Festivals and Events

May  2015
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Events on May 1, 2015
  • A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
    Starts: 7:30 PM
    Ends: May 1, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Description: Most Friday evenings during the year, Friday and Saturday evenings during October. Experience the history and mystery of Wickland, Home of Three Governors. Take a 90 minute paranormal family-friendly tour which includes the opportunity to interact through a psychic medium and the friendly spirits who once lived there. $15, reservations required, cash or check only. Contact Dixie Hibbs 502-507-0808. 550 Bloomfield Rd. http://www.historicwickland.com
  • The Bardstown Opry
    Starts: 8:00 PM
    Ends: May 1, 2015 - 10:30 PM
    Description: Country music show every Friday night with special shows throughout the year. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Music 8 - 10:30 p.m. Adults $8, children 12 and under $4. 502-468-1596. Blue Grass Entertainment & Exposition Complex, 426 Sutherland Rd off of HWY 31E. http://www.thebardstownopry.com
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Events on May 4, 2015
  • Windows on the World – Sharing Perspectives
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Ends: June 1, 2015 - 6:00 PM
    Description: Looking from the windows of one world into the perspectives of others seems natural to photographers. The Gallery on the Square welcomes a collaborative exhibit of Kentucky photographers along with Carlos Hurtado of San Salvador. This exhibit will widen world views and highlight the beauty by our doorsteps. The photographs may be viewed from May 4th through June 1st. 90 Court Square, 502-348-0044 http://www.fineartsbardstown.com
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Events on May 8, 2015
  • A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
    Starts: 7:30 PM
    Ends: May 8, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Description: Most Friday evenings during the year, Friday and Saturday evenings during October. Experience the history and mystery of Wickland, Home of Three Governors. Take a 90 minute paranormal family-friendly tour which includes the opportunity to interact through a psychic medium and the friendly spirits who once lived there. $15, reservations required, cash or check only. Contact Dixie Hibbs 502-507-0808. 550 Bloomfield Rd. http://www.historicwickland.com
  • The Bardstown Opry
    Starts: 8:00 PM
    Ends: May 8, 2015 - 10:30 PM
    Description: Country music show every Friday night with special shows throughout the year. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Music 8 - 10:30 p.m. Adults $8, children 12 and under $4. 502-468-1596. Blue Grass Entertainment & Exposition Complex, 426 Sutherland Rd off of HWY 31E. http://www.thebardstownopry.com
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Events on May 9, 2015
  • Kentucky Railway Museum’s National Train Day
    Starts: 2:00 PM
    Ends: May 9, 2015 - 3:30 PM
    Description: Enjoy National Train Day with a 1.5 hour train ride and experience the life of a hobo with sing-alongs and activities. 502-549-5470 or 800-272-0152. 136 S. Main St., New Haven. http://www.kyrail.org
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Events on May 10, 2015
  • My Old Kentucky Dinner Train's Mother’s Day Excursion
    Starts: 12:00 PM
    Ends: May 10, 2015 - 2:30 PM
    Description: 602 N Third St., 12 p.m. Reservations required. 502-348-7300 or 866-801-3463. http://www.kydinnertrain.com
  • Kentucky Railway Museum’s Mother’s Day Excursion
    Starts: 2:00 PM
    Ends: May 10, 2015 - 3:30 PM
    Description: Enjoy a 1.5 hour train ride! Mother’s ride free with their paying child. 2 p.m. 136 S. Main St., New Haven. 502-549-5470 or 800-272-0152. http://www.kyrail.org
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Events on May 15, 2015
  • Friday After Five (Mardi Gras in May)
    Starts: 5:00 PM
    Ends: May 15, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Description: HEY, BAY-BEE, experience da sights, sounds, tastes and some cold drinks at our Madi Gras inspired events as you explore downtown Bardstown. 502-348-4877 http://www.bardstownmainstreet.com
  • Bourbon Open Golf Tournament
