2023 Kentucky Festival Guide

 

All your festival listings for Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green and all of Kentucky.

Welcome to Kentucky’s most comprehensive festival guide where you can find all of the music festivals, food festivals, cultural festivals, art festivals, historical festivals, wine and beer festivals and more in such cities as Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green, Bardstown, Covington, Princeton, Middleboro, Grayson, Paducah and everywhere in-between.

This guide does NOT include county/animal fairs, conventions/expos or events lacking the 3 essentials of a festival (food, vendors and entertainment). Feel free to contact me if you have a question about your event.

Also, please check dates and festival websites in links provided as time approaches, especially for any listings where there is an * (asterisk) next to the date. This means that the date is unconfirmed.

If there is a festival you do not see but would like listed, please Contact Me and let me know about it, especially smaller festivals that don’t have the advertising.

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JANUARY

1/30-1/31 – Patti’s Festival of Lights XIII – Grand Rivers

FEBRUARY

MARCH

3/3* – Tails and Ales – Lexington
3/4 – Tailspin Ale Fest – Louisville
3/4 – Kentucky Women’s Book Festival – Louisville

3/11 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Lexington
3/11-3/12 – Kentucky Crafted Market – Lexington

3/17-3/19 – Cumberland Falls Storytelling Festival – Corbin
3/17-3/19 – The Great American Bluegrass Jam (formerly Kentucky Fried Pickin’) – Owensboro
3/17-3/19* – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo I – Louisville

3/23-3/26* – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo II – Louisville
3/24-3/25 – Hopkinsville International Festival – Hopkinsville
3/24-3/25 – Southern Kentucky Book Festival – Bowling Green
3/25 – Nulu Bock Fest– Louisville

3/30-4/2* – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo III – Louisville
3/31-4/1 – Spring Market at the Farm – Scottsville
3/31-4/3 – Tater Day – Benton

APRIL

4/1 – Harlan Haunt Fest – Harlan
4/1 – Old Washington Art and Chocolate Festival – Maysville

4/3-4/9* – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo IV – Louisville
4/8 – Get Ready to Garden! – Calvert City
4/8-4/9* – Bluegrass Creative Market: Spring Edition – Lexington

4/13-4/16* – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo V – Louisville
4/15* – Spring Fling Art Festival – Lawrenceburg
4/15 – Block Party (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville

4/20-4/22 – Hillbilly Days – Pikeville
4/20-4/23* – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo VI – Louisville
4/21-4/22* – Hickman County Spring Chicken Festival – Clinton
4/21-4/22* – Spring Festival – Falmouth
4/21-4/22 – Shelbyville Dogwood Artisan Showcase – Shelbyville
4/21-4/23* – Tri-Fest – Henderson
4/21-4/23* – Distillery District Art and Music Festival – Lexington
4/22* – Kite Fest – Lexington
4/22* – Spring Gathering at Kirksville – Richmond
4/22* – Dogwood Festival – Shelbyville
4/22* – Jeffersontown Art and Culture Fest – Jeffersontown
4/22 – Gallatin County Earth Day Celebration – Warsaw
4/22* – Wings and Wheels – Cynthiana
4/22* – Henry County Spring Shindig – Eminence
4/22* – Community Earth Day Festival – Danville
4/22* – SOKY Earth Day Festival – Franklin
4/22* – Sky Science Festival Expo Day – Bowling Green
4/22 – Colonel Fest – Corbin
4/22-4/23* – Mountain Mushroom Festival – Irvine
4/22-4/23 – White Plains Civil War Festival – White Plains

4/25 – Taste of Derby Festival (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville
4/26-4/29* – Mule and Draft Horse Days – Dawson Springs
4/27-4/29 – Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show – Paducah
4/27-4/30 – Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville I (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville
4/27-4/30* – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo VII – Louisville
4/28* – Open Barn and BBQ – Lexington
4/28-4/29 – Skrimp Scampi – Harrodsburg
4/28-4/29 – GypsyMoon Marketplace I – Bowling Green
4/28-4/29 – Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ Fest – Grand Rivers
4/28-4/30* – Hippie Daze Festival – Hardin
4/29* – DiverCity Festival – Lexington
4/29* – Ken-Ducky Derby Festival – Louisville
4/29* – Little River Festival – Cadiz
4/29* – Foodstock – Somerset
4/29* – Siege of the Jeeps at Logan’s Fort – Stanford
4/29* – Homeplace Spring Plow Day and Festival – Campbellsville
4/29-4/30 – International Kite and Culture Festival – Georgetown
4/29-4/30* – Derby Day Festival – Williamstown
4/29-4/30 – Cherokee Triangle Art Fair – Louisville
4/30 – Passport GospelFest (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville

MAY

5/1-5/5 – Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville II (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville
5/2 – Kentucky Proud WineFest (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville
5/4-5/6* – Knott County Spring Horse Trail Ride – Hindman
5/4-5/7* – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo VIII – Louisville
5/6* – Ekron Volunteer Fire Department Fire Fest – Ekron
5/6 – Junkfest Day – Augusta
5/6 – Downtown Derby Celebration – Frankfort
5/6* – Sprouts and Stouts Festival – Covington
5/6-5/7* – Mayfest Arts Fair – Lexington

5/11-5/14* (Closed 5/12,5/13) – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo IX – Louisville
5/12-5/13 – Mount Washington Spring Festival – Mt. Washington
5/12-5/13 – International Bar-B-Q Festival – Owensboro
5/12-5/13 – The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival – Paducah
5/12-5/14 – Paris Storytelling Festival – Paris
5/12-5/14* – Wired for Good – Bowling Green
5/12-5/14 – FedEx Ground Smoke on the River BBQ Festival – Covington
5/13* – International Food Truck Festival – Louisville
5/13* – Peony Spring Festival – Warsaw
5/13* – Bath County May Day Festival – Owingsville
5/13* – Spring Fling – Paintsville
5/13-5/14 – Mayfest Arts Fair – Lexington
5/13-5/14* – The Good Wu Healing and Arts Spring Festival – Gilbertsville

