Friday, September 21, 2018

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families


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Here are some fun ideas for September 21-23

Click here for Matt's Oldham County weekend forecast. 


Saturday:

 FREE! A Concert for Oldham County featuring The Louisville Orchestra at City Place in LaGrange, 7-9pm

Fall Harvest Craft Fair at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 10am-3pm

 Fall Truck & Tractor Pull at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in LaGrange, 7:30pm

Enjoy the cooler weather and go get some pumpkins. Where? We have a list!

Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Where to Find Pumpkins Around Oldham County

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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.  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 10/13/18.
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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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Halloween Events in Oldham County

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Sponsored by:
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Fall Festivals & Events HERE.

10/6: Halloween Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, for ages 5-adult, $15/participant, register in advance, 10am-12pm

10/6: FREE! LaGrange Fire Safety & Halloween Festival at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in LaGrange. $5 charge to park at the Fairgrounds. 4-7pm rain or shine.

10/6: FREE! Ghost Stories on the Square at the Oldham County Courthouse Square in LaGrange, 7:30-9:30pm

10/7: Skeleton 5k Run & Spooktacular at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area). Race is at 2pm. Registration fee for the race. Spooktacular 3:30-5pm

 photo haunted hike 2018_zps8qfk9eei.png10/7: The Haunted Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen 3-7pm. Kid-friendly fantasy trail with treat stations, hay ride, inflatables, haunted house and more! (Rain date 10/13) $7 general admission, children 2 and under are free. Inflatable zone is $5.

10/14: FREE! Covenant United Methodist Church Fall Festival Bounce houses, carnival games, hot dogs and chili, trunk or treat, car show and more! 3-7pm

10/17: FREE! Saint John United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat in Prospect, pizza and bouncies. Open to children through grade 5. 6:45-8pm

10/19: FREE! St. James Episcopal Church Trunk or Treat in Pewee Valley, 6:30-8:30pm

10/19: FREE! Fall Festival at Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect (Louisville area), 6-8pm

10/20: FREE! Movie in the Park at Central Park in Pewee Valley. 6:45-7:15pm decorate a treat bag. 7:15-7:30pm Trick or Treat for goodies. 7:30pm watch Halloweentown.

10/25: FREE! LaGrange Community Center Halloween Party, games, prizes, treats! 6:30pm

10/27: FREE! LaGrange Halloween Mainia. Trick or treat 11-3pm, costume contest at 1pm.

10/27: Boo Dell at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood 11am-3pm.  Treats until 2pm, magic show at 2-3pm.  $9 admission for adults, $5 admission for children 6-17, Free for children 5 and under.  Facebook event here.

10/27:FREE! Norton Commons Fall Festival in Prospect, 2-5pm

10/27: FREE! DeHaven Baptist Church Children's Fall Festival. Candy, games, etc 4-6pm

10/27: Halloween Demo Derby & Costume Fest at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in LaGrange, 7:30pm

10/28: FREE! Crestwood Animal Hospital Trunk or Treat,3-6pm

10/28: FREE! Crestwood United Methodist Church Harvestival Trunk or Treat. Chili dinner at 5pm, followed by Trunk or Treat.

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

10/28: FREE! Trunk 'R Treat at Christ Church at Goshen. Check back for more information

10/29: FREE! Fall Festival at Ballardsville Baptist Church in Crestwood, trick or treating, games and more. 5-7pm

10/29: FREE! Oldham County YMCA in Buckner Trick or Treating and not so spooky haunted house. Open to the community! Chili cook-off also. 6-7:30pm

10/31: FREE! Trunk or Treat at Crestwood Baptist Church, for ages birth-5th grade, 6-8pm

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

Still waiting on more information for these events:
Kids Pumpkin Painting Event at Reardon's Fruit Market 
Kidabalou at Northeast Christian Church on Brownsboro Rd in Louisville
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fall Fun at Cailin Art Studio

This is a sponsored post. 

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Fall is here and Cailin Art Studio is gearing up for fun fall sessions that include Camps during Oldham County Fall Break week and a variety of after school classes for the kiddos. They will be hosting the ColorFALL Festival and Pop-up Shops on October 20th from 11am to 3pm in conjunction with Eleanor’s Room, who also resides at 7910 Floydsburg Road in Crestwood. 

 photo Olivia pottery_zpsp0zd7f5l.jpegThe ColorFall Festival will feature a wide variety of demonstrations by the teachers including pottery wheel, acrylic pouring, art journaling, and more. Participants can get hands on with a variety of free art projects for kids and adults. Local artists including the teachers at the Studio will have work for sale at the Pop-Up Shop to kick off the holiday gifting season. Plus, they’ll be having a chili cook-off between the teachers so there will be plenty of good food for everyone! The event is free and open to all.


