Peach Jam 5k, Shelbyville Horse Show and the Sounds of Music

Welcome to summertime in the American Saddlebred Capital of the World
By: ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau
Musician Lance Carpenter headlines at Jeptha Creed Distillery this summer.
Musician Lance Carpenter headlines at Jeptha Creed Distillery this summer.
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SHELBYVILLE, Ky. - June 19, 2018 - PRLog -- A race through a peach orchard, high-stepping show horses and live music in the distillery, at the winery and on stage fill Shelby County's summer calendar when the Peach Jam 5K returns to Mulberry Orchard, the Shelbyville Horse Show steps into the ring and lots of musicians bring their talent and tunes to Jeptha Creed Distillery, Talon Winery, Smith-Berry Vineyard and the Shelby County Community Theatre.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, big peach jam

The Third Annual Peach Jam 5K, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters Kentuckiana, takes place on Sat., July 21, 2018. Run or walk through the peach trees at Mulberry Orchard during this unique, non-competitive 5K run/walk. Afterward, enjoy a delicious (included) pancake breakfast. Entry fee is $25 per person and includes a free 30-day membership to any Planet Fitness. More information is available at and

After the Peach Jam, enjoy music, a hay ride, the kid's area with corn maze and super slide and visiting farm animals at Mulberry Orchard, famous for its 17 varieties of peaches and 16 types of apples. Make a shopping stop at Mulberry Kitchen for local honey, jellies, preserves and lots of fresh produce. Treat yourself to fresh-made apple cider donuts, fried apple or peach pie, caramel apples and other goodies.

Equine athletes in action

The Shelbyville Horse Show is a four-day event showcasing the "peacock of the horse world" – American Saddlebreds – in the American Saddlebred Capital of the World. Scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 1-4 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, this premier event is a must-attend for horse lovers everywhere.

Preceding the horse show are Jubilee events that begin on July 26 with a free-admission multi-day Youth Art Show at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, courtyard and Science Hill Inn. On July 28, a free ice cream eating contest and Street Party Concert take place at Fifth and Main Streets in downtown Shelbyville. Headlining the concert is Act III. Find more details at

The 'Sound of Music,' the taste of Kentucky

Jam with Jeptha Creed Distillery during its Friday night Jammin' at Jeptha, featuring great live music in the clubhouse, local food trucks and craft cocktails at the bar. Music is from 6-9 p.m.; dinner is available from 5-9 p.m. and the Jeptha Creed bar rocks until 10 p.m.

June 29 features Jeptha's Summer Headliner Lance Carpenter in Concert with opener Josh Bogard. July 6 brings Stir Crazy and July 13 features Sugardaddy. Check Jeptha Creed's event page to see other bands and more information about featured food trucks:

Pack a lawn chair and blanket to Talon Winery, select a bottle of its award-winning Sugar Lips or Moondance wine and settle in for a free Saturday concert, 4-7 p.m. Upcoming performers include Wicked Peace, Bomar & Ritter and Brad Nunn, among many others. Visit to see the wines and the musicians.

Make it a meal and music at Smith-Berry Vineyard & Winery at their Saturday Dinner Concert series: July 14 – Those Damn Torpedoes (Tom Petty Tribute Band); July 28 – The Mixers (country pop); Aug. 11 – Usual Suspects (70s to today rock, pop, R&B, funk); and Aug. 25 –Lunar Beach House (beach music). Find more details at

Join the very high-spirited nun-in-training, Maria, as she is dispatched to more suitable work for her disposition, that of governess to seven musically-inclined children, in one of the world's most beloved musicals. The award-winning Shelby County Community Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" on July 19-22 and 26-29. For tickets and show times, visit


Katie Fussenegger, CTA, CTIS, TMP,, 502-633-6388

Executive Director of the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau,


Musician Lance Carpenter headlines at Jeptha Creed this summer.

Photo: Jeptha Creed Distillery

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SHELBYKY ( │ ShelbyKY is all about the Stables, Tables & Designer Labels. The communities of Shelbyville, Simpsonville and Shelby County form the American Saddlebred Capital of the World. Home to 90-plus Saddlebred horse farms and breeding and training facilities, ShelbyKY gives visitors a rare peek into the world of the captivating Saddlebred show horse. ShelbyKY's dining landscape includes culinary icons Science Hill Inn, Eleanor Hamilton's Old Stone Inn, Claudia Sanders Dinner House and Bell House Restaurant and nearly two dozen other locally-owned dining venues. It is home to The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Kentucky's only designer outlet mall, and the interior design, antique, home accessory and furniture shops comprising "Design Destination." Attractions include Jeptha Creed Distillery; Talon Winery; the Shelby County Community Theatre; and lots of outdoor adventure – water sports (fishing, canoeing, paddle boating), horseback riding, golf and fall-fun pumpkin patches and corn mazes. Simpsonville's Whitney M. Young, Jr. Birthplace is on the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Overnight choices include brand name chain hotels, group lodgings, bed and breakfast inns and downtown lofts. Accolades: No. 1 "Best Town to Raise a Family in Kentucky" and among the best places in the U.S. to live and work (; one of the 10 safest places in Kentucky and one of America's most caring cities (

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