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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 27, 2016
Harrodsburg, KY
A haunted house 242 years in the making.  Come and experience this haunt that starts in the old fort before entering the wooded area behind the fort, very near the oldest...
Oct 4 - Oct 27, 2016
Louisville, KY
Archery is a sport to be enjoyed by all people, regardless of almost all sizes and abilities.  It is a very safe sport when following the correct procedures.  Archer...
Oct 27, 2016
Frankfort, KY
Downtown Frankfort Historic Tour- all about the deeds and misdeeds throughout the Capital City's history! Must be 18 years and older. Reservation required.


Harvest Moon Festival
Oct 27, 2016
Somerset, KY
Harvest Moon Festival – Judicial Center Plaza, downtown Somerset, 6pm-10pm, free admission. Bring your own chair and come enjoy the music. The headliner is Chris Knig...
Oct 27, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
Join the Historic Railpark & Train Museum in its annual Haunted Lantern Hours offering! This year's theme will be the Haunts of the Hobos! Tours will be held six evening...
Our Beloved Ghost Tours
Oct 27, 2016
Frankfort, KY
Liberty Hall is famous for its Gray Lady and other ghosts said to haunt the house and grounds. Tours will be offered on Thursday, October 6, 20 and 27. The tour explores ...
An Evening With Poe
Oct 27, 2016
Louisville, KY
 For more than a century, readers have been terrified, surprised, and delighted by one of America’s greatest storytellers, Edgar Allan Poe. Whether about grisly mur...
Our Beloved Ghosts
Oct 27, 2016
Frankfort, KY
Ghost Stories and more
Robert Carden, Ed Franklin, and Bruce New Exhibition
Oct 27, 2016
Lexington, KY
Bruce New, Robert Carden, and Ed Franklin are all inspired by geometric patterns. The differences among their respective approaches to geometry—imagined vs. observed, bl...
Halloween Bash at Casey Jones Distillery
Oct 28, 2016
Hopkinsville, KY
Come join in the Halloween fun at Casey Jones Distillery on Friday, October 28! We'll be open from 10 AM - 10 PM. We'll have music, tastings, food, and even a Halloween costum...
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