Authors in the Bluegrass
Authors in the Bluegrass October 1, 2022
Join us on October 1, 2022 for our second Author event at Kroger Field in Lexington, KY!
This event is intended for guests 15+; you will be asked to show your ID before entering the event. Everyone who enters will need a ticket.
We have 50 Amazing authors signed up to sign and our goal is 60! More to come
** NEWS **
We will also have NARRATORS at our event for the first time. Watch the FB page for those announcements!
Friday & Saturday Event Location: Kroger Field (UK Football Stadium) www.ukahonline.com
1540 University Dr., Lexington, KY 40502
Thursday Registration Times at the Hotel: 10 AM - 1 PM
Friday Registration Times at the Hotel: 10 AM - 1 PM
Friday Registration Times at the STADIUM: 2PM - 4PM
Saturday Registration at the Event Space: OPENS AT 10 AM
Friday Event for VIP: Doors open at the stadium 3 PM for VIP registration if you havent checked in yet and the event kicks off at 4 PM - 8 PM. (Registration at the Stadium)
Main Event Saturday: Doors open at 9:00 a.m. to staff, authors, vendors, & volunteers. The doors will open to the public at 10:00 a.m. We will be occupying the Field Club and Woodford Reserve Club for the event.
General Admission $30: 6 Hour Admission to the event + a tote bag and 1 Raffle Ticket
Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event until 3 PM!
~ Everyone who purchases a ticket will get a tote bag!
12 PM - 6 PM We will have signing authors upstairs and downstairs for this 2022 event.
There are elevators for those who might need them!
::: About the Event :::
Book Limit: You can have up to 7 books signed by each author, then you have to get back in line for the fairness of all readers who want to meet each author.
Author Lines: We will have a wristband system in place again this year, but you will now pick up your wrist bands when you register. You will receive randomized wristbands for each author you need.
Model Policy: This year we will be allowing a low number or models with outstanding professional behavior to attend with the author.
Field Club: Lower Level, Authors & Vendors will be located here.
Woodford Reserve Club: Upper level, Authors & Vendors will be located here.
Book Vendor: TBA we are in negotiations
Other Vendors: ARE LIVE ON THE WEBSITE!
Pop-up Giveaways: We will be setting up pop-up giveaways throughout the event; these will be fun gifts & gift cards to you, the readers.
Raffle Trunks: We did this in 2017 and they were a huge hit!
We will have 2 Trunks to be raffled off and our Charity this year is the BookWorm Box. More info to come on this!
Hotel: Embassy Suites at Lexington Green, (859) 271-4000, 245 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY. The hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the airport.
Ticket Refund Policy: Full refund available up until July 1st (For NEW ticket Holders), after July 1st there will be no refunds issued. It will be possible to transfer your ticket to another reader who is interested in this event, but we will need to be contacted to do so. You have until September 1st to transfer ALL tickets.
Airport: The Local Airport is LEX, it is a quick ride to and from the hotel.
If you are okay to drive a bit and grab a rental, Louisville is not too far and might be a cheaper option Airport Code: SDF
::: Things to Do :::
Check out this link!
Things to do while you are here:
Bourbon Tours, Wine Tours, Shopping, Book Stores, Horse Park, and so much more. Just google Lexington Green Area or things to do in Downtown Lexington!
For full list of authors, visit Authors in the Bluegrass Facebook page
::: FAQs :::
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, you must show your ID to enter the event, and no one under 15 will be permitted.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is FREE, and we have PLENTY of it! You will need to set up transportation to and from the event space.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, until September 1st, 2022.
Does my friend/spouse/significant other need a ticket to enter the event?
Yes, anyone who enters the event needs a ticket.
Is this handicap accessible?
Yes, the events space is large enough to accommodate wheelchairs easily, and there are four elevators for access.
Are there T-shirts available for purchase?
Yes The Middle M is the Shirt Vendor for our event!
Is there a book list available?
Yes, there will be a list for you to check closer to the time of the event.
What do I do when I first arrive for the event?
Come on in the building, register, and Volunteers will be leading you where to line up
Do I need to bring cash?
Cash is faster and sometimes the card swipe devices don't always work. But cash and credit are accepted!
Will the authors have books that I can purchase from them?
The authors will have books for sale at their tables or you may purchase online prior to the event. For those who are traditionally published, you can purchase their book(s) through the book vendor or purchase online before you come to the event.
What will the authors sign?
Anything you bring with you!
Will there be a seating chart shared with attendees?
Yes, this will be accessible 2 days prior to the event, unless other changes need to be made. * This is subject to change.
Can I bring my wagon to the event?
Depending on the size of the event, yes, right now we do not know. Carts are allowed as of right now. We will let you know about Wagons closer to the event!
::: HOTEL INFO :::
The Main Hotel is FULL booked
We have TWO overflow hotels
1. DOUBLE TREE:
Your attendees can now begin making their reservations. The group code is ABG
Below is the link that will take you to our hotel website. After your guests are on the website they will select the dates of your block, September 29-October 2, 2022 on Check Rooms
& Rates It will take you to the next page. Under Select a Room there will a few options to choose from select Special Rates When the Special Rate box opens up enter ABG in the Group Code box then click on update. Your group page will appear and your guests can continue making their reservations.
Your guest can also reserve their room by calling our reservation line at 1-800-262-3774.
2. HOMEWOOD SUITE:
When your attendees click on the link, it pulls up a monthly calendar for your month but you will see $169 on your Thursday date.
They just have to select if they are arriving on Thurs, Fri or Sat and click on either 3nt, 2 nt or 1nt stay to book their room.
3. NEWEST HOTEL ADDED (July 11th, 2022)
ORGIN HOTEL: $189.00 A NIGHT | FRIDAY & SATURDAY (Does not include Breakfast)
4174 Rowan, Lexington, KY 40517 (At the Summit)
FREE Shuttle to and from the airport
Kroger Field UK Football Stadium (View)
1540 University Dr.
Lexington, KY 40502
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|