This Weekend: Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Fall Fair


This Saturday, November 5th, the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Fall Fair kicks off at 6:00 PM at Louisville’s La La Land Studios – the backdrop for records from My Morning Jacket, Houndmouth, Joan Shelley, and more – where you’ll hear performances by Appalatin, the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Juanita, Patty & Simon, Samuel “Snacks” Hawkins, and The Orphan Girl ballad w/ shadow puppets.

West Sixth brewery will be serving on site, your ticket includes a taste of Kentucky: Louisville chefs are creating their own Kentucky Fair Food, with never-before-tasted treats from Migo, Red Barn Kitchen, Wiltshire On Market, Eiderdown, and Feast BBQ.

You can try your skills on the rock climbing wall or enjoy other all age festival activities before making your claim on silent auction items, including Kentucky vacations, artwork, guided adventures, collectibles, and more.

Proceeds go to the KY Rural-Urban Exchange. To learn more about the Fall Fair visit here, or purchase tickets online.

Special thanks to the Fall Fair committee: Stefani Dahl, Cheyenne Mize, Christy O’Connell and Shane Barton, and to our partners at Weeds of Eden, Nachbar, La La Land Studios, West Sixth Brewing, the Lyric Theater, Higher Ground at SEKCTC, and the Explore Kentucky Initiative.


Since 2014, the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange has brought people together to integrate the arts, agriculture, health and small business in partnership strategies to build new models, share resources, and improve quality of life for Kentuckians. Did you know that more than 130 Kentuckians from 24 counties have been collaborating for Kentucky’s future?

Each summer, the RUX is hosted in three regions of the state and is designed to help participants understand and value the culture, landscape, context, and people of each place. The RUX is a partnership of The Art Of The Rural & Appalshop, with support from the Rural Policy Research Institute. RUX has partnered with Whitesburg, Louisville, Paducah, Harlan, and Lexington so far, bringing dozens of people to these regions for the first time. From an Eastern Kentucky hotel development to integrated learning across our community college system, a dozen collaborations have developed.

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