Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Shelby County Holiday Events

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Can you believe it's that time of year again?! Here's our list of Holiday events around town!

Now through the end of the year, beautifully decorated
Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm

Friday, December 14, 5-8pm.

November 17, 6:30
Lights, Santa, Chili, Hot Chocolate, Performances

November 25, 9am-2:30pm
Shelby County Fairgrounds
Food, crafts, decorations

Saturday, December 1, 1 PM
Annunciation Catholic Church

December 2, 10am
"12 Days of Christmas"

Shelbyville First Baptist Church
December 1, 6-8 pm

Various dates and times. Reservations required - some dates sold out!

December 7, 6:30-8:30
$20 per builder at the door/$15 if preregistered by Dec. 2
All supplies provided, Santa, hot chocolate, and more!

Cornerstone Christian Academy
December 8, 6 pm
Tickets: Adults/$35 Children/$15

Shelby County Community Theatre
November 29 - December 2, December 6-9.

Have a joyous Holiday Season! 
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Simpsonville Winter Basketball and Cheer

The City of Simpsonville Parks and Recreations department offers youth basketball and cheer throughout winter. 

A great opportunity for Shelby County kids to be active this winter!
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Pre-K to 7th Grade
$75 - uniform included
Weekly practice
Season starts 12/3 and ends in February
You must register by 11/27/18

Pre-K to 4th Grade
$75 - uniform included
Weekly practice and halftime performances at games
Season starts 12/3 and ends in February
You must register by 11/27/18

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekend Fun for Shelby County Families

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Here are some fun ideas for October 19-21

There's an indoor farmer's market at Bourbon Kitchen on Saturday, click here for details.

Trunk or treat at First Christian Church of Shelbyville, Saturday 2-4pm. Click here

Check out the Simpsonville Farmer's Market - open Saturday 9am -1pm.

On Saturday there's a Family Fun Fest at Shelbyville Wesleyan Church from 4-6pm. Free! Check out what fun they will have by clicking here

Free pancake breakfast on Sunday at the Stratton Center! Meet some candidates and enjoy some pancakes. Starts at 11am. 

Want to go pumpkin picking? Check out this list!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Halloween Events in Shelby County

Here is a list of some Shelby County Halloween events for families.

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Halloween is a fun time for children and parents! 

Waddy Fire Dept Community Children's Halloween Party
at the Waddy Fire Dept
October 13, 6-8 pm
Trick or treat, games, food, and more!
Dress in costume if you'd like, costume judging takes place at 7 pm.

Trunk or Treat 
First Christian Church of Shelbyville
October 20, 2-4pm
Lots of activities for the kids

Halloween Walk with the Animals
Salato Wildlife Center (Frankfort)
October 27, 12 - 4 pm

Halloween Festival at Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
October 27, 3 - 5 pm
For children 12 and under, accompanied by a supervising adult. Enjoy face painting, balloon art, games, photo op & more! While supplies last.

Trunk or Treat at Shelby Christian Church
October 31 6-8 pm in their parking lot

Trunk or Treat at Shelbyville First Baptist 
October 31 6:30-8:30 pm

Black Orchard Haunted House at Red Orchard Park
Various dates and times.

Don't forget to check out our list of Halloween events in Louisville

We know there's lots more fun Halloween events that will be added as we get closer to Halloween! If you know of any other Halloween themed events in Shelby County, please email and we will gladly update our list! Thanks!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Pumpkin Picking in Shelby County

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It's almost time to pick pumpkins! Shelby County is lucky to have two wonderful farms that have pumpkin patches!

 photo 0924151201_zps854rtmsc.jpgFall fun at Gallrein Farms runs every Saturday and Sunday through the end of October!

Weekend Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm
Sundays 12 - 5 pm

Fall Fun on the weekend. Activities include:
  • Hay rides to the pumpkin patch 
  • Pony rides 
  • Barrel train rides 
  • Jump pillows 
  • Face Painting
  • Corn maze
  • Pedal tractors 
  • Bounce house 
  • Pumpkin Craft Table 
  • Petting Zoo (Free)
  • Straw activities (Free)
  • and more.....see info here.
You need tickets for all of the activities listed that are not free. 
*Each ticket is $1. You can purchase a bracelet that would allow for unlimited activities (except for pony rides and apple cannon)! 

Mulberry Orchard has free hayrides to their pumpkin patch on the weekends. They also offer a farm park full of fun with a soybean maze, corn play bus, and playground (super slide, swings, tires, tunnels, and more). It's $10 per family. While you're there you can pick up some apples (many varieties to pick from), apple cider, fresh fruits/veggies, local products, yummy desserts, and even enjoy a meal.

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Wednesday-Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday 1 to 5 pm

To check out a list of other pumpkin patches in Kentucky, click here!

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Mulberry Orchard

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Mulberry Orchard is a family farm in Shelbyville run by Matt and Amanda Gajdzik. It is located at 1330 Mulberry Pike. They have a market with farm fresh produce such as squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and juicy peaches in the summer. They grow 15 varieties of peaches and 17 varieties of apples! They hope to have u-pick in the future when the trees are more mature. They also sell local honey, eggs, preserves, jellies, freezer chicken and pork, beef jerky, and unique gifts. 

 photo IMG_2071_zpsdpmxou4q.jpgMulberry has a covered picnic area where you can enjoy some of the yummy food they have to offer. They sell an array of lunch items and delicious treats like apple cider doughnuts and fried apple/peach pies! The picnic tables are conveniently located near a children's play area that includes a huge slide, swings, large tractor tires, a corn bus, tunnels and lots of room to run. It's a great place to have lunch, relax, and let the kids be kids! 

In the Fall, visitors can enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and special events.

