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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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Weekend Fun for Shelby County Families

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Here are some fun ideas for July 13-15

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

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

13th Annual KY Highland Renaissance Festival. This event is from 10am – 7pm in nearby Eminence, KY (Henry Co). You can visit any Saturday or Sunday through July 15, but the 1/2 price deal for dads is only this weekend.

Head to Mulberry Orchard and get some delicious, local peaches. And, while you are there, ask about their family passes. Thy have a $10 family pass for a day and a $20 family pass for a the season. It includes the playground, maze and hay rides. They also cook up some food and have delicious beverages so you can spend the day there!

Pools are open! Check out the FAC membership options!

And, the Peach jam 5K Run/Walk is next weekend - find information here and register your family. 

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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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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Easter Egg Hunts around Shelby County

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Here's a list of some fun Easter events around town- for parents and kids!


Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
March 24 at the Family Activity Center
See times, registration details at this link. It is less expensive if you register in advance!

INDOOR Easter Egg Hunt
March 24th at Centenary UMC at 2pm.

Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
March 24, 11am- 2pm
Visit with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera)! Free activities.
Special goodie bag for the first 150 kids who meet the Easter Bunny
(5 lucky winners will find a Golden Egg in their bag that will be redeemable for a $25 Outlet Shoppes gift card!)

Easter Egg Roll in Frankfort
March 31, 10am - noon at 115 W. Main St in Frankfort (previously scheduled for 3/24)
It's free - LOTS of activities. See the link for full details so you don't miss a thing.

FYFL Easter Egg Hunt in Frankfort
March 25, 2:30-4:30pm at Capital View Park (previously scheduled for 3/24)
Additional activities and refreshments.

Finchville Baptist Church is hosting an egg hunt March 31st 10am-2:30 at Finchville Park.
Egg hunts for all ages to include adults.
Bounce house, horse rides, free lunch. Great prizes and per show.

Bunny Day
March 31 10am-2pm at Red Orchard Park. Egg hunt will take place at 10:15am.
Egg hunt, arts and crafts, visit from the bunny, & more!

Faith Pointe Church Easter event (709 Mt. Eden Road)
March 31 11am.
Games, prizes, candy!

Bethesda Church of Good
March 31 at noon
Food, prizes, games

Have a 'hoppy' Easter!

Know of another event that is not listed? Email info@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Star Family Circus

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The circus is coming to town! 

The Star Family Circus will return to Shelbyville on March 11th.

We confirmed this date via the fairgrounds website but there is no other information online. Here are the details from previous years. If we find new info for this year, we will update this post:

They will perform at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Building at 3:00 and 6:00. 

Prices:
$12 for Adults
$6 for Students (13-17) 
Children (12 and under) are FREE!

My family has attended the Star Family Circus the last two years and had a blast each time. In the past they allow children to watch from the floor right outside the ring. My children loved being so close to the performers. They have all the great circus acts- jugglers, clowns, aerialists, dogs, acrobats, and even had motorcycle daredevils last year that put on a great show. They have reasonably priced refreshments for purchase as well.

It's a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lots 4 Tots Kids Consignment Sale

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Source: Lots4Tots Facebook

The Lots 4 Tots Kids Consignment Sale is coming up in Shelbyville!
Items for sale include Spring & Summer clothes and accessories, toys, cribs & bedding, strollers, swings, and any other clean child related items! 

You can also consign your items and make some money.

Thurdsay, March 15 10am-7pm 
Friday, March 16 10am-7pm
Saturday, March 17 9am-6pm (many items 1/2 price) 

The sale will take place at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, Floral Hall.


Like their page on Facebook to see pictures from this years sale!

Happy Shopping!

Note: 
They accept Cash, Debit and Credit Cards (No Checks) at their sale. 
$1.00 fee will be added when using Debit and Credit Cards.



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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fish Fry List for Shelby County

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It's Fish Fry time! We'll update our list as we learn of more throughout the Lenten season. 

Lent for the year 2018 is celebrated/observed on Wednesday, February 14 ending on Thursday, March 29. Therefore, most of these Fish Frys will be February 16 - March 23 with some variation. 

Church of the Annunciation (201 Main Street)
Dine in or carry out
4:30-7:30

Finchville Fish Fry at the Finchville Ruritan Club
Typically (no info online yet for 2018)
5 to 8 pm
Carry outs are available

All Saints (Taylorsville)
Typically (no info online yet for 2018)
5-7 pm in Parish Hall

There'sa great fish fry in Simpsonville also, here's the link for dates and info.

Click here to check out the HUGE fish fry list for Louisville! 


We will update our list throughout the Lenten season!
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Summer Camps

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Summer Camps around Shelby County:
Kaleidoscopes
Shelbyville Parks and Recreation
Simpsonville Parks and Recreation 
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Gogh Crazy
Shelby County Community Theatre
Discovery Gym
Ariatti Riding Camp
Lettleiki Icelandics 


Looking for overnight camp ideas? Click here!

HUGE guide for Louisville area camps!


If you would like to advertise on this post, please email stephanie@louisvillefamilyfun.net. Thank you!
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sport Programs with Simpsonville Parks and Recreation

 photo unnamed_zpsuvng73xw.jpgSimpsonville Parks and Recreation offers a variety of sports programs for kids of all ages and abilities.

