Welcome to Georgetown, Kentucky for the Festival of the Horse!
Festival of the Horse Pre-Party | Thursday, September 6, 2018
Join us for the Festival of the Horse Pre-Party celebration in Downtown Georgetown! To kick-off event festivities, The Georgetown Fire Department will host their annual Fireman’s Chili Cook-Off (sponsored by Steve Woodrum State Farm) benefiting Toys for Tots on Thursday, Sept. 6. The Chili Cook-Off takes place from 6 – 8 p.m. with live music by the popular Swing Street band from 7 – 10 p.m.
Festival of the Horse | September 7-9, 2018
The Festival of the Horse offers a weekend full of arts & crafts, tasty food options, live entertainment, and family-fun activities. Enjoy festival highlights such as the Parade of Horses, Fox Creek Amusement rides, Horse Show & Games, craft beer garden, and so much more! All festival events are free. The festival will be open on Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Visit some of Georgetown’s popular attractions!
Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm
841 Paynes Depot Rd. | 502-863-1775 | www.oldfriendsequine.org
A 136-acre Thoroughbred retirement farm where you can get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm and War Emblem, Breeders’ Cup Champions Alphabet Soup and Amazombie, and stakes winners Game On Dude and Ide. These champions live alongside hard-knockers like Fighting City Hall and Popcorn Deelites, whose only claim to racing fame was starring in the film Seabiscuit. Tours are daily by appointment and reservations are required.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky
1001 Cherry Blossom Way | 800-866-4485 | www.visittoyotaky.com
Take a road trip to Toyota Kentucky, located in Georgetown, America’s first and the world’s largest Toyota manufacturing facility. Each day at the plant, people and machines are working together to build ever-better cars, like the Avalon and Lexus ES 350, and America’s best-selling car for 14 years running – the Camry. Get a good look at a mint condition 1988 Camry, the first Camry ever made in the United States. Then, buckle up for a ride around the plant on a guided, tram-driven tour. Schedule your free tour of Toyota Kentucky to see what’s ahead for automotive manufacturing and the future of mobility. Reservations required for FREE TOUR.
The Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway | 859-233-4303 | www.kyhorsepark.com
The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park, equine competition facility, and equine office park dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. This 1,224-acre equine park is based in Lexington with over 200 acres in the Georgetown/Scott County area. Featuring dozens of different breeds of horses at work and at play, the park showcases the horse in daily equine presentations, horse drawn tours, museums dedicated to the history of the horse, and horseback and pony rides during the main summer season. The Kentucky Horse Park is Kentucky’s largest state-owned tourist attraction and the largest attraction in Central Kentucky.
1782 Frankfort Road | 502-863-5356 | www.wardhall.net
Ward Hall is the grandest Greek Revival residence in Kentucky, and one of the finest examples of a mid-nineteenth century classical building in the United States. The more than 12,000-square-foot house was completed circa 1857 and attributed to British-born military engineer and Lexington architect, Major Thomas Lewinski. Tours of this historical mansion are available the first and second weekend (Sat./Sun.) of each month from April to November, 1-6 pm.
Georgetown’s Tourist Information Center
399 Outlet Center Dr. | 502-863-2547 | www.georgetownky.com
The Georgetown/Scott County Tourism office can help map out your visit to the Bluegrass! Contact them at 502-863-2547 or visit their website at www.georgetownky.com for information on local attractions, lodging & dining options, and much more.