June Is Jumping with Events in Oldham County

June Is Jumping with Events in Oldham County

June is filled with exciting events in Oldham County – 25 and counting! You won’t run out of options for a good time, and you can easily fill a weekend and make Oldham County the perfect getaway as summer kicks in. From one-tank fill-up trips to an extended stay, Oldham County has you covered when it comes to fun. Additional summer-time attractions include Falling Rock Park La Grange Quarry (adults only), Kindness Capital of the World mural and Alley Loop in La Grange, 15 Farm Tours that make Oldham the Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky, gardens and nature centers, Underground Railroad history and unique bourbon themed experiences. With so much to see and do you’re sure to kick off summer with a bang and make memories to last a lifetime.

Trackside Tunes

Fri., June 3 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Corner of Walnut Ave. and Poplar Alley
La Grange, KY

The former lead singer for Foreigner, Johnny Edwards, is coming to La Grange! During his career, the American rock singer also sang for the bands Buster Brown (from Louisville, KY), Montrose, King Kobra, Wild Horses, Northrup, and Royal Jelly. His current band, DOORWAY, will be performing a tribute to the Doors. The same night this summer concert takes place, Main Street businesses are going to start keeping their doors open until 8 p.m. on Friday nights. Bring your own chair. Food trucks will be on hand.

Senior Strolls through Creasey Mahan

Wed., June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sponsor:  Oldham County Public Library/Goshen Branch
Goshen, KY

For Oldham County Public Library senior patrons ages 55 and up. Join library staff on Wednesday mornings as they take a leisurely stroll through Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen and talk about what books they’re reading, shows or movies seniors are watching and what little critters they may encounter. Meet outside the Creasey Mahan Nature Center for a one mile walk at a slow pace. No registration necessary.
*This stroll takes place every week on Wednesdays, beginning June 1 and ending on August 31, 2022.

Kentucky Classic at Hermitage Farm

Friday – Sunday, June 3, 4, 5
Hermitage Farm
Goshen, KY
Tickets:  $10 – $100 per person

Historic Hermitage Farm’s biggest event of the summer is coming up fast! From live music to food trucks to three days of combined driving competitions in Goshen, KY, there will be something for everyone to enjoy at the 2022 Kentucky Classic. This is one of the premier Combined Driving Event competitions in the US:  a three-day Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Eventing Competition, featuring competitors from around the world.

Three days of FUN:  Friday, June 3, Dressage Competition; Sat., June 4, Marathon Completion and Family Day; and Sunday, June 5, Cones Competition. Saturday, June 4th offers an exciting day with plenty of endurance competitions, food and beverage tents, VIP area, and more. Enjoy food and bourbon selections from Barn8 and others. Bring your lawn chair and watch the action.

For ticket information and volunteer opportunities, follow this link to our website: https://www.hermitagefarm.com/horses/kentucky-classic/

Crestwood Art & Garden Market

Sat., June 4      9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Crestwood Civic Clubhouse
Crestwood, KY
FREE Admission

Come out and enjoy this fabulous spring plants and perennial sale which also features local artisans and food trucks. This market is held rain or shine at the Crestwood Civic Club on Kavanaugh Rd. by the Crestwood United Methodist Church.

Life’s A Gas

June 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.  |  June 5, 12 at 2 p.m.
Little Colonel Playhouse
Pewee Valley, KY
Tickets:  Adults – $19/Seniors/Students – $17 

This play written and directed by Bill Baker features Rich, who hosts a dinner party to attract investors for a new food product. But he has revenge on his mind for a deal gone bad with his broker, Ed. His secretary, Phyllis, is secretly involved with the broker and having an affair with Rich at the same time, as they scheme to get more money from Rich. Rich’s wife is out of town, so Phyllis acts as hostess. But the disgruntled Professor, the ‘expert’, wants more money from the new business than they agreed to, and the broker’s wife knows of Ed’s affair with Phyllis. The Doctor attends, as well, since there’s free booze. He has been ‘advising’ Rich’s wife to stay in Florida for her health. Two thieves join the party and are discovered by the guests, one by one. The thieves dispose of the guests with ‘knockout gas’. When they are found and declared dead by the Doctor, the ‘rookie’ detective comes in to investigate. One hilarious event after another ensues proving that “Life’s a Gas”. PG 13

