Monday, October 1

Rehearsals for this year’s Thriller Dance in downtown Lexington begin on October 1. All rehearsals will be held at Artworks at the Carver School. Participants are required to attend at least one regular rehearsal and one staging rehearsal. Both children and adults can participate as zombies in the event. All zombie dancers MUST register online or in-person at any scheduled rehearsal by Friday, October 19.


Tuesday, October 2

The Bluegrass Farmers’ Market, located in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot is open Tuesdays from 2 to 6 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm.


Neighborhoods in Transition Community Forum is Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30 pm in LTMS Cafeteria. Participate in a community discussion about how neighborhoods are changing and how it impacts us all.


Thursday, October 4

Thomas Rhett is playing at Rupp Arena on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 pm.


Friday, October 5

Frederick Douglass Football takes on Scott County on Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm.


Keeneland’s 2018 Fall Race Meet opens Friday, October 5, and continues through October 27. No racing will be held on Mondays or Tuesdays.


Fright Nights at Jacobson Park offers three haunted attractions at one location spread over 40 acres. Starting at 7:30 pm every weekend in October.


Saturday, October 6

Brighton Animal Clinic’s Dog Olympics are October 6. There will be contests, a new beginner’s agility course, paw-print painting, prizes, and a cookout.


Sample Saturday at Hamburg PetSmart is October 6 from noon to 3 pm. Receive samples and education from pet loving associates.


Meet the adoptable Greyhounds of Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption on the first Saturday of every month at Feeders Supply on Richmond Road.


Man O’War Harley-Davidson Galilean Home Bug Run is October 6. Enjoy a scenic ride, donuts and coffee, door prizes, and more.


Sunday, October 7

Explore the Lexington Cemetery on a guided walking tour led by staff of the Mary Todd Lincoln House. The tour will meet at the Henry Clay Monument at 2:30 pm every Sunday afternoon in October (October 7, 14, 21, & 28) and lasts approximately 90 minutes.


Discovering NorthEast Class is Sunday, October 7 at NorthEast Christian Church at 10:30 am.


Monday, October 8

Meaningful Participation with Legislators & Community Leaders is at the Eastside Library on Monday, October 8.


Thursday, October 11

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department annual flu shot event is noon to 6 pm on Thursday, Oct 11, at the health department’s main location, 650 Newtown Pike. The seasonal flu shot is recommended for all people ages 6 months and older.


Friday, October 12

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre 2019 WinterFest auditions for Mamma Mia! are October 12-13 at Frederick Douglass High School.


Henry Clay Football plays Bryan Station on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm.


H-D Demo Truck is coming to Man O’War Harley-Davidson with the new 2019 model lineup on October 12 and 13. There will be 18 new bikes ready for test rides, raffles, food truck, and more.


Big Blue Madness is Friday, October 12 at Rupp Arena. Big Blue Madness features introductions of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams, practice drills, videos, and more.


Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day is Friday, October 12. Full-time students can register online to win one of ten $1,000 scholarships and prizes from local vendors awarded after each of the day’s races.


The Bourbon Chase is October 12-13. It’s a 200-mile journey across the Bluegrass State – through historic bourbon distilleries, across horse country, and into small towns.


Kentucky Health Solutions is giving a presentation on Understanding Medicare Options at the Lexington Senior Center on Friday, October 12. Topics will include an introduction to what Medicare covers, supplemental Medicare Health plans including Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D prescription drug coverage.


Goodguys 1st Kentucky Nationals Giant Car Show is October 12 through October 14 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Featuring over 1,500 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1987, plus AutoCross racing, entertainment, vendor exhibits, swap meet, kids zone and more.


Saturday, October 13

Blue Grass Stockyards Fall Farm Day is Saturday, October 13. Celebrate harvest time with kids activities, a barn maze, Touch-a-Truck, a bounce house, Kentucky Proud vendors, and food trucks.


Eastside Library hosts a Carwile String Studio Mini Concert in the Adult Wing on Saturday, October 13.


Housewarmings hosts Big Green Egg Basic 101 class on Saturday, October 13. Learn all the tips and tricks for cooking on the Big Green Egg.


The City of Lexington offers Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste on October 13 from 6 am to 1 pm at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike. Residents may dispose of up to one pickup truck load of household waste.


The Secretariat Festival, celebrating the 45th anniversary of Big Red’s Triple Crown championship, is planned for Oct 13-14 in the Lexington area.


