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The Kentucky Tourism Tumblr feed has the latest Kentucky happenings and news on upcoming events and activities around the state. From food festivals to live music to craft fairs, check out what's been happening around Ky below. For more Kentucky happenings, view our full calendar of events.

FANDOMFEST

  • Aug 7 - Aug 9, 2015

What started as a love of all things entertainment morphed into a major player on the convention scene. Fandomfest is a group of conventions, here to provide low cost alternatives to the high priced Autograph and Photo Op only shows. While we have those as well, our goal is to run a fan friendly as well as a cost friendly event for all genres of fans. Our company has been around in one form or another for over a decade. From Film Festivals, Pop Culture Conventions, Anime Conventions, Horror Conventions and Comic Book Shows we have something for everyone. Children 12 and under are always free accompanied by an Adult. (2 children per paid adult). Active Military Families are 50% off admission. We do this for the love of it all. If you have suggestions for guests we would appreciate it if you would use our email or Facemail (private message) or our Facebook page. As always we love seeing you. So please come out to the shows and see amazing things like Cosplayers dressed up as your favorite Superhero or Comic character. You might see a Disney character or two. Mostly please enjoy what we have for you. Want to join in on the fun? Email us if you would like to be a volunteer or a panelist. As fans like you we only ask that you be respectful of others while enjoying your time with us.

POSTED: 24 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Louisville   |   festival

LAKE CUMBERLAND RAFT UP

  • Aug 08, 2015

Lake Cumberlands lake wide raft up, with live music in the afternoon! Lake Cumberland already holds the world record for the largest raft up let’s see if we can break it again! Come join the fun!

POSTED: 24 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Jamestown   |   KyParks   |   LakeCumberland   |   raftup   |   music

CAMARO VI FEST

Camaro VI Fest will be held at Beech Bend Raceway August 6-9.

As in past years, onsite events will include drag racing, autocross, car show and social events throughout the weekend.

General Motors will once again be in attendance, exhibiting their cars, with notable executives and Camaro personalities in attendance.

For more information, visit beechbend.com or call 270-781-7634.

POSTED: 24 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travel   |   BowlingGreen   |   camaro   |   festival   |   BeechBend   |   dragracing   |   autocross   |   carshow

63ND ANNUAL NIBROC FESTIVAL

August 6th-8th 2015

Three days of fun, family and friends on Depot Street, Downtown Corbin.

Nibroc is a community wide event with activities planned to allow participation by all age groups, from toddlers to the elderly. Schools are closed on Thursday and Friday, and our local health care facilities bus their resident’s downtown for activities.

Traditional events include a car and motorcycle show; a 2K Run/Walk; Miss Nibroc Scholarship Pageant; entertainment; games for children; craft, food and activity booths; parade and carnival rides the entire week of the festival.

Applications to participate in NIBROC as a vendor are available here in pdf format. Select the appropriate application for your business, and submit the completed form, other requested documents or information and your payment, to our office. Space is limited and is assigned as the applications are completed.

POSTED: 24 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Corbin   |   festival   |   cars   |   motorcycles   |   run   |   walk   |   pageant   |   games   |   crafts   |   food   |   booths   |   parade   |   carnival

FORECASTLE FESTIVAL

Founded in 2002 by Louisville native JK McKnight and taking place this year on July 17-19, Forecastle has grown from a neighborhood event to one of the country’s most anticipated summer festivals, drawing tens of thousands of fans from across the world to Louisville’s scenic 85-acre Waterfront Park.In addition to featuring a who’s who of musical acts such as Jack White, The Black Keys, Outkast, Widespread Panic, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, My Morning Jacket, Bassnectar, The Flaming Lips, Band of Horses, Sleater-Kinney, and The Avett Brothers, Forecastle has consistently promoted local artists as well as focusing on environmental activism and outdoor recreation. Past Forecastles have featured prominent organizations, industry leaders, and distinguished speakers, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Riverkeepers), Rob Caughlan (Surfrider Foundation) and Christopher Childs (Greenpeace International). For the 2015 lineup and tickets visit www.forecastlefest.com.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Louisville   |   festival   |   music

BREYERFEST

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

  • Jul 17 - Jul 19, 2015

Discover the world of Breyer model horses.  Competitions, clinics and a trade fair.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   KyHorsePark   |   Lexington   |   horses   |   festival

AG FESTIVAL

  • Jul 17 - Jul 18, 2015
        4:00 P.M. -

Myer Creek Park, Calhoun, KY

McLean County Ag Festival will be held July 17th & 18th in celebration of our county’s deep roots in the Agriculture Industry.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Calhoun   |   festival   |   agriculture

KENTUCKY BIKE RALLY

Jul 16 - Jul 19, 2015
    4:00 P.M. - 10:00 A.M.

125 Pryr Blvd, Union County Fairgrounds, Sturgis, KY 42459

This event welcomes bikers from across the country to enjoy music, food, contests and fellowship.

POSTED: 1 month ago
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18TH ANNUAL DUNCAN HINES FESTIVAL

The Bowling Green Junior Woman’s Club is pleased to announce that they will be hosting their 19th Annual Duncan Hines Festival 2015 events at Chaney’s Dairy Barn! To commemorate the legacy of our local resident, Duncan Hines, there will many events held in celebration! This festival has something for everyone!! July 11- Chaney’s Dairy Barn Activities include Uncle Duncan’s Duck Derby, a Brownie Eating Contest, kids’ inflatables, vendors, face painting and other children’s activities. This is an event you don’t want to miss! The Duncan Hines Festival is an annual fundraiser to benefit selected local nonprofits and is sponsored by the Bowling Green Junior Woman’s Club and many others. The public is encouraged to bring the whole family, lawn chairs or blanket, and donations. Visit http://www.duncanhinesfestival.com for more information.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   BowlingGreen   |   DuncanHines   |   food   |   ChaneysDairyBarn   |   festival   |   vendors   |   childrensactivities

LEBOWSKI FEST

14 Years of Beautiful Tradition from Los Angeles to New York, join your fellow Achievers for the ultimate Celebration of All things Lebowski in Louisville, Kentucky. The 14th Annual Lebowski Fest is July 10th & 11th, 2015. Mark it!

