Happy New Year! It’s finally 2022!
If 2020 & 2021 taught us anything, it’s that family fun is essential for our mental and physical health. Grab a sheet of paper and pencil and jot down some of the ideas we have below.
Given the current state of the pandemic and the uncertainty of what is to come, we have included some optimistic events in the post. We hope that we can get back to being together for some of these wonderful events.
It’s cold so why not check out some indoor fun? All About Kids in Crestwood has open gym and swim times for all ages. Play on the gymnastics floor, play basketball or swim in their fun indoor pool. Oldham County Parks & Rec also hosts its annual Father/Daughter dance this month. Put on your dancing shoes and make some memories.
Don’t forget that Yew Dell Botanical Gardens offers free admission starting in December until March 25th. Visitors can stop by Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm. Walk around the gardens or hike back in the wooded trails.
This month, check out the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. They have classes for every age and host one day ceramic workshops too. For around $15, families can sit together and create. There are several live performances already on the calendar for 2022! Check out the local talent.
You know there are horses in Oldham County, but what about all of the other lovely animal encounters to be had? Take a farm tour where you might run into some bison, alpaca, sheep or a racehorse! We love the Harvest Moon Dairy Farm where groups can learn about a working dairy farm and have a chance to feed a baby calf. Another favorite is Woodland Farm in Goshen.
The start of summer means more outdoor activities and festivals! Arts on the Green is a neat festival showcasing artists’ work. Families should also take advantage of the wonderful summer reading programs that the Oldham County Public Library starts around this time of year. The programs are free, entertaining and educational. We discovered Little Big Gem Mine & Rock Shop this past year and it is a lot of fun! All ages can enjoy mining on a sluice outdoors in LaGrange.
One of the more popular events in Oldham County has to be Oldham County Day! The special event is always the 3rd Saturday in July. Families can enjoy a pancake breakfast, fun parade and entertainment on the Courthouse Square in Downtown LaGrange. This event is a great way to show your pride in the county. Read our review here. Another fun family activity in July is the Oldham County Family YMCA Mud Run. They do a great job with the course and the price isn’t too bad for this unique activity.
Love a good county fair? If so, the Oldham County Fair is for you! Admission is includes unlimited rides on the fairway and a lot more. Families can watch FREE magic shows, pageants or spend a couple extra bucks on camels rides or at the petting zoo. Read why we love the fair here. Hidden Hollow Orchard is our closest apple orchard and usually has an opening date in mid-August. Take the kids on a unique outing and go apple picking together.
Check out the LaGrange Farmers’ Market and Artisans on the square in Downtown LaGrange! Local produce, sweet treats, meat, coffee and more goods are to be found! Take a walk down Main Street to visit more local shops and eateries. Main Street also hosts a couple of markets around this time of year. Explore one of Oldham County Parks this month. September can bring mild mornings and evenings to take a great hike, play at a park or ride bikes.
Oldham County has no shortage of Fall Festivals and Halloween events. If you’re looking for treats in a unique setting, Boo Dell at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is the place to check out. Trick-or-treat your way through the beautiful gardens, meet local fire heroes and see a magic show. We also always enjoy trick or treating at LaGrange Halloween MAINia.
Are you all festival’d out? Why not take a drive “down the hill” to Westport? This small, quiet town is on the Ohio River where families can enjoy fall colors, Schamback Park(Westport Park) and a little down time together. Knock on Wood Country Mercantile is a great place to visit for lunch or if it’s a warm day, maybe a slice of some ice cream pie?
Schedules are packed, everyone is tired. This month calls for some relaxing FREE entertainment. We love to drive through the Ballardsville Church Living Nativity. The kids love to see the animals and hear the Christmas story. Free hot chocolate and cookies wait for everyone at the end. Extend your night by driving around some of the neighborhoods nearby to look at Christmas lights. Other great and free holiday events are Yule Log in Pewee Valley and Light Up LaGrange. A new favorite we discovered in 2021, is the Oldham Chamber’s Community Christmas Party.