By Ashley Alt
Don’t let the back-to-school commercials fool you. There is still so much of summer that needs exploring and celebrating.
This weekend is filled to the brim with summer fests fit to fancy every age. Grab your pals, outfit yourself with the brightest, most summer-like outfits you own and get ready to frolic about all weekend long.
For festival season is in its prime right now, and it’s begging you to come out and play.
Here are a few weekend events sure to brighten your spirits and rejuvenate your sense of self.
Field To Table
On Friday evening, local farmers, food producers and chefs will meet with the Lexington community as a means to get reconnected with one another to celebrate Kentucky farmers who work tirelessly to provide us with fresh, healthy and nutritious food, every day.
This event features a five-course dinner spotlighting over 20 of central Kentucky’s most magnificent chefs and culinary champions including dishes from Cole’s, Corto Lima, Sage Rabbit, Honeywood and many more.
Held at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street, music and a cash bar will ensue at Limestone Hall.
Get your tickets here to come out and support Kentucky farms and farmers. Proceeds will benefit GleanKY, a nonprofit that gathers and redistributes excess fruits and vegetables to those in need in the area.
Crave Lexington Food & Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday
It’s the weekend we have been looking forward to all summer long – the Crave Food & Music Festival!
If you aren’t familiar, this is not your typical street fest where you bop from one food truck to the next. This is a full-on food and music experience, with food workshops, cook-offs, meet and greets and car shows.
Happening Saturday (12-11 pm) and Sunday (12-7 pm) at the Bluegrass Fairgrounds at Masterson Station Park, this popular backyard-style party will be the talk of the town for weeks to come, offering awesome food from 50+ local restaurants and food trucks, craft cocktails, live music, an appearance from Food Network star Jason Smith, kids activities galore, and more.
Get all the details and your tickets here.