October 2021 Calendar of Events
28-29: Aurora Ghost Walk. 7-9 p.m. tour the streets of Aurora and the Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St. Reservations required. (812) 926-1100.
30: “Mystery Dinner Theater.” Experience a spooky, fun-filled evening of mystery and mayhem by the Rivertown Players at 6:30 p.m. at The Livery of Aurora. (812) 926-0087.
1-2: Ertel Cellars Wine Festival. The 15th 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.
2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24: Vogt Farm’s 26th annual 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.
16-17: 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; noon – 5 p.m. Sunday. (317) 491-4148.
8: Honoring our First Responders and 20th anniversary of 9/11: 6-10 p.m. at the John W. Black Community Center or at the covid location, La Grange Baptist Church pavilion. Fundraiser for Oldham County Republican Women’s Club. $75 adults, $20 students. (502) 552-8179.
17: Skeleton 5K Run & 3.2K Walk. 2 p.m. at Wendell Moore Park, 1551 N. Hwy. 393. Presented by Oldham County Parks & Recreation. $25 early registration and $30 from Sept. 29 to race day. Register at www.oldhamcountyky.gov or call (502) 225-0655.
17: Halloween Spooktacular. Fun for the whole family from 3:30-5 p.m. at Wendell Moore Park. Free trick-or-treating for children ages infant to 12. Presented by Oldham County Parks & Recreation. (502) 225-0655.
9-10: Two Rivers Bass Tournament. Presented by Carroll County Tourism at Point Park. (502) 732-7036.
16: Mini-Golf Tournament. Presented by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce at Gen. Butler State Resort Park. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. $5 per person. Pre-register at (502) 732-7034.
16: Art Walk Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. 10 a.m. on the Courthouse square. Registration at 9 a.m. Free event presented by the Carrollton Main Street Program. (502) 732-5713.
30: Trick or Treat on the Square. 3-5 p.m. at downtown businesses. Presented by the Carrolton Main Street Program. (502) 732-5713.
1-Nov. 7: Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” At Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.
Stream Cliff Herb Farm Tea Room and Winery Events: Oct. 3: Live music with Rusty Bladen, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 10: Live music with Robert Reynolds & Friends, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 15: Christmas at the Farm Old Barn Market & BBQ. $5 admission with live music by Johnny Cash Tribute Artist Gary Phelps, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 16: Christmas at the Farm Old Barn Market & BBQ. $5 admission with live music by Skyline Drive Acoustic Duo Joseph Persinger & Mike Shelton, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 29 – Dec. 19: Winery open for tastings and wine sales. Directions: Hwy. 7. N. Left at Hwy. 250 W. Right at Hwy. 3, 1/3 mile east of Commiskey Store. (812) 346-5859.
1: South Oldham Rotary Bourbon & Wine Experience. Annual fundraiser at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd. enjoy tastings, live music and food. Also live auction, cork pull and more. Tickets $80 online at www.southoldhamrotary.org.
6: Oldham County History Center Cemetery Tour. 7 p.m. at Floydsburg Cemetery. A guided walking tour of this historic cemetery includes stories of the people buried there and more. Recommended for ages 9 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets $10 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling (502) 222-0826.
30: Aaron Lewis & the Stateliners in concert. 7 p.m. at Belterra Resort and Casino’s CenterStage Showroom. Must be 21. Tickets starting at $50. 1-888-BELTERRA.
2-3: Hanover College Homecoming Weekend. (812) 866-7000 or visit www.hanover.edu.
25: Hanover Book Group. This month’s book will be “The Invisible Life of Addie Larue,” by V.E. Schwab. Reserve in advance and join group leader Judi Terpening at the Hanover Branch of the Jefferson County Public Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (812) 866-1470.
La Grange, KY
Through October: Spirits of La Grange Ghost Tour. Call the Spirit Hotline at (502) 269-0126 or reserve online at www.spiritsoflagrange.com.
14; 28: Oldham County History Center Cemetery Tours. 7 p.m. at Valley of Rest Cemetery. A guided walking tour of this historic cemetery includes stories of the people buried there and more. Recommended for ages 9 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets $10 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling (502) 222-0826.
26-Nov. 13: Solo Art Show by Connie Sandusky. Featuring new paintings at Gallery 104 located at 104 E. Main St. (502) 222-3822.