5/18-5/20* – Adairville Strawberry Festival – Adairville
5/18-5/21* – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo X – Louisville
5/19* – Tacos N’ Tequila – Lexington
5/19-5/20* – St. Bernard Picnic – Louisville
5/19-5/20* – Art in the Park – Versailles
5/19-5/21 – Kentucky Yoga Festival – Center
5/19-5/21 – Poorcastle Music Festival – Louisville
5/20 – Old Louisville Springfest – Louisville
5/20* – Bluegrass River Run – Richmond
5/20 – ATOM Fest – Harrodsburg
5/20 – GCA Art in the Park – Leitchfield
5/20* – BloomFest at Bernheim – Clermont
5/20 – Forest Fest – Louisville
5/20* – May Fest – Vanceburg
5/20* – Lake, Rattle and Roll – Jamestown
5/20* – Wild and Scenic Red Riverfest – Clay City
5/20* – SpringFest – Glendale
5/20* – The Paristown Flea I – Louisville
5/20-5/21 – Norton Commons Art Festival – Prospect
5/20-5/21 – Bluegrass Pug Festival – Louisville
5/20-5/21* – Kentucky Reggae Festival – Louisville
5/20-5/21 – Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival – Lexington
5/21* – Waggin’ Trail Festival for the Animals – Louisville

5/25-5/27* – Strawberry Festival – Beaver Dam
5/25-5/28* – St. Athanasius Summer Festival – Louisville
5/25-5/28* – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo XI – Louisville
5/25-5/28* – Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival – Pineville
5/25-5/28 – Spring MYPATH Yoga Festival – Harrodsburg
5/25-5/28* – Grayson Memory Days – Grayson
5/26-5/27 – May Market at the Farm – Scottsville
5/26-5/28* – Forecastle Festival – Louisville – CANCELLED
5/26-5/29 – Speleofest – Bonnieville
5/27* – BBQ, Blues and Bikes – Elizabethtown
5/27 – Live in Liberty Music Festival – Liberty
5/27-5/28* – Spring Trade Days at Fort Boonesborough State Park – Richmond
5/27-5/28* – Spring into Summer Festival – Oak Grove
5/27-5/28* – Kentucky Dam Village Arts and Crafts Fest – Calvert City

JUNE

6/1-6/3* – Poke Sallet Festival – Harlan
6/1-6/3* – Lewisport Heritage Festival – Lewisport
6/1-6/3* – St. Peter the Apostle Summer Festival – Louisville
6/1-6/3* – Hillview City Fair – Hillview
6/1-6/4 – Great American Brass Band Festival – Danville
6/1-6/4* – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo XII – Louisville
6/2-6/3* – Louisville Greek Festival – Louisville
6/2-6/3* – Ascension Summer Festival – Louisville
6/2-6/3* – Bluegrass BBQ Festival – Lexington
6/2-6/3* – St. Catherine of Siena Summer Festival – Fort Thomas
6/2-6/3* – Portland Festival – Louisville
6/2-6/3 – Menifee Mountain Memories Festival – Frenchburg
6/2-6/3 – Woodsfest Music Festival – Kirksey
6/2-6/4* – Glasgow Highland Games – Glasgow
6/3 – Art in the Garden – Augusta
6/3 – Jefferson Davis Birthday Weekend – Fairview
6/3* – St. Joseph Church Picnic – Leitchfield
6/3* – Wine and Cheese Tasting Festival – Bardstown
6/3* – Mortons Gap Coalfield Festival – Mortons Gap
6/3* – GlobaLou Festival – Louisville
6/3* – La Grange Arts Fest – La Grange
6/3-6/4 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival I – Eminence
6/3-6/4* – The Butchertown Art Fair – Louisville
6/3-6/4 – Railbird Festival – Lexington
6/4 – Northern Kentucky Pride Festival – Covington
6/4* – Flea in the Fort I – Fort Thomas

6/8-6/10* – Saint Edward Picnic – Jeffersontown
6/8-6/11 – Newport ItalianFest – Newport
6/8-6/11* – Festival of the Bluegrass – Lexington – DISCONTINUED
6/9-6/10* – St. Henry Parish Festival – Elsmere
6/9-6/10 – Laurel Cove Music Festival – Pineville
6/9-6/10* – St. Augustine Summer Festival – Covington
6/9-6/10* – Bourbon Capital BBQ Challenge – Gethsemane
6/9-6/10* – Trenton Main Street Festival – Trenton
6/9-6/10* – St. Margaret Mary Church Picnic – Louisville
6/9-6/11* – St. Paul Parish Summer Festival – Florence
6/10 – Buy Local Fair – Louisville
6/10 – Beer Cheese Festival – Winchester
6/10 – Cruzin for Cancer – Louisville
6/10* – Kentucky Craft Bash Beer Festival – Louisville
6/10 – Maysville Uncorked! Wine and Art Festival – Maysville
6/10 – Bourbon, Brews and BBQ Festival – Shepherdsville
6/10* – Summer Fest on the Square – Edmonton
6/10* – PorchFest OBKY – Owensboro
6/10* – St. Monica Old Fashioned Summer Picnic – Bardstown
6/10-6/11 – Strawberry Festival at The Cottage – Owensboro
6/10-6/11 – Arts on the Green at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens – Crestwood
6/10-6/11 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival II – Eminence

