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October 2014

“Touched by the Fire” – Blacksmith’s Weekend

October 4 - 5
Fort Boonesborough State Park,
4375 Boonesborough Rd, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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See and learn about an ancient craft kept alive even to this day! Join a group of blacksmiths including Randy Wolfe of Bethel Forge as they demonstrate projects and techniques, trade ideas and information, swap tall tales of the forge, and also offer hand forged items for sale. The process of making charcoal in the 18th century will be interpreted all during the week. Blacksmiths are invited to bring along their portable forges, start up a fire and join in!…

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Ghost Walk

October 16 - 25
White Hall State Historic Site,
500 White Hall Shrine Rd., Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Oct 16-18, 24-25 – 7-9:30PM For years White Hall State Historic Site has had a reputation as being haunted.  Now thrill seekers can visit the historic home and experience the spirits of the past.  Ghosts will come out of the darkness to tell the incredible stories of the Clay family.  Afterwards guests are treated to hot apple cider and cookies.  This tour is an alternative to the typical spook house, it is a theatrical history lesson, and very family friendly.  Tickets…

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Halloween Hoe-Down

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Halloween Hoe-Down is a family friendly event designed for children to have a safe place to Trick or Treat in Richmond. Back in the 1940′s, a Halloween festival was held and attracted numerous community members to downtown Richmond. In 2006, the Richmond Parks & Recreation Department restructured their Boo Bash to be incorporated downtown with other outdoor festivities. In 2011, it was moved to Irvine McDowell Park. In 2013, we are going back to our roots and moving The…

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November 2014

Winter Trade Days at the Fort

November 29 - 30
Fort Boonesborough State Park,
4375 Boonesborough Rd, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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18th century merchants and traders in period clothing set up shops in the cabins and blockhouses of the fort. All items for sale are typical of items available in the 18th century. Fort opens at 9:00am each day. This is a great opportunity to do your 18th century holiday gift shopping! There is no admission charge for this event

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December 2014

A Victorian Christmas

December 5 - 13
White Hall State Historic Site,
500 White Hall Shrine Rd., Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Dec 5-6, 12-13 – 6-8PM The holidays are off to a festive start when you visit White Hall State Historic Site’s A Victorian Christmas.  Costumed interpreters will be on hand to answer any questions as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular by the Victorians.  Goodies and hot apple cider round off this wonderful family event.  Tickets are $10.00 per person, children ages 5 and under are…

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18th Century Christmas at the Fort

December 5 - 6
Fort Boonesborough State Park,
4375 Boonesborough Rd, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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6-9PM Visit the Fort to see and hear the differences in the holiday celebrations of the season during the early settlement of Kentucky. The Fort will be lighted by candlelight, with decorations in keeping with the traditions of the time. There will be Living History interpretations of the traditions of various ethnic groups and nationalities during the season. Candle lanterns, bonfires, the Christmas Guns, food and refreshments, music and dance, will all add to the atmosphere. Refreshments are included! This…

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Richmond Christmas Parade

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Richmond Christmas Parade will take place in Downtown Richmond on Friday, December 5th. The theme this year is “Night of Twinkling Lights” To register for the parade see the forms below. Parade form 2014 Parade Rules 2014

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Holiday Happening Crafts

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Richmond City Hall,
239 West Main St, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Local and regional crafters set up booths at City Hall to sell their wares. The Holiday Happening Craft Show will take place Saturday December 6th from 9am-2pm at Richmond City Hall. Santa will be there from 11am-1pm. Please bring your camera for a great family photo opportunity!

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June 20152015
Free

U.S. 25 Yard Sale

June 4, 2015 - June 6, 2015
Unnamed Venue,
Highway US 25 KY United States
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Join in the fun as communities up and down US 25 conduct a three day yard sale from Newport, Tennessee to Covington, Kentucky. Check out “US 25 Yard Sale” on Facebook. Businesses are encouraged to incorporate the number”25″ into their marquees as much as possible.  For example: 25 Shrimp for $5.25.  Business owners along US 25 may also consider renting spots to vendors.   Contact Randy Coffey at 859-779-3005 for more infomation

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