Three Exciting Events Triple Springtime Fun in Georgetown, KY
Kite & Culture Festival, Kentucky Three Day Event and Horsey Hundred come to town
GEORGETOWN, KY – MARCH 28, 2018 – A trio of exciting events returns to Georgetown this spring: The Kite & Culture Festival and Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event both take place in late April and the Horsey Hundred cycles through town Memorial Day Weekend.
Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring
The Georgetown Kite and Culture Festival takes place on April 21 and 22 on the grounds of the historic Cardome Center. Sponsored by the Georgetown Rotary, the festival is a celebration of international cultures paired with exciting food, live music, cultural demonstrations and kite flying.
The focus of the festival is on the fun and joy of children flying kites. Bounce games and small group performances will also take place, under the awning of the famous Black Barn.
Ultimate test of horse and rider
Taking place April 26-29 is the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event, one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events. Held at the Kentucky Horse Park, the event begins with a First Horse Inspection on Wednesday and features three disciplines over the 4-day run: dressage, Thursday and Friday, cross-country, Saturday; stadium jumping, Sunday. Each discipline tests the resolve of the timeless partnership between horse and rider.
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the championships. Produced annually by Equestrian Events, Inc., a non-profit charitable Kentucky corporation that has established itself as a leader among the nation’s equestrian event management companies, its mission is to create competition opportunities to help prepare the U.S. equestrian team to compete worldwide.
Time to roll through the Bluegrass
From a humble event held at the Kentucky Horse Park with a handful of cyclists to a premier event with over 350 volunteers and more than 2,000 riders from all over the country and the world, the Horsey Hundred rolls into town May 25-27.
Sponsored by the Bluegrass Cycling Club, the Horsey Hundred will host a Friday night party with live music and food trucks. The event is enthusiastically open to the public as festival organizers like the community to be involved. Optional rides throughout the Bluegrass region will be offered, along with plenty of cycling-related vendors and entertainment.
Saturday is the flagship day with five route choices ranging from 25 miles to the iconic Century. Ride along smooth roads enjoying the scenery Kentucky is renowned for – horse farms, stone fences, rivers, streams, lush pastures, historic towns and bourbon distilleries.
Post-ride Saturday, participants will enjoy a meal at Georgetown College – home of the Horsey Hundred. That evening, plan to party in downtown Georgetown. Donny Brook will perform a free concert from 7-10 p.m. on the square. Food trucks and beer stands will be available and local downtown businesses will stay open later for shopping. For Sunday, riders have their choice of four rides ranging from 25-75 miles and will enjoy a post-ride meal under the Big Tent.
In addition to these events, Georgetown has the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, May 9-13, and the Kentucky Spring Classic, May 16-20, bringing together 10,000 horses and 5,000 individual competitors over the course of six weeks at the Kentucky Horse Park. www.KentuckyHorseShows.com
Georgetown’s concert series, Party on the Square, kicks off Labor Day Weekend, with music beginning on May 26. Opening this weekend at the Georgetown and Scott County Museum is the special exhibit, “Scott County and the Vietnam War.” The 100th Anniversary Memorial Day Pilgrimage, formed in 1919, is planned for May 27, with ceremonies taking place in seven Scott County Cemeteries, along with patriotic songs, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps. www.GeorgetownKy.com
For more information about these events and other reasons to spend time in Georgetown, visit www.GeorgetownKy.com.