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October 2014

Lexington Women Chefs Fall Harvest Dinner

October 21
Lexington Diner,
124 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Lexington Women Chefs host the Fall Harvest Dinner at the Lexington Diner on October 21.

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Pumpkin Fest, St. Luke

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Luke United Methodist Church,
2351 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40517 United States
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St. Luke United Methodist Church is known as the “Pumpkin Church” in the community. They are taking advantage of that and holding a community Pumpkin Fest. If your class or group would like to sponsor an activity booth, the Children’s Ministry Leadership Team has lots of ideas to choose from. Please contact Susan Cutshall, scutshall@stlukeumc.org or 269-4687, and she will help you get started.

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Incredible Food Show, Rupp Arena

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Now in its sixth year, the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show features celebrity chef The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. There also will be cooking demonstrations and exhibitions including specialty food companies, restaurants, kitchen accessories, and appliances.

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CANCELLED: 6th Annual Fall Arts Festival, Harrodsburg

October 11 - 12

The 6th annual Arts Council of Mercer County Fall Arts Festival will take place in Harrodsburg, KY on October 11 & 12. Expect handmade arts and crafts, live entertainment, kid activities, and Kentucky food. Saturday, October 11: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, October 12: 10 am – 5 pm

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Bluegrass Tomorrow 25th Anniversary, Normandy Farm

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Normandy Farm,
4701 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY United States
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Dinner by Seasons Catering, live music by The Big Ugly, a silent auction and tours of historic Normandy Farm, celebrating 25 years of ‘Connecting the Bluegrass’.

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Lafayette Seminar on Local Food, WT Young Library Auditorium

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
William T. Young Library,
401 Hilltop Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Closing the fall edition of the Lafayette Seminar will be a second panel discussion,Thinking Big: Local Food and Large Institutions, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the William T. Young Library Auditorium and Gallery. This panel discussion will be followed by a reception featuring Kentucky Proud and local ingredients. Most of the conversation about local food tends to focus on the small scale – farmers’ markets, restaurants and CSAs. But large institutions – businesses, school districts, universities – are getting…

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September 2014

Lexington Women Chefs Series, Montessori Middle School

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Montessori Middle School,
725 Stone Road, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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The next Lexington Women Chefs series event, a Farm to Table Brunch, will take place on Sunday, September 28th from 11 am – 2 pm. Photos from past Women Chefs series events:

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Savory Cycle

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
West Sixth Brewing,
501 W. Sixth, Lexington, KY United States
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“What is it? Progressive “Meal” + “Metric” Century (a metric century is a 100km bicycle ride, roughly 62 miles, our route will be roughly 65 miles) Why? Celebrate the thriving local food and beverage culture. Contribute to the vibrant bicycling scene. Raise awareness and money for Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop. Route and Pace: The route will be open to normal traffic. We will provide ride cue sheets and have the course marked along the way for easy navigation. Your…

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Heritage Festival, St. Andrew

September 27 - 28
St. Andrew Orthodox Church,
1136 Higbee Mill Road, Lexington, KY United States
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The 24th Annual Heritage Festival of St. Andrew Orthodox Church will be held on the church grounds at 1136 Higbee Mill Road, Lexington on September 27th from noon until 8 pm, and on September 28th from noon until 5 pm. The festival includes dance demonstrations and ethnic foods of Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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Sunday Salons in September, Moveable Feast Lexington

September 21 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Every Sunday in September, Moveable Feast Lexington will sponsor a gathering at a different historic, architecturally significant Lexington home with a special host to celebrate art, music, and literature. These events are being called September Sunday Salons. Each event will be uniquely styled by the individual hosts. Each Sunday program will serve up food, drink, and plenty of interaction with the arts and fine art collections. On Sunday, September 21st, historian and author David Burg will open his 1920s Craftsman…

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Empty Bowls 2014, Bourbon n’ Toulouse

September 20
Bourbon n Toulouse,
829 Euclid Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Presented by Moveable Feast Lexington, on September 20th, purchase a bowl created by Kentucky Mud Works and receive a free entree from Bourbon n’ Toulouse. All proceeds to benefit Moveable Feasts Lexington.

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Christ The King Oktoberfest

September 19 - 20
Cathedral of Christ the King,
299 Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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“Celebrating over 30 years, Christ The King’s annual Oktoberfest will take place this year on September 19-20, 2014. The festivities begin immediately following the Blessing of the Keg by Fr. Mark Dreeves on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm  at the Cathedral of Christ The King. Featuring many German food offerings and delicious options.  Not to mention live music, kid’s games, the infamous Celebrity Cake Wheel, inflatables, BINGO, Black Jack and more.”

