Summer is beginning to wind down, but we’re not quite ready for that pumpkin spice latte just yet. There are still lots of fun events to enjoy before summer ends and the excitement of fall begins. So, we solicited the expertise of our stylist extraordinaire, Tracy Varga of Tracy Varga Group, to help us create the perfect looks for this month’s endeavors.
This August, we’ve selected three exciting events: The Kentucky State Fair, Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival and Chocolate Fest 2019. The gorgeous clothes from local boutiques Mabel and Moss, Lemon Tree and That Cute Little Shop are worn by models from Heyman Talent. All of these beautiful looks were shot in Louisville’s own Central Park, where Old Lou Brew will take place.
Here’s what to wear to Louisville’s August events!
The Event: Chocolate Fest 2019
- August 3, 2019
- 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Tickets start at $45.
- For more information, visit chocolatefestlouisville.com.
If death by chocolate sounds like the perfect way to go, this event is for you! Chocolate Fest 2019 at the Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center will feature chocolate, entertainment, light bites, spirits and more. The festival is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance. Note this is a 21+ event.
What to Wear: This is the night to get a little fancy with your girlfriends. Break out that dress or jumpsuit you’ve been saving for something special, throw on your heels and your favorite earrings, and get ready for a fun night full of delicious treats. Here’s what to wear to Chocolate Fest 2019.
The Event: The Kentucky State Fair
- August 15-25, 2019
- 7 a.m. to midnight each day
- Tickets start at $8 for admission and $8 for parking
- For more information, visit kystatefair.org.
Eleven days full of food, carnival rides and live music? Count us in! Celebrate the end of summer at the Kentucky Exposition Center and experience everything The Kentucky State Fair has to offer, including special exhibits and blue ribbon competitions. Enjoy free concerts from names like Montgomery Gentry, For King & Country, Granger Smith Ft. Earl Dibbles Jr., Lauren Dangle and more. Admission is $7 in advance and $10 at the gate, and children 5 and under are free.
What to Wear: We all know that at the fair, you never know what you’re going to see. So we’ve decided to keep it casual and comfortable with a little touch of class for these trendy looks. Here’s what to wear to the Kentucky State Fair.
The Event: Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival
- August 23, 2019
- 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Tickets start at $10.
- For more information, visit squareup.com.
Get ready for a night of fun at the Old Louisville Brew Craft Beer Festival, where you can try unique beers from some of Kentucky’s best craft brewers, taste food from great local food trucks, and play games for the whole family. Tickets are $10 and the event is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Central Park.
What to Wear: Cheers to chowing down and living it up in style. Old Lou Brew is a classic, just like Old Louisville itself. We’ve decided to give you four comfortable, yet fashion-forward looks. Here’s what to wear to Old Lou Brew.
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- Boutiques: Mabel and Moss, Lemon Tree and That Cute Little Shop
- Photographer: Jessa Mayhew
- Stylist: Tracy Varga of Tracy Varga Group
- Hair & Makeup: J Michael’s Salon & Spa
- Models: Heyman Talent’s Shannon B., Zaynab K. and Molly D.