There are so many fun things to do in October in Louisville, and today we’re sharing a few of our favorite ones. See you there!
The Luxe Fashion Experience October 3-4
StyleIcon is producing a two-night Luxe Fashion Experience on October 3 and 4 at the Ice House. Fall trends for both men and women will be presented all from local retailers. There will be a VIP section, creative cocktails, different hands-on experiences for guests and swag. For tickets or more information, please click here: styleiconllc.com.
St. James Art Fair, October 4-6
It’s that time again, when Louisvillians officially mark the passage into fall at the St. James Art Fair weekend. Open Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., go and enjoy this wonderful opportunity to shop and people watch. There will be over 750 juried artists this year and crowd is estimated to top 200,000 people. For more information, visit their website: www.stjamescourtartshow.com.
Read my post, 10 Tips to Navigate the St. James Art Fair in Minimal Time, here.
KMAC’s Bourbon Bash: October 5
October 5 is the date for KMAC’s annual Bourbon Bash at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Enjoy bourbon tastings, dinner, dancing and an auction. Here’s the lineup:
- A seated dinner prepared by participating restaurants & guest chefs:
Corbett’s, Chef Dean Corbett; The English Grill, Chef Laurent Geroli; Ghyslain, Chef Ghyslain Maurais; Holy Grale, Chef Joshua Lehman; Lilly’s, Chef Kathy Cary; Proof on Main, Chef Levon Wallace; RYE, Chef Tyler Morris; Seviche, Chef Anthony Lamas; Wilshire Pantry, Chef Casey Broussard
- Bourbon tastings from Kentucky’s finest distilleries: Brown Forman/Woodford Reserve, Brown-Forman/Old Forester, Heaven Hill, Four Roses, Jim Beam Brands, Michter’s American Whiskey Co., and Willett
- An exclusive exhibit and silent auction of Gene Spatz photographs of legendary celebrities
- A live “auction” of KMAC’s programs
- A special musical performance
For more information, click here: www.kentuckyarts.org.
Hope Scarves Celebration of Hope: October 12
On October 12, Hope Scarves will host its second annual Celebration of Hope. Hope Scarves partners with survivors to share scarves and stories of hope with women facing cancer. This casual BBQ dinner will be held at 3703 Fairway Lane at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased on their website here: hopescarves.org.
Hope Scarves founder Lara MacGregor was featured as our FACES of Louisville post. Read all about her story and this amazing organization here: louisville.styleblueprint.com.
Pappy & Co Launch Party: October 19
Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery will unveil its new line of merchandise, including shirts, caps, visors, barware and much more at this launch party on October 19 at Foxhollow. Don’t miss an opportunity to taste this coveted bourbon with Julian van Winkle. To reserve your place, click here: www.pappyco.com.
And, if you’re up for a short road trip to Nashville, here’s the lowdown on a very cool conference coming to town you might want to attend:
Southern C Summit: Oct 17, 2013
Southern C Summit: Oct 17, 2013
The premise of the Southern C Summit is to bring together Southern brands, business owners, blog writers and those of us simply interested in new and vibrant things happening in our region. This event looks highly appealing, and is a one-time event for Nashville, but the third such Southern C Summit to happen (in other cities).
If you are a small business owner wanting ideas on how to grow your idea to a million dollar company, or you are a blogger wanting to make contacts and learn how to expand your readership, or you are simply an interested spectator to it all, who wants to try all the new yummy Southern food that will be on hand (Hello, Callie’s Biscuits, Schermer Pecans Pecans, Edley’s BBQ and more!), this is where you want to be on Oct 17th. And, it’s taking place at Ruby, which will no doubt add to the experience.
For Nashville residents, or those in town early, cocktails start from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mason’s (at Loews Hotel) on the 16th. The full agenda for Thursday, October 17th is stunning. After a day of learning, you will be entertained at The Southern Coterie “Cocktails & Conversation” presented by Southern Living. Innovation and inspiration will be cultivated on a tour of the Southern Living Idea House at Fontanel with Lindsay Bierman, Southern Living Editor in Chief.” And, we hear the house will decorated for Christmas! Transportation is provided to Fontanel by GOO GOO Cluster and Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream–with libations to enjoy along the way!
Tickets are $175 each, but we have a promo code (no, we don’t get a kick back!) which allows you to purchase for just $140. Use the code TSCTIX.
We are SO excited about the Southern C Summit. To see more details and understand more fully why we are in such a flutter, see the agenda: HERE.