Looking for a truly authentic Kentucky experience? Look no further than Woodford County!
The Woodford County landscape is dotted with the rolling hills and classic three board fencing that have become synonymous with Kentucky. Six Horse Country members call Woodford County home, along with a number of distilleries and other horse farms. Versailles and Midway are rich with history and the culture of rural Kentucky, with downtown shops and restaurants that feature locally sourced products and food.
We’ve put together some of our favorite things to do and see in Woodford County, thanks to our friends at Reserve Woodford! Click here for their Woodford County Passport, an inclusive list of the all things to eat, play and stay in Woodford County.
Click here for a two day suggested itinerary by Horse Country.
Visit a Horse Farm
Where to Eat
Versailles and the surrounding county was doing farm-to-table before it was cool. Check out some of our favorite spots for an authentic taste of Central Kentucky!
Visit a Distillery
We can’t send you to Woodford County and not recommend experiencing Kentucky’s natice spirit where it begins! Some of the most prominent distilleries in the country are located in Woodford County, and others are within a 30-60 minute drive.
Where to Shop and Explore
The downtowns of both Midway and Versailles feature boutiques, markets, bakeries and more places to shop while you are in Woodford County. Take a walk in downtown Midway and stop by the Midway Maker’s Market, Damselfly Gallery, Blacktype Coffee Co. and more. Visit Downtown Versailles to shop and sip at the Amsden Coffee Club and Gathered Living, Green Street Gifts or pick up Horse Country merchandise at Bluegrass Traditions. While you’re there, be sure to snap a photo of the Horse Country mural shown here!
Check out the many activities going on at the Kentucky Castle! Everything from a farm-to-table restaurant to Spa services to princess parties -and so much more. The Castle has long been a landmark in the Bluegrass and is thriving as a regional destination under its newest ownership.
While horses and bourbon are year-round staples of experiences, Woodford County has a variety of great seasonal events as well. The annual Midway Fall Festival, held each September, is fun for guests of all ages. Pick apples, pumpkins, peaches and strawberries seasonally at Eckert’s Farm – and be sure to get one of the yummiest apple cider donuts you can imagine while you’re there!
Where to Stay
Woodford County recently opened the doors to its first hotel – the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Versailles. If you’re more of a bed & breakfast type, check out one of the several outstanding accommodations in the area: The Ruin; Charred Oaks Inn; The Woodford Inn; A Storybook Inn; or the Montgomery Inn. For more information on all lodging options in Woodford County, click here.
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