the community! Chili cook-off also. 6:30-8pm

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

11/2: FREE! DeHaven Baptist Church Children's Fall Festival in LaGrange

Still waiting on more information for these events:
Reardon's Pumpkin Painting
Cailin Art Studio
LaGrange Community Center
Crestwood Baptist Church
The Boneyard KY Haunted House
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Where to Find Pumpkins Around Oldham County

Pumpkins! 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.

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As always, with any crop, it is always best to contact the business first to check the availability. Happy picking!

Feed & Seed Depot
6315 W Highway 146 Ste B Crestwood, Kentucky 40014502-241-7886
Pumpkins, gourds, apples, mums and more!
Facebook here.

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 10/27 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 10/11/19 and 10/12/19.
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.

Outside Oldham County...

Bray Orchards & Roadside Market
2580 Hwy 42 Bedford, KY 40006
Located off of Hwy 42 in Trimble County.
502-255-3607
Pumpkins available in their market. In the past, there have been hayrides and family-fun activities on the weekends. Call the market to verify.
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.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Holiday Craft Shows & Bazaars Around Oldham County

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! 

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This list is updated as 2019 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:

9/14: Henry County Arts & Craft Show at the Henry County Fairgrounds, 10am-4pm

9/14: Trackside Market in Downtown LaGrange, 9am-5pm

9/28 & 9/29: Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art in Madison, Indiana, 10am-5pm

OCTOBER:

10/4 & 10/5: Oldham Gardens Oktoberfest and Fall Market at 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens in Crestwood, 4-10pm

10/12: Arts & Crafts Day in Pewee Valley at Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church, St. Aloysius Church and St. James Episcopal Church. 10am-3pm.

10/12: 314 Exchange Fall Market in Pewee Valley, 10am-4pm


NOVEMBER:

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

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

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

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

11/9 & 11/10: Oldham Arts Fall Show, 10am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday

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


DECEMBER:
12/8: Crafted Holiday Open House at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 12-5pm


Waiting on 2019 Dates:
LaGrange Presbyterian Church Holiday Bazaar
Cailin Art Studio

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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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Oli Pollo Restaurant in LaGrange

We always get excited when new restaurants open up in our community! Recently we checked out Oli Pollo in LaGrange. 

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Oli Pollo is located in LaGrange near Walmart and Baptist East at 1024 New Moody Lane.  If you know where the old Sonic was located, you'll find Oli Pollo.  The owners have transformed the old Sonic building into a Peruvian Rotisserie chicken restaurant.  We were curious what Oli Pollo offered and what Peruvian rotisserie chicken tasted like, so we checked it out for lunch.

 photo menu_zpsptghnci1.jpgOnce you are inside, it's hard to miss the spinning chickens in the kitchen.  The whole chickens are marinated in special Peruvian spices overnight and roast for several hours.  Choosing what to eat was tricky because everything sounded amazing on the menu.  With a little guidance, we ended up choosing the Philly Cheesesteak and Chicken Gyro.  We added a side of Yuca Steak Fries and Sweet Potato Fries as well.  The owner told us that the cheesesteaks were added because they have east coast roots.  All of the food was delicious.  The cheesesteak roll was fresh and using the rotisserie chicken in the sandwich was a great twist.

If you want to stick to just chicken, there are several combos you can create to include your choice of dark, white or a mix of meat and sides.  You can also purchase an entire rotisserie chicken for around $13.  We hear their cilantro sauce should definitely be added to your order!

 photo gyro_zpsxrmqjbyb.jpgIf you prefer something other than chicken, don't worry there are several other options.  The burgers are made from fresh ground beef patties.  There is a BLT that seemed to be a popular choice among patrons and Lomo Saltado made from sautéed beef strips.  Oli Pollo even has a vegan option.  The next time we are at Oli Pollo we plan to try the Arroz Chaufa, a sautéed Peruvian rice dish big enough for two people to share.

Oli Pollo is open seven days a week and offers dine-in and a drive-thru.  Follow their Facebook page because they post daily deals.  We hope you will support this new restaurant in Oldham County and see what Peruvian Rotisserie chicken is all about for yourself!
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

September Events in Oldham County!

Who's excited for cooler weather, falling leaves and Fall festivals? There is a lot of fun to be had in the month of September!

