Archive for Events

Yard Sale to Benefit SpringHaven



Fundraiser Yard Sale


Saturday, August 30th


8am – 3pm


Yard Sale to benefit SpringHaven. Saturday, August 30th, 8am – 3pm. College heights United Methodist Church.

Location: College Heights United Methodist Church, 710 College Street Rd., Elizabethtown, KY
Info: Call Tammy Burba at (270) 763-7242

“Let’s Talk about your Future” (WKU)


Location: Elizabethtown Community Technical College, 600 College Street Road,  Elizabethtown, KY RPC 227

Information: Please call ECTC at (270) 769-2371 for more information ore questions regarding this event taking place at ECTC.

Review: Pollywog Play Party at Bernheim Forest


Who doesn’t love quality-teaching opportunities in our area available to our children? I am always searching for events and activities that will keep my busy two year old engaged for more than 5 minutes. Well, let me just tell you, the Pollywog Play Party at Bernheim Forest was more than we expected! I mean, seriously, just take a look at this smile!


The Pollywog Play Party takes place once a month at the Education Center located in Bernheim Forest. (1 mile east at Exit 112 off I-65, Clermont, KY).  It’s about a 30 minute drive from Elizabethtown, KY.


The Pollywog Play Party cost $10 for members of Bernheim Forest, and $15 for non-members, and takes place on a Saturday morning, from 10:30am until 12pm. When deciding if we should go, I noticed the website stated that you must register before 4pm, the day before the event. It was already 9am, the morning of the event! I thought we were already too late. One phone call can’t hurt though, right? I simply called the Education Center at Bernheim and was told that I could register at the event. Yes! We packed some water bottles and headed to Bernheim Forest for an afternoon of exploring the outdoors.


Once we arrived at the Education Center, we were greeted with enthusiasm and lots of little ones. There were about 20 children there that morning for the event. They had the center of the room setup as a pond, and after getting registered, the children made their way to the center of the room for story-time and a song. It was very educational, interactive and my daughter now knows the lifecycle of a frog!


After story-time, we all met outside on the patio area of the Education Center to begin our outdoor adventure. We ran down a hill, crossed a bridge, hunted for sculptures and found some insect friends along the way.








Although the sun wasn’t shining, meaning we couldn’t study shadows, we had an amazing adventure connecting with nature. The guide, was amazing and truly has a heart for children. She didn’t miss a single opportunity for teaching! The children spotted some insects on this large fossilized tree, and of course they took time to explore it.


After our short outdoor exploration, we headed back to the Education Center. To our surprise the fun was just beginning!


When arriving back to the Education Center, there were activity stations set up throughout. We made our way around the most of the stations, covering as many activities as possible. We began at the tracing station, where they had some stencils and lights to trace shadows of objects. My daughter enjoyed coloring in her stencil dinosaur.





Next we moved over to the puppet-making table. There we were able to choose from multiple stencils to make our puppet. They provided large plastic straws and glue to complete our puppet. We chose to make a girl puppet.


The next stop, the projector. We had all sorts of items that my daughter was about to hold up in front of the projector, making shadows. Not to mention, herself! She loved dancing and watching her shadow dance across the wall.


Last, but definitely not least, was the painting station. There were pictures of the sun that the children were to attempt to paint. My daughter just loves to paint, so we left with four paintings of the sun!


There were lots of activities that you could participate in, and all the children seemed to be entertained, having fun and most importantly, learning! It was a very educational experience, and we will definitely be back. We’re already looking forward to our next Pollywog Play Party Adventure!



For Event Details or Registration Info, Call Bernheim Education Center at (502) 955-8512

Blogger: Jessica Spears

Thomas Dairy Farm & Market

Thomas Dairy Farm and Market is a family-owned operation
founded in 1965.
If you are looking for family fun right here in Hardin County, look no further.


