BLACK WATCH ALPACAS
1291 Talmage-Mayo Road
Spend some time observing a fascinating herd of animals at an Alpaca farm that breeds and sells prize-winning Huacaya alpacas from champion genetics. The "Little Shoppe on the Farm" sells alpaca and alpaca-related products, including yarn from the farm's own alpacas.
HOURS: Open year-round Thu - Sun, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
LEMONS MILL BREWERY & TAPROOM
166 Marimon Avenus, Suite 12
Locally-owned microbrewery and taproom specializing in craft beer - first tavern or taproom in the area since before the 1920s. Choose among 24 beers on tap at award-winning Lemons Mill and watch beer being made from your barstool. A proud member of Kentucky's Brewgrass Trail, which showcases craft breweries. Brewgrass Trail Passports available for thirsty trailblazers.
(Live music on Thursday by chance.)
DEVINE's FARM & CORN MAZE
623 Talmage-Mayo Road
family fun experience awaits at this 100-acre working
farm, which produces high quality fruits and vegetables
of the season. During the fall, all ages will
critter petting area, dairy education, hayrides to the
pumpkin patch, playground areas, zip line racers and cornstalk wars paintball.
HOURS: Call for seasonal hours. ADMISSION.
OLDE TOWNE DISTILLERY
551 Tapp Road
Tour the first distillery in the U.S. to produce Hemp Moonshine. Sample 80-proof flavored moonshine (maple, watermelon, peach and apple pie) slow-cooked on a copper pot still at Olde Towne, Sip Elkhorn Bourbon or the 90-proof Battlefield whiskey that commemorates the Battle of Perryville. Tasting room and gift shop on-site.
HARRODSBURG/MERCER BARN QUILT TRAIL
Mercer County Cooperative Extension Office
1007 Lexington Road, (US Hwy. 68E)
To promote the beautiful, rural landscape and agricultural traditions of Mercer County, the development of a new driving tour is underway that showcases colorful, handpainted quilt squares placed on barns and other buildings throughout the community. Building on nostalgia through storytelling and dialogue of memories, the Quilt Trail will increase awareness and knowledge of quilting traditions, farm and barns. To request a preliminary version of the driving tour, which currently features nearly a dozen quilt squares, contact the Mercer County Extension Office.
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MERCER COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
560 Linden Avenue
Shop for a variety of locally grown fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, honey, meat, herbs, jams, jellies, bedding plants, ornamental plants, eggs, baked goods, plant arrangements, canned goods and much more.
Late May – October—Sat, 9 AM – 12 Noon / June –
September—Tue & Thu, 4 PM – 7 PM
SHAKER VILLAGE OF PLEASANT HILL
3501 Lexington Road (US Hwy. 68E)
859/734-5411 or 800/734-5611
Visit The Farm and
discover organic gardening tips, four-legged friends and
barnyard adventures for the entire family. (Part of
the everyday experience & included in regular village
HOURS: Sun - Thur: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fri - Sat: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
TERRAPIN HILL FARM
3696 Mackville Road
859/612-9670 or 859/612-9449
Schedule a hands-on farm tour (by appointment only) to
explore the many facets of this diverse 400-acre family
farm operation featuring sustainably grown produce and
plants, pasture-raised heritage breed hogs, and pastured
poultry, all sold locally in the central Kentucky. The
homestead also offers an Educational Center, Terrapin
Hill Retreat Center and the Terrapin Hill Festivals.
HOURS: Call for seasonal hours.