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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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Elmwood Stock Farm Fall Daytime Tour
Oct 18, 2017
Georgetown, KY
The final From the Ground Up Farm Tour of the year takes place October 18, 9-11 am, at Elmwood Stock Farm, in Georgetown, Ky. Fall is a peaceful time of year on the farm as th...
Wynonna and the Big Noise
Oct 18, 2017
Frankfort, KY
  Location Details The Grand Theatre map 308 Saint Clair Street Frankfort KY 40601 US Location Contact: Ticket Office 10--3pm daily Location ...
Oct 18, 2017
Lexington, KY
Victorian Mourning Customs at Waveland Tour Victorians understood that death was an everyday part of life and that there were many rules of mourning etiquette expected to be ...
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Oct 18, 2017
Lexington, KY
Victorian Mourning Customs at Waveland Tour Victorians understood that death was an everyday part of life and that there were many rules of mourning etiquette expected to be ...
Oct 19, 2017
Lexington, KY
Victorian Mourning Customs at Waveland Tour Victorians understood that death was an everyday part of life and that there were many rules of mourning etiquette expected to be ...
Oct 19, 2017
Lexington, KY
Victorian Mourning Customs at Waveland Tour Victorians understood that death was an everyday part of life and that there were many rules of mourning etiquette expected to be ...
Full-Day Kentucky Bourbon Tour
Oct 19, 2017
Louisville, KY
Mint Julep Tours has your ticket to Bourbon Country. For our full-day public bourbon distillery tours, we plan your day from start to finish – transporting you to three ...
Oct 19, 2017
Bardstown, KY
Join us at Barton 1792 Distillery, on the Visitor Center Patio every third Thursday, June through October from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., for good music featuring Scott Southworth, ro...
Oct 19, 2017
Lexington, KY
Victorian Mourning Customs at Waveland Tour Victorians understood that death was an everyday part of life and that there were many rules of mourning etiquette expected to be ...
Half-Day Louisville Beer Tour
Oct 19, 2017
Louisville, KY
Let Mint Julep Tours be your guide to Louisville’s best beer as you spend an afternoon hopping between breweries and taprooms! Whether you’re a hop-head or passion...
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