September 2019 | Lexington Area Events

Roots& Heritage Festival | Lexington

“A House Divided”, September 1-30 – Guests will discover and encounter the realities of the Civil War Era in and around the historic mansion. Hear our talented tour guides sing the abolitionist inspired song “My Old Kentucky Home” on every tour. As armies marched through the Bluegrass State, many local communities rationed supplies and provided food and clothing to soldiers, all while awaiting news of the war and family. See rooms of the mansion transformed for the war-era, including an outstanding collection of weaponry, uniforms, rationing methods and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Last Tour starts at 4 p.m.) 501 E. Stephen Foster Ave., 502-348-3502. www.visitmyoldkyhome.com

Jazz on the Lawn at Ashland | Lexington | September 1

A favorite Labor Day weekend tradition continues! Plan your picnic dinner and get ready for some great music on the lawn. Free event! 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm VIP Reserve seating and parking available. For more information visit the event page.

Bardstown Ghost Trek, September 7 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

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Keeneland September Yearling Sale | Lexington | September 9 – 21

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale is the global marketplace for Thoroughbred yearlings and is the world’s most important Thoroughbred sale. The September Sale stands apart from all other auctions owing to several factors: a critical mass of quality yearlings at all levels of the market; the largest and most diverse buying bench in the world and the proven success of its sales graduates at the highest levels of racing worldwide.

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Jefferson Street Soiree | Lexington | September 11

https://jeffersonstreetsoiree.com/

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Devine’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch | Harrodsburg | September 13 – November 3

Welcome to the Devine’s! We would like to invite you, your family, and friends to come and spend an afternoon or evening with us! Come enjoy getting lost and found in our corn maze! Use your intuition to work your way through the winding paths to get to the end. You will have loads of fun! Bring the kids along and let them experience the Kiddie corn maze, hay maze, straw crawl, petting area, pumpkin picking, and nightly bonfire with free marshmallow roasting! 

Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival, September 14 – A celebration of Rolling Fork Valley traditions through train rides, parade, arts and crafts, children’s activities, 5K run, delicious foods, down home family fun, gospel, classical and other concert bands. 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 502-5493117. www.newhaven.ky.gov

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery, September 14 – We invite you to join us on board for a memorable journey that’s sure to keep you guessing. While riding through Kentucky’s scenic countryside, guests will enjoy a four course meal and a live murder mystery show! The events lasts approximately two and a half hours and will thrill the young and young at heart. Tickets are $109.95 for adults and $69.95 for children (5-12). The excursion begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Train Depot. Reservations recommended. 602 N Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-8013463. www.kydinnertrain.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, September 14 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

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Flight Simulator Sunday at Aviation Museum of KY | Lexington | September 15

Try your hand at flight on one of the flight simulators at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Offered the third Sunday of the month from 1:30 – 4:30. Included with the cost of admission.

Kentucky Bourbon Festival, September 18-22 – The Kentucky Bourbon Festival invites Bourbon enthusiast to our quaint little town, Bardstown, Kentucky to celebrate the storied history and art of distilling America’s native spirit. We’re very proud here in Bardstown that we hold the title “Bourbon Capital of the World®”. Between our sponsored ticketed events, educational opportunities, Distillery booths, KY arts & crafts and music on the great lawn, we truly offer something for everyone. For event information check our website, www.kybourbonfestival.com ,
call our office 502-275-8384 or email us at info@kybourbonfestival.com. We’re happy to help plan your trip to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

Living History: From Frontier to Farm at Ashland | Lexington | September 21

History comes alive through performances, demonstrations, livestock, music, exhibits and open house tours. Our vendor market will feature Kentucky artisans and our cafe will also be open serving food and drinks! 10:00 am -4:00 pm Tickets: $15 adults/$7 . For more information visit the event page.

Versailles Fall Festival | September 28

Farmer to Table Dinner | Blue Grass Stockyards | September 19

Kentucky Railway Museum’s Train Robbery, September 21 – Join us for a wild ride as your train gets robbed by a gang of train robbers! Train departs at 2 p.m. Train ride is approximately 2 hours. You will be robbed! Proceeds benefit the Crusade for Children. Adults: $21.00 Children $16.00 (ages 2-12) under 2 is free. 136 S. Main St., New Haven. 502-549-5470 or 800-2720152. www.kyrail.org

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Bourbon Excursion, September 21 – Relax while you enjoy a 2½ hour excursion through the beautiful Central Kentucky countryside, a gourmet fourcourse meal, a tasting of bourbon hosted by a master distiller and a souvenir rocks glass. All guests must be 21 years and older. 5:00 p.m. Reservations required. $109.95 per adult. 602 N Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-801-3463. www.kydinnertrain.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, September 21 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

High Hope Steeplechase | KY Horse Park | September 21

As Fall comes around each year, we prepare for another spectacular race day. This year Sunday, ​September 22, 2019 will mark the 51st running of the legendary High Hope Steeplechase, and we are honored to carry on the racing tradition started by the Lexington, KY Steeplechase Association in 1966. For more information visit the event website.

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery, September 28 – We invite you to join us on board for a memorable journey that’s sure to keep you guessing. While riding through Kentucky’s scenic countryside, guests will enjoy a four course meal and a live murder mystery show! The events lasts approximately two and a half hours and will thrill the young and young at heart. Tickets are $109.95 for adults and $69.95 for children (5-12). The excursion begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Train Depot. Reservations recommended. 602 N Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-8013463. www.kydinnertrain.com

Whiskey City Cruisers, September 28 – Stroll among classic cars from yesteryear. Fourth Saturday of the month April-October. Kentucky Home Square shopping center. 2 p.m. – dusk. 502-348-6456 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, September 28 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

Kentucky Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Patch Express, September 28-29 – Join Snoopy and Charlie Brown for a fun-fall adventure. All children get to select a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $21 per person. Train Excursion is at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. 136 S. Main St., New Haven. 502-549-5470 or 800-272-0152. www.kyrail.org