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


Stop by the Visitors Center to get information on what to do, where to eat and stay. Let’s make your time in Owen County an experience of a lifetime, so you’ll want to come back again. 

Address: 102 W. Seminary St, Owenton, KY  40359

Website: VisitOwenCountyKy.Org

Phone: 502.563.5050

Agricultural Heritage Trail + Barn Murals

A unique series of paintings placed on tobacco barns to depict Owen County agricultural history and modern methods. For a brochure visit the Visitors Center or email

Address: Various locations

Phone: 502.563.5050     

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


Phone: 502.484.4569 

Hazelfield Farm

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


Phone: 502.463.2492

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


Phone: 502.750.7000

Owen County Farm & Craft Market

Weekly Farmers Market.  Fruits, Vegetables, bread & goodies.  Homemade jams & jellies.  Local artists with items for sale.  Lunch available by local caterers.  Friday 10:00 to 1:00.  May thru Oct.

Address: 409 Roland Ave Owenton, KY  40359


Phone: 502.484.5703

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


Phone: 502.484.3405

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

Phone: 502.484.5703 or 502.563.5050

Ayres Orchard

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


Phone: 502.484.5236

Chappell Farms Produce

Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market.Shop for fresh tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, fall mums, and other cold crops.

Address: 3320 Hwy 127 North Owenton, KY  40359


Phone: 502.593.5500

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


Phone: 502.484.0005

Larkspur Press

Publishes books on letter press printing press, all work is handset in metal type. Books are hand bound and stitched. More than printing, this is art. Call for appointment.

Address: 340 Sawdridge Creek Road, Owenton, KY 


Phone: 502.484.5390

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


Phone: 859.512.1205

Owen County Historical Society Museum

Explore the people, places and history of Owen County.

Address: 206 N Main St Owenton, KY  40359


Phone: 502.484.2529

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


Phone: 502.484.3405

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


Phone: 859.643.3339