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2021 Kentucky Festival Schedule

 

Your festival event guide for Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green and all of Kentucky.

Welcome to Kentucky’s most comprehensive festival listing. As a Good Neighbor to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, I’m happy to help festival lovers find events and things to do in such cities as Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green, Bardstown, Covington, Princeton, Middleboro, Grayson, Paducah and everywhere in-between. I’m constantly working hard to make this the state’s best collection of festivals!

If you want festival listings for specific areas of Kentucky, I currently have listings for Lexington and Louisville.

Keep in mind that the Festival Schedule does NOT include county/animal fairs, conventions/expos or events lacking the 3 essentials of a festival (food, vendors and entertainment). Feel free to contact me if you have a question about your event.

Also, please check dates and festival websites in links provided as time approaches, especially for any listings where there is an * (asterisk) next to the date. This means that the date is unconfirmed.

If there is a festival you do not see but would like listed, please Contact Me and let me know about it, especially smaller festivals that don’t have the advertising.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
While I am doing my best to update festival postponement dates, cancellations or note alternative versions, some festivals listed as going on may have been canceled or changed without my knowledge.

Always check festival information before attending as things are constantly changing and I know what it’s like to arrive at a festival location and find nothing.

Stay strong, be safe and let’s festival on together!

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APRIL

4/10 – Tails and Ales – Lexington – VIRTUAL

4/15-4/17* – Hillbilly Days – Pikeville – CANCELED
4/15-4/18* – Terrapin Hill Cabin Fever Reliever – Harrodsburg – CANCELED
4/17* – Cherry Blossom Art and Music Festival – Franklin – CANCELED
4/17* – DiverCity Festival – Lexington – CANCELED
4/17 – Spring Fling Art Festival – Lawrenceburg
4/17* – Kite Fest – Lexington – CANCELED
4/17 – Spring Gathering at Kirksville – Kirksville
4/17* – White Plains Civil War Festival – White Plains – CANCELED

4/20* – Taste of Derby Festival (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville – CANCELED
4/22-4/24* – BB&T Great BalloonFest (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville – CANCELED
4/22-4/30* – Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville – CANCELED
4/23-4/24 – Hickman County Spring Chicken Festival – Clinton
4/23-4/24 – GypsyMoon Marketplace – Bowling Green
4/23-4/24 – Spring Festival – Falmouth
4/24* – Ken-Ducky Derby Festival – Louisville – CANCELED
4/24* – NorthSide Festival – Lexington – CANCELED
4/24 – Gallatin County Earth Day Celebration – Warsaw
4/24* – Amish Tour and Backroads Festival – Marion – CANCELED
4/24* – Cadiz Bluegrass and Arts in the Park – Cadiz – CANCELED
4/24 – Homeplace Spring Plow Day and Festival – Campbellsville
4/24* – Sky Science Festival Expo Day – Bowling Green – CANCELED
4/24 – Bluegrass, Beer and BBQ Fest – Grand Rivers
4/24* – TheSlice: Spice, Style & Soul (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville – CANCELED
4/24* – Jacksonian Days Street Fair – Scottsville – CANCELED
4/24-4/25* – Mountain Mushroom Festival – Irvine – CANCELED
4/24-4/25* – International Kite and Culture Festival – Georgetown – CANCELED
4/24-4/25* – Cherokee Triangle Art Fair – Louisville – CANCELED
4/25* – Passport GospelFest (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville – CANCELED

4/27-4/28* – Kentucky Proud WineFest (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville
4/28* – BeerFest (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville – CANCELED
4/28-5/1* – Mule and Draft Horse Days – Dawson Springs – CANCELED
4/29-5/1* – Mayfest Arts Fair – Lexington – CANCELED
4/30-5/1* – Aurora’s Sawing Logs Chainsaw Competition – Hardin – CANCELED

MAY

5/1-5/2* – Derby Day Festival – Williamstown
5/2* – Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville

5/6-5/8 – Knott County Spring Horse Trail Ride – Hindman
5/7-5/8 – International Bar-B-Q Festival – Owensboro
5/7-5/8* – Bluegrass Birding Festival – Lexington
5/7-5/8 – Mount Washington Spring Festival – Mt. Washington
5/7-5/8* – Logan County Bluegrass Jam – Auburn
5/7-5/9 – Paris Storytelling Festival – Paris
5/8* – Ekron Volunteer Fire Department Fire Fest – Ekron
5/8* – Apple Blossom Festival – Elkhorn City
5/8* – Bath County May Day Festival – Owingsville
5/8* – Woodson House Garden Festival – Munfordville
5/8* – Sprouts and Stouts Festival – Covington – CANCELED
5/8* – The Music Rules Fest – Prestonburg
5/8-5/15* – Adairville Strawberry Festival – Adairville

5/13* – Strawberry Jamm Festival – Louisville
5/13-5/15* – St. Bernard Picnic – Louisville
5/14-5/15* – Fountain Run BBQ Festival – Fountain Run
5/14-5/15* – Sturgis Trade Days – Sturgis
5/14-5/15* – The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival – Paducah – CANCELED
5/14-5/16* – KY Gourd Show – Taylorsville – DISCONTINUED
5/14-5/16* – Poppy Mountain Trade Days and Trail Rides – Morehead
5/15 – Old Louisville Springfest – Louisville
5/15* – Food Trucks and Craft Beer Festival – Louisville
5/15* – Peony Spring Festival – Warsaw
5/15* – Party in the Fort – Fort Mitchell
5/15* – Greenbo Lake Spring Cruise In – Greenbo Lake
5/15 – SpringFest – Glendale
5/15* – Spring Fling – Paintsville
5/15* – GCA Art in the Park – Leitchfield
5/15* – Forest Fest – Louisville
5/15* – FeFiFo FunFest and Spring Plant Sale at Bernheim – Clermont
5/15-5/16* – Jane’s Saddlebag Wine Festival and Art/Craft Show – Union
5/15-5/16 – Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival – Lexington
5/15-5/16 – Benton Farm Spring Craft Fling Show – Walton
5/16* – Mighty Kindness Hoot – Louisville
5/16* – Buy Local Fair – Louisville

