Monday, July 15, 2019

Oldham County Day!

Celebrate our beautiful county in July!

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 photo police_zpsmbdamkck.jpgOldham County Day is always celebrated the 3rd Saturday in July in Downtown LaGrange.  The 2019 date is July 20th and the theme is "Music Man."

Enjoy an all you can eat pancake breakfast on Saturday morning at the LaGrange Community Center on Jefferson Street 7-10:00am. There is a cost for the breakfast.
  • After you enjoy the pancakes, get set up to watch the parade in Downtown LaGrange.  The parade route begins near LaGrange Elementary School on West Jefferson Street. The route is opposite this year.  Participants will parade down Fifth Street to Main Street, turn left onto Main Street, parade to Walnut Street and take a left, up to Jefferson Street and will end at Fourth Street. The parade usually starts around 9:30am.  Make sure you arrive early to find a great spot to watch the parade!  Anticipate seeing the Grand Marshall, local school marching bands, tractors, horses, fire trucks, church, local business and other group floats that match the parade's theme for the year.  
 photo living statues_zpskqzjxx2f.jpgCheck out the over 120 booths on the courthouse square.  Many of the booths feature local businesses and organizations in the Oldham County area.  Meet local politicians, learn more about locally owned businesses, churches, maybe get a freebie or enter a raffle!  Food and drinks are also on the courthouse square.  In the past, a lot of the booths had kid-friendly giveaways (like Dairy Queen ice cream coupons), bounce houses and balloon artists and visitors saw living statues.
There is a lot of entertainment planned before and after the parade.  Listen to music while you're at the festival.  There is a great lineup of various artists.  Head to LaGrange Christian Church for children's Carnival 11am-1pm.  The Great Train Robbery, a cookout, face painting, and free tours will be at the Railroad Museum. It's definitely worth checking out the courthouse square and surrounding attractions after the parade!

Arrive early for parking! You can also sometimes find parking along the side streets surrounding the square and some local residents open their property (sometimes for a fee).

 photo train robbery_zps26oubdh5.jpgAnd of course, always check out the other businesses in LaGrange!  A lot of the businesses and restaurants have special hours and activities during Oldham County Day!
Make sure you check the official Oldham County Day website and Facebook page for updates on this special event.  We wanted to allow our readers to have a general idea of what to expect during Oldham County Day, but realize that activities, event times and entertainment acts are subject to change each year. 
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Family Fun Day at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

Every July, families can come together at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen for some good ol' fashioned summer fun! 


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The 7th Annual Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th 10am-2pm.  This year, Creasey is joining two of their great events together into one: Family Fun Day & Pet Day is now Family Fun Day with Pets!

Louisville Family Fun, area businesses, and organizations come together and sponsor activities to celebrate families and community.  The event is free and open to the entire family.  Donations are encouraged and will go directly to Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.

 photo family fun day creasey_zpsu78wj48j.jpg Make sure you don't miss any of the day's activities - both indoor and outdoor.

ALL DAY
Crafts & other children's activity booths
Pet booths & pet adoptions
Water slide
Face Painting
Gem Mining
Misting Tree

11:00am-12pm
Zoo animals, such as a Blue-tongued skink, African Pygmy hedgehog and Corn snake from the Louisville Zoo will be in the Nature Center. (Cool off inside!)
Mutt Strut Contest - there is a small fee to compete.  Bring your friendly four-legged friend with you!

12:00pm
Fire Hose splashdown with the North Oldham Fire District.  (Bring your swimsuit and a towel - you will be soaked!)

 photo Elin with dog Woofstock_zpsymdz3udc.jpgPlan to enjoy lunch at the Nature Preserve.  Papa Johns Pizza, Comfy Cow Ice ream and Kona Ice will be available for purchase throughout the day as well.

This is a wonderful event for families to enjoy together and offers a chance for the community to explore Creasey Mahan and also give back.

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located at 12501 Harmony Landing Road in Goshen.


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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Ice Cream & Other Cool Treat Spots in Oldham County

Whether you're in the mood for an ice cream cone, shake, frozen drink or something fruity, Oldham County has plenty of choices!

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LaGrange Coffee Roasters
If you're wanting a frozen treat with a little pick me up, try a frozen or iced coffee!  They also now have soft serve ice cream in their coffee shop. Visit them and the other great places on Main Street!

McDonald's & Dairy Queen
These are both locally owned franchises!

Buckner
Fitz Freeze Frozen Treats
They have a new location near the Oldham County Middle School campus on Hwy 146. They offer Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Novelty Ice Cream. Sit outside at one of their many picnic tables and enjoy a colorful shaved ice!

Crestwood
Red Peppermint Frozen Yogurt
This frozen yogurt shop is connected to the delicious and very popular Red Pepper Deli.  We love to grab lunch at Red Pepper Deli and then a frozen yogurt treat.  The kids love the different toppings!

Shiver Shack
This family-owned shaved iced business is open seasonally during the warmer months in Crestwood Station.  They offer a variety of combos and other flavors.  The small is HUGE! (Bring cash and make sure you check their facebook page during bad weather.)

Sweetness
Sweetness is now serving ice cream! Get it in a cup, cone or shake.  Visitors can also customize fountain drinks, teas, coffee and more with several flavor options and then turn the drink into a float!  They also offer smoothies and refreshing lemonades.

HealthQuest Nutrition
Located next door to Red Pepper in Crestwood, visitors can pick up a shake packed with protein.

Dairy Queen, McDonald's & Burger King
You can usually find a coupon for a deal on a treat or they offer BOGO specials during the week.  Do you have a favorite DQ treat? Use the McDonald's or Burger King app to find deals on cool treats.

Westport
Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Did someone say ice cream pie?  Holy cow - their ice cream pie slices are BIG!  It is worth the drive down the hill to visit this restaurant for a cool treat.  The homemade ice cream pies, ice cream cookie sandwiches and shakes are so delicious!

Prospect
IGA has a soft serve ice cream machine!  Don't forget about Dairy Queen & McDonald's!
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Friday, July 5, 2019

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

Here are some fun ideas for July5-July 7, 2019

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Friday: Shewie! Anyone else pooped from the 4th of July festivities?  Take it easy at the Oldham County Public Library. Relax with a book, play a board game or explore one of the STEM boxes!

Saturday: There's a Dive-in Movie Night at the John W. Black Aquatic Center in LaGrange (Buckner area).  They are showing "Wonder Park" with admission beginning at 9pm. $5 admission cost.

Sunday: Catch the Kona Ice Truck at the Walmart in Crestwood 11am-4pm. 20% of all sales will be donated to CMN to support Norton Children’s Hospital.

Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!

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