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  • Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2015

Each fall, Forkland celebrates its rural past with a wonderful fall festival of crafts, music, food, games and historical displays. Festival goers can purchase local crafts and watch them being made, visit a log cabin, the Lincoln Museum and even an old steam tractor. You can experience a horse drawn wagon ride to a lovely waterfall, listen to history skits and Old Time music and take a chance on an Amish made quilt at the silent auction.

Come and run through the scenic Knobs on Forkland’s backroads in the Fox and Hound Race. Play old-fashioned kids’s games like marbles, hopscotch, paper dolls, yoyos and more. You definitely don’t want to miss all the delicious food!

POSTED: 41 minutes ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Parksville   |   festival   |   crafts   |   music   |   food   |   games


  • Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2015
        6:30 P.M. - 11:15 P.M.

The Garvin Gate Blues Festival is an annual two-day arts and music festival featuring local and national performers and is considered to be one of the most prestigious blues festivals between Chicago and Mississippi.

The GGBF is held the second weekend of October on the streets of Historic Old Louisville, the largest Victorian preservation neighborhood in the USA. Many of the top names in blues music have preformed here since the festival began in 1988.

This FREE event is presented by Four Roses Bourbon and The Garvin Gate Neighborhood Association and is sponsored by Louisville Metro Government Council David James. Proceeds from sponsorships and vendor sales benefit the Garvin Gate Neighborhood Association and the Old Louisville Preservation District.

POSTED: 46 minutes ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Louisville   |   festival   |   arts   |   music   |   blues   |   FourRoses   |   GGHA   |   vendors


Annually celebrating the opening of the National Corvette Museum, the celebration falls September 3-5 and continues to be a popular member-focused event which unites friends, family and enthusiasts for a look back on the Museum’s history and forward to the future! Those registered can enjoy 3 days of activities in and around the Museum including interesting and unique road tours, special video presentations, raffles, the annual open Membership meeting and more during this event in honor of your help and support. For more information and to register, call 800-53-VETTE (83883) or visit

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   BowlingGreen   |   corvettes


4116 Cumberland Falls Highway, K & S Farm, Corbin, KY 40701

Dates & Times

  • Sep 5 - Sep 6, 2015

Honoring our Veterans Pow Wow

Native American Drums, Dancers, Flute Music, Story Tellers and Demonstrators.

Bring your Chair and enjoy.

Grand entry 12:00 noon Saturday and 1:00 pm Sunday

Gates open 10:00am Sat. and 12 Noon Sun.

for info: 606-528-6342

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Corbin   |   festival   |   PowWow   |   music   |   storytellers


Dates & Times

  • Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015

Crafts ,Food, parade, live music and Kid’s Fest in Jackson, KY.

POSTED: 1 month ago
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43rd Annual Augusta Heritage Days, Sept. 4-6.  Trolley Tours, Frog Derby, Opry by the River, Beauty Pageant, Custom Car Show, Carriage Rides, Petting Zoo, Sports, Games, Raffles, and World Famous Rotary Burgers.  Relive the Battle of Augusta, learn about John Gregg Fee and the Underground Railroad in Augusta, visit the Rosemary Clooney Museum and the oldest winery in America, ride the Ferry Boat, listen to the Rotary Carillon, browse unique shops and art gallery and dine at local restaurants.  The City of Augusta has been identified by Dr. Thomas Clark, Kentucky’s most famous historian, as one of the top eleven places in the state where visitors can experience Kentucky’s finest cultural heritage.

POSTED: 1 month ago
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LOCATION: 17 Wheeler AvenueCollege Park, Winchester, KY 40391

CONTACT: 2 South Maple Street, Winchester, KY 40391

(800) 2989105

  • Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015

The Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival begins with a street dance on Friday evening and continues throughout the weekend with: Arts and Crafts, Talent Contest, 5K Run, and a Walk with Friends. The finale is is this the Sunday evening concert.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Winchester   |   festival   |   DanielBoone   |   dance   |   arts   |   crafts   |   talent   |   run   |   walk   |   concert


  • 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: 2 months ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Louisville   |   festival


  • 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: 2 months ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Jamestown   |   KyParks   |   LakeCumberland   |   raftup   |   music


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 or call 270-781-7634.

POSTED: 2 months ago
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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: 2 months ago
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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

POSTED: 3 months ago
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Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

  • Jul 17 - Jul 19, 2015

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

POSTED: 3 months ago
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  • 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: 3 months ago
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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: 3 months ago
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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 for more information.

POSTED: 3 months ago
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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: 3 months ago
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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: 3 months ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Louisville   |   festival   |   blues   |   brews   |   BBQ   |   music


  • 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: 3 months ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Berea   |   workshops   |   livingskills   |   music   |   dancing   |   camping


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: 3 months ago
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