Horse Country Guide to Thanksgiving Weekend

Horse Country Guide to Thanksgiving Weekend

With Thanksgiving in just a few days, we have compiled a list of our favorite things to do during Thanksgiving weekend here in Horse Country.

Visit a Horse Farm

Enjoy the Kentucky fall air on a tour of a local horse farm! Touring a horse farm is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Our tour experiences are a great way for fans of all interest and experience levels to get a behind the scenes look at why Kentucky is known as the Horse Capital of the World. Depending on your tour choice, you might pet and/or feed horses, learn about the training process, see Kentucky Derby winning stallions and more.

You can view all of our available tours by clicking here! To see what is available we recommend using the two filter buttons in the left hand corner to choose your preferred date and number of guests.

Participate in the Thoroughbred Classic 5k

Take time to participate in a well-loved local Thanksgiving tradition, the Thoroughbred Classic 5k at Keeneland! Enjoy the beautiful sights that Keeneland has to offer all while enjoying the cool fall air. To learn more about the Thoroughbred Classic, and get registered, click here.

Go racing at Churchill Downs

Stop by Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, to watch some of their Fall Meet racing which runs until November 27th. With races starting at 1:00 p.m. throughout the meet, with the exception of Thanksgiving when races start at 11:30 a.m., you will have the opportunity to see Kentucky’s equine athletes at work! You can learn more about Churchill Downs and their racing on their website.

Get some holiday shopping done early

Check out one of the many shops & markets in the area to get ahead on your shopping list, especially this Small Business Saturday! These markets & shops are home to locally-made goods, so you can support local artists while picking up some great products. If you’re interested in merchandise from Horse Country and our members, be sure to check out our Horse Country gift guide here

Some of our favorite events or shops to check out: Beech Springs Christmas Market, Greyline Station and Downtown Versailles

Go ice skating in Triangle Park

Take full advantage of the chilly weather by getting a cup of hot chocolate and taking a skate at Triangle Park! Ice skate through downtown Lexington and take in the sights, you may even see a few decorated horses on your skate. Learn more about ice skating in Triangle Park here!