Treat yourself to our crowd-pleasing holiday open house the two days following Thanksgiving. You're sure to find something special for everyone on your list!
No Matter What, You're a Winner!
You win by enjoying our festive ambiance, holiday treats, terrific shopping, and customer service during the Christmas Walk. Our businesses will also show their gratitude by offering chances to win prizes valued at $25 or more, including an exciting grand prize! The more participating businesses you visit that day, the more chances you have to win. Check out the window of Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers at 319 Fairfield Avenue to see all the awesome prizes - one or more of them may be yours!
We Want to Celebrate Small Business Saturday with You!
Small businesses drive the US economy and provide an authentic sense of place the mass retailers cannot. By shopping local independent businesses you receive unique offerings and exceptional service, all while keeping dollars reinvested locally instead of at far-away corporate headquarters. It is YOU that can help small locally owned businesses compete against the corporate businesses with huge advertising budgets, and help historic downtowns you love thrive.
On Saturday, look for IN VUE volunteers handing out cool Shop Small swag from American Express in front of Bella on the Avenue at 341 Fairfield Avenue.
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Greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus!
We have been told the Clauses will be with us on Friday and Saturday! On Saturday, Santa will make a grand entrance by arriving on an antique Bellevue fire truck thanks to Tom Rechtin, Sr. Watch for him at 11 am pulling up to 318 Fairfield Avenue in front of Twice as Nice Antiques and More.
Ben Walz playing acoustic folk/rock from 7 to 9 pm
Donate and earn chances to win a shopping spree! Food will be donated to St. Bernard's Food Pantry
Receive an entry form at every participating business where you drop off a non-perishable food item for a chance to WIN a $300 historic Fairfield Avenue shopping spree! For example: Bring 10 items, visit 10 places, earn 10 chances to win! Submit your entries at the "Taste" festival.
Be sure to bring your purple IN VUE tote bag to receive the rewards listed on the tag. If you don't have one, receive your own reusable tote at the "Taste" festival for having made food donations.
Old Kentucky Makers Market
The Old Kentucky Makers Market pop-up party will again be taking place in the parking lot of 700-704 Fairfield Avenue - a celebration of Kentucky roots including food, craft vendors, beer and bluegrass music.
Bring the little ones and your appetite to Bellevue on Saturday, October 15th, 11 - 4 pm for IN VUE's first ever "Monster Mash!" Encourage the kids to dress in costume and trick-or-treat the businesses along Fairfield Avenue for sweets, trinkets, and fun.
Festive peep boards created by the talented artists of Four Finch Books will be available for photo-ops. There will be a costume contest at 4:15 pm in front of Avenue Brew and Splendid Things where Bellevue Bucks will be awarded in the categories of scariest, funniest, and most creative.
Adults will not be left out of The Mash. To celebrate "National Chili Month,
" all the restaurants along The Avenue have created their own signature chili, serving $3 portions so you can enjoy going from place to place and try them all. The smaller servings will be perfect to satisfy every hungry monster in your family without breaking the bank!
Darkness Brewing - 224 Fairfield - Pineapple Fire: pineapple chili beer. (We open at 3 pm.)
Mama C's Buttercream and Sprinkles - 225 Fairfield - Chili pepper sugar cookies and a four alarm spiced cupcake with P.I.N.K. in the party room for paranormal footage and Q&A.
Avenue Brew - 208 Fairfield - White bean chicken chili served on the sidewalk.
Witt's End Candy Emporium - 305 Fairfield - Hot and spicy candies: Tabasco-laced dark chocolate wedges, Hot Tamales, Red Hots, Atomic Fireballs, Spice Drops and Cinnamon Balls. Draw from our Mystery Box for a great discount or prize!
We hope you'll also visit Woofstock! Many of our businesses are dog friendly so we hope we hope you'll take in this event and our Monster Mash.
Families and their furry friends will celebrate the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers to cancer patients at the American Cancer Society Bark For Life event on October 15, 2016 at Thomas J. Weithorn Memorial Bellevue Beach. The celebration will include doggie games, dress-up contests, music, food, and a dog walk around the park. Before the event, participants ask family and friends to support their efforts financially to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer.
"The Bark For Life event is an opportunity for people to celebrate canine companionship and fight back against cancer with their dogs," said Heather Willis, Community Manager . "Every person who has been close to a cancer experience and has a dog in their life is invited."
The event is part of the American Cancer Society in Northern Kentucky. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking research, supporting education efforts, and providing free information and critical services for cancer patients.
Last year, more than 20,000 registered canine and caregiver participants at 300 Bark For Life events across the country raised $1.2 million.
Light Up Bellevue - Weller Haus Bed & Breakfast Pumpkin Glow - Pumpkin Carving Contest
Our friends at the Weller Haus Bed and Breakfastare hosting a pumpkin carving contest. You may win a FREE NIGHT STAY +$100.00 for the winner of our pumpkin carving contest! Help us fill our yard with carved pumpkins and then join us for voting during Pumpkin Glow nights on October 28 and 29! Prizes in three age groups.