Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Halloween Events / Trick or Treating in Shelby County

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Halloween is a fun time for children and adults! Here is a list of some Shelby County Halloween events for the kids, families, and even some geared towards adults!

Shelby County Monster Dash 5K
Shelby County Fairgrounds
October 10, 7:30-10 am
Register Today!

Lowe's Build & Grow
Make a free haunted birdhouse!
October 10, 10 am

Shelby Horse Trails Open House & Costume Contest
October 10, Noon-5
Free pony rides, treats for the kids
$10 entry fee for costume contest

Civil War Ghost Stories
Shelby County Public Library
October 15, 6-7 pm

Halloween Bash at JCTC Shelby Campus
October 16, 5-7 pm
Trick or Treating for the kids!
For more info call 502-213-3600

Mulberry Orchard's Light the Night
Bonfire & corn maze by flashlight
October 17 & 23, 6:30-8:30

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat at Martinrea
October 18, 2:30-6 pm
Trick or treating (no age limit), games, food

Kid's Pumpkin Painting Contest at Wal-Mart
4 to 8 year olds 9-10 am
9 to 13 year olds 10:30-11:30 am
Pumpkins & paint provided!

Trick or Treat Trail
Red Orchard Park
October 24, 5-7 pm

Treats & Tailgating
Simpsonville Christian Church
October 25, 5-7 pm

Trunk or Treat at Simpsonville Baptist
October 28, 6:15-7:30 pm

Pumpkin Party
October 28, 6-8 pm
Shelbyville First Baptist Church

Paranormal Investigation (guest speaker)
Shelby County Public Library
October 29, 7-8 pm

Village Plaza's Annual Safe Trick or Treat
October 30, 3-5 pm

Shelby County Fire Department
(200 Alpine Drive, Shelbyville)
Halloween-themed Open House
October 30, 6:30-8:30

Froggy's Safe Trick or Treat Street
October 30, 5-7 pm
6th Street (between Main & Washington)

Howl-O-Ween Party at Tyson's Chance
October 31, 8pm
Shelbyville Country Club (21+, costumes optional, $10 at the door)

Kroger (Shelbyville)
October 31, 2-4 pm
Candy and activity stations for the kids

Trick or Treating at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
October 31, 2-5 pm
Face painting, balloon art, coloring, candy!

Kaleidoscope Halloween Costume Party
October 31
Door prizes, costume contests, games, & more!

Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat
First Christian Church, Shelbyville
October 31, 2-4 pm

Halloween celebration in Waddy
Waddy Ruritan Club
October 31, 6-8 pm

Halloween Walk with the Animals
Salato Wildlife Center (Frankfort)
October 31, Noon - 5 pm

Library Story Time
Halloween Week
Wear costumes, read Fall/Halloween stories, do a fun craft!

Check out all the Halloween Events in Louisville!

Don't forget to check out the updated Fall Festivals list! 

*The neighborhood Trick or treating time for Shelby County is 5-7 pm.

We will continue to update this list as dates/times become available for other events. If you know of any other Halloween events in Shelby County, please email kimberly@louisvillefamilyfun.net and we will gladly update our list! Thanks!

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Starbucks in Shelbyville

Update- Starbucks will open November 9, 2015!

Starbucks is coming to Shelbyville! We've heard talk about it for months, but work has officially started this week! The new Starbucks will be inside the Kroger at 311 Boone Station Road. Work is scheduled to be complete sometime around the middle of November....just in time for those yummy holiday drinks :)

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We still LOVE our local coffee shops and won't forget about them :)
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Kaleidoscopes Indoor Playground in Shelbyville

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Kaleidoscopes Indoor Playground is located at 525 Main Street in Shelbyville! My daughters and I recently spent a few hours checking the place out- we had a blast! The cost is $6 per child. They do have yearly memberships that includes unlimited play for the entire family for one year as well as discounts at their restaurant, Laughing Leo, and some of the programs they offer! Remember to bring socks! I forgot and had to purchase a few pairs for $1 each.

