Kentucky Festivals 2016

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Love festivals?  Enjoy this list of festivals in Kentucky!   Let me know which one is your favorite. Being new to Kentucky, I know I will be attending some of these myself.

Giving  credit to http://ohiofestivals.net/kentucky-festival-schedule/ for compiling this extensive list.  Check out the website for other cool info, cities and archives and “like” their Facebook Page so you will get updates on what’s happening.

Happy festivaling everyone…..Is that a word?

LeAnn Sink, Real Estate Agent RE/MAX Creative- Georgetown/Lexington KY

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APRIL

4/14-5/6 – Kentucky Derby Festival – Louisville
4/16* – Holler Festival – Newport – NEXT FESTIVAL 4/15/2017
4/16 – Kite Fest – Lexington

4/20-4/23 – Grand Rivers Spring Festival and Quilt Show – Grand Rivers
4/21-4/23 – Hillbilly Days – Pikeville
4/22-4/23 – Hickman County Spring Chicken Festival – Clinton
4/23 – Southern Kentucky Book Festival – Bowling Green
4/23 – Spring Plow Day and Festival – Campbellsville
4/23 – Jacksonian Days Street Fair – Scottsville
4/23-4/24 – Mountain Mushroom Festival – Irvine
4/23-4/24 – International Kite and Culture Festival – Georgetown
4/23-4/24 – White Plains Civil War Festival

MAY

5/6-5/7* – Kentucky Black Bear Festival – Cumberland
5/6-5/7 – Derby Day Festival – Williamstown
5/7 – Festival of Flowers – Utica
5/7 – Woodson House Garden Festival – Munfordville
5/9 – Livingston’s Founder Day – Livingston

5/12-5/14* – Apple Blossom Festival – Elkhorn City
5/13-5/14 – International Bar-B-Q Festival – Owensboro
5/13-5/14 – The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival – Paducah
5/13-5/14 – Spring Festival – Mount Washington
5/13-5/14 – Jazz, Arts and Wine Fest – Newport
5/14 – The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest – Nicholasville
5/14-5/15 – Bluegrass Birding Festival – Lexington
5/14-5/15 – KY Gourd Show – Taylorsville

5/20-5/21 – Old Louisville Springfest – Louisville
5/20-5/22 – The Moonshiners Ball – Berea
5/21 – Spring Fest – Glendale
5/21 – Forest Fest – Fairdale
5/21-5/22 – Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival – Midway
5/21-5/22 – Jane’s Saddlebag Wine Festival and Art/Craft Show – Big Bone Lick
5/21-5/22 – Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival – Lexington
5/22 – Buy Local Fair – Louisville

5/26-5/29 – Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival – Pineville
5/26-5/30 – Abbey Road on the River – Louisville
5/27-5/28 – Art in the Park – Versailles
5/27-5/30 – Strawberry Festival – Beaver Dam
5/28 – Mill Springs Annual Cornbread Festival – Monticello
5/28 – BBQ, Blues and Bikes – Elizabethtown
5/28* – Turtle Festival – McKee
5/28-5/29 – Spring into Summer Festival – Oak Grove
5/28-5/30 – Kentucky Reggae Festival – Louisville

 

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JUNE

6/2-6/4* – Lewisport Heritage Festival
6/2-6/4 – Poke Sallet Festival – Harlan
6/2-6/4 – Capital Expo Festival – Frankfort
6/2-6/4 – Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival – Williamsburg
6/2-6/5 – Great American Brass Band Festival – Danville
6/3-6/4 – Pennington Folk Festival – Princeton
6/3-6/4 – The Mountain Memories Festival – Frenchburg
6/3-6/4 – Best Bloomin’ Arts and Crafts Festival – Louisville
6/3-6/4 – Seedtime on the Cumberland – Whitesburg
6/3-6/4 – Portland Festival – Louisville
6/3-6/4* – Mortons Gap Coalfield Festival
6/3-6/4 – Ludlow Summer Fireworks Festival
6/3-6/4 – Bourbon City BBQ Festival – Bardstown
6/3-6/4 – Bardstown Bluegrass Festival
6/3-6/5 – Glasgow Highland Games
6/3-6/5 – Jefferson Davis Birthday Weekend – Fairview
6/4 – Wine and Cheese Tasting Festival – Bardstown
6/4* – Americana World Festival – Louisville
6/4-6/5 – The Butchertown Art Fair – Louisville
6/4-6/5 – The Great American Art Festival – Danville
6/4-6/5 – Arts on the Green – La Grange
6/4-7/10 (Weekends) – Highland Renaissance Festival – Eminence
6/5 – Taste of Newport