La Grange Artsfest 2022

Sat., June 4    10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
La Grange Main Street

This annual fun day of arts & crafts will take place again along the Main Street La Grange Historic District. This event is a curated, juried arts & crafts market with outdoor music, food & drink. Shop for handcrafted items from a variety of vendors and artists/artisans/makers and creators, eat/drink from a truck or at one of our great local Main Street area restaurants and enjoy the street musicians at La Grange ArtsFest! Sponsored by Mercantile on Main and Main Street Bourbon & Ale House.

Yew Dell Woodland Trails Hike

Sat., June 4     1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Crestwood, KY

FREE with Admission
Non-Members:  Adults:  $9/Seniors 65+ & Ages 6-17:  $5

In appreciation of #nationaltrailsday, Brad Kessans, Yew Dell’s own Facilities and Trail Guru, will lead an easy hike on our one-mile Woodland Trails loop. Along the way, Brad will share historical anecdotes and point out the trees and wildlife that call this section of our gardens home.  No advance ticketing is required. RSVP needed to get an estimated attendee count.

Pewee Valley Women’s Club Fine Arts and Craft Show

Sat., June 4     9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. James’ Episcopal Church
Pewee Valley, KY
FREE Admission

Enjoy this juried arts and craft show sponsored by the Pewee Valley Women’s Club right in the heart of picturesque Pewee Valley. The women’s club is an active civic organization founded on Feb. 26, 1952, which donates time, money and services to community groups. Artists will be selling and exhibiting:  pottery, blankets, scarves, jewelry, stationary, seasonal decor, artwork & much more! Food & drink available.

Barnyard Fun – In the Garden with Jan

Sat., June 4   10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dahlgren Barn/Oldham County History Center
La Grange, KY

For this session of Barnyard Fun, visitors will be In the Garden with History Center volunteer Jan Jasper.  Get your hands dirty and discover what plants and flowers are growing in the Colonial Garden.

42nd Old Kentucky Home Bike Tour

Sun., June 5    6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Begins and ends in Crestwood, KY
$25 – $55 per person

Join the Louisville Bicycle Club and Oldham County Tourism for the 42nd Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour. This year’s ride will go through historic Oldham County on Sunday, June 5, 2022 beginning and ending from the beautiful grounds of Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. The 42nd OKHT will have three routes:  62.1 (100k), 40-mile and 20-mile option. Pancake breakfast available at Yew Dell for participants only.  Additional Option for Riders & Families was the Oldham County Bourbon, Horses & Trains Tour & Lunch.  This is a Private Saturday Tour of Oldham County with Executive Director of Oldham County Tourism, Kim Hydes for OKHT families only! Included will be a shuttle tour, horse farm tour, bourbon tour & tasting, time on La Grange Main Street, lunch, and cyclist packet pickup at Hive & Barrel Meadery from 3 – 8 p.m.

Red, White & Blue Art Show

June 7 – July 16
Gallery 104
La Grange, KY
FREE Admission

The Oldham County Arts Association (AAOC) will be showcasing their patriotic Red, White and Blue Art Show at Gallery 104 in La Grange. This patriotic-themed show will feature some of the best local artists around. The AAOC operates and manages Gallery 104, a juried fine art gallery in the heart of La Grange. The gallery opened in 2007 and displays the work of over 20 local and regional artists.

