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).


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

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: 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

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

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

10/27: FREE! Fall Festival 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! Trunk 'R Treat at Christ Church at Goshen

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

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
Pewee Valley Movie in the Park
LaGrange Community Center
Mt. Tabor UMC
NECC Kidabalou
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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Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

Here are some fun ideas for September 13-14, 2019

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Friday: Tonight is the last Sunset Concert Series at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 6-9pm

Saturday:
In the morning head to Eagle Creek Golf Course for the FREE Kid's Fishing Derby hosted by the Oldham County High School Bass Fishing Team.  9-11am

Later on in the afternoon, there is an End of Summer Bash in LaGrange in front of Tractor Supply.  The fun is 2-9pm and cost $5 per person.


Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!

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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

11/9 & 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


Waiting on 2019 Dates:
LaGrange Presbyterian Church Holiday Bazaar
Foxhollow Farm
Saint Johns UMC MOPS
Holiday Vendor Fair at the John W. Black Community Center
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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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Fall Festivals & Events in and Around Oldham County

Fall Festivals start in September and we can't wait! There is something for everyone all around the county, so get out your calendar and start making your Fall plans! 

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More events to come as Fall draws closer! Until then...get out your calendar! Don't see your event? Email us: Nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net

2019-Halloween Events List - COMING SOON!

SEPTEMBER:

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

9/7-9/8: Trimble County Apple Festival in Bedford. Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm

9/13: Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner, Carnival and Silent Auction at Crestwood United Methodist Church

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

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

9/21: Central Kentucky Celtic Festival & Highland Games in Eminence. Admission fee. 10am-7pm

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

9/29: Prospect Fall Festival at Gingerwoods, 4-7pm

OCTOBER:

10/5: Fall Festival at Faul Family Riverside Farm in Sulpher,  2-8pm

10/12: Eminence Fall Festival at the Kentucky Highland Festival Grounds, 12-10pm

10/12: Fall Demo Derby at the Oldham County Fairgrounds, 10am-12pm

10/11& 10/12: Harvest Hoedown at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 6-9pm on 10/11 and 12-5pm on 12/12

10/12: Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew in Madison, Indiana, 11am-5pm

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

10/13: IronMan Louisville: LaGrange Festival in downtown LaGrange.  Grab a prime spot to see and cheer on the cyclists as they make their way through the course.  Face painting, sign making and children's activities.


NOVEMBER:

11/9: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Fall Festival and Turkey Dinner in LaGrange, 2-7:30pm

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

11/16: Turkey Trotter 5 Mile Run, 4k Walk at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area), 8am. Registration fee.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Mom Groups in Oldham County

Let's face it - mothering is hard work! Why go at it alone? It's always nice to meet other Moms and children that live close and start friendships. We compiled a list of groups that meet in Oldham County catered to Moms and Grandmothers of children of various ages as well as women without children.


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Get in touch with one of these groups to meet up with other parents and grandparents!

For all women!
2nd Wednesday of the month (September-May)
6:15-7:30pm
Crestwood Baptist Church
6400 Sweetbay Dr Crestwood, KY

For mothers of children ages birth-5 years old.
1st Friday of the month
9:15am-11:30am
Saint John United Methodist Church
12700 West US HWY 42 Prospect, KY

Crestwood United Methodist Church Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
For mothers of children ages birth-5 years old.
1st Friday of the month (September-May)
9:00am-12:00pm
Crestwood United Methodist Church
7214 Kavanaugh Rd Crestwood, KY
Facebook

Other places and events in the area:

Heartland Music Together classes are held at St. John United Methodist Church in Prospect.

The Oldham County Public Library has several story times and special events at all of their locations. Baby story times, toddler time, toddlerpalooza and more!

Baby Bootcamp is a local group that meets in Oldham County for a good workout and time for socialization.  Check them out on Facebook here.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Fall Children's Consignment Sales in Oldham County

Whether you're buying or selling, consignment sales are super family-friendly! We have the Oldham County Fall Sales linked up here for you! Save the date! 

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Oldham County hosts two consignment sales in the Fall.  Make sure you get to the sales early for the best deals and finds.  Shoppers can also take advantage of the deals by volunteering and consigning at the sales.

