Festivals & Events

Each year in Kentucky thousands of people attend hundreds of festivals and events celebrating everything from seasonal changes to local heritage. One thing most of these have in common is food. Every year, thousands of visitors travel to Kentucky from all over the United States to experience the unique dining scene created by the farmers, chefs, brewers, vintners, distillers and other foodservice professionals from the big city and rural farms alike. This culinary culture has nurtured some of the best food and wine events in the world, whether you love to feast on barbecue or sip spirits. These celebrations of flavor give everyone a chance to taste the cuisine at the center of the local culture.

From the International Bar-B-Q Festival in Owensboro, to the Mountain Mushroom Festival in Irvine, to the World Chicken Festival in London, check out our list of the best food festivals and plan to visit these great places for delightful flavors and fun around the state. You’ll feast on food, drink, music and more–learn about the best food festivals Kentucky has to offer and start planning a trip! Find an upcoming food fair or festival below and add it to your calendar.
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LouVino beer and bourbon brunch
Jul 30, 2017
Louisville, KY
Anyone that has dined at LouVino knows there’s much more than refined wines to enjoy at the restaurant, and on Sunday, July 30, LouVino Highlands, 1606 Bardstown Rd., wi...
LouVino beer and bourbon brunch
Jul 30, 2017
Louisville, KY
Anyone that has dined at LouVino knows there’s much more than refined wines to enjoy at the restaurant, and on Sunday, July 30, LouVino Highlands, 1606 Bardstown Rd., wi...
Seed to Feed Dinner Series
Aug 04, 2017
Georgetown, KY
Satisfy the foodie within at Georgetown/Scott County Tourism’s 2nd Annual Seed to Feed Dinner Series. Chef Justin Thompson of Local Feed partners with talented chefs fro...
Bluesgrass Summer Concert Series (Music and Food for only $12!)
Aug 04, 2017
Pineville, KY
The first Friday of each month June through September award winning local bands will grace the Laurel Cove amphitheater with the sounds of  Americana, Blues, Bluegras...
Glier
Aug 3 - Aug 6, 2017
Newport, KY
Bigger than Las Vegas New Year's Eve.  That’s what Glier’s Goettafest is to the goetta devotees of the world.  A weekend stuffed from top to bottom wit...
Walter Beasley LIVE in Louisville with special guest Nola Ade
Aug 06, 2017
Louisville, KY
Celebrate 10 Years of Jazz & Soul with The Soul Lounge Louisville KY inside the Historic Henry Clay Beaux Arts Theatre Ballroom presenting Jazz Great Walter Beasley and sp...
Third Friday Seafood Buffet
Aug 18, 2017
Hardin, KY
Kenlake State Resort Park's Third Friday Seafood Buffet is back!  Served 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. each month on the 3rd Friday. Boiled Shrimp Oysters on Half Shell ...
Pickers & Grinners Open-Air Market
Aug 19, 2017
Maysville, KY
In a world filled with factory farms, pesticides, food additives, and GMOs, healthful eating needs to start at the community level. This vision inspired Maysville, Kentucky&rs...
Kentucky State Fair
Aug 17 - Aug 27, 2017
Louisville, KY
Kentucky State Fair
Bluesgrass Summer Concert Series (Music and Food for only $12!)
Sep 01, 2017
Pineville, KY
The first Friday of each month June through September award winning local bands will grace the Laurel Cove amphitheater with the sounds of  Americana, Blues, Bluegras...
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