Family Friendly Festival
Inaugural ‘Highfalutin’ market
a ‘social’ experience
Organizers are bringing this new event
to Shelbyville, Ky.
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. – A new way to buy art, antiques and collectibles is coming to Shelbyville, Ky. Combined with music, food, bourbon, animals, free giveaways and bargains galore, it is an experience the whole family can enjoy.
The Highfalutin Vintage and Antique Southern Market is planned for Oct. 15-16 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, children free, with special discounts for senior citizens and military personnel.
There promises to be something for everyone and “so many things to do,” said organizer Lisa Porter of Louisville. Along with Dave Levine, they make up Fox on the Run Productions LLC, the entity behind this show.
Custom Made Bluegrass, a band from Louisville, Ky., is scheduled to perform both days of the festival.
Fox on the Run Productions LLC is located in Louisville and this will be “our first country show,” said Porter. The company has been in business for four years and organizes the very successful Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market in Louisville on the waterfront that took place over Labor Day weekend.
• For more information, contact Dave Levine at (502) 819-5405 or visit their Facebook page.
The Highfalutin is comparable to a large country market, with vendors attending from all over the south. “It’s not a craft show; it’s a curated show,” said Porter. “We hope to turn it into a Country Living Show and have two next year, in the spring and fall.”
To showcase a variety of antiques, repurposed and reclaimed items, this indoor and outdoor market with have more than 100 vendors, live music and food trucks.
Food and drink offerings will include coffee and pastries from Shelbyville’s own Reclaimed, Wills BBQ, Hometown Pizza, gourmet hotdogs, and on Sunday only, Mamba (Cuban food) and Kentucky Taco.
“We will have a live bluegrass band both days,” said Porter. The musical lineup includes Custom Made Bluegrass, a band that formed in 2008 in Winchester, Ky. They will take the stage from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Performing on Sunday afternoon will be Hot Brown Smackdown. This six-piece jamgrass ensemble hails from Louisville and is a favorite at festivals with their instant connection to the crowd.
Throughout the weekend, fishing seminars will be given by John Hunter, a Shelbyville native. As a member of the Georgetown College fishing team, Hunter competed and qualified in the 2013 FLW Collegiate National Championship as well as the 2014 and 2014 Bassmaster National Championship.
Upon graduation, Hunter decided to make fishing his profession. Backed by Texas Roadhouse, he took on his rookie season on the Wal-Mart FLW Tour and the Bassmaster Opens. He took home the FLW Co-Angler of the Year title in 2015. This year he was accepted into the Bassmaster Elite series.
Porter said the Highfalutin Vintage and Antique Southern Market is “not just a market to buy, sell and trade, it’s a gathering.” The goal is to “get people together in a social setting.”
As organizer of this event, she and Levine want to “encourage people to buy old instead of new. And tell their stories to others and meet new people.”
On the fun and educational side, Raptor Rehab will be present with several different birds, as well as Second Chance Wildlife. The later organization will have on hand squirrels, groundhogs and raccoons. They deal will “animals that can’t be released into the wild,” said Porter.
There will also be several distilleries on hand conducting tastings, such as Buffalo Trace. Limestone Branch Distillery will have its Moonpie Moonshine. Country Boy Brewing was founded in 2012 in Lexington by four country boys with a passion for craft beer. They will serve up tastings of “Cougar Bait,” “Cliff Jump,” “Half Way Home” and “Jalepena Smoke Porter.”
For those who have a non-alcoholic palette, Ale 8-One Bottling Co. from Winchester, Ky., will have a booth. Mingua Beef Jerky, a Paris, Ky.-based company, will be on hand as well with its unique, handmade jerky.
This event will be “a good family thing,” Porter said. “It’s way more than just an antique show.”
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