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Ends: May 16, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Description: Our 70th year of great golf, meeting of new and seeing old friends, the tasting of outstanding food and Kentucky’s finest spirits and two evenings of quality entertainment. Old Kentucky Home Country Club and Kenny Rapier State Park Golf Course. 502-349-6542. http://www.visitbardstown.com
  • A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
    Starts: 7:30 PM
    Ends: May 15, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Description: Most Friday evenings during the year, Friday and Saturday evenings during October. Experience the history and mystery of Wickland, Home of Three Governors. Take a 90 minute paranormal family-friendly tour which includes the opportunity to interact through a psychic medium and the friendly spirits who once lived there. $15, reservations required, cash or check only. Contact Dixie Hibbs 502-507-0808. 550 Bloomfield Rd. http://www.historicwickland.com
  • The Bardstown Opry
    Starts: 8:00 PM
    Ends: May 15, 2015 - 10:30 PM
    Description: Country music show every Friday night with special shows throughout the year. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Music 8 - 10:30 p.m. Adults $8, children 12 and under $4. 502-468-1596. Blue Grass Entertainment & Exposition Complex, 426 Sutherland Rd off of HWY 31E. http://www.thebardstownopry.com
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Events on May 16, 2015
  • Bernheim's BloomFest
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Ends: May 16, 2015 - 4:00 PM
    Description: Celebrate the blossoming of spring at Bernheim’s annual BloomFest. Families can explore nature through hands-on activities, help construct our Woodland Village, march in the Garden Faerie Parade (costumes welcome!), and much more. Visitors can also discuss best garden practices with our horticulturalists and choose from a selection of plants for purchase at our Spring Plant Sale. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, 2499 Clermont Rd, Hwy 245, Clermont, 502-955-8512 http://www.bernheim.org
  • Kentucky Railway Museum’s Dining on the Rails
    Starts: 2:00 PM
    Ends: May 16, 2015 - 4:00 PM
    Description: Relive the Golden Days of Railroad Dining! Fine cuisine and gracious service await you. The ride is a 22 mile round trip that last 2 hours. 2 p.m. Casual dress, reservations required. 502-549-5470 or 800-272-0152. 136 S Main St, New Haven, KY http://www.kyrail.org
  • Kentucky Railway Museum’s 40’s Weekend
    Starts: 2:00 PM
    Ends: May 16, 2015 - 4:00 PM
    Description: Come early and bring the family to enjoy WWII operational equipment, swing dancers, Ladies for Liberty. Wear your best 40's apparel and enter the costume contest. Train departs at 2:00 p.m. Adults: $20.00. Children $15.00 ages 2-12 under 2 is free. 502-549-5470 or 800-272-0152. 136 S Main St, New Haven. http://www.kyrail.org
  • Bourbon Open Golf Tournament
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Ends: May 17, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Description: Our 70th year of great golf, meeting of new and seeing old friends, the tasting of outstanding food and Kentucky’s finest spirits and two evenings of quality entertainment. Old Kentucky Home Country Club and Kenny Rapier State Park Golf Course. 502-349-6542. http://www.visitbardstown.com
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Events on May 18, 2015
  • Kentucky Gourd Art
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Ends: May 18, 2015 - 5:00 PM
    Description: This exhibit is shared at the Gallery on the Square by art students at Nelson County High School. Students exhibitors proudly bring their work to The Gallery from the State Kentucky Gourd Show. This unique art form is full of delightful surprises. The exhibit is free and runs through the end of May. Check the FABS facebook page for specifics. http://www.facebook.com/FABSGallery 502-348-0044. 90 Court Square.
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Events on May 22, 2015
  • Summer Band Concerts
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: May 22, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Description: Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical tastes, from military bands playing Sousa to folk groups, to big-band swing. Tonight's performance is Bardstown HS Music Dept. - Band, Orchestra, and Choral Departments. Bardstown Community Park on E. Halstead Ave. (In the event of rain, concert will be held at the Farmers Market on East Flaget Ave.) 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877.
