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October 2019 Calendar of Events

Aurora, IN
24: Aurora Ghost Walk.
7-9 p.m. at the Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St. Reservations required. (812) 926-1100.
25-26: “Mystery at the Mansion Dinner Theater.” Experience a spooky, fun-filled evening of mystery and mayhem by the Rivertown Players at Hillforest. A full dinner served in the Hillforest parlor is included. Reservations required. Tickets $40 members; $45 non-members. 6:30 p.m. at the Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St. (812) 926-0087.
29: Aurora Halloween Parade and Costume Contest. 7 p.m. (812) 926-1300.

Batesville, IN
4-5: Ertel Cellars Wine Festival.
The 13th annual event features live entertainment and dancing under the “big top” tent. Wine tasting, food, steam engine hayrides, arts and crafts and more. Admission charged. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Located at 3794 E. County Rd., 1100 North. (812) 933-1500. Ext. 102.
4-27: Fear Factory. Batesville’s premier haunted house. Open every weekend in October from 7-10 p.m., at RomWeber Marketplace. Admission charged. (812) 932-2606.
5-6; 12-13; 19-20: Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival. Horse-drawn trolley rides to pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, corn maze, paddleboat rides, on Saturdays and Sundays only. Located at 12115 N. St. Rd. 129. (812) 934-4627.

Bedford, KY
12: The Infinite Realm’s 50th Anniversary Concert
. 6 p.m. at Bedford Baptist Church, 16 Old Hill Rd. Free event. (502) 376-0647.

Bethlehem, IN
19: Autumn on the River.
Arts, crafts, musical entertainment, parade, wagon rides, antique cars and tractors, home cooked food and more. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday. (317) 491-4148.

Buckner, KY
6: OCEA Skeleton 5K.
2 p.m. at Wendell Moore Park, 1551 N. Hwy. 393. $25 entry fee. (502) 225-0655.
26: Blue Challenge 5K. Presented by the La Grange Police & Oldham County Police Citizen’s Academy Alumni Associations. 8 a.m. race at Wendell Moore Park. Deadline to enter is Oct. 20.

Carrollton, KY
12: Art Walk Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest.
10 a.m. on the Courthouse square. Free event. (502) 732-5713.
15: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Gen. Butler State Resort Park, Lodge Mezzanine. (502) 732-4384
11-13; 18-20; 25-27: Halloween Family Fun Weekends. Featuring haunted train rides and haunted mini-golf at Gen. Butler State Resort Park. For resort guests, campsite decorating, Creepy Fingers Pottery Workshop and Trick or Treating in the campground. 1-800-462-8853.

Clarksville, IN
2-Nov. 10: “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.”
At Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.

Commiskey, IN
18-19: Christmas at the Farm Old Barn Market & Barbecue. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. At Stream Cliff Herb Farm. Hwy. 7. N., Left at Hwy. 250 W., Right at Hwy. 3, 1/3 mile E. of Commiskey Store. (812) 346-5859.

Crestwood, KY
11-12: Foxhollow Farm Fall Festival.
Corn maze, pumpkins, pony rids, arts and crafts, games and more. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Foxhollow Farm, 8905 KY-329. Tickets $10. Children 3 and under free. Free parking. (502) 418-6819.
12: Trunk or Treat. Free event by the South Oldham Little League. 5-7 p.m. at the Peggy Baker Park parking lot, 6887 Route 2858.
26: Boo Dell at Yew Dell. Celebrate Halloween in the gardens of Yew Dell Gardens. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. trick-or-treating, children’s activities, hay rides, scavenger hunt, food and drinks. Mr. Magic performance from 1-2 p.m. Tickets $9 adults; $5 seniors & children (6-17). Children 5 and under are free. (502) 241-4788.

Florence, IN
5: Three Dog Night in concert.
7 p.m. at Belterra Resort and Casino’s CenterStage Showroom. Must be 21. Tickets starting at $40. 1-888-BELTERRA.
19: 38 Special in concert. 7 p.m. at Belterra Resort and Casino’s CenterStage Showroom. Doors open one hour before show. Must be 21. Tickets starting at $45. 1-888-BELTERRA.

Goshen, KY
5: Paws in the Park.
Dog walk, music, food, face painting, dog contests, adoptable dogs, agility course and more. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Belknap Community Park, 12414 Hwy. 42. For more information visit oldhamhumane.com.
6: The Haunted Hike. 3-7 p.m. at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, 12501 Harmony Landing Rd. $7 admission, children 2 and under free. (502) 228-4362.

