Owen County’s attractions range from Kentucky’s largest winery, Elk Creek Vineyards, to the Owen County Historical Museum & Courthouse. Remember to stop by our Farmer’s Market: to get freshly grown fruits, vegetables & homemade jams. Take a leisurely drive to view the Agricultural Heritage & Barn Mural Trail.
Owen County Visitors Center
Agricultural Heritage Trail + Barn Murals
Elk Creek Hunt Club
Three sporting clay courses, one over water designed by champion Jon Kruger; 40 and 65 ft. towers; 5-stand and make-a-break; deer, turkey, upland bird and wild bird hunting; 3-D archery course. Lodging, meals and meeting space available.
Address: 1860 Georgetown Road, Owenton, KY
This is a unique Flower Farm & Design Studio specializing in Event Florals. The farm is an active member of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. They take part in Farmers Markets in Cincinnati & Louisville with organic vegetables and apart of CSA Programs. Visits by appointment only.
Address: 1585 Butler Inn Road, Worthville, KY 41098
Michels Family Farm Roadside Market
Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market. In Fall pumpkins of all sizes, colors & textures are available. Gourds, hay bales, Indian corn, all you'll need to decorate for the Fall events. Christmas Tree farm. Open black Friday & all weekends through Christmas.
Address: 4275 State Hwy 1316, Sparta, KY 41086
Owen County Farm & Craft Market
Owen County Park
Park facilities include: walking track, basketball court, tennis court, playground and area for other activities (volleyball, soccer).
Address: 355 Ellis Rd, Owenton, KY 40359
Owen County Quilt Trail
Over 100 quilt squares hanging on barns throughout the county covering 140 miles. Each has a story of why that quilt square was chosen and a history of the farm family. Contact Owen County Extension office for book/guide, it contains a road map. ($25) for book or brochure (no details) is available at Visitors Center.
Address: 565 Ellis Rd, Owenton, KY 40359
Ayres Orchard has been in operation for 30 years, producing a wide variety of apples that are available late Spring through Fall. There’s plums & berries too. They make fresh apple cider in Sept, apple butter and berry jams. The orchard is open for tours late June - Oct.
Address: 525 Wilson Road, Owenton, KY
Chappell Farms Produce
Elk Creek Vineyards
Elk Creek Vineyards offers a wide choice of award-winning wines that are produced and bottled on-site. Elk Creek Vineyards offers a gift shop, deli. Live music every weekend evenings and special entertainment at the amphitheater throughout the spring and summer months. Wedding venue & meeting facilities.
Address: 180 Hwy 330 Owenton, KY 40359
The Nature Academy
The Nature Academy is non-profit corporation founded to provide outdoor & nature programs & seminars. Fees are charged to defray costs. Corporate retreats, reunions, church groups retreats, small social events, youth groups, school groups and seniors will enjoy a day to experience wonders of nature first-hand. Call for appointment.
Address: 575 Jones Rd Corinth, KY 41010
Owen County Historical Society Museum
Owen County Courthouse
The Courthouse, built in 1858, is still used to house the County Government. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The upstairs courtroom is still used for meeting of Fiscal Court and other civic gatherings. Confederate Troops occupied the Courthouse during Civil War. The story goes that the large columns on the porch are filled with barrels of whiskey for strength.
Address: 100 Thomas St, Owenton, KY 40359
Steepleview Farmers Market
Steepleview Farm is a lovely 170 acre family farm. We are devoted to growing healthy, delicious hand tended produce in season, and in our extended season, using all natural methods. We use no chemical pesticides, we use only 100% guaranteed non-GMO seeds and we grow varieties known for flavor and health benefits rather than market toughness.
Address: 10285 US-127, Sparta, KY 41086