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A Taste of SoIN | Real Food and Fun at Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant

screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-1-09-13-pmBY ANGIE FENTON | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON 

There are plenty of reasons to include Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant on your list of must-visit places this fall, but my favorite is the food, all of which is made from scratch and reminiscent of the long-ago leisurely family dinners at my grandparents’ home when I was growing up.

The spacious dining room overlooks the flower gardens, lake and mini farm/playground, which only adds to the ambiance, but I have to be honest: Once it’s served, it’s hard to look anywhere but at the food. Country Fried Chicken. Huber Honey Ham. Chicken and Dumplings. Fried Biscuits with Apple Butter. Fresh Vegetables. And all of it is served family style. If you leave Joe Huber’s hungry, you did it wrong. screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-1-09-31-pm

If you aren’t interested in the dining experience, you can order your favorites to go. I won’t name names, but I once did a live TV remote at Joe Huber’s with a photographer friend and after ordering to-go, we didn’t even make it out of the parking lot but, instead, greedily – and without shame, mind you – feasted on the fried chicken while sitting in the news truck, giggling like little kids.

In addition to the fabulous food, you’ll find activities for all ages at Huber’s Family Farm, including pony rides, a corn maze, wagon rides, paintball, and more (these activities cost money) along with complimentary fun that includes tether ball, a 40-foot tunnel slide, swings, a hammock and my daughter’s favorite, the Tiny Tot’s Play Set.

screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-1-09-21-pmThe pumpkin patch has been open since Sept. 9 and a portion of all U-pick sales benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. The Market and Gift Shop also offer fresh gift ideas, locally grown food, preserves, jams, jellies, fudge and wonderful caramel apples (I’ll take mine with nuts, please!).

Every weekend, Joe Huber’s features live music with local musicians, craft beer, wine and cocktails, too.

But about that food…


JOE HUBER’S F AMILY FARM & RESTAURANT

2421 Engle Road | Starlight 

812.923.5255 

www.joehubers.com


 

Photo courtesy Ross Wallace

A Taste of SoIN | There’s No Place Like Home at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards

 

Photo courtesy Ross Wallace

Photo courtesy Ross Wallace

There’s No Place Like Home at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards 

BY ANGIE FENTON | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON 

HUBER’S ORCHARD, WINERY & VINEYARDS 

19816 Huber Road

Starlight 

812.923.9463 | www.huberwinery.com

There’s something about autumn that beckons a homecoming to the simpler times. Think spiced apples, pumpkin patches and enjoying a day of fun with family. Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards offers that and more.

Family-owned and –farmed since 1843, the Starlight locale is a hot-spot for tourists, but it’s also a yearly (at the very least) destination for many locals, too.

screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-1-02-35-pmOn a recent visit with friends and our little ones, we enjoyed the Fall Harvest Pumpkin Tour ($7 per child), a guided walking (toddling for some of us) tour of the grounds during which the guide shared information about the 550-acre farm. As an added bonus, the kiddos picked pumpkins, were delighted to get an apple to take home and received free admission to the Family Farm Park. The park features pedal karts, mountain slides, several mazes and playgrounds and the Huber Gran Train. Admission is free with any tour or only $5 per person. Trust me, the money is worth it. We saved the park for last, which meant most of us experienced a quiet ride home while our tots slept soundly.

Weekends at Huber’s offer the opportunity to sip, eat and enjoy local musicians like Olivia Henken, Josh Logan and Joe Dotson. The Starlight Café offers a delicious selection of appetizers, sandwiches pizzas and salads. My husband and I married on a Saturday in October 2014 and took my parents to Huber’s the following Monday for what we all recall was the perfect place to relax post-wedding chaos. It’s now become an annual trek.

screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-1-05-42-pmHuber’s also offers tours of the Starlight Distillery, which is newly expanded. On a return trip with several adult couples, we chose the Production and More Tour ($20 plus tax per person), which is about an hour experience featuring an in-depth look at the distillery process and samplings in a Starlight Distillery souvenir glass. Be sure to RSVP in advance if you opt for this memorable way to spend the day.

Regardless of the company I’m in, we always take a moment to stop in the Farm Market, which features homegrown produce all year round and delightful baked goods.

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Mr. Ghost presents The Arrow Fund’s Monster Mash

In honor of the Arrow Fund’s Monster Mash, Mr. Ghost would like to present his spooky special. He’s put together some of his scariest videos in honor of the event and encourages you watch at your own risk. Included are: Nosferoomate, the trials with a vampire roommate, and his very own music video, to name a few.

Don’t miss The Monster Mash 7-11 p.m. on October 21st at Tavern on Fourth.

 

PRESS RELEASE | Danger Run 2016 Season

Danger Run 2016 Up and Running – and Ready For You

“Danger Run: The Most Fun You’ve Ever Had In Your Car” – and our country’s only haunted road rally – is back again this season with a brand new twist: Choose your fate.

The Danger Run is Louisville’s longtime scavenger hunt-style Halloween game where participants solve clues to navigate dark and spooky roads to two of Louisville’s scariest haunts. For the first time, Danger Run is letting runners choose between the traditional run where participants are surprised with two of the area’s top haunted attractions, or they can select which two haunts of four that are offered they would most like to include in their game. Now, it’s the most customizable Danger Run ever.

The fun of the game remains with clue-solving crews driving predetermined courses to find their favorite scary places armed only with their clue books and their wits. Once again our sponsors, the good people of Speedway, are providing $10 in free gas for every carload of 4 people (or more) who make the run, plus free Blizzards from DQ to sweeten the trip. Other goodies from Domino’s, your clue books and choosing which haunts runners would like to include can all be collected at one of three start gates: Lowes locations on Hurstbourne Pkwy., Dixie Hwy or Veteran’s Parkway in Clarksville. You can even register online and practice with a virtual run at www.dangerrun.com.

The Danger Run runs every Friday and Saturday night through Halloween with gates open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets acquired are valid any night your chosen haunt is operating. This Halloween happening is unique to our community; there is not another one in the world.