FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
If you’re touring the park, competing in a horse show or planning a social event, hunger is sure to strike. Our restaurants and staff can satisfy that craving!
Iron Works Café
Our staff prides itself on fresh food and friendly service. The menu offers hot and cold sandwiches, homemade soups and bestselling daily specials. The traditional Kentucky fare is family-friendly, offering enjoyment for even the pickiest of eaters.
The Iron Works Café is located next to the Visitor Center. Amenities include indoor/outdoor dining, restrooms, and free Wi-Fi. All major credit cards accepted.
Hours of operation:
April 1 - September 9 : open daily 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
September 10 - November 5: open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Closed Monday & Tuesday
The Thoroughbred Room located in the restaurant is available for rental year-round. For more information, contact Kentucky Horse Park Special Events at 859-281-7985.
Paddock Café/Patio Bar
The Paddock Café is a great grab-and-go location for competitors and their families on the way to the show ring. Here, customers can find sandwiches, hot dogs and other easily portable foods that are great on the run. The Paddock Café is located on the corner of Nina Bonnie Boulevard and Vendors Row by the competition barns and show rings and operation follows the horse show schedule.
While enjoying any of the many horse shows this summer and shopping on Vendors Row, take a break at the park’s newest lineup in food and refreshment offerings-the Patio Bar. Nestled beside the Kentucky Horse Park Gift & Tack Shop, across from the Paddock Cafe, the Patio Bar is THE spot to gather and to watch all the action in the Stonelea Ring in the Hunter Jumper Complex. Relax under the trees with your choice of items from the full bar, and linger on the lighted patio into the evening as heated competition may continue into the cool night. The Patio Bar is open with the horse show event schedule through the end of the summer season.
Catering and Custom Menus
Planning an event at the Kentucky Horse Park?
Our chef infuses classic French technique with traditional Kentucky cuisine to create a unique dining experience! Our staff can service your event style from boxed lunches to elegant receptions. Choose from a selection of unique catering experiences or create a custom menu with the aid of our knowledgeable staff. Your guests will be complimenting their host as they find their palates delighted!
Contact [email protected] for a catering menu.
Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop
The Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop is conveniently located in the Visitor Center at the entrance of the park. The shop features a variety of snacks and drinks including Kentucky Proud products.
Kentucky Horse Park Campground Store
The Kentucky Horse Park Campground store provides a selection of grocery store items and farm-fresh produce most convenient to overnight campers and provides a variety of other camping necessities and souvenirs.