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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Bluesgrass Summer Concert Series (Music and Food for only $12!)
Jun 02, 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...
Farm to Frazier: Culinary Roots Featuring Michael Twitty
Jun 05, 2017
Louisville, KY
Monday, June 5, 2017 6:00pm  9:00pm Doors at open at 6:00pm Program portion of the Evening runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Rooftop Dinner Portio...
Jun 10, 2017
Madisonville, KY
Come and enjoy some of the best BBQ in the region, listen to great music, and shop at vendor booths set up around the city’s beautiful walking trail. This will be a fun,...
Jun 9 - Jun 10, 2017
Harrodsburg, KY
        Fort Harrod Beef Festival Schedule TBA For a complete schedule, visit http://www.fortharrodbeeffestival.org/schedule.html 859/...
Beer Cheese Festival
Jun 10, 2017
Winchester, KY
Ask almost anyone what the best part of the Beer Cheese Festival is, and they'll tell you, "Sampling beer cheese!" and they're right. We start at 10am and go all the way to 5p...
Jun 10, 2017
Union, KY
Our new event this year, we are excited to host. If you have a sweet tooth, you are not going to want to miss this!! With many vendors having many different sweets, we expect ...
Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs
Jun 10, 2017
Louisville, KY
Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs Exclusive Culinary Experience with Mint Julep Tours  Join us in the Kitchen Studio at Bourbon Barrel Foods to be in the live studio audience ...
MadCity Street Market
Jun 16, 2017
Madisonville, KY
Visit Madisonville and shop this open air market featuring regional produce, canned goods, flowers, music, and more! MadCity Street Market will be held on the third Friday of ...
Third Friday Seafood Buffet
Jun 16, 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
Jun 17, 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...
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