What to Do - Local Events Calendar

from 'Music on the Lawn' to Chili Suppers to Blacksmithing demonstrations to many Agri-tourism Activities for Kiddos and to Bourbon Pairings - you'll find all those local events here. http://www.mercerchamber.com/events

What to Hear - Jazz

Mercer County is all about their Music - in town this time of year?  Catch the Fort Harrod Jazz Festival - its legit.  If you aren't here in town for Jazz Fest - you gotta come back 🙂

Check out recent bands who performed at the Fort Harrods Jazz Festival

Adrian Crutchfield is known around the world for his neo-soul sound. His smooth, unique timbre reflects his proficiency in a wide variety of genres including jazz, funk, hip-hop, R&B, rock, and many more.  Known as the last horn man to perform and record (2012-2016) with Prince. Adrian is featured on many of Prince’s final masterpieces including the 2017 Grammy-Nominated Hit-N-Run Phase 2, and the unreleased, but highly anticipated “Black Is The New Black” a l bum.
​ Adrian also has played sax for many of today’s brightest stars such as Lionel Richie, Bette Midler, CeeLo Green, R&B icon Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia Barrino, K-Ci and JoJo, The Gap Band featuring Charlie Wilson and hip-hop superstar Young Jeezy. In jazz, Mr. Crutchfield has been featured by artists including Kim Waters, Mike Phillips, Alex Bugnon, Jeff Lorber, and Branford Marsalis. He also has performed with the legendary group Fourplay.

Where to Eat - Foodies

12 miles - from Comfort Food + Burgers, to International Foods, to Fast Food to Wine and Dine -

Where to Sip -MicroBrews, Bourbon, Local Hard Cider and more

12 miles - Enjoy the company of friends and locals while the latest sports plays over the big screen or sip your Bourbon or Microbrew on the deck under the stars.
Harrodsburg is THE place for live music, Microbrews, Wine, Bourbon, cigars, games or just chillin'.  Settle in on one of the comfy couches with a board game and a Microbrew. Rock Haven serves bourbon, beer, wine, martinis and more.  Don't forget to try some locally distilled Bum Ditty hard cider, favorite pub food in a restored, historic building on Main Street - Kentucky Fudge Company (for lunch too!)

What to see - Sightseeing

Mercer County is the Oldest European Settlement east of the Allegheny Mountains.  So it is rich in History - and filled with friendly people. https://mercercountyky.com/

We couldn't put them ALL here, but these are some very close and MUST See experiences while in town:

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

14 miles - Great Experience and 3,000 acres of discovery - right around the corner! America's largest restored Shaker community, in Harrodsburg Kentucky. #shakervillageky

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. Home to the third largest Shaker community in the United States between 1805 and 1910. This is where discovery starts—but it doesn’t end until your hands are dirty and you’ve tried something new. Spirited hospitality, fresh-air adventures and great discoveries - and just around the corner from the Resort

Black Watch Alpaca Farm and Shoppe

10 miles - Walk Amongst Real Alpacas! Have you hugged one today? Farm Visitors are Welcome at Black Watch Alpacas, located very close to Cummins Ferry RV Resort sells, breeds and agists quality Huacaya alpacas from champion genetics. The "Little Shoppe on the Farm" offers alpaca related products. Sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, soaps, lotions, throws, yarn from our very own alpacas and more.

Kountry Cupboard

7 miles - Hi! We are a local bulk food store/ deli/ bakery/ grocery store. We are known for our LARGE sandwiches and sweet banana and chocolate soft serve!

Daynabrook

7 miles - Take the opportunity this season to let your kids come explore the brilliance and color of our greenhouse and the uniqueness of our farm environment that's specifically tailored to kids!  https://www.daynabrookfarm.com/ We offer:

See the growing of vegetables from seed
UPick Seasonal strawberry and pumpkin patch
Farm wagon tours
Animals and petting zoo
Covered picnic area with indoor slides
Play areas with bounce pad and bounce houses

Devine's Corn Maze

8 miles - 2021 will be our 14th year opening up the farm with our corn maze and pumpkin patch. With over 10 acres of corn mazes, a petting zoo, wagon rides, pumpkin picking and much more! Each year always brings about excitement and we are thrilled to be able to share it with everyone!  https://www.devinescornmaze.com/
We can not wait to see you at the farm!

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

You are right in the Heart of Bourbon Country - Come see all the historic Bourbon Distilleries - and some new ones as well.  Fun Fact:  There are now almost 10 million barrels of Bourbon aging in Kentucky, which is 2 barrels for every person living in the state. See what all the hubbub is all about. the Kentucky bourbon Trail is a FABULOUS experience to do with friends and your honey!  https://kybourbontrail.com/

Don't forget the Horse Farms

The Horse Farms around this part of Kentucky are pretty spectacular - I would definitely go see some - and remember, those barns are for horses (even some look like luxury homes) and some of these horses are worth over $1M each.  Wild - and wonderful. https://www.centralkentuckytours.com/

  Local Historic town - Lovely town, friendly people

  Kentucky River Palisades falls - Splashing through Waterfalls and little coves while paddling the River

  Wildlife everywhere - Get to know nature - and connect with Friends and Family

  Luxe RVs or Camp under the stars - connect with Friends and Family around a bonfire

  Falls park - Perfect picnic place, boat launch and place to read