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Kentucky Festivals and Events

Kentucky events

Kentucky is a state so enriched with interesting history and heritage, music and arts, sports and outdoors, there always seems to be a fun festival celebrating a Kentucky something or somebody.

The Kentucky Derby may be our best known event, but if you thought it was just a horse race— think again. The Kentucky Derby Festival, a multi-week celebration of the Kentucky Derby itself,  offers festivities ranging from steamboat and hot air balloon races to marathons, celebrity events and the Thunder Over Louisville fireworks display.

Other cool Kentucky festivals include Owensboro's International Bar-B-Q Festival, London's World Chicken Festival, and the oldest bluegrass music festival in the state: Lexington's The Festival of the Bluegrass.

Use the search below to discover Kentucky events by city, region, date and keyword.

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A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
Oct 31, 2014
Bardstown, KY
Most Friday evenings during the year, Friday and Saturday evenings during October.  Experience the history and mystery of Wickland, Home of Three Governors.  Take a ...
Oct 31, 2014
Bardstown, KY
Live music every Friday night features the Bardstown Opry. Other performances throughout the year. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m.  For more information...
Disturbia at the Distillery
Oct 30 - Oct 31, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Oct 30&31- Disturbia at the Distillery- It’s a night of dinner, dreams, and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinn...
Trick or Treat & BooFest
Oct 31, 2014
Mount Sterling, KY
It’s Halloween! Trick or Treat is from 6-8pm! BooFest at Easy Walker Park is from 6-8pm! Call 859-498-8728.
Haunted Frontier
Oct 31, 2014
Harrodsburg, KY
A haunted house 240 years in the making.  Come and experience this haunt that starts in the old fort before interring the wooded area behind the fort,  very near the...
Fallsburg Haunted House
Sep 26 - Oct 31, 2014
Louisa, KY
Fallsburg Haunted House is not for the faint at heart. Plan to be scared. The scaring begins the last weekend in September and goes to the last victim goes through the house o...
Halloween Event
Oct 31, 2014
Fairview, KY
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site will host a 19th Century Halloween program, in which 19th century games for children will be played, there will be a pumpkin painting for...
Harrodsburg Ghost Walk & History Tour
Oct 31, 2014
Harrodsburg, KY
Your tour guide dressed in period clothing will lead you on this 1 mile walk of the historic downtown part of Harrodsburg, KY.  The tour guide will tell you about the his...
Fifth Third Bank
Sep 12 - Oct 31, 2014
Louisville, KY
The vampire hunt is on! September 12 – October 31, 2014   Performance Schedule Sept. 12 – 7:30 PM Sept. 13 – 8:00 PM Sept. 14 – 2:00 PM Sep...
FFA Field of Terror
Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2014
Bardstown, KY
October 11, 18, 24, 25, 31 8 - 11 p.m. $8 per person, $5 per person with a group of 10 or more. 6.5 acre corn maze filled with haunted scenes sure to scare. Over a mile of tr...
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