Follow the trials and tribulations of aspiring writer Jo March and her sisters, Meg, Amy and Beth, when the Leeds Center for the Arts brings Little Women: The Broadway Musical to Winchester on May 5-7 and 12-14.
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved coming-of-age story published in the late 1860s, the musical answers all the burning questions (pun intended) . . . Will headstrong Jo sell her stories? Will impetuous Amy set them ablaze first? Find showtimes and purchase tickets here.
Fort Boonesborough State Park hosts its annual Living History and Trade Days, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7. The action-packed weekend includes re-enactor camps, blanket traders, flintlock rifle discussions and firing demonstrations, lead ball casting, a program about long hunters, a period artillery demonstration, tomahawk throwing competition and period music. Additionally, there will be living history demonstrations on several pioneer skills.
Crafting wines for more than three decades, family owned and operated Hamon Harmon Winery welcomes visitors to its little corner of the Bluegrass for tastings of hand-crafted, award-wining wines and private tours of its winery and vineyard.
Relax and enjoy light food include cheese and charcuterie (call ahead orders) while sipping Hamon Harmon wines in the tasting room. Note: Hours are flexible Monday through Saturday so call for a tasting time.
Harkness Edwards Vineyards celebrates Golden Hour, that magical time just before twilight, 5-8 p.m. on Fridays (May 5, 12, 19 and 26) with live music and happy hour specials including $5 wine, sangria and cocktails. Sangria Sunday brings back the bottomless sangria from 3-6 p.m. beginning on May 7 and running through September. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets, sip sangria and soak up some Kentucky spring.
On Sunday, May 14, Harkness Edwards hosts its first Mother’s Day Brunch Board event (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. seatings). Learn how to assemble a brunch charcuterie board while sipping mimosas in this fun, interactive and instructional course. One Sunday, May 28, join the winery’s Pineapple Jalapeño Shrimp Street Taco and Wine class, 4-6 p.m. Class includes guided instruction and a glass of wine. Purchase tickets for all events at the website.
Friendly vendors, well-organized booths, live music, special events and abundant bounty: It’s the Winchester Farmers Market and it returns this month. On Saturdays from May through September, this lively market hustles and bustles with a variety of seasonal produce and so. much. more. Jams and jellies, potted herbs and bedding plants, handmade soaps and honey, hanging baskets and annuals, homespun wool and jewelry, coffee and sangria, eggs and beef—the list goes on and on.
Shop the farmers market, buy directly from your neighbors and have peace of mind knowing your food traveled just across the country to reach your plate.