This family farm in Shelbyville is also the perfect place for an educational school trip or group tour! It's $7 per student and a great way to show kids first-hand what happens on a farm.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour 2018

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The Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour is September 15, 2018. From 9 am to 4 pm your family can enjoy 9 farms in Shelby County for FREE! This is a great opportunity for families to get up close with farm animals, farm equipment, watch special demonstrations, and meet the wonderful farmers! There's something for everyone on this farm tour!

On the day of the tour pick up your Farm Passport at one of the following three locations: Shelby County Farmer's Market, Simpsonville Farmer's Market or any participating farm to pick up a map.

 photo shelby farm tour2_zps7wptrfm1.jpg Visit as many farms as you like, for as long as you like! Before you leave each location, have your Farm Passport stamped. Leave your passport at your last location to be entered to win a basket filled with Shelby County and Kentucky Proud products (one entry for each stamp on your passport).

Helpful Hints:
Wear comfortable and supportive shoes because you may have to walk on uneven or rough surfaces.
No dogs are allowed on the tour.
Bring a cooler to store items you may purchase at some locations.

Did we mention that this tour is free! How awesome is that? There will be food sold at some locations, as well as specialty products for a fee.

My family went on the farm tour last year and loved it! We ran out of time and only visited about 7 of the 10 farms. We got to pet and learn about alpacas, horses, and dairy cows. We learned about honey bees at one farm and how maple syrup was made at another. We enjoyed a nice lunch at Mulberry Orchard, followed by a hay ride around their orchard- we even got to pick a pumpkin! It was a great day, and we can't wait to have more farm fun this year! My girls are looking forward to feeding some pigs this year.

Keep up to date with the farm tour on Facebook- Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour.

Enjoy your family fun down on the farm!
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Summer Send Off - Labor Day Event

Want to go to camp on Labor Day? 

 photo IMG_3256_zpsgeza52gm.jpgThe Summer Send Off with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana will bring families together for camp fun on Labor Day. The event is September 3 from 10am-4pm at Camp Hi Ho and includes a long list of activities! This event is presented by McDonald's of Kentuckiana.

Camp Hi Ho is less than 20 minutes from Shelbyville!

This event has raised enough funds to cover hundreds of overnight stays for families needing services through RMHCK. Your family fun and time together on Labor Day at this event will keep families close when they need it most, thanks to RMHCK. 
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  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Paddle boats
  • Water trampoline
  • Horseback riding
  • Giant slip-n-slide
  • Zip line
  • Tree forts
  • Swimming
  • Classic camp games
  • FREE Shirt and tie-dying
  • Lunch
  • & more!

This event is for the entire family!  $25 per person includes lunch and all of the activities (you choose where you want to spend your time).  Guests 2 and under admitted for free.
This is not a drop-off event, parents stay and it's a family event.

Don't miss this fun Labor Day event!

Camp Hi-Ho
5915 Aiken Road
Louisville, KY 40245

Here are photos from past events:

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Monday, July 16, 2018

The Peach Jam at Mulberry Orchard

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 photo IMG_2159_zpswxabajwn.jpgMark your calendar for the second annual Peach Jam to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters in Shelby County! The event will be held Saturday, July 21, at Mulberry Orchard in Shelbyville! 

 photo IMG_2129_zpssacbmn4p.jpgCome celebrate the delicious peach harvest and support the kids of Shelby County at the same time. There will be lots of family friendly activities, farm fresh food, music, a wonderful play area and more!

Thank you Planet Fitness Shelbyville for your generous donation! Each registered runner will receive a complimentary 30 day membership to Planet Fitness! This is valid at any Louisville area club, including Frankfort and Shelbyville! register today!!

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5K RUN/WALK (non-competitive) starts at 8am 
5K registration includes the breakfast and a shirt
The festival goes until 1pm
Register here

(5K registration: $25)

Get ready to jam at the Peach Jam!

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Lake Shelby Fish Fry

Love our Lake Shelby and love good food with friends? There are just a few dates left for the Lake Shelby Fish Fry.  photo lake shelby fish fry_zpsxodjloyj.png

July 20
August 17
September 21

5pm each night!
$10 plate: Dinners include: fish sandwich, potato wedges, hush puppies, cole slaw, drink & ice cream!

View of Lake Shelby......FREE!
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

4th of July Events in Shelby County

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Shelby County is a great place to celebrate the 4th of July!

July 4
Free Admission & Parking
Location: The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass 
10am: Gates Open
10am-9pm: Shop the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
10am-10pm: Food, treats and concessions
6-9pm: Face painting, balloon twisting & games
7pm: Family Wagon Parade
6-9pm: Retro Show! Playing hits from the 80's & 90's! (Shoppes fireplace)
9:30pm: DJ BOOM's Pre-show dance party & giveaways (Parking Lot)
Dusk: The BOOM! (Fireworks)

More info and a complete schedule can be found HERE!
Race time 8a at Clear Creek Family Activity Center!

2383 and Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation. Live music by New Breed at 6:30pm, kids zone with inflatables, face painting & games/activities! $3 per person!

Have a fun, safe Fourth of July!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Shelby County Summer Reading Program

Libraries Rock

It's almost time for the Shelby County Public Library Summer Reading Program 2018!

 photo shelby summer reading_zpshcqwih3e.pngClick here to find the Shelby County Library newsletter and scroll down to third page that has the summer reading information.

Head to the library to sign up and get information. Kids must be registered by July 9th and submit their log by July 23.

The theme this year is Libraries ROCK! There are some special programs planned, see the events listed on the graphic. 

This information is from the Shelby County Public Library and their Summer Reading Program card. If you have any questions or would like more information you can contact the Shelby County Public Library at 502-633-3803. 
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