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Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the Kentucky Bluegrass Region, Mt. Sterling is full of rich history and charm. Home of the oldest festival in Kentucky-"October Court Days" and "Small Town America Weekend"-voted one of the top summer festivals in 2009 by the Kentucky Tourism Council.

Mt. Sterling invites you to tour our award winning historic downtown with unique shopping and dining. Founded in 1792, some historic buildings, churches and landmarks date back over 200 years. A downtown walking tour begins at the History Museum located next to the Courthouse.

Take a tour of the Ruth Hunt Candy Factory, the official candy maker of the Kentucky Derby and the 2010 Equestrian Games. Watch as the make their famous pulled cream candy bars "Blue Monday" or sample their Woodford Reserve bourbon balls.

Take in 18 rounds of golf at the #1 public golf course in Kentucky by Golf Digest, Old Silo Golf Course and Restaurant. Enjoy great live music every Friday night April-October during Friday Night Live. Overnight golf packages available for only $89 per person including overnight accomodations on-site at Ramada with breakfast, 18 holes with cart and a $25 food/drink card at Old Silo Restaurant.

The new Gateway Regional Arts Center just opened on Main Street in downtown and offers new art exhibits and performing arts daily including the "First Friday" gallery exhibit opening reception from 4:30-7pm each first Friday of the month.

Mt. Sterling in Montgomery County also offers lots of fun on the farm at Bramble Ridge Apple Orchard and Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch and Christmas at the Barn. Spend the day visiting one of our farms where you can pick your own daylillies, pumpkins, apples and berries. Bring the kids to meet our farm animals and take a wagon ride while learning more about life on the farm.

Friendly people and wonderful attractions will make you feel right at home in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. Located only 25 mintues from Lexington on I-64 at Exit 110.

Come for the day or stay awhile with affordable overnight packages available year round. Visit for more information or call toll free (866) 415-7439 to receive your free visitors guide to our charming small town.