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The 2019 Antiques & Garden Show may be the Blue Grass Trust’s best show yet, with a stellar line-up of VIPs, speakers and special guests, including from Jon Carloftis and Ray Booth, Beverly and Bill Fortune, Penny Peavler, Isabel Ladd, Kimberly Clay Hites, Ashley Pemberton Herndon and Janna Pemberton Schmidt, Chenault Van Winkle James, Ann Evans, Brady Barlow, Flowers by Marnie & Jenny, Angela Beck , David Bazner, Betsy Bulleit, Holly Wiedemann, and a host of six great Designer Vignettes,and an astounding array of quality exhibitors.  Renowned for its beauty and southern hospitality, the BGT’s Antiques  & Garden Show, held each March, has become a major regional attraction, thanks to its combination of stellar line-up of special events and speakers, its array of quality exhibitors and designer vignettes, and  its’ convenient location in the heart of horse and bourbon country!  

Ray Booth

Ray Booth

Interior Designer Ray Booth will share his vision of “Evocative Interiors” as the Keynote Speaker on Friday, March 1, at the BGT’s 2019 Antiques & Garden Show at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena March 1, 2, and 3.  Bill and Beverly Fortune, our 2019 Honorary Co-chairs for 2019 will help kick-off the show with a Gala Preview Party on Thursday evening, February 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Always a fun, fabulous, and well-attended cocktail party, guest will enjoy a delicious array of food by Catering by Donna, an open bar, complimentary valet parking, and first-look shopping opportunities with more than eighty quality exhibitors.  Reservations are required for the Gala ($150 p/p; $250/couple) and the Keynote Speaker’s Lunch ($75 p/p).  Show dates are March 1, 2, 3, Friday and Saturday hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Daily show tickets are $20 p/p; run-of-show tickets are $30, and available at the door, or on-line.    For questions about the Antiques & Garden Show, please call the BGT at (859)253-0362, or email us at info@bluegrasstrust.org.

Jon Carloftis

Jon Carloftis

Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens  will again present the wildly popular “Cocktails & Quickfire Seminars” featuring design, spirits, and party experts, on Friday and Saturday afternoons, along with  signature cocktails with Bulliet Bourbon and Maker’s Mark, and co-hosted by Jon Carloftis and Janice Carter Levitch, The Voice of Louisville columnist. Reservations are $40 per person, per day; or get a Friday Keynote Lecture & Lunch Reservation and a Friday Cocktails and Quickfire combination reservation for $100. We are so excited to be working with our friends at The Frazier History Museum in Louisville for the 2019 Kentucky Treasures Exhibit. We are delighted to have many returning exhibitors, as well as several new dealers of fine antiques, gorgeous garden and florals, six designer vignettes, stunning jewelry, collectibles and vintage silver, fine art, maps and vintage art posters, imported rugs, complimentary daily lectures, and ala carte café and bar.  There is truly something for everyone at the 2019 Antiques & Garden Show.  Other highlights include the BGT’s Silent Auction, and a raffle for a one thousand dollar shopping spree at the show.  Daily show tickets are $20 p/p, $30 for run of show and are available at the door, or may be reserved online.   The BGT thanks its sponsors, patrons, board and committee members for their help to make this fundraising show possible.