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Looking for something to do on your getaway? Between the ever-popular fall festivals in Kentucky to the foot-tapping bluegrass Kentucky music festivals, we know you’ll find something to love in The Bluegrass State. Check out these featured events for an unbridled experience, or search the full events calendar to find everything from a Kentucky bluegrass festival to big-name events such as the Kentucky State Fair Horse Show.

We encourage you to attend one of the many fall festivals in Kentucky or sing and dance year round at a variety of Kentucky music festivals, or find an event below that interests you. Start planning your getaway today!
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Front Porch Pickin
Mar 7, 2017 - Jan 1, 2016
Paintsville, KY
Enjoy live bluegrass music at Front Porch Pickin' every Thursday at 7pm at the Country Music Highway Museum. Admission $3.
The Race Is On! An Exhibit on the Traditions of the Kentucky Derby
Apr 15 - May 31, 2016
Bardstown, KY
KENTUCKY'S MOST FAMOUS MOMENT TO SHINE! "The Race is On!," an exhibit on the traditions of the KENTUCKY DERBY is coming to My Old Kentucky Home on April 15th - May ...
Jun 04, 2016
Henderson, KY
Saturday, June 4 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Park Office/Welcome Center With hiking season in full stride, the park is looking for volunteers to come out and tackle some trail projec...


Jun 04, 2016
Henderson, KY
Saturday, June 4 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Grassy hill across from the Park Office Fly fishing is an angling method using flies cast from a special fishing rod and line. Learn to t...
Jun 04, 2016
Henderson, KY
Saturday, June 4 7 – 8:30 p.m. Audubon Museum Venture out with our Interpretation staff on National Trails Day and hike by lantern light.  Some kid-friendly batt...
Glasgow Highland Games
Jun 3 - Jun 5, 2016
Lucas, KY
Follow the sound of bagpipes and you'll find the richness of history and tradition at the Glasgow Highland Games held June 3, 2016 through June 5, 2016 at Barren River Lake St...
The Great American Brass Band Festival
Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2016
Danville, KY
Come out and enjoy the 27th Brass Band Festival featuring live brass music, a Americana style Parade, Saturday night picnic, free children's activities, a Swing Dance, Yog...
Beer Cheese Festival
Jun 11, 2016
Winchester, KY
Ask almost anyone what the best part of the Beer Cheese Festival is, and they'll tell you, "Sampling beer cheese!" and they're right. We start at 10am and go all the way to 5p...
Festival of the Bluegrass
Jun 9 - Jun 12, 2016
Lexington, KY
The Festival of the Bluegrass is the oldest Bluegrass festival in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. This 4-day event provides Bluegrass music performances as well as kids camp...
Lexington Rodeo
Jun 17 - Jun 18, 2016
Lexington, KY
The Lexington Rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and produced by the Rotary Club of Lexington. It is the only PRCA rodeo in Kentucky and w...
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