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What's Happening in Bowling Green
September 24, 2012

Upcoming Events
  • Pumpkin Festival
  • Bowling Green International Festival
  • Other Events in the Area This Week
  • Sneak Peek at the Coming Weeks
  • Week of September 24-30

    Welcome to our weekly "What's Happening" email, designed to provide you with a glance at opportunities for an unbridled good time in the Bowling Green area.

  • Pumpkin Festival
  • Pumpkin Festival
    Pumpkin Festival

    Jackson's Orchard
    1280 Slim Island Road
    Bowling Green, Ky.

    Weekends through October 28
    Pumpkin Festival

    Ask anyone around Bowling Green about their favorite fall activity and chances are you will hear the name Jackson's Orchard. Their annual, weekly Pumpkin Festivals are back in season every Saturday and Sunday through October 28, and what better way is there to kick off fall than with a trip to the pumpkin patch!

    Get your decorating and cooking pumpkins & gourds, take a wagon ride, brave the corn maze, ride the Cider Slider, and stock up on cider, relishes, baking mixes, and other goodies from their barn.

    Other children's activities include a petting zoo, face painting, straw castle, pony rides, and goat ranch. Spend the whole afternoon or just long enough to fill up the trunk! This free, family-friendly event is one you don't want to miss. Hours are Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit the link below or call 270-781-5303.

    Pumpkin Festival
  • Bowling Green International Festival
  • BG International Festival
    Bowling Green International Festival

    Circus Square Park
    601 State Street
    Downtown Bowling Green, Ky.

    9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Bowling Green International Festival

    "Access to the World" is the theme of this Saturday's annual Bowling Green International Festival and that is just what you will have at this wonderful event. Experience an International Paradise of nationalities as we come together to proudly share our unique cultures. The festival is a traditional celebration that honors the heritage and diversity among our residents through music, dance, demonstrations, authentic foreign foods, edu-tainment activities, cultural displays and an international bazaar.

    Sample the flavors & styles with plenty of food and shopping opportunities, plus multiple stages will offer tons of unique entertainment. Admission is $4 per person with children 12 & under admitted for free. Visit the website at the link below for a "2 for $5" coupon or purchase the Restaurant Discount Card at the gate, good for 10% off at 35 local establishments, and get in for just $2 admission. Call 270-904-6339 to learn more.

    Bowling Green International Festival
  • Other Events in the Area This Week
  • Starry Nights Festival

    Monday Open Mic Night, Tidball's, 9 pm, 793-9955

    Monday- Thursday Group Bicycle Rides, BG League of Bicyclists, 6pm,

    Tuesday-Saturday Live Music, Tidball's, 9 pm

    Tuesday & Saturday Bowling Green Farmers Market, Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

    Tuesday & Saturday SKY Farmers Market, 5th and High Street

    Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Community Farmers Market, WKU Center for Research & Development

    Wednesday Free Wine Sampling, Anna's Greek Restaurant, 846-2662,

    Wednesday-Saturday Live Music by Liberation, Crossroads Lounge, 9 pm, 781-3000

    Thursday Live Music, Double Dogs, 8 pm, 843-9357,

    Thursday Live Belly Dancing, Anna's Greek Restaurant,

    Thursday KOA Bluegrass Jam, KOA Meeting Room, 7pm, 843-1919

    Friday Wine Tasting, all Chuck's Liquor locations, 4-6 pm, 846-2626

    Friday Karaoke, Double Dogs, 9 pm

    Fridays Group Knit and Crochet Alongs, Crafty Hands, 10am & 6 pm, 866-771-0433

    Friday Live Music, Micki's on Main, 9 pm, 793-0450

    Friday-Saturday Distillery Tastings and Tours, Corsair Artisan Distillery, 10 am- 6 pm, 904-2021

    Friday- Monday Live Music including KY Blues Society Jams, WhaBah Steakhouse, 782-6400

    Sunday- Tuesday Music and Karaoke, Crossroads Lounge, 9 pm
    Other 'Get Out & About' Events

    To view the complete calendar of upcoming events, visit our Events section here.

    All phone numbers are area code 270 unless otherwise noted.

    Ongoing - Oct. 20 WKU Alumni Exhibition, SKyPAC Main Gallery, featuring George Vitorovich, Faye McClellan, Heath Seymour and Todd McCutcheon, Regular gallery hours: 11am-6pm Mon-F, panel discussion 9/22 5pm, 904-1880,

    Ongoing - Oct. 21 Chaney's Corn Maze, Chaney's Dairy Barn, open daily, $7 includes scoop of ice cream, 4 & U free, 843-5567,

    Ongoing - Oct. 28 September 11, 2001: A Global Moment Exhibit, National Corvette Museum, 8am- 5pm, includes rare & important artifacts from the World Trade Center, 781-7973,

    24 An Evening with the UofL School of Music, Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, 7pm, free & open to the public, 904-1880,

    25, 27, 30 'Finding Your Way Around the Autumn Sky', WKU Hardin Planetarium, 7pm Tu & Th, 2pm, Sun, free admission, 745-4044

    25 New York Times writer to discuss book on Army football, Barnes & Noble, 6pm, free and open to the community, 745-4502,

