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Louisville, Kentucky Weekend Events October 14-16

Here is a list of fun things to do in and around Louisville, Kentucky this weekend, October 14-16.

This Saturday October 15, the 5th Annual Germantown Shotgun Festival will be happening in the great Louisville neighborhood of Germantown-Schnitzelburg. Residents will celebrate their beloved shotgun homes that are so prevalent in the Germantown community.  There will be plenty of food, drinks, and artists selling jewelry and artwork.  A records swap will take place for those looking to swap their vinyl for something different.  There will be plenty of kid’s activities, including face painting and hula-hooping.  Live music will start around noon and feature Twisted Sister, Thomas A. Minor, Junk Yard Dogs, and the Friendly Neighborhood Big Band.  Come to the St. Therese gym parking lot on the corner of Schiller and Kentucky to have some fun with the great folks in Germantown!

To get you in the Halloween spirit, the annual Caulfields’ Halloween Parade will take place on Saturday at 7 PM sharp at the stretch between Mid City Mall and the Baxter Avenue Morgue.  If you love Halloween, the parade is not to be missed.  There will be tons of costumed ghosts, ghouls, and the generally creepy in full force parading down Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue.  Spooky cars and decorated floats will also be featured in this great Louisville event.

And finally for those looking to stop at bat country – the 2nd Annual Gonzo Fest will take place at The Monkey Wrench on Saturday starting at 3 PM.  Hunter S. Thompson, the famous Gonzo journalist, who wrote The Rum Diary and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, was born in Louisville in 1937.  The Thompson family settled in the Cherokee Triangle neighborhood in the Highlands until Hunter joined the air force and was sent to San Antonio in the 1950’s.  Gonzo Fest will be a tribute to Hunter S. Thompson’s life and work and will feature some great local and national bands.  The Whigs from Austin, Texas will headline the event, also playing will be The Broken Spurs, Fresh Millions (Austin, TX), Scott Carney from Wax Fang, Cougar Express, Nerves Junior, the David Wax Museum (Boston, MA), Tyrone Cotton, Ron Whitehead and the Underground Rats, and Lydia Burrell.  Kyle Meredith from WFPK will emcee the event, and in attendance will be Kentucky’s Congressman, John Yarmuth.  This event is 21 and up and general admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased at Ear X-tacy, The Monkey Wrench, and the Derby City Chop Shop.

Have fun this weekend and be safe!!  If you have any questions about happenings in and around town, visit Louisville Real Estate.

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