During Fall Break kids can enjoy a variety of 3-day Art Camps, including pottery, drawing and painting, and illustration. Throughout the school year, the Studio offers kids after school classes in drawing, painting, and pottery and has focused classes for each age group from Kindergarten through High School. They even have a family art class for preschoolers that encourages the whole family to get involved.

 photo adults wheel_zpsvsxpgsco.jpgThere’s also great offerings for the grown-ups! Oil Painting, Art Journaling, and Pottery 6-week classes are available for adults as well as a wide variety of one time workshops in resin jewelry, acrylic pouring, illustration, sewing, and more.

Make sure to follow Cailin Art Studio on Facebook, Instagram and their website to keep up with class offerings and special events. New workshops and classes are added regularly.
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Holiday Craft Shows & Bazaars Around Oldham County

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

This list is updated as 2018 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:

9/8: Henry County Arts & Craft Show at the Henry County Fairgrounds 10am-4pm

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

9/22: Fall Harvest Craft & Vendor Fair at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 10am-3pm

9/29: Shop Fall, Shop Small Vendor Fair at the Belknap Campus in Prospect, 10am-3pm

9/29 & 9/30: Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art in Madison, Indiana, 10am-5pm

OCTOBER:

10/13: Arts & Crafts Day in Pewee Valley at Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church and St. James Episcopal Church. 10am-4pm.

10/20: ColorFALL Festival & Pop Up Shop at Cailin Art Studio and Eleanor's Room in Crestwood, 11am-3pm

NOVEMBER:

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

11/3: Ballardsville Baptist Church Craft Fair in Crestwood, 9am-2pm

11/5: MOPS Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair at Saint John United Methodist Church in Prospect 6:30-9pm

11/10: Belknap Event Center Holiday Bazaar at the North Oldham Lion's Club in Prospect. 9am-4pm

11/10 & 11: Oldham Arts on City Place at City Place in LaGrange. 10am-5pm and 11am-4pm

11/29 (Tentative Date): Holiday Showcase at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension in LaGrange (Buckner area), 10am.

Waiting on 2018 Dates:
LaGrange Assembly of God Holiday Bazaar
LaGrange Presbyterian Church Holiday Bazaar

DECEMBER:

Waiting on 2018 Dates:
North Oldham Middle School Boosters Bazaar in Goshen
Holiday Craft and Art Show at North Oldham Middle School

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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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour

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 photo alpaca_zpslay10ntc.jpgThe Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour is one event our family looks forward to each year!  We realize this event is not located in Oldham County, but is so worth writing about and sharing all of the fun and learning that comes along with it.

The 2018 tour date is on Saturday, September 15th and is 9am-4pm.  This year there are nine participating farms!  Your family has the opportunity to drive the 75 mile trail and learn about the animals, crops, machinery, farm processes, products, workers and more.  The 4-H hands-on experiences are wonderful for children and adults.  Some of the farms will have samples of their products that families can touch and even taste. There is no cost for the tour, but some farms do have items for sale.

 photo tobacco_zpsskpuoqah.jpgThe animals were by far my family's favorite.  On this year's tour, you can expect to see alpacas, dairy cows, horses, sheep, goats, chickens and who knows what else!  Some of the farms allow you to get up close and personal with the animals.  Last year, we were able to feed a horse a carrot, pet an alpaca and brush a cow.

Here are our tips for the tour:
  • Try to visit every farm!  Each stop has a unique experience, different from the last stop.  Pick up a farm tour map at any participating farm (on the day of the tour), the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office and Shelbyville and Simpsonville Farmers Markets.
  • This is a self-guided tour, so go at your own pace, but start early.  We found that parking was tricky at some stops last year, so be patient.  If one farm is too busy, try another close by farm and then go back to the one you skipped. 
  • You're touring farms - wear play clothes and old shoes.  Bug spray and sunscreen are recommended also.
  • Restrooms might be hard to find - plan ahead with stops at fast food restaurants in town.  Porta-Potties are set up at some of the stops.  Bring your own hand sanitizer.
  • Pack snacks, but also plan a lunch break at one of the stops.  The farm tour map will indicate which farms will have food for sale.  Look for the "Local Foods" logo. We hear that the Shelby County Kentucky Cattleman's Association will be set up at stop #8 serving food.  Bring cash!
  • Don't forget to turn in your Farm Tour Passport.  Get a special stamp at each farm.  There is a drawing you can enter after you visit every stop.  
  • Thank the families that open up their farms! We found last year's farmers and volunteers to be very kind and informative.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Every Kid in a Park Program for Fourth Graders

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

 photo every kid in a park_zpsz4p5h2zl.pngFourth graders can download their passes now and they are good until August 31, 2019.  The process is easy and takes about five minutes.  With the pass, fourth graders and up to 3 adults can get free entry to more than 2,000 federally managed sites around the country.

