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West Kentucky Chuckwagon Races

On Location - 1560 Cherry Corner Road, Murray

Sep 30, 2022 thru Oct 3, 2022 - Various Times

The 7th annual West Kentucky Chuckwagon Races will be located at 1560 Cherry Corner Rd Murray, Ky. There will be free primitive camping available, along with a live band, vendors, and trail riding. Schedule of events include:

Thurs 9/30
6pm- Team Sorting
Fri 10/1
7pm- Barrel racing with live music afterwards
Sat 10/2
9am- Team Roping
2pm- Chuckwagon Races
6pm- St. Jude live auction
7pm- Ranch Rodeo with live music afterwards
Sun 10/3
8am- Cowboy Church
9am- Jr. Ranch Rodeo
11:30am- Breakaway Roping
1pm- Chuckwagon Races with award ceremony afterwards

Ticket prices vary depending on how many days you would like to come to the event. For more information, call 270-293-4627

For More Information: 270-293-4627

Moonlight Movie Nights: The Wizard of Oz

Memorial Park - 1072 5 Ave SE, Calvert City

Oct 7, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

Calvert City will be hosting Moonlight Movie Nights in the Memorial Park throughout this summer and fall. Join us in the park for this free event that's fun for the whole family. On September 30, it's The Wizard of Oz. The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. with the movie beginning at dusk. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and coolers.

For More Information: 270-395-7138

Hunter's Moon Festival

Little Lake Park - Payne Street, Grand Rivers

Oct 8, 2022 - All Day

The Hunter's Moon Festival began in 1977 and is the oldest festival that is hosted by Grand Rivers. The day is filled with food and craft vendors, live music, family activities, a parade, and street dance. This is one of the area's best fall festivals!

For More Information: grandrivers.org

The Beatles All Request Show

Badgett Playhouse - 1838 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers

Oct 8, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

This one is for the Band! They've asked and now you shall receive! Two hours of "The Beatles", all request music!! Try and "stump" the band! Hear your favorites, and some you may have never heard before. Sure to be an entertaining night with Terry Mike and the "guys". For tickets, call 1-888-362-4223.

For More Information: (888) 362-4223

Murray State Football vs. UT Martin

Roy Stewart Stadium - Gilbert Graves Drive, Murray

Oct 8, 2022 - 2:00 p.m.

The Murray State Racers are in their final year of the Ohio Valley Conference before they move to the Missouri Valley in 2023. Catch the Racers in their final OVC season at Roy Stewart Stadium. In this matchup, the Racers face UT-Martin at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at goracers.com.

For More Information: goracers.com

Breakfast on the Farm

Murray State Arboretum - 300 Hickory Drive, Murray

Oct 13, 2022 - 7:15 a.m.

In partnership with the Hutson School of Agriculture and the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce, you are invited to enjoy "Breakfast on the Farm" at the Murray State Arboretum. Breakfast will feature locally sourced Kentucky proud products. Funds raised through registration will go back to provide needed support for the Arboretum. Register online at https://murraystate.edu/giving/events/

For More Information: https://murraystate.edu/giving/events/

Dolly - Featuring Natasha Neely

Badgett Playhouse - 1838 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers

Oct 14, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

Natasha has been a life-long fan of Dolly Parton's music, business endeavors, rhinestoned wardrobe, and even just her character alone. She even worked at Dolly's theme park Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN in the country show Country Crossroads. One of her fond memories while working at Dolly's theme park was hearing stories from Dolly's very own Uncle Bill. Natasha has been impersonating Dolly for events all over Nashville for ten years now. Capturing Dolly's outgoing personality and charm, she is sure to make guests feel like they are taking photos with the Dolly herself, big hair and all. When requested, she also captures her voice and personality by signing her songs such as the most requested 9 to 5, Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, I Will Always Love You and many more. Some highlights over the years include singing as Dolly on the Ryman Auditorium Stage, impersonating Dolly for Naomi Judd herself as a surprise for her doctor's retirement, singing Happy Birthday for Dolly's sweet little neighbor lady's 100th birthday, and performing a brief concert of Dolly's song at Reba McEntire's home The Estate at Cherokee Dock. Natasha would love to bring Dolly to you. For tickets, call 888-362-4223.

