It’s going to be a busy weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center. With temperatures only reaching the 30’s, it’s not exactly a weekend for a picnic. It makes more sense to come out to one of our exciting events. If you are one of these types of people you can definitely find something to do. And if you’re not, come anyway.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market returns with all the arts and crafts your heart desires. More than 300 exhibitors will showcase (and sell!) both traditional and contemporary arts and crafts from Kentucky artists. There will also be book signings, live musical performances, films and, of course, food. The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Showcase will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. With special activities for children, this is an event the whole family will enjoy. And what a great place to buy a unique gift! Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults and free for children 15 & under. Click here for a $3 off admission coupon. Kentucky Crafted is in South Wing B.
If you own a boat, would like to own a boat or just like boats, the National Houseboat Expoin South Wing C is definitely something to check out. It is the largest houseboat expo in the world and features new and used houseboats for sale, the latest products and accessories for all types of boats and experts and manufacturers ready to give advice for any houseboating need. Hours are 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. One day passes are $15 for adults and $10 for children between the ages of 9 and 16. Three-day passes are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Children 8 and under are free. Online ticket sales have closed but tickets may be purchased at the door.
If pom-poms and pyramids are your thing, then let your inner spirit out at America’s Best Cheer & Dance – Louisville Nationals. The best cheer and dance teams in the region will be in Broadbent Arena competing for bids to the U.S. Finals. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 9 a.m. each day. Click to see Saturdayand Sundayperformance orders. Adult admission is $12 per day and children 6 and under are free.
Car enthusiasts…and everyone else
If you like cars then this might be the best weekend of your life. Carl Casper’s Custom & the Louisville New Car Showbring the best of both worlds to one show - cool cars and new cars. Custom cars will compete and area new car manufacturers will bring in the newest models to oooh and ahhh over. One new car everyone is particularly anxious to check out is the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Along with hundreds of cars, there will also be many exciting attractions including wresting superstar Sting, the original and new Knight Rider car K.I.T.T., The Incredible Hulk, The Invincible Ironman, Hannah Montana’s Rico, High School Musical’s Jason Cross, soap opera stars, Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders and Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl kicker, Louisville native and, most importantly, the kicker for my fantasy football team, Rob Bironas. There will also be Hannah Montana, High School Musical and The Hills look alike contests and the Miss Auto Show USA Model Search. I really could keep going - this show is cram-packed with exciting people, fun activities, entertainment and, of course, lots of cars. Hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $14 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 through 12 and free for children 5 and under. You can pick up special advanced $2 off discount coupons at all participating GLADA Auto Dealers. The show is spread out through Freedom Hall, North Wing, East Hall, South Wing A, West Wing, West Hall and the Pavilion.
As always, parkingat the Kentucky Exposition Center is $6 per vehicle.