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Give Thanks in Lexington

Give Thanks in Lexington

By Kelly Heitz Although it seems we went into Christmas mode as soon as the clock struck midnight on Halloween, Central Kentucky is still extremely excited about the holiday of giving thanks. Turkey Day is almost upon us, and while we love spending the day with family and loved ones, who’s to say you can’t do that at some of Lexington’s most treasured restaurants? Several Lexington eateries will be open for the Thanksgiving holiday and serving up exquisite traditional feasts. So, if you’d rather not spend the entire day slaving over your oven, head to one of these Lexington Thanksgiving spots for you 2018 celebration. Thanksgiving Dining Jean Farris Winery & Bistro For a Thanksgiving meal with a view, head out to Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, which is a stunning winery and restaurant nestled in the rolling hills of the Bluegrass. The winery’s bistro will be offering a three-course dinner from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 22. The meal is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. will offer a three course dinner from 1 pm to 7 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Don’t just show up on Thanksgiving Day though! Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 859.263.WINE or online at jeanfarris.com. For more information on the event or to take a...

Fall for the Bluegrass This...

Fall for the Bluegrass This Weekend

By Kelly Heitz October has come and gone and we are into November, which means the heart of fall in the Bluegrass. Beat your post-Halloween blues with these exciting events happening in the Lexington area this weekend. The Breeder’s Cup World Championships Louisville’s Churchill Downs, our racing neighbor to the west, is hosting the prestigious Breeder’s Cup World Championships this Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3. The festivities begin with Future Stars Day this Friday, which features juvenile horses that are a year shy of qualifying for the Breeder’s Cup. On Saturday, catch the main event: a full day’s worth of championship horse races culminating in the Breeder’s Cup Classic. The history making race is almost as exciting as the Kentucky Derby! For more information head to breederscup.com. UK Football vs. University of Georgia If you are staying in town this weekend, don’t miss the much-anticipated UK vs. Georgia football game at Kroger Field. The matchup will decide the winner of the SEC East and who plays in Atlanta for the SEC Championship title. For tickets and more information on the game and tailgating, head to https://ukathletics.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=97. Ashland Annual Fall Clean-Up Day Help keep the gem of Lexington, Ashland The Henry Clay Estate, in tip top shape at this year’s annual fall cleanup. From individual volunteers to high...

Have a Happy Halloween in...

Have a Happy Halloween in Lexington

By Kelly Heitz All Hallows Eve is almost here and there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate in Lexington this weekend. Whether you enjoy having the pee scared out of you, finding kid-friendly holiday fun, or being a kid yourself, we’ve got all the details on what’s going on this weekend in Lexington. For Those Who Aren’t Afraid of the Dark Ghost Hunts at Waveland Join to Lexington Paranormal Research Society at Waveland State Historical Site to discover if the house is haunted! The ghost hunt begins at 8 p.m. this Friday, October 26 and concludes at midnight. Tickets are $20 at the gate, which gets you the rare opportunity to take part in a real paranormal investigation. You’ll learn about ghost hunting from the experts! The event isn’t recommended for children, as they don’t really know what mysteries are lurking! For more info, head to parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland. Fright Night Get the bajeezus scared out of you at Jacobson Park’s Fright Night. Venture into the “Dark Forest,” explore “13 Doors” while being chased by creatures of the night, and experience the creepy, dark underbelly of carnival life in the brand-new “Candyland” attraction. Tickets can be purchased online or on site for each trail. Beware, only the brave will make it out of all three alive! Wicked World Scaregrounds For the...

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