6/9-6/12* – Newport ItalianFest
6/9-6/12 – Festival of the Bluegrass – Lexington
6/10-6/11 – Fort Harrod Beef Festival – Harrodsburg
6/10-6/12* – Louisville Greek Festival
6/11 – Maysville Uncorked! Wine and Art Festival
6/11 – Beer Cheese Festival – Winchester
6/11 – Vet Jam – Glasgow
6/11 – The Three Forks River Festival – Beattyville
6/11 – The Stephen Foster Festival – Bardstown

6/15-6/18 – W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival – Henderson
6/16-6/18 – Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion – Bowling Green
6/16-6/18 – Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival – Gray Hawk
6/17 – Kentuckiana Pride Festival – Louisville
6/17-6/18* – Kentucky Blueberry Festival – Edmonton
6/17-6/18 – Lyndon Summer Festival
6/17-6/19 – MainStrasse Village Original Goettafest – Covington
6/18 – RoeblingFest – Covington
6/18 – Bluegrass Senior Dog Rescue Barnyard Bash – Georgetown
6/18 – Munfordville Classic Car, Truck and Motorcycle Cruise In
6/18 – Crestwood Festival
6/18* – Lake Cumberland Blues Harbor Festival – Jamestown

6/21-6/25 – Rudy Fest – Grayson
6/22-6/25 – Romp Fest – Owensboro
6/25 – Lexington Pride Festival
6/25 – Blueberry Jubilee and Pancake Day – Paris
6/25-6/26 – Bluegrass Lacrosse Festival – Louisville

JULY

7/1-7/3* – Old Joe Clark Bluegrass Festival – Renfro Valley – CANCELED
7/1-7/3 – Warsaw Kentucky River Days Celebration
7/1-7/4 – Green River Catfish Festival – Morgantown
7/1-7/4 – Summer Motion – Ashland
7/2* – Freedom Fest – Winchester
7/4 – Crescent Hill Fourth of July Celebration – Louisville
7/4 – Freedom Fest – Murray
7/4 – Sisters of Notre Dame 4th of July Festival – Covington
7/4* – Founders’ Day Celebration – Elizabethtown
7/4 – Independence Day Celebration – Casey
7/4 – Fourth of July Festival – Lexington

7/7-7/9 – St. Francis Picnic – Loretto
7/7-7/10 – The Whippoorwill Festival – Berea
7/8-7/9* – Lebowski Fest – Louisville
7/8-7/9 – Master Musicians Festival – Somerset
7/8-7/10 – Bacon, Bourbon & Brew Festival – Newport
7/8-7/10 – Berea Craft Festival
7/9 – Duncan Hines Festival – Bowling Green
7/9-7/10* – Kentucky Farm Fest – Crestwood – CANCELED and DISCONTINUED

7/14-7/16 – National Corvette Homecoming – Bowling Green
7/14-7/16 – Shriners Bluegrass Festival – Olive Hill
7/14-7/16 – Ichthus Festival – Lexington
7/15-7/16* – Robfest – Shelbyville
7/15-7/16 – The HeART of Summer Arts and Music Festival – Grayson
7/15-7/17 – Super Moon Music and Arts Festival – Whitesburg
7/15-7/17 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville
7/16 – Sweet Corn Festival – Georgetown
7/16 – Glendale Olde Time BBQ & Chili Cook Off

7/21-7/23 – Red Lick Valley Bluegrass Festival – Irvine
7/22-7/23 – Augusta Riverfest Regatta
7/22-7/24 – BreyerFest – Lexington
7/22-7/24 – Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

7/27-7/30 – Sandy Lee Songwriters Festival – Henderson
7/29-7/30 – Cruisin’ the Heartland – Elizabethtown
7/29-7/31 – Fandomfest – Louisville
7/29-7/31* – MelonFest – Olive Hill

AUGUST

8/4-8/7 – Glier’s Goettafest – Newport
8/5-8/7* – Powell County Corn Festival – Stanton
8/5-8/8 – Cannastock – Democrat
8/6 – Fancy Farm Picnic – Fancy Farm
8/6-8/7 – Jane’s Saddlebag Kids Festival and Art/Craft Show – Big Bone Lick

