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Chamber Corner September 2018

Old West OctoberFest Ready for Center Stage Downtown, Oct. 5 & 6

The last of the details and the planning for Lexington's new Fall festival are complete. It's been a long road but we think the change is refreshing without being extreme. Here's the complete list of events for this weekend. You can also download a printable version at www.historiclexington.com/events

Some things to note:
Beer Garden (1016 Main Street), 3-10pm October 5, 10am - 10pm October 6
The Chamber Beer Garden stretches along Main Street from 8th to 12th Streets.
You must have a wristband to purchase beer.
Your beer must be kept within the beer garden designated area (Main Street from 8th to 12th Streets and it is illegal to take your beer into downtown business establishments..

Mechanical Bull Rides, 10th & Main Street, Oct. 5 & 6
Here is a unique opportunity to try something totally different! Set up within the confines best described as a "bouncy house", the "bull" is surrounded by a massive air cushion. The bull has various settings that allow both kids and advanced riders to experience this exciting ride based on their skill level. Rides are $5, 5 rides for $20.

Historic Trolley Tours, Oct. 6, 11am, noon, 1pm
The trolley will load and unload at 11th & Franklin. The 30 - 40 minute tour focuses on some known characters in Lexington such as Archie Clements' and Jesse James' hangouts in Lexington plus some lesser knowns such as Christian Mehl and Mendendell's Carriage Shop. The tour is $5 per person, children 3 and under are free.

Craft Beer Tasting, Oct.. 6, 4 - 7pm
Tastings on October 6 from 4-7pm, at the P&H Center, the downtown beer garden and The Heist. Four breweries will be on hand. You'll purchase a wristband for $15, and you’ll also get an OctoberFest tasting mug. You’ll also be able to purchase a full glass of any beer you love during the tasting.

Kid's Corral, Oct. 6, 11am - 2pm
These activities will take place in front of the Library & River Reader Books. In the event of rain, they will be moved to the basement of the library:
Pumpkin Decorating
Ventriloquist featuring Sarge

Scarecrow Building, Oct. 6, 11am - 2pm
Build a life-size scarecrow for only $5. We provide the stuffing, clothing and accessories. This event will take place in the tunnel next to the Chamber office, 1016 Main Street.

Live Music, Oct. 5, 6 -10pm and Oct. 6, 6 - 10pm
Enjoy Black Jack Creek on Friday night and the Bucket Band on Saturday night. The beer garden will be open during both concerts and there is NO COVER both nights.

Cowboy Re-enactors, Demonstrations, Pony Rides, 10th & Main Street, Oct. 5 & 6
These activities will take place on both days at 10th Street and Main. You can see farrier and blacksmithing demonstrations on Saturday. Cowboy re-enactors in full dress will ride horses and roam the streets, pose for selfies and say howdy to festival visitors.

Fine Art & Photography Show
View art and photography by talented local and regional artists at this popular annual show hosted at The LEX, 111 S. 11th St. This free show runs Thursday, Oct. 4th from 3:00pm - 8:00pm. Friday, Oct. 5th from 10:00am – 8:00pm and Saturday, Oct. 6th from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

We've tried to provide some details about some of the Old West OctoberFest events but there are many other things to do over the two days! Download the full schedule at www.historiclexington.com/events.

Spend some time downtown this weekend. Old West OctoberFest is all about bringing people to town, generating commerce and creating community. Have fun and we can't wait to welcome some new "tenderfeet" to town!

New and Renewed Chamber Members

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The Kelly Miller Circus is Coming to Lexington October 12th!

The all-new 2018 Kelly Miller Circus season will feature a host of international circus stars from all over the world. Our performers bring the magic of the circus to life in each 90-minute performance. This year's lineup includes an All-Star group of performers and entertainers that include:Rolla Bolla,Hula Hoops, Quick Change, Russian Swing and so much more.

The circus will take place in the Bus Lot with two shows, 5:00 & 7:30pm.

Each morning the public gets an altogether different kind of show as the circus lot comes to life. Circus trucks pull onto the lot in the early morning hours,stakes are driven and the giant Big Top rises into the air. Best of all, the public is welcomed to watch this entire spectacle free of charge. A knowledgeable circus veteran will be on hand to explain the action and answer questions about circus life.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 2 - 12. Tickets purchased on circus day at the Circus Box Office will be $13.00 for Adults and $8.00 for Children. Discounted advance tickets available at Bank Midwest, NASB, Dave's and the Chamber Office. You can also buy advance tickets from the Chamber at Old West OctoberFest.

The 2018 season promises to be more exciting than ever with many new acts and entertainers to amaze and amuse you. Come out and enjoy a day of fun filled excitement at the circus.

Join or Renew your Chamber Membership for 2018!

Membership offers opportunities to help grow your business! Networking, referrals, connections, and a free listing on our website are just the beginning. You can take advantage of our high-traffic Resource Center, a member-only display for your marketing information.

Membership also provides a unique way to put your company's name before businesses and individuals who request information about moving to Lexington. Targeting newcomers can easily be a part of your marketing strategy.

We also invite you to volunteer for one of the many Chamber groups that work to promote events and programs that favorably impact area businesses and grow the community.

Become a part of, and help us continue our mission of making Lexington the best it can be! Become a member, or renew your Chamber membership. For more details visit www.historiclexington.com

Advertising with Chamber Electronic Ads for Ten Cents a Day

Is our electronic advertising offer a part of your 2018 marketing plans? It should be! You can take advantage of advertising your message on our big screen TV in the License Bureau for only $36.50 for the entire year. This super-reasonable fee reaches over 30,000 people a year. Use your logo, a photo, or other image and text...you decide! Remember that the License Bureau becomes a "captive audience" for your TV message, as customers wait their turn!

Call Penny Grosso at 660-259-3082 or Gary Worth at 816-868-9692 and we'll get your ad assembled and on-screen right away. Not a member? You can still take advertise with us...find out how joining the Chamber reduces your yearly electronic ad cost to near zero! Learn the full details about the program here: www.historiclexington.com/events/VideoSlides2.pdf

Buy Local Lexington!

Please continue to patronize all the chamber businesses that have made a dedicated effort to make Lexington the great community that makes us proud.

Lexington in Fact

>Had a Second Battle of Lexington occurring during Price's Missouri Expedition on October 19, 1864.

>Is home to Wentworth Military Academy, founded in 1880, which still draws students from throughout the country and worldwide.

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