Fayette County

The week ahead: events to watch out for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Stephanie Houndeshell, husband  Kurt Houndeshell and daughter Elise Houndeshell, age 11 of Dayton Ohio, looked over the race card at the paddock for the sixth race at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., on April 3, 2015. The race card was cancelled after the sixth race due to weather.  Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Stephanie Houndeshell, husband Kurt Houndeshell and daughter Elise Houndeshell, age 11 of Dayton Ohio, looked over the race card at the paddock for the sixth race at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., on April 3, 2015. The race card was cancelled after the sixth race due to weather. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

Wednesday

Let the Madness begin, Part I

UK basketball's Big Blue Madness isn't until Oct. 16, but part of the madness is about to begin — camping out for tickets. At the request of campus public safety officials, fans wishing to line up ahead of time at Memorial Coliseum are asked to do so no earlier than 5 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets will be distributed 10 p.m. Friday.

Thursday

Bacon and bourbon? Mmm ...

Thirteen bourbon-centric events will be held at venues around Lexington through Oct. 11. Events include a VIP progressive dinner, a bourbon crawl and a Beer, Bourbon and Bacon Garden Party at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. Go to Thebourbonsocial.com for ticket info.

TGIFriday

Keeneland's at the post for its Fall Meet

One of Lexington's signature events, the Keeneland Fall Meet, opens and continues through Oct. 24, with races Wednesday through Sunday. Gates open at 11 a.m.; the first post is 1:05 p.m. Keeneland Race Course is at 4201 Versailles Road. $5 general admission, free for ages 12 and younger. (Keeneland.com)

Saturday

At Komen race, breast cancer is on the run

Registration starts at 7 a.m. at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 N. Limestone. Events include 5K run/walk, survivors' parade, awards and dedication. $10-$40 (Komenlexington.org). And be sure to pick up Saturday's Herald-Leader, which will be going pink in support of the Race for the Cure.

Commemorating the Battle of Perryville

See a re-enactment of the 1862 Civil War battle at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, 1825 Battlefield Road, Perryville. The park opens 8:30 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Activities include demonstrations of infantry, cavalry and artillery; and tours. $10, free ages 11 and younger. (Perryvillebattlefield.org)

Sunday

Finding the fun in fire prevention

A downtown parade and a family festival kick off Fire Prevention Week. The festival is 3 to 6 p.m. at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 N. Limestone. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. (FPW.org)

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