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Highlights for Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

7:00 am – 12 noon – Franklin County Farmers Market, at the Farmers Market Pavillion, River View Park Pavilion, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

9:00 – 11:00 am – Archery Outlaws Bowhunter Competition – Day 1, at Cove Spring Archery Park

Day 1 of the Bowhunter Competition Series. A full list of rules can be found pinned to the top of our page, or via the link below:



– Arrows must have screw in points
– No back tension releases
– No lenses allowed in sights
– Stabilizers must be less than 15″
– One pin sights are allowed, but cannot be moved after beginning the round
– ASA speed limits do not apply
3D Targets
– Sign up times between 9 AM & 11 AM, shotgun starts
– 15 targets, shot twice
– 30 yard max stake, all known yardage
– Center 11s

Only one stake for all shooters. Everyone will shoot from the stake in the lane, then move to a second stake from a different angle in the woods. The center ring is scored an 11, the 10, 8 & 5 scores from ASA still apply.

Archery Outlaws

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

10:30 – 11:30 am – Boxes for Barn Owls

Adult $4.00
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

9:30 am – 7:30 pm – Kentucky River Poker Run, at River View Park

The VFW Post 4075 is proud to present the 17th Annual Kentucky River Run on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Proceeds from this year’s River Run will go to benefit the Franklin County Lady Flyers Softball Team and WeWannaPlay, Inc.

Early-Bird Registration for the River Run will last until August 12th. The fee for early registration is $65 per Team and includes: One poker hand, 1 Event T-shirt, and 2 meal tickets.

Registration the day of the event is $75 and includes the same as above.

Registration is scheduled to begin at 9:30 am Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at Riverview Park and ending at 12:00 PM. The Kentucky River Poker Run 2016 will begin at 11:00 am. Each participant will boat to 5 designated stops on the Kentucky River to collect their 5 sealed playing cards. A 6th random playing card can be purchased at Mullholland Beach for an additional $20 to improve your 5 card hand. All participants must check in at Mullholland Beach no later than 5:30 pm in order to be eligible for a prize. The top 3 hands will be awarded prizes. Dinner and a DJ will be provided at Mullholland Beach following the event.

Additional dinner passes and t-shirts can be purchased for $15 each in advance or the day of the Run (while supplies last). Dinner will be served from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. All types of boats are welcome. All watercraft must meet Kentucky state requirements for safe boating.

Please make checks payable to: VFW Post 4075. Thank you for your participation! Advance registration can be mailed to: Poker Run, 121 Locust Ridge Rd., Frankfort, KY 40601

Download your Poker Run registration HERE

Kentucky River Poker Run Ad

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels YogaFrankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $4.00
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday


(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:00 am – 10:00 pm – at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street

The Machine KY Open and Expo is August 13th! FREE stage and back stage photos to all competitors! Lots of vendors! It’s going to be a blast! After party at the Capital Plaza Hotel after the show! Don’t miss this event!!!! For more info. www.kyopenbodybuilding.com

The Machine Kentucky Open BodyBuilding Competition at the Frankfort Convention Center - 8-13-16

11:30 am – 7:00 pm – Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center, 800 Louisville Road, Frankfort

Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center 2 - 2016

Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center 1 - 2016

Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center 3 - 2016

12:00 – 9:00 pm – Versailles Twilight FestivalMain Street, Versailles

This annual event sponsored by the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with local citizens is held every August in downtown Versailles.

There will be food vendors, wineries, arts and crafts, horse demonstrations, a kid’s area with a dunking booth, games and a mixture of many other vendors along with several entertainers.

Versailles Twilight Festival - 8-13-16

12:30 – 3:30 pm – Scenic Train Ride, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Road, Versailles

Enjoy a ride through the rolling Kentucky countryside! Learn about railroading and local history! View tiny trains as they transverse tiny twisting tracks!

The Museum and Gift Shop open at 12:30, while the train will depart at 2. The ride is approximately 90 minutes, and includes a mid-ride stop, with the opportunity for passengers to disembark, walk up to the edge of the Young’s High Bridge, and overlook the Kentucky River Palisades.

There are restrooms at the station, but not on the train.

Please see our website for tickets and more information: http://bluegrassrailroad.com/#/tyrone-bridge/4514911466

Bluegrass Railroad Museum Scenic Train Ride - Summer 2016

1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.


