Fall fun rushes inBy TORI BACHMAN-JOHNSON
According to the calendar, autumn is upon us, although Kentucky weather might still be out of the loop. With fall comes crunchy leaves, apple orchards, football, Homecoming and more. If you have a free weekend or need Fall Break plans, here are some traditional fall activities you can try right in the city of Georgetown.
Evan’s Orchard and Bi-Water Farm Autumn Fest
Located on Stone Road just a few minutes from campus, Evan’s Orchard and Cider Mill includes a farm market and gift store, hay castle, rope maze, corn maze, pumpkin patch and petting zoo. You can pick your own apples, ride a camel, or sample a variety of apple products, include fried apple pie, apple cider and caramel apples. Upcoming events at Evan’s include the Steps for Pets Race to benefit the Scott County Human Society (Oct. 2), a pig roast (Oct. 2-3), a craft weekend (Oct. 16-17), and trick-or-treating (Oct. 30-31). Evan’s is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 12 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
All during the month of October, Bi-Water Farm and Greenhouse presents Autumn Fest, a “harvest celebration of pumpkins, apples, sweet corn, tomatoes and gourds,” according to their website. Autumn Fest includes a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, Spooky Farmhouse, Enchanted Barnyard, Pirate Cove, People Spinners, hayrides, Bunnyville, paintball, mini-golf and a “skyhigh slide.” Bi-Water Farm is located on Cincinnati Road, only a few minutes from campus, and charges $8.75 for general admission to Autumn Fest.
Nothing says fall like football, so come support the Tigers in their game against Kentucky Christian University tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Tigers also face off against Campbellsville on Oct. 7, and meet Pikeville on the field for the Homecoming game on Oct. 16.
Festival of the Horse
Don’t expect to leave campus in a hurry this weekend; roads will likely be blocked off, so you might as well visit the Festival of the Horse in downtown Georgetown (only a few streets over from South Campus) this Friday through Sunday. This annual Scott County tradition, celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year, includes exhibits, food vendors, arts and crafts, the Midway Carnival, pony rides, a petting zoo, a cornhole tournament, a 5K run and stage entertainment. On Friday, Oct. 1, the Colt and Filly Children’s Parade will head through Georgetown, followed by the Toyota Grand Parade on Saturday, Oct. 2. Tonight, stop by for the Festival kick-off, the ninth annual Fireman’s Chili Cook-off.
Homecoming and Songfest
Homecoming week, Oct. 11-17, includes Orange and Black Day, Bench Judging, alumni visits and the muchanticipated Songfest. If you’re one of the three people on campus not participating in Songfest in some form or fashion, buy a ticket and come witness the product of weeks of practice, sweat and stress (in the case of the ladies) and a few hours of joking around (in the case of the men).
Make your own fun!
Choose from a variety of traditional fall activities: bake and eat something pumpkin flavored, rake up and jump in a pile of leaves, carve a pumpkin, bake the pumpkin seeds, build a bonfire, go for a hiking or camping trip, or get creative.