EVENTS

2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, March 1

  • 6 pm - 9 pm: Gala Preview Party
    Honorary Co-Chairs: Mayor Jim Gray & Isabel Yates, Former Vice Mayor
    An elegant and fun evening with cocktails, a magnificent array of culinary
    specialties from Catering by Donna, early shopping opportunities at more than 80 exhibitor booths, and a silent auction. Complimentary valet parking.
    Cocktail attire.
    Reservations Required – $150 per person, $250 Couple, $95 Young Collector (under 35)   Note: Reservations are held at the door. We do not mail tickets. 

Friday, March 2 - New Show Hours: Friday, 10 am - 6 pm

  • 10 am: Show Opens
  • Daily show ticket: $20 per person, available at the door or reserve online.
  • Run of show ticket: $30, available at the door or reserve online.                                          Note: Reservations are held at the door. We do not mail tickets.
  • 12 pm: Keynote Lecture: India Hicks
    Lecture with India Hicks, Spring Luncheon by Catering by Donna
    In the Alltech Arena’s Lecture Exhibition Hall, sponsored by TravelHost and Wood Art By Eli.
    Reservations required – $75/person (includes lecture, lunch, and daily show ticket)                  Note: Reservations are held at the door. We do not mail tickets.     
  • Kentucky Treasures Exhibit: The National Quilt Museum
    In the Exhibition Hall
  • 2:30 p.m. : Complimentary Daily Lecture: Benjamin Deaton, Benjamin Deaton Interior Design: Investing in Your Everyday Space
  • 4 pm: Cocktails and Quickfire Seminar                                                                We will be hosting a DELICIOUS Sixty Minute lineup of 10 minute talks from the BGT TRUSTED EXPERTS on 5 EXCITING SUBJECTS hosted by Jon Carloftis
  • 6 pm: Show Closes

Saturday, March 3 - New Show Hours: Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

  • 9 am: Shop the Show

    Join interior designers Joe Richardson and Carolyn Threlkeld of Hubbuch & Company at 9:00 am sharp to "shop the show" for antiques, unique artwork, accessories, and  occasional furniture. See how Joe and Carolyn approach selecting one of a kind pieces to accentuate interior design projects, taking them from safe to sensational.

    Reservations required - $20/person   |   Note: Reservations are held at the door. We do not mail tickets.

  • 10 am: Show Opens
  • Kentucky Treasures Exhibit: The National Quilt Museum
    In the Exhibition Hall
  • 11:00 a.m. : Complimentary Daily Lecture: John Michler & Jessamine Michler, Michler’s Florist, Greenhouse & Garden Design:
    The New Style(s) of Flora Design
  • 2:00 p.m.  : Complimentary Daily Lecture: Diane Cleveland Wachs, Diane Cleveland Wachs Fine & Decorative Art Consulting, L.L.C.: 
    Antiques in 2018: Possessions, Baggage or Bonanza?
  • 4 pm: Cocktails and Quickfire Seminar                                                               We will be hosting a DELICIOUS Sixty Minute lineup of 10 minute talks from the BGT TRUSTED EXPERTS on 5 EXCITING SUBJECTS hosted by Jon Carloftis
  • 6 pm: Show Closes

Sunday, March 4 - New Show Hours: Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm

  • 11 am: Show Opens
  • Kentucky Treasures Exhibit: The National Quilt Museum
    in the Exhibition Hall
  • 1 pm Complimentary Daily Lecture: Joseph Hillenmeyer of Joseph Hillenmeyer Garden Design: "Three Gardens." Joseph Hillenmeyer will explore three central Kentucky gardens from their inception to the experiences they now yield.
  • 4 pm: Show Ends

Daily Show Features, March 2-4, 2018

More than 80 Quality Exhibitors | Interior Design Vignettes | Silent Auction & Raffle | Daily Complimentary Lectures | Kentucky Treasures Exhibit: The National Quilt Museum | Bar Service |  A La Carte Café