We made it to Friday, thankfully! I had to take another short trip for work this week and maybe drank a little too much pink beer Wednesday night? It’s nice to get out of your routine! 🙂
Doing something a little different today. I realize the majority of people who read this blog are not Kentuckians, however, I want to start incorporating a little more of my beloved state in this space. This particular weekend happens to be one of my favorite for the entire year – I know fall has finally arrived (even when the temperatures say otherwise)!
Mt. Sterling Court Days
The town where I grew up is home to the largest outdoor festival in the state: a four day “market” featuring approximately 1500 food and goods vendors. You can purchase antiques, clothing, home items, accessories, art, guns (yes, it’s true), knives, and anything else you can imagine – even things you don’t want to imagine. It’s truly something you have to experience in person. I loved it as a kid, but find it nearly as enjoyable today. Nostalgia, you know? I’m not a meat-eater, but I always get a country ham sandwich and wash it down with an Ale8. There’s nothing better! If you plan to visit, know that you will not be able to stick to your healthy-eating regimen.
The Gateway Regional Arts Center (also in Mt. Sterling) is hosting The Howl at the Moon music festival Friday from 6:00-10:00, in conjunction with Court Day weekend. It will feature three bands and beer from local breweries. Activities for kids will be provided. They had me at local beer. Tickets are only $5!
Big Blue Madness
Also happening Friday night? Big Blue Madness, of course! For you non-Kentuckians, Big Blue Madness is the first open practice opportunity for the University of Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball teams, and the unofficial start of the basketball season for those of us in the Big Blue Nation. People camp out for a WEEK to get tickets to this practice. It’s insane. Drake is attending (and possibly performing?) this year. It’s kind of a big deal.
With the forecast calling for sun and temperatures in the 70s, it’s also the perfect weekend to make it to Keeneland’s fall meet! Nothing better than sipping a bourbon while you watch the races.
Over 25 local musicians have signed on to cover some of Tom Petty’s greatest hits Sunday night at The Burl in Lexington. Tickets are only $5, and proceeds go to the National Compassion Fund to support the victims and families of the Las Vegas shooting. The best music for an even better cause.
No one should complain about being bored in Kentucky this time of year. Get out and enjoy what this beautiful state has to offer.
What are your plans this weekend? Make it a great one!