Hemp Harvest Festival
Winchester, Oct 5
Winchester will host an inaugural Hemp Harvest Festival to celebrate the return of hemp to Kentucky’s agricultural landscape on Oct 5. Festival will include historic demonstrations and exhibits at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum along with a panel discussion and presentation at the Leeds Theater.
Kentucky Arts Fest
Richmond, Oct 5
Come out and join Richmond for their signature event, the Kentucky Arts Fest on Oct 5. There will be artists from around Kentucky showing their beautiful work.
Celebration of Traditional Music
Berea, Oct 10 – Oct 13
The Celebration of Traditional Music is a family friendly event hosted by the Appalachian Center as an opportunity to learn and enjoy folk roots music Oct 10 – Oct 13. Genres include Old Time String Band Music, Blues, Traditional Gospel Singing, and Ballads.
Mary Queen Fall Festival
Lexington, Oct 11 – Oct 12
Enjoy adult and children’s games, raffles, food, live music, casino games, beer garden, bingo inflatables and more at the Mary Queen Fall Festival Oct 11 – Oct 12.
Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair
Berea, Oct 12 – Oct 13
The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair is an annual tradition. Kentucky’s finest artists and crafts persons will impress you with the highest quality work in glass, ironwork, jewelry, pottery, wood, photography and 2D fine art on Oct 12 – Oct 13.
Lexington, Oct 18 – Oct 19
St. Luke United Methodist Church on Alumni Drive hosts a market just in time for holiday shopping. Vendors that included Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelry, and more. Market is October 18 from 6 pm until 9 pm and October 19 from 9 am until 3 pm.
Mt. Sterling Court Days
Mt. Sterling, Oct 18 – Oct 21
Kentucky’s Oldest Festival brings hundreds of vendors selling a wide variety of items, along with a huge assortment of food options and live music for four days in Downtown Mt. Sterling. Free admission. Open dawn until dusk, Friday- Monday October 18-21st. October Court Days began at the turn of the 19th Century when the Kentucky General Assembly decided that each county should meet once a month to hold court. This day quickly became an annual trading day where people came from miles around to buy, sell, and trade. A regional favorite, this annual Fest is a must.
Lexington – Hamburg Pavilion, Oct 23
Hoop dancers, acrobats and more. Face painting, balloon artist, and magical creatures await under the big top. Spend the evening with the family for Hamburg’s Night Circus on Wednesday, October 23 from 6 pm until 8 pm.
Halloween at PetSuites
Lexington, Oct 26
PetSuites in Hamburg invites pet parents, kids, and dogs to a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26. From noon to 3 pm stop by for pumpkin decorating, goodie bags, and pups in costumes! (2057 Bryant Road)
Oct 5 Kids Day & Halloween Costume Contest, 9 am, downtown Lexington
Oct 5 Pumpkin Painting with Cinderella, 10 am, The Kentucky Castle
Oct 23 The Night Circus, 6 pm, Hamburg Pavilion
Oct 24 Halloween Hoe-Down, 6 pm, Richmond, KY
Oct 25 Trunk or Treat, 6 pm, First Christian Church
Oct 25 Trick or Treating, 6 pm, EKU Safety City
Oct 26 Halloween Party, noon to 3 pm, PetSuites (2057 Bryant Road)
Oct 26 Trunk-or-Treat, 5 pm, McConnell’s Trace Neighborhood Associations
Oct 26 Trick-or-Treat with Pop Stars!, 5 pm, 21c Museum Hotel Lexington
Oct 26 Trunk or Treat, 5:30 pm, Lexington Ice Center
Oct 27 Pumpkin Mania Carving and Fall Festival, noon, Transylvania University
Oct 27 Thriller Parade, 4 pm, downtown Lexington
Oct 27 Trunk or Treat, 5 pm, Broadway Baptist Church
Oct 29 Safe Trick-or-Treat Night, 6:30 pm, Sayre Christian Village
Oct 29 Trunk or Treat, 6:30 pm, The Lyric
Oct 30 Trunk or Treat, 3 pm, Green’s Toyota
Oct 31 Safe Halloween, 6 pm, Henry Clay High School
Oct 31 Halloween Boo Bash, 3 pm, Versailles, KY
Events may require tickets or registration. Times, dates, and locations subject to change.
This article also appears on page 8 and 9 of the October 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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