Posts Tagged ‘Festivals’

Huge crowd on hand for Taste of Derby Festival

Posted by chaska on May 5, 2010

Chefs of Jack Fry's

PHOTO & STORY by STEVE COOMES, freelance food  & restaurant writer

More than 1,000 hungry donors packed Slugger Field’s Hall of Fame Pavilion on April 22 for the Taste of Derby Festival. In its 23rd year, the annual fundraiser for Louisville’s Dare to Care food bank gathered more than 50 local restaurants and beverage providers who donated food and drink for the cause of feeding the area’s hungry. Read the rest of this entry »


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bardstown a-glow: dec. 6

Posted by chaska on November 3, 2008

I’ll be there with bells on – hanging out at Le Gallo Rosso, 1325 Bardstown Rd, talking about some great things happening, not only at LGR but with Bon Vivant Savant as well. Stay tuned for more details at the date draws closer. Click on image below for full size.

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bardstown bound boofest Friday Oct 10

Posted by chaska on October 7, 2008

Will you be there? I know I will!

“Bardstown Bound” BooFest and Caufield’s Halloween Parade Join Forces and add a Fall Festival at Home of the Innocents

Two locally loved events – “Bardstown Bound” BooFest and the Caufields Halloween Parade have joined spirits and have added a Fall Festival to benefit The Home of the Innocents to kick off the Halloween season on Friday, October 10.

Once again, merchants and restaurants along Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue will celebrate the Highlands by opening their doors and presenting another fun-filled witching hour of a night beginning at 5:00 P.M.   The parade will start at 6:30 on Bardstown Road and travel north on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue to The Home of the Innocents at 1100 East Market.  The Fall Festival will run from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. on the campus of The Home; admission to the Festival is free.  The combination of Louisville’s frightenly fun Caufield Parade, trick or treat stations along the way, Bardstown Bound BooFest and the Festival will give everyone a chance to eat, drink, shop and be scary!

*Special celebrity Grand Marshal, Tony Vanetti and family will lead the parade in an official hearse, then tour the participating businesses on Bardstown Road to judge the “most haunted business” on the strip!

*Zombies from Zombie University will be in the parade as well as walking up and down Bardstown ROad and visiting boutiques and bars along the way.

*The Parade is expected to draw up to 100 units of all types, and the public – as always – will be invited to join the parade near the end and march the rest of the route with the Baxter Avenue Morgue unit.

*Admission to the Fall Festival is free, with a charge for food, beverage, and some activities and will feature entertainment, food and children’s activities.

*Shops and restaurants north and south of Eastern Parkway will feature seasonal food samples, Bubbly Boo beverages and all type of merchandise to celebrate the season.  A portion of their sales that evening will be donated to The Home of the Innocents.

*Bardstown Bound’s BooFest cast will pass out goodies for kids of all ages along the route and Trick or Treat stations on Baxter from Broadway to Lexington will hand out treats.

Event Schedule
5:00 P.M. – until – Bardstown Bound BooFest
5:00 – 9:00 P.M. – Fall Festival at The Home of the Innocents
6:30 P.M. – Caufields Halloween Parade step off on Bardstown Road –Mid City Mall
9:00 P.M. – Judging of the most haunted participating business on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue

Bardstown Bound Cast
General Eccentric, Spree, Swanson Reed Gallery, Framing Express, Jarfi’s Bistro, Wild & Woolly, Homemade Pie Kitchen, Alcott & Bentley, Presents Gallery, Tree of Life, Eden Side Gallery, William Dean Salon, Gregory Michael’s Salon, CoCo’s Chocolate Cafe’, Amazing Grace, NV Tavern, Bearno’s Highlands, Bristol Bar & Grill, Le Gallo Rosso Bistro, Caspian Grill, Impellizzeri’s, Avalon, Luna Boutique, Discoveries, J.Shepard, Cherry Bomb, WHY Louisville, KC’s Chicago Hot Dog Stand, The Cage, Renaissance Interiors and the Belknap Neighborhood Festival Eve at the Douglass Loop

Special Thanks to sponsors to date:  The Highlands Commerce Guild, BBC Beer Company,
Caufields Novelties, Miller Print Group/Baxter Avenue Morgue and

For additional information on the Parade, Bardstown Bound BooFest and the Fall Festival, visit or or call 502-721-8636 (BooFest) or 502-292-3033 (Parade and Festival)

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