Chevy Chase Street Fair is 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Euclid Avenue, with live music and children’s activities. There will be food and drinks from vendors including The Beer Trappe, Charlie Brown’s, Chevy Chase Inn, Jack Rudy’s Cocktails, Louie’s Wine Dive, Kroger, Happy and Healthy Ways, Joella’s Hot Chicken, McAlister’s Deli, Honnah-Lee Bubble Tea, Bourbon n’ Toulouse, Domino’s, Athenian Grill, Puccini’s, and newcomer Buenos Nachos Mexican Kitchen, plus cocktails, wine and beer from West Sixth, Country Boy, Kentucky Ale and more. Some food trucks will join the mix this year, including Fida’s Caribbean Café.
▪ The Red Mile, 1200 Red Mile Road, is hosting Sullivan University Lexington’s Lamb Jam, 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Chefs will compete to grill the most delicious dish; 20 people will win chances to eat the winning lamb dish that night in the Red Mile Clubhouse. There will be bouncy houses, a small vendor fair and more.
▪ The 2017 Lexington Fest of Ales is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion downtown, and tickets are available. There will be more than 150 beers to sample from more than 60 breweries, including a special area featuring more than 30 Kentucky breweries. Tickets are available at Pazzo’s, The Beer Trappe, Liquor Barn, and Central Bank Thursday Night Live, or call the Downtown Lexington Corp. office at 859-335-8640.
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▪ The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is Sept. 11 to 17 in Bardstown, and this year’s events will include many opportunities to sample bourbon and culinary pairings. There will be live music and entertainment, and you can mingle with master distillers and tour famous distilleries. The festival is introducing three new events this year: A Whiskey and Its Grains, an examination of how the grain affects the spirit, 10 a.m. Sept. 15, $30; The Science of Maturation, about the effects of the barrel, 10 a.m. Sept. 14, $30; and Punches & Parties, how to make great punches for parties, 1 p.m. Sept. 15, $65.
Returning fan-favorite events include: Flights of Bourbon at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 from 1792 Distillery; KY Bourbon All-Star Sampler at 7 p.m. Sept. 13, an evening with key industry players and bourbons; Boots & Bourbon at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, a party with Buffalo Trace; Bourbon, Cigars & Jazz at 7 p.m. Sept. 15, Heaven Hill’s annual bash; the World Championship Bourbon Barrel Relay at 11 a.m. Sept. 16; the Bottled in Bond Fire at 7 p.m. Sept. 16, a bonfire with bottled in bond bourbons hosted by Susan Reigler, executive bourbon steward and president of the Bourbon Women Association; and the Great KY Bourbon Tasting & Gala beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, the grandest party of the festival, with master distillers, a gourmet dinner and a swag bag. Tickets for all events are available at KyBourbonFestival.com. You also can buy tickets to the VIP Loft Experience.
▪ Beginning Sept. 4, Dairy Queen will kick off fall with the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat, a combination of pumpkin pie pieces hand blended with classic DQ vanilla soft serve, crowned with whipped topping and a touch of nutmeg. Blizzard Treats are so thick they are served upside down in four sizes, including the popular Mini. It’s available for a limited time.
▪ Jessamine Growers Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday behind City Hall at Main and Rice streets in Wilmore, will have locally grown tomatoes, green beans, squash, potatoes and other seasonal vegetables, herbs, local honey and eggs, cut flowers and perennials.
▪ Bluegrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Liquor Barn, 1837 Plaudit Place in Hamburg, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Azur, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, will have beans, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, eggs, honey, jams, beef and pork.
▪ Nicholasville Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 717 North Main Street, will have peaches, tomatoes, watermelons, sweet corn, lettuces, squash, green beans, cucumbers, carrots, beets, greens, candy onions, flowers, jams and jellies, baked breads, black angus beef, specialty roasted coffees and items from Kentucky artisans.
▪ Lexington Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cheapside Park and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Southland Drive, will have corn, okra, tomatoes, watermelon, beans, peppers, peaches, eggplant, greens, cut flowers, lettuces and tomatillos.
▪ Chevy Chase Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 316 Ashland Avenue, will have fresh seasonal local produce, and pastured meats and eggs.