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Old 08-05-2009, 08:59 PM
 
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We'd like suggestions for festivals that are fun for the whole family, within an hour and a half of Lexington.

Where I grew up, there was a zucchini festival, a tomato festival, pumpkin festival, etc--basically, a place to hear some music and shop for crafty stuff while eating fried dough. If you have a favorite, do tell!
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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Our favorite is right here in Lexington. Christ the King's October Fest! It is a blast. We are not Catholic but go every year both nights. It is such good wholesome fun. I haven't looked up the dates for this year yet but it is generally the last or next to last weekend in Sept.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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Our favorite is right here in Lexington. Christ the King's October Fest! It is a blast. We are not Catholic but go every year both nights. It is such good wholesome fun. I haven't looked up the dates for this year yet but it is generally the last or next to last weekend in Sept.
I'm going to go ahead and say that is probably the worst IMO. Its WAY to packed with a bunch of screaming kids, and the lines are really long. I prefer any of the festivals out on the farms, Double Stink hog farm, Evans orchard etc.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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Any other recommendations?
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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I was going to recommend Double Stink Hog Farm, but went to the website and saw that the two brothers are selling the farm? Anybody know about this?

Anyway, it's the one great festival that I could recommend - elephant rides and everything.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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Boyd Orchards has several events
Fall Festivals (http://www.boydorchards.com/fall-festivals - broken link)
The Harvest Festival is fun. You take a short hay ride to a field for a bonfire and cookout. There is a multi acre corn maze and the kids love going through the maze with flashlights. Be sure to pick up cider donuts on the way out!
And I've never heard anyone else say they didn't like Octoberfest. To each their own.
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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Boyd Orchards is good - I'd forgotten that one - and I agree that both Christ the King and Mary Queen have good fall festivals.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:59 PM
 
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I'll recommend Midway's Fall festival. Not a huge festival, but large variety of booths, eating options, yard sales, and a great small town atmosphere. It's in late September.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:22 AM
 
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Shaker Town has a nice fall festival. It's a short drive outside of Lexington. While you are at the festival, you are also free to explore Shaker Town!
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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You can always go to the Casey County Apple Festival in Liberty, Kentucky. It is the home of the world's largest apple pie. It is located in downtown Liberty. The date that they are going to have it is September 19-26. They have all kinds of things going on like arts, crafts, food, flea market and music. We try and go every year there. It is fun and you can bring the whole family!! Also the Anderson County Burgoo festival will be going on in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The dates for that is September 25-27. A fun time there for the family also.
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