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Sunday Salons in September, Moveable Feast Lexington

September 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Every Sunday in September, Moveable Feast Lexington will sponsor a gathering at a different historic, architecturally significant Lexington home with a special host to celebrate art, music, and literature. These events are being called September Sunday Salons. Each event will be uniquely styled by the individual hosts. Each Sunday program will serve up food, drink, and plenty of interaction with the arts and fine art collections. On Sunday, September 14th, Robie Flynn and Marty Byro will host an Urban-country Newgrass…

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Bluegrass Bourbon & BBQ, Gratz Park

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gratz Park,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation and the Junior League of Lexington will be jointly celebrating the bicentennial anniversaries of the Bodley-Bullock House and the Hunt-Morgan House with a party between the two houses in Gratz Park. Bluegrass, Bourbon & BBQ: A Bicentennial Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 5-9 p.m. and will feature live bluegrass music from Willie’s Locally Known, tours of the Hunt-Morgan House and the Bodley-Bullock House, and delicious Kentucky food favorites…

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Japan Summer Fest, Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza,
120 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Japan Summer Fest that drew more than 12,000 people last year is back again this year. There will be games, food, performances, and Japanese culture.

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The Jefferson St. Soirée, Jefferson Street from Short to Second

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The first annual Jefferson Street Soiree is scheduled for Wednesday evening, September 10th, 2014 from 6 – 10 p.m. with  showcasing one of Lexington’s emerging dining corridors. Jefferson will be closed from Short to Second for the block party. The restaurants and bars along Jefferson will offer food and beverage tastings, and entertainment will be featured on a stage between The Grey Goose and Wine + Market. Aly’An, a female country duo from Burgin, KY, will take the main stage…

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Sunday Salons in September, Moveable Feast Lexington

September 7 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Every Sunday in September, Moveable Feast Lexington will sponsor a gathering at a different historic, architecturally significant Lexington home with a special host to celebrate art, music, and literature. These events are being called September Sunday Salons. Each event will be uniquely styled by the individual hosts. Each Sunday program will serve up food, drink, and plenty of interaction with the arts and fine art collections. On Sunday, September 7th, John Wilkerson will host an afternoon tea at the Thomas…

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Roots & Heritage KidsFest

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As a part of Roots & Heritage Weekend, there is a KidsFest near the Hurst Lot at Short Street on September 6th from 12 – 5 pm. Activities will include mystic dragon inflatables, interactive workshops, science demonstrations, African bread making, and face painting.

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August 2014

Trolley, Chevy Chase to Farmers’ Market

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chevy Chase,
800 Block of Euclid Ave., Lexington, KY United States
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A trolley will from run Chevy Chase to the Farmers Market, between 10 am to 1 pm.  

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Fest Of Ales, Cheapside Park

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Throwbacks will be performing from 5:30-8:30 at the Pavillion. Tickets buy guests a collectible tasting glass and 20 beer samples.

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Sunday Salons in September, Moveable Feast Lexington

August 28 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Every Sunday in September, Moveable Feast Lexington will sponsor a gathering at a different historic, architecturally significant Lexington home with a special host to celebrate art, music, and literature. These events are being called September Sunday Salons. Each event will be uniquely styled by the individual hosts. Each Sunday program will serve up food, drink, and plenty of interaction with the arts and fine art collections. On Sunday, September 28th, architectural glass artist Frank Close will open his 1920s Arts…

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Mellow Mushroom 40th Birthday Celebration

August 20
Mellow Mushroom,
503 S. Upper St., Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“On Aug. 20, Mellow Mushroom will sell small cheese pizzas for $2.50, Coca-Cola products for 30 cents and a few beer brands — Budweiser, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Michelob — for 75 cents.”

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8th Annual Tomato Festival, The Arboretum

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Nothing says summer like fresh, ripe tomatoes. On August 10 you’ll get to taste your fill at the 8th Annual Tomato Festival at The Arboretum. Come prepared to sample an amazing variety of locally grown tomatoes. Enjoy free tomato-based hors d’oeuvres created and prepared by local chefs. Whether you are a tomato lover or not, there will be plenty of activities for the whole family. Kids will enjoy games and face painting, and they can create their own Mr. or…

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2014 Kentucky Vineyard Society Wine Festival

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Masterston Station Park,
3051 Leestown Rd., Lexington, KY 40511 United States
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More than 15 Kentucky Wineries will be in Attendance! Wineries selling by the glass & by the bottle Music by Lisa Raymond out on the beautiful covered pavilion patio music stage Cooking with Wine Demos by Executive Chef/Lexington’s Celebrity Chef, Ranada West-Riley, Owner of Lexington Diner Food Vendors on-site If you’d like to purchase tickets, you can do so here. The following Kentucky wineries will be attending the 2014 Kentucky Vineyard Society Wine Festival: Elk Creek Vineyards Equus Run Vineyards…

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League of Women Voters Wine & Cheese Tasting, Talon Winery

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Talon Winery,
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The League of Women Voters of Lexington is hosting a Wine & Cheese Tasting membership event that is open to the public on Saturday, August 8, 2014 at 3pm. Lexington area residents are invited to join League members for free wine tasting and food and to learn more about membership in the League. Tours of the winery are also available.

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Sixth for a Cause: Friends of the Kentucky Theater

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Sixth Brewing,
501 W. Sixth, Lexington, KY United States
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“Support one of Downtown Lexington’s most loved destinations. On Saturday, August 2, from 3 – 7pm, join us in the taproom to support Friends of the Kentucky Theater. A minimum of 6% of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Kentucky in support of renovations to the concession area, planned for later this year. Friends volunteers will be on hand to provide information on recent upgrades and the planned improvements, sell tshirts, theatre seat sponsorships, and…

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July 2014

Food Trucks for a Cause

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main & Vine,
Lexington, KY United States
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Food Trucks For A Cause every Friday until October 31! Enjoy great food for a great cause! 10% of all proceeds go to a different charity each week. Come eat lunch and come back again for dinner! Please note April 11, June 13, August 8, and October 10 event runs 11-2 at 100 Midland Avenue

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Women Chefs Dinner Series, Brasabana

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brasabana,
841 Lane Allen Rd, Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington Women Chefs Dinner Series is set to appear at Brasabana on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the next stop in its dinner series. This event will have a “Women in the World Cuisine” theme with six-course dining event, which focuses on global cuisine. This will be the fourth event in the series. For more information on the last Women Chefs Dinner event, click here.

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Food Trucks for a Cause

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main & Vine,
Lexington, KY United States
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Food Trucks For A Cause every Friday until October 31! Enjoy great food for a great cause! 10% of all proceeds go to a different charity each week. Come eat lunch and come back again for dinner! Please note April 11, June 13, August 8, and October 10 event runs 11-2 at 100 Midland Avenue

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Food Trucks for a Cause

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main & Vine,
Lexington, KY United States
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Food Trucks For A Cause every Friday until October 31! Enjoy great food for a great cause! 10% of all proceeds go to a different charity each week. Come eat lunch and come back again for dinner! Please note April 11, June 13, August 8, and October 10 event runs 11-2 at 100 Midland Avenue

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Sixth for a Cause: Local First!

July 5
West Sixth Brewing,
501 W. Sixth, Lexington, KY United States
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“Saturday, July 5th, get ready for our 3rd Annual Sixth for a Cause event with Local First Lexington- “Celebrate Independents!”. Mark your calendar for a great 4th of July weekend event where you can give back to many local businesses at once! People look to both friends and strangers to influence their buying decisions and a positive online review can help your favorite Lexington business attract new customers. Writing a favorable review or rating is an easy peasy way to…

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NoLi Night Market: 4th of July Edition

July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NoLi,
700 Bryan Ave, Lexington, KY United States
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“It’s the Night Market! On the Fourth of July! Featuring the best food you can get on the Fourth – Fork in the Road Mobile Galley, Rolling Oven, Thai & Mighty Noodle Bowls, and Minton’s at 760. Come get some. Presented by West Sixth Brewing. Music by Lexington Lexington.”

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Food Trucks for a Cause

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main & Vine,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Food Trucks For A Cause every Friday until October 31! Enjoy great food for a great cause! 10% of all proceeds go to a different charity each week. Come eat lunch and come back again for dinner! Please note April 11, June 13, August 8, and October 10 event runs 11-2 at 100 Midland Avenue”

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Great American Pie Contest, Cheapside Park

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social is one of the first events of this year’s 4th of July Festival in downtown Lexington. It will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 2, in the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park. You can enter pies in two categories:  “Made from Scratch” and “Semi-Homemade.”  There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes given in each category.  In addition, an award will be given for the “Prettiest Pie.”  

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June 2014

Class: Intro to Home Wine Making

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lexington Beerworks,
213 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Learn to make great wine (or cider and mead) at home using high quality wine kits with this class at Lexington Beerworks.

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13th Annual Kitchen of the Bluegrass Tour

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - June 22 @ 5:00 pm

“Kitchens of the Bluegrass Tour benefiting Child Development Center of the Bluegrass This self-guided tour features 15 unique kitchens in some of Lexington’s most beautiful homes and neighborhoods! Locations throughout Lexington, featuring Central Kentucky’s top kitchen designers!”

