September 2021 Calendar of Events
25-26: Kiwanis AppleFest. Entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, games and everything apples. At Liberty Park, 716 S. Park Ave. (812) 934-3201.
11-12: Trimble County Apple Festival. Apple pie judging, children’s activities, arts and crafts, live music and food. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; noon - 5 p.m. Sunday at the Courthouse Square. 11 a.m. Sunday outside worship service. Free. (502) 221-6068.
10-11: Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Run. 56th annual event featuring flea market, children’s events, live entertainment, food, parade at 10:30 Saturday. 1 p.m. Pony Express Mail Run to Madison. Music by Bee Camp Bottom Boys on Friday night and Dusty Road Band on Saturday night. At State Rd. 62 at the Canaan Community Academy. (812) 839-6855.
2: First Friday. Farmers Market and entertainment. Carroll County Courthouse Lawn. (502) 732-5713.
10-11: Bands & BBQ at the Point. At Point Park. Enjoy this festival featuring local, regional and national blues entertainers, KCBS-sanctioned pro and amateur barbecue cooking contests. Plus a Handcrafted & Homespun Market from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday. Also two air shows by Cliff Robinson and fireworks Saturday night. Free admission. Sponsored by Carrollton-Carroll County Tourism. 1-800-325-4290.
30 – Oct. 2: Carroll County Tobacco Festival. 72nd annual festival featuring amusement rides, arts and crafts, flea market, games, food, vendors and more. At Carrollton’s Courthouse Square. (502) 376-2259.
3-4: 155th Chelsea Jubilee. Arts and crafts, music, games, food, antique tractors and more. Located on Highway 62 in Chelsea. Free admission and parking. (812) 866-4178.
1-26: “The Odd Couple.” At Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.
Stream Cliff Herb Farm Tea Room and Winery Events: Sept. 5: Live music with Brothers Smith, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 12: Live music with Gary Applegate and Joe Rock, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 18: Quilt Show by Harmony Quilt Guild. Free admission. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 19: Live music with Matt Red Moore, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 26: Live music with Robby Cox, 1-4 p.m. Directions: Hwy. 7. N. Left at Hwy. 250 W. Right at Hwy. 3, 1/3 mile east of Commiskey Store. (812) 346-5859.
11: Art & Garden Market. The fourth annual event is presented by the Crestwood Civic Club and features a plant sale, “ask the expert” booth, local artisans and many items for sale. New this year will be food trucks. Also prize drawings. Proceeds benefit the club’s scholarship program. At the clubhouse at 7215 Kavanaugh Rd. rain or shine. (502) 807-9020.
24: Twilight in the Garden. Annual fundraiser dinner and auction. Cocktail at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and auction at 8 p.m. at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old La Grange Rd. $200 per person. (502) 241-4788.
11: George Thorogood & the Destroyers. 7 p.m. at Belterra Casino Resort & Spa. Tickets starting at $50. Must be 21 to enter. 1-888-Belterra.
11-19: Friendship Flea Market. Open at 9 a.m. daily. One mile east of Friendship on State Rd. 62. (812) 667-5645.
La Grange, KY
1-18: “Beautiful Differences art exhibit.” An art show on display at Gallery 104, located at 104 E. Main St. Free admission. (502) 222-3822.
1-11: “Voices and Votes Exhibit.” An exhibit on the history of voting in our democracy. At the Oldham County History Museum, 106 N. Second Ave. Admission charged. (502) 222-0826.
1-18: “Beautiful Differences.” This art show will feature works that celebrate individuality and embrace diversity. At Gallery 104, located at 104 E. Main St. Free. (502) 222-3822.
16: Harrod’s Creek Slave Cemetery Walk and Dinner Talk. Mount Morris Roberts Fellowship recipient Robert Bell will present his research “The 206 African American Union Solders from Oldham County” followed by dinner and a walk to the cemetery to visit 20 unmarked graves. The event is to celebrate International Underground Railroad Month.” Presented by the Oldham County History Center. Must pre-register by calling (502) 222-0826. Tickets $35 per person and includes dinner and wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks.
11: Trackside Market. Featuring about 50 vendors on Main Street from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown La Grange. Food trucks available with entertainment from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Presented by La Grange Main Street Program. (502) 269-0126.
21 – Oct. 23: “Urban Life: A Photography Show.” The show is on display at Gallery 104, located at 104 E. Main St. Free admission. (502) 222-3822.
25: Dedication of the Mount Parlor Exhibit. Event set for 11 a.m. at the J.C. Barnett Library & Archives, 106 N. Second Ave. Tours to follow. This will open a new exhibit at the Oldham County History Center. (502) 222-0826.