For More Information: (888) 362-4223

The 70s Show

Badgett Playhouse - 1838 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers

Oct 15, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

Remember when music was fun?! A two-hour tribute to Disco, Rock & Roll, Singer-songwriters and a whole lot more! For tickets, call 1-888-362-4223.

For More Information: (888) 362-4223

Trigg County Ham Festival

Downtown Cadiz - Main Street, Cadiz

Oct 13, 2022 thru Oct 16, 2022 - Throughout the Day

The 2022 Trigg County Country Ham Festival will be October 14th and 15th this year! This event is always a favorite among attendees! This year the event will once again be filled with great food and beverages, arts and crafts, live music, and plenty of entertainment! Carnival rides will be open beginning Thursday, October 13, 2022 and run thru Sunday, October 16, 2022. For more information please contact the On Main Director at onmain@cityofcadiz.com

For More Information: gocadiz.com

The Southern Gospel Show

Badgett Playhouse - 1838 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers

Oct 18, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for these special Gospel Shows, where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns! For tickets, call 888-362-4223.

For More Information: (888) 362-4223

Smoke on the Mountain

Badgett Playhouse - 1838 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers

Oct 19, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

Smoke on the Mountain tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into "the modern world." Between songs, each family member "witnesses" - telling a story about an important event in their life. For tickets, call 888-362-4223.

For More Information: (888) 362-4223

The Awesome 80s Show

Badgett Playhouse - 1838 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers

Oct 22, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

Come relive the 80's decade and hear all your favorite songs that defined this generation! Big Hair, Don't Care! For tickets, call 1-888-362-4223.

For More Information: (888) 362-4223

Downtown Murray Farmer's Market

Downtown Murray - Maple Street, Murray

May 21, 2022 thru Oct 22, 2022 - Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to Noon

Enjoy a variety of marketplace goods such as locally-harvested fruits and vegetables, meats, and homemade crafts. Held each Saturday morning through October 22 in downtown Murray.

For More Information: murraymainstreet.org

Kentucky Lake Cleanup

Town & Country Marina - 1426 Gardner Road, Benton

Oct 22, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful will wrap up at a cleanup on Kentucky Lake of the Tennessee River in Marshall County, KY. The coves that volunteers will be helping us clean are filled with debris from flooding and tornados. Our friends at Living Lands & Waters will be boosting the cleanup efforts by bringing their five 30-foot boats to take volunteers to clean shorelines. We are partnering with Land Between the Lakes on this exciting cleanup effort! You donít want to miss this chance to make a difference on the beautiful Kentucky Lake! 60 volunteer limit, you'll need to bring bottled water, closed-toe shoes, pants. Recommended sunblock and bug spray. Launching at 10:00 a.m. at Town & Country Marina, 1426 Gardner Road in Benton. Registration required at www.KeepTNRiverBeautiful.org/kentucky.

For More Information: www.KeepTNRiverBeautiful.org/kentucky

Amelia B. Wilson LBL Fall Trail Run

Grand Rivers Chamber Office - 1858 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers

Oct 22, 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Fall Trail Run is named in Memory of Amelia B. Wilson and is held on the 4th Saturday of October each year to honor her memory and raise funds for the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates. The trail run is sponsored by the Grand Rivers Tourism Commission and The Grand Rivers Chamber of Commerce and presented by Durbin Racemanagement. For more information, call the Grand Rivers Chamber Office at 270-362-0152.

For More Information: grandrivers.org

A Taste of the Arts

Lovett Auditorium - 15h & Olive Streets, Murray

Oct 27, 2022 - 5:30 p.m.

