BowmanFest will take place on Sat., Oct. 1 + Sun., Oct. 2. | Photo courtesy of BowmanFest
This weekend, BowmanFest is set for takeoff after a two-year hiatus. The family-friendly festival is celebrating 100+ years of Bowman Field, which is the oldest continually operating commercial airfield in North America.
The two-day fest will take place on Sat., Oct. 1 + Sun., Oct. 2 inside the fences of the historic airfield at 2805 Taylorsville Rd., which covers 426 acres and has two runways.
Cue Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone,” here’s a look at the flight schedule:
Sign up to race down the runway during the IPA 5K on Saturday — registration is $30 and includes admission to the festival, a t-shirt, medal + an adult bevvy after the race.
A category three acrobatic air show will take to the skies twice each day with local and regional acts.
Historic warbirds + airplanes on display
Once-in-a-lifetime rides on airplanes and helicopters
A vintage car show with 50+ automobiles, military vehicles, and an encampment display
Food trucks + a cash bar
Bounce houses for kids
Admission is $20 per person, $50 for a group of four + free for veterans and first responders.
And before we fully depart, let’s fly through the past 100 years of Bowman Field.
Vegan Week | Tues., Sept. 27 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Logan Street Market | Free to attend | Sample vegan goodness all week from the market’s 15 food + beverage vendors through Sun., Oct. 2. 🧆
Four Year Strong | Wed., Sept. 28 | 8 p.m. | Mercury Ballroom | $25+ | See this long-standing punk band with support from Microwave + Save Face. 🎸
Katt Williams: 2023 And Me Tour | Fri., Sept. 30 | 8 p.m. | KFC YUM! Center | $59+ | Laugh with this iconic comedian on the heels of his latest comedy special “Katt Williams: World War III.” 🎭
Japanese Gala | Sat., Oct. 1 | 6-9 p.m. | Waterfront Botanical Gardens | $300 | Celebrate the forthcoming Japanese Garden at this gala with eats by Chef Gene Kato, cocktails + a koto performance by Masayo Ishigure.
Louisville Taco Festival | Sat., Oct. 1 - Sun., Oct. 2 | 2-7 p.m. | Fourth Street Live! | $10+ | Dig into all things tacos at this two-day fest with 15+ food vendors, margaritas, a chili pepper eating contest, and giant beer pong. 🌮
Portland Museum Art and Heritage Fair | Sat., Oct. 1 | 12-5 p.m. | Start your day with a 5K or a yoga class + enjoy puppetry, food trucks, shopping from local vendors, and a printmaking workshop. 🎉
First Sunday Nature Hike | Sun., Oct. 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest | $10+ | Hit the trails at Bernheim with a naturalist on this primarily adults-only hike. 🥾
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Tandoori Fusion has a new staff memberand it’s not human. The Indian-fusion eatery in East Louisville (4600 Chamberlain Ln.) has enlisted the help of a robot to deliver orders to its patrons. The yet-to-be-named robot has made 1,000 successful trips to tables within the first 30 days of its launch. 🤖 (KY Inno)
The Louisville Urban League broke ground on a new senior primary care clinic in the West End. CenterWell Primary Care Clinic will focus on improving seniors’ access to health care + will be located on the Urban League’s Sports and Learning Campus. The 7,500-sqft medical facility should be open next summer. (WHAS11)
$500,000. That’s how much money the Portland Museum received from the James Graham Brown Foundation to help Louisville’s first children’s museumAHOY set sail. The monetary donation will help the museumcomplete phase one, which includes transforming a Victorian mansion into an experience where local heritage meets surrealism.
Jack Black not only played Louder Than Life last Thursday with his band Tenacious D, he also stopped by historic bowling alley Vernon Lanes in Butchertown. See Jack’s selfie.
Get ready to silver scream every Saturday night in October. Christy’s Garden in Paristown will be showing spooky movies for free as part of the Ultimate Halloween Fest. Bring a blanket or chair to watch black-and-white classics like “Dracula” + “Invisible Man.” Concessions start at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. 📽️
Oktoberfest is still going strong in Munich and in Louisville. The annual autumn festival doesn’t end until Mon., Oct. 3 and American Turners Club (3125 River Rd.) will host itsfirst Oktoberfest on Sat., Oct. 1. Festivities include beer, oompah bands + a circus performance. Admission is $20 per car load.
Kentuckians can now request mail-in absentee ballots for state general elections that will be held on Tues., Nov. 8. The deadline to apply is Tues., Oct. 25. Only citizens who meet certain requirements will be eligible to receive a mail-in ballot. View the requirements. 🗳️
In May, the Tim Faulkner Gallery announced it would be relocating from Germantown to a new location downtown at the corner of 3rd and Broadway — just down from the The Brown Theatre. The art facility is now ready for artists to fill its second floor studio section that overlooks 3rd Street. 🎨
Tickets are on sale for the second installment of Foxhollow Farms’ fall dinner series happening on Thurs., Oct. 13. The cost is $135 per person and includes a behind-the-scenes farm venture + farm-fresh food and drinks in an elevated garden-style atmosphere.
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Locust Grove is located at 561 Blankenbaker Ln. near Louisville Water Tower Park. | Photo by @agentanthony_
Last week, we introduced you to our new local word game — Crossed Words. The hint was: Two words, a circa-1792 Georgian mansion still operating today
Out of 30 responses, 27 readers got the right answer, Locust Grove.
Historic Locust Grove preserves the 55 acres of William Croghan’s former estate — which includes a circa-1792 mansion, outbuildings, and grounds used as examples of early 19th-century frontier America. William Croghan arrived in Kentucky territory with Geroge Rogers Clark, Louisville’s founder.
You can visit Locust GroveTues.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or stop by one of its upcoming events. We can’t wait for Fall on the Farm reenactments + the staged reading of “Frankenstein” from Kentucky Shakespeare.
Today’s issue was written by Senior City Editor Katie Molck.
Editor’s pick: “Goldfinger” isn’t the only movie shot in Derby City. Check out these other eight movies filmed in Derby City next time you reach for the remote. My favorite is Nicolas Cage’s 2017 campy horror film “Mom and Dad” — it’s currently streaming in Hulu.
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