Sunday, October 14

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night is Sunday, October 14 at Kroger Field.


Blue Grass Christian Camp, on Athens Boonesboro Rd, hosts their Fall Festival on October 14. Enjoy food, camp games, inflatables, hayrides, a zipline, and a vendor fair.


Wednesday, October 17

Letterfly Pinstriping is at Man O’War Harley-Davidson October 17 through 21.


Thursday, October 18

Eastside Library hosts a discussion of Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men on October 18. For High Schoolers and Adults.


Friday, October 19

The Hamburg YMCA Fall Festival is Friday, Oct 19 from 6-8 pm. Activities include face painting, games, fitness activities, inflatables, fall crafts and more.


Henry Clay Football plays Frederick Douglass on Friday, October 19 at 7:30 pm.


Saturday, October 20

Ralph Hacker, who was a major part of the University of Kentucky Radio Network for 29 years, will speak at the Legends Breakfast of Liberty Road Faith Fellowship on Saturday, October 20. He was the “voice” of the basketball Wildcats for nine years and did the play-by-play for Kentucky football for five seasons.


Man O’War Harley-Davidson hosts Cookout for a Cure on Saturday, October 20 at 11 am. They will be accepting donations to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


Housewarmings Chef Shannon teaches a class on making the Perfect Turkey on the Big Green Egg on October 20 at noon.


The Seniors Ministry at Man O’War Church is hosting a Mystery Dinner Theater on Saturday, October 20 from 2-4 pm. This is a ticketed event.


NorthEast Christian Church holds a SHAPE class on Saturday, October 20. During this workshop you will learn how God can use your Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experiences to minister to the needs of others.


Kentucky Wildcat Football takes on Vandy on October 20 at Kroger Field.


Fayette County residents can safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste at a collection event on Saturday October 20, from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the former landfill site at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. For a complete list of accepted items, go to event.


Sunday, October 21

The UK basketball Blue-White Game is Sunday, October 21 at Rupp Arena.


Motorheads Patriot Car Show is October 21 at Home Depot on Richmond Road.


Monday, October 22

Elder Law Lexington holds a seminar on October 22 to address issues such as power of attorney, guardianship, and handling the finances and property of a person with dementia.


Tuesday, October 23

Eastside Library offers an Introduction to Excel class on October 23. Discover the controls and formulas needed to create a basic spreadsheet and chart. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word or previous experience using spreadsheet software.


Wednesday, October 24

Eastside Library offers an Intermediate Features of Excel class on October 24. Learn about linked cells, filtering and intermediate formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel or previous experience with Excel.


Thursday, October 25

Sutton’s monthly wine tasting dinner is Thursday, October 25 at 7 pm. Taste four different wine pairings with four courses.


Eastside Library offers an Advanced Features of Excel class on October 25. Get your hands on pivot tables, table formatting, and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of Excel or considerable previous experience with Excel.


Friday, October 26

October 26 through 28, Vintage Market Days of Lexington will be at the Kentucky Horse Park. Vendors will feature vintage goods, antiques, art, clothing, jewelry, home décor, outdoor furnishings, and seasonal plantings.


UK men’s basketball takes on Transy on Friday, October 26 at 7 pm at Rupp Arena.


Lexington Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concert featuring music from Pink Floyd & The Kinks is October 26 at Cosmic Charlie’s.


Saturday, October 27

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The 2018 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is in downtown Lexington on Saturday, October 27.


Chris Stapleton is playing at Rupp Arena on Sunday, October 27 at 7 pm.


Greenbrier Country Club Halloween Bash is Saturday, October 27. Reservations are required.


The Kentucky Castle hosts an adult Halloween Hocus Pocus Costume Ball on Saturday, October 27.


Sunday, October 28

The annual Halloween and Thriller parade is Sunday, October 28 on Main Street from Quality to Mill streets, downtown Lexington.


Tuesday, October 30

PumpkinMania at Transylvania University is Tuesday, October 30. Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns on the steps of historic Old Morrison will be lit, trick-or-treating, food trucks, live music and more.


Wednesday, October 31

Holiday – Happy Halloween


Trick-or-treating in Fayette County will be from 6 pm to 8 pm on October 31.


Trick or Treat at Blue Grass Stockyards on Halloween, October 31. There will be games, prizes, and candy.

This article also appears on page 18 of the October 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.


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