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TDIFest 2011 Discussion about TDIFest 2011 on the Labour Day weekend (September 2-4th, 2011) in Lexington, KY.

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Old January 6th, 2011, 07:46   #1
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I posted this before, but since its SO COOL, I had to give it its own thread:
http://www.visitlex.com/
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Sign up for your free Visitor's Guide - they send you a very nice packet containing lots of info on things to do. It includes maps, too!
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Old January 6th, 2011, 11:53   #2
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I signed up. I suspect the tourism bureau is going to wonder why they are all-of-a-sudden getting tons of requests for early Sept.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 14:30   #3
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I think we should contact them and ask them to put some horse racing events for us, lets see if there is gong to be 3000 ppl, it might be a great event to watch on saturday night
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I think we should contact them and ask them to put some horse racing events for us, lets see if there is gong to be 3000 ppl, it might be a great event to watch on saturday night
If we get 3000 people, the hotel will have to install hammocks in the rooms...that or triple-decker bunks in place of each bed!!!

Unfortunately, neither of the horse racing venues have dates during Labor Day weekend. Those dates are set in stone by the racing commission. The closest you can come is the KY Horse Park to see the retired famous race horses.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 17:38   #5
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If we get 3000 people, the hotel will have to install hammocks in the rooms...that or triple-decker bunks in place of each bed!!!

Unfortunately, neither of the horse racing venues have dates during Labor Day weekend. Those dates are set in stone by the racing commission. The closest you can come is the KY Horse Park to see the retired famous race horses.
How many people usually do come to these events?

mmm, so what else is there to do? I'm really trying to convince my wife to come and bring our 3yr old girl, but they are not car ppl and i dont want them to get bored. I did see there was 4 shopping malls so that should keep them busy, but wondering if there is other things to do as well.
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Old March 14th, 2011, 14:23   #6
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A tour of the Distilleries, complete with Bourbon tasting?

Ok, maybe not for the kids, well not for the out of town kids... LOL

Hmmm Any Civil War sites to visit?

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For children, there is the Lexington Children's museum downtown. The horse park is usually a hit with the kids. Nice pool at the hotel that should still be open. Feed the fish and ducks at the large pond next door to the hotel. Joseph Beth booksellers (next door) has an awesome kids section with play areas.

Bourbon tours are available, just gotta drive to do them. Nearest Civil war battlefield is Perryville, about an hour away. Mary Todd Lincoln house is in downtown Lexington, but unsure if open to the public. Google is your friend for that.

Please do send for the info Julie referenced in the first post.
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Old March 15th, 2011, 18:06   #8
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For children, there is the Lexington Children's museum downtown. The horse park is usually a hit with the kids. Nice pool at the hotel that should still be open. Feed the fish and ducks at the large pond next door to the hotel. Joseph Beth booksellers (next door) has an awesome kids section with play areas.

Bourbon tours are available, just gotta drive to do them. Nearest Civil war battlefield is Perryville, about an hour away. Mary Todd Lincoln house is in downtown Lexington, but unsure if open to the public. Google is your friend for that.

Please do send for the info Julie referenced in the first post.
mmm, now wondering if i should make the wife drive the dsg so i can drink while i'm there
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How many people usually do come to these events?

mmm, so what else is there to do? I'm really trying to convince my wife to come and bring our 3yr old girl, but they are not car ppl and i dont want them to get bored. I did see there was 4 shopping malls so that should keep them busy, but wondering if there is other things to do as well.
I want to go to this year's tdifest as well. Working on convincing the wife. We would be bringing our 3 year old daughter and 2 year old son along. Is there good things to do for little kids in the area? Are there often many kids at the tdifests?
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If anyone is interested in seeing some famous retired race horses, shoot me a PM. There is a place called "Old Friends" that used to be on our farm until they outgrew what extra land and stalls we had available. They rescue famous thoroughbreds and have them on a nice retirement facility where they bring through tourists and enthusiast daily. The guy that runs Old Friends is a great guy and loves the horses and racing. It's a great substitute to going to the race track. It's only 20 minutes or so from the Hilton in Lexington Green.

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If anyone is interested in seeing some famous retired race horses, shoot me a PM. There is a place called "Old Friends" that used to be on our farm until they outgrew what extra land and stalls we had available. They rescue famous thoroughbreds and have them on a nice retirement facility where they bring through tourists and enthusiast daily. The guy that runs Old Friends is a great guy and loves the horses and racing. It's a great substitute to going to the race track. It's only 20 minutes or so from the Hilton in Lexington Green.

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Out by Blackburn? If so, great stop on the way to the KY Horse Park.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 21:32   #12
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Old Friends is now out 62 just into Georgetown past the Iron Works stoplight. I can't think of where Blackburn is right now, as I have been in Philly for school since January... If it's off of 62 where I'm talking about, I should know, as I drive that road a ton over the summer running to get tractor parts in Georgetown (in my TDI, my fuel-efficient parts-mobile). Are we thinking of the same place?

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Ahhh. I've driven past Old Friends. Blackburn is on Newtown Pike by the interstate. They had the racehorse retirement area next to it, and the inmates helped with the place.
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If anyone is interested in shooting some famous retired race horses, see me....
Sometimes what I thought that I had read is much funnier than what was actually written......
This was one of them.
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Sometimes what I thought that I had read is much funnier than what was actually written......
This was one of them.
Scared me there for a second... I had to go back and see what I had actually written. Thought I might've written something that would have had my family disowning me lol

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