Family Fun

Santa Visits the Park & Gift Shop Open House – at Pennyrile Forest

When Santa visits Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, he spreads holiday cheer everywhere! Enjoy all the day’s festivities! $2 pictures with Santa in the lodge lobby and $5 create your own ornament! Items in the park gift shop will be discounted all day long for the Gift Shop Open House.

Christmas at the Bend at Jeffers Bend

Join in the fun at this year’s Christmas at the Bend! The event will take place at Jeffers Bend Environmental Center in Hopkinsville on Saturday, December 5th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. You can enjoy refreshments such as homemade cookies, apples and apple slices, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider! Make Christmas cards for nursing home residents, create fun craft projects, learn about wintertime bird-feeding and fire safety, and have your photo* taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Admission is $5 per car | $10 per bus (up to 15 passengers) | $15 per bus (16+ passengers) | Free for Military Families & First Responders
*(Additional $5 fee for photo with Santa)
Tickets may be purchased from: Jeffers Bend Environmental Center on Metcalfe Lane, a member of the Jeffers Bend Steering Committee, the gate on the day of the event.

For questions or more information on the event, call Charles Turner (RC&D Coordinator/Volunteer) at the Jeffers Bend office at 270-885-5600 or email [email protected]

Thanksgiving Day Buffet – at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Clifty Creek Restaurant at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings.

Adults are $19.99, Children ages 6-12 are $9.99, and Children 5-under eat free. Contact the restaurant for more information at 270-797-3421 .

Harvest Praise at Christian Way Farm

Join us on Saturday, October 17th for our annual day of praise! We will have a wonderful menu of food available for purchase all day combined with the sound of praise music filling the farm. Janie will tell the pumpkin story at various times throughout the day. Harvest Praise is included with farm or mini golf admission.

This live musical event will feature performances – more information coming on who our performers will be. The pumpkin story will be told many times throughout the day. Plan to attend the Pumpkin Story at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Learn more about Harvest Praise by visiting https://christianwayfarm.com/harvest-praise-2/.

Learn more about Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf by visiting http://www.christianwayfarm.com.

Event subject to change – please refer to christianwayfarm.com for updated information.

Nature Fest at Jeffers Bend

Join the community for Nature Fest – a family event for health and wellness – held annually at Jeffers Bend! With activities ranging from a walk in the woods with master gardeners, to canoe tours on the lake, to a nature carnival with prizes, to storytelling and more . . . there’s tons of fun to be had by all!

Jeffers Bend is located on Metcalfe Lane, just off the intersection with North Main Street. Admission includes events, activities, and parking.
Admission – $10 per car | Active Duty Military with ID – Free | First Responders with ID – Free | $15 per bus (up to 25 people) | $30 per bus (26+ people)

For more information, call 270-885-5600 or 270-886-6719.

Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K

Save the date for the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K! This year’s race will be held on September 19, 2020 and will be a part of The West Kentucky 270 Trifecta Race Series!

Come experience the beauty and charm of west Kentucky scenery and hospitality in Hopkinsville, or Hoptown as we call it! The course winds through downtown Hoptown, residential areas, through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown on the popular and new Greenway/Rail Trail.

For more information on this year’s race, follow Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K on Facebook!

20th Birthday Celebration at Christian Way Farm

This special day marks the exact day we opened the Farm 20 years ago. Please join us in celebrating our 20th birthday with live music, food, mini golf, and all other farm fun!

More information coming soon.

Learn more about Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf by visiting http://www.christianwayfarm.com.

Event subject to change – please refer to christianwayfarm.com for updated information.

Pumpkin Patch Opening Day at Christian Way Farm

After a spring and summer full of farm fun, join in the first day of Fall fun at Christian Way Farm, LLC & Mini Golf! Pick a pumpkin from the patch, choose a pumpkin or other Fall favorite from our selection in the country store, take a ride around the farm on the hay ride, climb on the hay castle, grind corn (to feed to the farm animals who are eager to greet you!), and wind around the corn maze.

Farm favorites like petting the animals, playing a round of mini golf, enjoying a pizza from the Christian Way Cafe, and simply enjoying the Fall on the farm are available alongside the Fall activities. For a full list of what to expect at Christian Way Farm, visit www.christianwayfarm.com .

For hours & admission prices (including pumpkin pricing), visit: http://christianwayfarm.com/pricing/

To schedule your group, visit: http://christianwayfarm.com/fall/

Casey’s Concert Series presents Hot Dancin’

What could be better than spending a summer night with great friends, great music and great food! Hot Dancin’ returns to Casey Jones Distillery on Saturday, September 5th!

Get ready to dance with favorite pop, rock, soul & country music. Bring a lawn chair or yard blanket, friends and family, and enjoy the show. Family friendly event. Food Truck on site. Tours and tastings 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

Campout Weekend at Christian Way Farm

Come celebrate a campout weekend at Christian Way! Farm activities will continue on into the night once campers check in beginning at 6 PM on Friday, September 4th. Play unlimited mini golf, have a night tricycle race, grind corn and feed the animals their dinner, try our scavenger hunt, make new friends, have a friendly game of one-on-one, and, extra special on this night only, experience taking your child camping out in the country.
We’ll have fire pits available for roasting hot dogs, and your camping admission includes unlimited marshmallows for making yummy s’mores beside the campfire. On Saturday morning, we’ll fry up some pancakes & sausage for a good breakfast out in the open air. Stay all day Saturday & play, and camp again Sunday if you wish! Find out more about the Christian Way Campout.

What’s included:
• Farm admission & access to all farm activities. Click to learn more about the farm.
• Mini Golf admission. Click to learn more about mini golf.
• Extended hours
• Dedicated camping area
• Marshmallows
• Saturday breakfast of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. Click to see the full Christian Way Cafe menu.

What you should bring:
• Tent or camper (no hook-ups)
• Sleeping bag(s)
•Anything you may need for an overnight stay
•Your favorite s’mores fixin’s
•Your favorite yard games or even board games to play at the lighted picnic areas.

What you should not bring:
• Family pets
• Equipment requiring electricity. (These are primitive campsites)
• Generators–this will be a night of quiet camping.
• Loud electronic devices. Enjoy the sounds of the outdoors!
• Alcoholic beverages

What it costs:
• Stay tuned for updated pricing!
• Additional food & beverages will be available for purchase in the Christian Way Cafe. The Country Store also offers toys, gifts, apparel and more for purchase.

Friday, September 4th camper check-in will begin at 6 PM. Lights out will be at 11 PM. Wake up Saturday morning to a breakfast cooked by Janie & Milt, then stay and enjoy the outdoors and play on the farm all day. Sunday camper check-out time is 10 AM.

(In the event of inclement weather, an alternate date will be chosen and refunds issued (camping fees only) for those unable to attend the alternate date.)

Please contact Christian Way Farm at 270-269-2434 with any additional questions.

Event subject to change – please refer to christianwayfarm.com for updated information.