5/19-5/22* – WWII Homefront Celebration – La Grange
5/20-5/22* – Salt Works Appalachian Homecoming – Manchester
5/20-5/23* – Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival – Pineville
5/21-5/22* – Dix River Festival – Brodhead
5/21-5/23* – Erlanger Lions Carnival – Erlanger
5/21-5/23 – Kentucky Yoga Festival – Center
5/21-5/24* – Strawberry Festival – Beaver Dam
5/21-5/24* – Speleofest – Bonnieville
5/22* – Mill Springs Annual Cornbread Festival – Monticello
5/22* – Fleur de Flea Spring Vintage Urban Market – Louisville
5/22-5/23* – Kentucky Reggae Festival – Louisville
5/22-5/23* – Spring Trade Days at Fort Boonesborough State Park – Richmond
5/22-5/23* – Kentucky Dam Village Arts and Crafts Fest – Gilbertsville
5/23* – Frank Fest – Frankfort

5/27-5/29* – Lewisport Heritage Festival – Lewisport
5/27-5/29* – St. Peter the Apostle Summer Festival – Louisville
5/27-5/30* – St. Athanasius Summer Festival – Louisville
5/27-5/30 – Spring MYPATH Yoga Festival – Harrodsburg
5/28-5/29* – Germantown Schnitzelburg Blues Festival – Louisville
5/28-5/29 – Art in the Park – Versailles
5/28-5/29* – Mission Fest – Campton
5/28-5/29* – Ascension Summer Festival – Louisville
5/28-5/30* – Glasgow Highland Games – Glasgow
5/28-5/30 – Heartland Equality Pride Festival – Paducah
5/28-5/30* – Wildman Days – Lawrenceburg
5/29* – Rods and Ribs BBQ Festival – Central City
5/29* – St. Catherine of Siena Summer Festival – Fort Thomas
5/29* – KY Classic Music Festival – Lebanon
5/29* – Wine and Cheese Tasting Festival – Bardstown
5/29* – St. Joseph Church Picnic – Leitchfield
5/29 – BBQ, Blues and Bikes – Elizabethtown
5/29* – Bluegrass River Run – Richmond
5/29* – Americana World Community Center Festival – Louisville
5/29* – Jefferson Davis Birthday Weekend – Fairview
5/29-5/30* – Colonial Trade Faire – La Grange
5/29-5/30 – Spring into Summer Festival – Oak Grove

JUNE

6/1-6/5* – Providence Coal Festival – Providence
6/3-6/5* – Poke Sallet Festival – Harlan
6/4-6/5* – Louisville Greek Festival – Louisville
6/4-6/5* – Seedtime on the Cumberland – Whitesburg
6/4-6/5* – St. Francis Xavier Church Picnic – Mt. Washington
6/4-6/5* – St. John Paul II Summer Picnic – Louisville
6/4-6/5* – Trash Bash – Livingston
6/4-6/5* – Kentucky Hemp Days – Cynthiana
6/4-6/5* – Portland Festival – Louisville – CANCELED
6/4-6/5* – Menifee Mountain Memories Festival – Frenchburg
6/4-6/6* – St. Paul Church Summer Festival – Florence
6/5* – Maysville Uncorked! Wine and Art Festival – Maysville
6/5* – PA*BREW*CAH Beer Fest – Paducah
6/5 – Art in the Garden – Augusta
6/5* – Mortons Gap Coalfield Festival – Mortons Gap
6/5* – Vet Jam – Glasgow
6/5-6/6 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival I – Eminence
6/5-6/6* – The Butchertown Art Fair – Louisville
6/6 – Northern Kentucky Pride Festival – Covington
6/6* – Taste of Newport – Newport

6/10-6/12* – St. Luke’s Summer Picnic – Louisville
6/10-6/12 – Saint Edward Picnic – Jeffersontown
6/10-6/12* – Cow Bell Days – Stanford
6/10-6/12 – Blazin’ Bluegrass Spring Festival – Whitley City
6/10-6/13* – Newport ItalianFest – Newport – CANCELED
6/10-6/13 – Great American Brass Band Festival – Danville
6/10-6/13 – Festival of the Bluegrass – Lexington
6/11-6/12* – Lyndon Summer Festival – Lyndon
6/11-6/12* – Mayberry Days – Owenton
6/11-6/12* – St. Henry Parish Festival – Elsmere
6/11-6/12– Laurel Cove Music Festival – Pineville
6/11-6/12* – PigFest – Walton – MOVED TO 8/20-8/21
6/11-6/12* – St. Margaret Mary Church Picnic – Louisville
6/11-6/12* – Barbourville BBQ Festival Cook Off – Barbourville
6/12 – Beer Cheese Festival – Winchester
6/12 – Cruzin for Cancer – Louisville
6/12* – Kentucky Dachshund Derby – Georgetown
6/12* – Country Fest – Alexandria
6/12 – PeteFest Music Festival – Louisville
6/12* – Kentucky Craft Beer Festival – Elizabethtown
6/12* – Berry Trail and Blueberry Pancake Days – Paris
6/12* – Munfordville Classic Car, Truck and Motorcycle Cruise In – Munfordville
6/12* – St. Monica Old Fashioned Summer Picnic – Bardstown
6/12-6/13 – Francisco’s Farm Art Fair – Midway
6/12-6/13 – Arts on the Green at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens – Crestwood
6/12-6/13 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival II – Eminence

