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Highlights for Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday – Sunday, September 24 – 25, 2016 Anderson County Burgoo Festival, Lawrenceburg, KY

The Anderson County Burgoo Festival has a lot of exciting events for 2016! Make plans to attend the festival in downtown Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, September 23, 24, and 25. On Saturday, a pancake breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Western Avenue. There will be many other activities throughout the weekend. The festival officially ends at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 25. Lawrenceburg is located in the heart of central Kentucky on US 127, just miles south of Frankfort.

There will be lots of burgoo, music, and entertainment, as well as vendors of all kinds. Vendors will fill all avenues of the festival with crafts, food, and other assorted goods beginning on Friday morning and will be open during all festival hours.

Anderson County Burgoo Festival

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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 Pavilion, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

8:00 am – 2nd Annual KY History Half, 10K, and 5K, The KY History Half is the Commonwealth’s first half marathon that celebrates Kentucky’s history. This charitable event also offers a fun way to support the educational programming and services of the Kentucky Historical Society in its mission to educate and engage the public through Kentucky history in order to confront the challenges of the future. https://kyhistoryhalf.com/

Read complete article HERE

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8:30 am – Ky History Half Kids Activities!, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids while your runner is doing their thing? We’ve got you covered with our FREE children’s activities!**

— A Kentucky Journey Marathon: Seek and Find!, children will follow a track that covers the period from prehistoric times to the present (so bring your water bottle!). This amazing race will allow you to find facts and artifacts throughout history.

— Investigation Station Geocaches: Use your log book to get stamps at investigation stations throughout the museum. Children will learn about Kentucky history while carding wool, unpacking a Civil War knapsack, and learning about KY inventors. You’ll be able to finish decorating your log book with scenes from KY’s past!

–Create a Racing Sneaker with art materials in support of a runner!

Pick up your packet at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center and travel through A Kentucky Journey with a scavenger hunt and a log book. And don’t forget activities and admission to the museum are FREE until 11:30am!

**All children must be accompanied by an adult.


9:00 am – Cove Spring Bird Walk, at Cove Spring Park Wetland area

Wild Birds Unlimited of Frankfort is hosting a Bird Walk. Join us at Cove Spring Park Wetland area on Saturday, September 24th at 9am. Enjoy the morning as we take a leisurely walk and enjoy the natural surroundings and look for resident and migratory species of birds. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear comfortable shoes. This is a free event and all are welcome to come. Please contact the store to let us know if you would like to attend. You can call 502-352-2891.


10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Alpaca Haven Farm & Gift/Fiber Shop OPEN, at Alpaca Haven Farm, 1 Earthaven Drive, Waddy, KY in Franklin County

Fiber lovers! Did you know there is an alpaca fiber shop in Franklin county?

The gift and fiber shop will be open on weekends starting Saturday, August 20 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, August 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm until Christmas.
New shipment of our Franklin County alpacas yarn, roving, and batting in stock. Luxurious alpaca gloves, hats, gloves, sweaters, scarves, socks, fur toys, roving, batting, yarn and more!

Farm tours by appointment. 502.682.0617 or dowdy@alpacahavenkentucky.com


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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 – 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

12:30 – 3:30 pm – Ronald McDonald Ride!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Road, Versailles

Big Red will be on the train!

Red hair, red shoes, red stripes, red nose!

Ronald will visit with each family, entertaining all with his shenanigans. Show up early to get your seat!

Ronald McDonald is sponsored in part by Graviss McDonald’s, with locations in Frankfort, Versailles, and Lexington. Thank you, Mr. Graviss!

Expect an hour and a half trip, enjoying the scenery much of the time. Ronald will visit each group for the smiles, while his staff will visit each group with toys and coupons! But keep in mind, there’s only one of him!

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://www.bluegrassrailroad.com/#/ronald-mcdonald-rides/4530543620


1:00 – 4:00 pm – How-To Festival, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

The Paul Sawyier Public Library will host its third annual How-To Festival on Saturday, September 24 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Join us for an afternoon of fun and learning for all ages as local presenters teach 30 things in 3 hours… and it’s all FREE!

Want to learn how to…
Make a meal in a mason jar?
Play Pokemon Go?
Prepare for a camp-out?
Upcycle clothing?
Register to vote?

Come to the How-To Festival to learn these skills and many more!

For a full schedule of “How-To” sessions, visit www.pspl.org/howtofestival.

For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.


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 – CHESTER, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

CHESTER Friends just getting together to play some music and the result: A band was born somewhere between Frankfort and Millville, KY. Chester is a fun, acoustic mix of folk, soft rock, country and just basic Americana. Strong vocals and harmonies lead off with three guitars, violin, upright bass with some percussion and mandolin.

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

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32 ounce domestic beer, $4.25 at at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

6:00 pm – Gospel Fire 2016, at Farmdale Baptist Church, 5610 US Highway 127 S, Frankfort

Gospel fire is a bon fire at which the gospel of Jesus is presented clearly and simply. We will have a chili cook off, lots of great music, a bon fire, and the best news that has ever been told. So join us for a great night of fun the whole family will be sure to enjoy.

Live music featuring Shatter Messiah, Graveyard Romeos, and Theories of the Apocalypse, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Open at 2:00 pm. Live music featuring Bruce Lewis Trio, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

9:00 pm – Close – 80’s Flashback with DJ HOOTYHOO, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 S, Frankfort

$5 cover. 21 and older.


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