Shaker Village to host healthy community festival

Trail runs, yoga sessions, cooking demos and more

Special to the Enterprise

HARRODSBURG — Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will host the second of its two family-friendly trail festivals on Sept. 3. The Healthy Community Fall Trail Festival brings together local health and wellness experts for a celebration of balanced living.

The (un)Pleasant Hill Trail Runs are part of the festival this year. Distances of 5 miles, 10 miles, 25K and 50K are available to runners and hikers who maintain an 18-minute-per-mile pace. There’s also a 1-mile Fun Run for all ages.

Aspire Fitness will offer strength and fitness advice and lead festival goers through a fit kids workout, and warm-up and cool-down exercises. Health coach, chef and author Kate Horning will perform cooking demonstrations and provide nutrition tips for the entire family throughout the day.

There are many opportunities to get outdoors during the festival, including a kids’ jump zone, a nature hike, fresh air and candlelight yoga sessions, a nature program about bees and butterflies, and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Trail run participants and children 12 and under receive free admission to the festival. Adult admission is $10 per person.

Details and race registration information are available at or by calling 800.734.5611, ext. 1545.

Festival partners include Bluegrass Sotheby’s, Hilliard Lyons, Todd’s Road Stumblers, Wilderness Trail Distillery, Aspire Fitness, Clark Fitness, West Sixth Brewing, Kate Horning and Trail Runner Magazine.

To the Shakers, a healthy lifestyle went hand-in-hand with their spiritual well-being. Today, Shaker Village’s Healthy Community Series celebrates this legacy of balanced living through programs and events that encourage engaged minds, bodies and spirits. Events include Spring and Fall Trail Run Festivals, Paddle + Yoga Weekends, Fall Paddles and more.

Recently named a member of Discovery Destinations by Discovery Communications and a top hidden travel destination by BBC News, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. With 34 original Shaker structures, the site is home to the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Demonstrating a commitment to community, sustainability and ingenuity, Shaker Village embraces three pillars rooted in time-honored Shaker legacies, including balanced preservation and conservation; engaged learning and exploration; and warm, spirited hospitality. Onsite services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill include overnight accommodations, dining, beverage and catering services, three craft shops, exhibitions in historic buildings, a farm and garden area, the Dixie Belle Riverboat and 1,200 acres of restored native prairie. For more information, visit

Trail runs, yoga sessions, cooking demos and more

Special to the Enterprise

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