6/14-6/17* – W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival – Henderson
6/14-6/18 – PlayThink Movement and Flow Arts Festival – Harrodsburg
6/15-6/17 – Blazin’ Bluegrass Spring Festival – Whitley City
6/15-6/17 – Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival – Tyner
6/15-6/17 – Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion – Bowling Green
6/15-6/17* – St. Paul Parish Picnic – Louisville
6/16-6/17 – PigFest – Walton
6/16-6/17* – Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival – Louisville
6/16-6/17* – St. Albert the Great Summer Picnic – Louisville
6/16-6/17* – St. Raphael Picnic – Louisville
6/16-6/17* – Hopkins County Juneteenth Festival – Madisonville
6/16-6/17* – Lyndon Summer Festival – Lyndon
6/16-6/17* – Beattyville Bourbon and Moonshine Festival – Beattyville
6/17* – St. Gregory Church Picnic and Super Raffle – Cox’s Creek
6/17* – Louisville Funk Fest – Louisville
6/17 – Kentuckiana Pride Festival – Louisville
6/17* – Water Lantern Festival – Lexington
6/17* – Jessamine Juneteenth Festival – Nicholasville
6/17* – Loretto Street Fair – Loretto
6/17* – Kentucky Craft Beer Festival – Elizabethtown
6/17* – Pendleton Outdoor Palooza – Pendleton
6/17* – Firkin Fest – Ashland
6/17 – Golden Hour of Daylilies Festival – Owensboro
6/17 – The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest – Nicholasville
6/17* – The Paristown Flea II – Louisville
6/17-6/18 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival III – Eminence

6/18-6/24* – Rudy Fest II – Morehead
6/21-6/24 – Romp Fest – Owensboro
6/21-6/24* – Caneyville Fair and Homecoming – Caneyville
6/22-6/24 – Festival of the Red – Slade
6/23* – Union Celebrates America – Union
6/23-6/24 – Holy Family Parish Picnic – Louisville
6/23-6/24 – Hustonville Heritage Days Festival – Hustonville
6/23-6/24* – St. Martha Parish Picnic – Louisville
6/23-6/24* – Shelby County Fair Horse Artisan Show – Shelbyville
6/23-6/24* – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Summer Picnic – Louisville
6/23-6/24* – St. Joseph Parish Picnic – Louisville
6/23-6/25 – Rockin’ Taco Fest – Covington
6/23-6/25 – Mary, Queen of Heaven Funfest – Erlanger
6/24 – Lexington Pride Festival – Lexington
6/24* – McHenry SummerFest – McHenry
6/24* – Fairfield Homecoming – Fairfield
6/24-6/25 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival IV – Eminence

6/29-7/2* – Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration – Campbellsville
6/30* – International Reggae Day Festival – Lexington
6/30-7/1* – Augusta Independence Day Celebration – Augusta
6/30-7/2 – Rislofest – Harrodsburg
6/30-7/4 – Summer Motion – Ashland

JULY

7/1* – Thunder Over Big Woods – Wellington
7/1* – Breathitt Heritage Fair – Jackson
7/1-7/2 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival V – Eminence
7/1-7/2* – Bullitt Blast – Shepherdsville
7/1-7/2* – Fazoli’s Freedom Fest – Morehead
7/1-7/2* – Lakefest – Jamestown
7/1-7/2* – Green River Catfish Festival – Morgantown – ON HOLD
7/1-7/3* – Warsaw Kentucky River Days Celebration – Warsaw
7/1-7/4* – Freedom Fest – Murray
7/1-7/4* – Kentucky Bash – Berea
7/2* – Independence Day Celebration – Henderson
7/2-7/4* – 4th Fest and Praise in the Park – Madisonville
7/3-7/4* – Crescent Hill Fourth of July Celebration – Louisville
7/4 – Maysville Independence Day Festival – Maysville
7/4 – Calvert City Ameribration – Calvert City
7/4* – Lexington Fourth of July Festival – Lexington
7/4* – Fourth of July in Paristown – Louisville
7/4* – Wilmore’s Festival of the 4th – Wilmore
7/4* – Sisters of Notre Dame 4th of July Festival – Covington
7/4 – Louisville Waterfront Fourth of July – Louisville
7/4* – Fourth of July Celebration – Versailles
7/4* – All American Fourth of July – Owensboro
7/4* – Independence Day Celebration – Paducah
7/4* – Richmond Fourth of July Celebration – Richmond
7/4 – Founders’ Day Celebration – Elizabethtown
7/4* – 4th Fest – Harlan

7/4-7/8* – Carlisle Blackberry Festival – Carlisle
7/5* – RaceFest – Carrollton
7/6-7/8* – St. Francis of Assisi Church Picnic – Loretto
7/7-7/8* – Salute the Arts – Owensboro
7/7-7/8* – Paradise Music and Beer Festival – Covington
7/7-7/9* – Jane Austen Festival – Louisville
7/7-7/9 – Berea Craft Festival – Berea
7/7-7/9* – Sweet Land of Liberty Music Festival – Livingston
7/8* – Hops on the Ohio Beer Festival – Owensboro
7/8* – BG Wine Festival – Bowling Green
7/8* – KY Christmas in July Gathering – Richmond
7/8-7/9 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival VI – Eminence

7/12-7/16 – Kentucky Bike Rally – Sturgis
7/13-7/15 – Shriners Bluegrass Festival – Olive Hill
7/13-7/15* – St. Agnes Carnival – Louisville
7/13-7/15 – Master Musicians Festival – Somerset
7/14-7/15 – Leitchfield Fiddling Festival – Leitchfield
7/14-7/16 – BreyerFest – Lexington
7/14-7/16 – Augusta Riverfest Days – Augusta
7/14-7/16 – St. Pius X Summer Festival – Edgewood
7/14-7/16* – Immaculate Heart of Mary Summerfest – Burlington
7/15 – Sun Valley Bluegrass Festival – Alexandria
7/15* – Evans Orchard Sweet Corn Festival – Georgetown
7/15 – Minnie Adkins Day – Sandy Hook
7/15* – GonzoFest – Louisville
7/15* – Oldham County Day – La Grange
7/15-7/16 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival VII – Eminence
7/16* – Good People Festival – Covington