25: Cruisin’ with the Quads. All automobiles and motorcycles welcome. Car show sponsored by the Quads Rod & Custom Car Club and Discover Downtown La Grange. 5-9 p.m. on Main Street. (502) 548-8755.
5: Tri-State Antique Market. More than 250 vendors. Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission $3. Free parking. (513) 738-7256.
24-25: Lawrenceburg Fall Fest. At 118 Walnut St. (812) 539-3113 or lawrenceburgfallfest.net.
Norton Commons concerts: Sept. 3: Thumper & the Plaid Rabbits; Sept. 17: Rock Station. Free concerts presented by Tea Station at Norton Commons at 9422 Norton Commons Blvd. 6:30-10 p.m. Beer and wine tent outside and full menu inside and outside. (502) 423-1203.
3-6: Worldfest on the Bevedere. One of the largest international festivals featuring vendor booths, cultural food, drink and live music on Louisville’s Belvedere Park. Free admission. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily. Visit www.louisvilleky.gov.
3: First Friday Trolley Hop. 5-11 p.m. Downtown Art Zone between Main and Market streets. (502) 583-1671.
8: Waterfront Wednesdays. Featuring Kiana & the Sun Kings (6 p.m.), Bendigo Fletcher (7:30 p.m.) and Dawn Richard (9 p.m.). Event begins at 5 p.m. at Waterfront Park Harbor Lawn. Free. Sponsored by WFPK Radio. (502) 814-6500.
9: J.D. Shelburne in concert. He will kick off the free Pepsi Plaza Concert Series at 6 p.m. at the YUM! Center, 1 Arena Plaza. With door prizes, cash bar and concessions. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets. (502) 690-9000.
11: Memorial Tribute by the Louisville Orchestra. 20th anniversary celebration at Louisville Memorial Auditorium, 970 S. Fourth St. General admission $23; seniors $20; students $5. Buy one get one free. (502) 968-6300.
11-12: Big Four Arts Festival. Free admission to music and art festival at Big Four Bridge Lawn, 1101 River Rd. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. Presented by B4B Promotions. Tickets $5 at the gate. (502) 363-2959 or visit www.bigfourbridgeartsfestival.com.
11-12: Flea Off Market. More than 200 artists, craftspeople, collectors, start-ups and local businesses. 4:30-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday at Big Lot at 1000 E. Market St. in NULU. (502) 552-0061 or (502) 418-3567.
15: Tina Turner Tribute Concert. 5 p.m. at 4th St. Live! General admission is free. Premium reserved tables for four are $40. Visit www.4thstlive.com.
16: Radiotronic in concert. Part of the free Pepsi Plaza Concert Series at 6 p.m. at the YUM! Center, 1 Arena Plaza. With door prizes, cash bar and concessions. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets. (502) 690-9000.
17-19: Gaslight Festival. Watterson Trail in Jeffersontown. (502) 267-1674. www.jtownchamber.com.
18: National Jug Band Jubilee. 1-10 p.m. at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater in Louisville Waterfront Park, 1301 River Rd. Free admission and free parking. Local vending, food, beer and wine available. Children’s activities. Workshops at 4 p.m. (502) 417-1107.
22: Waterfront Wednesdays. Featuring Wombo (6 p.m.), Slothrust (7:30 p.m.) and Low Cut Connie (9 p.m.). Event begins at 5 p.m. at Waterfront Park Harbor Lawn. Free. Sponsored by WFPK Radio. (502) 814-6500.
23-26: Louder Than Life. The largest rock festival in America is planned at the Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center. They are adding a Thursday night celebration event to kick off the weekend. Current pass holders will receive free admission to this new Thursday night event. Visit www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.
26: Fall Antiques Market. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. $8 for adults, 12 and under are free. (502) 897-9845, ext. 108.
24: Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop. 6-10:30 p.m. along Frankfort Avenue. Visit: www.fatfridayhop.org.
30: Louisville Crashers in concert. Part of the free Pepsi Plaza Concert Series at 6 p.m. at the YUM! Center, 1 Arena Plaza. With door prizes, cash bar and concessions. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets. (502) 690-9000.
1-10: Regional Art Show. Entries from the Madison art Club’s Regional Art Show will be on display at the Art on Main gallery, 309 W. Main St. Judging and opening reception were held in August. (812) 265-3139.
4: Rockin’ on the River. Car show and concerts at Bicentennial Park. 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Featuring the Doctors Band at 6 p.m. and The Monarchs at 8 p.m. Free admission but donations accepted. Proceeds to benefit the Salvation Army. (812) 265-4133.
