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Are You Ready for this Fabulous Weekend, Northern Kentucky?

Last weekend in Northern Kentucky was crazy fun -- and this weekend is nothing to sneeze at!

On Saturday and Sunday you will surely find plenty to do across the River City Metro.

Take a look at some of the awesome items on this weekend's to-do list:

Run for Shelter

Join the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky for a great 5K walk/run that benefits the shelter! This year the event moves from Devou Park to Downtown Covington and a new flat course with the final home stretch going right in front of the shelter's door!

Registration starts at the shelter (600 block of Scott Blvd.) at 8 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9 a.m.

The following road closures will be in place from approximately 9 am to 10:30 am:

Scott Blvd. from E. 3rd St. to E. 10th St.

E 10th St. from Scott Blvd. to Greenup St.

Greenup St. from E 10th St. to E 3rd St.

E 3rd St. from Greenup St. to Madison Ave.

Madison Ave. from E. 3rd St. to E 2nd St.

E. 2nd St. from Madison Ave. to Shelby

Shelby from E 2nd St. to Riverside Dr.

Riverside Dr. from Shelby to Garrard St.

Garrard St. from Riverside Dr. to E. 8th St.

E. 8th St. from Garrard St. to Greenup St.

Bluegrass Bourbon Harvest Fest

The 4th Annual Historic Downtown Newport Harvest Fest will take place on Monmouth Street between Third and Eleventh Streets on Saturday, October 18.  The 2014 event has been expanded to include Bourbon Tastings and Bluegrass music.  Monmouth Street will be open for vehicular traffic!

This family-friendly event will showcase dining, entertainment and shopping venues and specials, along with local artists, musicians and a Show and Shine car display beginning at 11:00 a.m. A Kids Zone will be at the Newport Intermediate School at Fourth and Monmouth. 

There will be live music from Noon - 6:00 p.m. at two locations. Bluegrass musicians will perform in the City Parking lot in the 700 block of Monmouth and classic rock and pop music will be performed in Phelan Park in the 800 block of Monmouth.  The concerts are free and open to the public.

700 block Monmouth Street - City parking lot next to Pepper Pod – Bluegrass Music:

-          Noon-1:30PM The Charlie Stidham Band

-          1:30-2:30PM The Missy Werner Band

-          3:00-4:30PM Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers

800 block Monmouth Street – Phelan Park:

-          Noon-1:30PM Carter New

-          2:00-4:00PM The Phoenix Band

-          4:30-6:00PM Austin Fornash

Kids Zone – Newport Intermediate School – 4th & Monmouth – Sponsored by the PTO:

-          Snacks: hotdogs, popcorn, water, and hot chocolate between $.25 and $.50

-          Hay ride for $.50 and other activities that will be free, i.e. face painting, a cake walk, corn hole, basketball, and a mask coloring table.

-          A Petting Zoo will hopefully be on site $.50 

-          Jumpy House $.50 

Other Activities:

1023 Monmouth – Show and Shine Car Display

638 Monmouth – Costume Gallery “Haunted Graveyard” and Vintage Campers

601 Monmouth – Newport Pizza Company – Pumpkin Carving – 3:00pm

The Bourbon Tasting will be from 5:00-10:00pm. Participating businesses on/off Monmouth will showcase “Specialty” Bourbons.  The fee is $3 per tasting.

Participating businesses:

·       Packhouse – 1004 Monmouth  - Buffalo Trace

·       Barb’z – 941 Monmouth  - Old Grand-Dad

·       Birks – 912 Monmouth · Jim Beam

·       Sis’s – 837 Monmouth  - Willett

·       JerZees – 708 Monmouth – Bulleit

·       The Southgate House Revival – 111 E. 6th - Four Roses

·       Mokka – 500 Monmouth  - Eagle Rare   

·       Bart’s – 323 York – Woodford Reserve

·       Gangsters – 18 E. 5th – Jim Beam Ghost

·       Mansion Hill Tavern – 502 Washington – Basil Hayden’s

·       Coaches – 317 E. 6th – Town Branch

Shuttle service provided to each location - $5 one-time fee.  Pick-up at home and return service also provided.  To book a trip, call or e-mail Community Yellow Cab owner, Tom Nicolaus, 859-393-6713 or [email protected].