7/20-7/22* – St. Rita Church Picnic – Louisville
7/21* – Dawson Springs Barbecue and Homecoming – Dawson Springs
7/21-7/22* – North Fork Music Festival – Hazard
7/21-7/22* – The Mountain Grrl Experience – Pikeville
7/21-7/22* – Kosair Shrine Backyard BBQ Competition and Carnival – Louisville
7/21-7/23 – Bacon, Bourbon & Brew Festival – Newport
7/22* – Bourbon, BBQ and Bluegrass – Augusta
7/22-7/23 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival VIII – Eminence

7/26-7/29* – Sandy Lee Songwriters Festival – Henderson
7/27-7/29* – Raceland Race Days – Raceland
7/27-7/29* – St. Michael Parish Picnic – Louisville
7/27-7/30 – Glier’s Goettafest I – Newport – My Review
7/28-7/29 – Cruisin’ the Heartland – Elizabethtown
7/28-7/29* – BKMC Burn Run Weekend – Prestonsburg
7/28-7/30* – St. Augustine Parish Festival – Augusta
7/29 – Cynthiana Bike Night – Cynthiana
7/29 – Old Beach Beer Bash on Kentucky Lake – Gilbertsville
7/29* – Hops and Vine Craft Beer and Wine Festival – Richmond
7/29* – St. Thomas Church Picnic – Bardstown
7/29 – ’80’s Rock the Dam Fest – Beaver Dam
7/29 – Henry County Harvest Showcase – New Castle
7/29* – Rods and Ribs BBQ Festival – Central City
7/29* – Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival – Frankfort
7/29* – Sts. Simon and Jude Church Picnic – Louisville
7/29* – Snappin’ Chaplin Turtle Derby – Perryville
7/29-7/30* – Crave Lexington Food + Music Festival – Lexington

AUGUST

8/3-8/6 – Glier’s Goettafest II – Newport – My Review
8/4* – African American Heritage Festival – Springfield
8/4-8/5 – Van Lear Days – Van Lear
8/4-8/5* – St. Joseph Parish Festival – Cold Spring
8/5* – Fancy Farm Picnic – Fancy Farm
8/5* – St. Gabriel Trifecta Festival – Louisville
8/5 – St. Matthews Potato Festival – Louisville
8/5* – Summer Beer Fest at Frazier – Louisville
8/5-8/6 – Stanton Corn Festival – Stanton
8/5-8/6* – Shaker Village Craft Fair – Harrodsburg
8/6* – Flea in the Fort II – Fort Thomas

8/9-8/11 – NIBROC Festival – Corbin
8/10-8/13 – Great Inland Seafood Festival – Newport
8/11-8/12 – Maysville Oktoberfest – Maysville
8/11-8/12 – Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival – Henderson
8/11-8/12* – St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Festival – Alexandria
8/11-8/13* – Interstellar Music Festival – Sparta – DISCONTINUED
8/11-8/13* – Bearded Man Music Festival – McKee
8/11-8/13 – St. Joseph End of Summer Celebration – Crescent Springs
8/12* – Small Town American Festival – Mount Sterling
8/12* – Dog Days of Summer Festival – Auburn
8/12* – Water Lantern Festival – Louisville
8/12* – Covered Bridge Days and Wildflower Art Festival – Brodhead
8/12* – St. Theresa of Avila Church Picnic – Payneville

8/17-8/20 – Berea Celtic Festival – Berea
8/17-8/20 – Pioneer Days of Mercer County – Harrodsburg
8/18 – Multicultural Festival – Owensboro
8/18-8/19* – “Little Green Men” Days Festival – Kelly/Hopkinsville – My Review – DISCONTINUED
8/18-8/19* – Laurel County Homecoming Festival – London
8/18-8/19* – River Festivus – Burkesville
8/18-8/19* – Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival – Russell Springs
8/18-8/20* – Natural Bridge Artisan Festival – Slade
8/19 – Festival on the Lake at AJ Jolly Park – Alexandria
8/19 – Pickers and Grinners Summer Market – Maysville
8/19* – Magoffin County Community Day – Salyersville
8/19 – Southern Market at the Farm– Scottsville
8/19-8/20* – Sulphur Well Homecoming and Duck Race – Edmonton
8/19-8/20 – Woodland Art Fair – Lexington

8/23-8/27* – Cloverport Sacajawea Festival – Cloverport
8/24-8/26* – Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival – Jenkins
8/25 – Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival – Louisville
8/25* – Tacos N’ Tequila – Lexington
8/25-8/26* – Summer Salute Festival – Hopkinsville
8/25-8/26* – Festival of the Mewz – Lost Creek
8/25-8/26* – Soul of 2nd Street Festival – Danville
8/25-8/26* – Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival – Hardin
8/25-8/26 – Garrard County Rural Heritage Tobacco Festival – Lancaster
8/25-8/26* – Buttermilk Days Festival – Bardstown
8/25-8/27 – First of Fall Festival – Burlington
8/25-8/27* – St. Augustine Festival – Augusta
8/26 – Cynthiana Rod Run – Cynthiana
8/26* – Greensburg Music Fest – Greensburg
8/26* – Campbellsville Folk Fest – Campbellsville

8/31-9/1* – Isom Days Festival – Isom
8/31-9/2* – Manchester Music Festival – Manchester

