Light the Night Corn Maze at Mulberry Orchard

We all think fall and corn mazes…..pumpkins…..roasting marshmallows over fires!  What if that all took place in the dark – with flashlights?!?!  That’s Light the Night at Mulberry Orchard in Shelbyville, Kentucky. You can find event details here on their website:  http://mulberryorchardky.com/news-and-events/ It’s $5 per person and children 5 & under are free.  I think this would be totally fun for families with tweens/teens.  See their website for some rules about supervision. You must bring a flashlight and you work your way through the corn maze at night.  At the end, you enjoy the fire, some cider and s’mores.  Sounds

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The Kentucky Doughnut Trail

I am sitting down to write this blog post, still in my workout clothes, there has to be some sacrilege to working out for an hour and then writing about this topic. Everyone knows that Kentucky has the Bourbon Trail, some may know about the Urban Bourbon Trail. I am betting that you haven’t heard of the Kentucky Doughnut Trail, you heard me right, the doughnut trail. Here I have only been to one of the shops on the list, so I have some work to do! I don’t believe that you get any sort of recognition for completing this

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Review: Newport Aquarium and the Penguin Encounter

Review of The Newport Aquarium and the Penguin Encounter.  I was granted free admission for the purpose of this review.  Over the last few years my family and I have visited the Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY several times and we love it every time! This time was a bit different than the usual aquarium experience for my kiddos. They didn’t know it upon arrival, but we had the opportunity to be involved with the penguin encounter!  If you haven’t been to the Newport Aquarium, I highly recommend it. At 10:15 in the lobby of the aquarium there is a

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Black Gold Festival – Hazard KY

In Hazard, coal has been a huge part of life for the people of Hazard and they created a festival to celebrate it! According to the Kentucky Tourism website it is one of the largest festivals in Kentucky. September 18th-20th, Hazard puts on the Black Gold Festival. Friday and Saturday of the festival the General Lee car from the Dukes of Hazard will be there for photo opportunities. On Saturday the 20th at 11am there is a parade. Fun land is popular with the little ones in your family with attractions like: inflatables, an obstacle course, mega slide , rock

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Lake Shelby- Shelbyville KY

We are nearing the end of water activities in our great state but, as we all know the weather is so unpredictable that you and your crew might just be able to squeeze one more trip in. The other night a reader told us about Lake Shelby in Shelbyville, KY and we knew we had to check it out! Here are the details: You can rent a canoe for $10 for 4 hours! That is amazing compared to some of the other prices nearby. The rental is per canoe, not per person. If you are feeling extra adventurous you can

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200 Years On the Ohio

The Farnsley-Morman Landing is hosting a really neat event September 20th and 21st from 10am – 2 pm both days. They are doing a ‘living history timeline’, that starts in 1740 and spans through 1940. They will be showcasing historical re-enactments in a wide variety of categories that include: clothing, pastimes, food ways, tools and weapons. On Sunday September 21st, at 1pm there is a baseball game set in the 1860s between the Cincinnati Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Buckeyes. The cost is really affordable and is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children

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Crawford Pumpkin Farm – Elizabethtown, KY

In Elizabethtown there is a really neat place to go and get your pumpkins to ring in fall’s arrival. It is called Crawford Pumpkin Farm, you can check out their website here. Now I realize that we are still in early September but hey planning is everything and there is a deal that goes along with it! They offer a variety of activities that will keep your whole family busy! Think corn mazes, barrel train rides, hay rides and a petting zoo.  They open September 20th and are open on Saturdays and Sundays through October 6th.  Then their days of

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Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs

Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs is an affordable day of family fun! So many activities are included in the ticket price – bring money for food (and bets, or course). September 14  & November 9 too Tickets are just $5 when purchased online and include: Access to family-friendly seating in the brand new Grandstand Pavilion. Easy access to all family activities. A view of the race track. And, $1 of every Family Pavilion Ticket purchased benefits Kosair Children’s Hospital- that’s great! (Ages 0-3 are FREE, Ages 4-12 are Children, Ages 13+ are Adults) Activities may include: Petting Zoo, Pony

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Review: The Arctic Scoop

I caught wind of a new ice cream place in Louisville just off of Hurstbourne lane, and I loaded up the kids. The Arctic Scoop is located in the shopping center with the Barnes and Noble and took over the old Grater’s Ice Cream location. When we walked in, there were three large chalk boards with ice cream flavor options, mix in options and the other had milk options ( 14% fat milk, 10% fat milk,  yogurt base, soy or almond milk) I loved that there are so many options allowing everyone in your group to be able to enjoy

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Newport Aquarium Deals and Discounts

My family loves the Newport Aquarium, we try to make it up there at least once a year. We would love to be able to go more often but living almost 2 hours away sometimes makes it but very hard time wise not to mention the expense. Guess what I came across!? I am so excited about this I am going to have to talk the hubs into it! September 8th, 2014 – October 2nd, 2014 the Newport Aquarium is giving 50% off “Additional Experiences” this means the Penguin Encounters and Backstage Animal Experiences are half off! Yay! You can

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