6/16-6/19 – W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival – Henderson
6/16-6/20 – PlayThink Movement and Flow Arts Festival – Harrodsburg
6/17-6/19 – Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival – Gray Hawk
6/17-6/19* – Hillview City Fair – Hillview
6/17-6/19 – Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion – Bowling Green
6/17-6/19* – St. Raphael Giant Picnic – Louisville
6/17-6/19* – St. Paul Parish Picnic – Louisville
6/18-6/19* – Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival – Louisville
6/18-6/19* – St. Albert the Great Summer Picnic – Louisville
6/18-6/19* – Kentuckiana Pride Festival – Louisville – MOVED TO 10/8-10/9
6/19* – St. Gregory Church Picnic and Super Raffle – Cox’s Creek
6/19* – White Plains Freedom Festival – White Plains
6/19* – Louisville Funk Fest – Louisville
6/19* – Cinder and Smoke Fest – Jackson
6/19* – Water Lantern Festival – Lexington
6/19* – Blackacre Barn Bash – Louisville
6/19* – Dazzling Daylily Festival Balloons in the Garden – Owensboro
6/19* – Munfordville Classic Car, Truck and Motorcycle Cruise In – Munfordville
6/19* – Berry Trail and Blueberry Pancake Days – Paris
6/19 – The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest – Nicholasville
6/19-6/20 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival III – Eminence

6/23-6/26 – Romp Fest – Owensboro
6/23-6/26 – Rudy Fest – Grayson
6/25-6/26 – Holy Family Parish Picnic – Louisville
6/25-6/26* – Bullitt Blast – Shepherdsville
6/25-6/26* – Lexington Pride Festival – Lexington
6/25-6/26* – St. Martha Parish Picnic – Louisville
6/25-6/26* – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Summer Picnic – Louisville
6/25-6/27 – Festival of the Red – Slade
6/25-6/27* – Poorcastle Music Festival – Louisville
6/25-6/27* – Mary, Queen of Heaven Funfest – Erlanger – CANCELED
6/26* – Kentucky Craft Bash Beer Festival – Louisville
6/26* – FairFest – Lebanon
6/26* – McHenry SummerFest – McHenry
6/26* – St. Joseph Parish Picnic – Louisville
6/26* – Saddlin Up For Hope Festival – Lawrenceburg
6/26* – Fairfield Homecoming – Fairfield
6/26* – Berry Trail and Blueberry Pancake Days – Paris
6/26-6/27 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival IV – Eminence
6/26-7/1* – Summer Motion – Ashland

6/30-7/4* – Carlisle Blackberry Festival – Carlisle – CANCELED

JULY

7/2-7/3 – Breathitt Heritage Fair – Jackson
7/2-7/4* – Warsaw Kentucky River Days Celebration – Warsaw
7/2-7/4* – Green River Catfish Festival – Morgantown
7/3* – Fazoli’s Freedom Fest – Morehead
7/3-7/4* – Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration – Campbellsville
7/3-7/4 – Crescent Hill Fourth of July Celebration – Louisville
7/3-7/4 – Fireman’s Fourth – Augusta
7/3-7/4* – Lakefest – Jamestown
7/3-7/4 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival V – Eminence
7/4* – Bonnieville July 4th Homecoming – Bonnieville
7/4 – Golf Cart and Bicycle Parade – Augusta
7/4* – Freedom Fest – Murray
7/4* – Lexington Fourth of July Festival – Lexington
7/4* – Sisters of Notre Dame 4th of July Festival – Covington – CANCELED
7/4* – Louisville Waterfront Fourth – Louisville
7/4* – Fourth of July Celebration – Versailles
7/4* – Thunder Over Big Woods – Wellington
7/4* – 4th of July Spectacular – Berea
7/4 – All American Fourth of July – Owensboro
7/4 – Independence Day Celebration – Paducah
7/4 – Founders’ Day Celebration – Elizabethtown
7/4* – Fun Filled Fourth Fest – Harlan

7/7* – RaceFest – Carrollton
7/8-7/10 – Shriners Bluegrass Festival – Olive Hill
7/8-7/10* – St. Francis of Assisi Church Picnic – Loretto
7/8-7/11* – Terrapin Hill Family Reunion – Harrodsburg
7/8-7/11 – Bacon, Bourbon & Brew Festival – Newport
7/9-7/10* – Salute the Arts – Owensboro
7/9-7/10* – Paradise Music and Beer Festival – Covington
7/9-7/10* – Lebowski Fest – Louisville
7/9-7/11 – Jane Austen Festival – Louisville
7/9-7/11 – Berea Craft Festival – Berea
7/9-7/11 – Immaculate Heart of Mary Summerfest – Burlington
7/9-7/11* – St. Pius X Summer Festival – Edgewood
7/10* – BG Wine Festival – Bowling Green
7/10* – Sun Valley Bluegrass Festival – Alexandria
7/10-7/11 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival VI – Eminence