SEPTEMBER

9/1-9/2* – Thunder Over the Island – Burnside
9/1-9/2* – Elliott County Tobacco Festival – Sandy Hook
9/1-9/3* – Swift Silver Mine Festival – Campton
9/1-9/3* – Heritage Days – Augusta
9/1-9/3* – Kentucky State BBQ Festival – Danville
9/1-9/4* – Breathitt County Honey Festival – Jackson
9/1-9/4* – WorldFest – Louisville
9/2* – Independence Bank Fireworks Festival – Owensboro
9/2* – Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market – Louisville
9/2* – DeaFestival: Kentucky – Danville
9/2* – Oak Grove Butterfly Festival – Oak Grove
9/2* – Monroe County Watermelon Festival – Tompkinsville
9/2-9/3* – Evans Orchard Apple Festival – Georgetown
9/2-9/3* – Honoring Our Veterans Pow Wow – Corbin
9/2-9/3* – Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival – Winchester
9/2-9/3* – Shelbyville Fall Art and Craft Festival – Shelbyville
9/2-9/4* – Grand Rivers Labor Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival – Grand Rivers
9/2-9/4* – St. Cecilia Labor Day Festival – Independence
9/3* – Riverfest – Newport
9/3* – Rock the Water Tower (formerly Kentucky Music and Bourbon Experience) – Louisville – CANCELLED

9/6-9/9* – Fraley Festival of Traditional Music – Olive Hill
9/7* – Fireman’s Chili Cook-Off Celebration – Georgetown
9/7-9/9* – The Knott County Gingerbread Festival – Hindman
9/7-9/9* – Old Fashioned Trading Days – Williamsburg
9/7-9/9* – Appalachian Moonshine, Music and Makers Festival – Pikeville
9/7-9/10* – Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration – Rosine
9/7-9/10* – Birds of a Feather Festival – Morning View
9/8-9/9* – German American Club Oktoberfest – Louisville
9/8-9/9* – Bands and BBQ – Carrollton
9/8-9/9* – Christ the King Oktoberfest – Lexington
9/8-9/9* – Black Patch Heritage Festival – Princeton
9/8-9/9* – The Stave Fest – Lawrenceburg
9/8-9/9* – Lawrence County Septemberfest – Louisa
9/8-9/9* – Middletown’s Family Fun Festival & Craft Show – Middletown
9/8-9/10* – Pickin’ on a Soldier’s Heart – Hardin
9/8-9/10* – Covington Oktoberfest – Covington
9/8-9/10* – Hart County Civil War Days “Battles for the Bridge” Weekend – Munfordville
9/8-9/10* – Chautauqua Days – Millersburg
9/8-9/10* – St. Barbara Rocktoberfest – Erlanger
9/8-9/10* – KYukefest – Lexington
9/8-9/10* – Roots and Heritage Festival – Lexington
9/8-9/10* – Annual Festival of the Horse – Georgetown
9/8-9/10* – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival I – Morehead
9/9* – St. Monica Summer Festival – Bardstown
9/9* – EweNique Art Walk – Falmouth
9/9* – CONNECT at Bernheim – Clermont
9/9* – Simpsonville Fall Festival – Simpsonville
9/9* – Louisville Pagan Pride Day – Louisville
9/9* – Good Shepherd September Fest – Louisville
9/9* – Old Fashioned Day – Walton
9/9* – NolinFest – Leitchfield
9/9* – Kentucky Heritage Jazz Festival I – Harrodsburg
9/9* – Grandview Avenue Block Party – St. Matthews
9/9*– Historic Island Wooden Bridge Festival – Island
9/9* – Millville Daze Festival – Frankfort
9/9* – St. Francis of Assisi Fall Festival – Louisville
9/9* – Fall at the Fairgrounds – Scottsville
9/9* – Float Day on the Clarks River – Benton
9/9* – Homeplace Fall Heritage Festival – Campbellsville
9/9* – The Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat – Shelbyville
9/9* – Louisville Dragon Boat Festival – Louisville
9/9* – MoonBow EggFest – Corbin
9/9* – Vet Jam – Glasgow
9/9* – Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival – New Haven
9/9* – Paducah Dragon Boat Festival – Paducah
9/9-9/10* – Big Four Arts Festival – Louisville
9/9-9/10* – Ravenna Railroad Festival – Ravenna
9/9-9/10* – Waveland Art Fair – Lexington
9/9-9/10* – Banana Festival I – Fulton
9/9-9/10* – Trail of Tears Pow Wow – Hopkinsville
9/9-9/10* – Trimble County Apple Festival – Bedford

9/11-9/16* – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival II – Morehead
9/11-9/16* – Banana Festival II – Fulton
9/13-9/17* – Kentucky Bourbon Festival – Bardstown – My Review
9/14-9/16* – Black Gold Festival – Hazard
9/14-9/16* – Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival – Burkesville
9/14-9/16* – Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival – Whitley City
9/14-9/17* – Bourbon and Beyond Festival – Louisville
9/14-9/17* – Spoonbread Festival – Berea – My Review
9/15-9/16* – Harvest Fest at Mahr Park – Madisonville
9/15-9/16* – More Tales Storytelling Festival – Wilmore
9/15-9/16* – Horse Cave Heritage Festival – Horse Cave
9/15-9/16* – Cow Days – Greensburg
9/15-9/16* – Festival on the Square and Car Show – Franklin
9/15-9/17 – Owensboro Air Show – Owensboro
9/15-9/17* – Poage Landing Days – Ashland
9/15-9/17* – Gaslight Festival – Jeffersontown
9/15-9/17* – Vintage Market Days of Lexington – Lexington
9/15-9/17* – St. Timothy Oktoberfest – Union
9/16* – Central Kentucky Celtic Festival and Highland Games – Eminence
9/16* – Gourd Patch Arts Festival – Mayfield
9/16* – Constitution Square Festival – Danville
9/16* – Morehead Arts and Crafts Festival – Morehead
9/16* – Pumpkin Festival – Paris
9/16* – Cheers to Bardstown – Bardstown
9/16* – Onton Hay Days – Onton
9/16* – Squash and Gobble Arts Bazaar and Fall Festival – Greenville
9/16* – Swingtime by the River – Augusta
9/16* – Sweet Owen Day – Owenton
9/16* – Middlesboro Wing Fling Festival – Middlesboro
9/16* – Celebrate Sadieville – Georgetown
9/16* – Etown Wine Fest – Elizabethtown
9/16* – Jacksonian Days Street Fair – Scottsville
9/16* – The Paristown Flea III – Louisville
9/16-9/17* – BG Fiestaval – Bowling Green
9/16-9/17* – Bear Wallow Fall Festival I – Nancy
9/16-9/17 – Simon Kenton Festival – Maysville
9/16-9/17* – Midway Fall Festival – Midway
9/16-9/17* – Benton Farm Fall Show – Walton
9/16-9/17* – Kentucky Heritage Jazz Festival II – Harrodsburg