8/10-8/13 – NIBROC Festival – Corbin
8/11-8/14 – Great Inland Seafood Festival – Newport
8/12-8/13 – Maysville Oktoberfest
8/12-8/13 – Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival – Henderson
8/12-8/13* – Bromley Fire Department Street Fair/Festival/Fish Fry
8/12-8/14 – St. Joseph End of Summer Celebration – Crescent Springs
8/13 – NolinFest – Leitchfield
8/13 – Twilight Festival – Versailles
8/13 – Festival on the Lake at AJ Jolly Park – Alexandria
8/13-8/14 – Crave Lexington Food + Music Festival

8/18-8/20 – Muldraugh Down Home Days
8/18-8/21 – Laurel County Homecoming Festival – London
8/19-8/20 – “Little Green Men” Days Festival – Kelly
8/19-8/20 – Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival – Russell Springs
8/19-8/21 – Berea Celtic Festival
8/19-8/21 – Glencoe Frontier Days
8/19-8/21 – Pioneer Days – Harrodsburg
8/20 – Small Town American Festival – Mount Sterling
8/20 – Big O Music Festival – Owensboro
8/20 – Multicultural Festival – Owensboro
8/20* – The Heartland Festival in the Park – Elizabethtown – CANCELED and DISCONTINUED
8/20* – Fleming County Covered Bridge Festival – Flemingsburg
8/20-8/21 – Woodland Church Art Festival – Lexington
8/20-8/21 – High Bridge Homecoming Festival – Wilmore

8/25-8/27 – Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival
8/25-8/27 – Buttermilk Days Festival – Bardstown
8/26-8/27 – Hot August Blues Festival – Hardin
8/26-8/27 – Summer Salute Festival – Hopkinsville
8/26-8/27 – Blue Moon Bluegrass Festival – Beaver Dam
8/27 – CONNECT at Bernheim – Clermont
8/27 – Moontower Music Festival – Lexington

8/31-9/4* – Cloverport Sacajawea Festival

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SEPTEMBER

9/1-9/3 – CRMF Cumberland River Music Fest – Williamsburg
9/1-9/4 – Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival – Harrodsburg
9/2 – Fest of Ales – Lexington
9/2-9/3* – Kentucky Foxfire Festival – Wilmore
9/2-9/4 – Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival – Winchester
9/2-9/4 – Elliott County Tobacco Festival – Sandy Hook
9/2-9/4* – Mandolin Farm Bluegrass Festival – Flemingsburg
9/2-9/4 – Swift Silver Mine Festival – Campton
9/2-9/4* – Augusta Heritage Days
9/2-9/4 – Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience – Louisville
9/2-9/5 – WorldFest – Louisville
9/3 – Arts N’ Barks in the Park (merged Goldenrod Gala Arts Festival & WoofStock) – Carrollton
9/3 – Monroe County Watermelon Festival – Tompkinsville
9/3 – Wayne County Heritage Festival – Monticello
9/3-9/4 – Livingston Homecoming
9/3-9/4* – Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum Festival – Corbin
9/3-9/5* – KWW Arts & Crafts Festival – Grand Rivers
9/3-9/10 – Hickman Pecan Festival
9/4 – Riverfest – Newport
9/5 – Labor Day Celebration – Paducah

9/7-9/9 – Civil War Days – Columbus
9/7-9/9* – Oak, Toast and Two Aging Barrels Festival – Covington
9/7-9/10 – Fraley Festival of Traditional Music – Olive Hill
9/8-9/10 – Old Fashioned Trading Days – Williamsburg
9/8-9/10 – Wickliffe Harvest Festival
9/8-9/10* – Meadowgreen Park Fall Festival – Clay City
9/8-9/11 – U.S. Bank Balloon Classic – Bowling Green
9/9-9/10 – Middletown’s Family Fun Festival & Craft Show
9/9-9/10 – Neon Area Days – Neon
9/9-9/10 – Ice Cream Festival – Murray
9/9-9/10 – Lake Cumberland Poker Run
9/9-9/10 – Lake Cumberland Blues, BBQ and Arts Festival
9/9-9/10 – Christ the King Oktoberfest – Lexington
9/9-9/11 – Chautauqua Days – Millersburg
9/9-9/11 – Annual Festival of the Horse – Georgetown
9/9-9/11 – Kentucky State BBQ Festival – Danville
9/9-9/11 – Hart County Civil War Days – Munfordville
9/9-9/11 – Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest – Covington
9/9-9/11 – Lawrence County Septemberfest – Louisa
9/9-9/11 – Roots and Heritage Festival – Lexington
9/10 – Fall Heritage Festival – Campbellsville
9/10 – Highlands Fest – Louisville
9/10 – Wooden Bridge Festival – Island
9/10 – Mackville Harvest Homecoming
9/10 – Louisville Dragon Boat Festival
9/10* – Louisville Pagan Pride Day
9/10 – Japan Summer Festival – Lexington
9/10 – Hillbilly Daze Festival – Frankfort
9/10 – Simpsonville Fall Festival
9/10 – Via Colori Street Painting Festival – Elizabethtown
9/10 – Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival – New Haven
9/10* – Airfest Georgetown/Scott County Aviation Festival – Georgetown – NEXT IN 2017
9/10-9/11 – Apple Festival – Georgetown
9/10-9/11* – Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest – Newport
9/10-9/11 – Fleur de Lis Regatta – Louisville
9/10-9/11 – Art Fair at Mellwood – Louisville
9/10-9/11 – Kids Fest – Richmond
9/10-9/11 – Trimble County Festival – Bedford
9/10-9/17 – Banana Festival – Fulton
9/11 – Fall Arts Festival – Frankfort
9/11-9/18 – Gaslight Festival – Jeffersontown

9/13-9/17 – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Morehead
9/13-9/18 – Kentucky Bourbon Festival – Bardstown
9/14* – The Jefferson St. Soiree – Lexington
9/14-9/18 – Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration – Rosine
9/15-9/17 – Black Gold Festival – Hazard
9/15-9/17 – Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival – Whitley City
9/16-9/17 – Cow Days – Greensburg
9/16-9/17 – Mount Washington Fall Festival
9/16-9/17 – Horse Cave Heritage Festival – Horse Cave
9/16-9/17 – Bourbon County Secretariat Festival – Paris
9/16-9/17 – Hazel Day – Hazel
9/16-9/17* – West Point River Days Festival
9/16-9/18 – Poage Landing Days – Ashland
9/16-9/18 – Cirque de Virgo – Hustonville
9/16-9/18 – Waterfowl Festival – La Center
9/16-9/18* – Spoonbread Festival – Berea – CANCELED
9/16-9/18* – St. Timothy Oktoberfest – Union
9/17 – Butchertown Oktoberfest – Louisville
9/17 – Gourd Patch Festival – Mayfield
9/17 – Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival
9/17 – Jane’s Saddlebag Craft Beer & Bourbon Festival – Union
9/17 – Morehead Arts and Eats Fest
9/17 – Paducah Dragon Boat Festival
9/17* – Kentucky Fried Zine Fest – Lexington
9/17* – St. Francis of Assisi Fall Festival – Louisville
9/17* – Germantown Shotgun Fest – Louisville
9/17 – National Jug Band Jubilee – Louisville
9/17-10/31 (weekends) – Harvest Festival – Georgetown
9/17-9/18 – Simon Kenton Festival – Maysville
9/17-9/18 – Festival Latino de Lexington
9/17-9/18 – Midway Fall Festival

9/21-9/24* – Clarkson Honeyfest
9/22-9/24 – Casey County Apple Festival – Square Liberty
9/22-9/24 – Bluegrass Festival – Vine Grove
9/22-9/24 – Barbecue on the River – Paducah
9/22-9/24* – Carroll County Tobacco Festival – Carrollton
9/22-9/25 – World Chicken Festival – London
9/23* – Louisville Brewfest
9/23-9/24 – Central Kentucky Crafts Festival – Owenton
9/23-9/24* – Cave City Proud Days
9/23-9/24 – Cave Run Storytelling Festival – Morehead
9/23-9/24 – Lebanon Junction Wall Street Festival – Lebanon Junction
9/23-9/25* – Ole’ Cider Days – Newport
9/23-9/25 – Morgan County Sorghum Festival – West Liberty
9/23-9/25 – Anderson County Burgoo Festival – Lawrenceburg
9/24 – Bowling Green International Festival
9/24 – Oak Grove Butterfly Festival
9/24 – Seven Springs Sorghum Festival – Cadiz
9/24* – Merchants and Music Festival – Fort Thomas
9/24* – Cannon Farm Fest – Stamping Ground
9/24 – Oktoberfest in the Park – Danville
9/24 – nulu Fest – Louisville
9/24-9/25 – Ole’ Cider Days – Utica
9/24-9/25 – Fort Harrod Jazz Festival – Harrodsburg
9/24-9/25 – Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art & Craft
9/24-9/25 – Louisville Irish Fest
9/24-9/25 – Marion County Country Ham Days – Lebanon
9/25* – Art Off Pike Arts Festival – Covington

