Southern Charm - Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show

Southern Charm

At the Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show, March 2-4, 2018

Renowned for its’ southern charm and quality dealers, the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation presents its 33rd Antiques & Garden Show March 2-4, 2018 in Lexington.  A fundraiser for the BGT’s preservation work in Central Kentucky, this three-day show is a regional draw featuring 70+ quality exhibitors from around the country, designer vignettes, garden exhibitors, and an outstanding lineup of complimentary daily lectures. Daily tickets are $20 at the door; $30 for a run-of-show ticket.  New show hours for 2018 are 10 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday, and 11 am to 4 pm Sunday. 

Convenient to I-75 and I-64, the Trust’s show at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena offers free, onsite parking, an a La carte café with bar service, complimentary daily lectures, and a Kentucky Treasures exhibit featuring the Kentucky Quilt Museum. 

Honorary chairs for 2018 are Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and former Lexington vice Mayor, Isabel Yates. The Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Thursday, March 1 from 6 to 9 pm, featuring cocktails, a delectable array of gourmet food by Catering by Donna, and complimentary valet parking. Reservations are $150 per person, $250 a couple, all to benefit the BGT.

The stellar keynote speaker for 2018 is Interior Designer India Hicks. India is an aristocrat, author, former model, present-day designer, mother of five, and lifestyle guru.  Reservations are needed for her Friday lecture and luncheon are $75 p/p, and includes a daily show ticket. Other 2018 show highlights will include the Kentucky Treasures exhibit of quilts from the Kentucky Quilt Museum, a silent auction, and a $1,000 show shopping spree raffle, with raffle tickets just $10. For information and reservations, contact the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation at (859)253-0362, on-line at

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16 Feb 2018