9/18-9/23* – Mountain Heritage Festival – Whitesburg
9/20-9/23* – Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival – Vine Grove
9/21-9/23* – BBQ on the River – Paducah
9/21-9/23* – Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival – Morganfield
9/21-9/23* – Casey County Apple Festival – Liberty
9/21-9/23* – Clarkson Honeyfest – Clarkson
9/21-9/24* – World Chicken Festival – London – My Review
9/21-9/24* – Louder than Life Festival – Louisville
9/22-9/23 – Pig Out in Maysville – Maysville
9/22-9/23* – Hoptown Harvest Festival – Hopkinsville
9/22-9/23* – FoxFire Music and Arts Festival – Ashland
9/22-9/23* – Cave Run Storytelling Festival – Morehead
9/22-9/23* – Fordsville Days – Fordsville
9/22-9/24* – South Shore Heritage Quilt Festival – South Shore
9/22-9/24* – Morgan County Sorghum Festival – West Liberty
9/22-9/24* – Anderson County Burgoo Festival – Lawrenceburg – My Review
9/22-9/24* – Marion County Country Ham Days – Lebanon – My Review
9/22-9/24* – Newport Oktoberfest – Newport
9/22-9/24* – St. Agnes Oktoberfest Festival – Fort Wright – My Review
9/23* – Cynthiana Honey Festival – Cynthiana
9/23* – Barbecue and Beats Festival – La Grange
9/23* – Finchville Fall Festival – Finchville
9/23* – Kirksville Day – Richmond
9/23* – Versailles Twilight Festival – Versailles
9/23* – HarvestFest – Elkton
9/23* – NuLu Festival – Louisville
9/23* – National Jug Band Jubilee – Louisville
9/23* – Bowling Green International Festival – Bowling Green
9/23-9/24* – Bear Wallow Fall Festival II – Nancy
9/23-9/24* – The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough – Richmond
9/23-9/24* – Civil War Weekend: Battle of Augusta – Augusta
9/23-9/24* – Shaker Village HarvestFest – Harrodsburg

9/28-9/30* – Greenup Old Fashion Days – Greenup
9/28-9/30* – Carroll County Tobacco Festival – Carrollton
9/28-10/1* – Fall MYPATH Yoga Festival – Harrodsburg
9/29-9/30* – Hazel Day – Hazel
9/29-9/30* – Kentucky Apple Festival – Paintsville
9/29-9/30* – Alley Fest – Paintsville
9/29-9/30* – Bullitt County Bike Fest – Shepherdsville
9/29-9/30* – Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival – Middlesboro
9/29-9/30* – Bourbon on the Banks – Frankfort
9/29-9/30* – Festival Latino de Lexington – Lexington
9/29-10/1* – St. James Court Art Show – Louisville
9/29-10/1* – Oktoberfest Harrodsburg – Harrodsburg
9/30 – Pickers and Grinners Fall Market – Maysville
9/30-10/1* – Bear Wallow Fall Festival III – Nancy
9/30-10/1* – BowmanFest – Louisville
9/30-10/1* – Henderson Lion Club Arts and Crafts Festival – Henderson
9/30-10/1* – Lincoln Days – Hodgenville
9/30-10/1* – Louisville Taco Festival – Louisville
9/30-10/1* – Buffalo Daze – Stamping Ground

OCTOBER

10/1* – Butchertown Oktoberfest – Louisville
10/1* – Flea in the Fort III – Fort Thomas
10/1* – Daniel Boone Festival I – Barbourville

