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Fall Festivals: Lexington celebrates ‘Apples, Arts & Antiques’ this weekend

Lexington’s 17th Annual Apples, Arts & Antiques Festival is this weekend, Sept. 25, 27-28. Arts, antiques and craft vendor hours are Saturday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 to 4.
In addition to art and antiques shows, there will be a tractor show, music, scarecrow contest, and kids’  activities.  There will be free shuttle service Saturday to take visitors to and from the Santa Fe Trail Food & Wine Festival at Fahrmeier Family Vineyards.
Lexington’s Historic Districts will debut new Audio Walking and Driving Tours.  A tour bus will  take passengers on a “Red Carpet Ride” to learn about Lexington’s historic characters and architecture. Three tours will be offered: 10 a.m., Battle of Lexington Site and Wentworth Military Academy; noon, Old Neighborhoods District and Machpelah Cemetery; 2 p.m., Highland Avenue District. Tours start at 12th and Main. Seating is limited.
Lexington was founded in 1822, and the area is known for apple orchards and vineyards. and many historic homes. For some, Lexington is best known for the Battle of Lexington or the cannon ball that’s still lodged high in a pillar at the Lafayette County Courthouse.
Admission to “Apples, Arts & Antiques” is free. For more information, contact the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce at 660-259-3082, chamber@historiclexington.com or visit www.HistoricLexington.com. The Apples Arts & Antiques website can be found at www.HistoricLexington.com/events.

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