Camp Springs Herbst (Autumn) Tour
9th Annual Herbst (Autumn) Tour on Sunday, October 18 from Noon to 6 p.m. Among the many historical and cultural features, the entire Herbst Tour is a FREE self-guided auto tour.
Starting the tour is as easy as picking up the complimentary Herbst Tour brochure and map at the Camp Springs Fire House at 6844 Four Mile Road (State Route 547 off the AA Highway). The brochure includes a short description of each of the stops and lists the many local advertisers whose support makes this free tour possible
Your visit includes active agricultural farms and gardens, horse farms and a wide array of local business establishments that are part of this tranquil community.
For extra convenience, food, refreshments and restrooms are available at many tour stops.
But the Herbst Tour would not be complete without experiencing the preservation of Camp Springs’ most noted group of historical and renowned stone houses (one of the largest collection within the Midwest Region). These Camp Springs dwellings were constructed during the mid 1800’s by past German immigrants and vintners, who viewed this pristine valley as its newly-discovered American home.
Older area historians also note Camp Springs’ prominence during the early days of its establishment for its achievements in wine making and its ultimate distribution throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the entire country. Present owners of the area’s wineries, vineyards and stone houses continue to capture the significance of Camp Springs’ historical contribution to the region.
Also, experience the unique southern hospitality and artistic treasures present in the historic churches that have served the faith-based community of Camp Springs for over 170 years.
To contact one of the tour organizers prior to or during your visit, please contact Sharon Ramler at (859) 760-3500 or Rose Chalk at (859) 240-4010. For more information like us on Facebook at Camp Springs Herbst Tour.
For more information call (859) 760-3500 or visit campsprings.com