Wiggy! August Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop a 'Red-Headed Pub Crawl' to honor Maker's Mark
Friday’s FAT Friday Trolley Hop will honor sponsor Maker’s Mark Trolley Hop Organizers with a “Red-Headed Pub Crawl” Friday evening complete with free wigs.
Trolley hoppers can pick up a red wig at one of 12 participating businesses, and anyone wearing said wigs (and we’re sure they’ll be gorgeous) will enjoy Maker’s Mark drink specials at bars and restaurants along Frankfort Avenue, according to a news release.
Participating retailers where hoppers can pick up a red wig are Work the Metal, eyedia, A Reader’s Corner Bookstore, Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire, Sister Dragonfly, Margaret’s Consignment, Crescent Hill Trading, S. Bayly Boutique, Urban Farmhouse, Crescent Hill Trading Co., Just Creations and Peacock Boutique.
The last Friday of the month trolley hop is schedud to run from 6 p.m to 10 p.m.
After that, Samuels, son of the Maker’s Mark founder, is scheduled to sign bottles of Maker’s Mark and Maker’s 46 at The Wine Rack, 2632 Frankfort Avenue, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Many retailers will adorn their windows with red merchandise and host live music, special sales and refreshments.
Other activities planned for the August 31st Maker’s Mark Hop include:
The Wine Rack, 2632 Frankfort Avenue, will host live music and samplings of Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46 and cheese from 6 pm to 8 pm.
The Comfy Cow, 2221 Frankfort Avenue, will serve special red dipped waffle cones in honor of Maker’s Mark.
Third Lutheran Church, 1864 Frankfort Avenue, will host a “Back to School Bash” from 6 p.m. to 8 pm featuring special guest “Fermata NoWhere!” Sweet Adeline quartet, as well as a bouncy house, hot dogs, sno cones and games for the whole family.
Margaret’s Consignment, 2700 Frankfort Avenue, will host live entertainment in the courtyard by Tanita Gaines and offer a 10 percent discount on all RED items in the store.
South Bayly Boutique, 107 S Bayly Avenue, will host an “end of the season sidewalk sale.”
A Reader’s Corner, 2044 Frankfort Avenue, will host musician and an actor from The Lost City of Abstractus from 7:00pm-9:00pm and redheads will receive 20% discount on non-sale items. Refreshments will also be served.
The FAT Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, features parking and transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor. For more information about specific F.A.T. Friday events, the trolley schedule, and the participating businesses, visit the website here.
The 2012 F.A.T. Friday title sponsors are Bluegrass Brewing Company and Maker’s Mark and corporate sponsors are Brown-Forman and the Mellwood Arts Center. Supporting sponsors are: A Reader’s Corner Bookstore, Celia’s @ Mellwood Art Center, The Comfy Cow, Core Fluency Pilates, Crescent Hill Trading Company, Dressing Room, Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire, eyedia, Gallery Janjobe, Heine Brothers’ Coffee, The Irish Rover, Just Creations, Margaret’s Consignment & Collectibles, Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, Peacock Boutique, Porcini, S. Bayly Boutique, Sergio’s World Beers, Sister Dragonfly Gallery, Ramiro’s Cantina, Sweet Surrender, Third Lutheran Church, United Crescent Hill Ministries, Urban Farmhouse Market, Varanese, Vernon Club & Lanes, Vines & Canines, Volare Italian Ristorante, Wine Rack, and Work The Metal.
About the Frankfort Avenue Business Association: The Frankfort Avenue Business Association (FABA) has been the backbone of the dramatic, positive change that has made Historic Frankfort Avenue such a vibrant area. FABA’s mission is to enhance the Frankfort Avenue area as a place to do business. The Association works to stimulate economic development and growth along the business corridor and develop and implement marketing activities that promote and improve the business climate. In addition, FABA acts as a unifying force and advocate for solutions when issues emerge in the community, as well as supporting the work of the area neighborhood associations and charitable organizations. FABA helps keep Frankfort Avenue looking its best through clean-up blitz programs, graffiti eradication, and spraying for weeds, in cooperation with Operation Brightside, the Metro Council and the City Arborist.