The Lodge at Elk Creek Vineyards - Owenton, KY

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Property at a Glance: Elk Creek Vineyards It may come as a surprise, but the first commercial winery in the United States wasn’t in California—it was in Kentucky. Marquis de Lafayette first planted vines here in 1798. Though Prohibition effectively ended Kentucky’s run as a major vintner, Elk Creek Vineyards carries on the tradition. Set amid rolling hills, it’s one of Kentucky’s largest wineries, boasting its own café, tasting room, outdoor amphitheater, and bed and breakfast. Where you’ll stay: Accommodations are spread among three buildings: The Inn, The Estates, and The Lodge, which features private decks overlooking 30 acres of vineyards. Breakfast is included wherever you stay. Learn about wine during an Elk Creek Vineyards winery tour (included in select options), which also comes with a cheese-and-cracker plate (included in all options). Girls night out: One option lets you and up to five girlfriends stay at the inn and includes a wine tasting and 30-minute massages for all. Catch a show: There’s live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. Wines produced here include Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, and more Owenton, Kentucky: Rolling Hills near Horse Farms, Hunting, and Fishing If you were to draw a triangle between Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati, Owenton would lie directly in the middle of it. Though it’s within an 80-minute drive of each of these towns, Owenton remains charmingly rural. Elk Creek Vineyards might be the area’s biggest draw, but there are also opportunities for fishing and hunting nearby. About 50 miles southeast of Owenton lies Lexington, which has the spirit of a university town intertwined with a pedigreed thoroughbred-horse culture. The small city is fringed with horse farms, many of which have yielded Kentucky Derby winners. It’s possible to take a guided tour of many of these facilities—a great chance to see the next Triple Crown contender before it becomes famous. At Kentucky Horse Park, you can see the gravesite statue of the legendary stallion Man o’ War and visit living race winners in the Hall of Champions.

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  • General admission
  • Adult tickets are valid for ages 18–59
  • Free admission for children under 5
  • Dates and times: Friday, September 13 through Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 5:30 p.m.
  • What items can I bring into the event? Normal cameras, phones, purses, strollers, wheelchairs, walkers.
  • Prohibited items: Backpacks, food and beverages, guns, drugs.
  • Transportation: Parking and shuttle service available
  • Pets allowed? Registered service animals allowed
  • Rain or shine event

  • All admission options includes the official festival tour mobile guide (you must have a cell phone), which will provide fascinating insight about the wonders all around you as you stroll.

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Promotional value expires Oct 20, 2019. Redeem at China Lights: Treasures of China 2019 on event date for ticket(s). May only be used at the date and time indicated. Valid only for option purchased. Festival Pro is the issuer of the voucher and tickets/admission for this event. Discount reflects Festival Pro's current ticket prices – price may differ on day of event. Ticket value includes fees. Limit 8 per person. Must use in one visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

About China Lights

China Lights is a traditional Chinese lantern festival that ushers intricate, illuminated lanterns (glowing dragons, pagodas, fantasy characters, and the like) crafted by Chinese artisans to venues around the world.

During this celebration of Asian art and culture, festival guests may learn about the hand-crafted lanterns during guided tours, or participate in an interactive nightly parade that draws from Chinese traditions developed over the past 400 years. Alternatively, participants may simply wander through the dazzling paradise of lights, sampling authentic Chinese fare, taking in calligraphy demos, and enjoying performances by talented performers that expertly balance jars and juggle umbrellas.

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