Kentucky Events

Special Events in 2017

Here’s our calendar of Kentucky events not to miss in 2017 during your stay at Beaumont Inn. For more ideas of things to do, see our guide to the Bluegrass Region!


February 10-11, Special Valentines Packages available

March 4-5  Blue Grass Trust 32nd Antiques and Garden Show at Kentucky Horse park’s Alltech Arena, Lexington, Ky.  “Renowned for its southern charm, beauty, and quality dealers.”

April 7-28 Keeneland Spring Racing.  No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays.  Check Keeneland page for more information

April 27-30 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park.  The only Four star Event in the Western Hemisphere and one of only six in the world, premier competition for the top horses and riders in the Olympic sort of eventing.

May 6 The one and only Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Join the fun at Beaumont!

May 21 Centre College Graduation

May 27-28 Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in the Mountain View Barn.  Enjoy the music of the New York’s Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center.

June 1-4 400 Mile Antiques, Collectibles and Stuff Sale Across Kentucky’s Historic Highway 68

June 1-4 Great American Brass Band Festival, celebrating its 27th year in bringing brass bands from all over the country to Danville.  Be sure to get here in time to enjoy a brass band concert on Beaumont Inn’s lawn.

June 9-10 Fort Harrod’s Beef Festival at the Mercer County Fairgrounds.  Live entertainment, arts and crafts, and beef cook offs.

June 16-18 Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid, Old Fort Harrod.  Enjoy the re-enactment of life and raids of the pioneer and Native American life.

July 24-29 Mercer County Fair and Horse show, oldest fair in Kentucky and one of the best Saddlebred Horse Shows.

August 3-6 US Highway 127 Yard Sale, world’s longest yard sale.

August 5-6 Shaker Village Craft Fair

September 16-17 Fort Harrod Jazz Festival, Old Fort Harrod

October 6-7 Centre College Family Weekend

October 6-8 Perryville Battlefield Re-enactment  Civil War demonstrations and living history all weekend at Perryville Battlefield State Park.

October 6-27 Keeneland Fall Meet No racing on Mondays and Tuesdays

October 13-15  Harrodsburg Arts Council Oktoberfest, Main Street

October 20-21 Centre College Homecoming

November 23 Thanksgiving

December 2 Harrodsburg Historical Society Homes Tour


*All dates and events subject to change and/or correction.