    25 'Our Earth, Our Money, Our Selves', Author Janisse Ray, Recital Hall at the WKU Fine Arts Center, 4pm, free and open to the public, 745-6477,

    25 Pecha Kucha Night Bowling Green, Kentucky Museum, gathering of creative minds presenting on a range of topics, FREE, cash bar, doors open 6:30pm, presentations begin 7pm, 745-6082,

    27 Kentucky Live! Speakers Series, "A Natural Wonder", Morgan Atkinson, The Kentucky Building at WKU, 7pm, free and open to the community, 745-6121,

    27 The Intergalactic Nemesis: Book One Target Earth, SKyPAC, 7:30 pm, 904-1880,

    27 88.1 FM presents Secret Keeper Girl Live: The Pajama Party, Living Hope Baptist Church, 6:30 pm, 888-339-2936,

    27 Author Sandra Brown, international best-selling author, Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 6pm, 781-4882,

    27- Oct. 16 "The Presidential Image" Exhibit, WKU Mass Media & Technology Hall, 70 years of the best in White House photography, opening reception & lecture 9/27 at 5:30pm, 745-2067,

    27-30 "Perfect Wedding", Fountain Square Players, Phoenix Theater, Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm, 782-3119,

    27-30 AMRA Harley Davidson Drag Finals with Nostalgia Funny Cars and Dragsters, Beech Bend Raceway, 781-7634,

    28-30 Skeleton's Lair Scream Park, Cemetery Road to 48 Locketts Dream, opens at dusk, 622-8171,

    28 Russian Romance; The Symphony at WKU, Van Meter Hall, 7:30 pm, $22 adults, $5 students w/ ID, 745-7681,

    28 Gordon Lightfoot, SKyPAC, 7:30 pm,, 904-5000

    28-Oct.2 Les Liaisons Dangereuses, WKU Russell H. Miller Theatre, FAC, 8pm except for Sun. at 3pm, adults $15/Students $12, 745-5845,

    28-29 Starry Nights Music Festival, Ballance Farms, featuring Bowling Green-based bands Cage the Elephant, Sleeper Agent, Morning Teleportation, and more,

    28-29 Kentucky Middle School State Girls Fast Pitch Softball Tournament, Buchanon Park,

    28-30 Slaughter Hill Penitentiary hosted by Cancer Cops, 707 E. Main Ave, Thursdays 7-9 pm, Fri- Sat 7-11 pm, $10, 535-1088

    29 All Aboard Series: Historic Railpark & Train Museum Past, Present, Future, Larry Bailey speaker, Historic Railpark and Train Museum, 8:30am, 745-7317,

    29 Free Mammoth Cave Discovery Tours, Mammoth Cave National Park, celebrate National Public Lands Day with free self-guided tour, 10am-1pm, 758-2180,

    29-30 Nostalgia Drag Racing League Quick Fuel Fall Finals, Beech Bend Raceway, 781-7634,

    29-30 Southern KY Ranch Horse Association, WKU Ag Expo Center, 745-3976,

    29-30 Warbird Alley, SKYMAC Stahl Field, military RC aircraft,

    30 "Nueva Musica para cuatro clarinets", WKU Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall Rm 189, 3pm, free & open to public, 745-3751,

    30-Oct 6 Leachman Buick/KHSAA Girls and Boys Golf State Championships, Bowling Green Country Club,

  • Sneak Peek at the Coming Weeks
  • NMRA All-Ford World Finals
    Sneak Peek at the Coming Weeks

    Take a glance
    at the coming weeks!

    Sneak Peek

    Ongoing every October weekend: Jackson's Orchard Pumpkin Festivals, Skeleton's Lair Scream Park, Slaughter Hill Penitentiary

    October 4-6 R8C/ Xperience Reunion, National Corvette Museum

    October 5-7 13th Annual NMRA All Ford World Finals, Beech Bend Raceway

    October 5-7 Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, Historic Railpark and Train Museum

    October 6 South Central Kentucky Heart Walk & 5k Run, Kereiakes Park

    October 6-7 Pumpkin Pickin' Festival, Chaney's Dairy Barn

    October 6-31 Scarecrow Trail, Lost River Cave

    October 11 Kentucky Live! Speaker Series, "Blood Shed in This War", Michael A. Peake, Barnes & Noble

    October 12 Bowling Green Gallery Hop, various studios & galleries around town

    October 12-13 The Medical Center 10k Classic, race begins at Western Kentucky University

    October 12-13 Pioneer Cemetery Lantern Tour, downtown cemetery across from SKyPAC

    October 12-14 Tenn-Tuck Big Bucks & Little Bucks Race, Beech Bend Raceway

    October 13 Vettes, Pets and Families, Annual Charity Car Show, BG Corvette Assembly Plant

    October 13 The Mane Event- New Beginnings Horse Show, WKU Ag Expo Center

    October 13 Arts in the Park, Covington Woods Park

    October 13 Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan: Grits & Glamour Tour, SKyPAC

    October 13 Great American Campout, Lost River Cave

    Event Calendar
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    Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
    352 Three Springs Road
    Bowling Green, KY 42104
    (270) 782-0800