On the first floor is a giant jungle gym play feature. It kept the attention of my two young daughters for quite awhile. Across from that structure is a horizontal rock wall! Definitely fun to attempt, though we weren't very good. Behind the steps was a train table. Speaking of steps, be sure to check out the Super Slide that takes you from the second floor back down to the first. My girls were too scared, but I heard it's super fast! I need one of those in my house ;)

 photo 0921151211 1_zpssax3asso.jpg photo 0921151210 1_zpsawcpttlp.jpg We climbed the colorful steps to the second floor to find a retro kitchen and play food. I liked how they had adult size seats set up next to it that allowed us to play "restaurant". Upstairs there were also two music areas- one that used pvc pipes and flip flops to make sound and the other was made with various household items like buckets. After playing kitchen and making music, we made our way to the lego room. It wasn't a huge room, but there were tons of legos! They had a long table with stools that allowed children (and adults) plenty of room to build. We probably spent the majority of our time in the lego room. My daughters loved putting the different pieces together to make minifigs. We probably made over 30 different ones! The room next to the lego room is larger with tables and chairs set up. One of the workers pulled out some coloring books, paper, crayons, markers, etc. and the children spent some time coloring.

They also have a large ball room upstairs where they have classes- karate, dance, yoga, music, etc. If you are interested in any of these give them a call!  They also do birthday parties! Inside the ballroom was a large bounce house that is used during busy hours and on weekends!

 photo 0921151236_zpshhag5bhg.jpgThe staff was super nice! They walked around and engaged with the visitors, kept everything clean and organized, and one even sat and played legos with my youngest daughter for over 30 minutes! They also had  nice seating areas set up on both floors for parents to sit down and relax while the children play.

 photo 0921151332_zpsjwsl37di.jpgLaughing Leo's is a restaurant set up in the back of the first floor. We decided to take a break from playing to check it out. I was surprised at the variety they offered on their menu- appetizers, salads, hamburgers, hot dogs, spaghetti, etc. We went straight for dessert and split a hot fudge sundae! Yum! Patrons that have the yearly membership save 10% at Laughing Leos! The tables were covered with paper so they could be colored on and the wall on one side of the restaurant was a chalkboard that could be reached from the booth. Very helpful in keeping the children busy until the ice cream came!

Overall, we had a really fun time. The kids stayed busy for over 2 hours! I love how there is no time limit like some places have! We could have played all day :) The staff was super friendly. It's a great addition to Shelby County- especially during those colder months when you want to be indoors! The classes look like they'll be great also!  :)

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Sunday 11am-4pm

For more information on the membership (which has lots of other perks besides the unlimited play) and classes call 437-2261 or check them out on Facebook.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fall Family Bucket List for Shelby County

My family just wrote our Fall Bucket List! Below is a list of all the fun things we're excited to do this season!

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Enjoy one of the many Fall Festivals in the area- Simpsonville, Bagdad, Finchville, Southville!

Enjoy the Fall festivities every weekend at Gallrein Farms!

Tour 10 farms for FREE on the Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour!

Go camping at Lake Shelby!

Let the dog have some fun too and attend Woofstock!

Try to find your way through a dark corn maze at Mulberry Orchard's Light the Night! Enjoy a fun bonfire afterwards!

Dress in glow gear and walk/run the Neon Nite and then dress like a monster and walk/run the Monster Dash 5K!

Party on Main Street with the Car Cruise & Street Party Concert (Shop on Main Street first, of course)!

Do fun Fall crafts with the kids! Carve our pumpkins!

Dress in fun costumes and enjoy some Halloween fun around town (stay tuned, fun list to be published at the beginning of October)!

What's on your family bucket list for Fall?
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Neon Nite 5K

Are you ready to GLOW?
Get a team together and let your glow show!

