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Pumpkin Patch at Giles Farms

Nothing says fall like pumpkins and leaves shuffling at your feet! Gather your crew and join our family at the pumpkin patch for an afternoon of farm fun as we celebrate the connection between land and community. Admission is free and we’ll have something for everyone with food trucks, field games and toddler activities. Pay only for what you pick. Corn stalks, sunflowers, fall produce and other harvest-themed items will also be available for purchase. Located in Herndon, Ky, our farm is 15 minutes from Hopkinsville, Ft. Campbell and Clarksville. We hope to see you there!

2018 October hours: Saturdays: Oct. 6, 13, 20: 10am-5pm; Sundays, Oct. 7, 14, 21: 1-5pm
*Oct. 27-28 is reserved for private parties only. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot for your party of 20 or more.

Directions to the farm here: https://gilesfarms.com/contact/

Pumpkin Patch at Giles Farms

Nothing says fall like pumpkins and leaves shuffling at your feet! Gather your crew and join our family at the pumpkin patch for an afternoon of farm fun as we celebrate the connection between land and community. Admission is free and we’ll have something for everyone with food trucks, field games and toddler activities. Pay only for what you pick. Corn stalks, sunflowers, fall produce and other harvest-themed items will also be available for purchase. Located in Herndon, Ky, our farm is 15 minutes from Hopkinsville, Ft. Campbell and Clarksville. We hope to see you there!

2018 October hours: Saturdays: Oct. 6, 13, 20: 10am-5pm; Sundays, Oct. 7, 14, 21: 1-5pm
*Oct. 27-28 is reserved for private parties only. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot for your party of 20 or more.

Directions to the farm here: https://gilesfarms.com/contact/

Creepy Kooky Carnival

Oak Grove Community Cares is planning yet another CHILLING carnival. This year we will be having a pumpkin carving contest, music, carnival games, candy, and much more. The Carnival is Free, Candy and Prizes are Free. (Some vendors in attendance may charge for activities or services provided to the monsters, ghouls, and goblins.)

Food Trucks will be available to guests. Our Concession stand that provides sweets and goodies all benefits our cause. If in attendance and feeling generous we are open to donations of any kind. If interested in volunteering or getting involved please email or message us. We are grateful for any sponsorship, gift, donation, or any words of encouragement. We are striving to provide the most fun and safe free event for all to enjoy. We hope to see you there!

Pumpkin Patch at Giles Farms

Nothing says fall like pumpkins and leaves shuffling at your feet! Gather your crew and join our family at the pumpkin patch for an afternoon of farm fun as we celebrate the connection between land and community. Admission is free and we’ll have something for everyone with food trucks, field games and toddler activities. Pay only for what you pick. Corn stalks, sunflowers, fall produce and other harvest-themed items will also be available for purchase. Located in Herndon, Ky, our farm is 15 minutes from Hopkinsville, Ft. Campbell and Clarksville. We hope to see you there!

2018 October hours: Saturdays: Oct. 6, 13, 20: 10am-5pm; Sundays, Oct. 7, 14, 21: 1-5pm
*Oct. 27-28 is reserved for private parties only. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot for your party of 20 or more.

Directions to the farm here: https://gilesfarms.com/contact/

Launch Party

Here’s our personal invitation to join us – Saturday, October 6th as we celebrate our new look with a day of music, food, and—of course—moonshine!

If you haven’t been here in a while, then you haven’t been here! We’ve made lots of changes to the Distillery that you just have to see, including our new lakeside party deck. Our moonshine has new packaging that is gorgeous if we do say so ourselves.

And we have a special announcement at 6 p.m. when we’ll ask you to autograph our very first barrel of…well, you’ll have to come to the party to find out!

So bring your lawn chair, blanket, family, friends, kids and spend the day with us. Starting at 11 a.m. you can order from food trucks on site serving delicious treats for every taste, from vegan to carnivore for lunch and supper.

The Distillery will be open for family friendly tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And free tastings for guests 21 and over.

From 6:30 until 10:30, local legends Hot Dancin’ rock the Distillery stage with your favorite country, soul, rock and funk tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Casey’s Bar will be open with something for everyone, including our signature Moonaritas.

We can’t wait for you to see all the changes we’ve made!

CANCELLED: Free Airplane Rides at Young Eagles Flight Rally

Have you always wanted to learn about airplanes and how to fly? Join us for an event hosted by the Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport Board and EAA. See and experience what real pilots do on the ground. Then take to the air with a certified pilot. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who must sign a waiver before you fly. This event is open to youth ages 7 to 17, with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. Flights will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 270-887-4157 or 270-348-6345.

Nature Fest at Jeffers Bend

Join the community for Nature Fest – a family event for health and wellness – held annually at Jeffers Bend! With activities ranging from a walk in the woods with master gardeners, to canoe tours on the lake, to a nature carnival with prizes, to storytelling and more . . . there’s tons of fun to be had by all!

Jeffers Bend is located on Metcalfe Lane, just off the intersection with North Main Street. Admission includes events, activities, and parking.
Admission – $10 per car | Active Duty Military with ID – Free | First Responders with ID – Free | $15 per bus (up to 25 people) | $30 per bus (26+ people)

For more information, call 270-885-5600 or 270-886-6719.

 

8 Great Summer activities in Hopkinsville!



Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

If you are looking to make a splash with your kids this summer, head over to Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center! With the Rip tide Express, Hurricane Alley, and a concession stand, there is gallons of fun to be had! The facilities are available for after-hours rentals and Wet & Wild Birthday Parties. The season begins May 24th, and the park is open daily through the summer.  For more information, please visit the Tie Breaker Park Website.

The Christian County Cattlemen’s Association Lonestar Championship Rodeo

Voted a Top 10 Event in Kentucky by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, the Cattlemen’s Rodeo is great fun for everyone! Contest Events include: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing, and Brahma Bull Riding. Box seats are available. For more information, check out the event information.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

With hiking and horse trails, a newly refurbished beach, and camping, there is so much to do at Pennyrile Forest. Head out for any of the special events including the Beginning of Summer Beach Blast and Moonlight Canoe Trips. For more information, contact the Park at (270)797-3421.

Jeffers’ Bend Environmental Center

Featuring a lake, walking trails and gardens, Jeffers’ Bend is a great place to take the family to explore the outdoors. Enjoy Take Kids Fishing Day or Dinner by the River as a special treat! For more information, visit their website.

Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf

Christian Way Farm and Mini Golf offers family farm tours, mini golf, a farm store, and Summer Day camps! For more information about any of the activities, or the many summer day camps, visit their website.

Trail of Tears Park

This historic park is one of the few documented sites of actual trail and campsites used during the forced removal of the Cherokee people to “Indian Territory”. It’s a great spot to learn about local history in the Heritage Center museum and explore the beautiful grounds. For more information about the park or the Annual Pow Wow in September, visit their website.

Copper Canyon Ranch

In October, Copper Canyon is a ghost town, but in the summer, you’re invited to take tours of the recreated Western Town and watch the live Gun Show! This space is also available for private events and has been featured in several films. For more information and hours, visit their website.

Pickin’ on the Porch at MB Roland Distillery

Pickin’ on the Porch is a live music event out at MB Roland Distillery that is fun for the whole family! At this party in Pembroke, you can enjoy bottomless snowcones, purchase your favorite MB Roland products and have delicious food. Starting May 24th, and happening every other week until November, Pickin’ on the Porch is an event you don’t want to miss. For a full schedule, visit their website.

 

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