4-15: 9/11 Memorial & Education Exhibit. The Jefferson County Public Library, 420 W. Main St., will participate in the education exhibit “September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World.” Told across 14 posters, the exhibit explores the origins and ongoing implications through personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. (812) 265-2744.
10: “Music in the Park.” Food vendors open at 5 p.m. Featuring Famous Amy Noel at 6 p.m. and Rusty Bladen at 8 p.m. Presented by the Madison Main Street Program at Madison Bicentennial Park. Free. Bring chairs or blankets. (812) 265-3270.
10: Comedian Andy Beningo and concert by Zach Shelton & 64 to Grayson band. 6:30 p.m. at North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. State Rd. 62. Tickets $10. Group rates available. Sponsored by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. (812) 273-1601.
10-11: Shawe & Pope John Summer Festival. 5 p.m. – midnight. Featuring carnival rides, food, cash raffle, children’s games, beer tent and live music. J.D. Shelburne performs Friday night. The Louisville Crashers perform Saturday night. Free admission but parking is $3. Located at 201 W. State St. (812) 273-5835.
10-11: Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Quilt Show. The 26th annual show will be at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Community Building on Hwy. 256. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. Admission $5.
18: Mayor’s Movies in the Park. Featuring the movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” at dusk at Madison Bicentennial Park. Free. (812) 265-8300.
18: Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day. 20th annual event features Hispanic music, dance and food. 4:30-10:30 p.m. at Eggleston Community Center, 419 East St. (812) 701-2821.
18-19: Madison Vintage Thunder. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days on the Madison riverfront. Featuring limited and unlimited vintage hydroplanes taking exhibition runs in the Ohio River. Presented by 5-to-the-5 Vintage Hydros Club. Free admission. Food trucks available. (812) 701-1073 or visit www.boatracingheritage.org.
24-26: Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale. At the Jefferson County Public Library. Members only on Thursday but memberships available at the door. 5-7 p.m. Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. (812) 265-2744.
24-26: Fall Old Court Days. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. Around the Jefferson County Courthouse and along Second Street. Free admission. Sponsored by The Pilot Club of Madison. (812) 701-9274.
25-26: Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art. Premier outdoor juried fine arts and crafts show. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Between Vine Street and Broadway. Free. (812) 265-2956. Visit www.MadisonChautauqua.com.
25-26: Harvest Celebration Festival. A cornucopia of artists, crafters, food, wine and fall color. At Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill St. (812) 273-2409.
25: Madison Municipal Airport Air Show. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Madison Municipal Airport, 3919 W. Ims Lane. (812) 273-1914.
25: Run the Falls 5K. The 21st annual event is a 3.1-mile paved course run and walk through Clifty Falls State Park. Medals awarded. 8 a.m. at park swimming pool. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Early bird registration is $20 or $15 (no shirt). Sponsored by Kings’ Daughters’ Health. (812) 801-0175.
25: Fairplay Fire Co. No. 1 Fish Fry. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at firehouse at 405 E. Main St. (812) 265-4949.
New Castle, KY
25: Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild Show. The 21st annual juried show is 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the 4-H Center at the Henry County Fairgrounds on Hwy. 421. (502) 845-4560.
Rising Sun, IN
4: A Hot Summer Night. Featuring the Belairs ’50s and ’60s rock n roll music and deejay J.D. Hughes. Plus arts and crafts, food vendors and free Kids’ Zone inflatables. 4-9 p.m. in downtown Rising Sun. (812) 438-4933.
11-12: City of Rising Sun Fall Community Yard Sale. (812) 438-3340.
24-25: Hardy Lake Raptor Days Festival. Programs, hikes, games, food and more. 9 a.m. at Hardy Lake, 5620 N. Hardy Lake Rd. (812) 794-2244.
22-26: Versailles Pumpkin Show. Celebrate more than 100 years of this family festival with a large pumpkin contest, live music, large parade, rides and more at the Ripley County Courthouse Square. Presented by the Versailles Lions Club. (812) 621-2227.
3: First Friday Celebration. Oktoberfest. Sponsored by the Vevay Main Street Program. (812) 427-9405
4: Vevay Antique and Collectible Flea Extravaganza. 6 p.m. at the Switzerland County 4-H Fairgrounds. Proceeds to benefit local charities. (812) 427-3237.
11: Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat. Presented by the Painted Stone Settlers Inc. Featuring battle re-enactments, cannon fires, settler and Native American encampments, Kentucky authors and storytelling. At Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky St. in Shelbyville, Ky. Admission $6 adults; $3 children. (502) 228-3746 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org.
18-19: Crackaway Daze Festival. Pony rides, games, live music, inflatables and more. At New Point, Ind. (812) 593-1401.