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38 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 9.16 Special Advertising Section meetmeinmidway.com Fall Into Festivals at Fourth Street Live! Beckoning residents and visitors alike to the heart of downtown, Fourth Street Live! is a true entertainment destination that features more than twenty restaurants, bars, and nightlife hotspots just steps apart. The variety of venues all under one roof makes Fourth Street Live! the perfect place for every event, even transforming into the epicenter for citywide festivals and special events. This fall, enjoy local vendors, local bands, local foods and local brews at one of the many festivals held at Fourth Street Live! Local Live!, held on select Friday's through the fall, will feature local bands on the main stage, coupled with local vendors such as Betty Jeffries Mobile Boutique, Crosley's Cruiser, the New Blak Mobile Boutique and many more! The first annual En Vivo Festival will be held September 18th. Enjoy a celebration of music, culture and living lively with a full day of bands, activities, food and cocktails! This year, En Vivo welcomes Grammy Nominee La Santa Cecilia with special guests Cosa Seria, Salsa Rhythms and Appalatin. September 24th marks the return of a Louisville favorite, Strassenfest. Supported by the German American Club, Swiss Heritage Society, Mainz Committee for Sister Cities, Louisville Downtown Partnership, and programming by the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, this authentic German Street Festival will be the premier fall event! Featuring local craft breweries, German biers, German food, craft vendors and children's activities, it'll be fun for the entire family! The highly anticipated Pig & Swig is back, with a twist! Louisville's beer, bourbon and bbq festival returns with over 50 craft breweries and bourbons to sample, live local music, and smoked meats from our newest addition, Guy Fieri's Smokehouse! Visit 4thstlive.com for more information on our venues and details about our district events, including upcoming national concerts, annual festivals and special events. All Aboard for Family Fun Visit the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, Kentucky. Enjoy a 22-mile train excursion through the Rolling Fork River Valley. It's a family experience right in your own back yard. (Only one hour south of Louisville.) The Kentucky Railway Museum was officially chartered in 1954 with the donation of steam locomotive #152. Today, the Kentucky Railway Museum runs excursion trains from New Haven to Boston (22 miles round trip.) While you're there, please visit the museum's collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia housed in a replica of the original New Haven depot. Check out the museum's specialty trains which include: Cottontail Express, Dinner Trains, Train Robberies, Santa Trains, Murder Mysteries and Pumpkin Patch Express. And our largest event of the year, DAY OUT WITH THOMAS®. Museum hours are Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., noon-4:30 p.m. For a complete train schedule, including our specialty trains, hop aboard our web site at KyRail.org.