Best Bets, May 9-11: Mayfest Arts Fair, Bluegrass Brawl, more

hhendren@herald-leader.comMay 8, 2014 

Dancing around the maypole is a tradition during The Mayfest Arts Fair, which is Saturday and Sunday at Gratz Park and Transy.

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Mayfest Arts Fair comes back around

The Mayfest Arts Fair, a Lexington Mother's Day weekend tradition, is Saturday and Sunday at Gratz Park and Transylvania University, at Market and Third Streets. The weekend will include artist booths, live music, dancing, food and drink vendors, and children's activities. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more info, go to

Cincy's Appalachian Festival marks its 45th year

The 45th Annual Appalachian Festival continues through Sunday at Coney Island Park, 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati. It includes crafts, live music, a living history village and food. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 seniors, $2 ages 4 to 11, free ages 3 and younger. Parking is $6. For more information, call (513) 251-3378 or go to

There should be lots of tweets at two-day birding event

The first Bluegrass Birding Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Jacobson Park, 4001 Athens- Boonesboro Road. It will include walks, displays, informational sessions and children's activities. Admission is free. Call (859) 268-0114 or go to for more information.

MMA amateurs, pros and kids will kick butts to fight cancer

Local mixed martial arts contenders will gather at Heritage Hall for Bluegrass Brawl 12: Brawl for the Cure, with a portion of the proceeds going to Susan G. Komen of Lexington. Fights start at 8 p.m. Friday; the action includes youth grappling, and amateur and professional MMA matches. Tickets are $25 to $45. Go to for more info.

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