The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

Click HERE for special Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Art in the Making: Paper Dahlias, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Making your own amazing wall art has never been easier! Join Kristin Anderson as she shows you how to create a dahlia from colored paper to brighten up any room in your home.

Adult patrons, please register online or at the Library. This free workshop will be held in the Library Community Room. For more information, contact Diane at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/paperdahlias

Art in the Making - Paper Dahlias at the Paul Sawyier Public Library PSPL - Aug2016

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Handcar Prophets, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

A local favorite, Handcar Prophets play a variety of crowd pleasing music.

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Jimmy Mundane, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Summer Concert Series: Featuring Five Below Band, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd, Frankfort

Join us for the 1st annual Rhythm & Roots Summer Vineyard Concert Series. These family friendly concerts take place on the Peach Family Farm set against the backdrop of Prodigy’s Vineyards. We invite local, very talented musicians to perform and local food vendors to prepare delicious food. Enjoy a night of music and food with award winning wine or beer with family and friends!

Concerts take place the second and fourth Saturday of the month, July – September. Dates are July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 10 and September 27.

$5 cover. Wine Club members receive free admission and priority seating. Reserved seating is available by calling the winery prior to the day of the concert. This is a family friendly event, and attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, tents, etc, for comfortable concert viewing.

Events are rain or shine. Dogs are welcome on a leash. There will be designated smoking areas.

Coolers and outside food or drink are not permitted.

August 13 concert features Five Below a Classic Rock, Blues, and Southern Rock band with influences from Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Bob Segar, BB King, Jonny Lang, Lynard Skynard, Led Zeppelin, Matchbox Twenty, The Police, The Faces and ZZ Top. They have been performing together since 2000 and have a couple of originals such as “Sweet Solitude” and “Nasty Bed”. Their song “Sweet Solitude” was selected by The Midwest Rocker for Life 2007 CD. This CD was part of the GROUND CONTROL drunk driving prevention campaign for the Midwest.

Fork Knife & Spoon featuring Chef Beth Greenwell Carter will be serving up delectable eats and yummy treats on August 13 picnic style! Chef Beth Greenwell Carter is a renowned, world traveled chef that has brought her talents back to Frankfort with her two downtown businesses; Fork Knife & Spoon Catering and B’s Bakery. You do not want to miss the opportunity to eat at the concert series this night!

Rhythem and Roots Summer Concert Series at Prodigy Winery - Summer 2016

7:00 pm Theater on the River: Kentucky Governors – An Abbreviated History, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

For the third consecutive summer, there will be Theatre on the River in Ward Oates Amphitheater, at the end of Main Street behind Liberty Hall. All proceeds benefit the Capital City Museum. Admission is $5 per person.

This year there will be two shows offered. Mark Twain’s classic Tom Sawyer, adapted by Laura Eason, is directed by Karen Hatter and features a cast of twelve. Kentucky Governors: An Abbreviated History was written and is being directed by Sami Allison, who directed Two Loves and a River last year, and showcases four actors.

Kentucky Governors: An Abbreviated History was conceived and written by Sami Allison, and it will introduce the audience to all of Kentucky’s governors – Isaac Shelby to Matt Bevin. The show provides a taste of history, some laughs and will leave you intrigued. And this is all accomplished by four talented women: Katy Doyle, Anna Girard Fletcher, Shaina Khan, and Annabelle Renshaw. Technical support is provided to Allison by Ross Duncliffe and Kayla McGaughey.

Production dates for Kentucky Governors are August 5, 12, 13, 26 at 7:00 p.m., with a matinee at 2:00 on the 21st.

Audience is cautioned that there is no shade, and the matinee times will be hot. Please bring, in addition to a chair, an umbrella or a canopy. Concessions will be available one hour before each curtain, as well as during intermission. Should it rain, the performance will be relocated to Frankfort High School, 328 Shelby Street.

Theater on the River at WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater - Aug2016

Theater on the River at WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater 2 - Aug2016

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926

Any flavored margarita or sangria margarita $3.99, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

DJ Dance Party!, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Open at 2:00 pm, Live music featuring The Mojo Tones, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Lexington’s finest roots rock raconteurs return to the capitol city for savory and satisfying sonic selections, aged to perfection with a sweet psychedelic finish. It’s flavor you can hear!

Join the gang for a special Saturday performance. Weather permitting – the rock will be rolling on the river!

Bourbon on Main

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