Fall events throughout county offer much variety

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By Pat Wallace

 Events are still in full swing around our area.  

Saturday, Sept. 20 is one of my personal favorites when the bagpipers come to the Renaissance Fairgrounds.  The 2014 Central Kentucky Celtic Festival and Highland Games is a fun time for all ages.  

Pipe and Drum Competition, entertainment by Drunk and Sailor, Liam’s Fancy, Roger Drawdry and the Firestarters, and Tuatha Dea, Irish dancing, merchants and artisans, a traditional archery tournament (open to the public), dancing, food, drink and more make up a fabulous day of family fun.  

Admission is $10 and children ten and under are free.  Running from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., it is truly a family fun day.  For more information check www.kyhighlandgames.com.  

Beginning Oct. 3 thru Nov. 2 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only). The Kentucky Renaissance Faire will also present their first Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch.  

A special maze spelling out Kentucky in a knight’s shield has been cut into the corn and children and adults will both enjoy the search for the way out.  

Admission for the maze and pumpkin patch is $8 for adults, $5 for children and those ages five and under are free. This includes a hayride, the maze, pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, and a fire pit will be available to make your own s’mores ($1).  This can become a family tradition. 

It is not too late to check out the dinners and concerts at Smith-Berry Winery.  Sept. 27 is Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes, Oct. 11 the Rigbys will return, and Don Edlin and Jamie Tingle finish the season on Oct. 31.  

Call for reservations at 845-7091.  Adult tickets include dinner, wine tasting and concert.  The winery welcomes parties, family reunions, and class reunions as well as weddings.  

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 The annual presentation of Henry County Arts will be Nov. 30 at the Eminence Christian Church at 2 p.m.  Artists who will perform will be named later, but if you have attended in the past, you know Martha Tarry Simpson will have a wonderful lineup of Henry County talent.

The Dickens Christmas Festival will be Dec. 6 and 7 as well as Dec. 13 and 14 from noon until 6 p.m.  Admission is $5 per person, and entertainment includes scenes from Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” throughout the day, caroling and Christmas plate dinners are available for purchase.  If you are looking for an unique gift, vendors will be on site selling their wares.

The Chamber will have a networking dinner on Oct. 2 at the new community center in Campbellsburg.  

If you have not yet visited this new addition in Campbellsburg, attending this dinner will allow you to enjoy all of the hard work that has gone into making a nice place for the entire county.  

Our speakers will be any county candidates who wish to share information on their views about Henry County.  

A catered meal will be $20, and we always have a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones.  

Reservations are required by calling 845-0806  or 641-1512, and chamber dinners are always open to all who might want to attend.  Our dinner is sponsored by CVS and the Kentucky Renaissance Faire.


Welcome to new members since our last column. 

Froggy 101.7 FM has joined us as well as Buddy’s Place (formerly Starvin’ Marvin’s).  

Check out the great music and coverage of local events on Froggy and enjoy a good breakfast or lunch at Buddy’s Place, 18 W. Cross Main, New Castle.  They are open on Friday evenings for a good fish dinner as well.  Carry-outs are available by calling 845-0909.