Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summertime Events at Locust Grove Historic Home

booths filled with antiqes at the locust grove antique market in the summer tables full of glass ware and pots and pans people walking around the booths locust grove house in the back ground with red brick and windows The Summer Antiques Market is June 26, form 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the grounds of Locust Grove Historic Home. In addition to American Country antiques you will find an abundance of formal furniture, jewelry, toys, garden antiques, textiles and silver. Truly there is something for everyone and in every price range as well. The admission is $6 and includes a tour of the historic home. July 4th at Locust Grove will be a treat as it is open FREE to visitors that day! And my favorite event at Locust Grove - the Jane Austen Festival - will be held both July 9 and 10. Each day the festival is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The tea sells out each year so make reservations early. We have guests staying with us to attend this event that come from all over the US. JULY 24 1:00PM TO 5:30PM LOCUST GROVE HISTORIC HOME 50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Free food courstesy of YUM/KFC Brands and a special concert by the Kentucky Center Chamber Players in honor of Emilie Strong Smith. For more information on these events and others that are offered at Locust Grove check out their website at www.locustgrove.org

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


two mares grazing in green fields with white fences and barns with three spires in the background Kentucky is known for its beautiful horse farms and now is the perfect time to visit the area and tour some of the farms. The foals are out with their mothers running around the fields and napping in the bluegrass. Many farms are open for tours. Check out some possible tours on this website www.horsecapitaltours.com or you can call the farms directly and arrange an appointment. At Three Chimneys Farm, near Midway, you can tour the barns and see Kentucky Derby winners Big Brown and Barbaro. At Claiborne Farm in Paris, which is just north of Lexington, the tour includes the barns and stallions, and also the grave of Secretariat which is on the property. A nice side trip is the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Distillery. It is just to the west of Lexington and a short drive down a lovely Kentucky lane with horse farms on both sides. Take a picnic along or eat at the distillery or drive down Old Frankfort Pike to Wallace Station for a bite to eat.