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Neon Nite
Run, Walk & Stroller Roll
Saturday, September 26
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass

The Neon Nite Run is a night time run, jog, walk & stroller roll for participants, groups and families of all ages and abilities. We are about having a great night time experience without focusing on how fast you can complete a 5K.

Register online TODAY at 
Register By: 9/23/15!
Register early! Once we reach 1,000 participants, registration will be closed!

Entry Fee:
Individual: $29 per person
Group of 5-9: $25 per person
Group of 10 or more: $20 per person

(There is no charge for passengers in strollers. However, glow gear will not be made available to stroller passengers)

Registered participants will get cool glow gear, a t-shirt, and lot of fun! Prizes for the glowiest, a DJ and an After Glow Party!

Race Packet Pick Up:
Noon -8:30 pm on September 26th race day (at the fireplace outside Taqueria Tsunami)

Pre Glow-Run Party starts at 8:45 pm. Run starts at 9:15 pm. 

Questions: Call Simpsonville Parks & Recreation (502) 722-8793 
Email questions: simpsonvillepark@cityofsimpsonvilleky.com

Be sure to spread the word- the more we glow, the more Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County can grow!
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Churchill Downs Family Adventure Day

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Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs
Presented by Kroger

Churchill Downs is the place to be on Sunday, September 27 & Sunday, November 8!

Come enjoy an affordable day of races and family fun! Children 12 and under can enjoy tons of kid friendly activities including pony rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, stick horse races, face painting, and more! There will also be interactive and educational activities from Kosair Children's Hospital. Your child will also have a chance to call "Riders Up!" for a real race!

Purchase Advance tickets online for $8, or $10 at the gate.
(Ticket includes admission to the racetrack, access to the new courtyard area, and a wristband for unlimited access to all family adventure day activities)

$1 of all sales goes to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital!

Go, Baby, Go!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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!

Gallrein Farms

 photo 0924151201_zps854rtmsc.jpg Fall fun at Gallrein Farms starts September 19th as they host the Fall Extravaganza and the Mighty Pumpkin 5K! They will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on that day, and a portion of the proceeds from opening day will go to support local charities! They will continue to have fun activities every weekend until October 31st. 

Weekend activities include:
  • Hay rides to the pumpkin patch
  • Pony rides
  • Barrel train rides
  • Jump pillows 
  • Music & Food 
  • Corn maze
  • Pedal tractors
  • Bounce house
  • Petting Zoo
*The petting zoo is free of charge, but the other activities will cost extra. Hay rides are $2/person this year.

Monday-Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday 1 to 5 pm

Mulberry Orchard

Mulberry Orchard has FREE hayrides to the pumpkin patch on the weekends. They also offer a FREE corn maze and playground (super slide, swings, tires, tunnels, and more) when opened! 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!

 photo 1008151211_zpsnckqh4wi.jpgLight the Night events (bonfire and corn maze by flashlight) are tentatively set for October 17 and 23 from 6:30-8:30! See info from Light the Night 2014 here.

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!

Both of these farms are also on the Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour on September 19!

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour

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Shelby Co. Good Neighbors Farm Tour

The Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour is September 19, 2015. From 9 am to 4 pm your family can enjoy 10 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, Harvest Coffee & Cafe, or Metzger's County Store.

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). I believe they have a children's prize this year as well :)

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Shelby Co. Good Neighbors Farm Tour
The 2015 tour includes these farms/businesses:
1. Flowers Farm, LLC
2. Lettleiki Icelandics, LLC at Swallowland Farm
3. Tipton Dairy
4. Mulberry Orchard
5. Hornback Farms
6. Gallrein Farms
7. Blues End Farm
8. Coop's Rockies Farm
9. Walnut Ridge
10. Alpaca Haven Farm of Ky

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.
You can scan the QR code on the brochure to get directions to each location on your smart phone.

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.

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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