Saturday October 16,
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST
Sunday October 17,
noon – 5 p.m. EST
Affordable family fun
surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with great food, Kentucky crafts, the
Scarecrow Jubilee and more!
Enjoy the fall beauty
at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest on October 16 and 17 at the
15th Annual ColorFest, featuring great nature-related
activities for kids, affordable refreshments, music and fun for
ColorFest is one of the
region’s eagerly anticipated, family-oriented celebrations of fall.
Visitors will find enlightening and entertaining hands-on nature activities,
distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, pumpkin painting, face painting and
more. Learn about bees, purple martins and other wildlife; relax and enjoy
the striking colors of fall on a hayride – bring family and friends and create
your own perfect day at ColorFest.
1:00 Paul “A.P.” Martin
3:00 Troubadours of Divine
A razz-a-matz of
original eclectic grooves
5:00 Bourbon City Brass
1:30 2 Far Gone
Classic Rock &
3:15 Down on 5th
3:30 Bernheim Tai Chi
5:00 Twisted Sisters Family
ColorFest also kicks off the
third annual Scarecrow Jubilee. These creative creatures, by
individuals, schools, businesses and others in the community, dance through the
arboretum October 16 through November 30.
Jarfi’s Bistro and
the Kentucky Home Pork Producers join the Bernheim Grill with affordable, tasty
Last year, over 7,000
visitors from Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Nelson counties and other areas
enjoyed ColorFest. The event itself is free after the $5 per
car environmental impact fee at the front gate. Bernheim members always
enter Bernheim free. Once inside, hayrides are $2 per person, there is a
minimal charge to paint a pumpkin, food is affordable and other activities are
free. Donations are accepted at selected activities and are used to
support Bernheim’s mission of Connecting People with Nature.
ColorFest is generously sponsored by Jim Beam Brands, Publisher’s
Printing and the Shepherdsville / Bullitt County Tourist and Convention
Bernheim protects and
provides for over 14,000 acres of natural areas including a beautiful 250-acre
arboretum with three lakes, 32 miles of hiking trails and 16 miles of paved road
for biking. More than 8,000 labeled varieties of plants and trees are
showcased, including Bernheim’s nationally-renowned holly collection with
American, Japanese and deciduous hollies. The LEED® Platinum
Visitor Center is known as “a building like a tree” and features a living green
roof and interactive exhibits on sustainability. Nearby is the
experimental living roof project, allowing visitors to discover along with
Bernheim staff the best regional plants and growing media for local green
More than 250 species
of birds may be found on the property, which is adorned with nature-inspired
artwork. Visitors may also experience life in the treetops and an ever-changing
view on the Canopy Tree Walk, 75 feet above the ground.
Saturday, October 16; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 17; noon – 5:00 p.m.
Families and individuals who enjoy fun, music and nature
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Visitor Center
Exit #112 off Highway
I-65 South; 20 minutes from Louisville airport
Bernheim’s 15th Annual ColorFest
FREE event after admission to Bernheim ($5 per car for non-members.
Members always get in FREE.
Marketing and Communications Officer
(502) 955-8512, x249