Hanover, IN
19: Piano Recital.
Featuring Hanover College music professors Madlen Batchvarova and Kimm Hollis. 10 a.m. at the Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, on Hanover College campus. (812) 866-7000.

La Grange, KY
4-27: Spirits of La Grange Ghost Tour.
(502) 269-0126.
5: La Grange Fire Department’s Safety & Halloween Festival. 4-7 p.m. at Oldham County Fairgrounds. Free activities for children, inflatables, hay rides, costume contest and trick-or-treating. Also chili, nachos and hot dogs available for purchase.
17-Nov. 19: “Pure Kentucky.” Presented by the Arts Association of Oldham County. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. (502) 222-3822.
19: Music Under the Stars. 7-9:30 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 909 W. Jefferson St. (502) 222-9925.
22-Nov. 22: Louisville Area Fabric and Textile Association Poetry Project. Presented by the Arts Association of Oldham County. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. (502) 222-3822.
24: The History Press-Acadia Author Dinner Series. “The Kentucky Bourbon Trail,” by Berkely and Jean Scott. 6 p.m. at the Oldham County History Center, 106 N. Second St. $20 for members, $22 for non-members. (502) 222-0826.
26: Halloween MAINia. Merchants welcome families for trick-or-treating at participating shops downtown. There will be a costume contest as well.

Lawrenceburg, IN
6: Tri-State Antique Market.
More than 250 vendors. Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission $3. Free parking. (513) 738-7256.
12: The Charlie Daniels Band in concert. 7:30 p.m. at Lawrenceburg Event Center, 91 Walnut St. Visit thelawrenceburgeventcenter.com/entertain
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Louisville, KY
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.
1-26: “Fashion Show at the Castle of Blood.” Presented by Whodunnit Inc. of Kentucky. Seating at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 7 p.m. at Bristol Bar & Grille downtown, 614 W. Main St. Tickets $49.98 each and includes meal, show, tax and gratuity. Reserve at (502) 538-4100 or www.whodunnitky.com.
1-31: “Dracula.” Presented by Fifth Third Bank. At Actor’s Theatre, 316 W. Main St. Visit www.actorstheatre.com for showtimes. (502) 371-0956.
4-29: Halloween Weekends at Kentucky Kingdom. The park’s thrill rides will operate until 10 p.m. each night. (502) 813-8250 or www.kentuckykingdom.com.
4: First Friday Trolley Hop. 5-11 p.m. in the Downtown Art Zone, Main and Market streets. (502) 583-1671 or visit: www.FirstFridayTrolleyHop.com.
4-6: St. James Court Art Show. 10 a.m. - 6 pm. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday at St. James Court and surrounding streets of Old Louisville. (502) 635-1842.
5-6: Bowmanfest: Aviation & Military Heritage Festival. Vintage plane rides, plane displays, bourbon bar, craft beer, food trucks, kids craft corner and more. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday at Bowman Field, 3345 Roger E Schupp St. (502) 458-1475.
7-15: Week in the Highlands. Bardstown Road corridor. (502) 451-3695. www.HighlandsWeek.org.
10: 24th Annual Tower Awards. Cocktails, dinner and awards. 6 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 South 4th St. Tickets $125 each or $1,250 per table of 10. (502) 583-5935.
11-12: Belknap Fall Festival. 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at the Historic Douglass Loop at Bardstown Road. (502) 744-9433 or visit www.Belknapneighborhood.org.
11-12: Garvin Gate Blues Festival. 6:30-11:15 p.m. Friday; 2-11:15 p.m. Saturday in Old Louisville. Free event. (502) 445-4193 or visit www.Garvingatebluesfestival.com.
12-13: Flea Off Market. More than 200 artists, craftspeople, collectors, start-ups and local businesses. At the lot at Market St. and Baxter Ave. (502) 552-0061 or (502) 418-3567.
25: F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop. 6-10:30 p.m. Frankfort, Mellwood and Story avenues. (502) 296-0091.

