If you are driving along Kentucky 627 South and find yourself in a luxury of antique shops and small locally owned restaurants, you have arrived in Winchester, Kentucky. Rest, relax and enjoy an area of the Bluegrass rich in traditions and great history.
You can explore Winchester's historic past in a variety of ways. Driving tours throughout Clark County offer views of spectacular scenery steep in rich traditions. The Kentucky River and historic Howards Creek provide just a glimpse of some of our wonderful natural history and what nature offers here. A walking tour of historic downtown Winchester is easily accessible and allows you to take in the rich architecture and visit the Bluegrass Heritage Museum.
Downtown Winchester has an annual Daniel Boone Festival, where you can enjoy live local bands, local arts and crafts, and a hearty contingent of food hot off the grill. Of course, what's a festival in Winchester without a tall, cool Ale-8-One served in a redeemable, "longneck" bottle to wash it down? Made exclusively in Winchester since 1926, Ale-8-One is a staple among central Kentuckians and is a local tradition that they hold dear. Another delicious flavor known to Clark County is beer cheese, as celebrated with the "Beer Cheese Festival" held every June. Here, you can sample some of Kentucky's best beer cheeses, produced with every degree of hotness imaginable. These are just a few of the events and festivals throughout the year that allow you to participate in a lifestyle you are bound to enjoy.