October 2020 Calendar of Events
4: Public Archaeology Investigation. The Oldham County History Center will host a public dig from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to continue the investigation at the Gatewood Plantation site just outside of Bedford. It is associated with freedom seeker Henry Bibb, an ardent abolitionist from the pre-Civil War era. Participation is free but limited. Reservations required by calling (502) 222-0826.
17 - Nov. 14: “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The Smithsonian Institution’s traveling Crossroads exhibit will be on display Monday-Friday at the Trimble County Public Library from Oct. 17 – Nov. 14 during library hours. Free. (502) 255-7362.
18: Skeleton 5K & Spooktacular Festival. Presented by Oldham County Parks & Recreation. Race begins at 2 p.m. at Wendell Moore Park. Trick or Treat free for ages 0-12, 3:30-5 p.m. in the lower parking lot. Register for race online: www.oldhamcountyky.org. (502) 225-0655.
16-17: MINI Golf Scramble. Oct. 16 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Oct 17 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Teams of four are $30 or $8 per individual. Pre-Register. Tournament will be at Gen. Butler State Resort Park. (502) 732-4384.
23-24; 30-31: Butler Boo Bash. Gen. Butler State Park Resort. Fun for the whole family, including paranormal tours, hayrides, campfires and more. (502) 732-4384 or visit www.parks.ky.gov
Stream Cliff Herb Farm Tea Room and Winery Events: Oct. 4: Live music with Rusty Bladen, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 11: Live music with Bomar & Ritter, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 16-17: Christmas at the Farm, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Market and barbecue. $5 admission. Oct. 25: The shops, gardens and plant area and antique shop closed until spring. Directions: Hwy. 7. N. Left at Hwy. 250 W. Right at Hwy. 3, 1/3 mile east of Commiskey Store. (812) 346-5859.
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3: Garden tips with Jan Jasper. Join jasper for fall gardening tips from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Oldham County History Center, 106 N. Second Ave. Tickets $10 per person. Presented by the Oldham County History Center. (502) 222-0826.
8; 15; 29: Candlelight Cemetery Tours. Learn about dsome famous and infamous people from Oldham County’s past. Held from 6-8 p.m. at Valley Rest in La Grange. Tickets $10 per person paid in advance. Reservations required. (502) 222-0826.
4: Tri-State Antique Market. More than 250 vendors. Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission $3. Free parking. (513) 738-7256.
1-30: Thursday-Sundays in October: World’s Largest Halloween Party. Entry is from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Louisville Zoo. Admission charged. (502) 459-2181 or visit: www.LouisvilleZoo.org.
1-Jan. 10, 2021: “The Art of Healing.” Exhibit and sale of original art by local and regional artists, at King’s Daughters Hospital, 1373 E. State Rd. 62. A collection of six pieces donated to KDH will honor the memory of Alexander Feltner, son of Robert Feltner and Teresa Waller. Free. In conjunction with the Madison Art Club. (812) 265-2923.
2: Thomas Family Winery 25th Anniversary Celebration. A Fall Full of Celebration with new wines, dinners, theatre and more. 208 E. Second St. (812) 273-3755.
4: Superfecta Jazz Combo in concert. Presented by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 3 p.m. at Madison Bicentennial Park. Free but donations welcome. Masks and social distancing required. Visit www.madisonperformingartsfoundation.com.
10: Friends of the Library Book Sale. 9 a.m. – noon at the Jefferson County Public Library, 420 W. Main St. (812) 265-2744.
17: Hearts 2 Hands Vendor Event. Visit various vendors selling their wares from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. inside Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. Includes silent auction and door prizes.
17: Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour. Architecture, Art and History. Self-guided tour begins and ends at the Broadway Fountain. 10 a.m. - noon. Presented by Historic Madison, Inc. (812) 265-3270.
19: Belle of Louisville Sunset Cruise. 6:30-8:30 at the Madison Boat Ramp. Ticket Prices are $15 per person or $10per child 3-12 years old. Reservations recommended. (502) 574-2992 or visit www.belleoflouisville.org.
23: Fourth Friday. Visit shops along downtown’s Main Street, listen to live music, see art demonstrations. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 274-0195.
31: Mad Paddle Brewery Halloween Party & Event Hall Grand Opening. Doors at 6 pm. Tracy Thompson performs at 7 p.m. Rusty Bladen and his band performs at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $15 per person at the door but this event is sold out.
31: City of Madison Halloween Festival. This daylong event replaces Red, White & Boo! Family fun from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Main Street featuring petting zoo, juggler, costume contest, games, K9 costume contest, candy, vendors and more. Free. Also jack-o-lantern walk from dusk to 9 p.m. at Lanier Mansion. Presented jointly by the City of Madison, Madison Main Street Program and VisitMadison Inc. (812) 265-2956
31: Thomas Family Winery Halloween Costume Party. The 25th annual event begins at 8 p.m. (812) 273-3755.
2: Steampunk Oktoberfest. 6-9 p.m. Live music, mini beer garden, Headless Horseman, crafters, steampunk exhibit at the Community Art Center. Presented by Vevay Main Street. (513) 502-1839
3: First Friday Oktoberfest. An evening of fun around downtown Vevay.
16-18: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged.” A play by the Madison Community Players. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hoosier Theater, 209 Ferry St. Featuring 37 plays, three actors and 97 minutes. For Shakespeare lovers and haters alike. Tickets $10 at the door or in advance at www.historichoosiertheater.org.
17: “Swan Lake” ballet. Presented at the Hoosier Theater, 209 Ferry St. Tickets $5. (812) 427-2319.
17: Community Art Center Fall Gala. Join the Art Center for a “Roaring 20s” tehemed dinner and silent auction. Tickets $50 per couple or $30 per single. 6 p.m. at the Art Center, 217 Ferry St. (812 427-9490.
10: Chocolate Crawl. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 104 E. Market St. Registration begins at 10 a.m. $5 per person. (859) 567-5481.