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September 2018

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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$7 – $15

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 costumed interpreters, live animals, demonstrators, children's crafts, slave quarter archaeology, grounds tours, mansion tours, and a special menu at the Ginkgo Tree Cafe! Admission: $15 for adults $7 for children ages 6-17 Children age…

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Stump Stories: Horses

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Free

Join us for children's story time at Ashland! This event is FREE! Have a seat on the stumps surrounding the twisted Catalpa on the Woodspoint end of the Estate. Picnic blankets and fold-up chairs are welcome in case of morning dew! REFRESHMENTS: The Ginkgo Tree Cafe will be selling special treats for kids and caregivers alike. Grab your donuts, cookies, cocoa, cider or coffee at the cafe on your way to the story circle. SEPTEMBER 29th at 10am: Keeneland meets…

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Croquet Tournament

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$75 – $135

The annual Ashland Croquet Tournament returns on Sunday, September 30th from 1:00-6:00pm! While teams bond over swinging mallets to win bragging rights and their names etched on The Legacy Trophy, spectators can cheer and compete on most creative picnic spread. This year registered team members can purchase our exclusive H. Clay & Co. Croquet Polo Shirt, by CCPrep at a discounted rate of $30. The “Spectator Price” for these white Polo Shirts (with a crest of 2 raised mallets) is…

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October 2018

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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A Novel Munch “Kentucky Haunts”–5:30 to 7:00pm

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
$15 – $20

The last "Novel Lunch" of the year prompts us to switch from lunch to "munch" in keeping with the spooky theme of Daniel Meyer's book, Kentucky Haunts. Instead of lunch, we'll be providing finger food and light appetizers. Meyer's book explores the history, legends, and ghosts of more than 40 'haunted' Kentucky locations. Whether it's a well-wishing specter at Mark's Feed Store, the ghost bride of Cumberland Falls, or the danger at Child's Branch Bridge,  you'll be off on this ghostly…

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Stump Stories: Spooky Tales

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Free

Join us for children's story time at Ashland! This event is FREE! Have a seat on the stumps surrounding the twisted Catalpa on the Woodspoint end of the Estate. Picnic blankets and fold-up chairs are welcome in case of morning dew! REFRESHMENTS: The Ginkgo Tree Cafe will be selling special treats for kids and caregivers alike. Grab your donuts, cookies, cocoa, cider or coffee at the cafe on your way to the story circle. OCTOBER 27th at 10am: We'll be…

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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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Christmas Candlelight Tour #2

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Tour the mansion all decorated for Christmas. 5:30-7:30. Last guests admitted at 7:00. Ticket purchasing will be available in November.

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