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11th Annual
"Wine Barrel Tasting for
The Springs"

March 31, 2018
The 11th Annual Wine Barrel Tasting happens on March 31, 2018, at many wineries in the Bluegrass area. Donors will travel in their own vehicle, at their own pace, and to the wineries of their choice.
Remember, drink and drive responsibly.

Click the link to download a copy of the 2018 Wine Barrel Tasting brochure, including a map of the wineries.

2018 Wine Barrel Tasting brochure

Birding at The Springs

Over 130 species of birds have been seen so far at McConnell Springs, making it a favorite hotspot for local birders as well as visitors to the area. Check out our monthly updates to find out what’s been seen recently. Be sure to grab your binoculars and come out the park to help us add to the list!

Birds - September 2017
Birds - August 2017

Flowers at The Springs

Flowers - August 2016

Download a copy of the McConnell Springs Park Calendar of Events! Click on the link to the right (requires the FREE Adobe PDF Reader).

July-December 2017

Give your time, talent, or treasure to The Friends!
Download the Donor-Volunteer Information form by clicking on the icon to the right. Fill it out and mail to the address on the form to be counted as a donor or volunteer − or both!
Donor-Volunteer Information Form

More Upcoming Friends Events

History To Chew On Series:

History to Chew On is a brown bag series, we supply tables and drinks. The programs will start at 6:15 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. All programs are in the Education Center of McConnell Springs Park. Call 859-225-4073 to save a seat.

Click here to download the series schedule.

24th Annual Founders' Day and Colonial Crafts Festival

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate Lexington's official "birthday" with a full calendar of activities for the whole family to commemorate the city's founding in 1775 at McConnell Springs. 

Colonial Crafts Festival features period reproductions for purchase from vendors who demonstrate their skills. Historic reenactments, singing, dancing, contests, fun, food, and more!


Activities all day at the Education Center, Amphitheater (shown) and in the Park.
2017 Founders' Day Schedule of Events (click here)
Download a set of photos from prior Founders' Days
Download a set of more photos from prior Founders' Days