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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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Halloween  Family Weekends at General Butler State Resort Park
Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2016
Carrollton, KY
Two great weekends of family fun themed around Halloween for guests staying within our Lodge, Cottages, or Campground!   Along with day activities, special ente...
8th Annual Halloween in the Park
Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2016
Campbellsville, KY
The whole weekend will be filled with fun and enjoyment for the whole family! The first 20 campers will receive a small Halloween gift.  Activities include: Free...
Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2016
Columbus, KY
Columbus-Belmont State Park Campground Enjoy a fun filled weekend with campsite trick or treating. Prizes for best decorated campsite and best costume. There will be a chil...


Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2016
Richmond, KY
Open to all Ladies and Gentlemen - Compete for prizes and honor, or just enjoy an 18th century weekend.  Plans currently include a rifle shoot, woods walk, smoothbore mat...
Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2016
Harrodsburg, KY
Bring the kids for a fun and spooky evening trek along the Village road–gathering treats and maybe even a trick or two! Take a hayride and Spirit Stroll, then warm up ...
Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2016
Greenup, KY
The second of three fun filled Camper Halloween Weekends. A full schedule of events include:  Site decorating contest, costume contests, pumpkin carving cont...
Shadows of Federal Hill, Ghost Tours of My Old Kentucky Home
Oct 23, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Our VERY popular “Shadows of Federal Hill” tour is back! Ghosts are roaming the halls of My Old Kentucky Home! Are you the kind of person that likes the more ...
Oct 23, 2016
Louisville, KY
Fest-O-Ween at the Paddock Shops! Sunday, October 23, 2016 1P.M. - 4 P.M A FREE pumpkin with a $10 receipt from any Paddock Shops retailer (while supplies last) A FREE t...
Oct 23, 2016
Harrodsburg, KY
  2016 Season SEPT. 9 - OCT. 29. Fun for all ages! Corn Maze hours are seasonal Fri-Sun Sept & October only. After getting lost in the corn maze, pet th...
Woolly Worm Festival
Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2016
Beattyville, KY
The Woolly Worm Festival celebrates 29 years in October 2016. The festival was first initiated in 1988 when a group of people were sitting around in the Purple Cow dinner on M...
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