Monday, September 16, 2019

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 Fall 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 for $15 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). They have fall fun family passes for $20 for unlimited access in October - see other options on their website. 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:
Tuesdays - 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, April 29, 2019

5 Tips for Families Visiting Churchill Downs

 photo FAD-1_zpsp2hw74oa.jpgChurchill Downs is such a fun and exciting place to visit- and not just on the first Saturday in May! We've compiled a list of 5 Tips for Families Visiting Churchill Downs! 

1. Churchill Downs has Family Adventure Days coming up! Not only will there be live horse racing, but lots of fun kid-friendly activities! There will be inflatables, a petting zoo, stick horse races, face painting, pony rides, and more!


2. Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum while visiting Churchill Downs! Check out these downloadable activities before heading to the museum! When you get there, make sure to look at the back of the Museum Map they hand out to all of their guests. There are fun and tricky trivia questions on the back. Find the answers throughout the museum, and then show it to the front desk for a prize! The museum itself is very kid-friendly with many interactive exhibits! Children under 5 are FREE to the museum!

3. Download the Churchill Downs app for your phone before you go! It helps you map out the nearest restrooms, concession stands, atms, and historical icons at the track. You can skip long lines for food and drinks with Express Pick-up or In-Seat Delivery (certain sections). You can even place bets directly from your phone (iOS). There's so much useful information on the app!

4.  Make sure to visit the Paddock area with the family. There you will get an up close look at the horses and jockeys as they are preparing for their upcoming race. Sometimes the jockeys will will even stop and talk to the kids!

5. During Spring, Summer, and Fall meets children 12 and under are FREE with General Admission pricing! This does not include Derby, Oaks, Downs after Dark, and other select days during the Spring, Summer, and Fall meets. Seating is first come first served, but I have always found great seats!
Note: To participate in Family Adventure Day activities, children over 2 must purchase a ticket.

Go Baby Go! 


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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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 2019 is celebrated/observed from March 6 through April 18. Therefore, most of these Fish Fries will be on Fridays March 8 - April 12 with some variation depending on the church or organization.
Dine in or carry out


Church of the Annunciation (201 Main Street)
4:30-7:30

Finchville Fish Fry at the Finchville Ruritan Club
Typically
5 to 8 pm
Carry outs are available

All Saints (Taylorsville)
Typically
5-7 pm in Parish Hall


There's a 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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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Valentine's Day in Shelby County

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Here's a list of some fun things to do in Shelby County with your Valentine :)


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Gogh Crazy has several events for Valentine's Day from string art to special deals.
Check out their Facebook page for events - click here

Valentine Creations - Cards and Cookies - Saturday, February 9 from 1:30-3:30 pm. Design your own cards and enjoy some cookies! Just $5 per family.

Enjoy a special dinner at Science Hill with your own special someone! February 14th starting at 5:30pm. They have a unique menu just for Valentine's Day. 



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Monday, January 7, 2019

Friends of the parks logo contest

The Shelby County Parks Foundation is starting at "Friends of the Parks" program and would like a local youth to design the logo. 

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The contest is open to any youth in Shelby, Spenser or Henry counties ages 18 and under. 

The image below gives you all of the details you need for creating and submitting the design. Act fast! The deadline is Friday, January 11!
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