SAT OCT 2
UK Football hosts University of Florida at Kroger Field.
FRI OCT 8
Winchester’s Leeds Center for the Arts presents Our Town, described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” continues through October 19. Check with the venue for masking and vaccination policy.
Keeneland Fall Meet opens.
SAT OCT 9
Paws 4 the Cause is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing animals from extreme situations — currently developing a Lexington community center which will feature an expanded kennel area and low cost spay/neuter. They will host Barktoberfest, 11 am to 6 pm, at Hamburg’s Liquor Barn on Saturday October 9.
UK Football hosts LSU at Kroger Field.
Tree Week is October 9 – 16, 2021. It celebrates the trees and greenspaces around us with events including tree plantings, tree walks, tours and hikes, educational programs, art, yoga, and more.
THU OCT 14
The opening reception for Art by Nature: Trees is Thursday, October 14 at 5 pm. This exhibit is focused on trees, featuring 23 trees from around Fayette County. The gallery will be held in the Julietta Market (101 W. Loudon Ave) from Thursday, October 14 through Friday, December 17.
FRI OCT 15
Kentucky’s Oldest Festival is Court Days, dating back to 1794 in Downtown Mt. Sterling! Hundreds of vendors will offer a huge variety of merchandise and food through Sunday, Oct 18. Enjoy fun entertainment — including live music and the Mt. Sterling Mullet Contest. Vendor and Visitor information at www.mtsterlingtourism.com.
The 2021 Secretariat Festival returns to Kentucky Horse Park October 15-17. Friday kicks off with the Secretariat Festival Pre-Party, then guests can enjoy special tours of surrounding horse farms on Saturday and Sunday.
UK Basketball Big Blue Madness is at 7:30 pm at Rupp Arena.
SAT OCT 16
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation will bring together and celebrate cancer survivors during its upcoming Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K race in Nicholasville, on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m., at the RJ Corman racecourse. The Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K, presented by RJ Corman Railroad Group, is open to runners of all ages. Support from the race provides free mammography and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostic testing, and program support to underinsured and uninsured patients across Kentucky. Every dollar raised will support Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! programs statewide.
Trunk or Treat returns to Hamburg Pavilion Gazebo at 6 pm. Event is free, but tickets are required.
FRI OCT 22
Scarefest returns to the Lexington Center, thru Sunday.
UK Basketball’s Blue White Game is at 7 pm at Rupp Arena.
SAT OCT 23
The next Household Hazardous Waste event is on Saturday, October 23, between 8:30 am and 3 pm at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike (enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr).
Country singer Jason Aldean performs at 8 pm at Rupp Arena.
SUN OCT 24
Thriller Halloween Parade returns to downtown Lexington.
FRI OCT 29
UK Men’s Basketball host Kentucky Wesleyan at Rupp Arena.
SAT OCT 30
Keeneland’s Fall meet wraps up.
SUN OCT 31
This article also appears on page 16 & 17 of the October 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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