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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, October 28th, 2017

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

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Saturday, October 28, 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 – 12:00 pm – Kiwanis Club Of Frankfort Pancake Breakfast, at First Christian Church, 316 Ann St

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

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 – 6:00 pm – Harvest Festival, at Mulberry Orchard, 1330 Mulberry Pike, Shelbyville

Free hayrides to the pumpkin patch & through the orchard. Corn maze, soybean maze, & big playground too… all with no admission. Farm Fresh, Family Fun! Apple cider, donuts, fresh apples, mums… all your fall needs! Every weekend in October!!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – 5th Annual Barbells for Boobs Fundraiser, at CrossFit Frankfort, 105 Locust Dr

This is a fundraiser for Barbells for Boobs that helps both women and men, typically under 40 years old be able to afford breast cancer screenings and more, as they are not usually covered by insurance. You can particiapte in the workout, purchase raffle tickets, or donate to our fundraising page athttps://fundraise.barbellsforboobs.org/team/138823.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kid’s Candy Laboratory – A Halloween Event, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

DESCRIPTION:

Science mixed with candy, is there a more fun combination!?! This amazing Halloween event is not only yummy but also interactive. Kids participate in themed interactive stations and get to make their own candy to take home. Stations include: Dino-World, Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar, Girl Power, Retro (70s and 80s), I Dare You (spicy, gross, sour, slime etc.), Eat My Bubbles, and TV Mania! Additional spaces include a kids friendly Signature Beverage Bar (signature drinks are an additional fee, lemonade and water will be provided for no additional charge), and Dance mania station!

Get tickets HERE

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day!, at the Franklin County Health Department, 851 East West Connector Rd

On October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Frankfort Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to the Franklin County Health Department at 851 East-West Connector Road. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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 – Party at the Park – Fall Craft and Vendor Fair, at Lakeview Park, Frankfort

Join us for a day filled with fun, activities and shopping with local crafters and vendors! Scroll through the event discussion to see some if the vendors stories and the products they offer.

Be sure to bring your kids and let them enjoy the costume and trick or treat hour! Get a raffle ticket for a chance to win an “Ultimate Movie Night” gift basket and vote for your favorite vendors costume to help support Breast Cancer Awareness! Rain or shine, we will be there and we can’t wait to see you!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree, at Eckert’s Boyd Orchard, 396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles

Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin. Our pumpkins range from a couple of pounds to more than 150 pounds, so we are sure to have the perfect jack-o-lantern for you! Wagon rides, music, pony rides, cider donuts and festival foods make this a fun-filled weekend for everyone! Also enjoy children’s activities & a petting farm. Fee charged for some activities.

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 – DUSK – Buckmeadow Farm Festival, at Buckmeadow Farms, 1323 Ninevah Rd, Lawrenceburg

Buckmeadow Farm Fest Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze opens up this Saturday to the public for all kinds of fall family fun! Come take a hay ride to pick a pumpkin, race down the slides, shoot our corn cannon, let the kids play in the cotton pit or test their skills on the ninja warrior course! So much to do! Hope to see you there!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kokedama Make & Take, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East-West Connector Rte 676, Frankfort

Transform houseplants into sculpture with kokedama, a Japanese variant of bonsai. Liberate your houseplants from their traditional container and create a work of art in the process. We’ll walk you through the steps of wrapping a plant’s root system in moss, and, finally, wrapping your living art in string. $30 fee includes expert instruction, plant materials, and refreshments. Please note that this event takes place at our Lexington location.

Get tickets HERE

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Fall Wild Mushroom ID Hike, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Kentucky has a deep and rich tradition of mushroom collection and cultivation. But there are thousands of species of mushrooms and some can kill you within minutes of eating them. YIKES! We will take you on an introductory hike to identify some mushrooms and discuss how to educate yourself on how to properly identify mushrooms, as well as distinguish between important characteristics of local mushroom varieties. You will also be introduced to the major edible and deadly mushrooms in the area. Come join us to explore this ancient tradition!

***IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an introduction to mushroom identification and should NOT be considered adequate training to go out afterwards and begin picking and eating mushrooms.***

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Walk In Workshop – Design Your Own Trees, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway

Walk In Workshop – Design your own tree
$20

All Ages Welcome to this Mini Workshop where you will use texture and color to build a Tree out of Slabs. In two weeks your tree will be ready to remind you of spring, a walk in the woods, or a holiday memory.