Dayton Fall Festival

More than thirty vendors are expected to this annual family friendly event at the Town Center (701 Sixth Avenue) on Saturday from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

$3 straw bales to decorate your house, a photography contest (and you, YES, YOU, can win prizes), music, food, fun, and more.

Don't miss it!

Candy Corn & Crafts!

It's always a good time on Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue. 

 

Wine Festival

Kentucky's own wineries featured on the Sixth Street Promenade in Mainstrasse Village in Covington from 3 - 10 p.m. as part of the annual Northern Kentucky Wine Festival presented by Party Town.

If an attendee wishes to purchase a full glass of wine, special tickets can be purchased for $5 each. 
 
$10 Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and 4 sample tickets. 
 
Additional sample tickets may be purchased for $1 each or 6 for $5. 
 
Wines may also be purchased by the bottle or case. You must be 21 to attend.
 
PARTICIPATING KENTUCKY WINERIES INCLUDE:
 
Horseshoe Bend Vineyards, Willisburg * Lovers Leap Vineyards & Winery, Lawrenceburg * Serendipity Winery, Florence * Seven Wells Vineyard & Winery, LLC, California, Ky * Atwood Hill Winery, Morning View * Baker-Bird Winery, Foster  * Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton * Generation Hill Winery, Inc., Alexandria * Old 502Winery, Louisville * Purple Toad Winery, Paducah * Smith-Berry Vineyard & Winery, New Castle * StoneBrook Winery, Melbourne * Rose Hill Farm Winery, Erlanger * Local Food and Artisans *
 
Live Entertainment * Complimentary Parking is available in the IRS Parking Lot at 4th & Johnson Streets.
 
Monsters on Monmouth
 
The Newport Recreation Commission invites all the little ghouls and goblins of Newport to dress up for a costume parade we like to call “Monsters on Monmouth!” Get in the Halloween spirit on Sunday, October 19.  The fun begins when the children assemble at 3:00 p.m. at the Fiscal Court Lot at  Eleventh and Monmouth. The fun parade of characters will travel down Monmouth, over Fourth Street to Columbia, and to the Riverfront. Parade participants will be given a special treat but must be present at the start of the parade. Your costume doesn’t have to be scary to have fun, come join us for a great afternoon!
 
Devou Backcountry Bonanza
 
The 5th Annual Devou Backcountry Bonanza is poised to be the best one yet, both as a outdoors celebration and a fundraiser for the remarkable trail assets of Devou Park in Covington, KY. At the top of the leader board this year is the recent completion of “The Trails of Sleepy Hollow.” While also know as Phase III, Part I of the Devou Park Trail Expansion Project, this section of new trails blends together traditional hiking/biking passages (Goat’s Path). some of the biggest, baddest and most amazing downhill sections in the Midwest (Sleepy Hollow) and perhaps the kindest connectorto get back up the hill (Old Montague Road). Truly, you won’t believe it until you ride it, or hike it, or run it, or simply “fun” it.. 

The Bonanza is a one-day, multi-stage tour of the Devou Park. The stages are timed for those competitors who might care; however, we encourage those who have no interest in being timed to join the tour. Share in the hoopla and experience the hilarity. 

Trail runners are welcomed on all stages too. The Bonanza Committee has put together quite the route this year featuring Devou’s newest trail creations while showcasing some classics. Food and festivities available. Good time guaranteed. 

Covington, KY is the #1 spot for outdoor fun in the region, and Devou Park is the diamond at the top!

Find further info about the Devou Park Trail Expansion Project and other trail related info at www.devouparktrails.com

Entry fee: $25.00. Donations accepted and very much appreciated. Races start at 8 a.m.

Devou Park Festival

This family friendly festival will take place in Devou Park at the Drees Pavilion Overlook area from 12p.m. until 5p.m. The Devou Park Overlook Lot will be closed during this time.

Food booths, hay rides, kid’s Fun Zone, Honey Hill Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Live music by the Appalachian Troubadours.

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