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

Have fun exploring, Fourth Grade Students!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

September Events in Oldham County!

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Sponsored by:
  Eberle Orthodontics

RECURRING EVENTS:

FREE! Oldham County Public Library has various story times and other programs at their 3 locations.
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center Wednesday & Saturday 10am-2pm
FREE! LaGrange Railroad Museum is open every Saturday, 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.
FREE! Storytime at the Nest at St. Aloysius Catholic School in Pewee Valley 10am every Wednesday.
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center, Thursdays 10am (9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27), $5
LaGrange Farmer's Market in Downtown LaGrange, every Saturday, 8am-1pm
Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood Preschool Family Art Classes offered on Thursday and Saturday each week.
Sauerbeck Family Drive-In Movie Theater - Check their Facebook page for movie showtimes.
Power & Grace Gymnastics in Prospect Open Gym Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11am

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

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

9/1: Mom & Me Sewing at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 1-4pm. Registration fee.

9/1: FREE! Forest Discoveries with Kathryn Kick Off at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 10:30am

9/1 & 9/2: Labor Day Backyard BBQ Festival at Cabela's in Louisville (close to Oldham County). Free food, demos, kids activities. See the schedule in the link.

9/3: FREE! FamilyPalooza at Southeast Christian Church in Crestwood, 11am-3pm

9/3: Summer Send Off with Ronald McDonald House Charities Kentuckiana at Camp Hi Ho in Louisville (SUPER CLOSE TO OLDHAM COUNTY!) 10am-4pm. $25 admission, covers lunch too. FREE admission for children 2 and under.

9/3: Oldham County Grand Slam Trooper Island 5K at L'Esprit Farm Road in LaGrange 8:30am

9/4: FREE! Creation Station at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 10am-7pm

9/7: South Oldham Rotary Bourbon & Wine Experience at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, $75, 6:30-9:30pm

9/7: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-10pm

9/8: Henry County Arts & Craft Show at the Henry County Fairgrounds 10am-4pm

9/8: Dog Party at the John W. Black Aquatic Center in LaGrange (Buckner area). $5 per dog, free for people. 2-4pm

9/8: Back Alleys, Warehouse & Parking Lot Overstock Sale in Downtown LaGrange, 8am-2pm

9/8: Barnyard Fun at the Dahlgren Pioneer Barn Demonstrations/Activities at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange. Cost for some activities. 10am-12pm

9/8: Second Saturday Tour at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 12-1pm

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

9/9: Apple Patch 30th Anniversary Picnic at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood. Ticket fee. 1-5pm

9/11: FREE! Teen Leaders Club Open House at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner and Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-8:30pm

9/12: Kids Cooking Class at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, $50, 4:30-6pm

9/13: Doctor Who High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner, $20 per person, 6:30-8:30pm

*CANCELED 9/14: FREE! Back to School Bash at the Oldham County YMCA in Bucker, 6-7pm (Open to the public.)

9/14: Kids Nite Out at the LaGrange Community Center for ages 5-12, $10, 6-8:30pm

9/14: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am $38 6:30pm-11pm $28 Ages 4-10 or Tween Lock-In 11-14

9/14: Sunset Concert Series with Brett Ratliff and The Local Honeys at FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood, 6-9pm $12 advance purchase/$16 at-the-door. FREE for children ages 3-12 if tickets purchased in advance/$5 at-the-door.

9/15: Safe Sitters Class at Baptist Health in LaGrange, $75, 9am

9/15: FREE! Wellness Fair at Bright From the Heart Yoga & Wellness in Crestwood, 12-5pm

9/15: FREE! Hit and Miss Day Machines on display- sponsored by the Antique Iron Club at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10am-2pm

9/15: Central Kentucky Celtic Festival & Highland Games in Eminence. Admission fee. 10am-7pm

9/15: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 10am

9/15: FREE! County Challenge Walk at Maples Park in Crestwood, 9-10:30am

9/15: FREE! Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with Church Street Revival and The Monarchs in Prospect 6:30pm

9/15: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

9/18: FREE! Zoosday: Silly Safaris at the Oldham Count Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm. First come first served.

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

9/19: Gustavo's 2nd Anniversary Celebration at the Prospect location.

