Georgetown, KY Horse-related Activities
Kentucky Horse Park; Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Home; Scott County Horse Farms; Tours; Riding, Lessons, and Boarding; Festival of the Horse
Festival of the Horse was Awarded Top 20 Events by Southeast Tourism Society!
The Festival of the Horse will take place on the streets of downtown Georgetown October 3-5, 2014. This annual festival has promoted Scott County’s horse heritage and the downtown community for the past 34 years. This signature Georgetown event attracts visitors from throughout the region and has become a beloved event for our local citizens. With beloved traditions and exciting activities, the Festival of the Horse is an event locals and visitors won't want to miss!
The Georgetown Fire Department kicks off the festivities on Thursday evening, October 2, 2014 with the annual Fireman’s Chili Cook-off. Join in the fun and sample many different chili’s. A great family night out for four around $20! Proceeds go to Toys for Tots for Georgetown/Scott County.
Friday highlights include the Colt and Filly Children’s Parade, the Funtime Carnival, live entertainment, and of course, those wonderful food vendors! Friday evening attendance swells to over 18,000 and has become the traditional night for local folks to gather, visit, and swap tales of the adventures they’ve had over the past year. Saturday features Grand Horse Parade, Experience the Horse/Horse Games, more great food and live entertainment. Sunday winds down the weekend with a pet parade, horse show, and additional activities and entertainment. Estimated attendance – 30,000.
All events are free. Downtown Georgetown. Friday noon-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
For information on the following:
Colt & Filly Parade, contact Martha Tirlea at 502-863-4116
Horse Show, Bonnie & Fred Neuville, 502-863-0887