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Highlights for Saturday, October 29th, 2016

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

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Saturday, October 29, 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 Pavilion, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

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.

Costume Party, children of all ages can wear their costumes and enjoy snacks, games and crafts at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St. No registration required.

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, at Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

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

12:00 – 5:00 pm – Halloween Walk with the Animals, at Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Ln, Frankfort

Join us for the 19th annual Halloween Walk with the Animals!

This kid-safe Trick-or-Treat event will be taking place on Saturday Oct. 29th from 1-5 PM at the Salato Center in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Established in 1994, this event has become increasingly popular and last year drew over 2,500 visitors to the Salato Center – in just four hours! We expect even greater participation this year as we have added more attractions and activities to the event. Kids from Frankfort and surrounding counties dress up in their best Halloween attire to take a walk on the wild side! The kids will receive a treat bag to collect candy and a passport which they will take to each of the indoor and outdoor animal booths to receive a treat (or trick!), learn a little about and meet our animals. They will also enjoy a hay maze, face painting, photo booth and a fishing booth.

Come play with us!


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

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 West Broadway, Frankfort

Join our Library staff for tea time and good old-fashioned conversation. Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Free, and we provide the tea. Please pre-register. Call the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 ext. 4460 or e-mail us at khsrefdesk@ky.gov


4:00 – 7:00 pm – HANDCAR PROPHETS, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

Handcar Prophets is a trio comprised of two of the former members of Logan Street Band with solo guitarist Mike Buren formerly of Lost Lazlo. The eclectic trio has set a precedence to provide a unique musical entertainment experience perfectly suited for clients who depend on a professionalism, reliability couple with the highest quality musicianship and experience.

4:00 – 8:00 pm – Halloween on the Hilltop, at Kentucky State University Exum Center400 E Main St, Frankfort

“Halloween on the Hilltop” is designed to give the children of Frankfort a fun, safe way to spend Halloween. The cost is two (2) canned goods per person or a small donation. Our event, which will last from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in KSU’s Exum Gymnasium, will include many Halloween activities like: face painting, jump houses, Trick-or-Treat Alley, games, a costume contest, and much more.  Halloween on the Hilltop is an annual event and is a great way to get the KSU community involved with Frankfort. Should you have any questions or would like to donate to this years’ events, please feel free to contact Dr. Shannon Brogan, at (502)-597-6314


5:30 – 9:30 pm – Jeff Ziehm – Halloween Masquerade Party, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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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 – 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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7:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia At The Distillery: Evening #2, 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.


7:30 – 10:30 pm – Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St, Frankfort

The Grand Theatre will present the new documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $8.

Acclaimed director Ron Howard’s film reveals newly discovered footage of the legendary group’s touring career from 1963 through 1966. The documentary includes interviews with surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Also featured is the group’s entire show at Shea Stadium in 1965, an epic event that broke records for attendance at a rock concert.

The running time is 2 hours, 17 minutes. Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the ticket office at 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or by calling 502-352-7469.


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

DJ Dance Party! Costumes get in free! Hello shots $2. Halloween Hooch, $3. UK vs. Missouri on the big screens, $10 buckets, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

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

Bourbon on Main

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