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Croquet & Brass: An evening of Bourbon, Brass, and Americana along the Chaplin River

This first time event will take place on Thursday in the quaint small town of Perryville, KY (just a few short miles from downtown Danville). The longest running croquet tournament in U.S. history, lasting 100 years, was played in Perryville, KY at the Karrick-Parks house. You too can play croquet on this historic property. Pull a team together and enjoy our version of this historic game.

There will be many activities to enjoy besides croquet, including bourbon tastings, live brass music, delicious food and drink, historic front porch tours, and a live reenactment.  So bring your lawn chair along for a terrific night of Croquet, Bourbon, and Brass in Perryville.

Main Stage Schedule (subject to change)

5:00–5:15 pm  Welcome & Announcements

5:15 pm  Croquet Tournament Begins

5:30–6:30 pm  Bourbon Boys Quintet

6:30–7:00 pm  Croquet Play Off

7:00–8:00 pm  Powerhouse Brass Quintet

8:00–8:15 pm  Re-enactment by the Chaplin River in front of Elmwood Inn

8:15–8:30 pm Closing Remarks

​Croquet Schedule

​5:00 pm All teams meet at Karrick-Parks House to review rules etc…​.

5:15–6:30 pm  Croquet Play at Karrick-Parks House and Dr. Polk’s Lawn (signs will be up indicating where these areas are)

6:30–7:00 pm  Croquet Play-Off ​in front of Elmwood Inn and Winner Announced

Would you like to be a part of this Croquet event? If so please click here for the Croquet Registration Form 2017 and rules for the tournament.  Up to 18 Teams will be able to play in the tournament with a cash prize of $200 for the shoot off winning team.  Other prizes for “Best Dressed Team” are also included. Be a part of this inaugural Festival event!

For tournament questions, please contact Kelly Gray at marketplacegray@gmail.com.

​Historic Events Schedule

Historic Porch Tours sponsored by Boyle Landmark Trust 5:00 pm–7:30 pm.

Re-enactment in front of Elmwood Inn 8:00–8:15 pm​

Food & Libations​

​Food & Drink Booths open 5:00 pm–8:30 pm​

Featured Bourbon drinks: Coopers’ Craft bourbon and Woodford Reserve bourbon.  Bourbon, beer & wine for purchase.

Food available for purchase from Cue on Main, Johnson’s BBQ, Lion’s Club, and Mosebeau.

Elmwood Inn will be selling Bourbon and Brass Band iced tea.  Other non alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well.

Rain Plan

Should it rain the location of the Croquet and Brass event will move to the Perryville Jamboree.


June 1, 2017

5:00 pm

– 9:00 pm


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