Friday, September 14, 2018

Weekend Fun for Shelby County Families

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Here are some fun ideas for September 14-16

Click here for your Shelby County forecast from WLKY's Matt Milosevich.

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

It's Shelby County Farm Tour weekend. This event should definitely be on everyone's list! Pack a cooler of drinks in your car since Matt says it's going to be pretty hot. There's so much to see during this event, hope to see you out there. Click here for more info. 

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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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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Shelby County Summer Pop-Up Library

 photo shelby pop up library_zpseasyluex.jpgThe Shelby County library has something special planned for summer to make sure families all over the county are reading!

They are taking the bookmobile all over the county so that folks that don't visit the library much can learn from a library all that the library has to offer. If you are a regular at the library, this is still great for you because maybe you haven't had the chance to talk to a librarian and really dive into all of the services. You can!

In June from 5:30-7pm, the bookmobile will be set up outside of these locations. Mark your calendar for the one closest to you:

JUNE 7: BAGDAD - Ruritan Club
JUNE 14: FINCHVILLE – Finchville Park
JUNE 21: SIMPSONVILLE – Fred Wiche Park
JUNE 28: WADDY – Baptist Church

During these events, they will have lot of information about progams and if you don't have a library card, you can sign up for one at the event. They have freebies for the first 75 people and they will also draw a door prize at each location - a $25 gift card to Kroger. 

Enjoy the library this summer!
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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Day Out With Thomas- Coupon Code and Information

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All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, Kentucky! This family friendly event includes a ride with Thomas, a visit with Sir Topham Hatt, an Imagination Station, and other fun Thomas and Friends inspired activities.

Tickets are $20. This event sells out frequently so I would suggest having tickets in hand before making the trip. Use the coupon code shelbyfamfun18 for a special $2 off discount! The museum asks that you arrive an hour before your departure time to check in and take pictures.

Kids under the age of 2 - free tickets!

Event dates: June 2-3 and June 9-10

Click here for tickets or call 866-468-7630

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Shelbyville Rocks!

Have you seen painted rocks hidden around Shelbyville lately? 

There's a Facebook group called Shelbyville Ky Rocks!!!! Find the link to the group page here.  The group encourages people to paint rocks and then hide them around town for people to find. It's a fun and inexpensive way to have fun and get people outside exploring this great town of ours! If you find a rock you can keep it or hide it for someone else to stumble upon. By joining the Facebook page, you can post pictures of rocks you have found or rocks you have hidden. My daughters love to paint rocks and are so excited to go hide some of their work. We haven't found any rocks yet, but we're on the look out! It's like a big scavenger hunt!

Rocks painted by Faith Ashton and family
There's a few things that the FB page suggests you keep in mind when hiding painted rocks:
  • Keep the safety of the finder in mind
  • Don't put it where it can get mowed over
  • Don't hide in stores
  • Don't hide in baseball fields
  • Don't disturb stores or businesses where rocks are hidden around

Get out and find some rocks!
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Monday, April 30, 2018

Simpsonville Farmers' Market

 photo simpsonville farmer market_zpsphob69rq.pngThe Simpsonville Farmers' Market will be hosting their grand opening on May 12 from 9am to noon at Wiche Pavilion. The pavilion is at the park on Old Veechdale Road.

The grand opening will kick off a wonderful farmers' market season and is great for families. At the grand opening, they will have pony rides for the kids and various music entertainers.

The market will be open through October 27 every Wednesday from 6-8pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm featuring farm fresh food, meat, dairy, produce, floral, crafts & more!
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Healthy Kids Running Series in Shelbyville

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The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five (5) week running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 & 75 yard dashes, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points. At the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you run because all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements courtesy of our sponsors!

 photo kids running_zpsrw0y1chs.jpgDates: Sundays - April 15th, 22nd, 29th and May 6th and 13th

The $35 registration fee covers the entire five (5) weeks of the series and is non-refundable.

Photo from: Healthy Kids Running
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