AUGUST 29, 2017

The Festival of the Horse Returns for 37th Year in Georgetown, Kentucky

Contact: Natalie Partin

GEORGETOWN, KY – AUGUST 29, 2017 – The Annual Festival of the Horse located along Main Street in historic downtown Georgetown takes place on September 8-10, 2017. This three-day event consists of live entertainment, art & craft exhibits, local & regional food options, multiple parades, Fox Creek Amusement rides, horse games, and a youth & open horse show. MORE


AUGUST 24, 2017

‘Best’ Barbeque, Beer, Horseback Riding and Bargains in Kentucky

Contact: Natalie Partin

GEORGETOWN, KY – AUGUST 24, 2017 – Four venues with locations in Georgetown, KY, have been awarded “Best In Kentucky” plaques by Kentucky Living magazine. This annual contest, sponsored by the magazine, invites readers to select what they consider to be the very best in Kentucky in a number of categories, including best tourism attraction, family getaway, music festival, arts and crafts fair and more.  MORE


AUGUST 14, 2017

Georgetown, KY Welcomes Fall with Festival of the Horse, Seed to Feed Dinners

Contact: Natalie Partin

GEORGETOWN, KY – AUGUST 14, 2017 – The 37th Annual Festival of the Horse kicks off fall fun in the midst of Kentucky Horse Country. This event celebrating the role of the horse and its heritage takes place in Georgetown and features a chili cook-off and family-friendly activities.   MORE


AUGUST 8, 2017

Geocaching Trots Its Way Into Scott County, Kentucky

Contact: Natalie Partin

GEORGETOWN, KY (August 8, 2017) – Grab your handy compass and geographical map for Scott County’s GeoTrot: Geocaching in Horse Country event on Saturday, August 12th. Spend the entire day navigating along country roads passed charming horse farms to some of the most historical locations in Scott County, Kentucky.   MORE


MAY 23, 2017

Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Contributed Nearly $178 Million to Local Economy in 2016.

Contact: Natalie Partin

GEORGETOWN, KY (May 23, 2017) – The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet released earlier this month the Travel and Tourism Industry’s Economic Impact for 2016. The results concluded that Scott County generated approximately $178 million in total tourist spending for the area, which is an increase of 16.1% over 2015.   MORE


FEBRUARY 3, 2017

Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Creates Passport in Efforts to Spread Love to Downtown Businesses.

Contact: Natalie Partin

GEORGETOWN, KY (February 3, 2017) – The month of February kicks off a time of love and admiration in Georgetown, Kentucky. Georgetown/Scott County Tourism presents the town’s first “Love Your Downtown” Passport during February 6-28th hoping to encourage locals and frequent guests to visit the wide variety of Downtown Georgetown businesses.   MORE


JANUARY 12, 2017

Horsey Hundred Generates an Impressive Economic Impact on Scott County, KY.

Contact: Natalie Partin

GEORGETOWN, KY (January 12, 2017) – With the 40th annual Horsey Hundred in sight, the Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission reflected on the previous year’s event by conducting the 2016 Horsey Hundred Economic Impact Analysis. The first ever cycling event analysis was prepared by University of Kentucky’s Assistant Professor, Dr. Jason R. Swanson, who found that this two-day event contributed more than $623,000 in direct and in-direct expenditures throughout Georgetown and Scott County.   MORE


AUGUST 15, 2016

Chef Justin Thompson of Local Feed Highlights Farm Fresh Food at Yuko-En Garden

GEORGETOWN, KY (August 15, 2016) A romantic proposal, a speech by Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and the glow of Japanese lanterns on the pond were just some of the highlights of Friday's Seed to Feed dinner at Yuko-En on the Elkhorn. Hosted by chef Justin Thompson and guest chef Julian Stone of Local Feed, the upscale cocktail party provided an atmosphere for farmers, community leaders and locals to mingle on a hot, summer night.   MORE


JUNE 8, 2016

Georgetown Debuts Seed to Feed Dinner Series Featuring Local Cuisine

GEORGETOWN, KY (June 8, 2016) - Local Feed’s Justin Thompson, Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission, LM Communications and Kentucky Proud present the Seed to Feed dinner series this July-October.

Local Feed will host a kickoff for Seed to Feed at Royal Spring Park on June 25 from 11-3 with a hog roast, live music and beer poured by Country Boy Brewing.   MORE


May 24, 2016

For Immediate Release

Local Tourism Contributes Nearly $153 Million to Scott County Economy

GEORGETOWN – Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage Sec. Don Parkinson announced that Kentucky’s tourism industry has experienced the strongest overall economic impact growth rate the state has seen since 2005. All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains for 2015 compared with 2014.   MORE





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