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Coal Country Off-Road Festival and Shaker Village Guided Hikes

Tuesday, 09 17, 2013

Seth Wheat, 502-564-4270, ext 167 or Gil Lawson,
502-564-4270, ext 168

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park in Bell County will host its first Coal Country Off-Road Festival the weekend of Sept. 27-29.

 

Off-road enthusiasts will remember the popular Haunted Forest Ride sponsored by the Bell County Holler Crawlers. This fall, the Coal Country Off-Road Festival will include the Haunted Forest Ride, which will take place on Friday evening.  Along with the Haunted Forest Ride, there will be a number of other exciting events. 

 

There will be vendors from some of the industry’s most popular companies, as well as an appearance by ATV celebrity Brian Fisher of “Fisher’s ATV World” on the Outdoor Channel.  Musical performances Saturday will be provided by Shooter Jennings.

 

The 9,000-acre Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park is located just east of Pineville off U.S. 119.  Riding and camping are free on the park. There will be a cost to attend the Shooter Jennings concert on Saturday evening. To learn more about this exciting event, visit www.wildernesstrailoffroadpark.net/?p=427. 

 

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill begins a series of guided fall foliage hikes on Saturday morning, Sept. 28. These hikes take place on the 40-plus miles of trails available at Shaker Village, and highlight the peak of the fall color season in central Kentucky. They continue through Saturday, Nov. 2, and are free to the public. 

 

Shaker Village is a 3,000-acre farm located just outside of Harrodsburg. It offers a number of cultural and educational programs, while providing a look into the history of central Kentucky.  To learn more about the recreational opportunities at Shaker Village, visit www.shakervillageky.org. 

 

To find information about all of the outdoor opportunities and locations, as well as a calendar of events happening all across Kentucky, visit the Office of Adventure Tourism’s website at www.getoutky.com.  Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/KYOutdoorAdventure, and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kyadventures!  

 

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