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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, October 28th, 2016

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

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Friday, October 28, 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.

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 – 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

11:00 am – 1:30 pm – OK for CASA Chili Luncheon, at the VFW Post 4075, 104 East Second St. $5. Eat in, carry out or drive through. 875-0702.

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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

Capital Cellars

5:30 pm (preview starts at 3:00 pm) – SPECIAL Public Auction, Waverly House Auction, 140 Hahn Drive (corner of US 127 and US 420), semi load of merchandise from big box retailers.  Save up 90% off of retail! Plus, some items from a nice estate!!!  Preview begins at 3 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

PLUS….bring in a scary looking dessert for everyone to share, best scary dessert wins an awesome prize, plus other Halloween surprises


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

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6:00 – 9:00 pm – CLINTON SPAULDING, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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Some simply call it booming. Others have described it as floating flawlessly through the air & falling upon your ear like a roar of thunder; yet is as gentle & personal as a whisper. Paired with lyrics of inspiration that can uplift & praise our awesome God; a voice like this can comfort, invoke love, & break chains! This is the voice of a blessing. This is the voice of Clinton Spaulding.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – National Chocolate Event Day, at the Rebecca Ruth Candy, 116 East Second Street, Frankfort

Think back to your childhood when you saw Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Didn’t you wish you were Charlie and could eat all the chocolate you wanted to? Now, you can! “Charlie’s (Booe) Chocolate Factory”, Rebecca Ruth Candy, will be offering 30 lucky participants an opportunity to eat all the chocolate you can with an ALL YOU CAN EAT CHOCOLATE BUFFET on Friday, October 28th, to raise money for the Access Soup Kitchen.


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

7:00 – 8:30 pm – Creepy Kentucky Nights at the Kentucky Historical Society, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort

The Kentucky Historical Society will celebrate Halloween by throwing a spotlight on the creepiest artifacts in the museum.

A plaster cast of Daniel Boone’s skull, clothes that survived the grave, cursed furniture and beads are just a few items that will be on display. Museum staff will be stationed throughout the exhibit to relate the artifacts’ creepy tales.

Adults: $7. Children: $4. Children 5 and under: Free


7:00 – 9:00 pm – Black Cat Chase 5K, at the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

The Black Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk is one of the regions most popular and entertaining races. This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement, from both the race participants and spectators! With the Halloween themed festivities, such as costumes, Halloween music and more; this is a great event for the entire family.

You don’t want to miss this exciting evening race! This is the largest road race in Frankfort and has been described as the best 5K in our area. You don’t have to be a diligent runner to come out and enjoy the dancing black cat, costumes, refreshments, music, and a fun course around the State Capitol and Downtown Frankfort. There are first timers, walkers, casual runners, experienced athletes, kids, and people of all ages and abilities. Get in the Halloween spirit, have fun with family and friends, and support the Frankfort Y in this festive, night run.

Race Course: The race starts near the Old Capitol on Broadway by Lewis Street (face Wilkinson). Turn left on Wilkinson, left on Main, right across the Capital Avenue bridge, up Capital Avenue, around the Capitol (between the Capitol and Annex), back down Capital Avenue, across the bridge, left on Main, right on Wilkinson, and right on Broadway to the finish. Parking will not be available on Broadway that evening. Lewis Street closes at 3:30 p.m., and Broadway closes at 5:30 p.m. Streets along the route close at 6:45 pm and will reopen once the last walker crosses the finish line.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top 5 overall male and female participants, the top 3 participants in each age group, and the top 3 teams (minimum 5 runners per team). Group costume and other fun awards will also be distributed. Special awards will be given to the school participants including top school, team with the most participants, and school spirit.

T-Shirts: All participants will receive a long sleeved Black Cat Chase shirt. You can upgrade to a long sleeved performance tech shirt for $10 more. Shirts will be heather gray.

Register online HERE

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7:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia At The Distillery: Evening #1, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. Costumes encouraged. $65 per person.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 6th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


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.

7:00 – 10:00 pm – Halloween Haunted Train!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

As Autumn has returned, so have our Halloween Trains! Enjoy an after dark ride on our line, enjoying our Family Friendly, Spooky Scenes! The train will be decorated, with several decorated scenes down the track.

The Museum opens at 7 pm, while the train departs the station at 8 pm. The ride takes about 90 minutes.

Be sure to wear your favorite costume!

Tickets are $14 for adults, and $12 for children.

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8:00 pm – 2:00 am – 9th Annual Halloween Extravaganza, at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway St, Frankfort

Reserve your seat today: http://www.kentuckycoffeetree.com/live-music/9th-annual-halloween-extravaganza

Join us for a lively evening complete with rocking music, dancing, costumes, and – of course – lasers! The music of Bywater Trio and the Native Invaders will get you out of your seat and jamming in your ridiculously awesome costume.

Costume contest prizes will be awarded for:
Best Couple,
Most Original,
Best Overall Adult, and
Best Overall Youth!

Come on down for an epic night of family-friendly revelry, and join the ghostly fun!


Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Live music featuring Yellow Dye #5 and Halloween Specials, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

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

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