It’s National Bourbon Heritage Month–celebrating America’s only native spirit. So what better time to launch the newest book from the My Old Kentucky Road Trip team? Our friends at Barrel House Distilling in Lexington hosted the launch party for The State of Bourbon: Exploring the Spirit of Kentucky on September 1, and it was a blast! Barrel House Distilling is one of 13 (for now) micro-distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. Their tour does not disappoint! The Barrel House team takes you inside and up-close to their process, which uses the only (legal) direct-heat still in the country. It certainly doesn’t hurt that their Elkhorn Tavern serves some amazing food and cocktails too…
The biggest celestial event of the century calls for a road trip, and a road trip calls for a playlist! Rock your eclipse trip with our hand-picked tunes to celebrate the sun, the moon, and the party that’s happening in Western Kentucky. Listen Here:
A fire destroys Kentucky’s famous Rabbit Hash General Store, which has been in continuous operation for 180 years—through floods, mudslides, the Great Depression, and 38 U.S. Presidents.
Did you say pie? Join us for laughs, sweets, and fun at the inaugural Mayberry Pie Festival in Lebanon this weekend! Barney Fife is making an appearance.
It’s the best time of year for a road trip! We have a few road trip tips for you road warriors as you hit the road and soak up the late summer weather!
If you’re willing to make the drive to Graves County this weekend, be sure to wear something that’s NOT red or blue—unless you’re ready to rally for your favorite political candidate. The average church picnic conjures up images of potluck suppers, neighbors sharing a picnic table, or children playing across the lawn. When you attend St. Jerome Catholic Church’s Annual Picnic in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, fellowship and meals shared among friends becomes a loud, raucous political rally, where the color red or blue obligates you to cheer (or jeer) the candidates delivering their stump speeches underneath the Lyin’ Tree. Ongoing as a church and charity fundraiser since 1880, St. Jerome’s Annual Picnic and BBQ, known simply as “Fancy Farm” across the Commonwealth, captures the full attention of the nation during contentious election years. Upwards of 15,000 people attend annually and consume more than 18,000 pounds of BBQ mutton and pork while listening to candidates speechifying from the platform. The largest recorded attendance was in 1992, when nearly 20,000 people turned out to see Bill Clinton …
We’re headed to Paducah to celebrate the Grand Opening of Bricolage Art Collective, signing books, and exploring Quilt City, USA. Tell us: What else should we see?
In northern Kentucky, visit the spot where the Kentucky River meets the Ohio River. Carrollton has so much to do, including General Butler State Park!
We put together the ultimate bucket list of Kentucky road trip destinations.
Our new book is available TODAY! We’re so excited we can hardly stand it! Thanks for your support, and we’ll be on the road soon!