Hallway & Hops: Your Good Grain Guide to the Bluegrass

We’re celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week and we’re excited to share with you not only the great Horse Country experiences available to you, but also other attractions that pair perfectly.

First up: a couple of hidden gems! What’s better than a delightful, engaging experience that is a little off the beaten path? If you find your way to Horse Country’s Hallway Feeds, you are in the hands of some of the most hospitable folks in town (shout out at 2019 CommerceLex Small Business of the Year!). Those hands have made the feed that fuel winners…and we mean Kentucky Derby, Triple Crown, Breeders’ Cup winners. In fact, the 1-2-3 finish of the 2021 Kentucky Derby were all thoroughbreds fed by Hallway. Learn about the science, nutrition, and business behind the grain of Hallway Feeds.

And we may be known for our bourbon in the Commonwealth, but we also have a really great beer scene. One local favorite brewery, West Sixth, has a farm just outside the city where they grow their hops, apples and blackberries. They have food trucks on the weekends, live music, yoga and ample space to spread out with your two- and four-legged friends with a picnic or just to chill.

Itinerary suggestion:

Friday afternoon tour at Hallway (1:30PM)
Head out to West Sixth Farm in Frankfort (~40 mins from downtown Lex) to walk around the property and enjoy a beer at their farm taproom (opens at 4).

Perfect for: Hallway is great for anyone who loves a good behind-the-scenes tour, has enjoyed a bourbon distillery tour, is into small business or AgTech. West Sixth Farm is perfectly suited for all ages, anyone looking for a place to disconnect and chill for a few hours.
Advance reservations: Hallway -yes! West Sixth – no!
More info: visithorsecountry.com // westsixth.com/farm

Happy National Tourism & Travel Week 2021!