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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, September 9th, 2016

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

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday – Sunday, September 9 – 11, 2016 – Festival of the Horse, Georgetown, KY

The 36th Annual Festival of the Horse located in historic downtown Georgetown will be held on the new dates of September 9-11, 2016. Live music, activities, food, dance, carnival rides and other family fun have been scheduled for the weekend including the Scott County Humane Society Pet Parade on Sunday.

For the third year, a subcommittee of the Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission will be organizing the event. “Festival of the Horse is a team effort and our volunteers work tirelessly to bring this community event together,” said Executive Director Lori Saunders.

The Festival celebrates the longstanding equestrian tradition in Scott County. The Colt & Filly Review Parade will take place on Friday, followed by the Toyota Grand Parade of Horses and Holly Williamson’s Bomb Proofing Clinic on Saturday. The Horse Show will take place on Sunday.

New this year, the Festival hours are 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Vendors must be present in their booths and remain open until 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Vendors are welcome, but not required to stay until the close of the concerts. Booth spaces will be offered on both sides of Main Street from Mulberry to Water Streets.

“We are committed to organizing a quality event that meets past expectations, but also includes some new features that will enhance the experience for residents and visitors alike,” said Saunders.

For a schedule of events and more information, visit festivalofthehorse.org

Festival of the Horse in Georgetown - Sept9-11

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.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

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

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)

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Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

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

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Kentucky Senior Games – Senior Fun Day, at Franklin County Senior Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr, Frankfort

10:00 am – Cornhole (NON-QUALIFYING SPORT)

11:00 am – Bocce (NON-QUALIFYING SPORT)

1:00 pm – 5K Power Walk (NON-QUALIFYING SPORT)

3:00 pm – Shuffleboard (Singles & Doubles)

Get ready for the 2016 Kentucky Senior Games. Qualify for 2017 NSGA which will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, June 2-15.

New this year, we have added a 40-49 Masters age division. This division is just for the Kentucky Senior Games. There is no qualifying for this division for the nationals as the National Senior Games are for ages 50+ only.

Also we have an adaptive sports division for each competition as well as special emphasis for entries for our disabled veterans. Non-ambulatory veterans are eligible for free entry in to the Kentucky Senior Games through a joint program between the National Senior Games and the Veterans’ Administration.. Email Fmiklavcic@aol.com for information on this program.

Entry deadlines August 18 for August events, September 2 for September events.

All men and women 50 years of age and over are eligible to participate in the Kentucky Senior Games. We also accept out of state participants.

The Kentucky Senior Games is the only qualifying site in the state of Kentucky for the National Senior Games.

Download your schedule HERE

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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 – 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

11:30 – 12:30 pm – Lunchtime Concert Series presents Jack Twombly, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am – 12:25 pm, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. 227-3276

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

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit http://www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Nate Jones, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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6:00 – 9:00 pm – Troubadours of Divine Bliss, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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Troubadours of Divine Bliss are internationally touring musicians from Louisville with guitar, accordion and harmonies “that could melt a stone statue” BBC Radio Liverpool,England They have been voted Best Folk Band in New Orleans, LA & Louisville, KY.
Their music reflects their travels and various influences with a little something for everyone- Americana Spirit, Gypsy Bluegrass, Soul Folk. One thing is for sure, their music will leave you feeling better with a song in your heart.

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Live Music, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

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Dinner is available. Open 12 p-9 p at the farm

Live music featuring Chris Fallis, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

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.

Live musicBourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Outside grill open!  Live music featuring Restless Leg String Band and Still Holler, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

8:00 pm Goodnight Moonshine, Molly Venter and Eben Pariser, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway St, Frankfort. Get tickets HERE

Join us for a magical evening of music with Goodnight Moonshine and special guest Jaret Ellis.

Tickets: http://www.kentuckycoffeetree.com/artists/goodnight-moonshine
Info: http://www.goodnightmoonshine.com/

When you first hear Goodnight Moonshine it brings a wave of nostalgia, conjuring teenage heartache- then perhaps a similar sensation to falling deeply in love. As the music fades you’re left grappling with what it is to stay in love with something both beautiful and flawed. Courageous unveiling and depth of experience make the collaboration between married couple Molly Venter and Eben Pariser addictively captivating.

Goodnight Moonshine is Molly Venter’s latest musical project, a collaboration with her husband Eben Pariser. She has performed at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe with the group Red Molly.

Molly’s voice has caught the ear of industry giants, and been prominently featured on FOX television, Apple Computers and in Warner Brothers films. Consummate performers, Molly and Eben have also appeared nationally and internationally, performing 100+ shows a year, with their respective bands Red Molly and Roosevelt Dime. Their co-write “Willow Tree” was a #1 hit on the folk charts in 2014 and was featured in USA Today.

Molly and Eben are joined with Jaret Ellis for this performance.


9:00 pm – 80’s and 90’s Party, at MyBar, 610 Ridgeview Dr., Frankfort

DJ Junie Redden will be here with all the 80’s music. This is a night you don’t want to miss out on. $5.00 cover at the door. Must be 21, ID Required.


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