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Feel the EGG-citement!

EGG-citing events and activities are filling your family’s Easter weekend itinerary in Hopkinsville and Christian County! So let’s celebrate!

Amanda’s Cupcake CaféGood Friday Meal

Joelle’s Bakery & Cafe – Cookies and cupcakes available on Good Friday

Christian Way Farm Easter Egg Hunt and Opening Day – Saturday

WHOP’er Egg Hunt – Saturday

          

| also on Saturday be sure to stop by |

Bon Voyage Party at the Pennyroyal Area Museum

Guided Hike of the Pennyrile Nature Trail at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

On Easter Sunday, bring the whole family over to the Easter Egg-citement event at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. The Park will have a Special Easter Buffet from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Polaroid pictures with the Easter Bunny in the lobby at 1:30 p.m., and a free Easter Egg Hunt at the Lodge at 2:30 p.m.

And since all of these activities aren’t enough :) check out our calendar at http://www.visithopkinsville.com/calendar/ .

Happy Travels from your Visit Hopkinsville Team !

You’ll Be Green With Envy If You Miss This Deal!

St. Patrick’s Day will be here soon . . . we want you to be ready! So here’s a deal to help you show off your holiday spirit of adventure, history and mystery!     

From now through St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, take $5 off on our Green T-shirts (style: Adventure|History|Mystery) with this special coupon code: BE*GREEN!

Our uniquely-designed short-sleeved T-shirts illustrate the beauty of our community with simplicity and ease. A blend of polyester and rayon, with combed and ring-spun cotton creates the ultra soft feel you are sure to love! Sizes available range from S – 2X.

Remember—don’t be green with envy! Purchase your Green tee today! To purchase, call the Visitors Center at 270-887-2300, or drop by our office located at 1730 E. 9th St. in Hopkinsville. Tell us that you saw this post and we’ll apply the deal!

Happy St. Patty’s Day from your Visit Hopkinsville Team!

Today’s a Great Day . . .


. . . for a great day here in Hopkinsville and Christian County!
And although we may still be looking forward to the first official day of spring, it’s already feeling so much like our favorite season of the year. Time to hit the road and experience our unique local flair!

 

Love immersing yourself in nature’s splendor?  Each month, our friends at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park host a First Day Hike, along with other special events. Pennyrile Forest is a must-see destination!

 

And for your ‘lil Easter egg hunter, Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt as part of the farm’s Opening Day on March 31st.

Love history? The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library have a host of special events and exhibits ready for your visit!

 

Love art? Catch a live theatre performance by Campanile Productions—you can “be their guest” at “Beauty and The Beast” on March 8-11th! And how about a trip to Griffin’s Studio for a class or an open studio session—so much fun!!

For a look at all of our community’s upcoming special events, check out our calendar at http://www.visithopkinsville.com/calendar/

Happy Travels from your Visit Hopkinsville Team !

What a Sweet Day!

Life sure is sweet here in Hoptown—in fact, we can’t think of any place sweeter to spend your Valentine’s Day! And for those of you in pursuit of celebration ideas . . . we’re here to help!

Whether you are in search of gorgeous flowers and unique gifts, delightful chocolate and sweet desserts, the perfect new outfit for dinner, or fabulous food fare . . . our local merchants have you covered!

* Impress your sweetheart with lovely arrangements from West & Witherspoon and Arsha’s House of Flowers . . . or one-of-a-kind fun gifts from Towne and Country and Gracious Me!
* Tame your sweet tooth with dessert choices galore at Amanda’s Cupcake Café and Joelle’s Bakery & Cafe. And if you want to treat your honey to a great lunch—for Valentine’s Day or any day!—both cafes serve delicious sandwiches, soups and more!
* Make a visit to all of our fabulous boutiques and experience top-notch service as you shop for your dinner outfit and accessories!
* Top off your day with a divine dinner from one of our local restaurants!

For links to unique shopping, entertainment, and attractions, click here.

For a list of restaurants and dining options, click here.

And for information on all that is Hopkinsville and Christian County, the Visit Hopkinsville Team is just a phone call away! Reach us at 270-887-2300 .

Happy Valentine’s Day from your Visit Hopkinsville Team!

What a Deal! . . . As You Show Off the Beauty of Hometown Pride!

Enjoy a stroll down historic 6th Street . . . hear the joy and laughter of children in our community parks . . . learn about the ‘Sleeping Prophet’ and all of the famous folks who have shaped our history. Our heritage shines with rustic barns that fill the rolling countryside . . . a dedication to sustainability and innovation in farming practices . . . and all the adventure, history and mystery imaginable!

We want you to be the most approached person in the room—Hopkinsville and Christian County style that is! And since you are proud of Hopkinsville and Christian County . . . here’s a deal to help you show it off!

From now through Valentine’s Day, February 14th, take $5 off on T-shirts with this special coupon code: CCPROUD!

Our uniquely-designed long-sleeved and short-sleeved T-shirts illustrate the beauty of our community with simplicity and ease. A blend of polyester and rayon, with combed and ring-spun cotton creates the ultra soft feel you are sure to love! Three styles are available (two of which are available in both long-sleeved and short-sleeved), and each can be purchased in sizes ranging from S – 2X.

To purchase your t-shirt, call the Visitors Center at 270-887-2300, or drop by our office located at 1730 E. 9th St. in Hopkinsville. Tell us that you saw this post and we’ll apply the deal!

