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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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October Court Days
Oct 17 - Oct 20, 2014
Mount Sterling, KY
October Court Days in downtown Mt. Sterling! Kentucky’s Oldest Festival and chosen as a top 10 Fall Festival in Kentucky! Find out how to become a vendor on the website:...
Jam Session
Oct 21, 2014
Carlisle, KY
Join area musicians on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm-8pm for a relaxed evening of fun, friends, and music.   You never know who will show up! ...
Celebration of Traditional Music 41st Annual
Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2014
Berea, KY
Concerts, jam session, and more held across Berea College's historic campus.
Senior Bingo
Oct 22, 2014
Dawson Springs, KY
Pennyrile Forest welcomes all senior citizens (50 years of age and older) to another fantastic year of the Bingo Lunch Program.  Enjoy good food, good friends & gre...
Shelby County Farmer
Apr 30 - Oct 22, 2014
Shelbyville, KY
A visual and aromatic feast, farm tables at this market are loaded with the region's freshest, in-season fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, ciders, cheeses, jams, preserves, ...
Archery Lessons
Oct 2 - Oct 23, 2014
Louisville, KY
Got the itch to learn more about the sport of Archery? Come to E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park and be taught by one of our NASP-certified instructors. We will pr...
Harvest Moon Festival
Oct 23, 2014
Somerset, KY
Bring your own chair and come enjoy the music of Kelly Rae Burton, Kevin Dalton & the Tuesday Bloomers and Tyler Childers. Market on Main will feature and special Fall...
The Burgin Barn
Oct 24, 2014
Harrodsburg, KY
Tagged as “Burgin’s Little Secret,” The Barn features The Kentucky Strangers and special guest performers that provide some of the best live country music ...
Oct 24, 2014
Winchester, KY
Leeds Center for the Arts presents Larry Sparks with Southland Drive as part of the Homer Ledford Concert Series. Enjoy some fabulous bluegrass music at the historic Leeds The...
Oct 24, 2014
Henderson, KY
John James Audubon State Park presents hometown favorite comedian Bob Park in the Audubon Theater as he tells his "Tall Tales from the Front Porch." Bob will be accompanied by...
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