things to do in hopkinsville

Alonzo Pennington Playing for Friendsgiving Wednesday

When you are looking for something to do Wednesday night before the big Thanksgiving meal, Casey Jones Distillery comes to the rescue with Friendsgiving at the Distillery – An Evening with the Alonzo Pennington Band.
The distillery will be open all day starting at 10am. Food Truck starts serving around 5pm and then at 7pm The Alonzo Pennington Band gives you a yummy serving of live music. Friendsgiving at the Distillery, Wednesday 11/21 at Casey Jones Distillery, Witty Lane, Hopkinsville.

Launch Party

Here’s our personal invitation to join us – Saturday, October 6th as we celebrate our new look with a day of music, food, and—of course—moonshine!

If you haven’t been here in a while, then you haven’t been here! We’ve made lots of changes to the Distillery that you just have to see, including our new lakeside party deck. Our moonshine has new packaging that is gorgeous if we do say so ourselves.

And we have a special announcement at 6 p.m. when we’ll ask you to autograph our very first barrel of…well, you’ll have to come to the party to find out!

So bring your lawn chair, blanket, family, friends, kids and spend the day with us. Starting at 11 a.m. you can order from food trucks on site serving delicious treats for every taste, from vegan to carnivore for lunch and supper.

The Distillery will be open for family friendly tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And free tastings for guests 21 and over.

From 6:30 until 10:30, local legends Hot Dancin’ rock the Distillery stage with your favorite country, soul, rock and funk tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Casey’s Bar will be open with something for everyone, including our signature Moonaritas.

We can’t wait for you to see all the changes we’ve made!

Celebrate World UFO Day the Hoptown Way!

July 2nd has been designated World UFO Day by the World UFO Day Organization, which was founded to “raise awareness about the undoubted existence of UFO’s and with that intelligent beings from outer space.”

Here in Christian County, we have our own UFO history with the “Little Green Men” Encounter! In 1955, the Sutton family had an all night battle with aliens at their home in Kelly, Kentucky. Legend has it that between the hours of 11pm and 2am, the Sutton family has a shoot-out with a dozen aliens who were terrorizing, taunting, and scaring the family. The visitors were impervious to the bullets fired at them, and seemed to grow stronger through the fighting.

Lucky Sutton finally escaped the home and ran to Hopkinsville to contact the police for assistance. Despite the the police being on the scene for two hours, the extra terrestrial visitors were not seen again. It’s a mystery that has captivated truth-seekers around the world.

Each year in August, you can celebrate and learn all about these visitors at the Kelly “Little Green Men” Days!

8 Great Summer activities in Hopkinsville!



Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

If you are looking to make a splash with your kids this summer, head over to Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center! With the Rip tide Express, Hurricane Alley, and a concession stand, there is gallons of fun to be had! The facilities are available for after-hours rentals and Wet & Wild Birthday Parties. The season begins May 24th, and the park is open daily through the summer.  For more information, please visit the Tie Breaker Park Website.

The Christian County Cattlemen’s Association Lonestar Championship Rodeo

Voted a Top 10 Event in Kentucky by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, the Cattlemen’s Rodeo is great fun for everyone! Contest Events include: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing, and Brahma Bull Riding. Box seats are available. For more information, check out the event information.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

With hiking and horse trails, a newly refurbished beach, and camping, there is so much to do at Pennyrile Forest. Head out for any of the special events including the Beginning of Summer Beach Blast and Moonlight Canoe Trips. For more information, contact the Park at (270)797-3421.

Jeffers’ Bend Environmental Center

Featuring a lake, walking trails and gardens, Jeffers’ Bend is a great place to take the family to explore the outdoors. Enjoy Take Kids Fishing Day or Dinner by the River as a special treat! For more information, visit their website.

Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf

Christian Way Farm and Mini Golf offers family farm tours, mini golf, a farm store, and Summer Day camps! For more information about any of the activities, or the many summer day camps, visit their website.

Trail of Tears Park

This historic park is one of the few documented sites of actual trail and campsites used during the forced removal of the Cherokee people to “Indian Territory”. It’s a great spot to learn about local history in the Heritage Center museum and explore the beautiful grounds. For more information about the park or the Annual Pow Wow in September, visit their website.

Copper Canyon Ranch

In October, Copper Canyon is a ghost town, but in the summer, you’re invited to take tours of the recreated Western Town and watch the live Gun Show! This space is also available for private events and has been featured in several films. For more information and hours, visit their website.

Pickin’ on the Porch at MB Roland Distillery

Pickin’ on the Porch is a live music event out at MB Roland Distillery that is fun for the whole family! At this party in Pembroke, you can enjoy bottomless snowcones, purchase your favorite MB Roland products and have delicious food. Starting May 24th, and happening every other week until November, Pickin’ on the Porch is an event you don’t want to miss. For a full schedule, visit their website.

 

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