10/2-10/7* – Daniel Boone Festival II – Barbourville
10/4-10/7* – Jenny Wiley Festival – Prestonsburg
10/5-10/8* – The Moonshiners Ball – Livingston
10/6* – City of Wickliffe Harvest Festival – Wickliffe
10/6-10/7* – Downtown Days – Columbia
10/6-10/7* – River Stomp Bluegrass Festival – Williamsburg
10/6-10/7* – Belknap Fall Festival – Louisville
10/6-10/8* – Rocktoberfest – Pine Ridge
10/6-10/8* – The Kentucky Wool Festival – Falmouth
10/6-10/8* – Civil War Days – Columbus
10/7 – Fall Fun Fest – Calvert City
10/7* – Lake Chem’s Harvest Fest – Murray
10/7* – Harlan Haunt Fest – Harlan
10/7* – Stanton Pumpkin Fest – Stanton
10/7* – Spencer County Octoberfest – Taylorsville
10/7* – Louisville Wine and Food Experience – Prospect
10/7* – Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber Pumpkin Festival – Edmonton
10/7* – Monterey Homecoming Fair – Monterey
10/7* – Paint Lick Village Fest – Paint Lick
10/7* – Cripple Creek Music Festival – Fort Mitchell
10/7* – Hoptoberfest – Pikeville
10/7* – Richmond Millstone Festival – Richmond
10/7* – Wilmore Arts and Crafts Festival – Wilmore
10/7* – Sorghum Festival – Springfield
10/7* – Capital Pride Festival – Frankfort
10/7* – Logan County Tobacco and Heritage Festival – Russellville
10/7* – PUGtoberfest – Shepherdsville
10/7* – Vanceburg Lion’s Club Harvest Festival – Vanceburg
10/7* – Garvin Gate Blues Festival – Louisville
10/7* – Pulaski County Zombie Walk – Somerset
10/7* – HalloQueen Fest – Louisville
10/7* – Day of the Dead Festival – Brodhead
10/7* – Octoberfest – Corbin
10/7* – South Elkhorn Christian Church Fall Festival – Lexington
10/7* – Hunters Moon Fall Festival – Grand Rivers
10/7* – “It’s Fall Y’all” Harvest and Craft Festival – Olive Hill
10/7-10/8* – Bear Wallow Fall Festival IV – Nancy
10/7-10/8* – Battle of Perryville Commemoration – Perryville
10/7-10/8* – Bardstown Arts, Crafts & Antique Fair – Bardstown
10/7-10/8* – Farmington Harvest Festival – Louisville
10/8* – Louisville’s Great Chili Cook Off – Louisville
10/8* – Blues on the Greens – Mt. Sterling

10/13-10/14* – Foothills Festival – Albany
10/13-10/14* – Jessamine Fall Festival – Nicholasville
10/13-10/14* – Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue – Gravel Switch
10/13-10/14* – Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Fall Festival – Lexington
10/13-10/14* – Grateville Dead Music Festival – Louisville
10/13-10/14* – The Big Stomp – Louisville
10/13-10/14* – Trigg County Country Ham Festival – Cadiz
10/13-10/15* – Bourbon County Secretariat Festival – Paris
10/13-10/16* – Mt. Sterling October Court Days – Mt. Sterling
10/14 – Turning of the Leaves Festival – Augusta
10/14* – Glendale Crossing Festival – Glendale
10/14* – ATOM Fall Fest – Harrodsburg
10/14* – Rock Haven Bourbon and Music Fest – Harrodsburg
10/14* – Bardstown Craft Beer Festival – Bardstown
10/14* – Corn Island Storytelling Festival – Louisville
10/14* – Moonlight Festival – Somerset
10/14* – The Paristown Flea IV – Louisville
10/14* – Cherokee Triangle Fall Festival – Louisville
10/14* – Family Fall Festival at St. Joseph Children’s Home – Louisville
10/14* – Pikeville Pride Celebration – Pikeville
10/14* – North Fork Oktoberfest – Hazard
10/14* – Downtown Bowling Green Harvest Festival – Bowling Green
10/14* – Bourbon and Brewfest – Bowling Green
10/14-10/15* – Bear Wallow Fall Festival V – Nancy
10/14-10/15* – The Good Wu Healing and Arts Fall Festival – Calvert City
10/14-10/15* – Via Colori Street Painting Festival – Louisville
10/14-10/15* – Salt Festival – Union

10/19-10/21* – Hickman Pecan Festival – Hickman
10/20* – Alvaton Fall Festival – Bowling Green
10/20-10/22* – Woolly Worm Festival – Beattyville
10/20-10/22* – ScareFest – Lexington
10/21* – Hippy Fest – Pikeville
10/21* – St. Luke’s Fall Festival – Louisville
10/21* – Heritage Free Will Baptist Church Fall Festival – Ashland
10/21* – Bowling Green Pride Festival – Bowling Green
10/21* – Kentucky Bat Festival – Louisville
10/21-10/22* – Bear Wallow Fall Festival VI – Nancy
10/21-10/22* – Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival – Owensboro

10/27-10/28* – Louisville Book Festival – Louisville
10/27-10/28 – Fall Market at the Farm – Scottsville
10/28* – Kentucky Book Festival – Lexington
10/28* – The Battletown Witch Festival – Brandenburg
10/28* – Independence Bank Sorghum Festival – Hawesville
10/28* – Dia de los Muertos Celebration – Henderson
10/28-10/29* – Bear Wallow Fall Festival VII – Nancy

NOVEMBER

11/2-11/4* – GypsyMoon Marketplace II – Bowling Green
11/3-11/5* – Patti’s Festival of Lights I – Grand Rivers
11/4* – Pioneer Arts and Crafts Festival – Clay City
11/4* – Hustonville Heritage Days Festival – Hustonville
11/4-11/5* – COLORFEST at Bernheim – Clermont

11/6-11/12* – Patti’s Festival of Lights II – Grand Rivers
11/10-11/12* – Lights Under Louisville I – Louisville
11/10-11/12* – Festival of Trees and Lights – Louisville
11/11* – Holly-Days on 68/Tastes of the World – Benton
11/10-11/12* – Holly Day Market – Lexington

11/13-11/19* – Patti’s Festival of Lights III – Grand Rivers
11/13-11/19* – Winter Wonderland of Lights I – Ashland
11/13-11/19* – Lights Under Louisville II – Louisville
11/17-11/19* – Festival of Trees and Trains I – Ashland
11/18* – Once Upon a Christmas Show – Shelbyville

