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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.

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Kentucky Derby Weekend
May 6 - May 8, 2016
Richmond, KY
Enjoy a Derby party with games and activities all weekend.  Join us for a traditional burgoo dinner on Friday evening and a Derby breakfast on Saturday morning.  We ...
Second Tuesday Teas
May 10, 2016
Richmond, KY
Step back in time as  you experience a Low Tea and a tour inside the historic mansion.  Tea is served at 1:00 pm the second Tuesday of each month.  Enjoy d...
May 13 - May 14, 2016
Richmond, KY
Clean out your closets and let your junk or arts and crafts become a fellow camper's treasure.  Set up and sell right on your campsite.  A $10.00 set up fee will be ...
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May 28 - May 29, 2016
Richmond, KY
Visit a social and business gathering of merchants, traders, artisans, Native Americans, militia members, longhunters, scouts and other frontier characters.  Listen to pe...
NASCAR FAN WEEKEND
May 26 - May 30, 2016
Richmond, KY
Join us for our annual weekend devoted to NASCAR.  We will have scheduled times for a camper decoration contest, favorite driver contest, crafts, and lots more race theme...
Birthday Party Weekend
Jun 10 - Jun 12, 2016
Richmond, KY
A weekend devoted to everyone's birthday.  We will have scheduled times for crafts, entertainment, free tours and putt-putt, and lots more.  Saturday afternoon we wi...
Second Tuesday Teas
Jun 14, 2016
Richmond, KY
Step back in time as  you experience a Low Tea and a tour inside the historic mansion.  Tea is served at 1:00 pm the second Tuesday of each month.  Enjoy d...
Hearth Cooking Demonstration
Jun 18, 2016
Richmond, KY
Guides will demonstrate cooking practices and discuss foodways of the 18th and 19th centuries in White Hall's historic stone kitchen.  This event is a demonstration only,...
Jun 18 - Jun 19, 2016
Richmond, KY
Fort Boonesborough will have a weekend that we hope will remind folks of what homecomings and family reunions are about, with a bit of a twist.  We want to welcome everyo...
Fourth of July Fest
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2016
Richmond, KY
Come celebrate our nation's birthday with over a week of patriotic activities.  We'll have scheduled times for a camper decoration contest, crafts, free tours, hayrides, ...
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