BreyerFest, Where’s Waldo, Cinderella & Countdown to Kindergarten

BreyerFest returns to the Kentucky Horse Park July 11-13 for the 25th anniversary of the world’s best festival of model (and real) horses.

In addition to a huge display of Breyer Model horses, families will enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, a kids’ jumping competition, a craft area and a chance to meet the Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy horses.

Helping celebrate Jubilee is Emmy-winning television star, fashion designer and acclaimed horseman, Carson Kressley and multi-time World Champion Friesian, Gooitzen fan Teakesy.

The Splash Dogs Eastern Regional Championships feature the best dock diving dogs in the country.

Three-day tickets holders receive a free Celebration Horse model, plus access to special events Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Three-day tickets are $92.50 for adults and $62.50 for kids. Children under 6 are free but do not receive the model horse. One day tickets are available for $15. Info:


Where’s Waldo? In Lexington, of course. In a campaign sponsored by Morris Book Shop, the famous children’s book character is visiting 25 different local businesses in July.

Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more.

Families can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Lexington!” passport at Morris Book Shop with the names of all the participating sites.

The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at 10 or more sites can bring their passports to Morris Book Shop to collect their Where’s Waldo coupons.

Along with gifts from participating merchants, the top prize is a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books.

Participation is free and the hunt lasts until July 31. Info: The Morris Book Shop, 276-0494 or


The Lexington Children’s Theatre is bringing “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” to life this summer with the help of Bluegrass area families in the 13th annual Summer Family Musical, July 24-27 and Aug. 1-3 at the Mainstage Theatre.

All of the actors are local children and their parents, including Cassady Gorrell, who plays Cinderella and is marking her 10th year of performing at LCT.
Tickets are $18-20.

Info: 254-4546 or


Kindergarten students entering Fayette County Public Schools in August can look forward to a variety of fun, free and educational activities this summer through the Countdown to Kindergarten program.

Community organizations have partnered to offer free and low-cost activities for registered kindergartners and their families.

A new twist for 2014 is the C2K Summer Passport, which can be stamped at each event with stickers. By visiting at least six of the 11 events, a child will be eligible for a prize drawing including a new bicycle.

Families can pick up registration packets, including a voucher for a free T-shirt and passport, at any branch of the Lexington Public Library. The shirt will serve as the child’s entry pass to all Countdown to Kindergarten activities.

If a child has signed up for kindergarten and did not receive a shirt voucher, please call (859) 381-4105. Info: