Department of Parks
Kentucky Scottish Weekend Selected For “Top Ten” Spring Events
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Scottish Weekend held in May at General Butler State Resort Park has been selected as a “Top Ten” event for spring by the Kentucky Tourism Council.
The event is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year from May 11-13. It is sponsored by the Kentucky Scottish Weekend, Inc., and the park at Carrollton. The weekend features dancing, music, athletic competitions, food and a gathering of the clans.
A panel of judges selects the “Top Ten” events each season. Criteria include popularity of the event, the impact on local tourism as well as cultural and historical significance.
General Butler State Resort Park has a lodge, Two Rivers Restaurant, cottages, campground, gift shop, golf course and hiking trails. Call 1-866-462-8853 for information.
For more information and advance tickets on Scottish Weekend, go to: www.kyscottishweekend.org or call 513-574-2969.
The Kentucky Tourism Council is a 560-member statewide association representing all sectors of the state’s travel industry. For more information, visit www.tourky.com
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov