(800) 845-3959  VisitLEX.COM 11 10 2017 LEXINGTON VISITORS GUIDE Jefferson Street Soiree September 13 Crave Lexington August 12 - 13 Simple Gifts of Christmas December Junior League Horse Show July The Red Mile The nation’s largest outdoor Saddlebred horse show. (859) 252-8014 Lexington Lions’ Club Bluegrass Fair July 13 - 23 Masterson Station Park Carnival rides, grandstand shows, petting farm, games and shows. (859) 327-8378 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance July 13 - 16 Keeneland Race Course One hundred magnificent automobiles, fashion and art. (859) 422-3329 Breyerfest July 14 - 16 Kentucky Horse Park Discover the world of Breyer model horses. Competitions, clinics and a trade fair. (973) 633-5090 Woodland Art Fair August 19 - 20 Woodland Park More than 150 artists and crafts people participate in this fresh air arts fair. (859) 254-7024 Crave Lexington August 12 - 13 Masterson Station From the farmer to the chef, Crave is a popular celebration of the cultural and agricultural bounty of the region. (859) 266-6537 September – October Roots and Heritage Festival September Downtown Lexington A month-long celebration celebrating African- American culture. (859) 420-5696 Keeneland September Yearling Sales September 11 - 24 Keeneland Sales Pavilion This sale attracts buyers from all over the world. Spectators welcome. (800) 456-3412 Jefferson Street Soiree September 13 Annual street party celebrating food, drink and music along the popular Jefferson Street corridor. (859) 244-7738 Fall Festivals Mid September - October 31 From u-pick pumpkins and spooky farmhouses to corn mazes and petting zoos, our orchards have fantastic fall festivals. Bi-Water Farm (502) 863-3676 Evans Orchard (502) 863-2255 Boyd Orchards (859) 873-3097 Bluegrass Classic Dog Show August 31 - September 4 Kentucky Horse Park Four days of all-breed conformation and obedience competition. (859) 272-2846 Women Writers Conference September 15 - 16 Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning The longest running annual festival of women writers in the nation, showcasing the talents and issues unique to female authors. (859) 257-2874 Anderson County Burgoo Festival September 29 - 0ctober 1 Downtown Lawrenceburg Lots of burgoo, music, and entertainment, and vendors of all kinds. (502) 598-9748 Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing October 6 - 28 Keeneland Race Course No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. (800) 456-3412 Perryville Battlefield Commemoration October 7 - 8 Perryville, KY Battle re-enactments, living history, parade, food and crafts. (859) 332-8631 The Bourbon Social October 11 - 15 A series of events celebrating Bourbon craft and culture, and the people who share a love of America’s native spirit. (859) 230-5365 Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair October 14 - 15 Indian Fort Theatre, Berea Regional artists display their works and wares at this outdoor festival. (859) 986-3192 National Horse Show October 31 - November 5 Lexington was founded in 1775. So cultured was its lifestyle, by the early 1800s the city was referred to as the “Athens of the West.” Bourbon Chase October An overnight relay adventure. Teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, finishing in downtown Lexington. (502) 641-2595 National Horse Show October 31 - November 5 Kentucky Horse Park America’s oldest indoor horse show. (516) 484-1865 November – December Christmas in the Valley Mid November - Mid December Renfro Valley Visit Santa’s Workshop and enjoy light displays and music. (800) 765-7464 Southern Lights November 17 - December 31 Kentucky Horse Park Animated light displays along a drive-at-your-own-pace 4-mile route through the Park. (859) 255-5727 Blessing of the Hounds November 25 Shaker Village Witness this grand event that announces the formal hunting season.Warm up with breakfast and coffee alongside roaring outdoor fire pits. (859) 734-5411 Simple Gifts of Christmas December Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Guided tours with costumed interpreters and Christmas music. (800) 734-5611 Holidays at Ashland December Ashland,The Henry Clay Estate The house is decked out in grand style with a different historical theme each year. Special candlelight tours. (859) 266-8581 Holiday Evenings at Waveland December Waveland State Historic Site Candlelight tours of the mansion. (859) 272-3611