Memorial Day Campout (Campers only)
Come visit the Kentucky Horse Park Campground to enjoy the kick off of Summer. The junior-sized Olympic pool will open Friday May 26th at 10:00 a.m. During the five night stay, campers will be treated to an ice cream social, crafts for the kids, live music, a free lunch sponsored by Northside RV and much more!
The Festival of the Bluegrass is the oldest Bluegrass festival in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. This 4-day event provides numerous Bluegrass music performances as well as kids camps and activities for all ages. This year’s lineup features Lonesome River Band, Russel Moore & Illrd Tyme Out, Flat Lonesome, The Grascals, and more! The festival will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and campsites are available for the event. For tickets and more information, visit www.festivalofthebluegrass.com or call (859) 253-0806.
4TH July Campout (Campers Only)
Come to the Kentucky Horse Park to cool off during the balmy days of summer. Over the five night Fourth of July holiday, we will offer lots of family fun to help you keep you cool, including swimming, ice cream, movies, Nascar races, pony rides and much, much more!
Labor Day Campout (Campers Only)
During the dog days of summer, the Kentucky Horse Park Campground will offer families many activities to appreciate. The Kentucky Horse Park will be hosting the annual Bluegrass Classic Dog Show and many of the participants (two legged and four legged) stay at the campground. If you love animals, the Labor Day Campout is for you. We will be offering family friendly activities such as movie nights, free pony rides, free lunch sponsored by Northside RV , Nascar races and much more.
Kentucky Horse Park Runwalk Club
The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club (#KHPRunWalkClub) will meet on Mondays from June 5 to September 25 (except Labor Day). Check-in is between 5-8pm. It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center. Every week will feature a different variety of local craft beers, food trucks, music, vendors, yoga from 6:30pm-7:30pm, information tables and horse meet-and-greets. There will also be previews of some of the Kentucky Horse Park’s many attractions. This is a free event and participants can either run or walk at their own pace. Participants can also choose between a 2-mile loop and a 3.5-mile loop around the park. Kids, joggers/strollers and leashed dogs are welcome! For this particular date, we expect to offer pony rides, music by Living Proof Band, and outside vendors Rolling Oven and Bella Shaved Ice are scheduled to be here, as well.
*WHAT IS RUN/WALK CLUB?
Run/Walk Club is an open event for all to attend (for free!) at the Kentucky Horse Park! We have a 2 mile loop and 1.5 mile addition to walk or run at your own pace. Our goal is to bring those in the Lexington community together and explore the Kentucky Horse Park (which is only 10 minutes from downtown!)
*WHEN IS RUN/WALK CLUB?
The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club meets every Monday from June 5 through September 25 (except Labor Day) from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Guests will check in at the Visitor center and have a chance to stop and talk with the vendors and charities that are set up.
*WHO CAN COME TO RUN/WALK CLUB?
Everyone! Bring your family, friends, coworkers, children and dogs! We ask that kids do not ride bikes during this event (for safety reasons) but scooters and strollers are allowed! We are very dog friendly – please keep dogs on leashes at all times.
*DO YOU HAVE TO BE A MEMBER?
No! We do have a registration table where participants will sign in (name, location and age) so that the Kentucky Horse Park and keep track of our wonderful participants, but you do not have to be affiliated with the park to participate.
*ARE THERE HORSES AT RUN/WALK CLUB?
Of course! Each week at 5:30pm we will feature a different area of the park – Breeds Barn, Big Barn, Kids Barn, Hall of Champions, International Museum of the Horse and the Mounted Police!
*WANT TO BE A VENDOR AT RUN/WALK CLUB?
We would love to have you set up a table in front of the Visitor Center and tell folks about your company! A $50 seasonal fee will allow you to come out as often as you’d like! Email us at KHPrunclub@gmail.com for more information and the Vendor Application Form.
Questions? Email us at KHPrunclub@gmail.com.
Run For The Horses 5K
Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), a non-profit equine adoption organization hailed as the “Gold Standard of Thoroughbred Reschooling” located in the Kentucky Horse Park, will be hosting the Run for the Horses on Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit MMSC’s initiatives to find second careers and future homes for former racehorses.
The course will be set throughout the scenic Kentucky Horse Park beginning at the MMSC campus during the Thoroughbred Makeover, the Retired Racehorse Project’s annual showcase for off the track Thoroughbreds. The Run for the Horses 5K will be presented by RaceRise who will provide chip timing for each runner. Awards will be given for overall and specific age groups. In addition, a special prize will be awarded in a challenge to anyone who can “Catch Tik,” a remarkable horseman who won the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover Freestyle and placed fourth in the hotly contested Rolex Kentucky 5K in April of 2016.
