Bi-Water Farm and Greenhouse scatters family festivities across 20 acres of autumnal farmland during AutumnFest 2011. The friendly staff welcomes up to four campers or one retired barbershop quartet trying to reignite their spark and moseys them to the campfire site, where groups can huddle around a fire pit, gorge on a full-catered hot dog dinner and crash flaming-marshmallow meteors into each other. A slew of attractions including a hayride, 5-acre corn maze, kid-friendly spooky farmhouse, and barnyard zoo with pet bunnies, chicks, and baby ducks swooping down a slide entertains into the evening. Bi-Water Farm & Greenhouse supplies firewood, benches, and a staff member to start the fire and permits campers to bring their own lawn chairs and ghost-story manuscripts.
Every July, a crowd of people and horses press down the lush grasses of Kentucky Horse Park. The occasion is BreyerFest, a model-horse festival hosted by Breyer Animal Creations (known for purveying handcrafted model horses). Equine enthusiasts funnel into the park and disperse across the grounds to participate in a daily array of family-oriented activities. Aside from more than 40 live-horse exhibitions, attractions include crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo, face-painting booths, and a magic show. Each year's festival is marked by a theme that influences the breed and origin of the horses on display.
Pops Resale's rustic, wooden shelves teem with tens of thousands of new and used records⎯LPs, 45s, and 78s⎯with new music added each Friday. Customers can wander along black and white checked aisles to peruse the abundance of vinyl ($0.99+) and newfangled CDs ($0.99+), neatly categorized by genre, artist's name, and number of palindromes in the title. Navigate the shop's stuffed clothing racks and smartly attired dress forms to procure a gently worn dress, blouse, or coat ($20+) or to diversify a wool-invested wardrobe with flashy blue or gold sequins. Pops also stocks a selection of vintage video-game systems, from Playstation 1 to the Atari 2600, as well as classic movies preserved on VHS, DVD, or one-track mimes. Visit the quirky emporium on Saturday afternoons to enjoy the strumming sounds of live music as you browse the vast and varied collection.
Having served as thread-bearers for a cluster of local, state, and national pageant winners, Miss Priss specializes in princess-ready designer prom and pageant wear augmented by an eclectic selection of stately purses and genteel jewelry. Teenage nobility can prepare for the big day by practicing rhythmic, cupped waves in prom frocks from Sherri Hill, Jovani, and Scala, accented by a slim prom purses ($15–$75) and heavy-duty hair accessories ($10–$29). Pageant sovereigns who schedule one-on-one appointments with Miss Priss’s welcoming staff will find the perfect scepter-matching haute couture gown, as well as designer swimsuits ideal for showing off comely figures while cannonballing into swank rooftop pools filled with rose petals.