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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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Oct 10, 2015
Olive Hill, KY
If you dare, come and take the walk through our 1/4 mile wooded trail, and experience thrilling scenes and haunts that will have you shivering with fear.  Our past trail ...
Grand Rivers Hunters Moon Fall Festival
Oct 10, 2015
Grand Rivers, KY
Join the Grand Rivers Chamber in this fall celebration of small town life. The Day includes food vendors, retails and craft vendors, children’s activities, entertainment...
Garvin Gate Blues Festival
Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2015
Louisville, KY
The Garvin Gate Blues Festival is an annual two-day arts and music festival featuring local and national performers and is considered to be one of the most prestigious bl...


Oct 10, 2015
Campbellsville, KY
Market Off Main features fresh, locally grown produce and handmade and homemade goods by local artisans in the quaint setting of historic Downtown Campbellsville. Th...
Columbia Downtown Days
Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2015
Columbia, KY
The Downtown Days Festival is always the 2nd Saturday in October and is held on the public square in downtown Columbia. The festival features arts and crafts vendors, a food c...
39th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival
Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2015
Cadiz, KY
The 39th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival will have over 200 Vendor Booths, Carnival rides, Petting Zoo, and Great Food Booths.  Witness and eat Kentucky's Larges...
Oct 10, 2015
Owensboro, KY
The Monsters on the Ohio tournament will hit the waters of the Ohio River in the Newburgh Pool out of Owensboro Ky, home of the Kentucky State record bluecat. Tournament wi...
Outdoor Family Adventure
Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2015
Corbin, KY
Bring the entire family for an exciting weekend at the falls.   There will be various types of activities that the whole family can enjoy such as hikes to unique nat...
Oktoberfest Cruises
Oct 10, 2015
Louisville, KY
It's a rousing good time on the historic Belle of Louisville for this three-hour Oktoberfest cruise! Live music and a German-style theme will liven up the afternoon, and it's ...
Oct 10, 2015
Elizabethtown, KY
Historic downtown Elizabethtown's Second Saturday events began September 15, 2011 with acitivities from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  This new event, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Her...
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