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Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Pkwy., Lexington, KY



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Southern Lights Stroll – Presented by the KHP Foundation


Fundraiser for the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. This event features a 5k run along with mini train rides, refreshments, and prize drawings, with a food drive for God’s Pantry and local animal shelters. The first 750 adults registered receive a free souvenir t-shirt, and the first 350 kids registered receive a free holiday souvenir. This is the only night the lights can be viewed on foot.


• Thu 11/15/18 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo


The event is part of the International Pro Rodeo Association and serves as the IPRA National All-Region Finals. Guests will have the opportunity to cheer on 90 of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country as they compete in bareback and saddle broncos, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, cowgirl breakaway roping and bull riding. Gates open both nights at 5:30 p.m., with the rodeo competition starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 is Family Fun Night featuring the “Kids Corral” with various activities and games, autograph and picture opportunities with the competitors, Rodeo Queen and clown, along with a calf scramble. Family entertainment will be provided by internationally renowned equine entertainer and two-time Road to the Horse Champion Guy McLean. Billboard charting artist Dustin Collins will headline on Saturday, Nov. 17.


• Fri 11/16/18 - Sat 11/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM

37th Annual Kentucky Book Fair


Kentucky Humanities is dedicated to Telling Kentucky’s Story through programs and services that create a legacy of pride in the wealth of Kentucky culture, building civic engagement, and supporting local humanities programs and events. We strive to enable all Kentuckians to take part in learning, sharing, and teaching each other about Kentucky’s rich heritage. We are committed to providing leadership and developing resources that support the needs of Kentuckians to examine our values, understand our common heritage, and build stronger Kentucky communities based on the knowledge, insight, and respect inherent in the humanities. This year’s Book Fair will feature 189 authors on site signing books.


• Sat 11/17/18 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Snowbird Winter Dressage and 4th Annual Team Challenge


Snowbird Dressage offers eventing and western dressage tests along with all USEF/USDF recognized tests. This year Snowbird Dressage is again holding their team competition where riders can show with friends & compete to win prizes at the end of the series.


• Sat 11/17/18 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Southern Lights - Presented by the KHP Foundation

For the Family

Southern Lights is a greatly anticipated holiday tradition for families all across Kentucky, in support of the programs, activities and facilities of the Kentucky Horse Park. An enhanced dreamland of dazzling lighted and often animated figures followed by a walk into the park to see a multitude of holiday happenings including seasonal entertainment, a petting zoo, pony rides, camel rides, model trains, holiday and craft vendors, refreshments, the Mini-Train Express and added exhibits or attractions will add to the holiday excitement throughout the event. The lights on the driving route are on each night through December 31, and the other holiday attractions will be open each night, with the exception of November 26 (Thanksgiving) and December 24 to 31. The American Bus Association (ABA) selected Southern Lights a Top 100 event for 2013 and 2014, which is an annual compendium of the best events for group travel in the United States and Canada. Winners are chosen from hundreds of celebrations, festivals, fairs, and commemorative events that have been nominated by ABA members. In addition, Southern Lights has been annually selected as a winner of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events and the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Top 10 Events.


• Fri 11/16/18 - Mon 12/31/18 at 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM