We’ve been waiting for this time of year. The beginning of Fall is marked by our local county fairs, Halloween, and the most important festival in Lexington… the Lexington Barbecue Festival. Get your calendar out and mark down these important dates. It’s all about October!
October 22 – The 28th Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival
It’s that time of year again in Lexington. That time when the city shuts down Main Street and visitors flood the streets to celebrate the almighty pig. The festival starts at 8:30 am and goes until 6pm. Entertainment is schedule to perform all day. There are vendors set up that sell everything from food to necklaces. Don’t worry if you’re sick of BBQ, there will be all kinds of food to choose from. Here at The Lexingtonian, we are most excited about all the musical acts performing especially Matt Walsh. Walsh played the Lexington Barbecue Festival last year and were lucky enough to hear the end of his set. He’s an amazing blues singer that really blew the crowd away.
October 29 – Zombie Walk for Hunger
“Zombies Hunger, Humans Shouldn’t!” is the slogan for the Zombie Walk happening October 29 at the Smallwall Gallery. This new gallery has organized a walk benefitting the Pastor’s Pantry here in Lexington. This is a family friendly event for all ages that will help you get in the mood for Halloween. The price of admission is a non-perishible food donation. There will be a “Zombie Factory” with make-up artist at the event to help people get ready. The walk starts at 6:00pm and is the first of its kind in Lexington.
October 31 – Davidson County Halloween Carnival
An annual tradition, head down to the Davidson County fairgrounds for the Halloween Carnival. A great evening for families with small children. There are usually food and drink specials and lots of games and candy for the kids.This is a great alternative to trick-or-treating and a lot of fun.
– Cindia G. Leonard