Visitor's Guide to Lexington Kentucky

The Best of Lexington Dining, Attractions, & Marketplace

Find Your Perfect Pumpkin...

Find Your Perfect Pumpkin this Weekend in Lexington

By Kelly Heitz It’s pumpkin season, y’all! Get in the spirit with some of Lexington’s favorite fall traditions. The weather will be perfect this weekend, and the leaves are just starting to change, setting the ideal mood for a whole lot of fall fun for the whole family (big and little kids alike)! Pumpkin Patch Train All aboard! Grab the family and hop aboard the Bluegrass Scenic Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Patch Train every Saturday and Sunday in October. Now that the leaves are finally beginning to turn, this weekend will be the picture-perfect time for this annual fall tradition. This adventure leaves from the Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles, Kentucky and makes a stop of Life Adventure Center’s Abbott Station. Here, you’ll experience a roaring campfire and get to pick out your very own pumpkin. All proceeds from event ticket revenue and pumpkin sales go directly to the non-profit Life Adventure Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, head to bluegrassrailroad.com. Harvest Festival at Evan’s Orchard Cider Mill One of Central Kentucky’s favorite places to celebrate fall is at Evan’s Orchard Cider Mill in Georgetown. Each autumn, the 5th generation family farm hosts the community for Harvest Festival every weekend in October. The much-anticipated event features pumpkin picking, homemade apple cider, caramel apples, fried apple pies, pony rides...

Keeneland Fall Meet Opening...

Keeneland Fall Meet Opening Weekend

By Kelly Heitz And they’re off! The horses are back in Lexington for Keeneland’s fall meet and opening weekend is a can’t-miss event for locals and visitors alike. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the first post is at 1:05 each day. Sunrise Trackside Start your Saturday racing experience with Sunrise Trackside. This morning event starts at 7 a.m. and is a free, family-friendly affair. You’ll start with Breakfast With the Works (runs until 8:30 a.m.), which is a buffet breakfast with a side of thoroughbred training. You’ll get to see some of the world’s best horses go through their pre-race workouts. Trackside commentary will explain the history of Keeneland, as well as the training tactics for Thoroughbred racehorses. The whole family will enjoy activities in the Kids Club Corner, guided walking tours and live demonstrations in the Paddock. It really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for both race-lovers and newbies to the sport. Tailgating on the Hill In Kentucky, there are only a few things we take seriously: horses, basketball, bourbon and tailgating. Keeneland’s The Hill is tailgating in all its glory. Here, thousands of racing fans gather each weekend to celebrate the season with food, drinks, games, and, of course, betting. There’s a jumbo screen for watching live racing, a betting tent for making those winning wagers, food...

Round Out September with Fun...

Round Out September with Fun Family Activities this Weekend in Lexington

By Kelly Heitz The skies have finally cleared in Lexington, and there are plenty of events and festivals this weekend to get your family out of the house and into the fall sunshine. Here’s a list of the best things to do in Lexington this weekend. Anderson County Burgoo Festival Burgoo is Kentucky’s signature stew and deserves an entire festival to celebrate it. The annual Anderson County Burgoo Festival in downtown Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, certainly does it justice with oodles of burgoo, music and entertainment (including a Johnny Cash tribute), a motorcycle show, contests and tons of interesting vendors. The event is this Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, and is perfect for the entire family—whether you’ve tasted burgoo or not! For more information, head to https://www.facebook.com/events/630732353941926. 2nd Annual Bourbon Country Burn After a successful first year, the Bourbon Country Burn Bike Ride is back! This three-day (September 28-30), fully-supported bicycle tour of the bourbon distilleries and horse farms of Central Kentucky traverses quiet country roads and beautiful rolling bluegrass hills, and welcomes cyclists from all over the country. Daily distance options range from 25 to 100 miles and make stops at up to seven different distilleries throughout the event. Back at Bourbon Base Camp at the Kentucky Horse Park, cyclists sip Kentucky bourbon from the same distilleries they...

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