, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Highlights for Saturday, December 17th, 2016

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

Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!

twitter Facebook Like 2 linkedin_logo_11 YouTube Logo 2 Google Plus Logo 1 Instagram Logo pinterest-logo-2-1074x1067 Capital Living Events Calendar Logo for Facebook


Saturday, December 17, 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.

8:00 am – 8:00 pm – 6 on 6 Volleyball Tournament, at Owen County High School, 2340 Highway 22 E, Owenton

6 on 6 CoEd Volleyball Tournament – Each team can have no more than 3 males on the court at a time. Each team can roster up to 10 players. Best of 3 to 21 points for pool play. If a third game is needed, it will be to 15 points.

Cost = $10 per player with 12 players max per team.

Questions, comments, concerns – email: dennis@carpediemvb.org


9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Southern States Annual Meeting & Santa Visit, at Southern States, 1211 Wilkinson Blvd

Stop by your Frankfort, KY Southern States on December 17th from 9am – 12pm for our Annual Meeting & Santa Visit event! Bring your family, friends and kids to visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments and shop in-store clearance and gift items. We will also hold our Annual Member Meeting on this date. Please call (502) 223-0448 for more information and visitwww.southernstates.com/frankfort for store details.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Indoor Yard Sale, at The Salvation Army, 531 Barret Avenue. Clothing, furniture, gently used toys and lots more. Info HERE

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.

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

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – 1st Annual Capital City Strength Challenge, at CrossFit Unbridled, 770 Wilkinson Blvd

1st Annual Capital City Strength Challenge
In benefit of the Franklin Co. Fire Dept. Toy Drive
You think you’re strong? Come prove what ya got! For a great cause, good fun, & good camaraderie. Do it for the kids!

Saturday December 17th, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Held at CrossFit Unbridled – 770 Wilkinson Blvd. Frankfort, KY

This comp will be a max bench press, deadlift, & back squat
Most total weight lifted combined, wins the class & the money!
100% payout to 1st place in each class
Entry fee will be $25 + an unwrapped toy for the toy drive

200 lbs. & under
201 lbs. – 231 lbs.
232 lbs. – 265 lbs.
266 lbs. & over
120 lbs. & under
121 lbs. – 140 lbs.
141 lbs. – 180 lbs.
181 lbs. & over

Official weigh-ins will start at 9:30 AM to put you in the proper class. This event will also be judged by certified judges.

Located in the building, we have HealthEase Nutrition for all your protein shake needs, as well as EliteFit massage service!

Hope to see everyone come out for this great cause!


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


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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

Featuring the new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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 – 5:00 pm – Santa Trains!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

When snowflakes start to fly in Kentucky, Santa and Mrs. Claus bring Holiday Cheer to the Bluegrass Railroad Museum!

Six trains will be available this year! On Saturday the 10th and the 17th, we’ll have trains at 11 am and 2 pm. On Sundays, the 11th and 18th, we’ll have a 2 pm train.

Once the train pulls out of the station for a two hour train ride, Santa visits with every child. Our Conductors and Car Hosts will help you pass the time while waiting for your turn with the jolly old elf. Enjoy singing carols, watching the winter countryside or just relaxing with your family. At the end of the ride, there are candy canes for everyone before Santa gives his final farewell.

Unfortunately, we don’t offer restrooms onboard the train.

You may purchase tickets online. The larger your party is, please arrive earlier, such as 10:15 for the morning trains, or 1:15 for the afternoon trains. It will be easier to seat you together if you board early.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Holiday History Train Display, NOW running through December 31. This privately owned Lionel operating layout features three “o” gauge trains (100 or more car) running simultaneously. The trains simulate steam engine smoke and have working horns. Regular KHS admission applies.

Experience the magic of trains with the Holiday History Train Display. This privately owned Lionel operating layout features three “O” Gauge trains (100 or more cars) running simultaneously. The trains simulate steam engine smoke and have working horns. The display includes working crossing lights and carnival rides plus other accessories.

KHS is complementing the model train with never-before-displayed images from its collection.

Display will run Friday evenings and Saturdays – plus other special days – through Dec. 31. See history.ky.gov/events for full schedule.

Regular KHS admission applies:

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


11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Castle Post Winter Market, at Castle Post, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics presents the December 17th Castle Post Winter Market vendors. With so many great local vendors and businesses, you’ll want to have a game plan when visiting the market to pick up great gifts for everyone on your list!

****************PARKING INFORMATION**********************

Shoppers will park across the street from the castle at King’s Way Church (4175 Lexington Rd, Versailles, KY 40383) and will have access to a free shuttle to the Castle Post and back to their car. Want to park on the castle grounds with easy access to walk right in and avoid taking the shuttle? We are releasing 100 parking tickets each day (100 for 12/17 and 100 for 12/18) for $20. This is per car and allows you to park on the Castle premises and walk right into the market without taking the shuttle. Purchase 12/17 parking tickets here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/castle-post-winter-market-tick… and purchase 12/18 tickets here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/castle-post-winter-market-tick…. Courtesy of Wildcat Moving Lexington KY


1:00 – 6:00 pm – Cheryl and Reggie Van Stockum Doubleheader, at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St, Shelbyville




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

4:00 – 7:00 pm – 2 GRASS, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

2-Grass is a father and son duo performing mainly traditional bluegrass music. Harold Raleigh (5 string banjo and guitar) grew up the mountains of Eastern KY, and began playing with his older brothers band at the age of 14. Kevin Raleigh began his musical career playing Classical music with his middle school orchestra, but switched his interest to bluegrass by his late teens. Performing together since 2007, their solid instrumentation and vocals make this duo feel larger than two musicians. Come out and give a listen!

4:00 – 8:00 pm – Harry Potter Night, at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele St

Come help the youth of South Frankfort Presbyterian while you shop, go to dinner or watch a movie!

12/17 from 4-8 pm

Children only! Grades 2-8 are invited to watch a Harry Potter Movie, eat Harry Potter-themed foods, make wands and more!

Cost is $20 per child (maximum $40 per family)

You may RSVP to sfpcyouthguy@gmail.com


Dusk until 11:00 pm nightly Holiday Lights at the Distillery, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

See a kaleidoscope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery. Nightly December 1–January 2 from dusk until 11:00 p.m.

Buffalo Trace Light Display

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 – 8:00 pm – Santa at the Distillery, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, Visitor Center, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly Old Saint Nick. December 9-10 and December 16-17, 6:00-8:00 pm at Buffalo Trace Distillery, Visitor Center. Complimentary.


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.

UK Basketball! 32oz domestic beer, $3.99 and 32 ounce lime margarita, $8.99. Gift cards available at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

Live music featuring Phat Mattress. Christmas Party! UK vs. North Carolina game on big screens at 5:45 pm, $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

9:00 pm – Five Second Rule, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 S

$5 cover. 21 and older

Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!

twitter Facebook Like 2 linkedin_logo_11 YouTube Logo 2 Google Plus Logo 1 Instagram Logo pinterest-logo-2-1074x1067 Capital Living Events Calendar Logo for Facebook


Saturday Highlights brought to you by:

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism
Make Frankfort Your Next Destination

 Destination Frankfort Logo 2Find. Follow. Subscribe. Find your next adventure in Frankfort.

Facebook Like 2



twitter logo