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Fall Begins in Lexington

Fall Begins in Lexington

By Kelly Heitz As fall begins this Saturday, September 22, so do the exciting fall festivities throughout the Bluegrass. From football to festivals, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Lexington during this season. Autumn seems to be the time where the Lexington area comes to life, which means it’s a time for you to get out and explore everything Central Kentucky has to offer! Here’s what’s going on this weekend near Lexington: Versailles Fall Festival Head to Versailles this Saturday for the 2nd Annual Versailles Fall Festival. Main Street will be blocked off, allowing for local artists and craftsmen to set up shop and show off their work. There will also be live music, food vendors and the ever-popular “Fear the Beer” Run, which is a 1-mile race where each participant must drink a full beer at the start of the race and at every quarter mile throughout. So, essentially, good times to be had by all. For more info on the festival, visit the Facebook event page or click here to sign up for Fear the Beer! Spoonbread Festival As the signature event of the Berea Chamber of Commerce, the annual Spoonbread Festival is a can’t-miss. Held September 21-23 at Memorial Park and Berea Community School in downtown Berea, Kentucky, this famous event is full...

Fall is In Full Swing this...

Fall is In Full Swing this Weekend in Lexington

By Kelly Heitz Well Lexingtonians, we’ve had a dose of fall weather this week, so why not enjoy the weekend celebrating the best the season has to offer at a few exciting festivals? Whether you’re gearing up for Halloween and need a little fright in your night, or are looking for a few family-friendly activities, Lexington has you covered. Read on for the best things to do in Lexington this weekend. Scarefest Horror & Paranormal Convention Thinking of doing something crazy this weekend? Head to the 11th annual Scarefest, the nation’s largest horror and paranormal convention hosted by Ghost Chasers International. The three-day event takes place at the Lexington Convention Center September 14-16 and features terrifying exhibits, exciting seminars and meet and greets with celebrities from the horror, sci-fi and paranormal genres. This year’s special guests include Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV, actor Jeffrey Combs from Re-Animator and The Frighteners, and Elvira herself, Cassandra Peterson. Visit thescarefest.com for the full line-up, schedule and to purchase your tickets. Midway Fall Festival For an event that’s a little less frightening, head to Midway for their annual Fall Festival this Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16. Now in its 44th year, this autumnal jubilee features local crafts and artists, incredible food vendors, children’s activities...

Festival Season has Begun in...

Festival Season has Begun in Lexington

By Kelly Heitz Now that September is here, fall festivals are gearing up in the Bluegrass. While the weather still thinks it’s August, we Kentuckians will brave the heat to celebrate good food, good music and our great community. Some of Lexington’s biggest festivals of the year take place this weekend, which means your hardest decision will be figuring out how you’ll make it to all of them! 30th Annual Roots & Heritage Festival Named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Roots & Heritage Festival celebrates regional diversity with entertainment and education for all ages. The festival will take place in downtown Lexington September 7 through 9 and is full of colorful pageantry, delicious food and nightly national musical acts that celebrate diversity. Vendors will be set up along Elm Tree Lane from 4th Street to Short Street for the African American Marketplace and flanked by two stages that will feature musical acts like Public Announcement, GapX The Band and Omar Cunningham. The event will also feature a KidsFest from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 8 at the corner of Short and Elm Tree Lane. Kids will enjoy face painting, interactive workshops, science demos, arts and crafts and more. For more information, head to rootsfestky.com. Christ the King...

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