11/20-11/26* – Patti’s Festival of Lights IV – Grand Rivers
11/20-11/26* – Festival of Trees and Trains II – Ashland
11/20-11/26* – Winter Wonderland of Lights II – Ashland
11/20-11/26* – Lights Under Louisville III – Louisville
11/22-11/26* – Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park I – Elizabethtown
11/23-11/26* – Christmas in the Park I – Paducah
11/24* – Light-Up Louisville – Louisville
11/24-11/25* – Festival of the Mountain Masters – Harlan
11/24-11/26* – Christmas at Panther Creek I – Owensboro
11/24-11/26* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival I – Lexington
11/24-11/26* – ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter I – Williamstown
11/24-11/26* – Winter Woods Spectacular I – Louisville
11/25* – Light Up the Levee – Newport
11/25-11/26* – Festival of Lights I – Mayfield
11/25-11/26* – Christmas in the Park Light Show I – Benton
11/25-11/26* – Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill I – Millersburg

11/27-12/3* – Christmas in the Park Light Show II – Benton
11/27-12/3* – Patti’s Festival of Lights V – Grand Rivers
11/27-12/3* – Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill II – Millersburg
11/27-12/3* – Christmas in the Park II – Paducah
11/27-12/3* – Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park II – Elizabethtown
11/27-12/3* – Winter Woods Spectacular II – Louisville
11/27-12/3* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival II – Lexington
11/27-12/3* – Winter Wonderland of Lights III – Ashland
11/27-12/3* – Christmas at Panther Creek II – Owensboro
11/27-12/3* – Lights Under Louisville IV – Louisville
11/29-12/3* – ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter II – Williamstown

DECEMBER

12/1* – All is Bright! Magical Holiday Celebration – Louisville
12/1 – Maysville Christmas Market – Maysville
12/1-12/2* – A Carlisle Christmas – Carlisle
12/1-12/3* – Festival of Lights II – Mayfield
12/2 – A Calvert Christmas – Calvert CIty
12/2* – Country Christmas – Williamstown
12/2* – Noel Night Market – Mt. Vernon
12/2* – Lambert Pioneer Christmas – Owensboro
12/2* – Light Up La Grange – La Grange
12/2-12/3* – A Dickens Christmas Festival at the KY Renaissance Fair I – Eminence

12/4-12/10* – Christmas in the Park Light Show III – Benton
12/4-12/10* – Patti’s Festival of Lights VI – Grand Rivers
12/4-12/10* – Lights Under Louisville V – Louisville
12/4-12/10* – Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill III – Millersburg
12/4-12/10* – Winter Woods Spectacular III – Louisville
12/4-12/10* – Christmas at Panther Creek III – Owensboro
12/4-12/10* – Winter Wonderland of Lights IV – Ashland
12/4-12/10* – Christmas in the Park III – Paducah
12/4-12/10* – Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park III – Elizabethtown
12/4-12/10* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival III – Lexington
12/6-12/10* – ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter III – Williamstown
12/8-12/10* – Festival of Lights III – Mayfield
12/9* – St. “Nich” Christmas Fest – Nicholasville
12/9* – Fleur de Flea Christmas Vintage Holiday Show – Louisville
12/9-12/10* – A Dickens Christmas Festival at the KY Renaissance Fair II – Eminence

12/11-12/17* – Christmas in the Park Light Show IV – Benton
12/11-12/17* – Patti’s Festival of Lights VII – Grand Rivers
12/11-12/17* – Lights Under Louisville VI – Louisville
12/11-12/17* – Winter Woods Spectacular IV – Louisville
12/11-12/17* – Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill IV – Millersburg
12/11-12/17* – Christmas in the Park IV – Paducah
12/11-12/17* – Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park IV – Elizabethtown
12/11-12/17* – Christmas at Panther Creek IV – Owensboro
12/11-12/17* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival IV – Lexington
12/11-12/17* – Winter Wonderland of Lights V – Ashland
12/13-12/17* – ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter IV – Williamstown
12/15-12/17* – Festival of Lights IV – Mayfield
12/16-12/17* – Christmas on the Farm – Cynthiana

12/18-12/24* – Christmas in the Park Light Show V – Benton
12/18-12/24* – Patti’s Festival of Lights VIII – Grand Rivers
12/18-12/24* – Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill V – Millersburg
12/18-12/24* – Christmas in the Park V – Paducah
12/18-12/24* – Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park V – Elizabethtown
12/18-12/24* (Closed 12/24) – ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter V – Williamstown
12/18-12/24* (Closed 12/24) – Southern Lights Holiday Festival V – Lexington
12/18-12/24* – Winter Wonderland of Lights VI – Ashland
12/18-12/24* – Christmas at Panther Creek V – Owensboro
12/18-12/24* – Winter Woods Spectacular V – Louisville
12/18-12/24* – Lights Under Louisville VII – Louisville
12/22-12/24* – Festival of Lights V – Mayfield

12/25-12/29* (Closed 12/25)- ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter VI – Williamstown
12/25-12/29* – Christmas in the Park Light Show VI – Benton
12/25-12/30* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival VI – Lexington
12/25-12/30* – Christmas in the Park VI – Paducah
12/25-12/31* – Patti’s Festival of Lights IX – Grand Rivers
12/25-12/31* – Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park VI – Elizabethtown
12/25-12/31* – Winter Woods Spectacular VI – Louisville
12/25-12/31* – Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill V – Millersburg
12/25-12/31* – Winter Wonderland of Lights VII – Ashland
12/25-1/1* – Christmas at Panther Creek VI – Owensboro
12/25-1/1* – Lights Under Louisville VIII – Louisville
12/29-12/31* – Festival of Lights VI – Mayfield
12/31* – Light Up Bash – Somerset

JANUARY (2024)

1/1-1/7* – Patti’s Festival of Lights X – Grand Rivers

1/8-1/14* – Patti’s Festival of Lights XI – Grand Rivers

1/15-1/21* – Patti’s Festival of Lights XII – Grand Rivers

1/22-1/28* – Patti’s Festival of Lights XII – Grand Rivers

1/29-1/30* – Patti’s Festival of Lights XIII – Grand Rivers

FEBRUARY

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