Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekend Fun for Shelby County Families

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Shelby Family Fun 
weather forecast from 
WLKY's Matt Milosevich



Did you see our Fall Festivals post?  Be sure to bookmark it!

Here's some fun for September 15-17
The thing to do this weekend is the Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour on Saturday. It's a blast - you visit a bunch of farms and have fun while learning what's going on in the local farming community. Kids and families love it and the weather looks great. Click here for more info.
If you can squeeze it in, Woofstock is also on Saturday at Red Orchard Park from 10am-3pm. Here are the details. 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour 2017

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The Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour is September 16, 2017. 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!

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On the day of the tour pick up your Farm Passport at one of the following three locations: Shelby County Farmer's Market , Metzger's County Store or any of the farm stops.

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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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fall Festivals in Shelby County


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Shelby County is the place to be in the Fall! Check out  all the fun things already scheduled! There will be so many more added as we get closer to the cooler weather!

Simpsonville Fall Festival
September 9
Live music, parade, vendors, pageant, food, and more!
7am-10am: Purnell Sausage Country Breakfast
7am-10am: Live Entertainment
9am-7pm: Concessions
9am start: Flag Football & Cheer Jamboree
8am-6pm: Vendor Booths
10:30am-7pm: Food Booth
11am-1pm: The Habit
1pm-2pm: Parade
2pm-6pm: Nascar Pit Stop Simulator
2pm-6pm: Inflatables & Carnival Games
2pm-6pm: Pony Rides
2pm-6pm: Cake Walk
2pm-6pm Car Cruise
2pm-2:15pm: Miss Simpsonville & Court presentation
2pm-6pm: Live Music
6pm-8pm: Kids Pre-Movie DJ Dance party and contests
Dusk: Free Movie in the Park (Sing)

Taste & Tunes
September 14, 5-7:30 pm
Shelby County Fairgrounds
Featuring local music & local food
$20/ person

Shelby County Good Neighbor Tour
September 16, 9-4 pm
Come tour 9 farms in Shelby County for FREE!
7 hours of fun on the farms!

September 16 10am-3pm
Red Orchard Park
Pooch fashion show, barn hunt, bounce house, vendors, music, raffles, & more!

2017 Pumpkin Run at Gallrein Farms
September 23 - race at 9am (check-in starts at 7am)
Benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Participants get a free pumpkin and if you register early, you get a free shirt.
Fun for the entire family - 5k/3k
Stay after the race to enjoy fun on the farm!
There are awards for the 5k race but not the 3k race
September 23 & 24
Location- Finchville Ruritan Building
Parade, vendors, activities, food, & more!

Spencer County Octoberfest
October 7
Crafts, vendors, food, music, and parade!

Cornerstone Christian Academy's Fall Festival
October 6, 5:30-8:30
Spaghetti dinner, vendor booths, kid activities, face painting, photo booth, contests, and more!
Public is welcome, free admission

The Highfalutin Vintage & Antique Southern Market
at the Shelby County Fairgrounds
October 21, 9-5 pm
October 22, 11-5 pm
Food trucks, live music, craft beers
$5 admission for adults

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and fun fall festivities!


We know there's lots more fun festivals that will be added as we get closer to Fall! If you know of any other Fall Festivals in Shelby County, please email kimberly@louisvillefamilyfun.net and we will gladly update our list! Thanks!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

High School Football in Shelby County

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Are you ready for some football?

All games played at 7:30 unless otherwise noted


August 25 vs.Atherton

September 1 vs. Meade County

September 8 @ North Bullitt

September 15 vs. Bullitt East

September 22 @ Franklin County 

October 6 @ North Oldham

October 13 vs. Spencer County High School

October 20 vs. Collins High School

October 27 @ South Oldham


Collins High School Schedule
All games played at 7:30 unless otherwise noted

August 25 vs. Moore

September 1 @ Ballard

September 8 @ Oldham County

September 15 vs. Boyle County

September 22 @ Spencer County 
September 29 vs. Franklin County

October 13 vs. North Oldham

October 20 @ Shelby County

October 27 vs. Pulaski County


Go Rockets! Go Titans!
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Live Music in Shelby County!

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Here's a list of some upcoming live music events happening in Shelby County! 

Jammin' at Jeptha Creed takes place on Friday nights starting at around 5pm.
They have a live band, local food trucks and cocktails for the adults. 
Of course, you can go and simply enjoy the music.

Taste & Tunes
September 14, 5-7:30 pm
Shelby County Fairgrounds
Featuring local music & local food
$20/ person

Simpsonville Fall Festival
September9
Live music, parade, vendors, pagent, food, and more!


Smith-Berry Winery Dinner Concert Series
See Schedule and ticket info here
Purchase tickets online or call 888-845-7091

Live Music at Talon Winery
You can bring a picnic!
Every Friday at 6 pm
Every Saturday at 4 pm
See schedule here.


We'll update our list as we learn of more live music events. If you know of any, you can email info@louisvillefamilyfun.net and we will gladly add it to our list! Thanks!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Upcoming Library Events


Craft Day for Kids
August 12, 10-11:30
Lots of fun painting and sculpting!

