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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.

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Winter Viewing of the Bald Eagles
Jan 10, 2115 - Feb 8, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Winter offers the best time for viewing bald eagles at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. You can visit on your own or take a tour with our naturalists who know...
Feb 14, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Join us for an evening of Chocolate and Champagne at beautiful, historic Fairholme.  All proceeds benefit the Janice Mason Art Museum and the Cadiz Community Arts Center....
Feb 13 - Feb 15, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Plan a romantic winter getaway with your Valentine to Lake Barkley State Resort Park! Sweetheart Package - $99.98/Couple (resort fee and taxes included): ...
39th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival
Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2015
Cadiz, KY
The 39th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival will have over 200 Vendor Booths, Carnival rides, Petting Zoo, and Great Food Booths.  Witness and eat Kentucky's Larges...
Cadiz Farmers Market
Apr 4 - Oct 31, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 7:00am till Noon Downtown on Main Street you will find the local farmers, bakers, jam & jelly makers. Great products from great p...
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