Rough River Dam State Resort Park will host its Buffalo and Wild Game Buffet (I’ll just pretend I don’t see buffalo in the title) along with a Chautauqua program about frontiersman Simon Kenton on Sept. 8, 2012.Ã?Â Wild game will be available on the buffet with… here’s the best part…. Southern Fried Catfish! Let the buffalo keep roaming with the deer and antelope- let’s just eat catfish!
Buffet seating times will be 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. CDT, and reservations are recommended. The menu will feature carved steamship rounds of buffalo, buffalo chili, duck and dumplings, southern fried catfish, frog legs, and other regional favorites. The price is $18.95 plus tax for adults, $9.95 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under eat free (prices include beverage).
We’ve eaten (many times) at Rough River Dam State Resort Park’s Grayson’s Landing Restaurant. The breakfasts are completely out of this world!Ã?Â You’ll love their buffets, desserts, menu items… everything including their wonderful tea and coffee.Ã?Â For some reason, they have the best beets in the world on their salad bar. I’m not sure where they get them, but they’ll curl your toes. In a good way.Ã?Â If you ever get a chance to eat their Coconut Cream Pie or Banana Pudding, do so. They’re the stuff legends are made of.
The park will also host a free Kentucky Chautauqua performance in which Mel Hankla delivers a compelling living history portrayal of Simon Kenton, one of KentuckyÃ¢â?¬â?¢s greatest frontiersmen.Ã?Â
Thinking he had killed a boy in a fight over a girl, Kenton fled West Virginia at the age of 16.Ã?Â He was wrong Ã¢â?¬â?? he had only knocked his rival unconscious Ã¢â?¬â?? but the incident launched him on a life of high adventure during which time he would become a legendary explorer, Indian fighter, and KentuckyÃ¢â?¬â?¢s self-appointed welcome-in-chief of what was considered the Wild West.Ã?Â The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room at the lodge.
Call 1-800-325-1713 for reservations and information.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, GraysonÃ¢â?¬â?¢s Landing Restaurant, fishing, boating, mini-golf and a gift shop. For more information about Rough River and other state parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov.
Rough River is on KY 79 near Leitchfield. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit on KY 79 north from Caneyville or exit on KY 259 N at Leitchfield and travel to the park via KY 54 from Leitchfield. Driving south, take KY 79 south from Hardinsburg and U.S. 60.
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