American Girl Club
August 14, 4 pm
September 11, 4 pm
Story, craft, snack!
Preschool-5th grade

Stuffed Animal Sleep Over
Drop off your animal August 18 during regular library hours.
Watch social media to see what your stuffed animal is up to!

Eclipse Viewing Party
August 21, Noon-3 pm
Games, music, and food on the front lawn
They will have special glasses to view the sun!
*Register at 633-3803

Princess and Pirate Tea Party
August 26, 11 am
Come dressed as a princess or pirate and enjoy tea and snacks!
*Register at 633-3803

Lego Club
September 28, 4 pm
Preschool through 5th grade
Come play and build with legos!
 
Story Hour starts in September!!
Tuesdays 10 and 11
Wednesdays 10 and 11
 
Baby Story Time (Birth through 2) Thursdays 10 and 11
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Summer Send Off - Labor Day Event

 Summer Send Off


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The Summer Send Off with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana will bring families together for camp fun on Labor Day. The event is September 4 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 SOLD OUT in 2016. Don't wait too long to get your tickets.

Last year, this event raised enough funds to cover 175+ 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. 
  • 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!

 photo IMG_3256_zpsgeza52gm.jpgThis 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 2016

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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 29, at Mulberry Orchard in Shelbyville! 

 photo IMG_2129_zpssacbmn4p.jpg photo IMG_2145_zpsr8rahi3y.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!

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
If you want to just enjoy the pancake breakfast, it's $7)


Get ready to jam at the Peach Jam!
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bluegrass Summer Nights

 
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass will have live bluegrass bands playing this summer as part of their Bluegrass Summer Nights event. Every Thursday from July 13 to August 3 a national or local bluegrass band will play in center court from 6 to 8 pm.

July 13- Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys
July 20- The Michelle Canning Band
July 27- Michael Cleveland and Brian Allen
August 3- The Kevin Prater Band

Sounds like a great time to shop and take in some wonderful tunes!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

4th of July Events in Shelby County

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

Simpsonville's The Boom
Tuesday, July 4
Free Admission & Parking
Location: The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
10am-9pm: Shopping and activities!
10am-10pm: Food, treats and concessions.
11am-2pm: Live Music.
4pm-7pm: Live Music
7pm-Dusk: Pre-show party with DJ!
Dusk: The BOOM (Fireworks)
More info and a complete schedule can be found HERE!


Saturday July 1, 8am-11pm
Clear Creek Park
5K run
3 on 3 Basketball
Live entertainment by New Breed
Inflatables and face painting
T-shirt launcher
Tethered hot air balloon rides

Fireworks show at dusk


Have a fun, safe Fourth of July!

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Blues-End Farm U-Pick Blueberries in Shelbyville

The 2017 picking season is just about ready! (6/5/17)

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My family and I went on the Shelby County Farm Tour one year and came across Blues-End Farm. The farm is owned by Ruth and Doug Welch and is located off Ky Highway 55 and Hooper Station Road.
There are direction on the bottom of their website.

I was so excited to learn that they have u-pick blueberries! 

I just read that the blueberries for this season are just about ready for picking! The berries last year were $2.80/pound. 

Here's a list of the different types of blueberries they grow and when they should be ready for picking. 
Patriot (June 12-25)
Blueray (June 12-22)
Jersey (June 18-July 1)
Bluecrop (June 16-July 1)
Olympia (July 1-July 15)
Read more about each of these types here

Call 889-7018 to set up a time for you and your family to go pick some blueberries!

PS- They also make maple syrup! We purchased some during the farm tour- yum!
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Daylily Daze in Finchville!

2017 Daylily Daze will be June 23 & 24 from 10 to 5!

Finchville Daylily Gardens is a great place to purchase locally grown Daylilies. This family business has been running for over 18 years now! They have 600 different varieties of daylilies on 5 acres!

 photo 0627151347_zpscjrpjumy.jpgDuring peak bloom, the garden is open for Daylily Daze. Everyone is invited to come see these beautiful, fragrant flowers. My husband and I stopped by to check it out last year. We were amazed at all the varieties available and how beautiful everything was. We picked out a few to take home for our yard. Not only do they have flowers, but they have several water features as well. They have some tables and chairs set up next to some of the water features that allows you to sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Everyone was very helpful and friendly.

If you have a chance, go and see these beautiful flowers for yourself, and maybe purchase one or two to take home. You can pick up some already potted, or you can fill out an order form and they will dig them up for you to pick up later. We bought one already potted, and my daughters love going out everyday and seeing the new blooms.

 photo 0627151347a_zpsg5iv8bwj.jpg photo 0627151346_zpsqwatsabd.jpgIf you can't stop by, you can shop online and order flowers that will be freshly dug the day of ordering. All the ordering information, including selection and prices, can be found at their online store. There is also a lot of information about how to plant, grow, and care for your daylily.

I love supporting local businesses in Shelby County, and this family business is another great one!





By: Kimberly
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