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Old Kentucky Nights is an exclusive, after-hours program for convention and motorcoach groups that showcases the beauty and serenity of the Kentucky Horse Park’s grounds.  This private, evening program is available from April through October and it provides guests with an opportunity to tour the facility and enjoy some famous Kentucky hospitality in the heart of Bluegrass horse country.  Each program is tailored to fit the particular schedule of the group and may include the following attractions and activities:

WALKING FARM TOUR – Explore the grounds of this real working farm and enjoy the beautiful Bluegrass countryside at sundown. Visit the burial site of the legendary Man o’ War and famed 19th-century jockey, Isaac Burns Murphy. (weather permitting)

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE HORSE – Discover more than 50-million years of equine history and learn about the special relationship between mankind and the horse.

MOVIE PRESENTATION – REIN OF NOBILITY – Narrated by actor and horseman William Shatner, this twelve-minute film brings the story of the horse to vibrant life, and serves as an introduction to the special world of the horse that can be experienced throughout the park.

TASTE OF THE BLUEGRASS – Choose from a variety of delicious menus, each filled with traditional Kentucky fare. The casual buffet option allows everyone to help themselves.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS (*weather permitting):

GIFT SHOP – If you are looking for gifts for family or friends, the gift shop has a great selection of apparel, toys, jewelry, and souvenirs, including the largest permanent Breyer store in the country. (Open for one hour for groups of 150 or more. Visit to start by 6 p.m.)

EQUINE MEET & GREET* – A perfect chance to get “up close and personal” with two of our equine residents in the courtyard before dinner. (Approximately 60-minutes - $500.00. The visit must start no later than 7 p.m. Extensions beyond this time will incur a surcharge.)

HALL OF CHAMPIONS PRESENTATION* – The Hall of Champions is home to our retired “equine millionaires”. View a select group of racing royalty while listening to an impressive presentation of the horse’s background and racing history. (Approximately 30-minutes - $1,000.00. The show must start no later than 7 p.m. Extensions beyond this time will incur a surcharge.)

PARADE OF BREEDS SHOW* – Watch an entertaining demonstration and narrative of the history and uses of some of the park’s equine breeds with costumed riders. (Approximately 45-minutes- $2,000. Show must start no later than 7 p.m. Extensions beyond this time will incur a surcharge.)


Menu options include eco-friendly plate-ware, cutlery, and beverage service.  Menus are based on a minimum of fifty (50) guests per event and are inclusive of server staffing.  Additional menu options, hors d’oeuvres menus, and bar options are available upon request.

MENU #1 - $39.00 per person

  • Cole Slaw
  • Fresh Garden Salad
  • Brown Sugar Baked Beans
  • Yeast Rolls and Corn Muffins
  • Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork with Apple Cider BBQ
  • Homemade Brownies and Cookies
  • Iced Tea and/or Lemonade

MENU #2 - $44.00 per person

  • Iceberg Wedge, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onions, Crisp Bacon, Eggs, Blue Cheese, and Green Goddess Dressing
  • Local Yellow Squash Casserole
  • Rosemary Roasted Red Skin Potatoes (V)
  • Dinner Rolls with Whipped Butter
  • Homemade Pot Roast with Carrots
  • New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream
  • Iced Tea and/or Lemonade

MENU #3 - $49.00 per person

  • Kentucky Caesar Salad with Local Heirloom Tomatoes, Crumbles Goat Cheese, Pickled Red Onion, and Cucumber with Herb Croutons and the choice of Ranch, Oil, or Vinegar Dressing.
  • Southern Green Beans with Caramelized Onions
  • Whipped Yukon Potatoes
  • Cheddar and Herb Biscuits with Whipped Butter
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken OR Southern Fried Pork Chops with Gravy
  • Hot Brown Casserole with White Cheddar Mornay and Applewood Bacon
  • Kentucky Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce
  • Iced Tea and/or Lemonade


  • Reservations must be made in advance and are subject to availability.
  • All groups must meet a minimum of 50 paid adults for billing purposes – the rate charged based on the menu.
  • The above rates are valid through December 2022.
  • Arrival time between 3:00 and 6:00 pm; departure no later than 10:00 p.m., unless waived by the park.
  • Signed confirmation, along with a $150 non-refundable deposit must be received within three weeks of booking to guarantee the date.
  • A final, guaranteed count of the number of attendees is due no later than 14 days before the event date.
  • Payment is due in full at the time the final count is given.

For more information please visit our Old Kentucky Nights PowerPoint and contact Louise Gillam
859.281.7985 or [email protected]