7/15-7/18 – Kentucky Bike Rally – Sturgis
7/16-7/17 – Master Musicians Festival – Somerset
7/16-7/18* – St. Agnes Carnival – Louisville
7/16-7/18 – BreyerFest – Lexington
7/16-7/18* – The Whippoorwill Festival – Beattyville
7/16-7/18* – Forecastle Festival – Louisville – CANCELED
7/17* – Evans Orchard Sweet Corn Festival – Georgetown
7/17 – Minnie Adkins Day – Sandy Hook
7/17 – Leitchfield Fiddling Festival – Leitchfield
7/17* – Duncan Hines Festival – Bowling Green
7/17* – Music and Food Festival – Cadiz
7/17* – GonzoFest – Louisville
7/17* – Oldham County Day – La Grange
7/17 – Classic Car and Truck Show – Falmouth
7/17-7/18 – Riverfest Regatta – Augusta
7/17-7/18 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival VII – Eminence
7/18* – Good People Festival – Covington

7/23* – Dawson Springs Barbecue and Homecoming – Dawson Springs
7/23-7/24* – St. Michael Parish Picnic – Louisville
7/23-7/24* – St. Rita Church Picnic – Louisville
7/23-7/24* – Grateville Dead Fest – Louisville
7/23-7/24* – North Fork Music Festival – Hazard
7/24* – St. Thomas Church Picnic – Bardstown
7/24* – Bourbon, BBQ and Bluegrass – Augusta
7/24-7/25* – Snappin’ Chaplin Turtle Derby – Perryville

7/28-7/31 – Sandy Lee Songwriters Festival – Henderson
7/29-7/31* – Raceland Race Days – Raceland
7/29-7/31* – St. Gabriel Summer Festival – Louisville
7/29-8/1 – Glier’s Goettafest I – Newport – My Review
7/30-7/31* – Van Lear Days – Van Lear
7/30-7/31 – Cruisin’ the Heartland – Elizabethtown
7/30-7/31 – BKMC Burn Run Weekend – Prestonsburg
7/30-7/31* – St. Joseph Summer Festival – Cold Spring
7/30-8/1* – Louisville is Dead – Louisville
7/30-8/1* – Owensboro-Daviess County Motorsports Festival – Owensboro
7/30-8/1* – Emancipation Proclamation Celebration – Russellville
7/30-8/1* – St. Augustine Parish Festival – Augusta
7/30-8/1* – Stanton Corn Festival – Stanton
7/31 – Cynthiana Bike Night – Cynthiana
7/31 – Henry County Harvest Showcase – New Castle
7/31* – St. Matthews Street Festival – Louisville
7/31* – Sts. Simon and Jude Church Picnic – Louisville
7/31* – Fancy Farm Picnic – Fancy Farm
7/31-8/1* – Shaker Village Craft Fair – Harrodsburg

AUGUST

8/5-8/8 – Glier’s Goettafest II – Newport – My Review
8/6-8/7* – Dog Days of Summer Festival – Auburn
8/6-8/7* – Soul of 2nd Street Festival – Danville
8/6-8/7* – Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival – Henderson
8/6-8/8* – Bluegrass at the Burdoc – Crofton
8/6-8/8* – St. Joseph End of Summer Celebration – Crescent Springs
8/7* – NolinFest – Leitchfield
8/7* – Hops on the Ohio Beer Festival – Owensboro
8/7* – Small Town American Festival – Mount Sterling
8/7 – Middlesboro Wing Fling Festival – Middlesboro
8/7* – Art in the Alley – Greensburg
8/7* – St. Theresa of Avila Church Picnic – Payneville
8/7* – Festival on the Lake at AJ Jolly Park – Alexandria
8/7-8/8* – Crave Lexington Food + Music Festival – Lexington

8/12-8/14 – NIBROC Festival – Corbin
8/12-8/15 – Great Inland Seafood Festival – Newport
8/13-8/14 – Maysville Oktoberfest – Maysville
8/13-8/14* – Seven Sense Festival – Louisville
8/13-8/14* – Laurel County Homecoming Festival – London
8/13-8/14* – St. Mary Parish Festival – Alexandria
8/13-8/15 – Owensboro Air Show – Owensboro
8/13-8/15 – Covered Bridge Festival – Brodhead
8/13-8/15* – Berea Celtic Festival – Berea
8/14* – Magoffin County Community Day – Salyersville
8/14 – Water Lantern Festival – Louisville
8/14 – Wildflower Art Festival – Brodhead
8/14-8/15* – Woodland Art Fair – Lexington
8/14-8/15* – Sulphur Well Homecoming and Duck Race – Edmonton
8/14-8/15* – High Bridge Homecoming Festival – Wilmore

8/19-8/21* – Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival – Jenkins
8/19-8/21* – Buttermilk Days Festival – Bardstown
8/19-8/22* – Cloverport Sacajawea Festival – Cloverport
8/19-8/22 – Birds of a Feather Festival – Morning View
8/19-8/22* – Super Moon Music and Arts Festival – Whitesburg
8/20-8/21* – “Little Green Men” Days Festival – Kelly/Hopkinsville – My Review
8/20-8/21 – St. Joseph Academy Fall Festival – Walton
8/20-8/21 – PigFest – Walton – USUALLY IN JUNE
8/20-8/21 – Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival – Russell Springs
8/20-8/22* – GMMCC Motorcycle Rally – Grayson
8/20-8/22 – Pioneer Days – Harrodsburg
8/20-8/22* – Natural Bridge Artisan Festival – Slade
8/21* – Twilight Festival – Versailles
8/21 – Grand Rivers Marina Day Celebration – Grand Rivers
8/21* – CONNECT at Bernheim – Clermont
8/21* – Cynthiana Rod Run – Cynthiana
8/21 – Foodstock – Somerset
8/21 – Multicultural Festival – Owensboro
8/21-8/22 – Railbird Festival – Lexington