October 3rd 9am-2pm and 6-8pm
October 4th 9am-2pm and 6-8pm
October 5th 8am-12pm (1/2 price day)
Covenant United Methodist Church in LaGrange

October 4th 9am-7pm
October 5th 9am-1pm (half price day)
St. John United Methodist Church in Prospect

Louisville Consignment Sales here.

Check out our Consignment Sale post here for more information on consignment sales & stores in the area.
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center

History fun for preschool aged children in Oldham County!

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The Oldham County History Center has a wonderful educational and fun program for preschool aged children and their families!

5 Things About History Hounds

1. This educational program incorporates a history-rich story time, a craft, hands-on artifacts, games, snack and possible exploring of the History Center and grounds!

2. It is designed for children birth - 5 years old and their caretakers.

3. Each month has a different historical theme and runs August-December and February-May on Thursday mornings at 10am.

4. The program is held in the Rob Morris Educational Building at 207 W. Jefferson Street in LaGrange.

5. The program is FREE to History Center members and only $5 for non-members.

Check out their calendar or Facebook page to learn about the different themes.
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Monday, August 5, 2019

Don & Elizabeth Buchanan Splash Pad

Sometimes you have to take a little drive to find some family fun.  Our family recently found a great splash pad just north of Oldham County.

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 photo IMG_7581_zpsoddvoklx.jpgThe new Don & Elizabeth Buchanan Splash Pad opened in 2019 in New Castle in the Henry County Community Park.  This new splash pad is right next to the Michael Brent Playground on Park Road.  The address given to us for the splash pad is 100 Park Road in New Castle.  Some maps are unable to locate this address.  If you are having trouble finding it, some other businesses nearby are the Henry County Health Department and Cedar Lake Park Place.  The entrance is off of Highway 421/55 about a mile outside of New Castle headed toward Campbellsburg.

There are several cool features to the splash pad including a large dump bucket, spinning water fountain and squishy pad kids can jump on to squirt out water.  Smaller fountains, smaller dump buckets, water tunnels, two squirt guns and more fun are also throughout the splash pad.  There is something to entertain all ages!  The red, white & blue splash pad also has a couple of benches around it and two picnic tables with umbrellas.  

 photo IMG_7567_zpsulpjt6vh.jpgIf visitors want to picnic while they're visiting the park, there is a large covered area with several more picnic tables and restrooms.  Or visitors can bring a blanket and sit in the grassy areas surrounding the splash pad.  Food is not permitted on the splash pad.

There's more to enjoy during your visit to the splash pad.  The Michael Brent Playground is an all accessible playground right next to the splash pad.  Children can go back and forth between the playground and splash pad easily and enjoy both.  If you want to explore some more, the Henry Community Park amenities includes trails, picnic areas, basketball, soccer, football fields, an accessible fishing pond and the accessible playground.

We will for sure visit the splash pad again soon.  The drive from Crestwood to the splash pad was about twenty minutes.  We took Highway 146 all the way into New Castle and turned left on Highway 421 to reach the entrance to the community park.  Wingz N Thingz is a good spot to stop on your way back home for an ice cream!  At times, there are ice cream trucks set up at the splash pad too. The Henry County Government Facebook page is a good page to follow for updates and other information.

 photo IMG_7556_zpsemscu7nx.jpgMy kids enjoyed playing at the new splash pad and commented that the water was the warmest splash pad water ever.  The splash pad was very clean and we liked that the playground was nearby to enjoy as well.  The restrooms and extra shade under the picnic gazebo were also nice to have close to the splash pad.  We are grateful for this gift to the community from the Buchanan family!

The splash pad is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Park hours are daily 10am-5:30pm and open until 8pm on Tuesday.
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Friday, August 2, 2019

Hidden Hollow Orchard

Apple season starts in August and lucky for us, there's a great little orchard just on the Oldham County border in Louisville. 

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 photo eli holding apple_zpsxq64fzju.jpgIt's almost apple picking time! Hidden Hollow Orchard is just a short drive outside of Oldham County and will open soon! Per their website, they hope to be open for picking on 8-24-19 this year!

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
Follow their Facebook page for updated information on crop availability and hours.
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