Peach Jam 5k, Shelbyville Horse Show and the Sounds of Music
Welcome to summertime in the American Saddlebred Capital of the World
By: ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau
Big Brothers Big Sisters, big peach jam
The Third Annual Peach Jam 5K, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters Kentuckiana, takes place on Sat., July 21, 2018. Run or walk through the peach trees at Mulberry Orchard during this unique, non-competitive 5K run/walk. Afterward, enjoy a delicious (included) pancake breakfast. Entry fee is $25 per person and includes a free 30-day membership to any Planet Fitness. More information is available at www.bbbsky.org and www.giveffect.com/
After the Peach Jam, enjoy music, a hay ride, the kid's area with corn maze and super slide and visiting farm animals at Mulberry Orchard, famous for its 17 varieties of peaches and 16 types of apples. Make a shopping stop at Mulberry Kitchen for local honey, jellies, preserves and lots of fresh produce. Treat yourself to fresh-made apple cider donuts, fried apple or peach pie, caramel apples and other goodies.
Equine athletes in action
The Shelbyville Horse Show is a four-day event showcasing the "peacock of the horse world" – American Saddlebreds – in the American Saddlebred Capital of the World. Scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 1-4 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, this premier event is a must-attend for horse lovers everywhere.
Preceding the horse show are Jubilee events that begin on July 26 with a free-admission multi-day Youth Art Show at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, courtyard and Science Hill Inn. On July 28, a free ice cream eating contest and Street Party Concert take place at Fifth and Main Streets in downtown Shelbyville. Headlining the concert is Act III. Find more details at www.ShelbyMainStreet.com.
The 'Sound of Music,' the taste of Kentucky
Jam with Jeptha Creed Distillery during its Friday night Jammin' at Jeptha, featuring great live music in the clubhouse, local food trucks and craft cocktails at the bar. Music is from 6-9 p.m.; dinner is available from 5-9 p.m. and the Jeptha Creed bar rocks until 10 p.m.
June 29 features Jeptha's Summer Headliner Lance Carpenter in Concert with opener Josh Bogard. July 6 brings Stir Crazy and July 13 features Sugardaddy. Check Jeptha Creed's event page to see other bands and more information about featured food trucks: www.jepthacreed.com/
Pack a lawn chair and blanket to Talon Winery, select a bottle of its award-winning Sugar Lips or Moondance wine and settle in for a free Saturday concert, 4-7 p.m. Upcoming performers include Wicked Peace, Bomar & Ritter and Brad Nunn, among many others. Visit www.TalonWine.com to see the wines and the musicians.
Make it a meal and music at Smith-Berry Vineyard & Winery at their Saturday Dinner Concert series: July 14 – Those Damn Torpedoes (Tom Petty Tribute Band); July 28 – The Mixers (country pop); Aug. 11 – Usual Suspects (70s to today rock, pop, R&B, funk); and Aug. 25 –Lunar Beach House (beach music). Find more details at www.SmithBerryWinery.com.
Join the very high-spirited nun-in-training, Maria, as she is dispatched to more suitable work for her disposition, that of governess to seven musically-inclined children, in one of the world's most beloved musicals. The award-winning Shelby County Community Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" on July 19-22 and 26-29. For tickets and show times, visit www.ShelbyTheatre.org.
Katie Fussenegger, CTA, CTIS, TMP, KatieF@VisitShelbyKy.com, 502-633-6388
Executive Director of the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau, www.VisitShelbyKy.com
Musician Lance Carpenter headlines at Jeptha Creed this summer.
Photo: Jeptha Creed Distillery
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