kentucky nights

Old Kentucky Nights

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.

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

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. Visit to start no later than 6 p.m.

Hall of Champions Presentation

The Hall of Champions is home to our retired “equine millionaires.” During the presentation, champion horses will be brought into the show pavilion individually while guests watch their most impressive races and learn about their remarkable racing achievements.

Approximately 30-minutes – $750. 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.

Equine Meet & Greet

A perfect chance to get “up close and personal” with two of our equine residents in the courtyard before dinner.

Approximately 30-minutes – $300 The visit must start no later than 7 p.m. Extensions beyond this time will incur a surcharge.

Thoroughbred Room

Thoroughbred Room

All dinners are hosted in the Thoroughbred Room for up to 75 guests.

Visitor Center Event

Visitor Center

Up to 120 attendees

$750 fee

The Gift Shop is conveniently located inside the Visitor Center.


Up to 250 attendees

$750 fee

Located between the Visitor Center & International Museum of the Horse.

Additional Rentals

Menu options include eco-friendly plateware, 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.

$39 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, Lemonade & Water

$44 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, Lemonade & Water

$49 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, Lemonade & Water


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 2024.

Arrival time 5:00 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. Number will be reflected on final bill.

Children under 7 are $20 less per person pricing.