Visitor's Guide to Lexington Kentucky

The Best of Lexington Dining, Attractions, & Marketplace

Have a Happy Halloween in...

Have a Happy Halloween in Lexington

By Kelly Heitz All Hallows Eve is almost here and there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate in Lexington this weekend. Whether you enjoy having the pee scared out of you, finding kid-friendly holiday fun, or being a kid yourself, we’ve got all the details on what’s going on this weekend in Lexington. For Those Who Aren’t Afraid of the Dark Ghost Hunts at Waveland Join to Lexington Paranormal Research Society at Waveland State Historical Site to discover if the house is haunted! The ghost hunt begins at 8 p.m. this Friday, October 26 and concludes at midnight. Tickets are $20 at the gate, which gets you the rare opportunity to take part in a real paranormal investigation. You’ll learn about ghost hunting from the experts! The event isn’t recommended for children, as they don’t really know what mysteries are lurking! For more info, head to parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland. Fright Night Get the bajeezus scared out of you at Jacobson Park’s Fright Night. Venture into the “Dark Forest,” explore “13 Doors” while being chased by creatures of the night, and experience the creepy, dark underbelly of carnival life in the brand-new “Candyland” attraction. Tickets can be purchased online or on site for each trail. Beware, only the brave will make it out of all three alive! Wicked World Scaregrounds For the...

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...

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