8/26-8/28* – Isom Days Festival – Isom
8/26-8/28* – Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival – Hardin
8/26-8/28 – Manchester Music Festival – Manchester
8/27 – Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival – Louisville
8/27-8/28* – Summer Salute Festival – Hopkinsville
8/27-8/28 – Bourbon on the Banks – Frankfort
8/27-8/28* – Garrard County Rural Heritage Tobacco Festival – Lancaster
8/27-8/29* – Livingston Homecoming – Livingston
8/28* – Independence Bank Fireworks Festival – Owensboro
8/28* – Campbellsville Folk Fest – Campbellsville

8/30-9/3* – WorldFest – Louisville
8/31-9/4* – Hickman Pecan Festival – Hickman

SEPTEMBER

9/2-9/4* – Old Fashioned Trading Days – Williamsburg
9/2-9/4* – The Knott County Gingerbread Festival – Hindman
9/2-9/5* – Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival – Harrodsburg
9/3-9/4* – Ice Cream Festival – Murray
9/3-9/4* – Lawrence County Septemberfest – Louisa
9/3-9/5* – Swift Silver Mine Festival – Campton
9/3-9/5 – Heritage Days – Augusta
9/3-9/5* – Elliott County Tobacco Festival – Sandy Hook
9/3-9/5* – Kentucky State BBQ Festival – Danville
9/3-9/5 – Touchdowns and Tunes Tailgate Party – Paducah
9/3-9/6* – Breathitt County Honey Festival – Jackson
9/4* – Homeplace Fall Heritage Festival – Campbellsville
9/4* – Highlands Festival – Louisville
9/4* – Good Shepherd September Fest – Louisville
9/4 – Oak Grove Butterfly Festival – Oak Grove
9/4* – Fleur de Flea Fall Market – Louisville
9/4 – Monroe County Watermelon Festival – Tompkinsville
9/4-9/5* – Evans Orchard Apple Festival – Georgetown
9/4-9/5* – Honoring Our Veterans Pow Wow – Corbin
9/4-9/5 – Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival – Winchester
9/4-9/6 – Grand Rivers Labor Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival – Grand Rivers
9/4-9/6 – St. Cecilia Labor Day Festival – Independence
9/5* – Riverfest – Newport
9/5* – Rock the Water Tower (formerly Kentucky Music and Bourbon Experience) – Louisville
9/6* – Labor Day Celebration – Paducah

9/8* – The Jefferson St. Soiree – Lexington
9/8-9/12* – Fraley Festival of Traditional Music – Olive Hill
9/9* – Fireman’s Chili Cook-Off Celebration – Georgetown
9/9-9/12 – Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration – Rosine
9/10-9/11 – Bands and BBQ – Carrollton
9/10-9/11 – Middletown’s Family Fun Festival & Craft Show – Middletown
9/10-9/12 – Hart County Civil War Days “Battles for the Bridge” Weekend – Munfordville
9/10-9/12* – Chautauqua Days – Millersburg
9/10-9/12* – St. Barbara Rocktoberfest – Erlanger
9/10-9/12* – KYukefest – Lexington
9/10-9/12 – Roots and Heritage Festival – Lexington
9/10-9/12 – Annual Festival of the Horse – Georgetown
9/10-9/12* – Kentucky Black Pride Festival – Lexington
9/10-9/18 – Banana Festival – Fulton
9/11 – EweNique Art Walk – Falmouth
9/11 – Simpsonville Fall Festival – Simpsonville
9/11* – Unlock the Block Music Festival – Covington
9/11* – Salvisa Ruritan Country Days Festival – Salvisa
9/11* – Louisville Pagan Pride Day – Louisville
9/11 – Old Fashioned Day – Walton
9/11* – Black Patch Heritage Festival – Princeton
9/11* – Squash and Gobble Arts Bazaar and Fall Festival – Greenville
9/11* – Greenbo Grass Bluegrass Festival – Greenup
9/11* – Historic Island Wooden Bridge Festival – Island
9/11* – Hillbilly Daze Festival – Millville
9/11 – Kids Fest – Richmond
9/11* – Louisville Dragon Boat Festival – Louisville
9/11* – Lake Cumberland Blues, BBQ and Arts Festival – Somerset
9/11 – MoonBow EggFest – Corbin
9/11* – The Stave Fest – Lawrenceburg
9/11 – Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival – New Haven
9/11* – National Jug Band Jubilee – Louisville
9/11 – Paducah Dragon Boat Festival – Paducah
9/11-9/12* – Hometown Rising Festival – Louisville – CANCELED
9/11-9/12 – Big Four Arts Festival – Louisville
9/11-9/12 – Waveland Art Fair – Lexington
9/11-9/12 – Trail of Tears Pow Wow – Hopkinsville
9/11-9/12 – Trimble County Apple Festival – Bedford
9/11-9/12* – Evans Orchard Harvest Festival I – Georgetown

