Department of Tourism
ColorFall Program Tracks Foliage Changes and Events Across State
Kentucky’s 21st year of celebrating nature’s autumn beauty with the ColorFall program is here. This year promises a season of dazzling foliage and many entertaining events and activities inviting residents and visitors to get outside and enjoy the beauty of fall in the Bluegrass State.
The Kentucky Departments of Tourism and Parks are once again coordinating the program, which provides weekly updates on the leaves’ color changes and special events in four regions of the commonwealth. Naturalists throughout the state report the progress of the spectacular changes that grace landscapes from the Appalachians in the east to the western lakes region.
The tourism department compiles the leaf spotters’ information on the foliage stages and relays it to media via email and fax in a weekly report each Wednesday from Sept. 20 through Oct. 25.
The public may obtain foliage updates by visiting www.kentuckytourism.com and clicking on the ColorFall link on the homepage or by calling 800-225-8747, where travelers can obtain assistance from travel consultants in planning trips as well as information on events and foliage stages.
Media questions may be directed to Marge Bateman, ColorFall coordinator with the tourism department, at 502-564-4930 ext. 150 or email@example.com. At the parks department, Carey Tichenor can answer technical questions about specific trees and their foliage at 502-564-8110 ext. 246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editors can download a striking ColorFall logo at www.kentuckytourism.com/colorfall/pressrelease.htm.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.