With the dog days of summer coming to an end, we look towards the beautiful Fall Season in Lexington KY!  There are many fall activities to enjoy around in the Bluegrass region of Lexington KY.  From fall festivals, to apple picking, to hiking and biking . . . Lexington has it all.

Pumpkin & Apple Picking

If visiting orchards for pumpkin and apple picking and fall festivals is what you are interested in, go to any of the three places listed below in Lexington and surrounding areas.

  • fall-season3Botanica Fall Pumpkin and Mum Harvest has a pumpkin patch pick in field, corn maze, mini corn maze, gift shop, concessions, petting zoo and so much more.  Located at 6327 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40515. Phone: 1-859-806-9424. Visit their website for more information and for a map and directions.
  • Evans Orchard, located at 180 Stone Road; Georgetown, KY  40324, grows over 20 acres of peaches, apples and pears where you can pick your own fruit.  They also offer a barn yard petting area for kids and their annual Apple Festival.  A fun filled time for the whole family with pony and hay rides, a play area for the kids, craft booths and a huge selection of delicious food.  They will also be making their famous fried apple pies, caramel apples and apple cider!  Visit their website for more information and for a map and directions.
  • Boyds Orchards, 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles, Kentucky 40383, is a roadside market offering the sale of apples, peaches and pumpkins, squash and gourds. Also, offers jams and jellies, dried soup, apple juice and cider.  Pick your own fruit or enjoy their ‎Apple Days Festival.  Visit their website for more information on these events and for a map and directions to their facility.

Scenic Tours

If you would enjoy a scenic drive through the horse capital of the world, here are a few farms and tours you might enjoy visiting.fall-season4

  • Blue Grass Tours.(859-252-5744). Two tours daily at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:30 on Sunday, year round with a minimum of four guests. Tours last about three hours and include a stop at a local horse farm, Keeneland Race Course, and other points of interest. Pick-ups available at several hotels. $35; $25 for ages 12 and under. Call for information about longer tours like “Horses, Hooch and History” which includes a box lunch and at stop at a distillery.
  • Horse Farm Tours, Inc.(859-268-2906 or 800-976-1034). Tours are given daily at 8:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. seven days a week year-round. Every tour includes a drive by Calumet, two or three farms to see mares, foals and stallions, plus Keeneland and lasts about three and a half hours. Tours depart from several area hotels. $35 ($40 in winter). Children under 12 are $26.
  • Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours. (859-260-8687 or 800-808-9533). Tours are offered daily at 8:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. from central downtown Lexington and several hotels. This three hour tour includes a drive by Calumet, a tour of Keeneland Race Track, a stop at a top notch breeding complex and points of interest from the movies Seabiscuit and Dreamer. $35 ($40 in winter). Children 12 and under are $25.
  • Unique Horse Farm Tours.(859-233-4303 or 800-678-8813). Departing from Kentucky Horse Park, usually three times a day, this tour gives you the behind-the-scenes stories about the people and horses that make Lexington “Horse Capital of the World.” Tour historic estates and new multi-million dollar farms on this two to three hour van tour. Adults are $40. Children 12 years old and under are $15.

Biking & Hiking in the Bluegrass

Legacy Trail. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.comOf course, you could always enjoy the outdoors and get exercise by walking or riding your bicycle while getting fresh air and enjoying the changing of the leaves from green to yellow, orange and a brilliant red.

  • A good place to do this would be at the Legacy Trail.  Click here to view the map of the entire trail including bike routes and plan your excursion today.
  • And don’t forget about Raven Run Sanctuary at 3885 Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY  40515 for hiking and fall activities including a Little Explorers “Autumn Colors” activity for the little ones.  Visit their website for more information about the trails and events coming up.

Breeders’ Cup 2015 in Lexington KY

fall-season2And this Fall Season, Lexington KY is playing host to the Breeders’ Cup on October 30-31, 2015!

Many of the great champions who will race in 2015 were foaled and raised here at Central Kentucky farms, and often purchased at Keeneland’s Thoroughbred auctions so for many horses, it will be a homecoming.  From Oct. 24-31, Lexington will be home to a city-wide festival spotlighting live music, food, art, horse farm tours and cultural events. Enjoy free concerts at Cheapside Park and Courtyard Plaza featuring local acts such as Ben Lacy and Tee Dee Young plus national acts including Here Come the Mummies, The Suffers, JD McPherson, Stooges Brass Band and more. Most Festival Week events are free and open to the public.  *For more information on Festival Week: Festival Week Brochure.

The Fall Season is a great time to visit the Lexington KY area!

Book your Rooms Now in Lexington KY

fall-season1Where should you stay to be centrally located to Lexington KY attractions?  University Inn Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Lexington KY, close to Downtown Lexington, Red Mile, Kentucky Horse Park and many great outdoor activities for the Fall Season.  Our beautifully decorated, clean rooms, continental breakfast, ample parking, central location and affordable rates keep our customers returning again and again.  Call for reservations:  (859) 278-6625 or visit reserve online at:  http://universityinnky.com/uinnsite/reserve/.

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