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Bourbonanza Legendary Tour with Rolling Barrel Tours

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The premier event of Frankfort, KY, BOURBONANZA, is a fundraiser for the preservation of Downtown Frankfort. The highlight of the event is a live auction of rare Bourbon that attracts collectors from all over!  Rolling Barrel Tours and our partnerships are pleased to release a special Bourbonanza Legendary tour prior to the evening BOURBONANZA festivities. Please meet us at the Capital Plaza Hotel lobby by 9 AM. The tour will begin with one of Buffalo Trace's specialty tours, lunch at…

Kentucky River Jam & Music Festival

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We are a free, family-friendly event series celebrating local Music and Art.

Gray Lady Spirited Tours

October 19 @ 1:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating until October 31, 2019

Tis the season to be ghostly! In honor of Liberty Hall’s famous Gray Lady spirit, guided tours in October will highlight how the Browns responded to the deaths of family members from sickness, old age, and even murder. The formal parlor will be staged for a funeral and the bedroom will feature mourning accessories from the collection. Tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson. $8 adults/$6 seniors/$4 youth (6-18)/Free for children 5 and under.

Getting Started with Genealogy

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make 2019 the year you begin your genealogy journey! Connecting to our ancestors is an amazing experience – and while the research can feel daunting, this workshop will get you started on a firm foundation.

We will cover the basics such as:
•Research strategies
•Online resources
•Offline resources (libraries/archives)
•Family interviews/artifacts
•Family tree software
•Using fundamental records (census, vital statistics, marriage, probate)
•Organization/storage and sharing with family
•Further educational resources to guide you on your way!

This workshop is $8 for KHS members OR $10 + $8 general admission for non-members. Seating is limited – pre-registration is required. Please pre-register by calling 502-782-8118.

Paddle-Palooza 2019

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Paddlepalooza is our way of sending off the 2019 paddling season. It is a gathering of canoers, kayakers and SUP enthusiasts to get on the water and enjoy the beauty of Kentucky and the company of great people. We will have 2 options for paddling for the day. Beginning at 2:00 PM, we will have our first group launching at The River View Park Boat Dock with a guide, paddling down river to Lock and Dam #4, locking though, taking out at the Buffalo Trace Boat Ramp, shuttled to the distillery for a tour of the grounds, then back to the river to lock back through and finish back at the boat ramp. (must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to sign in for this trip)Throughout the entire day we will Canoe/Kayak/SUP rentals open for those looking to relax on their own time and not take part in the above trip. You can find those Under our KY River Rental Tab or select a Self Guided BoatThere will be a food truck onsite during Paddlepalooza and KY River Jam.After paddling, the fun is not over! The final 2019 KY River Jam will be at Ward Oats Amphitheater until 6pm.Food trucks will be available all day selling bar-b-que, burgers, drinks and more. But feel free to bring the lawn chairs, some snacks and drinks and enjoy a day on the water with friends. Rental canoes and kayaks will be made available. Advanced reservations for rentals are required for the Bourbon Paddle. Make rental reservations by going to our website and making them, or by contacting CKY at either: [email protected] 227 4492888 CANOE KYWe hope to see you on the water!

Ghost Tour

October 19 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Hear the legendary stories and get a look into the more haunted sites, including the rarely visited Stony Point Mansion.

Reservations are required.

2019 Bourbonanza

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The evening welcomes revelers to the lovely Kentucky History Center and gardens where distilleries, wineries and breweries will feature tastings of their most popular products.  Live music will keep us entertained while local caterer, 3 Peas in a Pod, serves hardy hors d'oeuvres along with samples of "Kentucky Proud" products.

The highlight of the event is a live auction of rare Bourbon that attracts collectors from around the country.  Participants and spectators alike will enjoy a high energy experience as folks jokey to bid the highest and "win" the coveted prize.

Gray Lady Spirited Tours

October 20 @ 1:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating until October 31, 2019

Tis the season to be ghostly! In honor of Liberty Hall’s famous Gray Lady spirit, guided tours in October will highlight how the Browns responded to the deaths of family members from sickness, old age, and even murder. The formal parlor will be staged for a funeral and the bedroom will feature mourning accessories from the collection. Tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson. $8 adults/$6 seniors/$4 youth (6-18)/Free for children 5 and under.

George C. Wolfe: At Home on Broadway

October 20 @ 3:30 pm

Playwright George C. Wolfe, the iconic Broadway writer and director from Frankfort, will be honored by the Capital City Museum for his achievements in theater.It’s said that a prophet is not without honor except in his hometown. But George C. Wolfe, whose prophetic work as a playwright and Tony Award-winning director of Broadway productions such as “Angels in America” and “Jelly’s Last Jam” in the 1990s set a standard that has awed and inspired American theater artists ever since, will break that mold this fall.Wolfe, 64, who attended public schools and Kentucky State University in Frankfort and continues to work steadily on Broadway — he’s nominated for another Tony Award this Sunday for directing “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus” — will be honored by the Capital City Museum on Oct. 20 celebrating his achievements in the theater.

How- To Festival

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a How-To Festival on Saturday, September 21, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. It will be an afternoon of fun and learning for all ages as local presenters teach 30 things in 3 hours… and it’s all FREE!

No registration necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or [email protected]

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission
300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102
Frankfort, KY 40601

800-960-7200
502-875-8687