9/26-10/1 – Spencer County Octoberfest – Taylorsville
9/29-10/1* – Greenup Old Fashion Days
9/29-10/1 – Bittersweet Festival – Mt. Vernon
9/30-10/1* – Mary Breckinridge Festival – Hyden
9/30-10/1 – Jim Beam BBQ Classic – Springfield
9/30-10/2 – Sorghum Festival – Springfield
9/30-10/2 – St. James Court Art Show – Louisville
9/30-10/2 – ScareFest – Lexington

 

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OCTOBER

10/1* – Smithland Octoberfest Celebration
10/1 – Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber Pumpkin Festival – Edmonton
10/1* – Kentucky Apple Festival – Paintsville
10/1 – Crittenden County Pumpkin Festival – Marion
10/1 – Wilmore Arts and Crafts Festival
10/1-10/2 – Owensboro Air Show
10/1-10/2 – GRADD ARts & Crafts Festival – Henderson
10/1-10/2* – Louder than Life Festival – Louisville
10/1-10/2 – Lincoln Days – Hodgenville
10/1-10/8 – Logan County Tobacco and Heritage Festival – Russellville
10/2-10/8*- Daniel Boone Festival – Barbourville

10/5 – Taste of Louisville
10/5-10/8 – Jenny Wiley Festival – Prestonburg
10/6-10/9 – McCreary County’s Heritage Trail Days – Whitley City
10/7-10/8 – Garvin Gate Blues Festival – Louisville
10/7-10/8 – Belknap Fall Festival – Louisville
10/7-10/8* – La Grange Railroad and Bluegrass Festival
10/7-10/8 – Caneyville Fair and Homecoming
10/7-10/8 – Downtown Days – Columbia
10/7-10/9 – The Kentucky Wool Festival – Falmouth
10/8 – Pembroke Harvest Festival
10/8 – Turning of the Leaves Festival – Augusta
10/8* – Barktoberfest – Louisville
10/8* – Southwest Festival – Louisville
10/8 – Hunters Moon Fall Festival – Grand Rivers
10/8 – South Elkhorn Christian Church Fall Festival – Lexington
10/8 – Foxhollow Farm Fall Festival – Crestwood
10/8-10/9 – Perryville Commemoration – Perryville
10/8-10/9 – Old Fashion Court Days – Flemingsburg
10/8-10/9 – Bardstown Arts, Crafts & Antique Fair
10/9* – Farmington Harvest Festival – Louisville

10/13-10/15 – Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off – Munfordville
10/14-10/15 – Trigg County Country Ham Festival – Cadiz
10/14-10/15 – Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue – Gravel Switch
10/14-10/15* – Foothills Festival – Albany
10/14-10/16 – Salt Festival – Union
10/14-10/17 – Mt. Sterling October Court Days
10/15 – Glendale Crossing Festival – Glendale
10/15 – Maiden Alley Oktoberfest – Paducah
10/15 – Bardstown Craft Beer Festival
10/15-10/16 – Apple Festival – Owensboro

10/21-10/23 – Woolly Worm Festival – Beattyville
10/21-10/23 – Hermitage Classic and Fall Festival – Goshen
10/22-10/23* – Independence Bank Sorghum Festival – Hawesville
10/22-10/23 – ColorFest – Clermont

NOVEMBER

11/11-11/13* – Festival of Trees and Lights – Louisville

11/25* – Dickens Christmas – Lebanon
11/25* – Light-Up Louisville

DECEMBER

12/2-12/3* – Beaver Dam Christmas Festival – Beaver Dam
12/3-12/4 – Frontier Christmas Festival – Maysville

12/10* – St. “Nich” Christmas Fest – Nicholasville

 

Sincerely,

If you need a real estate agent in the Georgetown or Lexington Kentucky area,  give me a call!  Or maybe you don’t need me right now, but feel free to share my name.

 I love referrals!

LeAnn Sink, Realtor®

RE/MAX Creative

Call me here… 859.212.6340

Email me here…. leannsink@remax.net

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