January 9 Opening Day.
February 14 Valentine’s Day. Main Dining Room and Old Owl TAVERN open for dinner. Great lodging rates available for this special date!
April 3-24 Keeneland Spring Racing. Kentucky Thoroughbred Racing at its best. No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. Only 30 minutes to the track. This is a must if you haven’t experienced this tradition!
April 23-26 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event at Kentucky Horse Park. Just 50 minutes from the Inn. Excitement!
May 2 Kentucky Derby. Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. World’s most famous horse race. The run for the roses! Most exciting two minutes in sports!
May 18 Praying Colonels Invitational Golf Tournament – Centre College, Danville, Kentucky. Golfing Alumni – let’s do it!
May 23-25 Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.
May 24 Centre College Graduation. Danville, Kentucky.
June 4-7 400 Mile Antiques, Collectibles & Stuff Sale. Across Kentucky’s Historic Highway 68. Stop, shop and plop with us along the way!
June 4-7 Great American Brass Band Festival. Internationally recognized. Danville, Kentucky. You’ve got to see it to believe it!
June 12-13 Fort Harrod Kentucky Beef Festival. Mercer County Fairgrounds. Live entertainment, arts and crafts, beef shows, beef cook-offs and more! Where’s the Beef?
June 19-21 Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid. Old Fort Harrod State Park. Native American and Settler re-enactors. Great family fun and entertainment!
June 20-21 Annual Pleasant Hill Antiques Show and Sale. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.
July 3 Fourth of July Celebration. Fireworks, music and festival events. Anderson-Dean Community Park.
July 20-25 Mercer County Fair & Horse Show. Oldest fair in Kentucky. One of the best Saddlebred Horse Shows in the country. A classic!
August 1-2 Annual Pleasant Hill Craft Fair. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.
August 6-9 654 mile “127 Corridor” Outdoor Sale. Highway US 127 Kentucky - Alabama. World’s longest yard sale!
August 14-16 Pioneer Days Festival. Old Fort Harrod State Park.
September 11-13 Kentucky Barbecue Festival, Danville
September 11-13 Burgin Fall Festival. Small town, rural celebration!
September 11-12 James Harrod Trust Cemetery Tour. Spring Hill Cemetery, North Greenville Street. Local actors bring history to life with guided tours!
September 18-20 Centre College Family Weekend. Danville, Kentucky.
September 19 Pioneer Classic Cruise-In & Car Show. Sponsored by the Harrodsburg/ Mercer County Tourist Commission. Anderson-Dean Community Park.
September 19 Fort Harrod Jazz Festival. Old Fort Harrod State Park.
September 26-27 HarvestFest. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.
October 2-24 Keeneland Fall Racing. No racing on Mondays and Tuesdays. The pageantry of horse, paddock and track without rival!
October 2-3 Centre College Homecoming. Centre 6 – Harvard 0 (1921) Go Colonels! Danville, Kentucky.
October 3-4 Perryville Battlefield Re-enactment. Civil War demonstrations and living history all weekend at Perryville Battlefield, Perryville, Kentucky. Only 12 miles from the Inn.
October 30-31 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Keeneland Race Track.
November 25-28 Thanksgiving Holiday at Beaumont Inn. See Special Packages Page.
December 4-6 Come Home To Christmas Weekend in Historic Harrodsburg. Award-Winning Homes Tour, Holiday Bazaars and Open Houses, delicious Tea Rooms and Holiday fare, Christmas Parade and much more!
December 31 New Year’s Eve at Beaumont Inn. Celebrate with festive friends or quietly with that special someone.
*All dates and events subject to change and/or correction.
Harrodsburg Area Calendar of Events
Norton Center Calendar of Events