Murray State University and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts invite you to our 13th annual A Taste of the Arts dinner on October 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium/TBD. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The event, sponsored by FNB Bank, showcases and supports the talents of Murray State art & design, music and theatre arts students. Cocktails available for purchase beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner service will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Register here: https://murraystate.edu/giving/events/

For More Information: https://murraystate.edu/giving/events/

Playhouse After Dark Presents: The Rocky Horror Show

Playhouse in the Park - 701 Gil Hopson Dr, Murray

Oct 27, 2022 thru Oct 29, 2022 - Various Times

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a household of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creep butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." For more information or tickets, visit playhousemurray.org.

For More Information: playhousemurray.org

Movies on the Square: Scooby Doo

Downtown Murray - 5th & Maple Streets, Murray

Oct 29, 2022 - 6:30 p.m.

Murray Main Street presents Movies on the Square in downtown Murray. The event is free of charge. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets.

For More Information: 270-759-9474

Murray State Football vs. Tennessee State (Homecoming)

Roy Stewart Stadium - Gilbert Graves Drive, Murray

Oct 29, 2022 - 2:00 p.m.

The Murray State Racers are in their final year of the Ohio Valley Conference before they move to the Missouri Valley in 2023. Catch the Racers in their final OVC season at Roy Stewart Stadium. In this matchup, the Racers face Tennessee State at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at goracers.com.

For More Information: goracers.com

The Grand Pumpkin Hunt

Grand Rivers Chamber Office - W Commerce Ave., Grand Rivers

Oct 24, 2022 thru Oct 29, 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Special Pumpkins are hidden throughout the town with clues given on Grand Rivers' Facebook Page. Find a pumpkin, post your picture with the pumpkin to our Facebook page and be entered with some great prizes!

For More Information: grandrivers.org

Murray State University Homecoming

Roy Stewart Stadium - Gilbert Graves Drive, Murray

Oct 27, 2022 thru Oct 30, 2022 - Various Times

We invite Racer Alumni from near and far to celebrate Centennial Homecoming 2022: Forever Blue and Gold, October 27-30. From the parade and Tent City to special reunions and a Presidential Gala, the Murray State Office of Alumni Relations, in collaboration with the Office of the President, Campus Activities Board, Racer Athletics and others, is organizing a robust schedule of activities to celebrate 100 years of blue and gold pride.

October 27-30, 2022

A Taste of the Arts, Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m. Location TBD
50th Anniversary Golden Reunion Dinner and Banquet, Oct. 28, 5-8 p.m., CFSB Center Murray Room
Parade, Oct. 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Main Street
Tent City, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Stewart Stadium
Racer Football vs. Tennessee State University, Oct. 29, Time TBD, Stewart Stadium
Centennial Gala, Oct. 29, Time TBD, CFSB Center

For More Information: murraystate.edu/centennial

Trunk or Treat

Grand Rivers Community Center - 155 W Cumberland Ave, Grand Rivers

Oct 31, 2022 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Grand Rivers Trunk-Or-Treat is held in the Grand Rivers Community Center each year. Always on October 31, always 5 - 7, always at the community center. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend. Treat booths are decorated and the best booth prize is given.

For More Information: grandrivers.org

Calloway County Founders' Day

Central Park - Gil Hopson Drive, Murray

Nov 3, 2022 - Throughout the Day

In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the Calloway County Fiscal Court will welcome the public to the Murray-Calloway County Central Park (weather permitting), November 3, 2022, for a full day of celebration. The Calloway County Bicentennial Celebration will begin with a special called Fiscal Court meeting to replicate the county's first formal act of government. Replete with a color guard and local, state, and national leaders, the meeting will include patriotic music performed mid-morning by various local school bands and vocal groups.

During lunchtime, visitors can enjoy a meal provided by the Calloway County Tourism Commission and volunteers from Playhouse in the Park will portray some of the county's notable historic characters. Later in the day, a community reception will be held at Murray State University. MSU is celebrating their 100th anniversary and the Murray Independent School district is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2022 as well.

For More Information: calloway2022.com

Sustainability Saturdays

Kentucky Dam State Park - 113 Administration Drive, Calvert City

Nov 5, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Sustainability Saturdays cover an array of demonstrations, projects, and guest speakers focused on approachable sustainability minded practices and programming. These will be relevant to the time of year, with seasonal flair, offered in a casual environment. Hosted the first Saturday of each month at the Sustainability Garden Pavilion, Campground, or Lodge Meeting Room, and weather dependent. 9-11am. Contact dorian.chambers@ky.gov to find out more information on current offerings. Some fees may apply. This will be held the first Saturday of each month beginning in April through December.

For More Information: 270-362-4271

Decades Adult Prom

The Grove of Murray - 1300 North 16th Street, Murray

Nov 5, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to Midnight

Towing for Toys presents the first ever Decades Adult Prom. Dig out your old dresses, tuxedos or blue suede shoes and join us as we cut a rug on the dance floor. An adult only fundraising event benefiting Towing for Toys and fulfilling our goals by seeing that every child gets a Christmas they deserve. Get dressed up, take your date out to eat, head over to The Grove at 7 pm for pictures, DJ, Cash Bar, snack foods and more! Don't forget to start your own personal toy drive, the couple bringing in the most toys will be crowned our king and queen

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/towingfortoys

Hometown Holiday Artisan Market

Grand Rivers Community Center - 155 W Cumberland Ave, Grand Rivers

Nov 12, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Grand Rivers Holiday Artisan Market is held at the Grand Rivers Community Center the second Saturday in November. The market features local artist and crafters, wines, food, and gift vendors. It's the perfect event to start your Christmas shopping for the season.

For More Information: grandrivers.org

Murray State Football vs. Robert Morris

Roy Stewart Stadium - Gilbert Graves Drive, Murray

Nov 12, 2022 - 1:00 p.m.

The Murray State Racers are in their final year of the Ohio Valley Conference before they move to the Missouri Valley in 2023. Catch the Racers in their final OVC season at Roy Stewart Stadium. In this matchup, the Racers face Robert Morris at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at goracers.com.

For More Information: goracers.com

Lunch with Santa & Mrs. Clause

Grand Rivers Community Center - 155 W Cumberland Ave, Grand Rivers

Dec 3, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Have lunch with THE Santa & Mrs. Claus! Your little ones will be amazed how much Santa already knows! Enjoy the pizza buffet, special gifts, activities, and surprises. Each child spends a significant amount of time with Santa individually to create a special and magical experience. Cost: $15 per attendee (adult or child) space is limited and must be reserved in advance. Call Grand Rivers for details at 270-362-0152.

For More Information: grandrivers.org

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Clause

Grand Rivers Community Center - 155 W Cumberland Ave, Grand Rivers

Dec 3, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Have breakfast with THE Santa & Mrs. Claus! Your little ones will be amazed how much Santa already knows! Enjoy the breakfast buffet, special gifts, activities, and surprises. Each child spends a significant amount of time with Santa individually to create a special and magical experience. Cost: $15 per attendee (adult or child) space is limited and must be reserved in advance. Call Grand Rivers for details at 270-362-0152.

For More Information: grandrivers.org

Sustainability Saturdays

Kentucky Dam State Park - 113 Administration Drive, Calvert City

Dec 3, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Sustainability Saturdays cover an array of demonstrations, projects, and guest speakers focused on approachable sustainability minded practices and programming. These will be relevant to the time of year, with seasonal flair, offered in a casual environment. Hosted the first Saturday of each month at the Sustainability Garden Pavilion, Campground, or Lodge Meeting Room, and weather dependent. 9-11am. Contact dorian.chambers@ky.gov to find out more information on current offerings. Some fees may apply. This will be held the first Saturday of each month beginning in April through December.

For More Information: 270-362-4271

Elf, The Musical

Playhouse in the Park - 701 Gil Hopson Dr, Murray

Dec 9, 2022 thru Dec 18, 2022 - Various Times

Based on the beloved holiday film, this delightful comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole, where his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth that he is a human. Buddy's journey leads him to his father who is on the naughty list and his brother who doesn't even believe in Santa! This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. For more information or tickets, visit playhousemurray.org.

For More Information: playhousemurray.org