Eight fun things to do around Lexington to get into the fall spirit


The Summit at Fritz Farm is currently covered in fall decor to celebrate the season. The Summit opened earlier this year. Photo taken on Tuesday, November 14 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

Abby Davidson

Halloween doesn’t mark the end of fall. In many ways, it’s just the beginning.

As it gets chillier in Lexington, there are many opportunities and events scheduled related to the season. If you’re looking to get your fall fix, these eight events will definitely do the trick. Fall flies by – make the most of it!

1. Go take a tour of the Bourbon Trail

Enjoy Kentucky’s history and take a tour of the many bourbon distilleries in the area such as Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve and Jim Beam.  Bonus points for escaping the cold.

2. Shop at the Lexington Farmers Market

Every Tuesday and Thursday in November, the Lexington Farmers Market is on West Maxwell Street. Shop for seasonal foods or craft drinks. Bundle up and make a day out of it. There are many vendors and unique local finds to discover.

3. Spend a night at the Lexington Opera House

Every weekend in the month of November, the Lexington Opera House has a unique new show. Highlights include the Sound of Music with 5 different shows from November 17 to 19.

4. Attend Market 301

Market 301 is a night market that is all about shopping local. This season Market 301 is on November 24 and 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and carries many unique vendors from boutiques around the area. Shop for clothes, home goods, treats, art and more.

5. Run The Gobbler Half-Marathon, 10 Miler and 10K

Grab a group of friends and create a new tradition to run a holiday 10K. This year is The Gobbler’s second annual run that benefits Glean KY and Vocations Horse Adoption. On Saturday, November 18, you can walk or run your way through scenic horse country and earn your feast.

6. Attend a Friendsgiving at Maiden City Brewing Co

Maiden City Brewing Co. in Cynthiana, Kentucky, about a 40-minute drive from Lexington, is hosting a “Friendsgiving” on November 22. If you can’t be with your family, this is a fun option to still be in the spirit and eat good thanksgiving food.

7. Get your fix of fall plants at Louis’ Flower Power Shop

Louis’ Flower Power is a Kentucky Proud Lexington favorite for all things garden related. On November 20, their third location opens at the Summit at Fritz Farm. Stock up on your favorite fall vegetables, plants and décor – Louis’ will have it all.

8. Shop post-Thanksgiving on Small Business Saturday

A staple holiday tradition is Black Friday, where stores drop to their lowest prices after Thanksgiving Day in preparation for Christmas. While Black Friday is usually a given, Small Business Saturday has crazy discounts and is important for the local small business community. Shop local on November 25 with deals from clothing stores like Sugar Belles Boutique to coffee shops like Nate’s Coffee on National.