Recently, my daughter and I spent a beautiful Kentucky afternoon and evening in Rockcastle County and decided to visit the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center. Renfro Valley is not open on Wednesday during the week but we were allowed to take some pictures of the grounds and enjoyed having the place to ourselves. The sun was shining and we could not have asked for a better day to visit except we did go back the next day when it was open to the public.
I have been visiting Renfro Valley for many years and have enjoyed so many wonderful shows as they say “in the valley”. My first time was when I was about two years old with my mother and father. I remember as a child my father always had to listen to John Lair and Renfro Valley on the radio back in the 50s. Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis and the Oak Ridge Boys are just a few of the shows my family has enjoyed over the years. They have some great entertainers scheduled this fall, too. You can check out their list of performances here: 2015 Headliner Concerts.
The statue below of “Old Joe Clark” meets you at the door of the barn where he performed banjo and comedy in Renfro Valley for half a century.The grounds are groomed, immaculate and so inviting to the public.There is a campground, a restaurant, the church, and so many adorable shops. You can also get a great ice cream cone on a hot day in Kentucky. We had a good visit with Nelson and Ruth Hamilton who own the Renfro Valley Country Market pictured in the photo below. They have a little bit of everything in their shop and carry our cookbooks from our sister site, The Southern Lady Cooks. We have enjoyed the Apple Cinnamon Jelly we bought at the Country Market several mornings with homemade biscuits.
We would recommend this great 55 acre destination complex located in south central KY and conveniently a stone’s throw away from Interstate 75 at exit 62 and started back in 1939 by John Lair to anyone. Thank you Renfro Valley for entertaining us for all these years and being a great place to visit. You make our state of Kentucky proud!
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