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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.

Use the search below to discover Kentucky events by city, region, date and keyword.

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Fall Camper
Sep 9 - Sep 10, 2016
Richmond, KY
Clean out your closets and let your junk or arts and crafts become your fellow camper's treasures!  Set up and sell right on your campsite.  A $10.00 set up fee will...
Second Tuesday Teas
Sep 13, 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
Sep 17, 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,...
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Autumn Weekend
Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2016
Richmond, KY
Enjoy the cooler weather of fall with scheduled times for nature hikes, free putt-putt and tours, a bonfire and lots more. This event is for registered campers only. For more ...
The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough
Sep 24 - Sep 25, 2016
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...
Oct 1 - Oct 2, 2016
Richmond, KY
Charcoal Burn begins 9/25/16. See and learn about an ancient craft kept alive even to this day! Join a group of blacksmiths including Randy Wolfe of Bethel Forge as they demon...
Boonesboro Boogie Nationals Car Show
Oct 7 - Oct 9, 2016
Richmond, KY
Join us in the main field of the Park to view over 1,000 cars over three days.  There will also be vendors and live entertainment.  Cost is $2 per person or $5 per c...
Second Tuesday Teas
Oct 11, 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...
Oct 20, 2016
Richmond, KY
White Hall State Historic Site has the reputation of being haunted.  A few nights a year spirits of the past come to life to share the incredible stories of the Clay fami...
Oct 21, 2016
Richmond, KY
White Hall State Historic Site has the reputation of being haunted.  A few nights a year spirits of the past come to life to share the incredible stories of the Clay fami...
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