Coming up, they are offering:
Basketball for pre-K through 7th grade
Preschool sports sampler - looks great!
Spring Soccer
Tee Ball
Baseball (coach pitch and player pitch)

Fees range from $50 to $70 depending on the program.

The programs rolls out February through May so explore their website to check all of the details about ages, dates, times and more.

Here is a link to their website and if you scroll down, it has each program listed.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

100 Things I Love About Shelby County!

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In honor of our a new year, we decided to make a list of 100 things I love about Shelby County! There are many, many more things I love about this town, but these quickly came to mind!

The friendly folks!
Great police and fire service!
The way the community comes together to help others!
The Shelbyville Horse Show jubilee and Shelbyville Horse Show!
The Shelby County Fair!
Enjoying the fish frys, camping, and renting paddle boats at  Lake Shelby.
Great teachers at SCPS
The new playground at Clear Creek Park- can't wait to see the next phase!
The indoor playground- Kaleidoscopes on Main Street.
$1 summer movies at the Shelbyville theater!
Letting the kids explore the play pods on the Adventure Trail at Red Orchard Park
The dog park at Red Orchard!
Woofstock!
Alpaca tours!
Time-saving with Kroger clicklist
The many places to get fit.
The Kids Eat Free options around town.
Light the Night at Mulberry Orchard!
The Lots 4 Tots consignment sell at the Fairgrounds.
Tomatoes from Ambrosia Farm!
Getting creative at Penelope's Pottery
The car cruises and street parades throughout the year!
U-Pick Strawberries
Shaved Ice from Tropical Snow!
All the 5Ks that are run throughout the year.
Swimming at the Family Activity Center. We love the slides.
Picking strawberries at Gallrein in May!
The different farms that allow for horseback riding and lessons.
Admiring the beautiful daylilies at Finchville Daylily Garden's Daylily Daze in the summer!
The Rooted in Shelby Program!
The Miller Outdoor Education Center
Family Night at Baskin Robbins.
Doughnut dates at Donut Express.
Playing a game of tennis or basketball at Clear Creek Park
Walking the new Clear Creek Greenway trail.
The great gals I've met at the local Mops group.
Getting a group together and play soccer at Finchville Park.
The skate park in Shelbyville.
The Shelbyville Fountain.
Fun at Simpsonville Park.
Family Movie Days at the library.
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Lake Shelby
The unique classes that the classes the library offers
Ms. Sara Beth and story hour at the library!
Discovery Gym- for school and/or gymnastics.
The annual princess and pirate  tea party at the library.
Awesome programs- Simponville Parks & Rec. & Shelbyville Parks.
The library book mobile.
The Fireman's Fall Bonanza was a blast
The Shelby County Fair
Coffee from 6th and Main!
Buying veggies to plant from Hilltop
Marilyn's Song Garden!
The summer reading program at the Shelby County Public Library.
Enjoying shows at the Shelby County Community Theater!
The Christmas Tree Farm that opened up!
Starbucks....nothing bad about coffee!
The American Saddlebred Horse Farm tour.
The Shelbyville History Museum.
The gas is usually always cheaper than Louisville!
The annual Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour!
Collecting Easter Eggs and visiting with the Easter Bunny at Red Orchard Park.
Love having fun at the Spring Festival & Craft Show at Mulberry Orchard.
The Trims and Whims Craft Show.
Tractor Pulls!
First Saturday Walk Abouts!
Tastes and Tunes!
U-Pick blueberries.....yum
6th Street Live!
The recycling center- great for all those holiday boxes I had!
Learning about recycling and our environment at Red Orchard Park's Earth Day Celebration.
 photo eec69165-2e7a-4c63-a9bf-c1460760fa3d_zpsqpr1jzp7.jpgSimpsonville's Red, White, and Boom celebration.
The Simpsonville Fall Festival, including the parade.
Welcoming Fall with the Finchville Festival.
The Waddy Labor Day parade.
All the informative and fun events at the Shelby County Extension Office!
Watching Santa come down Main Street at the Christmas Parade in December.
Watching Simpsonville and Shelbyville light up for the holidays.
All the yummy and local finds at Shelby County Farmer's Market.
Listening to the tunes at one of Shelbyville's downtown concerts this summer.
The US 60 yard sale
Adult winter read at the library.
Lots of outdoor fun and places to play
Will's Grill BBQ....yum!
Treats from Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen!
Unique shops like Woodworking maniac
Science Hill!
Such a caring community with so many ways to give back
Deals during the week at Hometown Pizza!
All the beautiful farms and animals you pass while driving around the outskirts of town.
Date night fun at Jeptha Creed
Weekly music at Talon Winery on Saturday evenings.
Gallrein Farm's- the petting zoo, the delicious deli, the green houses, and the Fall Fun!
Mulberry Orchard- the playground, Fall Fun, the apples and peaches, and their yummy kitchen!
Fishing at Guist Creek
Special events at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass during the summer.
Walking down Main Street and browsing the unique shops.
Having some coffee (ice cream for the kids) at Harvest Coffee & Cafe.
Playing with the chicks at Metzger's County Store or Rural King.
The deals at Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.
Mulberry Orchard peaches and apples
Pumpkin picking!
My family loves Taqueria Tsunami (at the outlet)!
Mexican Food is my favorite- lots of choices around!
Bellhouse Restaurant and Old Stone Inn are great!

It's a wonderful place to raise a family!

OK...that may be more than 100...........

What do YOU love about Shelby County?


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