Friday, September 30, 2016

October Family Fun in Shelby County

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Pumpkin Patch info in Shelby County here!

Free Pumpkin Patch Workout with Fit4Mom
October 1, 9-10 am
Gallrein Farms

Cedarmore Harvest Festival (Bagdad)
October 1, 2-8 pm
Food, games, live music, pumpkin patch, & more!

Taylorsville Octoberfest
October 1
Crafts, vendors, food, music, and parade!

Pumpkin Painting at the Library
October 6, 5-6:30
Must bring your own pumpkin or gourd, paint and brushes provided
Registration required- call 633-3803 today!
Ages 16+

Cornerstone Christian Academy's Fall Festival
October 7, 5:30-8:30
BBQ dinner, vendor booths, kid activities, face painting, photo booth, contests, and more!
Public is welcome

Shelby County Monster Dash 5K
Shelby County Fairgrounds
October 8, 7:30-10 am
Register Today!

Lowe's Build & Grow
Pumpkin fun!
October 8, 10 am

Shelby County Fire Ladies Auxiliary Spaghetti Dinner
October 8, 5-8 pm
$8/plate (carry-out available)
200 Alpine Drive

Waddy Fire Dept Community Children's Halloween Party
at the Waddy Fire Dept
October 14, 6-8 pm
Trick or treat, games, food, and more!
Dress in costume if you'd like

The Highfalutin Vintage & Antique Southern Market
at the Shelby County Fairgrounds
October 15, 9-5 pm
October 16, 11-5 pm
Food trucks, live music, craft beers

Family Fun Day at the Library
October 15, 11 am
Kentucky Shakespeare Company

McDonald's Grand Opening (Simpsonville, by Outlet Shoppes)
October 15, 11-1 pm
Meet McDonaldsland characters, tour facility, and more!

Froggy's Trick or Treat Street
Free trick or treat event for the community!
October 21, 5-6:30
6th Street Between Main and Washington in Shelbyville

Spooks & Sparkles Pageant
at Pretty in Pink Boutique
October 22, 12 pm

Ghost Hunting: Making Contact Through EVP
Library program at the Shelby County Public Library
October 26, 7-8 pm
Register at 633-3803

Shelby Christian Trunk or Treat
October 26, 6-8
Theme: First Responders

Masonic Home presents "Haunted Home"
October 27, 5-8:30 pm
Chili supper ($5), Haunted House ($1), Split the pot bingo ($1)

Guist Creek Marina Halloween Camping
October 28 and 29
Decorate your campsite, trick or treat around to each one
Contact the marina for more info!

Halloween Walk with the Animals
Salato Wildlife Center (Frankfort)
October 29, Noon - 5 pm

Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass Trick or Treating
October 29, 4-7 pm
Wear your costume and trick or treat around the shoppes, face painting, balloon art, & more!

First Christian Church Trunk or Treat
October 29, 2-4
Food, face painting, bounce houses

Halloween Party at Shelby County Fire Dept.
October 29, 2-5 pm
Trick or treat, goodies, refreshments, fire safety info, spray a real fire hose, and more!

Trick or Treat Trail at Red Orchard Park
October 29, 4-6 pm

Howl-O-Ween Party at Tyson's Chance
October 29, 7pm
Shelbyville Country Club (21+, costumes optional, $10 at the door)

Centenary United Methodist Trunk or Treat
October 30, 4-6
Games, food, trick or treating

Love Your Neighbor Event
Shelby Christian
October 31

Story time at the library:
Preschool- Tuesdays at 10 and 11
Preschool- Wednesdays at 10 and 11
Baby- Thursdays at 10 or 11

Farmer's Market
Every Saturday 8- Noon
Every Wednesday 3-6 pm

Live Music at Talon Winery
Every Friday at 6 pm
Every Saturday at 4 pm
See schedule here

Watch a high school football game! Schedule here!

Have a great month making memories!

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

2016 Fall Bucket List

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- giant jump pillow, barrel train ride, pony rides, petting zoo, and more!

Enjoy an afternoon on the farm at Mulberry Orchard- hayride to the pumpkin patch, play on the playground, free cornmaze, and delicious food!

Go camping at Lake Shelby!

Get a Pumpkin Patch Workout in with Stroller Strides at Gallrein Farms- and it's free!

Try to find your way through a dark corn maze at Mulberry Orchard's Light the Night! Enjoy a fun bonfire afterwards! (Dates to be announced later)

Dress like a monster and walk/run the Monster Dash 5K!

Enjoy some sort of pumpkin drink at 6th and Main Coffee!

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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Friday, September 16, 2016

Artists Wanted- Public Art Project

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Shelbyville is looking for Kentucky artists to help enhance the downtown area through unique art displays. The Public Art Project is looking for 7-10 pieces that portray "Ways to Play" in Shelbyville. The chosen pieces will be placed on the side of buildings throughout downtown.

Some ideas given, but not limited to, include attending a show at the theatre, playing on the new inclusive playground at Clear Creek Park, the dog park, skate park, horse show, car show, antiquing, dining, shopping, etc. The murals should use distinctive design and color, be suitable for all ages to look at, and not have any copyrighted logos or symbols.

Deadline is September 18 at 4pm. Submissions should include an autobiographical statement, detailed full color sketch of proposed work of art, and detailed concept description. Turn submissions in via email to or mail to:

Public Art Project, Shelbyville City Hall
315 Washington Street
Shelbyville, Ky 40065

Winners will be selected by September 28 and will receive $500 for each winning design.

Click here to get more info, including submission requiredments and deadlines.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs

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Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs
Presented by Kroger

Head to Churchill Downs on October 1 for Family Adventure Day! 
Gates open at 11:30!

 photo cd3_zps6550ec3a.jpgIt's a great time to have some outdoor fun before the cold winter arrives! Bring the whole family out for an  affordable day of races and family fun! Children 12 and under can enjoy over 20 kid friendly activities including pony rides, crafts, inflatables, a petting zoo, stick horse races, face painting, and more! Activities will conclude around 5pm.

Sky Zone Paw Patrol Meet and Greet from 1-3 PM
Live Science Experiments hosted by Kentucky Science Center
Games 2 U Mobile Video Games Truck
Tug O War Bungee
Giant Jenga and Connect Four
and more............

Tickets are just $8 when purchased online in advance, and include unlimited access to all kid-friendly activities. Ticket price is $10 if purchased day of the event.

You can also purchase Family Four Packs which includes 4 Family Adventure Day tickets, 4 family meals from the concession stands within the Family Adventure Day area and 2 racing programs for $44 General Admission tickets or 4 Box Seats for $59.

$1 from every General Admission ticket purchased to the September meet will be donated to Feeding South Florida in support of Hurricane Irma relief.

Go, Baby, Go!
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