POSTED: 1 month ago
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LOUISVILLE BLUES, BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL

Nothing goes better with blues music than some smokin’ hot barbecue! Catch the tunes of New Orleans and Memphis while you eat with your hands at Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. Indulge in a variety of barbecue styles from the best smokehouses in town, all cooking up their secret recipes for your pleasure! Relax as you let the sounds of blues take you away at Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. We’ve got plenty of napkins waiting for you at the Louisville Water Tower.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Louisville   |   festival   |   blues   |   brews   |   BBQ   |   music

WHIPPOORWILL FESTIVAL

  • Jul 9 - Jul 12, 2015

500 Floyd Branch Road, Home Grown Hide Aways, Berea, KY 40403

Skills for Earth-Friendly Living

Over 85 workshops featuring old time and traditional Appalachian living skills in a family-friendly atmosphere.  Home Canning, Backyard Chickens, How to Play the Banjo, and many more. A low-cost event with free tent camping, healthy home-cooked meals, guest speakers, campfires, mountain and bluegrass music, dancing, and workshops throughout the day.  

Whippoorwill strives to be a family friendly festival.  We offer free admission for children 16 and under!  There will be lots of children at the festival and many young families.  We have tried to keep your costs low for families by serving two simple meals (breakfast and dinner) a day and this is included in your ticket price.  Camping and parking is also included.

A 4-day adult pass for the whole festival is only $120 and a 3-day pass is $90.  Prices will be higher at the gate so purchasing tickets online in advance is the way to go.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Berea   |   workshops   |   livingskills   |   music   |   dancing   |   camping

FREEDOM FEST

Freedom Fest is a family-friendly concert & fireworks show presented by the Christian community in Winchester KY on July 3, 2015.  Featuring Musical Artist: Tenth Avenue North

Gates @ 5:00 p.m.Concert @ 7:00 p.m.Fireworks @ Dusk

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Winchester   |   concert   |   fireworks

MADISONVILLE 4THFEST

Celebrate Madisonville 4thFest with baseball and free admission!  Come to Elmer Kelley Stadium for a summer triple play - exciting baseball action, delicious concessions, and beautiful surroundings!  Cheer on the Miners as they take on the Dubois County Bombers!    270-821-4171
Madisonville 4th Fest is a week of summer fun! Our schedule includes:
   Gospel music and pop music concerts
   Baseball
   Outdoor movie & children’s parade
   Fireworks
   Picnics, food vendors, and children’s activities
 … and more!
Call 270-821-4171 for more information.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   baseball   |   food   |   music   |   movies   |   parade   |   children   |   fireworks   |   vendors

OLD JOE CLARK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

US 25 N, Renfro Valley, KY

  • Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015

This year’s Bluegrass Festival will feature the following acts: Seldom Scene, The Cleverleys, Little Roy & Lizzie, Junior Sisk & The Ramblers Choice, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Moron Brothers, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, & Wilderness Trail.

POSTED: 2 months ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   RenfroValley   |   bluegrass   |   festival
POSTED: 2 months ago
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ROMP BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY

Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam with ROMP artists day and night, or dance till dawn at the awesome After Parties, featuring national acts on the cabin stage in the park’s rustic Pioneer Village!

LINEUPS:

Thursday, June 25:  Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Friday, June 26:  The Giving Tree Bank, Rollin’ in the Hay

Saturday, June 27:  The Brothers Comatose, Old Salt Union

Hours:  1 a.m.  to ………………..!

POSTED: 2 months ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Owensboro   |   ROMP   |   bluegrass   |   festival   |   PioneerVillage

RUDY FEST

  • Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2015
        9:00 P.M. - Midnight

Carter County Fairgrounds, US 60 West, Grayson, KY 41143

A widely popular bluegrass music festival held during the 4th week of June every year, this being it’s 15th Annual.  Please join us as we celebrate our culture and heritage with nationally known and local Bluegrass artists.

POSTED: 2 months ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Grayson   |   bluegrass   |   music   |   festival

8TH ANNUAL LOUISVILLE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS WITH CRAFT MARKETPLACE

8th Annual Louisville Festival of the Arts with Craft Marketplace at Paddock Shops on Summit Plaza Dr.Louisville, KY

June 20th & 21st, 2015Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm FREE ADMISSION

For more information call 561-746-6615 www.ArtFestival.com #HAEArtFest

POSTED: 2 months ago
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KENTUCKIANA PRIDE FESTIVAL

Each year on the Belvedere in downtown Louisville, the Foundation holds the Kentuckiana Pride Festival, a place where the LGBT community and its allies can meet and celebrate, enjoying a variety of food, entertainment, and showcases from local and regional businesses and organizations. Kentuckiana Pride Festival is a two day event. This year, it will hosted on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20, 2015. The festival is produced by Kentuckiana Pride Foundation. General admission is $5 at the gate on Friday and $5 at the gate on Saturday. Must have ID to drink. A VIP viewing area will also be available.

POSTED: 2 months ago
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