Holiday Open House and Winter Encampment

Old Fort Harrod State Park’s annual Holiday Open House invites all to tour the fort the  fort decorated with candle lanterns and rustic decorations the pioneers used.  See Santa by the fire place in our blockhouse and  including cider and cookies. This is a free event.

Haunted Frontier at Old Fort Harrod

Old Fort Harrod State Park  holds an annual Haunted Frontier so visitors can experience  the smoky darkness of this historic place. Not recommended for children under 10 or the weak hearted.

Settlement and Raid at Old Fort Harrod

Come and experience a full scale 1770’s re-enactment with settlers, Natives, traders, demonstrators, music, Native attacks on the fort and much more all weekend!  Living history at its best.

Blessing of the Hounds at Shaker Village

Join Shaker Village and the Long Run Woodford Hounds fox hunters for this grand, traditional event featuring a blessing of the hounds, riders, and horses, followed by the first meet of the formal hunting season. Warm up with wonderful winter breakfast foods alongside roaring outdoor fire pits. This event is included with your general admission […]

James Harrod Battle for Kentucky

Enjoy great outdoor theater in the historic amphitheater at Old Fort Harrod State Park. “James Harrod: The Battle for Kentucky” gives visitors a very entertaining and historically correct story of Harrodsburg’s founding days.

Old Fort Harrod State Park

A full-scale replica of the fort built by James Harrod in 1774 is the centerpiece of Old Fort Harrod State Park. Cabins and blockhouses are furnished with handmade utensils, furniture, crude tools and implements used by the pioneers. Interpreters transport guests to the days of pioneers. Also stroll through history at the Mansion Museum and […]

195th Mercer Co. Fair & Horse Show

Sit back and enjoy the nation’s longest continuous running county fair with world class Saddlebred’s, pageants, carnival rides, motorsports and don’t forget the fair food! Its a great way to wind up the summer with the whole family!