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What to do, where to eat for Father’s Day 2018

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17. Here’s a sampling of what to do to celebrate Dad this year.

Friday June 8

UK basketball and John Calipari host Father/Son Camps June 8-9, June 15-16, and June 22-23. Participants will be instructed by the Kentucky coaches and staff, along with current Wildcat players. The camp is open to all fathers and sons ages 6-17, regardless of basketball experience.


Friday June 15

Buffalo Trace Distillery hosts Pappy for Your Pappy on June 15 at 6 pm. This Father’s Day, take your dad to a one-of-a-kind dinner event where Julian and Preston Van Winkle guide you through a tasting of the various ages of Van Winkle Bourbons.


Sunday June 17 – Father’s Day

Father’s Day Train Ride: Enjoy an 11 mile, 90 minute round trip train excursion through the horse farms of Central Kentucky. Departs 2 pm at Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum in Versailles, KY. Dad’s ride for half price.

Father’s Day 5k – You’re My Hero, is a virtual 5k that takes place June 17 through June 30. A virtual 5k is where you can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track. Run at your own pace, time yourself and then report your time to the organization.

Honeywood is serving a Father’s Day Brunch this Sunday. Chef Josh Smouse’s offerings include a Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Country Ham and White Cheddar Omelet, and a Baby Back Rib appetizer. Brunch is available from 11 am to 3 pm, reservations are available for parties of 5 or more.

The Kentucky Castle is hosting guided tours followed by a Father’s Day buffet on June 17 at noon and 2 pm. The country style buffet includes various salads, country ham soup with cornbread, a carving station, fried potatoes, green beans, sliced pork shoulder, and strawberry shortcake trifle for dessert.

Logan’s Roadhouse on Nicholasville Rd. is offering a special Father’s Day menu that includes a Porterhouse T-Bone, Fall off the Bone Ribs, Mequite Smokin’ Wings, and a 16 oz Ribeye.

OBC Kitchen is featuring a Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned and Private Selection tasting for brunch and dinner on Father’s Day.

O’Charley’s is offering a gift card promotion for Father’s Day. When you buy a $25 gift card, you get two $5 bonus rewards cards.

Outback Steakhouse on Nicholasville Rd has a Father’s Day menu including Bone-in Ribeye, shrimp topped filet, Filet Mignon & lobster, and more.

Ted’s Montana Grill in The Summit is accepting reservations for Father’s Day. Entrees include various chicken, seafood, and Bison options (burgers, steak, meatloaf, and ribs).

Celebrate Father’s Day at Texas de Brazil in The Summit. They are opening early on Sunday, June 17 and serving the regular dinner menu all day. All fathers dining will receive a $20 certificate to use on a later date.



Baskin-Robbins is honoring dads nationwide this Father’s Day with a new Banner Cookie Cake and Bowtie and Suspenders Cookie Cake that combine cookies and ice cream. All of Baskin-Robbins’ Father’s Day ice cream cakes are fully customizable and are available for pre-order through June 17.

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