St. Joe's Picnic helps some of Kentucky's most abused and neglected children
Keith Kaiser learns about the 168th annual end of summer tradition.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The 168th annual St. Joe's Picnic for the Kids happens on August 11 & 12.
It's at the St. Joseph Children's Home campus at 2823 Frankfort Avenue.
The annual picnic attracts about 50,000 people to this end of summer tradition. The event hosts about 60 booths at the largest picnic in Kentucky. The picnic is known for its famous chicken dinners and its down-home atmosphere.
Picnic Pre-Party on Friday, August 11: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Live Music on the front lawn:
Danny Flanigan & The Rain Chorus: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Rumours: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Picnic Day on Saturday, August 12: Noon - Midnight
The picnic is fun for the whole family and includes many food vendors, and activities for the kids like a petting zoo, inflatables, and pony-rides. Adults can experience the blackjack tent, VIP area, or the largest cake booth in Kentucky.
V.I.P. tent SATURDAY August 12 ONLY (open noon-midnight); amenities include air conditioning, chicken dinner buffet, private bar service and potties, and an additional $10 VIP parking pass.
Click here for advanced $50 V.I.P. tickets.
Handicap, VIP, and limited public parking will be available via the Brownsboro Road entrance.
Additional off-site parking is available at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with shuttle service to and from the Picnic.
All proceeds go to support some of Kentucky's most abused and neglected children.
St. Joseph Children's Home provides three programs: residential treatment, foster care and adoption and a child development center.
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