Border collies on the run
Marking 53 years, the Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial will be at Lexington's Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Road, through Sunday. The competition for border collies is one of the longest-running, largest and most prestigious in the country. Families and spectators are invited to bring their own dogs. The free event runs from dawn to dusk. (Bluegrassclassicsdt.com)
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Great food, great cause
Taste of the Bluegrass, featuring food and drink from more than 60 area businesses, live music and a silent auction, will be 7 to 11 p.m. at Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Road. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance; proceeds benefit God's Pantry Food Bank. Call (859) 288-5332 or go to Godspantry.org for tickets.
California Chrome runs 2nd leg of Triple Crown
Can California Chrome win the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown? (6:18 p.m., NBC)
Unleash your pet-loving charitable side
Grab your tennis shoes and your four-legged friend for the 17th annual 2K Mutt Strut at 9 a.m. You may walk with your pup at Coldstream Park, 1875 Newtown Pike, to benefit the nearly 5,000 animals the Lexington Humane Society cares for each year. Advance registration is $20 for adults, $15 for ages 12 and younger. (Lhsmuttstrut.com)
Founders' Day festivalat McConnell Springs
Celebrate Lexington's beginnings at McConnell Springs' 20th annual Founders' Day and Colonial Crafts Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park, 416 Rebmann Lane. Free. Includes historic re-enactments, music and dance performances. (Mcconnellsprings.org)
Addie's Day at Kentucky Children's Garden
Addie's Day at the Kentucky Children's Garden will feature food, pony rides and a petting zoo. It's 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive. Free. (www2.ca.uky.edu/arboretum)
Francisco's Farm Arts Festival
The Francisco's Farm Arts Festival is back at Midway College after a brief move to Equus Run Vineyards from 2011 through 2013. The weekend will feature artists, food and drink vendors, and music. Another change: Admission and parking are free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (Franciscosfarm.org)