with a special Live Performance by the band OCEAN CITY and special admission of just $10 per person
(includes concert and regular admission fun!)
Fall Season Open from September 20- November 2, 2014
Concession Stands Available
Campfire Awaits you in the Evening
Bring your own s’mores from home or you can purchase everything you need to enjoy a wonderful night around the campfire from us.
Groups Only Hours
Monday thru Friday 9am to 2pm
Regular Hours
 Friday 6pm to Midnight
Saturday 11am to Midnight
Sunday Noon to 6pm
Pumpkins for Sale
We welcome you to stop by Monday-Friday 9am-6pm to purchase pumpkins. The other fun activities (corn maze, hayrides, etc..) are only open for groups Monday-Friday in the day hours.
11am-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
11am-Midnight Thursday-Friday
Zombie Paintball Hours
(Reservations welcome for groups with 20+)
Zombie Paintball takes place Friday and Saturday dusk till midnight.
Plus last 3 Thursdays in October
Large Groups Welcome for Zombie Paintball! – If you are coming in a group of 20 or more, please contact us ahead of time so we can take care of all your needs so you enjoy a lovely evening!
ZOMBIE PAINTBALL - $20 per person (includes the fun in the regular admission as well)
REGULAR ADMISSION - $7 per person
Children 2 and Under:  FREE
Regular Admission Includes all of the Following:
HAYRIDES (only until dusk. Come on Saturday or Sunday if you want the guaranteed fun of a hayride or to a group tour!)
FUN ZONE (Mega Slide, Giant Corn Pit, Swings, Tot Spot for lil’ ones, A Bail Climb)
CORN MAZE & FLASH LIGHT CORN MAZE AT NIGHT (bring your own flashlight)
CAMPFIRE (After Dusk)
PICNIC IF YOU WISH -Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the pavilion area
Click Here to see the Thomas Dairy Farm & Market Flyer.

Location: Thomas Dairy Farm & Market, 4625 Leitchfield Rd., Cecilia, KY

Info: Please contact Walker Thomas or Patty Pfeiffer at (270) 401-5461 or (270) 735-6076 or via e-mail at or

Kentucky Vocal Union in Concert – Historic State Theater



Join the State Theater as we host the Kentucky Vocal Union LIVE in Concert on Saturday, September 13th at 7:30pm.
This concert is presented by the Elizabethtown Rotary Club and is a benefit for the Guatemala Water Project.  Along with your ticket purchase to the show, you will also receive admission to the Guatemala food tasting which takes place before the show inside the State Theater’s First Federal Gallery.
General Admission Tickets: $30
Student Admission Tickets: $20


Location: Historic State Theater, 209 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Info: For tickets, call (270) 234-8258

Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf Classic



Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
Golf ‘Fore’ Kids Sake

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Lindsey Golf Course

Registration at 8:00am

Shotgun Start at 9:00am

Lunch at 1:00pm

To Register, visit

Location: Lindsey Golf Course, 4024 Bullion Blvd., Fort Knox, KY

Info: Contact Erika Chester at (270) 351-2220 or



54th Annual Autumn Daze Festival & Parade




Fri. & Sat. September 19-20, 2014

A Great Time for the Entire Family


Radcliff Electric – Platinum Sponsor

Brandenburg Telephone Company – Platinum Sponsor

North Hardin Lions Club – Platinum Sponsor

VFW Post 10281 – Silver Sponsor

Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, LLC

All activities will be in the Optimist Park off of Knox Ave.


Friday September 19, 2014 

5:00 p.m. until dark

Across Kentucky Arts & Craft Show

Food Booths


6:30pm until 8:30pm – Karaoke by “Spotlight Entertainment” and Rick Riley

Saturday, September 20, 2014

9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Across Kentucky Arts & Craft Show

10:00 a.m. – Parade Begins at the Fire Department and ends at the Optimist Park (Grand Marshall Nelve McFarlin)

Car & Tractor Show Register from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Awards at 3:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m. Pet Show - Sponsored by The Animal Refuge Center-Contact Penny Edwards 270-877-6064
Miniature horse rides to benefit Animal Refuge Center

1:00 p.m. Brushy Fork Political Forum

Live Entertainment

3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Majik Jack Variety Band

5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. William’s Star Tribute


Hardin Memorial Hospital-Free blood pressure screening from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m

Location: Optimist Park, Knox Avenue, Vine Grove
Info: For more information on the festival and the debates, please contact Donna Broadway at (270) 877-2422.

Pollywog Play Parties: Behaving like Bugs and Bees



Float like a butterfly, buzz like a bee – this pollywog bunch is a sight to see!  Early learners will explore the amazing life of insects and their relatives by meeting live critters, going on an insect safari, dressing like a bug, and much more.

ECO Kids Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside play to encourage infants and children though the age of 5 to learn about nature.

Registration required by 4 p.m. day prior to event call (502) 955-8512. Fee covers one caregiver and child.
$5 per car environmental impact fee Non-members, Members FREE.

Bernheim Members $10 per child; Non-Members $15 per child. Fee includes 1 caregiver.

Location: Bernheim Forest, 1 mile east at Exit 112 off I-65, Clermont, KY 40110

Contact: For registration, call (502) 955-8512

Home Depot Kid’s Workshop

Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with Kids Workshops at

Home Depot


  Saturday, September 6, 2014


Wizard of Oz Birdhouse

A great way to engage in a fun activity that is family-friendly in Elizabethtown!

  • FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety along with instilling a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.


Kids will learn to build their very own while learning do-it-yourself skills and gaining confidence.

• Have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic

Location: 1510 Ring Road  Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Info: (270) 763-6827

Heartland Festival in the Park :Rescheduled Fireworks


**UPDATE AS OF 8-30-14**

A direct message From the City of Elizabethtown:

“The Heartland Festival fireworks will be rescheduled in conjunction with our Christmas festivities that will take place downtown on Saturday, December 13th.  More information regarding schedules, etc. will be available at a later date.  This is all the information I have at this time.  Thank you.”

See below for the awesome line-up of great FAMILY FUN IN


Friday August 22, 2014


Admission to the park is only $2 per car for parking. Discounted thanks to sponsorship from Kentucky Utilities.



There will be plenty of great food from commercial and food vendors ready to serve our community at this traditional event for Hardin County!

  • 5:00 pm Mud Volleyball Tournament
  • 6:30pm -Baby Contest for children ages 0-5 – OFF SITE at PRITCHARD COMMUNITY CENTER. Want to register your child? You can pre-register your child by picking up a registration form at the Republic Bank or the Pritchard Community Center. Here is the Baby Contest Registration Form.  Please note it is only $10 for pre-registration but it is $15 to register your child the day of the contest.  Once you have completed the registration form, send it and a $10 check made out to the City of Elizabethtown to the following address:
  • Kentucky Heartland Festival Baby Contest, Attn: Events Coordinator,
    PO Box 550, Elizabethtown, KY 42702
  • IMPORTANT: There will be several age groups competing at the same time. If you have more than one child in different age groups, plan to have another adult to assist as you will more than likely be placed in a different location at the same time.
  • Pritchard Community Center is located at 404 S. Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown, KY.
  • 7:30pm -(FREE)  Family-Friendly Movie at the Bandstand. Featured Movie is going to be ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’. Bring your chairs and blankets and maybe…just maybe you’ll be able to capture a few lightning bugs while you wait for the movie to begin!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

PAINTING FOR TIPS ONLY – While you are at the Heartland Festival in the Park, be on the lookout for Rachel’s Face Painting. They’ll have all their painters there painting for TIPS ONLY and they are going to make MANY MANY children (and adults) very very happy!



AM Rotary Community Breakfast 6:30-9am

Sponsor: AM Rotary Club

Come enjoy this great breakfast at the Pritchard Community Center

Carry will be out available

Advanced tickets can be purchased at Hair Tech in Elizabethtown (527 W. Poplar Street)

Bluegrass Cellular Heartland 5K Run 7:30am

(Click on link above for all the details about the run)

Heartland Tennis Shoot Out 8:00am

Click Here to learn all about this!

Canoe Races 9AM

Click Here for the form on the canoe races.

Heartland Festival in the Park Parade 10:00am

Theme: Playing it with Heart in the Heartland, Sponsor: Bob Swope Ford

Wondering where to go watch the parade?  The parade begins at the public square and proceeds up N. Dixie Ave so anywhere along that path is great!

FREEMAN LAKE PARK – FUN ZONE, fun for all ages – 11am-10:00pm

Admission is $5 per car from 11 a.m to 4:00 p.m., $10 per car 4:00 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Carnival rides and vendors open

12:00PM: Dinky Gowen Magician Show

12:00PM.: Music Stage (under Earnie Williams Pavilion) 

1:00PM: United Way’s Got Talent Contest

3:00PM.: Nutty Scientists Educational Show.These folks are awesome! You totally should make sure you attend this awesome show! They will make everyone in your family HAPPY!

image001 (1)

4:00PM : Dinky Gowen Magician Show

6:00PM : VIP seating opens. Click here for more info on VIP tickets.

6:30PM :Olivia Henken concert begins

6092 (6)8:00PM Featured Concert (FREE) with Joe Diffie - VIP Tickets are available. MORE INFO – Click Here
9:45pm – 10:00pm – FIREWORKS!!

Location: The Heartland Festival in the Park takes place at Freeman Lake, 140 Freeman Lake Park Road, Elizabethtown

Info: Please visit the official Heartland Festival in the Park website for more information. City of Elizabethtown, Events Coordinator, 200 West Dixie Ave.

PO Box 550, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, Phone: 270-765-6121

  • Elizabethtown Family Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
  • Copyright 2013 by Elizabethtown Family All Rights Reserved · TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Website design by Heather Heuman & Powered by WordPress