The city of Georgetown, founded in the late 1700s, is a diverse community with many areas of interest. From antique shopping in the historic downtown area to an annual international kite festival held in a Japanese style garden, there is something for everyone in Scott County. Georgetown was established as a college town early in its history. Georgetown College is a private liberal arts college established in the early 1800s. The college currently has enrolled over 1300 students.
Georgetown is also home to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. The facility opened in 1988 and currently manufactures the Camry, Avalon, and Solara. For the past seven years, Georgetown has hosted the Annual Kite and Culture Festival held at Cardome Centre. The festival began in the tradition of Georgetown's sister city, Tahara-shi, Japan, which has held a kite festival every year for nearly 50 years. All entertainment at the event is free and many vendors come to set up with food and other items for sale.
Summer time is kicked off with the historic Morganís Raid at Georgetown. This is a battle re-enactment of Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morganís raid on the area. You can visit the re-enactors authentic camp sites and view clothing and weapons typical of the time. There are also vendors, artists, and authors who set up booths at the event. The event takes place at Cardome Centre and admission is free. In late summer, the Bengals come to town. The Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp is held at the Georgetown College Athletic Complex. You can watch the Bengals practice for free.
Autumn time brings the Festival of the Horse. This event celebrates the importance the role the horse has played in the community. Some of the festival activities include a childrenís parade, a grand parade, live entertainment, and many vendors.