Location

2017 Conference Location

We’re heading back to Lexington, Kentucky for our 26th Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference, January 25-28, 2017!

Lexington Convention Center lit up at night. Photo by Jeff Rogers.

Lexington Convention Center lit up at night.
Photo by Jeff Rogers.

The conference will be held at the Lexington Convention Center, 430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507. Conference lodging is right next door at the Hyatt and the Hilton. The Convention Center and hotels are located in downtown Lexington with lots of great dining, socializing and shopping opportunities in the surrounding blocks.

Getting There

Lexington, Kentucky is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the population of the United States! And if you want to fly to Lexington, be prepared to experience “one of the most beautiful air approaches in the nation”.

Drive:
Interstate 64 and Interstate 75 intersect in Lexington, making the downtown area easily accessible for those arriving by ground transportation. Hotel Parking is FREE.

Ride:
Megabus offers surprisingly cheap rates to Lexington, connecting from many locations across the country via Atlanta, Chattanooga or Knoxville. Fares as cheap as $25 one-way are common for online reservations booked well in advance. The Megabus stop is approximately ½ mile from the Lexington Convention Center. Greyhound also provides services to Lexington.

Fly:
Blue Grass Airport (LEX ) has approximately 100 direct and nonstop flights. The airport is just 10 minutes from our downtown hotels and both the Hyatt and the Hilton offer FREE airport shuttle. The Blue Grass Airport is nestled among world-famous Thoroughbred horse farms. Flying into this airport provides a stunning view of the area.

Getting Around Downtown Lexington

Lexington offers a FREE downtown Colt trolley service. Hop on and off the new diesel/electric hybrid trolleys to enjoy Lexington's nightlife. There are many great restaurants, bars, and theatres in the area.

Fun Fact:

The water that passes through the massive limestone shelf that lies beneath Kentucky’s bluegrass pastures feeds the soil and grasses that grow strong horses unlike anywhere else in the world. The high mineral content in the soils of the Bluegrass Region leads to stronger bones and greater durability in horses and helps maintain Lexington’s reputation as Horse Capital of the World.