In 2014, more than 130 Kentuckians from around the commonwealth decided to form the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange (RUX) to cultivate relationships between city mice and country mice, so to speak. The strategy was to foster collaborations and connections between arts, agriculture, community health and small business to further unite the citizens of Kentucky.
They have since held events in various cities, and the next one — here in Louisville on Saturday, Nov. 5 — is the organization’s annual fundraiser. The Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Fall Fair takes place at La La Land Studios at 6 p.m. and will feature food, beer, music and a chance to meet the men and women of RUX.
The event’s theme is a spin on what you might find at the state fair. Slated to perform are Appalatin, the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Juanita, Patty & Simon, Samuel “Snacks” Hawkins, and The Orphan Girl Ballad featuring shadow puppets. Beer will be provided by Lexington’s West Sixth Brewing, and Louisville chefs will take a crack at fair food, with one-of-a-kind treats from Migo, Red Barn Kitchen, Wiltshire on Market, Eiderdown and Feast BBQ.
Other activities include a rock climbing wall, info booths, and a silent auction featuring Kentucky-themed items like vacations, artwork, collectibles and more.
The Fall Fair is all ages. Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door. La La Land Studios is located at 1139 Lexington Road.