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36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair

Dates: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Event Description: 

Since its inception in 1981, the Kentucky Book Fair has been connecting readers and authors in a celebration of shared passion and mutual interest: the importance of reading and writing. Each year, more than 170 local and national authors participate in the event, signing their latest books and meeting readers from Kentucky and surrounding states. On average, nearly 3,500 readers of all ages flock to downtown Frankfort to meet their favorite writers and new authors as well. KBF Kids Day, open to schools all over the Commonwealth, gives hundreds of Kentucky students the opportunity to interact with authors through a series of engaging presentations. Kentucky Book Fair programs are free and open to the public; KBF Kids Day programs require registration.

Location: 
Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Humanities
Phone: 
859 257-5932

Sign Ceremony to Unveil American Pharoah Way

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park will be hosting a sign ceremony to unveil the American Pharoah Way in Woodford & Fayette Counties. The ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be held in the park's courtyard (visitor center, in the case of inclement weather).

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Spirit Riding Free Fun Day

Dates: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Event Description: 

From 10am-1pm the Kentucky Horse Park gift shop will offer 10% off the newly released Spirit Riding Free line. Activities include Spirit Riding Free model horse painting, coloring pages, a raffle, and posters.

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop
Phone: 
859-259-4234

Kentucky Horse Park Commission Meeting

Dates: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will meet on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

The meeting will be held in a meeting room on the lower level of the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park.  
 
AGENDA:
Meeting of Kentucky Horse Park Commission 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
2:00 p.m. EDT
Lower Level of the International Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park 

 
1. Welcome and Call to Order from Chair – Tandy Patrick
2. Approval of Minutes of March 16 Commission Meeting
3. Consideration of proposed Ground Lease with the United States Equestrian Federation
4. Discussion regarding Strategic Plan
5. Consideration of proposed Response of the Commission to Report from Kentucky State Auditor issued on 2/22/17
6. New Business
 NEXT FULL COMMISSION MEETING:  THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017, 3:00 P.M. IN NORTH EXHIBIT HALL, ALLTECH ARENA
 

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Man o' War Movie Night - Sponsored by Keeneland Kids Club

Dates: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Event Description: 

Spend an evening with your family at the Kentucky Horse Park for a special price! Two equine-themed movies will be shown in the park's theatres (Secretariat and Spirit), with children's activities, events, and International Museum of the Horse exhibits also offered. $5 per carload for parking.

  • Free pony rides: 6-8 p.m.
  • International Museum of the Horse and Kids Barn open: 6-9 p.m.
  • Showings of Secretariat and Spirit at 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. in Visitor Center theatres 
  • Parade of Breeds show: 7 p.m.
  • Food trucks & Alltech “Mostest Wheat Ale”

Click below to view the flyer:
Poster PDF

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4200

Collector's Edition Man o' War at Breyerfest

Dates: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

As part of the popular annual Breyerfest event at the park, a collector’s edition Man o’ War horse has been commissioned. This replica of the greatest Thoroughbred of all time will prove to be a popular addition to the heavily attended model horse festival for fans from around the country.

Tickets: http://www.breyerhorses.com/bf2017-tickets

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4200

Man o' War 5K & 10K Run/Walk - Presented by UK HealthCare

Dates: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Event Description: 

Winding through the park’s grounds and including a tour of the exhibit, walkers and runners of all ages will enjoy a special race held in conjunction with the Man o’ War 100th Celebration. A competitive and casual 5k event will have a Man o’ War themed unique T-shirt in the racing silks that he competed in during his years on the track.

https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Lexington/ManOWar5K10KRunWalk

EVENT: 5K
Race Day Price: $30
START TIME: 8:00am EDT
PRICE: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee 
REGISTRATION: Registration ends August 3, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT

EVENT: 5K- Kid Price (ages 7 to 12)
Race Day Price: $15
START TIME: 8:00am EDT
PRICE: $15.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee 
REGISTRATION: Registration ends August 3, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT 

EVENT: 10K
Race Day Price: $40
START TIME: 8:00am EDT
PRICE: $35.00 Race Fee + $3.00 SignUp Fee 
REGISTRATION: Registration ends August 3, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT 

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4200

Man o' War: The Funeral

Dates: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The actual funeral of Man o’ War was followed closely on radio not just in America, but also several countries around the world. A special airing of his funeral broadcast will be made available on local radio for fans to hear the special eulogy and listen to the funeral where literally thousands showed up to pay their respects to the great horse. Actual time and station TBD.

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4200

KHP Public Visioning Session

Dates: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will host a Visioning Session on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m. EST at the North Exhibit Hall of the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. This meeting is open to the public and will serve as an open forum to discuss ideas for the long-term growth of the Kentucky Horse Park.

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Hosted by: 
KY Horse Park Commission
Phone: 
(859) 259-4224