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Friday, October 5, 2012

Have a Great Weekend!


We’ve got some great events lined up for you this weekend that are FREE and family-friendly!  Enjoy!

St. James Court Art Show- October 5-7, Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sunday, 10am-5pm;in historic Old Louisville just south of Central Park on St. James and Belgravia Courts, and adjacent blocks of Magnolia Avenue and Third and Fourth Streets; FREE admission; see the works of 750 artists from North America

Farm Animal Feedings- Saturdays at 9am, May-October; Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead, 3200 Tucker Station Rd., Louisville, KY 40299; help Scott Hill and his family feed the farm animals and learn about their care; FREE, but donations are appreciated

Below are the local Halloween/Fall events for this weekend:
Balloon Glow
Part of the Southwest Fall Festival; free inflatables, games & activities for the kids
Where: Sun Valley Community Park
When: October 5, 6pm-9pm at Sun Valley Community Park.

Halloween Harvest Party
Where: Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve
When: October 6,  4-8pm
Cost: $5 donation encouraged; children 3 and under FREE; maximum $20/family
Haunted House is $5/person for 30 minute tours

Harvest Homecoming
Fall festival opening ceremonies include a parade featuring over 120 units
Where: The parade begins at New Albany High School, travels south on Vincennes St, west (turn right) on Spring St, north (turn right) on Bank St, ending at Bank and Elm Streets
When: October 6 at noon
Cost: FREE    











Thursday, October 4, 2012

Weekend Fun in Spencer County: Part 3


Okay, this is the last installment, but it’s a good one! Drum roll, please.

Spencer County is home to Santa Claus, Indiana!




What is more fun than a place that is pure Christmas?!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

12 Giveaways of Christmas- #1


On the First Giveaway of Christmas, Today’s Family gave to me….

a family 4-pack of tickets to Christmas at the Galt House!  

The Galt House Hotel’s KaLightoscope Christmas is a spectacular event that has even been featured on the Travel Channel’s Christmas Crazy Show.  Complete with a Peppermint Express Kiddie Train Ride and a Christmas Village, this interactive event has everything to get your family in the Christmas spirit!

Tickets are $18.99 for adults and $9.99 for children (one free child’s ticket per purchase of adult ticket) and can be purchased here online.

Enter below for your chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Christmas at the Galt House Hotel.

Giveaway ends at midnight on 10/9/12.

Update: Our winner is Terri Harbin.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The 12 Giveaways of Christmas


The holidays start now at Today’s Family Every Day!

Every Wednesday, starting tomorrow, you will have a chance to win one of our 12 holiday gifts.  It’s very exciting, and you definitely don’t want to miss out.

So, check back in tomorrow to enter the first of our 12 Giveaways of Christmas!

Halloween Costume Contest


Do you have a photo of a cute Halloween costume? Send us a photo featuring your child or even you as a child dressed up for Halloween. The winner will receive a prize package from Caufield’s Novelty worth $100!

Submit your photo by email to halloweencontest@todayspublications.com.  Be sure to include in your email the name and age of the child in the photo and the parent/guardian’s name and phone number. 

We will be featuring many of our costume contest submissions right here on Today’s Family Every Day!  So, be sure to check in to see if we feature your photo!

Deadline is October 15.  Photos should feature children under age 18 and should either be yourself or your child, if you are their parent or guardian.  All photos become property of Today's Family magazine and Zion Publications LLC.

Weekend Fun in Spencer County: Part 2


There was just so much to do in Spencer County, Indiana, I had to break it up into a couple of posts for your viewing enjoyment! (In case you missed Part 1, you can read it here.)


In Rockport, your family can snuggle up together under the stars (or in the back of your SUV) and catch a double-feature on the big screen at the Holiday Drive-In, or dine at the Rockport Inn, a super-old mansion turned into a Bed and Breakfast and restaurant (They have lots of curiosities here. Take a look at that Halloween mannequin in the top photo!).






Just a few minutes from Lake Rudolph is Santa’s Stables where you can enjoy horseback riding. This is a great attraction for the whole family.  Even your little ones will get to ride through the trail with one of the trainers.

{If you’re wondering why my kids are wearing their bike helmets, it’s just because I’m one of those super-vigilant, over-the-top, helicopter-type, ridiculous moms who go overboard with safety.  Honestly, though, it really was a very safe trail ride on calm, beautiful horses, and we couldn’t have had a better time!}




Oh, don’t forget to stop at Buffalo Run Farm, Grill & Gifts where you can feed the buffalo and go inside an old cabin where legend says that Abraham Lincoln once slept.


Speaking of Abraham Lincoln, Spencer County is known as Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home! Enjoy a little history while walking the trails at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Lincoln State Park.


Our first-grader was so excited that he could read to us the facts along the Trail of Twelve Stones, which features notable places in Lincoln’s life.



Who knew a family could do so much in just one weekend?!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Weekend Fun in Spencer County: Part 1


Only about an hour drive from Louisville lies a special place.  Many of us know it for being the county in which Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari resides, but, let me tell you, Spencer County, Indiana, is home to so much more. 

















Located right next to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.  This place can accommodate everyone from the seasoned camper who enjoys the outdoors by means of a tent or camper to those of us who prefer something a little cozier and cushy like a Christmas Cabin.  My kids felt like the Seven Dwarfs from Snow White when they hopped into their sleeping quarters!  So sweet!




There a little secret many may not know—Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, which welcomes 3,000-5,000 guests each weekend during their Halloween Weekends, gets absolutely transformed into a family-friendly, spooky spectacular (I guess you could call it “spooktacular”) by it’s campers during the last three weekends in September and every weekend in October.







It is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.  The campers come prepared for their annual ritual where they decorate their individual campsites and golf carts (yes, golf carts!) and put on a trick-or-treat extravaganza for all of the kids.







From bonfire ghost stories to haunted hay rides and pumpkin decorating, Lake Rudolph Halloween Weekends has something for every member of your family. To book your family’s weekend stay at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, visit www.lakerudolph.com or call 1.877.478.3657. 

{To read Part 2, click here.}
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