Jody Jaques a local artist (Jaques Art Studio, Pocket of Pennies & Jaques Art Studio Jr. will be on hand directing and inspiring you to create.

For Material Prep it would be wonderful if you click above and let us know if you think you will be attending!!! Much Appreciated!

Ask any questions here or shoot them to Jody Jaques or Jaques Art Studio Jr!

12:30 – 4:00 pm – Pumpkin Patch Train Ride, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Purchase Tickets at Bluegrass Railroad Museum and catch the train!

http://www.bgrm.org/ Special pumpkin patch train ride from Bluegrass Railroad Museum with a stop made at Abbott Station- Life Adventure Center. Visit the pumpkin patch, drink complimentary cocoa & roast a marshmallow around the campfire. Donations accepted to help support Life Adventure Center programs for underserved kids & Veterans.

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Kid’s Candy Laboratory – A Halloween Event, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

DESCRIPTION:

Science mixed with candy, is there a more fun combination!?! This amazing Halloween event is not only yummy but also interactive. Kids participate in themed interactive stations and get to make their own candy to take home. Stations include: Dino-World, Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar, Girl Power, Retro (70s and 80s), I Dare You (spicy, gross, sour, slime etc.), Eat My Bubbles, and TV Mania! Additional spaces include a kids friendly Signature Beverage Bar (signature drinks are an additional fee, lemonade and water will be provided for no additional charge), and Dance mania station!

Get tickets HERE

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

This kid-safe Trick-or-Treat event will be taking place on Saturday Oct. 28th from 1-5 PM at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort, Kentucky.

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.

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.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Kid’s Candy Laboratory – A Halloween Event, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

DESCRIPTION:

Science mixed with candy, is there a more fun combination!?! This amazing Halloween event is not only yummy but also interactive. Kids participate in themed interactive stations and get to make their own candy to take home. Stations include: Dino-World, Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar, Girl Power, Retro (70s and 80s), I Dare You (spicy, gross, sour, slime etc.), Eat My Bubbles, and TV Mania! Additional spaces include a kids friendly Signature Beverage Bar (signature drinks are an additional fee, lemonade and water will be provided for no additional charge), and Dance mania station!

Get tickets HERE

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Anna & Chandler, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Franc-N-Stein Halloween Party With Live Music By Marty Connor, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Join us for a spooktacular night of wine, music, food and fun. Come dressed in your favorite halloween costume or just join us for the wine and music provided by the Marty Connor Band, either way you are sure to have a good time.

Be sure to order your Cabernet “Franc-N-Stein”, Our award winning Cabernet Franc served in a limited edition Halloween Stein for just $10.00 at the bar while they last.

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 – 10:00 pm – Halloween Costume Party, Inside the Winery, at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards Halloween Costume Party October 28th 2017 5-10pm or later

Tickets are $15 per person and include 1 bowl of house made chili, and a tasting of 5 wines paired with our favorite Halloween Candies.

We will have a costume contest and award a $50 gift certificate for the Best Dressed Costume, $25 for the be couples costume, and $25 for the funniest costume.

We will have live music from 5-9pm by Jeff Ziem as well.
Purchase tickets here:
http://elkcreekvineyards.com/events

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Dia de los Muertos -Language and Literacy, at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele St

Children grades 3-8 are invited to come learn about The Day of The Dead traditions. Cost is $5 per child. Please RSVP by indicating your child will be in attendance.

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Kid’s Candy Laboratory – A Halloween Event, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

DESCRIPTION:

Science mixed with candy, is there a more fun combination!?! This amazing Halloween event is not only yummy but also interactive. Kids participate in themed interactive stations and get to make their own candy to take home. Stations include: Dino-World, Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar, Girl Power, Retro (70s and 80s), I Dare You (spicy, gross, sour, slime etc.), Eat My Bubbles, and TV Mania! Additional spaces include a kids friendly Signature Beverage Bar (signature drinks are an additional fee, lemonade and water will be provided for no additional charge), and Dance mania station!

Get tickets HERE

7:00 – 10:00 pm – Live Music every Saturday!, at Harvest Coffee & Cafe, 524 Main St., Shelbyville

LIVE MUSIC weekly from LOCAL artists!

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 – 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. 5th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.

7:30 – 9:30 pm – Halloween Haunted Train!, at 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 $15 for adults, and $13 for children.

 

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

Bourbon on Main

Halloween Party and live music with over 10 bands! Bands include Strip District, The Spockers, Slugger, The Slams, and others. 7:30 pm, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


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