Join My Old Kentucky Barbeque on May 7 in Bardstown

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (April 6, 2023) – On May 7, My Old Kentucky Home State Park will host My Old Kentucky Barbeque, a special post-Derby event. A highlight of the event will be the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses, which will parade in front of the mansion between 3 and 4 p.m.

The Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust food tent will feature plated barbeque meals as well as burgoo from Bardstown’s Talbott Tavern. The Smith Brothers Beer Garden and a full Heaven Hill bar, along with mint juleps and Lily drinks, will be available to quench the thirst of attendees. Adding to the festive atmosphere, the Swope Family of Dealerships is featuring Top Tier, one of Nashville’s top party bands, who will perform Motown, jazz and other hits.

The event will take place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for designated drivers, $20 for youth ages 13-20, and free for children 12 and under. VIP tickets cost $95 and include an open bar, an all-you-can-eat wristband, come-and-go-access, private restrooms and a private parade viewing area. To purchase tickets, visit

In addition to this event, My Old Kentucky Home is hosting a special exhibit, “The Race Is On!” from April 11 to May 31. The exhibit features Secretariat items, trophies, Derby hats and fashion, and more exciting Derby-related memorabilia. The exhibit is included in the admission price for the regular home tour, which is $16 for adults, with discounted pricing available for seniors, children, military and groups. Tickets may be purchased at the Visitors Center.

My Old Kentucky Barbeque is sponsored by the Friends of My Old KY Foundation and its partners.

My Old Kentucky Home is located at 501 East Stephen Foster Avenue in Bardstown, Kentucky, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days per week. Tours are given every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. until the last tour of the day at 4 p.m.

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Kentucky is home to 45 state parks, including 17 resort parks and 13 golf courses. For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit