Tips for Visiting the Kentucky State Fair

  Kentucky State Fair 2022, August 18th – 28th – Opportunities to save on your family fun! Who’s excited to go to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville?   The 2022 Kentucky State Fair is August 18-28 at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center. Tickets Pricing – different for 2022 You can buy tickets online for $10 per person including parking but you do have to pay a $1.15 per ticket fee. Children 5 and under are free. Regular admission cost: $10 per person and $10 per car to park and can be bought at the gate. Thrill Ville  Now

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12 Things to Know when Visiting Lost River Cave

Lost River Cave is a fantastic place to spend the day with kids Lost River Cave is in Bowling Green 1.  Touring the grounds at Lost River Cave, hiking and the nature play area – FREE. Come and go all day to Lost River Cave with kids. We did!   2.  Plan to buy something at the gift shop – it’s NICE. Like, you walk in and stop and look around and wonder – am I in the right place? 3.  It’s an independent non-profit so your dollars support their educational and preservation efforts. 4. The boat tour is worth

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Visiting Pulaski County Park – a beach swimming location on Lake Cumberland

Visit Pulaski County Park Beach   Pulaski County Park Beach offer a great lake getaway for a day or more, fun summer activities for families.  Pulaski County Park is conveniently located off of Rte. 80 in Nancy, Kentucky. This park is on Lake Cumberland in the Somerset area. The park offers an array of options for people who are looking for a day visit or for folks looking to camp or have a gathering. What attracted us to visit Pulaski County Park is we were told that there was a beach area and when traveling with kids ages 2 to

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Cave Run Lake Beach

Learn more about swimming at Cave Run Lake in Kentucky Take your family swimming at Cave Run Lake Beach Cave Run Lake Beach is a fantastic option for families if you are looking for a lake with a beach. We’re a family that LOVES the beach – and water in general. However, with the nearest ocean a few hours away, my kids (ages 10, 9, and 6) and I set out to find what a Kentucky beach had in store and were not disappointed. After some research, I found Cave Run Lake, which is part of the Daniel Boone National

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Visiting Big Bone Lick State Park

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Visit Big Bone Lick State Historic Site What do you need to know before heading to Big Bone Lick State Historic Site? When they were younger, my kids were totally OBSESSED with dinosaurs and fossils and paleontology. The older two (9 and 8) may act like they’ve outgrown the whole dino craze, but the fact is you never outgrow skulls as big as your whole body! When I saw Big Bone Lick State Historic Site with pictures of bison and a mastodon skull, I knew we had to go. Located in Union, Kentucky, BBL is about 1.5 hours northeast of

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Let’s Celebrate the 4th of July Kentucky!

Plan to attend one of these celebrations near you on the 4th of July! Independence Day in Kentucky is upon us and we are ready to cheer on some great parades, enjoy some great food, and see some bright fireworks displays. 4th of July around Kentucky is in full swing and we have found some of the best events around the state for you and your family.  For 4th of July Ideas in Louisville, click here.  Eastern Kentucky Berea 4th of July Spectacular – Activities start at 6:00PM and Fireworks at 10:00PM. Celebrate with food, live music, kids activities and

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A Day Trip to Owensboro, Kentucky

Take a day trip to Owensboro with kids, family fun!   Owensboro has a lot to offer families and kids! We found a ton of free and inexpensive fun for everyone. Downtown Tips: There’s a Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn on either side of the modern looking convention center – great location for an overnight stay. Free Trolley rides around downtown for hopping on and off! Cute shops downtown- boutiques, antiques – something for everyone. Owensboro Museum of Science and History Affordable and they allow you to come and go as long as you have your ticket stub for the

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Review of Annual Beer Cheese Festival in Winchester, KY

The Winchester/Clark County Beer Cheese Festival returns on Friday, June 11, 2022 to downtown Winchester, KY Being big fans of one of many great Kentucky creations, the unique deliciousness that is beer cheese, we were so excited to find out there is an entire Beer Cheese Festival celebrating it where you can sample all you want for a flat fee! We found Winchester, KY easy to navigate and appreciated its small town feel in a well-kept historic downtown. We parked for free at funeral home that had signs inviting cars to do so. We also noticed free parking available at the

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Let’s Go Hiking Kentucky

Don’t be tempted to stay indoors this year.  Get outside and explore!  Take off on foot and immerse yourselves in Kentucky’s natural beauty. With families in mind, we have compiled a short list of recommended family hikes around Kentucky. Whether you are looking for a no-fail trail to introduce your child to hiking or just for a quick stroll with your family’s best friend, this list is a good place to start.  This is by no means a comprehensive list, but they are hikes recommended by Kentuckians who are passionate about our commonwealth’s natural resources.   Family Friendly Trails:  Listed

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Overnight Summer Camps in Kentucky

Are you looking for sleep-away camps for your kids? There are great options all over Kentucky for that overnight summer camp experience! 1 Here are some options around Kentucky for sleep-away camp Bluegrass Christian Camp – Lexington Camp Crooked Creek – Shephardsville Camp John Currie – Benton Camp Earl Wallace – Monticello Camp Robert Webb – Grayson Camp Judy Layne – Lexington Coach Cal Basketball Camp – Lexington Cathedral Domain – Lexington Military Adventure Camp – Millersburg Faith Christian Camp – Annville Camp Loucon – Leitchfield Camp Burnamwood – Lexington Aldersgate Camp – Ravenna The Center for Courageous Kids –

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