“Our hope is that all who care about horses will come out and participate by running or walking in the Run for the Horses,” said MMSC director Susanna Thomas. “Thoroughbreds have run their legs off for us. Indeed, in addition to providing enjoyment with the sport of racing, our local economy is dependent on them, and every one of us in Lexington owes our beautiful bucolic lifestyle totally to them. Let us now show our appreciation for all of this by striding out for them on Friday!” Register online here: www.RunForTheHorses5K.org
Packet pickup will be Friday, October 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center office.
Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational 1
The Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational is a high school cross country competition hosted by Lexington Catholic High School. A small fee will be charged to spectators that will benefit the high school. For more information about the Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational please call (859) 276-5086 or visit http://www.lexingtoncatholic.com/apps/pages/athleticnewsandupdates.
Vintage Market Days
Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.
KHSAA Cross Country Meet 1
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet is a high school cross-country competition. A small fee will be charged to spectators of the event. For more information on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet please call 859-299-5472 or go to www.khsaa.org. Photo courtesy of KHSAA.
Southern Lights Stroll
This event features a 5k run along with mini train rides, refreshments, and prize drawings. A food drive will also take place for God’s Pantry and local animal shelters. A limited number of free souvenir t-shirts will be distributed to registered adults, while a limited number of registered kids will receive a free holiday souvenir. For more information on the Southern Lights Stroll please contact the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at 859-255-5727.
Cheer Elite Classic
- An Ultimate Series Champion Qualifier, this cheer event features all-star, school and dance teams from across the country.
- Doors open at 7 am
- 8 am -6:30 pm
- $8 admission fee
- This is a chip timed, RRCA Championship event with prize money and prizes. Age-graded timing will be used to name the top 10 m/f runners to the Kentucky All-State Runners team. Race includes a KY Fast 1K Kids Dash.
- Kentucky 5K – 3 p.m.
KY Fast 1K Kids Dash – 3:35 p.m.
- $25 5K/adults; $10 kids/1K
KHSAA State Cheerleading Competition
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Competitive Cheer Championships is a high school cheerleading competition on December 8th and 9th, 2017. Divisions will be split in size: small, medium, large, and super large. There will also be a coed division. For more information on the KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championship please call KHSAA at 859-299-5472 or go to www.KHSAA.org. Photo courtesy of KHSAA.org.
The date for the KAPOS State Elementary and Middle School Competitions have been set for Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Competition times are listed as Eastern Standard Time. All elementary and middle school cheer teams are encouraged to participate in their regional competitions which must be completed by Friday, December 1. Regional winners will advance to the state competition. For more information visit kapos.org
KY Invitational Truck & Tractor Pull
The 7th Annual Kentucky Invitational rolls into Alltech Arena on January 4, 5, and 6. Admission is $20 (kids under 6 free). For more information visit www.kentuckyinvitational.com.
Lexington RV Show
AN RV SHOW FOR RV ENTHUSIASTS!
OVER 150 MAKES AND MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM!
Featuring the very latest makes and models of recreational vehicles from all the nation’s top manufacturers. Special factory rebates, financing, and on the spot loan approval makes this show a cannot miss for the serious RV enthusiasts!
That’s not all……
The show will feature a huge parts and accessories exhibit, along with campgrounds, tow vehicles, and everything you may need for your next RV vacation.
Seminars, features, and entertainment will set this show apart from all others in the state.
There is something for everyone at the LEXINGTON RV SHOW!
Ticket Prices: $8 Adults; Kids under 12 Free
For more information visit www.lexingtonrvshow.com
KHSAA State Wrestling Championships
The 55th KHSAA State Wrestling Championships will be held at Alltech Arena Feb. 16-17. Visit www.khsaa.org for more information.
AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellent Test
The Lexington Kennel Club will be hosting Tracking Tests at the Kentucky Horse Park on February 18, 2018.
Please contact Sue Buxton, Tracking Test Secretary at email@example.com for complete information.
Central Kentucky Home Expo
Exciting New Features Include:
- The Expo will be featured on the Alltech Arena Floor
- Tiny Home Village
- Make Your House a Home for a Lifetime: Home Modification Options
- Smart Home Central
- More to come!
If you are thinking about remodeling or new home construction, then the Central Kentucky Home Expo is your destination for the latest and hottest ideas!
Location: KY Horse Park Alltech Arena (4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511)
Dates & Times:
- Friday, February 23: 4pm - 8pm
- Saturday, February 24: 10am - 5pm
- Sunday, February 25: 11am - 4pm
- Tickets can be purchased at the event
- Free parking
- Handicap accessible
Frigid 4-Miler and 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk
If you set a New Year's resolution to be more active, then this race is perfectly timed to keep you motivated through the winter months. You can also use this as a stepping stone race towards a half marathon or marathon that you may be training for in the spring. Don't let the winter weather keep you indoors. Come run the Frigid 4 Miler with us!
The Frigid 4 Miler & 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, February 24, 2017 at 9am at the Kentucky Horse Park (Visitors Center Area) in North Lexington.
All participants registered before February 18 will be guaranteed a winter running cap.
Packet Pickup at the KYHP on race day from 7:30-8:45am.
Runners, walkers, and strollers all welcomed for both races!
We are proud to be helping support Arbor Youth Services with a portion of the proceeds from the Frigid 4 Miler and 1.5 Mile fun run. Arbor Youth Services provides safe alternatives for at-risk children, youth and their families through services and referrals that promote positive growth and development.
Check them out and learn more about what they do by liking their Facebook page Arbor Youth Services, Inc. or go to their website http://arborky.org/.
Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show
Beautiful regional show, 70+ Quality Dealers of antiques, fine art, garden & floral design, silver, jewelry, rugs, prints, maps & more, complimentary daily lectures, ala carte cafes & bars.
Daily tix @ door: $20; Run of show tix: $30, fundraiser for Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation. GALA Preview Party March 1, 6-9 p.m.
International Nights at the Museum
International Nights at the Museum will allow guests to explore a different country’s horse culture, food, music, and more. The kickoff event will celebrate the country of India, with food by Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine, dance performances by Lakshmi Sriraman of Shree School of Dance, and a special viewing of Julie Wayne’s documentary “From Earth to Earth.”
$10 per person | $12 per person at the door
Kids 12 and under FREE
Cheer Elite Best of the Best National Championships
This OPEN NATIONAL COMPETITION is a battle between all of the Top Scoring teams, Grand Champions and Ultimate Champions from all of our events this season.
It is also open to all other teams that want to join in the fun!!! We will have a GREAT COACH'S HOSPITALITY ROOM!
All teams participating in this competition receive a trophy, regardless of score and number of teams in their division. Other awards that will be given are Grand Champion, Ultimate Champion, Specialty Awards, Spirit Award and Coach of the Year Award as well as the participant's favorite Top Gun Awards and TONS OF MEDALS, TROPHIES AND BANNERS. We will also be giving out RINGS to the Ultimate Champion winners!! We look forward to your participation, and helping us increase the donations for the Greenhouse 17 Shelter !!
Parking $5/per car load
All Star Cheer Teams:
School Cheer Teams:
$45/competitor for the 1st routine,
$12/competitor for each additional routine
(sideline & 2 1/2 min; sideline & fight song, etc.)
$45/competitor for the 1st routine, $12/competitor for each additional routine (pom & hip hop, etc.)
Solo/Duet/Stunt groups: $60/competitor
School Cheer will compete on mats.
Dance will compete on marley.
All Star Cheer will compete on spring floor.
We look forward to seeing you this year!!
Walk MS – Lexington 2018
Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise ... we're that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.
Join us for Walk MS: Lexington 2018 on April 7, 2018.
Lexi Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Race Day Schedule:
- 12:00 P.M. Registration
- 12:30 P.M. Kids' 1K Race
- 1:00 P.M. 5K Race Start
- 2:00 P.M. Awards!
$10 per child (12 & under)
$35 per adult (until April 11, 2018)
As we prepare for our fifth annual run/walk, we are looking forward to making impactful partnerships with others who are passionate about supporting families and helping to create great childhoods for kids in our state. If you are interested in an event partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, please contact Kendra Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 225-8879. We look forward to the 2018 Lexi Memorial Commit to Prevent® Run/Walk and hope ALL will join us at the family friendly run/walk.
Girls on the Run Central Kentucky 5K
Register here: https://www.gotrcentralky.org/5K
Head Up Heels Down 5K
Join us for the Head Up Heels Down 5K on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Kentucky Horse Park. This is our 4th Annual 5K event held in conjunction with the Kentucky Three-Day Event.
The race will feature a chip timed/competitive 5K run and an untimed 1 Mile fun run/walk. All 5K & 1 Mile participants will receive a commemorative Head Up Heels Down 5K T-shirt and kids (under 12) participating in the fun run/walk will receive a finishers medal. Race night will include a DJ, Overall & Age Group Awards for the 5K, a raffle and a beautiful race course. Sign up by April 18th to ensure you get a commemorative shirt! Shirt sizes are on a first come first serve basis.
We also have a VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER DONATION OPPORTUNITY for those who wish to support our cause but who can't join us for the race on April 27th at the Kentucky Horse Park. Just sign up as a "Virtual Runner/Walker" and we'll mail you your race shirt. Then if you want you can do your own 5K on your schedule in your hometown. Cost is $30 which includes shipping of the shirt to you.
THURSDAY PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION We will hold an advanced race packet pickup/registration on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4-7pm at J&H Outdoors Store (189 Moore Drive, Lexington, KY 40503). Avoid the race day rush and come pickup your packet (or those for friends/family members) and shop in Lexington's Premiere Outdoors Store.
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION will be on Friday, April 27th beginning at 2pm near our Start/Finish area. Just look for the blue and orange RaceRise tent. Runners will be able to park in the Visitors Center Parking Lot at the Kentucky Horse Park and gain access into the park without Land Rover Three-Day Event credentials after 4:00pm. You do not need to purchase a Land Rover Three-Day Event Friday Pass in order to participate.The 5K will begin at 6:30pm and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 6:35pm.
AWARDS For the 5K we will have Overall Top 3 M/F and Age Groups (Top 3 M/F) for the following 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. There will be no awards for the untimed 1 mile fun run/walk event.
STROLLERS & DOGS Runners/walkers with strollers, and dogs on a leash are welcomed to join in the fun. We just ask that both groups start toward the back at the beginning of the race.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you aren't running/walking, please consider volunteering for our race. Our primary race day volunteer shift runs from 4:30-8pm. You can sign up as a volunteer right on this site. Thank you in advance for your help!
A portion of proceeds from the Head Up Heels Down 5K will be donated to a charity to be named very soon. Details to come.
Stride Soccer Tournament
Stride, presented by Commonwealth SC and Georgetown FC, offers an all-Bermuda field complex in the magnificent setting of the Kentucky Horse Park. Ample parking, beautiful scenery, and just off I-75 for easy access.
Enjoy a planned viewing of the Kentucky Derby on-site at the Rolex Stadium! There will be vendors on-site, camping options and free access to Kentucky Horse Park included with your parking fee. The tournament is open to both USYS and US Club Boys and Girls teams U9 through U19.
Johns Run Local 8K
Join us at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park on May 12th, 2018 to honor and commemorate John Sensenig’s 40 years of service to the local running community. John has been a fixture in the local running and walking community since opening his first local running shop in 1977. Year-in and year-out, John and his Run/Walk Shop has been at the forefront of creating a lively and local running/walking family. After a lifetime of service and as John begins to step back from the day-to-day running of the shop, John’s Run Local 8k has grown from the desire to celebrate all he has given to the local Lexington and Central Kentucky community.
John's Run Local 8k has teamed up with the The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky to donate money raised from the race to the Arboretum Legacy Campaign! This campaign was established to raise funds to renovate and expand the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center at The Arboretum and to establish an endowment to support the facilities and educational programs. John has been a lifelong supporter of conservation initiatives, so we are honored to partner with The Arboretum to raise money for this great cause!
The race will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, May 12th at 8:00 a.m. Registration is $30.00 for the first 50 registrant and is $40.00 from there forward. Participants will receive a short sleeve technical running shirt (in your choice of men’s or women’s sizing) with the John’s Run Local 8k logo as well as a bag of swag. Finishers will receive a custom finisher award! Overall awards and age group awards will be given out as well. We will be enforcing a 20 minute/mile cutoff time for the event.
$150 in Prize Money to top male and female finishers!
Vintage Market Days - May
Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.
**Note: Our event is being held at The Kentucky Horse Park. KHP Charges a $5 parking fee per car.
Woodford County Schools Graduation
Scott County Schools Graduation
Franklin County High Schools Graduation
American Truck Historical Society Annual Convention and Truck Show
We will be exhibiting 1,000+ large and 50+ small vintage/antique trucks, 100+ vendors of all types, lots of food options, children’s area with pony rides.