  • A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
    Starts: 7:30 PM
    Ends: May 22, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Description: Most Friday evenings during the year, Friday and Saturday evenings during October. Experience the history and mystery of Wickland, Home of Three Governors. Take a 90 minute paranormal family-friendly tour which includes the opportunity to interact through a psychic medium and the friendly spirits who once lived there. $15, reservations required, cash or check only. Contact Dixie Hibbs 502-507-0808. 550 Bloomfield Rd. http://www.historicwickland.com
  • The Bardstown Opry
    Starts: 8:00 PM
    Ends: May 22, 2015 - 10:30 PM
    Description: Country music show every Friday night with special shows throughout the year. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Music 8 - 10:30 p.m. Adults $8, children 12 and under $4. 502-468-1596. Blue Grass Entertainment & Exposition Complex, 426 Sutherland Rd off of HWY 31E. http://www.thebardstownopry.com
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Events on May 23, 2015
  • Whiskey City Cruisers Car Show
    Starts: 2:00 PM
    Ends: May 23, 2015 - 7:30 PM
    Description: Stroll among classic cars from yesteryear. Fourth Saturday of the month April – October, 2 p.m. - dusk. Kentucky Home Square Shopping Center. 502-348-9788 or 502-348-6456 or 800-638-4877.
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Events on May 29, 2015
  • Summer Band Concerts
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: May 29, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Description: Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical tastes, from military bands playing Sousa to folk groups, to big-band swing. Tonight's performance is the Gloryland Band - Southern Gospel. Bardstown Community Park on E. Halstead Ave. (In the event of rain, concert will be held at the Farmers Market on East Flaget Ave.) 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877.
  • A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
    Starts: 7:30 PM
    Ends: May 29, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Description: Most Friday evenings during the year, Friday and Saturday evenings during October. Experience the history and mystery of Wickland, Home of Three Governors. Take a 90 minute paranormal family-friendly tour which includes the opportunity to interact through a psychic medium and the friendly spirits who once lived there. $15, reservations required, cash or check only. Contact Dixie Hibbs 502-507-0808. 550 Bloomfield Rd. http://www.historicwickland.com
  • The Bardstown Opry
    Starts: 8:00 PM
    Ends: May 29, 2015 - 10:30 PM
    Description: Country music show every Friday night with special shows throughout the year. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Music 8 - 10:30 p.m. Adults $8, children 12 and under $4. 502-468-1596. Blue Grass Entertainment & Exposition Complex, 426 Sutherland Rd off of HWY 31E. http://www.thebardstownopry.com
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Events on May 30, 2015
  • Kentucky Railway Museum’s Train Robbery
    Starts: 2:00 PM
    Ends: May 30, 2015 - 4:00 PM
    Description: Join us for a wild ride as your train gets robbed by a gang of train robbers! Train departs at 2 p.m. Adults: $20 Children $15 (ages 2-12) under 2 is free Train ride is approximately 2 hours. You will be robbed! Proceeds benefit the Crusade for Children. 502-549-5470 or 800-272-0152. 136 South Main Street, New Haven. http://www.kyrail.org
  • My Old Kentucky Dinner Train's Murder Mystery
    Starts: 5:00 PM
    Ends: May 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM
    Description: This fun filled excursion will include a two and a half hour train ride through the Kentucky countryside. Four course meal and a theatre production of a murder mystery. All excursions begin at 5:00 pm at the Train Depot. 502-348-7300 or 866-801-3463. 602 N Third St. http://www.kydinnertrain.com
  • Wine and Cheese Tasting Festival
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Ends: May 30, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Description: For the wine novice and enthusiast alike, the Bardstown Rotary Club will hold its 39th annual wine and cheese tasting festival on the lawn of historic Spalding Hall. Live auction begins at 8 p.m. with an ongoing silent auction. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. 114 N Fourth St. http://www.visitbardstown.com
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Events on May 31, 2015
  • Kentucky Railway Museum’s Train Robbery
    Starts: 2:00 PM
    Ends: May 31, 2015 - 4:00 PM
    Description: Join us for a wild ride as your train gets robbed by a gang of train robbers! Train departs at 2 p.m. Adults: $20 Children $15 (ages 2-12) under 2 is free Train ride is approximately 2 hours. You will be robbed! Proceeds benefit the Crusade for Children. 502-549-5470 or 800-272-0152. 136 S Main St, New Haven. http://www.kyrail.org