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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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Newport Oktoberfest
Sep 22 - Sep 24, 2017
Newport, KY
    Location: Newport Riverfront Row The Newport Oktoberfest is promised to be the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area. The event will be...
27th Annual World Chicken Festival
Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2017
London, KY
This festival has it all. Worlds largest skillet. parade,games, music, lots of food and crafts. 800-348-0095 www.chickenfestival.com
The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough
Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2017
Richmond, KY
Saturday and Sunday battle re-enactments.  Come early and spend the day learning about 18th century life in Kentucky.  See a Living History Event including militia a...
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Campout at the Fire Tower
Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2017
Corbin, KY
The Pinnacle Knob Tower is open for scheduled Tours throughout the year. Here is an opportunity to spend part of the night in an fire tower, while enjoying the night sky and b...
Sep 22 - Sep 24, 2017
Pikeville, KY
The feud is over, let the fun begin! Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Days is coming to Pikeville and Pike County, Kentucky.  Expect plenty of friends, food, and fun during th...
Sep 21 - Sep 24, 2017
Falls Of Rough, KY
       Come to Rough River and see these pilots and their unique airplanes. The kids will be amazed and so will you.
Anderson Co. Burgoo Festival
Sep 22 - Sep 24, 2017
Lawrenceburg, KY
Family Fun. Burgoo cookoff. Arts and crafts.
Marion County Country Ham Days
Sep 22 - Sep 24, 2017
Lebanon, KY
Since 1969, we celebrate Marion County Country Ham Days, a “Kentucky Top-Ten Event,” hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with its business partne...
Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2017
New Haven, KY
Join Snoopy and Charlie Brown for a fun-fall adventure. All children get to select a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  10 a.m.-5 p.m.  $20 per person. 502-549-5470 or...
Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland
Sep 24, 2017
Lexington, KY
Vintage Baseball Game DATES & TIMES:  Apr 02, 2017 / 1:00 P.M.  May 14, 2017 / 1:00 P.M. - POSTPONED, WILL POST IF RESCHEDULED Jun 04, 2017 / 1:00 P.M...
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