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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, September 16th, 2017

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

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

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 – 10:00 pm – Sweet Owen Day Fall FestivalOwenton, Kentucky

Free Family Fun including inflatables with Kidz Zone, 5K, pancake breakfast, corn hole tournaments, Veterans Recognition ceremony, health fair, food and craft vendors, and live music all day long that includes: Highway 330 Band, The Bandits Band, The Epoch Band, Ricky Kinman Band, Ashley Renae, The Downtown County Band, and Diamondback! Mark you are attending for a Facebook reminder! Share this event!

Located: 100 North Thomas Street, Owenton, KY, downtown at the Courthouse Square.

Owenton KY 40359

8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Market, at River View Park Pavilion. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

8:30 – 9:45 am – Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Amphitheater, www.thelightclinic.org

9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Aviation Day, at the Capital City Airport, 90 Airport Rd

Capital City Airport is hosting Aviation Day on
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.


EAA Young Eagles Airplane Rides (ages 8-19)
General Aviation and Military Static Displays
Vendor Market
Breakfast and Lunch (available for purchase)

Information Booths:
Eastern Kentucky University
Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Kentucky National Guard
Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education
Civil Air Patrol
State and Local Law Enforcement and Fire/Rescue Agencies

Aviation fuel discounts during Aviation Day activities.

For more information please call: 502-564-3714 or visit http://www.cca.ky.gov/

If you are interested in vending please contact Robin Antenucci at: RAntenucci@visitfrankfort.com.

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 – 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 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.

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Lane

Daily Admission:

Adult – $5.00

Youth (5 to 18) – $3.00

Children 4 and under – Free

Scheduled school groups and chaperones –  $3.00 (age 5 and older)

Visit their full website HERE

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: $8 | Youth (6-18): $6 | Veterans: $6
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 – 43rd Annual Midway Fall FestivalMidway, Kentucky

Join us for the 43rd Annual Midway Fall Festival.

The best Festival in Central Kentucky! Organized and hosted by the Midway Business Association and the City of Midway. There will be a multitude of talented Arts & Crafts vendors, Sorghum & Corn Meal Grinding demonstrations, and delicious food vendors. Also live music, entertainment, children activities and loads of FUN! Convenient parking within walking distance of the Festival. Visit our website at midwayfallfestival.com for information about our sponsors, directions, and area lodgings. Mark your calendar now, click going or interested, and then share this event page or please click to invite all of your friends.

10am – 11am
(in the street by Steppin’ Out Boutique)

12:30 – 1:30
McTeggart Irish Dancers
Irish Step Dancing

Check out these great bands on the stage in front of Darlin’ Jean’s!
11:15 – 12:15
Jones Family Band
Bluegrass & Gospel

Margaret Lyle Gravitt/Jack Wombly
Celtic ballads/blues

1:15 -2:15
Billy, Lauren, and Sophia Hill

Road Bluegrass Band

Liams Fancy
Irish Music w/ Dan Cummins, Bev Buchanan and John Skelton

3-4 pm
Southland Drive Bluegrass Band

Appalachian ballads/Celtic

Aaron Hamilton Project
Original jazz

Also roaming the festival on Saturday, make sure to check Jim Olive on the Banjo!​

10:30 -11:30 am – Beneath the Blooms: Bulb Layering Workshop, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Dig into what’s beneath the fall flowers … tulips, daffodils, crocus and other spring flowering bulbs. Let us introduce a new dimension to your gardening life. You’ll start with our container and layer bulbs below ground and work to the top, finishing it off with a beautiful display of autumn colors for now, as the bulbs do their winter work beneath. $35 fee includes instruction & expertise, potting materials, select bulbs & plants for two seasons of color.

Register HERE

32 ounce lime margarita, $8.99. Homemade Sangria, $3.99 at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

12:30 – 8:00 pm – On Track with Mack!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Get on Track!

We’re having a visiting steam engine again, for the FOURTH year in a row! We’ll host ‘Mack’, Jeddo Coal #85, for three weekends in September! This will be Mack’s debut appearance, as it has just recently been completely rebuilt.

Mack is an 0-4-0 saddle tank steam engine, built in 1928. It is the fourth traveling steam engine owned, rebuilt, and maintained, by John and Barney Gramling, a father and son outfit based in Indiana.

Come out to the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, and ride behind Mack! We’ll have two trains, departing at 2 pm and 5 pm, on each day, September 9 & 10, 16 & 17, and 23 & 24. Ticket prices range between $20 and $29.

Please see our website for more information and advance tickets!


1:00 – 4:00 pm – Board Game Day, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Drop in for some tabletop fun! Play board games from our collection, or feel free to bring your own. Available games include Dominion, Twilight Struggle, Tumult Royale, and many more!

1:30 pm – Liberty Hall Tour, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street, 502.227.2560

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall at 1:30 pm (Monday – Saturday). Tour begins at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. Admission: $6 for adults; $3 for youth (15-18); Free for children 5 and under. Free for Friends of Liberty Hall.

