Wednesday, August 29, 2018

September Events in Oldham County!

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  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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Monday, August 13, 2018

Where to Find Fresh Apples Near Oldham County

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Nothing says fall is on its way like fresh apples!  We searched for local orchards, farms and markets where Oldham County residents can find fresh apples.  A lot of the apples are ready by the end of August or early September, but please note: it is always best to call the orchard or business before you plan a visit to check on crop availability!

Hidden Hollow Orchard
U-pick apples.
Horses for feeding.
Located in Louisville off of Old Henry Road at 3200 Apple Hill Road
502-243-4196
Facebook
Read our review here.

Bray Orchards
Variety of apples available in their market.  Ask about u-pick.
Ice Cream shop.
Family activities start in October.
Located in Bedford at 2580 Hwy 42
502-255-3607
Facebook

Mulberry Orchard
Variety of apples available in their market. (No u-pick at this time, the trees are still too young.)
Café available for food purchases.
Play structures on the farm.
Located in Shelbyville at 1330 Mulberry Pike
502-655-2633
Facebook

Gallrein Farms
Variety of apples available in their market for purchase. (They are not an orchard.)
Café available for food purchases.
Other attractions at the farm, some are FREE, others have an admission fee.
Located in Shelbyville at 1029 Vigo Road
502-633-4849
Facebook

LaGrange Farmers Market & Artisans
Variety of apples available from different local farms.
Open on Saturdays May-Oct 8am-1pm
Located in LaGrange at 100 West Main Street on the Courthouse Lawn
Facebook

Reardon's Fruit Market & Garden Center
Variety of apples available in the store.
Located in Crestwood at 6462 W Hwy 146
502-241-0129
Facebook

Feed & Seed Depot
Fresh apples available for purchase during business hours.
Located in Crestwood at 6315 W Highway 146 Ste B
502-241-7886
Facebook

Ayres Family Orchard
40 varieties of apples available at the farm store.
U-pick is welcomed, but they do recommend you call the farm ahead of time to make sure someone is at the farm.
Located in Owenton at 525 Wilson Lane
502-514-1594
Facebook

Goley's Orchard
Variety of apples available for purchase at their roadside market. (No u-pick.)
Located in Madison, Indiana at 2241 Clifty Drive
812-273-1487
Facebook

Huber's Orchard & Winery
Variety of apples available for purchase in the farm store or u-pick.
Restaurant available with food and drinks.
Other family friendly entertainment available.  Admission fees may apply.
Located in Borden, Indiana at 19816 Huber Road
812-923-9463
Facebook

Where is your favorite place to find fresh apples?
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Creasey Mahan's "Woofstock" Pet Day & Butterfly Day

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

If you have an animal or nature lover in your family, you have to check out this FREE (donations encouraged) event at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

 photo 2f855b46-72c9-41d6-a3ca-7ddea3f4c03e_zpsoiwhen8n.jpgThis event is open to the community and helps support local pet rescue organizations.  Creasey Mahan is dog-friendly, so as usual, bring your furry friend along with your family!  While you are there, enter your dog in one of the many different categories in the Mutt Strut competition.  This fun and friendly competition has categories like "Best Kisser," "Best Costumed Dog," and "Cutest Puppy."  Even if you're not in the Mutt Strut, it is so fun to watch and cheer for your favorite pup!

Along with the Pet part to the day, there is also the Butterfly part!  Experts will be present to show how to properly catch and release butterflies around the nature preserve.  Kids and adults enjoy learning interesting facts about the butterflies.  You can also learn more about butterflies inside the air-conditioned Nature Center.
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There are several booths set up at the event, many geared toward our pet friends.  Idlewild Butterfly Farm will have a booth this year.  You can also meet adorable cats and dogs looking for homes.  Food, sweet treats, inflatables, crafts and face painting are also available.  Check their Facebook event for a schedule of contests.

The day is filled with cuteness and discovery. It's a great way to bring your entire family (furry members and all) outside to a great Oldham County gem. Check out "Woofstock" Pet Day & Butterfly Day at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve!

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located at 12501 Harmony Landing Road Goshen, Kentucky 40026

2018 Event Information Here:

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Fall Children's Consignment Sales in Oldham County

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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!

October 4th 9am-2pm and 6-8pm
October 5th 9am-2pm and 6-8pm
October 6th 8am-12pm
Covenant United Methodist Church in LaGrange

October 5th 9am-7pm
October 6th 9am-1pm
St. John United Methodist Church in Prospect

KidStuff Sale - Their 2018 Fall sale is located in Louisville.

Check out our Consignment Sale post here for more information on consignment sales & stores in the area.
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