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So much to do in September! If you don't see your event listed-email us!

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
Children in the Dell at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, every Saturday 10:30am-12pm
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.

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

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

8/31 & 9/1: FREE! Labor Day Festival at Cabela's in Louisville (close to Oldham County). Free food, demos, kids activities. See the schedule in the link.

9/2: Oldham County Grand Slam Trooper Island 5K at L'Esprit Farm Road in LaGrange 8:30am

9/3: FREE! Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

9/3: Dog Pool Party at the John W. Black Aquatic Center in LaGrange (Buckner area), 6-8pm

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

9/5: FREE! Slime Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

9/6: FREE! Louisville Orchestra Concert at City Place in LaGrange, 7:30-9pm

9/6: FREE! Family Movie Night at Crestwood United Methodist Church, 7-10pm

9/6: South Oldham Rotary Bourbon & Wine Experience at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 6:30-9:30pm

9/6: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-9:30pm

9/7: FREE! County Challenge Walk at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 9-11am

9/7: Rollin' on the River Food Truck Festival in Westport, 11am-7pm

9/9: FREE! South Crafty Kids Club at the Oldham County Pubic Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm. Sign ups online.

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

9/11: FREE! SPARK at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

9/12: FREE! Pokemon Club at the Oldham County Public Library in Lagrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

9/13: Full Moon Hiking Event with the Brownsboro Trail Alliance in Crestwood, 6:30-9:30pm

9/13: Foxhollow Farm Sunset Concert Series in Crestwood featuring Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters, Britton Patrick Morgan, 6-9pm

9/13: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am or 6:30pm-11pm

9/13: Food Truck, Games, Beer & Wine at 314 Exchange in Pewee Valley, 6-10pm

9/14: End of Summer BASH in front of Tractor Supply in LaGrange, 2-9pm

9/14: Master Gardener Plant Sale at the Oldham County Coooperative Extension Office in LaGrange, 9am

9/14: FREE! OCHS Bass Team Kids Fishing Derby at Eagle Creek Golf Course in LaGrange, 9-11am

9/14: Trackside Market in Downtown LaGrange, 9am-4pm

9/16: FREE! South Shake & Bake Cooking Club at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm. Sign ups online.

9/16: FREE! Bluegrass Bikes & Brats at LaGrange Coffee Roasters and Main Street Bourbon & Ale House in LaGrange, 5:30-8:30pm

9/17: FREE! Unicorn Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch in Goshen at 3:30pm and 6pm at the Main Library Branch in LaGrange. Sign ups online.

9/18: FREE! SPARK at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

9/18: Gustavo's Prospect 3rd Anniversary Celebration, 11am-9pm

9/18: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

9/19: FREE! Kids Create Club at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch in Goshen, Drop in 4-5pm

9/19: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

9/19: Downton Abbey High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 6:30-8:30pm

9/20: Downton Abbey High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Bucker, 11am-2pm

9/20: FREE! Trackside Tunes in Downtown LaGrange, 6:30-10pm

9/21: Downton Abbey High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 11am-3pm

9/21: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1pm

9/21: Parent's Night Out at Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

9/21: Guided Hike with the Brownsboro Trail Alliance in Crestwood, 9am-12pm

9/23: FREE! South Sprout's Gardening Club at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm. Sign ups online.

9/24: FREE! Jr. STEAM Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4:30pm. Sign ups online.

9/24: FREE! Happy Little Accidents Paint Night for teens at the Oldham County Public Library. Main Branch at 5:30-7pm and South Branch at 4:30-6pm

9/25: FREE! SPARK at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

9/26: FREE! Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library at the Mahan Branch in Goshen, Drop in 4-5pm.

9/26: FREE! Art Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

9/26: FREE! Barnyard Fun at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange. 10am-12pm

9/26: FREE! Garden Series: Low Maintenance Gardens at Creasey Mahan Nature Center in Goshen, 6:30-8pm

9/27: Dinner Off Main Street at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 6:30-10pm

9/28: FREE! Pickin on the Porch at Knock on Wood Country Mercantile in Westport, 6-9pm

9/28: FREE! Quads Rods & Custom Car Show in Downtown LaGrange, 5-9pm

9/30: FREE! Open Play Café at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, Drop in 10-11:30am

9/30: FREE! Book Worms Club at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm and 4pm.
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