Fayette County

Week ahead: Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry, Food Truck Friday, UK football media day and more

There’s plenty of free things for the kids to do at the annual Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day at the Kentucky Horse Park.
There’s plenty of free things for the kids to do at the annual Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Monday

Pioneer Life Week

Carter Caves State Park in Olive Hill will host a full week dedicated to life during the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812 and the settlement of lands around the Ohio River. Re-enactors, musical entertainment and historical programs will be on display 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m -2:30 p.m. Sunday. Country Fair Day on Saturday. (Parks.ky.gov)

 

Tuesday

‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’

Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Rd., Danville. Dinner 7:30 p.m.; show time 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Tickets $32 for dinner and show, $18 show only. Ages 12 and younger: $17 for dinner and show, $10 for show only. (Pioneerplayhouse.com)

 

TGIFriday

Food Truck Friday

Ready the forks! Lexington’s gathering of the best in local food trucks is back, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lexington Herald-Leader front parking lot, 100 Midland Avenue. There’s plenty of parking in the back lot, or along Short Street or Indiana Avenue. A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit United Way. (Bit.ly/2u24sV4)

 

Saturday

Bug out at Raven Run

Little explorers (K-5th grade) will travel across Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in search of insects. Starting at 10 a.m., participants will learn about the kind of insects found at Raven Run and discover how these creatures transform over time. Following the free hike, participants will get to make an insect related craft. Register at 859-272-6105. (RavenRun.org)

 

Horse industry salute offers free day of fun

Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day is a free day of fun to salute the state’s horse industry at the Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Starting at 4 p.m., events include free pony rides, arts and crafts, music and contests. Horses and riders will compete in the $50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a show-jumping competition, at 7:30 p.m. (Hatsoffky.com)

 

Sunday

Football Cats face the media

Head coach Mark Stoops and the players talk with the media at noon previewing the upcoming season. Keep up with the latest news from reporter Jennifer Smith on Twitter @jenheraldleader.

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