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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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Spooky Extravaganza
Oct 24 - Oct 26, 2014
Dawson Springs, KY
A full schedule of Halloween programs will be available for the weekend. Scary storytelling, Halloween crafts, trick-or-treating, and contests for best Jack-o-lantern, campsi...
Oct 25 - Oct 26, 2014
Buckhorn, KY
Call the lodge to reserve your spot on the van to see these majestic animals, reintroduced by Ky. Fish and Wildlife and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in 1997 to eastern Ke...
Halloween  Family Weekends at General Butler State Resort Park
Oct 24 - Oct 26, 2014
Carrollton, KY
Who's afraid of the dark? Calling all brave souls to join us for a howling good times on the weekends listed! Evening activities are open to the general public and located in ...
Oct 25 - Oct 26, 2014
Owensboro, KY
Baseball tournament
Oct 25 - Oct 26, 2014
Lucas, KY
Set that GPS system to Barren River Lake State Park and join us for this family friendly event of Geocaching! This fun weekend of "caching" on the park allows you to meet...
Woolly Worm Festival
Oct 24 - Oct 26, 2014
Beattyville, KY
October 24, 25, 26th, 2014 Far from being a normal festival, the Woolly Worm Festival became a tradition rooted in Lee County’s culture. The woolly worm is believed...
Halloween Campout II
Oct 24 - Oct 26, 2014
Lexington, KY
Campers Only contact: Sherry Logan 869-259-4257
Halloween Fest
Oct 14 - Oct 26, 2014
Richmond, KY
Come early and join us for our 20th annual Halloween Party. This will be our biggest yet as we celebrate with THIRTEEN days of fun and frights. We will have scheduled times fo...
Harvest Festival - Evans Orchard
Oct 25 - Oct 26, 2014
Georgetown, KY
This weekend will be filled with great food and fun for the entire family. Craft booths will set up this weekend. Come out and enjoy a great time on the farm. Sat. 9:30 a.m.-6...
Oct 24 - Oct 26, 2014
Columbus, KY
Enjoy a fun filled weekend with campsite trick or treating. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated campsite and best costume. There will be a chili & dessert cook-off...
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