Greg Evigan from the TV hit BJ & the Bear will be onsite along with the truck he drove in the show, signing autographs and photo opportunities.
$30-$35 for a 3/day pass or daily gate ticket price $15 with children 12 and under free.
Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club
The popular Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club returns to the park on Monday nights this summer, June 4 to September 24, from 5-8 p.m., with the exception of Labor Day, Monday, September 3. Each event night is free and open to people of all ages who would like to run or walk the park’s scenic grounds, each event is family-friendly, and leashed dogs are welcome.
Joining us this week are Mama Said String Band, and Mr. Gyro's and Spotz Gelato food trucks!
Click here to learn more about the Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club, call 859-259-4224 or email email@example.com.
Festival of the Bluegrass
Join us for the Festival of the Bluegrass, a traditional Bluegrass Music Festival in the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Established in 1974, this family-run festival, described as a 'family reunion on steroids' has a little something for everyone. Kids events include a music camp for youngsters 8-18 with an interest in bluegrass music. Join us this June at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground.
R.K. Gun Show
July 4th Celebration - Kentucky Horse Park Campground
Come to the Kentucky Horse Park to cool off during the balmy days of summer. Over the five night Fourth of July holiday, we will offer lots of family fun to help you keep you cool, including swimming, ice cream, movies, pony rides and much, much more! (Campers Only)
Bring home a horse of your very own! Learn more about horses and the model horse community from industry experts. Join us for the 29th annual BreyerFest - a family vacation that you will never forget!
This year, BreyerFest is Off to the Races, exploring all types of horse racing, from flat track to endurance! BreyerFest will host riders and horses that showcase a variety of racing disciplines, from thoroughbreds, to trotters, to barrel racers. Horse racing has a rich history in America, dating back 1665 when the first race was run on the Newmarket course in Salisbury, New York. Today, horse racing is a part of our culture coast to coast, ranging from the high stakes of the Triple Crown to the rodeo excitement of Barrel Racing.
Our Celebration of Horses evening show will once again be two nights! The performance is included with each Three-Day ticket. Produced by KYB Dressage in conjunction with Breyer, the 2018 Celebration of Horses is sure to dazzle you with some of the best equine performers in the county!
New for 2018, BreyerFest is proud to host The Presidents' Choice Super Dogs, who will be making the trip to Kentucky all the way from Ontario, Canada! Entertaining audiences for more than 40 years, this group of talented trainers and their furry friends create a fast-paced show that is sure to please all ages.
Join us for the BreyerFest© 5K Run/Walk on July 15, 2018 at 8:00am at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena in Lexington, KY.
The race includes commemorative T-shirts, chip timing, overall and age group awards, post race snacks, cool Breyer door prizes, and new for this year, FINISHER MEDALS FOR THE 5K PARTICIPANTS!
We'll also have an untimed 1 mile fun run/walk for those not interested in the full 5K (3.1 mile) distance. If you can't make the race but want to support the cause you can register as a Virtual Runner/Walker and we'll send you your commemorative race T-shirt and finisher medal.
Strollers and dogs on fixed length leashes are permitted. We ask these participants to start toward the middle or back of the pack so we don't have congestion at the start of the race.
Man o' War "Run for Big Red" 5K/10K
Rescheduled from July 21 due to strong storms that blew through our area, the Man o' War "Run for Big Red" 5K/10K will NOW be held on Saturday, August 4, at 8 am!
Run or walk a 5K or 10K around the grounds of the beautiful KHP and help us celebrate the legendary racehorse Man o' War, as well as our 40th anniversary!
Cost: $25 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K, and $15 for children participants ages 7-12.
*Included in the race fee is chip timing and a commemorative Man o’ War-themed t-shirt, as well as a one-day pass to the Kentucky Horse Park. Awards will be offered to the top three male and female finishers, plus the top three finishers in various age groups of the 5K and 10K.
Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest
SUMMER BREEZE SATURDAY All Star Jazz Showcase
Euge Groove and Avery Sushine will perform on stage at 7:30 PM at the Kentucky Horse Park,in the Campground Primitive area.
Bluegrass Classic Dog Show
Five days of all-breed conformation and obedience competition sponsored by the Lexington Kennel Club Inc., the Northern Kentucky Kennel Club Inc., and the Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club Inc. This show will include competition for more than 150 breeds, best-in-show competition, junior showmanship classes, obedience and rally, AKC Owner-Handler Series, Canine Good Citizen Test, and much more!