Kentucky’s Incredible Food Show in Lexington on Saturday is one of the most enjoyable events in the state. Each year Kentucky products are put on display for visitors to savor. Foods and drinks from the state, such as country ham, beer cheese, cheese, candy, sauces and wine are available for tasting.
From 9 am to 5 pm, at the Lexington Center, you will be able to taste and buy products, get tips from the state’s producers, browse through cookbooks, watch cooking demonstrations, and enjoy what Kentucky has to offer.
I’ve attended for several years and look forward to returning each fall. If you love Kentucky and enjoy trying out new tastes, you’ll want to make time to visit.
Saturday turned out to be colder than predicted, but the atmosphere at MainStrasse was warmly inviting. Over 2000 visitors enjoyed the event. The wine and good times were in abundance. It was really fun connecting with old friends, meeting new ones, and talking about wine.
It is always nice to meet people who have enjoyed my book on Kentucky wine, as well as those who are interested in getting their own copies. I was able to talk to many interesting wine lovers. Getting to catch up with some of those in the industry that I haven’t seen for a while was also fun.
Thanks to those of you who were able to attend, even though the weather wasn’t at its best. Wine lovers who were not able to make it, I recommend marking your calendars for next fall. This is one of the state’s premier wine events.by admin
Don’t forget tomorrow’s festival at MainStrasse, from 3 to 10 pm. Wine lovers will enjoy a typical fall day tasting and buying Kentucky wines, from some of the finest wineries in the state.
I hope to see you there.by admin
Unbridled Spirits just keeps adding more selections of Kentucky wines, bourbons, and microbrews. The store at Friendly Market is an excellent spot to shop for Kentucky’s alcoholic products.
When they first opened at the beginning of September, they had wines from around Kentucky that one does not generally find in a Northern Kentucky store. This past weekend, I stopped by and their choices have grown and more are expected to be added soon. Some of the choices are wines from Millanova Vineyard and Winery in Bullitt County, Old 502 Winery in Louisville, Chrisman Mill Vineyard and Winery in Nicholasville, Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery in Lawrenceburg, Elk Creek Vineyard and Winery in Owenton, and Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery in Willisburg. Of course, this is just a few examples of those you can find there.
If you stop by on Saturdays, you might find one of the wineries offering tastes. Elk Creek was there pouring selections this past weekend.
Wine lovers who love Kentucky’s wines but don’t have the time for travel can still enjoy many of the state’s offerings at this one spot in Northern Kentucky.by admin
This coming Saturday sounds like it is going to be a nice fall day in Northern Kentucky. A perfect way to spend the late afternoon and evening would be a visit to MainStrasse in Covington, at the Northern Kentucky Wine Festival.
If you’ve visited the festival in the past, you know that this is a great time to taste wines from wineries across the state: Atwood Hill Winery, Morning View, Baker-Bird Winery, Foster, Black Barn Winery, Lexington, Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, First Vineyard Winery, Nicholasville, Generation Hill Winery, Inc., Alexandria, Horseshoe Bend Vineyards, LLC, Willisburg, Lovers Leap Vineyards & Winery, Lawrenceburg, Old 502Winery, Louisville, Purple Toad Winery, Paducah, Redmans’ Farm Winery, Morning View, Rose Hill Farm Winery, Butler, Serendipity Winery, Florence, Seven Wells Vineyard & Winery, LLC, California, Smith-Berry Vineyard & Winery, New Castle, StoneBrook Winery, Melbourne, The Little Kentucky River Winery, Bedford, and Verona Vineyards, Verona.
Wine lovers will be able to enjoy good Kentucky wine, food, local artisans, and entertainment; and at the same time relax in one of Northern Kentucky’s historic neighborhoods.
Look for me at a table with my books, I’d enjoy meeting you and talking about wine.by admin
For the 5th year, Kentucky is putting its food products on display. Culinary exhibits from famous chefs, such as Jamie and Bobby Deen this year, is only one of the reasons food lovers attend each year. The Marketplace features booths from over 100 of producers of Kentucky Proud products, putting their foods on display, answering questions, and giving samples.
On Saturday, October 26, from 9 am to 5 pm, food lovers will be able to enjoy strolling through the aisles and stopping by to taste and savor what Kentucky farmers and Kentucky’s specialty food producers have to offer. From food products such as Browning’s Hams, Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, or Grandma Carolyn’s Ketchup to Appalachian Mtn Crafts or Salt of the Earth, the food products and the artisan items will appeal to visitors. Joseph-Beth Booksellers will provide visitors to the show a chance to purchase books related to food and Kentucky. A special aisle is devoted to Kentucky wineries, with many of the states wineries offering samples and selling their wines to those over 21.
I’ve attended the show for years and have enjoyed each visit. My husband and I find products each year that keep us looking forward to next year and keep us coming back. I do recommend not stopping for breakfast before the show. You will want to try the many samples of the products. Hope to see you there.
Wine lovers will want to make time, on October 19, to attend the Northern Kentucky Wine Festival at MainStrasse Village. From 3 pm to 10 pm, wineries from around the state will be pouring tastes of their wines for visitors. The $10 admission includes a souvenir wine glass and 4 sample tickets, additional tickets may be purchased. (You must be 21 to attend.) Wines may be purchased by the bottle or the case from the wineries.
Participating wineries this year are from many of the state’s regions. From Northern Kentucky Atwood Hill Winery, Elk Creek Vineyards, Generation Hill Winery, Redman’s Farm Winery, Rose Hill Farm Winery, Serendipity Winery, Seven Wells Vineyard & Winery, StoneBrook Winery and Verona Vineyards will be there. From just outside of the Northern Kentucky region near Augusta, Baker-Bird Winery will be offering their wines at the festival. Bluegrass wineries will be represented by Black Barn Winery, First Vineyard Winery, and Lovers Leap Vineyards & Winery. From the Louisville region, Smith-Berry Vineyard & Winery, Old 502 Winery, The Little Kentucky River Winery, and Horseshoe Bend Vineyards will be pouring tastes. Wine lovers will also get a chance to taste the wines of a Western Kentucky winery because Purple Toad Winery will be traveling from Paducah to the festival once again.
Visitors to the festival on the Sixth Street Promenade at the Goose Girl Fountain will also enjoy live entertainment throughout the hours of the festival and be able to purchase local foods. Along with the wineries, local artisans will have booths with items available for sale.
Once again, I’ll be there with my book. Anyone purchasing a book will receive a wine lover’s original recipe card. I’d love to see you there.
Having attended this festival for many years, I have to say it’s one of the best in the state. Not only does the MainStrasse Association do an excellent job with the festival; the Sixth Street Promenade is a really nice setting for relaxing and enjoying an autumn evening also. Wine lovers will have a great time.