Purchased in the early 1800’s as part of a Virginia land grant, Hermitage Farm has been a working farm for nearly two centuries. Prior owner, Warner Jones, was the only person to breed winners of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and a Breeders’ Cup race, making the farm one of the most famous thoroughbred farms in the nation. Queen Elizabeth II visited the farm in 1986.
Now owned by 21c Museum Hotel co-founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, the rich legacy of Hermitage Farm continues as the couples expands the vision of the property’s previous owners.
For the 7th year, Hermitage Farm will welcome guests to the annual Hermitage Classic and Fall Festival. Throughout the weekend, guests can escape the city and enjoy exciting combined driving equestrian races, a full-on Fall Festival with family friendly activities on the farm, a tailgate, a 5K Run/Hike and more.
2016 HERMITAGE CLASSIC
October 21-23, 2016 Goshen, KY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
FAMILY-FRIENDLY FALL FESTIVAL
9am – 4pm
Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities on the farm including a petting zoo, pumpkin patch and carving, face painting, food trucks, live music, biergarten and more!
ADMISSION – a donation of any size to the Fund For the Arts
KENTUCKY SOUTHERN SOCIAL AT HERMITAGE CLASSIC VIP
11am – 4pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
CONES COMPETITION + AWARDS CEREMONY
FUND FOR THE ARTS TAILGATE COMPETITION
9am – 3pm
Spend the day at Hermitage Farm enjoying complimentary mimosas while taking in the final day of the combined driving competition. The tailgate theme will be “Farm Chic” and there will be a prize awarded for the best overall tailgate – food, decor, and overall presentation will be judged. (10’x10’ tent will be provided).
ADMISSION: $100/carload. All proceeds to benefit the Fund For the Arts.
LIMESTONE LAND TRUST 5K RUN/HIKE
Join us for a 5K Run/Hike to conserve land that is important to local food and healthy living at Historic Hermitage Farm in Goshen, KY. The course will take you through the countryside along trails, fields and farm roads while you are surrounded by the beautiful fall colors. Runners and Hikers will get to see horse drawn carriages crossing meadows on Hermitage Farm’s picturesque grounds. All proceeds to benefit Limestone Land Trust.
REGISTRATION: $40/$30 for early registration
For all the details, or to purchase advance tickets, visit HermitageFarm.com.