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"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R. Tolkien

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Weekend Plans - St. James and Harvest Festival

I've missed my deadline and goal to have Weekend Plans info out by Thursday night again! But here are a few things going on around town this weekend that are worth a look. Dress warm, it'll be a little cooler this weekend, especially in the morning and evening.

St. James Art Show
Friday- Sunday: 10/3, 10/4, 10/5 | Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1387 S. Fourth Street.  It covers 4 square blocks, between 3rd, 6th, Magnolia Ave., and
Belgravia Ct.
Fall would not be official without the influx of over 750 art vendors from around the U.S. to historic Old Louisville.  The event is great for art lovers, window shoppers, old Louisville enthusiast or anyone looking to for a nice stroll on the weekend.  You'll find handmade crafts, jewelries, photography, sculptures and everything in between.  The prices are a little pricey but many time you can find unique pieces for the homes and gifts for love ones. You can find some things as cheap as $5 or art pieces costing a few hundred.  Even if you don't plan to buy anything, it's a great event for a stroll and enjoy the beautiful Victorian houses.

The Conrad-Caldwell Kid's Crafting Zone
Friday - Sunday: 10/3-10/5, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
1402 St. James Ct. $ 

St. James might be fun for the kids for a little bit but after a few blocks they'll get bore quick! Head to the Conrad Caldwell House, also by St. James, for some kids friendly activities.  They include face painting, caricatures, pumpkin painting, and other crafting projects.  There's a cost involved, but they didn't list how much.

Un-Fair 2014
Friday - Sunday; 10/3 - 10/5
Behind Magnolia Bar, 1398 S. 2nd Street.

If you've been to St. James too many time and want something different.  Try the Un-Fair instead it's a smaller art fair that features local artists, music and booze.  I've never been but intend to check it out to see what it's all about.

The World's Largest Halloween Party at the Louisville Zoo
October 3-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26 & 30, 2014 | Starts at 5 p.m., last entry at 8:30 p.m.
$5 for members, $7.50 for non-members (available at Meijer stores only)
A fun Halloween party for the kids to dress up, trick-or-treat (11 and under), see pumpkin lanterns, take photos with fair tale characters and super heros.

ReSurfaced: Instrument of Hip Hop
Saturday, 10/4 | 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
615 West Main Street
I recently found out about this pop-up plaza and it looks really neat.  The idea is to temporarily transform vacant lots into a pop-up beer garden, outdoor cafe, and event space for community gatherings, entertainment and other activities (yoga, movie night).  Abandon structures and buildings take away from the aesthetic of a growing city and could take years to develop.  ReSurfaced wants to show cheap and creative ways to use these spaces.  Events are planned 9/19 - 10/215 at the current abandon lot on Main.  Thursday - Sunday each week.  Instrument of  Hip Hop is tomorrow but check out their website for future events.

Louder than Life Festival
Sat & Sun, 10/4 - 10/5
2050 River Road
$64.50/day or $109.50 for two days

I usually don't include things that cost too much money but this event sounds cool.  Over 30 bands will be performing, including Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit, Judas Priest, etc.  The event will also feature gourmet fan food, craft beers, bourbon, camping, etc.

Harvest Homecoming Festival
10/4 - 10/12/2014 | 11:30 a.m.
New Albany, Indiana; between State, Third, Main and Spring Street (Around the bottom of the new Big Four Bridge). 
I've been hearing about this festival for a while and can't wait to check it out this week and next.  It's a celebration of Southern Indiana that includes a week's worth of activities and events.  You can get a complete list from their website.  But this weekend is the kick off with a parade at 11:30 a.m. and an idol audition (1736 E. Main Street at 3 p.m.)  If you're in the area tomorrow, check out the Schimpffs Candy Museum and grab lunch there. Next week, 10/9/2014 is when the vendors, foods, and crafts booths will be out in full festival style.