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August 2018

Yappy Hour–Dog Days of Summer

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$20.00

Dog Days of Summer are here! You and your furry companion deserve a chance to cool off and beat the heat. While leashed canines enjoy Malbark (beet juice), treats, massage, dipping pools, and fur tattoos, their companions, dog lovers, and shy dog owners can unleash over the signature drink Arnold Pawmer with Tito's Vodka and appetizers by Selma's Catering. Shy dogs: send your owners, who will come home happy with a treat bag for you!  $20 (plus sales tax) benefits…

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Dr. Jim Klotter Author Talk & Book Signing

August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan House, 201 N. Mill Street
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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In his book, Henry Clay: The Man Who Would be President, author Jim Klotter provides an answer to this historical puzzler: why someone as qualified and prepared as Clay could not win the presidency but would manage to become as important, or more so, than many in his time who did. On Wednesday, August 15th, the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation and the Blue Grass Trust will host a reception for Jim Klotter at the Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan House. Dr.…

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Henry Clay’s Hemp Dinner

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$75.00

The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation in partnership with the Kentucky Hemp Heritage Alliance presents its third annual Hemp Dinner.  Guests will enjoy gourmet al fresco dining under the Ashland lawn tent, featuring a hemp–infused meal prepared by Chef Jeremy Ashby (Azur Restaurant).  Industry leaders will highlight the progress of present-day Kentucky hemp production in a speaking segment hosted by Alyssa Erickson of the Kentucky Hempsters.  This discussion is particularly timely given the United States Senate just voted to legalize hemp…

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September 2018

Jazz on the Lawn

September 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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An end of summer tradition for over two decades mixes great music with friends and food. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for your early evening picnic. This year, we revive the festival aspect of our annual event with vintners, brewers, and distillers offering tastings by the glass (or bottle purchases). *Rain date, September 3rd.

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A Novel Lunch Series–Feathers of Fayette by Bob Willcutt

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$15 – $20

The third installment in our Novel Lunch series! Sept. 12 In Bob Willcutt’s, Feathers of Fayette, the birds become actors in the theater of life. The scene is the environment, the sun is the light, and the birds are the actors, providing the action, color, and interest. Says Willcutt, “I am a recorder of light, events, and time that will never be exactly repeated. I am constantly learning about the birds I photograph and my respect for them grows the…

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Living History

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Ashland was one of the most important farms in the United States. The impact and influence of the farm still resonates today. Come learn why Ashland was so important and what that means for agriculture in the 21st century. We will offer a wide range of presenters, performers, and craftspeople. Check back often for updates and additional information!

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October 2018

Croquet Tournament

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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While nearly 50 teams bond over swinging mallets to win bragging rights and the Legacy Trophy, spectators cheer and can compete on most creative picnic spread and 1920s dress attire. Check back in September for registration information.

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Yappy Hour–Costume Contest

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$20.00

Tis the season for canine costumes! We will be having a costume contest--winner receives a prize from Pet Wants in Chevy Chase! While leashed canines enjoy Malbark (beet juice), treats, massage, and fur tattoos, their companions, dog lovers, and shy dog owners can unleash over the signature drink Arnold Pawmer with Tito's Vodka and appetizers by Selma's Catering. Shy dogs: send your owners, who will come home happy with a treat bag for you! $20 (plus sales tax) benefits the preservation…

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Kentucky Arborists Association Tree Climbing Competition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Ashland is hosting the 2018 Kentucky Arborists Association (KAA) Tree Climbing Competition! Click here for more information: https://www.itcc-isa.com/about/eventdescriptions/events  

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December 2018

A Kentucky Christmas at Ashland

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Visitors check off their gift list from a wide array of Kentucky artisan offerings at our outdoor Christmas Market, take selfies with Santa, see the illumination of the house and trees, then stay and tour the Mansion by Candlelight. We will post online ticket purchasing links in November.

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