The Whiskey Files at Hermitage Farm

Wed., June 8     7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hermitage Farm
Goshen, KY
$50 per person

Yet another husband and wife duo will be the hosts of the June ‘The Whiskey Files’ event! Mark and Sherri Carter of Old Carter Whiskey Co. come from a background in wine production (via Carter Cellars), but a few years back they discovered a passion for whiskey distillation and the state of Kentucky. Old Carter Whiskey Co. became their labor of love, and it now produces Straight Ryes, Bourbons, and American Whiskeys throughout the state of Kentucky. Not only do they create the blends themselves, but Mark and Sherri also select single barrels for their program, design their labels, and operate their distillery with a very hands-on approach. Make your reservations now to sample some of their bourbon selects and hear about their unique journey in the establishment of Old Carter Whiskey Co. https://www.hermitagefarm.com/plan…/tours-tastings/…

NOTE:  A dinner reservation is not included in this ticket. If you would like to dine at Barn8 Restaurant, we strongly advise making a reservation at 5:00PM-5:30PM or at 8:30PM or later.

Let’s Get Craftin’! Make a Squeegee Painting

Friday, June 10, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Oldham County Public Library/Crestwood Branch

Squeegee art is the newest hot technique for painting and Let’s Get Craftin’ is bringing it to you!  Join the Oldham County Public Library/Crestwood Branch as staff helps participants create “Stronger Together” paintings. No artistic talent necessary.

Old-Ham Half Marathon

Sat., June 11     8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oldham County Parks and Rec
La Grange, KY
$60 per person

A brand new Old-Ham Half Marathon sponsored by Oldham County Parks & Rec.! This 13.1 mile road race traverses the Commerce Parkway/Pedestrian Bridge/Oldham Reserve areas and will showcase Oldham County’s park-like residential and commercial campus which flanks the I-71 corridor. Overall winners, male and female, receive a ham!  Packet pickup and Race Expo will be held on Friday, June 10.

2022 Arts on the Green

Sat., June 11   10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Sun.,   June 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Maples Park
Crestwood, KY
FREE Admission

This popular juried fine arts and crafts fair is sponsored by the Arts Association of Oldham County and has been held for over 20 years in Oldham County! It returns again this year to the gorgeous Maples Park in Crestwood for a memorable experience. Local and national artists will be showcasing and selling their work at the most significant art festival held within the county. Food/drink vendors on site.

Summer History Storytelling

Sat., June 11     7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Oldham Co History Center
La Grange, KY

Bring your lawn chair and spend an evening on the grounds of the Oldham County History Center enjoying family-friendly stories from popular regional storytellers.


Champagne and Macrame Plant Hanger

Sat., June 11    6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
J L Interiors Design Boutique
Buckner, KY
$80 per person

Join us for a beginner friendly workshop, where you will learn to create your own personalized Macramé plant hanger. Limited spots available. Enjoy champagne (or sparkling juice for under 21 participants) and snacks while creating something beautiful. Workshop instructor Zoe Luvisi will walk participants through the macramé process. Use your own plant/planter or purchase a new one available at the end of the course. Provided with workshop:  champagne and non-alcoholic drinks (alcoholic drinks will be limited to 3 glasses per person), snacks, plant hanger materials, group & individual course instruction.

Barnyard Fun – Plein Air Barn Painting

Sat., June 11   10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dahlgren Barn/Oldham County History Center
La Grange, KY

Test you watercolor skills and paint your version of the Dahlgren Pioneer Barn. Afterwards visit Barn Paintings: 50 Barns in 50 States, an exhibition by local artist Ann Carter, located inside the Rob Morris Education Building on the History Center campus.

Enslavement in Kentucky: History Talk and Dinner

Wed., June 15     5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Oldham County History Center/ Harrods Creek Farm Slave Cemetery
La Grange, KY
Reservations only:  (502) 222-0826
$20 per person includes food and non-alcoholic beverage

Caroline Miller and Regina Lang have a shared history. As a native to Mason Co., KY, Regina’s roots reach far back into history. Her grandfather, Isaac Lang, was featured in a New York Times article in which he recounted boyhood stories of playing around the Anderson Slave Pen. The pen was found on a Mason County farm and later transported to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH. Caroline Miller, a local historian in adjacent Bracken County, has done detailed research about the Anderson Slave Pen and interviewed Regina’s grandfather, Issac, about the folklore and artifacts he discovered when he was a tenant on the farm during his youth.

