Department of Parks
Thanksgiving Buffet Nov. 26 at Kentucky State Parks by the Numbers
FRANKFORT, Ky. – What has 2,000 pounds of turkey, 1,500 pounds of sweet potatoes and 750 pounds of country ham? Don’t forget the 4,300 pieces of fried chicken, the 1,300 pounds of roast beef and 12,000 rolls.
The answer is the Kentucky State Parks’ Thanksgiving Day buffet at 16 of the resort parks across the state on Nov. 26.
The parks have hosted the buffet for more than four decades and usually serve about 10,000 customers on Thanksgiving Day.
The buffet will be served from noon to 8 p.m. on Nov. 26 at most parks.
The buffet will include soups, cheeses and salads for starters. Entrees include turkey and dressing, baked ham, carved roast beef and fried chicken. Vegetables include old-fashioned candied yams, country-style green beans and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy.
The cost for the buffet will be $18.99 plus tax (drink included) for adults; $8.99 for children ages 6-12; and children 5 and under are free.
Save some room for dessert! The parks will be baking 340 pies – including pecan and pumpkin.
Kenlake State Resort Park will serve the Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and General Butler State Resort Park will serve 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park will be offering a reduced buffet. Guests should note that the restaurant and lodge at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is closed for repairs.
For more information on the Thanksgiving Day buffet and other state park events, visit www.parks.ky.gov
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov