Thursday, September 28, 2017

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 10-6
Sundays 12-5





Weekend activities are:
  • 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)
You need tickets for all of the activities listed except the petting zoo. 
*Each ticket is $1. You can purchase a bracelet that would allow for unlimited activities (except for pony rides)! 



Mulberry Orchard has free hayrides to their pumpkin patch on the weekends. They also offer a free soybean maze, corn play bus, and playground (super slide, swings, tires, tunnels, and more). 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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Hours:
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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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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