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June 2018

Lawn Party

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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We are sold out for the Lawn Party! Now in its 22nd year, the Ashland Lawn Party is one of Lexington’s most popular, fun and casual summer parties and the Foundation’s single most important fundraiser. This year, music will fill the air with special performances from The Lexington Theatre Company, Lexington’s newest music theatre group. Performers will entertain the crowd with selections from the Music Man and A Chorus Line. Our Honorary Chairs are Milly Ann Stewart and Deirdre Lyons.…

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July 2018

A Novel Lunch Series–The Mentelles by Randolph Paul Runyon

July 18 @ 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 second date in our Novel Lunch series is July 18th! In The Mentelles, Randolph Paul Runyon draws on newly translated materials and previously overlooked primary sources to explore the life and times of the Mentelles – how their origins and education gave them access to the higher strata of Bluegrass society, even as this French immigrant duo’s views on religion, politics and culture kept them from feeling at home in America. They were intimates of Henry Clay and one…

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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 21 @ 9:00 am - September 22 @ 4:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Take a step back in time as reenactors, craftspeople, and interpreters take you on a journey through Ashland's rich history. Check back for further details. Friday, September 21st--HCHS Day--Regular visitors are welcome to come for the 3:00 and 4:00 tours only on this day. Saturday, September 22nd--Public Day

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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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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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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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