3: Tri-State Antique Market. More than 250 vendors. Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission $3. Free parking. (513) 738-7256.
9: Don Felder in concert. Felder is formerly from The Eagles and will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Lawrenceburg Event Center, 91 Walnut St. Visit thelawrenceburgeventcenter.com/entertainment for more info.
22-23: Fall Frolic 2021 Frontier Art Show. At Lawrenceburg Event Center, 91 Walnut St. (859) 707-5429.
1-3; 7-10; 14-17; 21-24; 28-30: Boo at the Zoo. Entry is from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Louisville Zoo. Admission charged. (502) 459-2181 or visit: www.LouisvilleZoo.org.
1: First Friday Trolley Hop. 5-11 p.m. in the Downtown Art Zone, Main and Market streets. (502) 583-1671 or visit: www.FirstFridayTrolley
1-3: St. James Court Art Show. 2-11 pm. at St. James Court and surrounding streets of Old Louisville. (502) 635-1842.
9: 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.
9-10: Flea Off Market. More than 200 artists, craftspeople, collectors, start-ups and local businesses. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. At the Big Lot at 1000 E. Market St. (502) 552-0061 or (502) 418-3567.
12-13: Belknap Fall Festival. At Douglas Loop on Bardstown Road. 6-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday. Live music, food, vendors. (502) 744-9433 or visit the website www.Belknapneighborhood.org.
1-3: Tri-Kappa Tour of Homes. Tour eight homes in downtown Madison. Presented by the Tri Kappa Sorority. Hours 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon - 5 p.m. Sunday. All proceeds benefit college scholarship fund for local students and local charities. Tickets $20 adults, $8 child and available for purchase on tour weekend at the Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway St. 1-800-559-2956 or visit www.trikappa
2: Madison Loft Tour. Self-guided walking tour seven of Madison’s quaint upstairs spaces. Presented by the Madison Main Street Program. Tour hours from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets $15 and available online at www.madisonmainstreet.com or from one of several local stores or at the hospitality site day of tour at Mad Paddle Brewstillery, 301 West St. (812) 265-3270.
2: Golf Cart/UTV Poker Run. Raffle, door prizes, music, food and more. 11:30 a.m. at the Gazebo on Vaughn Drive. $25 per hand and play as many hands as you wish. A fundraiser for the Madison Riverfront Development Committee. (513) 213-5051.
2: Mayor’s Movies in the Park. Featuring the movie “Hocus Pocus” at dusk at Madison Bicentennial Park. Brings blankets or chairs. Free. Presented by the City of Madison. (812) 265-8300.
8: Live band TBA. 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge 1340 Michigan Rd. $5 per person. Presented by the Madison Senior Citizens group. (812) 265-4758.
9: Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew. Annual cookoff from 11 a.m. - 5 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.
20: An Evening with Author Sandy Black. Join Sandy Black and her sister, Laura, for their portrayal of “Rules, Rules and More Rules,” a chapter in Black’s most recent book, “Oh! Those Old One-Room Schoolhouses and the Children They Taught.” This is the third in a trilogy of her books that take readers back to the past of old barns, churches and one-room schoolhouses. 6 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library, 420 W. Main St., with a book signing to follow at Crafted Coffee Co., 329 W. Main St. (812) 265-2744.
22: Live band TBA. 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 1340 Michigan Rd. $5 per person. Presented by the Madison Senior Citizens group. (812) 265-4758.
22: Curtis Pavey & Helena Hyesoo Kim, duo pianists, in concert. Presented by Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 412 W. Main St. Free admission.
30: Thomas Family Winery Halloween Costume Party. The 30th annual event begins at 8 p.m. (812) 273-3755.
30: Jefferson County fire Cadet Trunk or Treat. Bring the kids to trick or treat and see fire engines, firefighters, Kaitlyn’s Hope, bouncy houses. Also hot chocolate and hot dogs for sale. 5-8 p.m. at the Madison Township Volunteer Fire Company, 3413 N. Michigan Rd.
30: Halloween Festival. The city of Madison presents this free event for people of all ages from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Madison Bicentennial Park. Costume contest, games, food truck and more. (812) 265-8300.
