Kentucky State Resort Parks will be serving the annual Easter buffet April 5, and several parks are planning other special events.
The menu includes beef carved on the line, baked country ham, golden fried catfish and hushpuppies. The meal will also include fresh fruit, a cheese bar, garden vegetables, salad and desserts. The buffet will be served from noon to 8 p.m. local time. The price for adults is $18.99 and children (12 and under) are $8.99, not including tax. Price includes a beverage. At Kenlake, the times will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at Buckhorn Lake, the serving times are noon to 4 p.m.
Buckhorn Lake will have a slightly different menu as well.
John James Audubon State Park
Bring kids ages 3-7 for a hopping good time at the annual Eggstravaganza, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Audubon Museum. Children will enjoy Funny Bunnies Art, storytelling, live bunnies and Easter snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. The fee is $7. Contact Kim McGrew-Liggett 270-827-1893 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Rembrandts - Funny Bunnies Art
Cherish those creative moments with your little Rembrandts at John James Audubon Museum. Art classes will meet once a month on Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m., with a variety of themes and art materials. Dress for a mess and discover the world of Art with Miss Kim. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. The fee is $5. Contact Kim McGrew-Liggett, email@example.com or 270-827-1893.
Kenlake State Resort Park
Kenlake State Resort Park is hosting an Easter egg hunt on the front lawn of the Kenlake Hotel, April 5 at 2 p.m. Eggs will be stuffed with prizes for girls and boys in age categories 2 and under, 3-5, 6-9 and 10-12. The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance during the festivities. Enjoy breakfast in the Aurora Landing Restaurant from 7-10 a.m. and the Easter buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 270-474-2211.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt
Lake Barkley’s Windows on the Water Restaurant will offer its annual Easter buffet from noon-8 p.m. April 5. That afternoon, more than 3,000 eggs will be part of the park’s Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny arrives at the fitness center at 2:30 p.m., and the egg hunt starts at 3 p.m., also at the fitness center. From toddlers to teenagers, bring your baskets and gather some goodies. The egg hunt is sponsored by employees of Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Friends of Lake Barkley SRP Inc. Call 270-924-1131.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park invites you to enjoy the Easter buffet served noon to 8 p.m. Get pictures with the kids and the Easter Bunny at 1:30 p.m. ($2 per photo) and then take part in the free Easter egg hunt at 2:30 p.m. at the lodge. Events will be held rain or shine. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Pennyrile. Call 270-797-3421.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
Make plans to attend Rough River Dam State Resort Park’s giant egg hunt on April 4 starting at 2 p.m. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. More than 5,000 eggs for children in age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 will be hidden. Bring a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Easter buffet on Sunday. Call 270-257-2311.
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
Children’s Egg Hunt
Over 2,000 eggs filled with candy will be hidden for girls and boys under the age of 12 to hunt. There will be four different age categories for children: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Eggs for each category will be hidden in different locations surrounding the Pioneer Museum. Prizes awarded for those who find the first-, second- and third-place eggs and “special” eggs in each category. In cooperation with the Robertson County Tourism Commission, there will be two different hunts on the morning of April 4. At 11 a.m., age groups 0-2 and 3-5 (Sponsored by the Robertson County Tourism Commission). This hunt will be at the public pool ball field. At 11:30 a.m., age groups 6-8 and 9-12 (Sponsored by Blue Licks and the Blue Licks Commemorative Commission). This hunt will be at the historic battlefield in front of the Pioneer Museum. Call 859-289-5507.
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Easter Egg Hunt
Several thousand eggs filled with candy or toys will be hidden for girls and boys under the age of 13. There will be different age categories, and eggs will be hidden in different areas for each category in the disc golf course area. Prizes will be awarded. The hunt will start at 1 p.m. at the disc golf course’s first hole. Call 1-270-343-3111.
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Community Egg Hunt
The entire community is invited to the park at noon to take part in a long-running Harrodsburg tradition! Children up to 12 years old can search for eggs and candies hidden in the grass and compete in great fun and games. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Harrodsburg. Kids can have pictures made with the Easter Bunny. Call 859-734-3314.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny will be present at Buckhorn Lake as several hundred eggs filled with candy will be hidden for girls and boys the age of 12 and under. There will be different age categories and eggs will be hidden in different areas on the Marina Road. Easter bags with toys in them will be given out as well. The hunt will start at 2:30 p.m. Call 1-606-398-7510 for more information.
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Easter Weekend Getaway
Carter Caves will have family-oriented programs throughout the weekend. Events include egg coloring, scavenger hunting, a wildflower walk and other fun activities. On Easter Sunday, the park is serving the Easter buffet. The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Carter Caves Homemakers – with over 1,000 eggs for children 12 and under – starts at 2 p.m. at the welcome center. Tours of Cascade and X-cave will be on a regular schedule. Call 1-606-286-4411.
Grayson Lake State Park
Easter Crafts, Contest and Eggs
Campers at Grayson Lake begin decorating their campsite April 3 for the campsite decorating contest. Easter crafts at the campground shelter will be 3-4 p.m. The Easter egg hunt is Saturday, April 4, starting at noon. Age groups are 2 and under, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. Campsite decorating contest winners will be announced. Call 606-474-2553.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Easter Egg Hunt
It is a hopping good time at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park campground! Children age 12 and under are invited to come look for all the eggs hidden throughout the campground. We will have three age groups and 6,000 eggs along with prize eggs! You will have the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny and have your photo with him. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and there will be separate areas for different age groups. This event is free. Call 606-889-1790.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Kiwanis Egg Hunt
The Pineville Kiwanis Club will be hosting its annual Easter egg hunt at Pine Mountain State Resort Park on Saturday, April 4, from noon-2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Some 1,500 eggs will be filled with candy and hidden in the cove. There will also be prizes for kids. Grilled hot dogs, chips, drink and dessert will be served. The Easter buffet will be served Sunday. Call 606-337-3066.