9/14-9/18* – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Morehead
9/16-9/18* – Black Gold Festival – Hazard
9/16-9/18 – Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show – Paducah
9/16-9/18 – Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival – Burkesville
9/16-9/18* – Fordsville Days – Fordsville
9/16-9/18 – Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival – Whitley City
9/16-9/19* – Kickin It on the Creek – Irvine
9/16-9/19 – Kentucky Bourbon Festival – Bardstown – My Review
9/17-9/18* – More Tales Storytelling Festival – Wilmore
9/17-9/18* – Onton Hay Days – Onton
9/17-9/18 – Bullitt County Bike Fest – Shepherdsville
9/17-9/18 – Horse Cave Heritage Festival – Horse Cave
9/17-9/18* – Festival Latino de Lexington – Lexington
9/17-9/18* – Christ the King Oktoberfest – Lexington
9/17-9/18* – Cow Days – Greensburg
9/17-9/18 – Festival on the Square and Car Show – Franklin
9/17-9/19* – Poage Landing Days – Ashland
9/17-9/19 – Gaslight Festival – Jeffersontown
9/17-9/19 – Fort Harrod Jazz Festival – Harrodsburg
9/17-9/19* – St. Timothy Oktoberfest – Union
9/17-9/19 – Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days – Pikeville
9/17-9/19* – Spoonbread Festival – Berea – My Review
9/18 – Morehead Arts and Eats Fest – Morehead
9/18* – WHO Festival – Benton
9/18* – Pumpkin Festival – Paris
9/18 – Woof Festival – Falmouth
9/18 – Swingtime by the River – Augusta
9/18 – Sweet Owen Day – Owenton
9/18* – Japan Summer Festival – Lexington
9/18 – Etown Wine Fest – Elizabethtown
9/18-9/19* – Ole’ Cider Days – Utica
9/18-9/19* – Evans Orchard Harvest Festival II – Georgetown
9/18-9/19 – Simon Kenton Festival – Maysville
9/18-9/19* – Mac and Cheese Festival – Louisville
9/18-9/19 – Midway Fall Festival – Midway
9/19* – Art Off Pike Arts Festival – Covington
9/19* – Fall Arts Festival – Frankfort – CANCELED

9/22-9/25* – Clarkson Honeyfest – Clarkson
9/23-9/25 – Barbecue on the River – Paducah
9/23-9/25 – Mountain Heritage Festival – Whitesburg
9/23-9/25* – Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival – Morganfield
9/23-9/25 – Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival – Vine Grove
9/23-9/25 – Casey County Apple Festival – Liberty
9/23-9/26 – World Chicken Festival – London
9/23-9/26 – Louder than Life Festival – Louisville
9/24-9/25 – Pig Out in Maysville – Maysville
9/24-9/25 – Anderson County Burgoo Festival – Lawrenceburg
9/24-9/25 – Cave City Proud Days – Cave City
9/24-9/25* – Hoedown in the Holler – Flemingsburg
9/24-9/25* – Jessamine Fall Fest – Nicholasville
9/24-9/25* – Cave Run Storytelling Festival – Morehead
9/24-9/26* – St. Agnes Oktoberfest Festival – Fort Wright
9/24-9/26* – Grand Rivers Fish Fry – Grand Rivers
9/24-9/26* – Morgan County Sorghum Festival – West Liberty
9/24-9/26* – Bourbon and Beyond Festival – Louisville – CANCELED
9/24-9/26 – Marion County Country Ham Days – Lebanon
9/24-9/26 – Newport Oktoberfest – Newport
9/25* – NuLu Festival – Louisville
9/25* – Kirksville Day – Richmond
9/25* – Tri-State Pickle Festival – Owensboro
9/25* – Versailles Fall Festival – Versailles
9/25* – Crittenden County Pumpkin Festival – Marion
9/25* – St. Francis of Assisi Fall Festival – Louisville
9/25* – River Fest – Munfordville
9/25* – Wayne County Heritage Festival – Monticello
9/25 – Bowling Green International Festival – Bowling Green
9/25-9/26* – The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough – Richmond
9/25-9/26* – Evans Orchard Harvest Festival III – Georgetown
9/25-/9/26 – Civil War Weekend: Battle of Augusta – Augusta
9/25-9/26* – Shaker Village HarvestFest – Harrodsburg

9/30-10/2* – Caneyville Fair and Homecoming – Caneyville
9/30-10/2* – Greenup Old Fashion Days – Greenup
9/30-10/2* – Fort Harrod Beef Festival – Harrodsburg
9/30-10/2 – Carroll County Tobacco Festival – Carrollton
9/30-10/2* – Bittersweet Festival – Mt. Vernon
9/30-10/2* – Mary Breckinridge Festival – Hyden
9/30-10/2* – Knott County Fall Horse Trail Ride – Hindman
9/30-10/3* – Fall MYPATH Yoga Festival – Harrodsburg

OCTOBER

10/1-10/2* – Jim Beam BBQ Classic – Springfield
10/1-10/2 – Festival at the Springs – Russell Springs
10/1-10/2* – Lebanon Junction Wall Street Festival – Lebanon Junction
10/1-10/2 – Hazel Day – Hazel
10/1-10/2* – Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ Festival – Cumberland
10/1-10/2* – Kentucky Apple Festival – Paintsville
10/1-10/2* – Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival – Middlesboro
10/1-10/2 – Fall Festival – Falmouth
10/1-10/3 – St. James Court Art Show – Louisville
10/1-10/3* – The Kentucky Wool Festival – Falmouth
10/2* – HarvestFest – Elkton
10/2 – Harlan Haunt Fest – Harlan
10/2* – Arts on Main Street Fair – Winchester
10/2* – Stanton Pumpkin Fest – Stanton
10/2* – Firkin Fest – Ashland
10/2* – St. Monica Fall Festival – Bardstown
10/2* – Spencer County Octoberfest – Taylorsville
10/2* – DevouGrass – Covington
10/2 – Gourd Patch Festival – Mayfield
10/2* – Oktoberfest for the Weenies – Frankfort
10/2* – Buffalo Daze – Stamping Ground
10/2* – Fall, Fun and Food Festival – Calvert City
10/2* – Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber Pumpkin Festival – Edmonton
10/2* – Monterey Homecoming Fair – Monterey
10/2* – Paint Lick Village Fest – Paint Lick
10/2* – Bowling Green Pride Festival – Bowling Green
10/2 – Cripple Creek Music Festival – Fort Mitchell
10/2* – Hoptoberfest – Pikeville
10/2* – Wilmore Arts and Crafts Festival – Wilmore
10/2-10/3* – Perryville Commemoration – Perryville
10/2-10/3* – Evans Orchard Harvest Festival IV – Georgetown
10/2-10/3* – Sorghum Festival – Springfield
10/2-10/3 – Lincoln Days – Hodgenville
10/3* – Butchertown Oktoberfest – Louisville
10/3-10/9 – Daniel Boone Festival – Barbourville

10/6* – Taste of Louisville – Louisville
10/6-10/9* – Jenny Wiley Festival – Prestonsburg
10/7-10/9* – Muldraugh Down Home Days – Muldraugh
10/7-10/10 – The Moonshiners Ball – Livingston
10/7-10/10 – Pulaski County Walker Weekend – Somerset
10/8* – Farmington Oktoberfest – Louisville
10/8-10/9* – Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue – Gravel Switch
10/8-10/9* – Doktoberfest – Jamestown
10/8-10/9* – To The Front Fest – Lexington –
10/8-10/9* – Foxhollow Farm Harvest Hoedown – Crestwood
10/8-10/9 – Downtown Days – Columbia
10/8-10/9 – River Stomp Bluegrass Festival – Williamsburg
10/8-10/9 – Kentuckiana Pride Festival – Louisville – USUALLY IN JUNE
10/8-10/9* – Belknap Fall Festival – Louisville
10/8-10/9* – Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Fall Festival – Lexington
10/8-10/9* – Garvin Gate Blues Festival – Louisville
10/8-10/10 – Oktoberfest Harrodsburg – Harrodsburg
10/8-10/10* – Rocktoberfest – Pine Ridge
10/8-10/10 – Trigg County Country Ham Festival – Cadiz
10/8-10/10* – Bourbon County Secretariat Festival – Paris
10/8-10/10* – Civil War Days – Columbus
10/9 – Capital Pride Festival – Frankfort
10/9* – Logan County Tobacco and Heritage Festival – Russellville
10/9* – PUGtoberfest – Shepherdsville
10/9 – South Elkhorn Christian Church Fall Festival – Lexington
10/9* – Louisville Wine and Food Experience – Louisville
10/9 – Hunters Moon Fall Festival – Grand Rivers
10/9* – ARToberFEST on Pike – Cynthiana
10/9 – Turning of the Leaves Festival – Augusta
10/9-10/10* – KGAC Fall Fair – Berea
10/9-10/10* – Evans Orchard Harvest Festival V – Georgetown
10/9-10/10* – Bardstown Arts, Crafts & Antique Fair – Bardstown
10/10* – Farmington Harvest Festival – Louisville
10/10 – Louisville’s Great Chili Cook Off – Louisville
10/10* – The October Festival – Corbin

10/14-10/16 – Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off – Munfordville
10/15-10/16* – Foothills Festival – Albany
10/15-10/16* – Rhythm Brew Art and Music Festival – Newport
10/15-10/17* – Waterfowl Festival – La Center
10/15-10/17 – Salt Festival – Union
10/15-10/17* – A Weir’d Weekend – Louisville
10/15-10/18 – Mt. Sterling October Court Days – Mt. Sterling
10/16* – Glendale Crossing Festival – Glendale
10/16* – Bardstown Craft Beer Festival – Bardstown
10/16* – Bluegrass Bombdiggity – Central City
10/16* – Corn Island Storytelling Festival – Louisville
10/16* – Bourbonanza – Frankfort
10/16 – Moonlight Festival – Somerset
10/16* – Pikeville Pride Celebration – Pikeville
10/16* – Paddlepalooza – Frankfort
10/16* – Maiden Alley Oktoberfest – Paducah
10/16-10/17* – COLORFEST at Bernheim – Clermont
10/16-10/17 – Via Colori Street Painting Festival – Louisville
10/16-10/17* – Aurora Fall Festival – Hardin
10/16-10/17* – Evans Orchard Harvest Festival VI – Georgetown
10/16-10/17* – Apple Festival – Owensboro

10/22-10/24* – Woolly Worm Festival – Beattyville
10/22-10/24 – ScareFest – Lexington
10/22-10/24* – Vintage Market Days of Lexington – Lexington
10/23* – Fall Festival – Leburn
10/23* – Independence Bank Sorghum Festival – Hawesville
10/23* – “It’s Fall Y’all” Harvest and Craft Festival – Olive Hill
10/23* – North Fork Oktoberfest – Hazard
10/23* – Bourbon and Brewfest – Bowling Green
10/23-10/24* – Evans Orchard Harvest Festival – Georgetown

10/29-10/31* – Terrapin Hill Snuggleween – Harrodsburg
10/30* – Day of the Dead Festival – Brodhead
10/30-10/31* – Battle of Mill Springs National Reenactment – Nancy
10/30-10/31* – Hammond Creek Rubber Sole Trail Festival – Eddyville

NOVEMBER

11/4-11/6* – GypsyMoon Marketplace – Bowling Green
11/5-11/7* – Festival of Lights I – Grand Rivers
11/6-11/7* – Oldham Arts Fall Show – La Grange

11/8-11/14* – Festival of Lights II – Grand Rivers
11/12-11/14* – Lights Under Louisville I – Louisville
11/13* – Home and Hearth Christmas Bazaar – Berea