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Beer Cheese Festival

June 14
Winchester,
Winchester, KY United States
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Winchester hosts the 6th annual Beer Cheese Festival Downtown during the second weekend in June. “Last year an estimated 12,000 people packed the streets of Downtown to sample Beer Cheese, listen to live music, eat great food, and shop from the vendors! This year you can expect even more! Join us as we transform Main St. into Beer Cheese Blvd.”

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Women Chef Dinner Series

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai Orchid Cafe,
1030 S. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504 United States
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Thai Orchid Cafe is hosting a six-course dinner specially created by a handful of talented women chefs that have made their name in Lexington and surrounding areas. This event, emceed by Shannon Collins, the day chef at AZUR, is a chance for women chefs from various restaurants to collaborate on one delicious meal, as well as a chance for the community to gather around good food and conversation. The Women Chefs Dinner Series doesn’t only celebrate these women’s ability to…

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The Night Market – Give into the Groove Edition

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NoLi,
700 Bryan Ave, Lexington, KY United States
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This June 2014 Night Market from NoLi CDC will partner with the folks from Give Into The Groove.

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Gastro Gnomes Invade Downtown PARIS

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rooster Brew,
609 Main Street , Paris, KY 40361 United States
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The Gastro Gnomes Food Truck and Mobile Catering #foodtruckfriday Gastro Gnomes coming to @RoosterBrew Friday June 6th

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National Donut Day!

June 6

National Doughnut Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday of June to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during WWI.

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May 2014

Paula Deen, Carrick House

May 26 @ 2:00 pm
Carrick House,
312 North Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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Paula Deen will be the special guest for tea and conversation on Memorial Day Monday May 26, 2014 at Lexington’s Carrick House at 312 N. Limestone in downtown Lexington. Tea will be served at half past two. Reverend James Sichko says proceeds from the event “will benefit scholarships for elementary school children to attend St. Mark Catholic School,” Fr. Sichko explained. “And, out of the respect we have for our veterans, proceeds from this Memorial Day event will also go…

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Craft Brews and Food Fest

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lexington Convention Center,
430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Alltech presents the Craft Brews and Food Fest from noon to 8 PM at the Lexington Convention Center.

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FOOD: Taste of the Bluegrass, Keeneland

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Keene Barn an Keeneland,
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Taste of the Bluegrass, benefiting Lexington’s God’s Pantry Food Bank,  is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Keene Barn at Keeneland. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online, and at any Lexington Central Bank location.  Info 859-288-5332. Participating restaurants for the 2014 event include Midway’s Tavern 815, Bradford BBQ, Brasabana, Lexington Pasta, Nick Ryan’s, Palmer’s, Furlong’s, Great Harvest, and dozens more. 2014 List of Food and Beverage Purveyors: 815 Restaurant and Tavern Alltech Lexington Brewing…

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Lexington Craft Beer Week: Breakfast and Coffee Beer at Country Boy

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Country Boy,
436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington Craft Beer Week kicks off at Country Boy’s “Breakfast and Coffee Beers” from 8 am to close.  

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February 2014

Craft Writing: Beer, the Digital and Craft Culture

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
UK Student Center,
Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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Craft Writing: Beer, the Digital and Craft Culture at UK will showcase beer writing. Speakers are: Stan Hieronymus Julie Johnson Teri Fahrendorf Roger Baylor Jeremy Cowan Mitch Steele and keynote speaker Garret Oliver  

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October 2013

Incredible Food Show 2013, Rupp Arena

October 26, 2013
Rupp Arena,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Now in its 5th year, the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show 2013 features Jamie and Bobby Deen (two shows 11 am and 3 pm.)

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NAMIWalks, Masterson Station Park

October 12, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Masterson Station Park,
3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, KY United States
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness is holding a walk to “Stomp out Stigma” and fundraise at Masterson Station Park on October 12.  Registration begins at 12 pm.  There will be free food, live music, games, health resources, and more.  Click for more info.

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Food Truck Friday, Herald-Leader parking lot

October 11, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lexington Herald Leader,
100 Midland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The final Food Truck Friday of the season will be at the Lexington Herald-Leader! Come celebrate Newspaper Appreciation Week. Participating trucks are: Athenian Grill Bradford BBQ Chef Doug’s Gourmet Foods Cluckin Burger TnT BBQ God’s Pantry will receive 10% of the sales from the food trucks!

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September 2013

Kentucky Dirty, Versailles

September 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am
Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass,
570 Milner Rd., Versailles , KY 40383 United States
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The Kentucky Dirty 2013 will be held on Saturday, September 21, at the Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass in Versailles, featuring food, games, and BoonDoggle festival with live music. This unique, 3-mile, mud obstacle race will feature over a dozen obstacles baed on icons and landmarks across Kentucky.  Click for more info.

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