Jon Carloftis Fine GardensRockcastle River Trading Co.

2019 Event Calendar

Brown = Public Event | Blue = Private Event | Red = Rockcastle River Trading Co. Event



Date

Day

Location

City

January 22

Tuesday

ROAD MAP TO HEAVEN

Photographs by Linda Bruckheimer

Exhibition Opening at Frazier History Museum (by invitation only)

 

 

Louisville, KY

February 1

Friday

2019 Heart Ball

Lexington Center – Bluegrass Ballroom

430 W Vine Street, Lexington, KY

 

Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens and Rob Samuels of Maker's Mark are collaborating to offer the big auction item — A tour of Maker’s Mark & Botherum for the winner of the highest national bid.

 

Information and tickets: Heart Ball Lexington website

 

 

 

Lexington, KY

February 25

Monday

VIP Party for the BGT honoring Bill and Beverly Fortune and the 2019 BGT Antique and Garden Show (private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

March 1-3

Friday-Sunday

Bluegrass Trust Antique and Garden Show 2019

featuring Keynote Speaker, Ray Booth.

 

Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, just off I-75, Exit 120

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky

Information and tickets: www.bluegrasstrust.org

 

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blue-grass-trust-for-historic-preservations-2019-antiques-and-garden-show-tickets-54013563021

 

COCKTAILS & QUICKFIRE SEMINARS

MARCH 1ST AT 3PM & SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND AT 3PM

Back again for the second year, is the wildly popular Quickfire Seminars hosted by Jon Carloftis featuring exiting speakers that are known for their expertise in design, entertaining. Each night, after specialty cocktails and delicious appetizers, the 4 speakers take to the stage and each have 15 minutes to show and tell how to make entertaining and interior/exterior design simple and easy. It’s quick, lively and fun.  

 

Reservations required: $40 per person, per day, includes Daily Show Ticket & Quickfire Seminar, Cash Bar  

Reserve Tickets before they sell out: www.bluegrasstrust.org/cocktails-and-quickfire-seminars

 

Sponsored by Bulleit and Maker’s Mark

 

 

Lexington, KY

March 15

Friday

Guest Speaker at Paducah Garden Club (private)

 

 

Paducah, KY

March 21

Thursday

Wedding Anniversary of Karine and Matthew Maynard, Maynard Studios (private)

 

 

Louisville, KY

March 23

Saturday

Maker’s Mark Barrel Selection for the winner of the Private Select 46 Barrel at the Heart Ball (private)

Tour/Lunch/Barrel Selection    

 







Loretto, KY

April 4-6

Thursday - Saturday

Knoxville Garden Club Kentucky Immersion with Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens (Keeneland, Castle & Key Distillery, Garden Tour, Cocktail Party at Botherum)

 

 

Lexington, KY

April 10

Wednesday

Garden Club of Kentucky State Convention

Keynote Speaker

www.gardenclubky.org

 

 

Lexington, KY

April 18

Thursday

The Henry Clay National Honor Society spring induction guest speaker (private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

May 2

Thursday

Creating the entrance for the Lexington Cancer Foundation Wine Auction

Donamire Farm

lexingtoncancerfoundation.org

 

Lexington, KY

May 10 & 11

Friday & Saturday

Demos at 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Rockcastle River Trading Co. Spring Open House

Mother’s Day falls on May 12th this year. To help celebrate, we’d like to invite you, your friends, your mother, grandmother down to our Annual Spring Open House where you can walk the woodland trails full of spring wildflower blossoms along the banks of the Rockcastle River.

In addition, we’ll be hosting workshops with Val Schirmer of Three Toads Farm and Jon Carloftis throughout the day where you can learn great new ideas to make your garden the best ever this year. No reservations needed, just stop by! We’ve done some freshening up, the store is full of new items for a brand new season!

Plan on eating here with the fabulous Local Feed Food Truck.

Note: Don’t trust GPS as it takes you to the wrong place. We are located off I-75 at exit 49 on US 25, or a leisurely drive down US 25 south past Livingston on the left just before the Laurel County bridge.

FREE, no registration required

606.843.0854

 

Livingston, KY

May 17

Friday

An Inspired Evening at the UK Art Museum

In honor of Mayor Jim Gray

The UK Art Museum and the Office of the President invite you to An Inspired Evening! This year, we honor Jim Gray, former mayor of Lexington and a passionate art collector and patron of the arts. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Ouita Michel and Holly Hill Events, music by Lee J. Bryant, and entertainment by Richard Darshwood.


website: finearts.uky.edu/art-museum/events/inspired

 

Lexington, KY

May 29

Wednesday

Association of the Louisville Orchestra, "The Key to the Castle and the Kingdom”   (private)

Garden Tour of Castle & Key and Botherum with lunch at Dudley’s on Short

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 12

Wednesday

Anchorage Garden Club Jon Carloftis Fine Garden Curated Tour of Lexington Gardens (private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

July 20

Saturday

 

Bourbon and Brews on Broadway 2019

at the BGT Campus

The Blue Grass Trust will be holding the Annual Bourbon & Brews on Broadway (BBoB for short) music TBA, a silent and live auction items, local brews, great food and, of course, Kentucky Bourbon Signature Drinks.

 

More info to come later just save the date for the best party of historic proportions!

 

More information: www.bluegrasstrust.org

(859)253-0362

 

 

Lexington, KY

July 27

Saturday

11:30am

Hosta Society of Kentuckiana visit Rockcastle River Trading Co. (private)


Livingston, KY

Oct 9

Wednesday

Waterfront Botanic Garden Grand Dedication Week

Guest Speaker at Luncheon

For more information visit: waterfrontgardens.org




Louisville, KY

November 22 & 23

Friday & Saturday

Demos at 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Rockcastle River Trading Co. Christmas Open House

Workshops throughout the day where you can learn great new ideas to make your garden the best ever this year. No reservations needed, just stop by! We will be fully stocked for the holiday season, so get your decorating and gifts done early this year!

Plan on eating here! We'll have a food truck on site with amazing food!

Note: Don’t trust GPS as it takes you to the wrong place. We are located off I-75 at exit 49 on US 25, or a leisurely drive down US 25 south past Livingston on the left just before the Laurel County bridge.

FREE, no registration requred

606.843.0854

 

 

Livingston, KY