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)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Calendar of Events: 2010

October 8th, 9th & 10th: Civil War Reenactment/Battle of Lancaster
Garrard County Fair Grounds

October: Paint Lick Village Fest
Details to be posted

September: Rural Heritage Festival
Details to be posted

August: Tobacco Cutting Contest
Details to be posted

July: Paint Lick Sportsman's Club Wild Game Cook-off
Details to be posted

June 27th (Sunday): Bark at the Park
Logan Hubble Park, 1-6 PM
G.C. Humane Society Fundraiser
Light jazz concert, DJ'd music, agility course competitions, pet walk & more.
Additional details posted closer to event.

June 21st - 26th: County Fair
Garrard County Fair Grounds
Details to be posted

June 18th (Friday): Party on the Square
Lancaster Town Square 7-10 PM
Free music, food, games, fun. Bring lawn chair.
For information see:"2010 Party on the Square" at http://beautifygarrardcounty.blogspot.com/
Call: 859-792-6704

June 5th (Saturday): Farmer's Market Opens
For information: Call Maria Turner, 859-792- 8923/E-mail maria_r_turner@yahoo.com
Details to be posted

May 1st (Saturday): Anti-Litter/Beautification Campaign begins
For information see: "2010 Anti-Litter/Beautification Campaign" at http://beautifygarrardcounty.blogspot.com/
Call: 859-792-6704

April 17th (Saturday): Fifth Annual Earth Day Festival
Garrard County Fair Grounds, 10 AM - 5 PM
For information see: http://www.earthangelsky.com/?p=74

March 13th (Saturday): Farm to Table: Diversity in Agriculture
Garrard Middle School

Learn about strawberries, beekeeping, poultry & eggs, grapes to wine, alpacas, green houses, worm farming, goats, hydroponics & more. No cost.

Presented by G.C. Women in Ag. & G.C. Ext. Service: 859-792-3026 (Call for registration information.) Details at: http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B7kyVUfBFawMYzNmNDg2NjItNzgzOS00MWMyLTgwZmMtODMxNGQ4YzdhZmIx&hl=en

February 13th (Saturday): Valentine's Day Mystery Tea
Hammond's Hall B&B, Lancaster, 2 PM

February 13 (Saturday): Fifth Annual Tea Thyme
Garrard County Extension Office, 10 AM. Cost: $5
Sponsored by Nature's Thyme Herb Group

Program includes growing tea garden & dev. merchandise using natural, organic ingredients.

February 13th (Saturday): Wajaba's Too Cafe Grand Opening
Lancaster, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
For details, see Categories Posted (on left): "Restaurants"

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Take survey in preparation for Public Diversity Forum

PUBLIC DIVERSITY FORUM hosted by City of Lancaster, Mon., Feb. 8th, 7 PM, Garrard County High School Cafeteria. Diversities include, but are not limited to, minorities, women, farmers, immigrants, the elderly & various religious groups present in our community. The City Council hopes that you will join them in a positive discussion of the forward movement of all of these groups working together & that you will take time to answer the survey posted below. (Survey can be anonymous & the Council welcomes participation from residents of the entire county, not just residents of Lancaster proper.)