Welcome to Garrard County, a growing but still country-friendly community of 17,000 that remembers and celebrates its rich pioneer history and cultural heritage. Garrard County is located in Central Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass Region, south of Lexington, on Highway 27. Lancaster, population 4,300, is the county seat; 30 miles from Lexington.


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(Updated April 20, 2012)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Second Annual Field to Fork Festival - July 21, 2012 - TV Interview

Deborah Messenger, Founder and Coordinator of FIELD TO FORK FESTIVAL, interviewed on Lex 18 TV, news at noon, April 18th

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Calendar of Events: 2012

April 21 (Saturday): 7th Annual Garrard County Earth Day Festival
Location: Garrard County Fair Grounds
Phone: 859-548-5080 or 859-339-5761 

June 15 (Friday): 6th Annual Party on the Square
Location: Lancaster/Town Square
Time: 7-10 p.m.
June 25 - June 29 (Monday-Friday): Garrard County Fair
Location: Garrard County Fair Grounds
Phone: 859-792-2256
E-mail: richard.arnold@garrard.kyschools.us 

July 21 (Saturday): Field to Fork Festival
Location: Holcomb's Knob Farm, Paint Lick
Time: 9 a.m - 6 p.m.
Phone: 859-619-0334
E-mail: fieldtoforkfestival@gmail.com

July 27 – 29 (Friday-Sunday): Annual Civil War Reenactment/Battle of Lancaster
Location: Garrard County Fair Grounds
Phone: 859-792-9694
E-mail: emteater@yahoo.com

Seventh Annual Garrard County Earth Day Festival


For schedule of events, go to:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Anti-Litter/Beautification Campaign leads to Party on the Square 2012

SIXTH ANNUAL GARRARD COUNTY ANTI-LITTER/BEAUTIFICATION CAMPAIGN TO START APRIL 21st  - read exciting details to find out how you can take part & enter to win…

The campaign will run from Earth Day April 21 to June 3. Any group or individual who would like to conduct a public roadside cleanup will be provided trash bags and free disposal by the Solid Waste Department. The first 10 non-profits, churches, ball teams, or other such entities will earn $200 for cleaning 2 miles of public roadway during the campaign. These 10 groups will then be entered into a drawing at the Party on the Square on June 15 to earn an additional $100. There will be two drawings for $100 each and a representative of the group must be present to win. Additionally, any individual or group who assists with a beautification project, such as helping an elderly neighbor plant flowers, haul away junk, etc, will be entered into another drawing to be held at the Party on the Square. Two grand prizes will be given away for individuals or groups assisting with a beautification project.

Sign ups for the 10 non-profits will begin on Monday, April 16. Sign ups will be held on a first come, first served basis. Interested groups should call Solid Waste Coordinator Chris Thomason at 859-339-3233 or email him at chris.thomason@windstream.net. Any groups in addition to the 10 earning $200 for 2 miles of roadway should also contact Chris Thomason to obtain trash bags and information on free disposal.

To be eligible for prizes, participants must either live in or work in Garrard County and be at least six years of age.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Party on the Square Friday, June 15, 2012

NEWS FLASH!! PARTY ON THE SQUARE is back as a stand-alone event and will be Friday, JUNE 15, 2012 - it will not be part of the Rural Heritage Tobacco Festival as reported on February 18th. The Garrard County Solid Waste Committee will be organizing the party and if you would like to volunteer your time or services or make a donation, please call Chris Thomason, Garrard/Lincoln County Solid Waste Coordinator, at 859-339-3233 or e-mail Chris.Thomason@windstream.net. As in each year past, there will be old-fashioned family fun and everything will be free. We hope to see you there and please, help us spread the word.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Party on the Square to change in 2012

Party on the Square is under new leadership and is a new event. It will no longer be a stand-alone community celebration the third Friday in June. It is now called The Garrard County Rural Heritage Tobacco Festival Party on the Square and will be held Friday night during the Festival. For developing details go to: 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Have a Merry, Merry Murder - December 10, 2011

What mysteries do these fine walls hold?
   Tea Cup Mysteries now taking reservations for "Have a Merry, Merry Murder",  in traditional Dickens style... Capture the spirit of Christmas, when Dickens characters are mysteriously drawn to the Charles Dickens Library of Fine Literature to solve the mystery of the death of their creator.
    Participate as much or as little as you like, while enjoying delicious food, fun activities and laughs galore.
    $30 per person. Price includes full meal, costumes & simulation.

For reservations or to book a group of 10 or more for your selected date:
Phone: 859-792-6632 
Hammonds Hall B&B 
216 W. Maple Ave., Lancaster, KY 40444