Bourbon Heritage Month

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, and Lexington makes the perfect base for exploring all things Bourbon related.  Click here to get a taste of what Bourbon means to Lexington and the Bluegrass Region.

Our Bourbon connections run deep, just like the water that filters through the limestone beneath our bluegrass pastures and feeds our springs and creeks.

Whether you visit in September, or at another point in the future, we hope our website will entertain and inform you, and, most importantly, make it easy to plan your visit to Lexington, Kentucky, Horse Capital of the World. As Big Lex would say, "Seeing is believing."

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Enjoy browsing We showcase the premier places to eat, shop, play, stay and experience the time-honored traditions of Kentucky's centerpiece. Click below to learn more about Lexington's Bourbon connections or how to tour a private horse farm, or browse our photo albums.

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LEX marks the spot. Bourbon starts here!
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Horse Farm
Visit the homes of our four-legged celebrities.
Horse farm tours are a “must-do” when visiting the Horse Capital of the World! more

featured events

Looking for things to do on your next visit to Lexington? Click here to view all upcoming events.

Keeneland September Yearling Sales

The September Sale is globally acknowledged as the Thoroughbred yearling auction, and... more

Anderson County Burgoo Festival

Lots of burgoo, music, entertainment and vendors of all kinds.    Held in... more

34th Annual Festival of the Horse

Exhibits, concessions, parades, carnival, arts and crafts and 5K run. ... more

Keeneland Fall Race Meet

No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. See live Thoroughbred racing at the most elegant race... more

Perryville Battlefield Commemoration

Battle re-enactments, living history, parade, food and crafts.... more

The Bourbon Chase

An overnight relay adventure.  Teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways... more

Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair

The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen’s Fall Fair is an event you cannot... more

Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show

Featuring Celebrity Chef Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman.  Now in its sixth year,... more

Waveland Art Fair

Featuring Kentucky Artists offering fine handmade crafts in a uniquely historic setting... more

Haunted Train Ride

Haunted Halloween Train Ride!  Enjoy an 11 mile, 90 minute round trip train... more

Alltech National Horse Show

The National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established... more

The Kentucky Experience

A partnership of the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, Phelps Media Group, Rood... more


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Paso Finos and More

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES The Paso Fino Annual Grand National Championship Show returns to the Kentucky Horse Park September 28-October 4.This show brings Paso Fino owners and riders from across the country and ...


CRAVE Highlights

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

CRAVE is one of Lexington's biggest culinary events of the year. Rolling into it's second year, CRAVE hosted over 50 local restaurants, food trucks, and caterers alongside local Kentucky vendors. ...


Secretariat Festival

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Even though it's been so many years since Secretariat triumphed in winning Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes in ...


Let's Brunch

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

Brunch is my favorite meal of the day and weekend brunch, my favorite of the week! And no, not just because of Mimosa's...okay, maybe partly because of Mimosa's. 

Lexington has come a long ...


Farm to Table

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

"Farm to Table" is a hot food trend around the US and it is a movement I can fully get behind. The trend is focused around knowing that your food is fresh and not processed from a facility 900+ mils ...