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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, November 11th, 2017

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

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

NOVEMBER 9 – 12, 2017 – The Candlelight Tradition – 2017, Downtown Frankfort, Kentucky

Commonwealth Credit Union


37th Annual The Candlelight Tradition

Downtown Frankfort

November 9-12, 2017

The annual Candlelight Tradition is the start to Frankfort’s holiday season and a beloved tradition for all generations. From carriage rides to hot chocolate, from visits with Santa to a cocktail stroll, this four day festival, named one of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association‘s “Top Ten Fall 2012 Events & Festivals,” offers something for young and old. Make plans to join us for this time-honored tradition, visit our 40+ shops and restaurants, and illuminate your holiday season with Candlelight!

Saturday, November 11th 
• 5:30 am – 3:00 pm – Christmas Sweets & Paninis – B’s Bakery (W. Main St.)
• 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmers Market (Main Entrance/Boat Dock part of River View Park)
• 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kid’s Day at the Farmer’s Market (Main Entrance/Boat Dock part of River View Park)
• 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Anniversary Open House – The Milam House (Washington St.)
• 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Simply Garden (Broadway St.)
• 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Nitro (W. Main St.)
• 12:00 – 10:00 pm – Soft Opening – Little City Market (St. Clair St.)
• 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Holiday History Train display – Kentucky History Center – adults $8, kids $6 (Broadway St.)
• 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Throw pottery & paint an ornament – Broadway Clay (Broadway St.)
• 12:00 – 3:00 pm – Live Christmas Music – Pollo Bandido (W. Main St.)
• 2:00 pm – Polar Express Pajama Party with Santa – Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY – $3 (St. Clair St.)
• 2:00 pm – Wreath design workshop – Simply Garden – $20, must pre-register (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 8:00 pm – 3 special drinks & appetizers for Cocktail Stroll with holiday music – Capital Cellars (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky Proud food tastings – Completely Kentucky (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Marshmallow roasting – Canoe KY (corner of W. Main St. and St. Clair St.)
• Until 9:00 pm – Shopping in downtown galleries, boutiques, and stores
• 5:00 – 10:00 pm – Cocktail Stroll (15+ downtown restaurants/shops)

Sunday, November 12th
• 12:00 – 5:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Nitro of Frankfort (W. Main St.)
• 12:00 – 10:00 pm – Soft Opening – Little City Market (St. Clair St.)
• 2:00 pm – Casablanca – The Grand Theatre – $8 (St. Clair St.)
• 2:30 – 4:00 pm – Steampunk Tweed (bicycle) Ride (front of Old State Capitol)
• 3:00 pm – Capital City Community Band – First United Methodist Church Frankfort (Washington St.)
• Until 5:00 pm – Shopping in downtown galleries, boutiques, and stores

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 – 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. Hosted by the Light Clinic, More info: www.thelightclinic.org or call 330-4233.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – November Kids’ Day,  at River View Park

Saturday, November 11, from 9am-12 noon, is the next Kids’ Day at the Franklin County Farmers Market. The market will be set up in an alternate location at the Main Entrance/Boat Dock part of River View Park. It’s a beautiful spot with lots of room to play. The kids will get to visit with chickens and a goat, perhaps win a pumpkin in the Pumpkin Walk, enjoy a campfire with Kids Grow KY, and have fun with WalkBike Frankfort. Each kid will also get $2 of kids’ tokens to shop for fruits and veggies at the market. Many thanks to Independence Bank for sponsoring the November Kids’ Day.

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.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Holiday Centerpiece from Nature, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St


Join floral artists Ashley Averell and Marcey Broderson to create your own fall centerpiece with seasonal vegetables and greens from the Liberty Hall garden. Fee includes materials and refreshments. Call (502) 227-2560 to register. Workshop will be held at the Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort.

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

11:00am – 2:00 pm – Veterans Day, at Riverview Ct

This year we will be having our Veterans Day event at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion. To attend, please bring your own chair (we will have some but I do not think we will have enough to accommodate everyone).

Our speaker this year will be Major Jason Penn, from Barbourville, KY and the Executive Officer of the 1-149th Infantry.

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 – 5:00 pm – Turkey Bowl, at Capital bowl, 80 Anderson Rd

Come out for a couple of games of fun. Many door prizes to be awarded during the event. Top winner will receive a turkey along with a weekend hotel and meal package. Second and third place winners will also receive a turkey along with other prizes.

This is not your average bowling tournament. High scorer wins but don’t think it will be that easy! There will be several twists and turns along the way to the 10th frame! We hope to see you there!

The cost is $25 for adults and $25 for kids. This cost includes two games and shoes. All proceeds go the Frankfort Civitan Club and back into the local community to support various community service projects including the Autism Family Fun Day every fall at Happy Jacks, sponsoring families for Christmas, etc.

2:00 – 5:00 pm – Movie – The Polar Express, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Join us at the Grand for a pajama party!

Rated G Tickets: $3

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

5:00 – 9:00 pm – John Ford, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

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

Enjoy a fun night of wine, music, beer and friends with free live music by Dave May at Verona Vineyards.

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

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

UK vs. Vandy, 4:00 pm on big screens, $10 buckets, live music with Dudley and Steve Gullette, at the Brick Alley, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

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