Caroline, a local historian and member of the Bracken County Historical Society, continues to research and write about enslavement in the region, while Regina has worked as a non-profit administrator, theatre professional and art therapist and created Freedom Tyme Legacy Tours. She conducts tours for 25 or more throughout Mason County and surrounding areas, exploring sites and history that Caroline has revealed in her research. The evening will include a visit to the Harrods Creek Farm Slave Cemetery where over 120 graves have been identified by archaeologists.

Barnyard Fun – Abe Lincoln Day

Sat., June 18    10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dahlgren Barn/Oldham County History Center
La Grange, KY

Visit the Oldham County History Center campus to learn about the 16th President of the United States and his ties to Kentucky. Lincoln was born on Sunday, February 12, 1809 in a log cabin on his father’s Sinking Spring Farm in what was at that time Hardin Co. (today LaRue Co.) Kentucky. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln.


FARM FIELD DAY: From Arugula to Zucchini – Diversified Organic

Fri., June 24     1 – 4 p.m.

Rootbound Farm
Crestwood, KY
Non-Members – $10.00/OAK Members – $5
Tickets HERE

Rootbound Farm, a certified organic farm in Oldham County and one of 15 Oldham County Farm Tours, direct markets organic pastured chicken, eggs, lamb and veggies. Rootbound delights in opportunities that allow them to connect with their community including a 700-member CSA program, nonprofit partnerships, local restaurants and farmers markets.

This OAK field day will focus on multiple aspects of their vegetable production including greenhouse, transplant and field production. With over 30 different crops in the ground in early summer, attendees will have the opportunity to view the different production systems Rootbound utilizes for direct-seeded and transplanted crops – including plasticulture and bare ground production, drip irrigation, transplant and cultivation equipment, and pest management strategies. There will be visits to the pack shed, and discussions about post-harvest handling, storage, and marketing and distribution strategies. No farm visit is complete without visiting the animals – participants will explore how chickens and sheep are rotated through the pastures to close the fertility loop on Rootbound Farm.

Open to all, this event is geared towards interested producers, aspiring farmers, and allied professionals. Registration is recommended.

Yew Dell Plant Walk – Fresh Eyes

Sat., June 25     1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Crestwood, KY
FREE with Admission
Non-Members:  Adults:  $9/Seniors 65+ & Ages 6-17:  $5

Yew Dell’s freshly-graduated new Horticulture Apprentices will lead a tour of their favorite plant discoveries on the grounds, translating what they learned in the classroom to gardening reality. This Plant Walk is included with Admission; no advance ticketing is required. An RSVP is needed to get an estimated attendee count.

Barnyard Fun – All About Bees

Sat., June 25     10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dahlgren Barn/Oldham County History Center
La Grange, KY

The Oldham County Beekeepers Association will be at the Dahlgren Barn to discuss bees, honey, and the importance of pollinators.

Pickin’ on the Porch in Westport

Sat., June 25      6 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Knock on Wood Mercantile & Café
Westport, KY
Free Admission/Cost for food & drink

Knock on Wood’s popular summer concert series returns for the 2022 season. During the summer months, visitors to these concerts, which started in 2017, can enjoy front porch sitting fun the last Saturday of the month from May through September. Food & drinks available. June’s band is popular local bluegrass band, Ida Clare. The band formed in 2012 when Lea Cockrell and Jim Wheatley met at a Bluegrass Jam at La Grange Coffee Roasters, a business Cockrell owns with her husband Chris. When Mark Miller and Robin Thixton joined the band, it was complete and ready to entertain. Their sound is Bluegrass with a rock/Americana twist.

BYOB Flower Arranging at Yew Dell

Sunday, June 26, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Crestwood, KY
$25 – $35 per person

Stacy Thomas, Floral Designer at Petal Power Cut Flowers, puts a new spin on BYOB – Bring Your Own Bouquet to this hands-on flower arranging classParticipants need to bring their own flowers and vase, while Stacy helps them create a personal work of floral art. Registrants will be emailed a resource list for flowers (including your garden, farmers markets, and grocery stores.) Tips and tricks to glamorize what participants bring will be discussed.


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