31: Jack-o-Lantern Walk & Trick or Treat. 6-9 p.m. at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, 601 W. First St. (812) 265-3526.
16: 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.
Pewee Valley, KY
1-3; 7-10: “Women Playing Hamlet.” Presented by Little Colonel Players. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at 302 Mt. Mercy Dr. Adults $19, Seniors and Students $17. (502) 241-9906.
29-31: Three Plays. “Radio Golden Days,” “Sorry Wrong Number,” “The hitch Hiker” and “Three Skeleton Key.” Presented by Little Colonel Players. 7:30 p.m. Friday - Sunday at 302 Mt. Mercy Dr. Adults $19, Seniors and Students $17. (502) 241-9906.
Rising Sun, IN
8-9: 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.
Sept. 27 - Oct. 3: Seymour Oktoberfest. Food, biergarten, parade, vendors and entertainment. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. in downtown Seymour. Free admission. (812) 522-4020.
9: Halloween Dinner Fundraiser. Presented by the Jennings County Historical Society, this event features dinner and the Disney movie “Hocus Pocus” from 6:30-9 p.m. on the Jennings County Courthouse lawn. Tickets $15. (812) 346-8989.
9: Family Fall Fest & Shop Local Holiday Preview. Noon - 4 p.m. on the corner of Tyson and Main streets at the courthouse square. (513) 922-7458.
1: First Friday “Octoberfest.” In downtown Vevay.
2: Vevay Jamfest. Original artists playing original music beginning all day in an outside venue at Cuzz’s Bar & Grill, 123 W. Main St. Featuring Amy Noel from 1:30-3 p.m.; Darryl Hewitt from 3-5 p.m.; Vaguely Familiar Duo from 5-7 p.m.; Anthony Ray Wright & The Boys from 7-9 p.m.; headliner The New Machine from 9 p.m. - midnight. Free admission. Bring chairs. Performances will move indoors if inclement weather. Sponsored by The Big Blue & Friends. Visit www.bigblueentertainsyou.com.
8-9: Sleepy Hollow Cruisin’ Classic. Free event at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park. Cruise-in at 6 p.m. Friday with live music by Johnny Collins & Family at 6 p.m. Car show from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday with trophies awarded at 4 p.m. Live music from 2-4 p.m. by Allan Cochran & the Crestliners. Free car show registration and 50-50 drawing. (812) 427-3237.
8-9: Meet Me On Main Street. Volkswagon vintage camper rally at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park. Presented by Vevay Main Street Program. Open house 2-4 p.m.
9: Sleepy Hollow Craft Show. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Courthouse Square. Crafts vendors and Lion’s Club soup and pork burgers booth. (812) 427-3237.
23: All Hallows Eve at Historic Thiebaud Farmstead. Storytelling, body snatchers, phrenology, ghost riders, games and more. 5-8 p.m. at 5147 E. State Rd. 56. $5 admission or family of three for $10. (812) 427-3560.
23: Harvest Tavern Night. Performances by Lance Minnis and Adin Pemberton, stars of the YouTube series “Juleps, Songs and Jacob’s Punch” and “Songs of a Midwinter’s Night” from 7-10 p.m. at Musee de Venoge, 4085 Hwy. 129. Adult beverages and snacks included in the admission price of $10. Other performers include plus tours of the cottage. (812) 593-5726.
9: Chocolate Crawl. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 104 E. Market St. $5 per person. Raffle and prizes. Presented by Gallatin County Tourism. (859) 567-5481.
2: Rollin’ on the River Food Truck Festival. Featuring food trucks, live music, beer and wine vendors and activities for the whole family. Presented by Oldham County Parks & Recreation. Free. (502) 225-0655.
1-3: Kentucky Wool Festival. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday on Hwy. 159 next to Kinkaid Lake State Park in Falmouth, Ky. Admission $5. (859) 951-8025.
9-10: Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair. Demonstrations, food, music, dance and art. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $8 adults; children free. At the Indian Fort Theatre, Hwy. 21 E., Berea, Ky. (859) 986-3192 or visit: www.kyguild.org.
16-17: Fort Vallonia Days. The 52nd annual event features handmade crafts, homemade food, flea market and more. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (812) 528-2407 or www.fortvalloniadays.com.