11/15-11/21* – Festival of Lights III – Grand Rivers
11/15-11/21* – Winter Wonderland of Lights I – Ashland
11/15-11/21* – Lights Under Louisville II – Louisville
11/19-11/21* – Festival of Trees and Trains I – Ashland
11/21* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival I – Lexington

11/22-11/28* – Festival of Trees and Trains II – Ashland
11/22-11/28* – Festival of Lights IV – Grand Rivers
11/22-11/28* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival II – Lexington
11/22-11/28* – Winter Wonderland of Lights II – Ashland
11/22-11/28* – Lights Under Louisville III – Louisville
11/24-11/28* – Christmas in the Park I – Paducah
11/26* – Light-Up Louisville – Louisville
11/26-11/27* – Festival of the Mountain Masters – Harlan
11/26-11/27* – Christmas and Market at Mustard Seed Hill I – Millersburg
11/26-11/28* – Christmas at Panther Park I – Owensboro
11/26-11/28* – Twinkle at the Track I – Bowling Green
11/26-11/28* – ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter I – Williamstown

11/29-12/5* – Festival of Lights V – Grand Rivers
11/29-12/5* – Christmas in the Park II – Paducah
11/29-12/5* – Twinkle at the Track II – Bowling Green
11/29-12/5* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival III – Lexington
11/29-12/5* – Winter Wonderland of Lights III – Ashland
11/29-12/5* – Christmas at Panther Park II – Owensboro
11/29-12/5* – Lights Under Louisville IV – Louisville

DECEMBER

12/1-12/5* – ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter II – Williamstown
12/3-12/4* – Christmas and Market at Mustard Seed Hill II – Millersburg
12/4* – Wilmore Old Fashioned Musical Christmas – Wilmore
12/4* – A Carlisle Christmas – Carlisle
12/4* – Fleur de Flea Christmas Vintage Urban Market – Louisville

12/6-12/12* – Festival of Lights VI – Grand Rivers
12/6-12/12* – Lights Under Louisville V – Louisville
12/6-12/12* – Twinkle at the Track III – Bowling Green
12/6-12/12* – Christmas at Panther Park III – Owensboro
12/6-12/12* – Winter Wonderland of Lights IV – Ashland
12/6-12/12* – Christmas in the Park III – Paducah
12/6-12/12* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival IV – Lexington
12/8-12/12* – ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter III – Williamstown
12/10-12/11* – Christmas and Market at Mustard Seed Hill III – Millersburg
12/11* – St. “Nich” Christmas Fest – Nicholasville
12/11* – The Nightmare Before Beerfest – Louisville

12/13-12/19* – Festival of Lights VII – Grand Rivers
12/13-12/19* – Lights Under Louisville VI – Louisville
12/13-12/19* – Twinkle at the Track IV – Bowling Green
12/13-12/19* – Christmas in the Park IV – Paducah
12/13-12/19* – Christmas at Panther Park IV – Owensboro
12/13-12/19* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival V – Lexington
12/13-12/19* – Winter Wonderland of Lights V – Ashland
12/15-12/19* – ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter IV – Williamstown
12/17-12/18* – Christmas and Market at Mustard Seed Hill IV – Millersburg
12/18* – Christmas on the Farm – Cynthiana

12/20-12/26* – Festival of Lights VIII – Grand Rivers
12/20-12/26* – Christmas in the Park V – Paducah
12/20-12/26* (Closed 12/25) – Twinkle at the Track V – Bowling Green
12/20-12/26* (Closed 12/24,12/25) – ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter V – Williamstown
12/20-12/26* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival VI – Lexington
12/20-12/26* – Winter Wonderland of Lights VI – Ashland
12/20-12/26* – Christmas at Panther Park V – Owensboro
12/20-12/26* – Lights Under Louisville VII – Louisville

12/27-12/29* – ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter VI – Williamstown
12/27-12/30* – Southern Lights Holiday Festival VII – Lexington
12/27-12/30* – Christmas in the Park VI – Paducah
12/27-12/31* – Twinkle at the Track VI – Bowling Green
12/27-1/1* – Christmas at Panther Park VI – Owensboro
12/27-1/2* – Lights Under Louisville VIII – Louisville
12/27-1/2* – Winter Wonderland of Lights VII – Ashland

JANUARY (2022)

1/15* – B3 Fest: Bacon, Bourbon and Beer – Louisville

1/30* – Kentucky Pirate Festival – Louisville

FEBRUARY

2/25-2/27* – Federal Grove Maple Syrup Festival I – Auburn
2/26* – Cabin Fever Music and Arts Festival – Ludlow

MARCH

3/4-3/6* – Federal Grove Maple Syrup Festival II – Auburn
3/5* – Tailspin Ale Fest – Louisville

3/12* – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Lexington
3/12* – Kentucky Women’s Book Festival – Louisville
3/12-3/13* – Louisville Winter Beerfest – Louisville

3/18* – SOKY Earth Day Festival – Bowling Green
3/18-3/20* – Cumberland Falls Storytelling Festival – Corbin
3/19* – Nulu Bock Fest– Louisville

3/25-3/26* – Hopkinsville International Festival – Hopkinsville
3/25-3/26* – Southern Kentucky Book Festival – Bowling Green

APRIL

4/1-4/5* – Tater Day – Benton
4/2-4/3* – Spring Market at the Farm – Scottsville

4/9* – Antiques, Arts and Crafts in the Crater – Middlesboro
4/9* – Tails and Ales – Lexington
4/9* – KY Craft Spirits Festival – Lebanon
4/9* – Handcraft Festival at Maker’s Mark – Loretto
4/9* – Kentucky Fried Zine Fest – Lexington

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