Happy Travels from your Visit Hopkinsville Team!

        

You Need a Vacation!

Thinking about those travel bucket list items . . . and when you might be able check one—or several—off your list? Searching for peace and tranquility in your everyday life . . . and need a little downtime?

Sounds like you need to plan a vacation—and now’s the perfect time to get started! Today, January 30th, is “National Plan for Vacation Day”—the day that is set aside for planning our vacation days for the rest of this year!

Recent studies done through Project: Time Off have revealed that slightly less than half of working Americans dedicate time to planning use of their full slate of paid vacation days. So what does this mean? A lack of planning represents a missed $236 billion that could be circulated through our economy. Taking the time for early planning can change that stat . . . and can lead to increased happiness with jobs, relationships, and health.

To help you make the most out of your downtime, get the whole family involved and start early. Project: Time Off has developed a vacation planning tool that you can use to maximize your vacation plans. Click here to start planning now.

And for information on all the top attractions in Hopkinsville and Christian County, the Visit Hopkinsville Team is just a phone call away! Reach us at 270-887-2300 .

Be sure to also request your copy of our community Visitors Guide– click here to download, or fill out the online form at www.visithopkinsville.com/download_visitors_guide .

Happy “National Plan for Vacation Day” from your Visit Hopkinsville Team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of Burdoc Farms)

For the Gifts That Keep on Giving

It’s 6 days until Christmas . . . and many of us are still shopping for those oh-so “hard-to-buy-for” family members and friends. What do you buy for Dad . . . a man who probably has every tie he’ll ever need, or bottle of cologne imaginable? Or what about Auntie . . . who loves picture frames and already has plenty? Or your childhood best friend . . . who needs a peaceful escape from her busy pace of every day?

How about a gift that can fit each of them . . . a trip to attractions and food faves in Christian County! Here’s just a few of the spots that you should check out as you plan your visit . . . this season, give the gifts that keep on giving – at the holidays and all times of year!

Be sure to also request your copy of our community Visitors Guide, click here to download, or fill out the online form at www.visithopkinsville.com/download_visitors_guide .

Happy Holidays from your Visit Hopkinsville Team!

Calling All Actors! . . . There’s a Role for Everyone!!

If you’ve been hit by the acting bug—and who hasn’t?!—we’ve got an awesome event for you! Scenes for the upcoming movie “The Silent Natural” are being filmed right here in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and we invite you to make your mark!

The movie, produced by the Southern Kentucky Film Commission, showcases the story of a deaf baseball player in the late 1800s. William “Dummy” Hoy is known for his accomplishments in Major League baseball and his contributions to the game live on today.

Auditions will be held at the Visitors Center, 1730 East 9th Street in Hopkinsville on December 6th, at 5:00 p.m. Any actor wishing to audition must bring a headshot and resume. Remember to dress in period clothing! View sample attire below!

Be sure to watch #sokyfilmsocialmedia for updates! #sokyfilmcastingcall#TheSilentNatural

And we’ll see you at auditions!

Thankful – One Small Word for a Huge Feeling!

As we each sit back and reflect on what we have to be thankful for, it’s amazing to think about all the opportunities we have here in Hopkinsville and Christian County. Where else in Kentucky—or dare we say even where else in our great country—is one able to experience that “just-right” combination of . . . small town charm with a hometown feel, all the amenities of a larger community, and the perfect blend of small businesses and local restaurants.

This holiday season we invite you to come visit us—whether it is your first time here or you are a regular . . . whether you are a passing through for the day or you are exploring your choice of where to settle for retirement . . . and for all your travels in between . . . we know that you will fall in love with our community too!

For your copy of our community Visitors Guide, click here to download. You may also request a paper copy of the guide by stopping by our office, or by filling out the online form at www.visithopkinsville.com/download_visitors_guide . Happy Travels!

The Season for Inspiration

Crisp and breezy air of Fall has settled upon us . . . and Winter will soon be blowing in too. Everywhere you look, from activities to restaurants, you are inspired to visit more! Now’s a perfect time to fill your calendar with all of the seasonal activities that await you in Hopkinsville and Christian County!

All throughout our vibrant arts community, treasures abound. The historic Alhambra Theatre is home to a superb season of musical performances and classic movies, proudly presented by the Pennyroyal Arts Council. The theatre will also host this year’s Hoptown Holiday Hopfest, a memorable night filled with food and drinks from area establishments and a performance by legendary musical group “Restless Heart”. The amazingly talented actors at Campanile Productions are ready to help your family kick off the Christmas season with their performances of the musical “Annie”. When you’re in need of a boost to your inner-decorator, the folks at Hopkinsville Art Guild and Griffin’s Studio are sure to inspire!

Take a break in your artistic pursuit, and feast on the plentitude of local restaurants that we offer. Long-established spots like Ferrell’s and DaVinci Little Italian are sure to please your palate . . . and you have to check out relative newcomers like Brenda’s Snack Shack, Duke’s Bar and Grill, Black Patch Steak & Seafood . . . oh how the list of options goes on and on!

For your copy of our community Visitors Guide, click here to download. You may also request a paper copy of the guide by stopping by our office, or by filling out the online form at www.visithopkinsville.com/download_visitors_guide . Happy Travels!