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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Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs
Apr 08, 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 ...
Apr 16, 2017
Falls Of Rough, KY
     Grayson's Landing Restaurant at Rough River Dam State Resort Park makes your celebration of the Easter Holiday wonderfully delicious and you can leave th...
Wilderness Trail Distillery
Apr 22, 2017
Danville, KY
Wilderness Trail Distillery's A Taste of Danville will feature Danville restaurants providing sample portions of food, music, and a full array of spirited cocktails, beer and ...
27th annual Mountain Mushroom Festival
Apr 29 - Apr 30, 2017
Irvine, KY
Mountain mushrooms are the regional name for the delicate morel mushroom which can be found in the densely forested mountains of eastern Kentucky in early spring. They are pri...
International Bar-B-Q Festival
May 12 - May 13, 2017
Owensboro, KY
On the second weekend in May, the Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue. These teams are v...
Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs
May 20, 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 ...
Mainstrasse Village Maifest
May 19 - May 21, 2017
Covington, KY
One of the top events of spring. Food, Drink,Music, Art & Crafts. Mainstrasse Village 859-491-0458
BBQ Blues & Bikes
May 27, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
On May 27, 2017 the streets of Downtown Elizabethtown will be buzzing with families, the smell of barbecue,  the rockin’ sounds of blues, and the sight of thousands...
Bluesgrass
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...
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 ...
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