FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Park restaurants are preparing for one of the busiest days of the year – Thanksgiving Day.


The Thanksgiving Day buffet will be served Nov. 22, 2012, at all 17 resort park restaurants, a tradition for the parks and many families across Kentucky.


“Enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday at a Kentucky State Park is a great way to enjoy a family tradition,” said Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker. “The food and atmosphere are great, and all of our parks provide a relaxing place for this family holiday.”


The buffet will include soups, cheeses and salads for starters. Entrees include turkey and dressing, baked ham, carved roast beef and fried chicken. Vegetables include old fashioned candied yams, country-style green beans and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy. There will be a variety of desserts, including pecan pie and pumpkin pie.


The cost for the buffet will be $18.49 plus tax (drink included) for adults; $8.49 for children ages 6-12; and children 5 and under are free.


The buffet will operate from noon to 8 p.m. For more information about state parks and other park events, including discounts and special offers on lodge rooms and cottages, visit www.parks.ky.gov




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov



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