Kentucky Horse Park
Old MacDonald Had Some Used Farm Equipment
LEXINGTON, KY (February 13, 2009) When you have a farm, it just naturally follows that you have used farm equipment. If it’s time to upgrade, downsize, or simply clear the clutter, the Fayette County Farm Bureau can help.
The 26h annual Fayette County Farm Bureau Farm Equipment Consignment Auction, Mar 21, will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park beginning at 9:30am. All tractors will be grouped and sold at noon. Equipment will be accepted Mar 19-20, and no equipment will be accepted the day of the sale.
Serious farmers, gardeners, bargain hunters and friendly scavengers are invited to graze or hunt and peck through hundreds of pieces of equipment ranging from farming and landscaping to lawn and garden. The equipment has been compiled from area farmers, landscapers and retail stores and over a thousand interested buyers are expected to attend.
Designers and decorators might find an authentic farm objet d’art or that perfect piece of weathered material to complete a shabby chic or garden decorating project.
Auctioneers from Swinebroad-Denton will conduct the sale, and one hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation.
For more information on the Fayette County Farm Bureau Farm Equipment Consignment Auction or how to donate a piece of equipment for a tax write-off (instead of letting sit in the middle of your field or take up space in your barn for the next ten years), contact Carrie Johnson at 859-253-0023 or click on http://www.kyfb.com/counties/fayette/imgs/2009/Auction-Flyer.pdf.
Park Hours and Rates: From November 1 through March 14, the park is open Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for children ages 7-12. March 15 through October 31, the park is open seven days a week. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children 7-12. Children six and under are always admitted free of charge. Admission includes the International Museum of the Horse – In Association with the Smithsonian Institution - and the American Saddlebred Museum.
The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. The park is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that hosted nearly 900,000 visitors and campers, as well as 15,000 competition horses in more than 100 special events and horse shows in 2008. The park is home to the National Horse Center which comprises more than 30 national and regional equine organizations. Located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is The place to get close to horses. Open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.