Madison, IN
1-Jan. 6, 2020: “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. Free. In conjunction with the Madison Art Club. (812) 265-2923.
4: Music featuring Family and Friends. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. $5 per person. Presented by the Madison Senior Citizens group. (812) 265-4758.
5: Out of the Darkness Community Walk. Presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Bicentennial Park, 106 Vaughn Dr. (812) 571-0494.
5: Eleutherian College Annual Gathering and Tour. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 6927 IN-250. Featuring tours and speakers beginning at 1 p.m. (812) 866-7129.
5: Madison Community Health Fair. Free health services, screenings, education and lunch will be served. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 2632 Michigan Rd. (812) 273-2289.
5: Madison Elks Lodge No. 524 120th Anniversary Celebration. Featuring music by The Marlinaires. 6-11:30 p.m. at Madison Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. Tickets $35 per person. (812) 265-2466.
5: Golf Cart Poker Run. Raffle, door prizes, music, food and more. Noon at the Gazebo on Vaughn Drive. $25 per hand, play as many hands as you wish. A fundraiser for the Madison Riverfront Development Committee. (513) 213-5051.
5: Main Street Loft Tour. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (812) 274-0195.
8: Jefferson County Civil War Roundtable. Historian John Thomas will present: “Slavery: America’s Original Sin?” 7 p.m. at Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First St. Free and open to everyone. (812) 701-0187.
10: House of Jane Songwriter Sessions. Featuring Robby Cox and John Clay. At House of Jane, 207 E. Main St. Tickets $20. Purchase by contacting Jane Vonderheide at houseofjaness@gmail.com.
11: Music featuring Steel Country. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. $5 per person. Presented by the Madison Senior Citizens group. (812) 265-4758.
11: Teddy Schenkman, concert violist, with Dr. Starla Raley. Presented by Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 512 West Main St. Free admission.
11-12; 18-19: Ghost Walk at Lanier Mansion. Designed for adults. Guests should be prepared to do some walking. 7-8:30 p.m. at Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. Tickets $15 for adults, $7 for children. Reserve at (812) 265-3526.
12: Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew. Annual cookoff from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Main Street between Jefferson and West streets. Winners named in three categories. Live music and activities all day. Organized by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. Free admission. Food and drinks for sale. (812) 265-3135.
12: Oak Heritage Conservancy Annual Dinner. 5:30 p.m. at Red Bicycle Hall, 125 East Main St. (317) 258-5217.
12: “Dumbo.” Mayor’s Movie in the Park. Movie begins at dusk at Bicentennial Park. Free event. (812) 265-8300.
13: Gatsby Glamour Tea. 2-4 p.m. at the Shrewsbury-Windle House, 301 W. First St. Tickets $35. (812) 265-2956.
14, 21: Belle of Louisville Visit. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Madison Boat Ramp. (502) 574-2992.
16: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library, 420 W. Main St. $20 per guest. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 14 at either Madison or Hanover Public Libraries. (812) 265-2744.
18: Music featuring Paul Boggs. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. $5 per person. Presented by the Madison Senior Citizens group. (812) 265-4758.
19: Hubbard Art Exhibit Opening. Hanover College welcomes the public to take part in the official opening of a new Harlan Hubbard art exhibit at the college’s Duggan Library at 3 p.m. Featured speaker will be retired Hanover College professor Robert Rosenthal, who knew the late Hubbards well.
19: Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour. 10 a.m. - noon at Broadway Fountain. (812) 265-2967.
25: Music featuring Paul Smith. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. $5 per person. Presented by the Madison Senior Citizens group. (812) 265-4758.
25: Fourth Friday Downtown. Visit shops along downtown’s Main Street, listen to live music, see art demonstrations. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 274-0195.
25: Haunted Trail of Horrors. 8-11 p.m. at Clifty Pool at Clifty Falls State Park. Admission $5. (812) 273-8885.
25-27: “Monty Python’s Edukational Show.” Presented by the Madison Consolidated High School Theatre Dept. at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at North Madison Christian Church, 1400 East State Rd. 62. (812) 274-8002.
26: Madison Vendor Craft Fair. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Madison Consolidated High School, 743 Clifty Drive. Email julieb3030@hotmail.com for more information.
26: Thomas Family Winery Halloween Costume Party. The 24th annual event begins at 8 p.m. (812) 273-3755.
28: Book Group. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library, 420 W. Main St. (812) 265-2744.
31: Red, White & Boo! A safe, city-sponsored alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. 6-8 p.m. at the Brown Gym. (812) 265-8300.
31: Trunk or Trinket. An allergy-friendly trunk or treat. 6-8 p.m. at the Eggleston Playground, 419 East Main St. Everyone is welcome at this free event. (812) 265-2331.
October events at Village Lights Bookstore: Every Saturday: Saturday Night Stitchers, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 10: Freethinkers Book Group, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11: Drag Royalty Story Hour, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 12: Live music in the Twain Room, with Tom Schneider, Noon - 3 p.m. Oct. 19: Live music with John Sheckler, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 25: Village Lights Poetry Nights, with special guest Jill Kelly Koren, 6-8:30 p.m. At Village Lights Bookstore, 110 E. Main St. (812) 265-1800.

Milton, KY
12: Horse and Antique Tractor Show.
Exhibition barrel racing, food, antique tractors, barbecue and more. 9:30 a.m. at Lazy Daisy Farm, 504 Mt. Carmel Rd. (502) 467-0024.
19: Milton Elementary School Fish Fry and Auction. Food 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Auction at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton Elementary School on Hwy. 421. (502) 268-3322.

North Vernon, IN
26-Nov. 2: Boyd Pumpkin Display
. View a large Jack-O-Lantern display nightly through Halloween. From dark - 10 p.m at 6265 E. County Rd. 920 N. (812) 767-3716.

Pewee Valley, KY
3-5: “Four Weddings and an Elvis.”
Presented by Little Colonel Players. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at 302 Mt. Mercy Dr. Adults $18, Seniors and Students $15. (502) 241-9906.

Prospect, KY
14: Operation Parent’s Golf Scramble.
The sixth annual event begins at 10:30 a.m. at Hunting Creek Country Club. $250 per player or $1,000 per team. (502) 265-9045.

Rising Sun, IN
11-12: Quilt Exhibit.
Presented by the Ohio County Historical Society. Noon – 6 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 214 Main St. (812) 438-4915.
11-12: Navy Bean Fall Festival. 5-9:30 p.m. Friday; noon - 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Featuring food and music in downtown Rising Sun. 11 a.m. parade on Saturday. Presented by the Rising Sun Main Street Program. (812) 438-2750.

Seymour, IN
2-Nov. 2: Mellencamp: Three Generations of Art.
Exhibit featuring works from John, Marilyn and Speck Mellencamp. At Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, 2001 North Ewing St. (812) 522-2278.
3-5: Seymour Oktoberfest. Food, biergarten, parade, vendors and entertainment. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. in downtown Seymour. Free admission. (812) 522-4020.
12: Log Cabin Day. Beans and cornbread, pioneer demonstrations and entertainment. 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Wildlife Refuge, 12987 E. US 50. (812) 522-4352.

Vernon, IN
11-12: Mystery Dinner, Ghost Walk and Silent Auction.
6:30-9:30 p.m. at the North American House Museum, 134 E. Brown St. Admission tickets $4, dinner tickets $18. (812) 346-8989.

Versailles, IN
12: Family Fall Fest & Shop Local Holiday Preview.
Vendors, cornhole tournament, food, contests and more. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the corner of Tyson St. and Main St. (513) 922-7458.

Vevay, IN
4: First Friday “Octoberfest.”
In downtown Vevay.
5-6: Rural Heritage Tour. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday; noon - 5 p.m. Sunday at Muse de Venoge, 4085 Hwy. 129. (812) 593-5726 or www.venoge.org.
11-12: Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Downtown Vevay. (812) 427-3237.
18-19: All Hallows Eve at Historic Thiebaud Farmstead. Storytelling, body snatchers, phrenology, ghost riders, games and more. 6-9 p.m. at 5147 East State Rd. 56. $3 admission or 5 for $10. (812) 427-3560.
25, 27: Ghost Tours. Tour the Hoosier Theater, The Swiss Inn and The Phoenix Hotel, all locations that have a history of being haunted. 7 p.m. Tickets $30. (812) 493-9572.

Warsaw, KY
5-6: KBF Bass Fishing Tournament.
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Craig’s Creek. (859) 393-7830.
12: 2019 Chocolate Crawl. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 104 E. Market St. $5 per person. (859) 567-5481.

Other Areas
12-13: Kentucky Guild Fall Fair.
Demonstrations, food, music, dance and art. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $5. At the Indian Fort Theatre, Big Hill Rd., Berea, Ky. (859) 986-3192 or visit: www.kyguild.org.
19-20: Fort Vallonia Days. Handmade crafts, homemade food, flea market and more. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (812) 528-2407.

 

 

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