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Round Out September with Fun...

Round Out September with Fun Family Activities this Weekend in Lexington

By Kelly Heitz The skies have finally cleared in Lexington, and there are plenty of events and festivals this weekend to get your family out of the house and into the fall sunshine. Here’s a list of the best things to do in Lexington this weekend. Anderson County Burgoo Festival Burgoo is Kentucky’s signature stew and deserves an entire festival to celebrate it. The annual Anderson County Burgoo Festival in downtown Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, certainly does it justice with oodles of burgoo, music and entertainment (including a Johnny Cash tribute), a motorcycle show, contests and tons of interesting vendors. The event is this Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, and is perfect for the entire family—whether you’ve tasted burgoo or not! For more information, head to https://www.facebook.com/events/630732353941926. 2nd Annual Bourbon Country Burn After a successful first year, the Bourbon Country Burn Bike Ride is back! This three-day (September 28-30), fully-supported bicycle tour of the bourbon distilleries and horse farms of Central Kentucky traverses quiet country roads and beautiful rolling bluegrass hills, and welcomes cyclists from all over the country. Daily distance options range from 25 to 100 miles and make stops at up to seven different distilleries throughout the event. Back at Bourbon Base Camp at the Kentucky Horse Park, cyclists sip Kentucky bourbon from the same distilleries they...

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...

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