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
Petting zoo
Pony rides
Firetruck visit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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