Kentucky Made: Decorative Arts from the Liberty Hall Collection – Ongoing

sugar chestFeaturing some of the finest examples of Kentucky-made pieces from the Liberty Hall collection, this exhibit explores the social and cultural landscape of 19th-century Kentucky through the work of silversmiths, weavers, furniture makers, and . Some of the artists represented include: Asa Blanchard, Matthew Harris Jouett, Oliver Frazer, and Paul Sawyier. Located on the 2nd Floor of Liberty Hall, the exhibit is only viewed through a guided tour.

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Fall Container Gardening Workshop, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Get the know-how to spruce up your containers for curbside appeal with this container design & potting demo workshop. $35 fee includes a fall container, soil & a starter assortment to create some fall magic. Warm up to the word of possibilities for extending the fall gardening season.

Register HERE

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Kyle Nachtigal, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Music with Ross Donaldson, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Come enjoy a great night on the patio and on the lawn listening to singer/songwriter Ross Donaldson. Feel free to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to spread out on the lawn to enjoy the show. Don’t worry, if the weather doesn’t allow us to be outside, we will just move the party into the tasting room.

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from the Verona Vineyards Kitchen designed specifically to go with our award winning wines.

Great Wine, Cold Beer, Delicious Food, and Good Friends.

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Trails for Tails 5K, at Capitol View Park, Old Glenns Creek Rd

The race route will take participants past the future site of the new shelter building. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in this fun, family friendly event. Register by August 16 and you will receive a T-shirt. We plan to have pizza, prizes, a professional massage therapist, an option to stretch out with professional yoga instructors, and more!

Participation total is $27.50 if paid by August 16, 2017.

For the safety of your pet, we recommend human participants only.

Sign up HERE

5:30 – 6:15 pm – Theatre on the River: The Two Villages, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street

The First of TWO plays in ONE evening! See one show for $6. Or BOTH shows for $10!!

The Two Villages written by Richard Cavendish, and directed by Karen Kimmel Hatter.

A play about the renowned Frankfort artist, Paul Sawyier.

Performances are September 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23.

Come see The Two Villages at 5:30. Then walk over to First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort, KY, have 2 slices of Buddy’s Pizza and a drink for $5.

At 7:00 watch the second annual performance of KY: Governors at a Glance, at First Presbyterian Church.

A Historical Comedy that gives you a brief history of all of Kentucky’s Governors.

Tickets are $6 for one show, and both for $10.

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

6:30 – 9:00 pm – Aficionado and Wine Pairing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Come select your favorite award winning Verona Vineyards wine or craft beer and have Straus Tobacconist Jim Clark make a cigar recommendation to enhance the flavor.

Cost $20.00

Includes two drinks and your choice of one cigar.

Additional drinks and cigars available for purchase a la carte.

7:00 – 8:00 pm – Theatre on the River: Kentucky Governors at a Glance, at First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort, KY, 416 W Main St

The Second of TWO plays in ONE evening! See one show for $6. Or BOTH shows for $10!!

Kentucky Governors at a Glance written and directed by Sami Allison.

A Historical Comedy that gives you a brief history of all of Kentucky’s Governors.

Performances are September 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23.

At 5:30 watch The Two Villages written by Richard Cavendish, and directed by Karen Kimmel Hatter at Ward Oates Amphitheater.

A play about the renowned Frankfort artist, Paul Sawyier. Then walk over to First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort, KY, have 2 slices of Buddy’s Pizza and a drink for $5.

Tickets are $6 for one show, and both for $10.

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7:00 – 10:00 pm – Rhythm & Roots Concert Series: Five Below Band, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd

Join us for the 2nd annual Rhythm & Roots Summer Vineyard Concert Series. These family friendly concerts take place on the Peach Family Farm set against the backdrop of Prodigy’s vineyards and Central Kentucky’s finest horse farms. We invite local, very talented musicians to perform on our outdoor stage. Enjoy a night of music and food with Prodigy’s award winning wine or beer with family and friends!

Concerts take place on Saturday’s from June-September.

Prodigy Vineyards and Winery will be providing the food on concert night. The menu will change for each concert but guests will have their choice of meat, two sides, salad, and a non-alcoholic drink ticket.

$25.00 per person ticket includes your food ticket, drink ticket and cover for the concert for those that purchase before the event. $30.00 at the gate.
$10.00 per person for cover for those who do not want a meal.

Wine Club members receive discounted admission and priority seating.

Reserved seating is available by calling the winery prior to the day of the concert.

This is a family friendly event, and attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, tents, etc, for comfortable concert viewing.

Events are rain or shine. There will be designated smoking areas.

Coolers and outside food or drink are not permitted.

Get tickets HERE

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.

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

Bourbon on Main

7:30 pm – UK vs S. Carolina Football Party. $3 Bloody Mary’s and Screwdrivers, $10 a bucket. “Rock for Rori” Benefit featuring Kingslayer, Synapse, SPKR, Sounds like a Lawsuit, and other bands, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

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