9/19: Kids Cooking Class at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, $50, 4:30-6pm

9/21: FREE! Little Seedlings at St. Francis School in Goshen. RSVP encouraged. 10am

9/22: FREE! A Concert for Oldham County featuring The Louisville Orchestra at City Place in LaGrange, 7-9pm

9/22: FREE! Quads Rod & Custom Car Show in Downtown LaGrange, 5-9pm

9/22: Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner, Carnival and Silent Auction at Crestwood United Methodist Church

9/22: Fall Harvest Craft Fair at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 10am-3pm

9/22: Fall Truck & Tractor Pull at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in LaGrange, 7:30pm

9/24: FREE! Come Sew with Us at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Service in LaGrange (Buckner area). Slippers and Self-Binding Blanket. 3-8pm

9/28: FREE! Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series in LaGrange 208 E. Main Street 6:30-10pm

9/29: Cooking Class at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, $40, 11am-12:30pm

9/29: Shop Fall, Shop Small Vendor Fair at the Belknap Campus in Prospect, 10am-3pm

9/29: Resin Jewelry Class at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 7-9:15pm Class fee.

9/29: FREE! Pickin on the Porch  at Knock on Wood Country Mercantile in Westport 6-9pm

9/29 & 9/30: Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art in Madison, Indiana, 10am-5pm
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Sunday, August 26, 2018

FamilyPalooza at Southeast Christian Church Crestwood

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

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

FamilyPalooza is on Labor Day each year. 
Check it out on September 3, 2018 11am-3pm
6201 Crestwood Station
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fall Festivals & Events in and Around Oldham County

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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

2018 Halloween Events List - COMING SOON!

SEPTEMBER:

9/3: FREE! FamilyPalooza at Southeast Christian Church in Crestwood, 11am-3pm

9/3: Summer Send Off with Ronald McDonald House Charities Kentuckiana at Camp Hi Ho in Louisville (SUPER CLOSE TO OLDHAM COUNTY!) 10am-4pm. $25 admission, covers lunch too.  FREE admission for children 2 and under.

9/8: Henry County Arts & Craft Show at the Henry County Fairgrounds 10am-4pm

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

9/9: Apple Patch 30th Anniversary Picnic at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood. Ticket fee. 1-5pm

9/15: Central Kentucky Celtic Festival & Highland Games in Eminence. Admission fee. 10am-7pm

9/22: Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner, Carnival and Silent Auction at Crestwood United Methodist Church

9/22: Fall Harvest Craft Fair at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 10am-3pm

9/22: Fall Truck & Tractor Pull at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in LaGrange, 7:30pm

9/29: Shop Fall, Shop Small Vendor Fair at the Belknap Campus in Prospect, 10am-3pm

9/29 & 9/30: Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art in Madison, Indiana, 10am-5pm

OCTOBER:

10/13: Foxhollow Farm Festival in Crestwood. Admission prices per person: $5 early bird price ends 9/16, $7 advanced sales ends on 10/12, day of event $10. 10am-6pm

10/13: Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew in Madison, Indiana, 11am-5pm

10/13: Arts & Crafts Day in Pewee Valley at Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church and St. James Episcopal Church, 10am-4pm

10/14: FREE! 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.

10/20: FREE! Colorfall Event at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood. Free arts and crafts projects, chili cook-off, pop up shop, art demonstrations, 11am-3pm

10/21: FREE* Prospect Fall Festival with Faith Community Church at Gingerwoods Events Hall. 4-7pm Please bring one donation item per person.  Donation items listed on the website.

10/27: FREE! Prospect Fall Festival and Arborfest at Little Hunting Creek Park and Prospect City Hall. More information coming soon.

NOVEMBER:

11/10 South Oldham Fire Department Chili Cook-off in Crestwood. 12-3pm information coming soon.

11/10: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Fall Festival and Turkey Dinner in LaGrange, 2-7:30pm

11/10: Belknap Event Center Holiday Bazaar at the North Oldham Lions Club in Prospect, 2-5pm

11/10 & 11/11: Oldham Arts on City Place at City Place in LaGrange. 10am-5pm and 11am-4pm

11/17: Turkey Trotter 5 Mile Run, 4k Walk at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area), 8am. Registration fee.

Waiting on 2018 Dates:

Equility Therapeutic Horsemanship Fall Festival
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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Summer Send Off with Ronald McDonald House Charities

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 photo 10517480_10153105268109852_424228410978072458_n_zpslbiqf2cz.jpgThis Labor Day weekend is the Summer Send Off with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana.  The fun event is 10am-4pm on September 3, 2018 at Camp Hi Ho and includes a long list of activities!

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

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

Don't miss this fun Labor Day event!

Camp Hi-Ho
5915 Aiken Road
Louisville, KY 40245

Facebook event here.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hidden Hollow Orchard

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 photo eli holding apple_zpsxq64fzju.jpgIt's apple picking time and lucky for us, Hidden Hollow Orchard is just a short drive outside of Oldham County! Per their website, they hope to be open for picking on 8-18-18 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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