Kentucky Festivals 2016, 2017

Bourbon Festival 2016

Bourbon Festival

September 13, 2016

Bardstown, Kentucky

Held in the Bourbon Capital of the World, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival is six days of fun featuring plenty of liquor sampling, delicious foods from local restaurants and live outdoor music. The festival is host to an array of bourbon-themed activities,.. Read More
Louder Than Life Festival 2016

Louder Than Life Festival

October, 2016

Champions Park, Louisville, Kentucky

Located in Louisville, Kentucky and catering to everyone from the audiophile to the foodie, the Louder Than Life Festival brings you more than just music. In addition to our fantastic lineup of bands, we offer NXT Wrestling, celebrity chefs, and a wide assortment of beer and liquor. .. Read More
Garvin Gate Blues Festival 2016

Garvin Gate Blues Festival

October, 2016

The Garvin Gate, Louisville, Kentucky

The Garvin Gate Blues Festival has grown from a parking lot blues jam to one of the largest free blues festivals in the United States. Every Autumn the Garvin Gate Neighborhood Association and the Kentuckiana Blues Society welcome music fans to enjoy performances by well known blues artists... Read More
Kentucky Derby Festival 2017

Kentucky Derby Festival

April, 2017

Multiple Locations in Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville celebrates in style with a two week festival that takes over the city before the race itself. It starts with Thunder Over Louisville, a day long air show followed by a night time fireworks display. The Pegasus Parade takes place the Thursday.. Read More
International BarBQ Festival 2017

International BarBQ Festival

May, 2017

Second Street - Owensboro, KY 42301, Owensboro, Kentucky

Top chefs and barbecue lovers have descended annually upon Owensboro for the International Barbecue Festival. Chefs from near and far compete for the Governor's Cup - which is awarded to the team with the best cuisine. This festival provides the perfect opportunity to sample a variety of barbecued meats.. Read More
MoonTower Music Festival 2016

MoonTower Music Festival

August 27, 2016

Masterson Station Park, Lexington, Kentucky

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LEX DIY 2016

LEX DIY

August 27, 2016

Sullivan University, Lexington, Kentucky

Seven Sense Festival 2016

Seven Sense Festival

August 27, 2016

Preston Street between Lynn Street and Eastern Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky

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Fandomfest 2016

Fandomfest

August 29, 2016

Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky

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Highlands Festival 2016

Highlands Festival

August, 2016

Baxter Avenue between Highland and Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky

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Woodland Art Fair 2016

Woodland Art Fair

August, 2016

Woodland Park , Lexington, Kentucky

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Big O Music Festival 2016

Big O Music Festival

August, 2016

Reid's Orchard, Owensboro, Kentucky

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Kentucky Flea Market Labor Day Spectacular 2016

Kentucky Flea Market Labor Day Spectacular

August, 2016

Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky

Kentucky State Fair 2016

Kentucky State Fair

August, 2016

Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky

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KWW ThirtyNinth Arts and Crafts Festival 2016

KWW ThirtyNinth Arts and Crafts Festival

August, 2016

Little Lake Park - Grand Rivers, KY 42045, Grand Rivers, Kentucky

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Shaker Village Craft Fair 2016

Shaker Village Craft Fair

August, 2016

Shaker Village , Harrodsburg, Kentucky

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AMVETS PATRIOT CAR AND BIKE SHOW 2016

AMVETS PATRIOT CAR AND BIKE SHOW

August, 2016

1325 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky

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Hot August Blues Festival 2016

Hot August Blues Festival

August, 2016

Kenlake State Park Amphitheater , Hardin, Kentucky

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Branstetter Park Bluegrass Festival & Homecoming 2016

Branstetter Park Bluegrass Festival & Homecoming

August, 2016

Branstetter Park , Summer Shade, Kentucky

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Sulphur Well Homecoming & Duck Race 2016

Sulphur Well Homecoming & Duck Race

August, 2016

Sulphur Well Park , Sulphur Well, Kentucky

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Kentucky Heartland Festival 2016

Kentucky Heartland Festival

August, 2016

Freeman Lake Park - Elizabethtown, KY 42701, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

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Louisville Death Fest 2016

Louisville Death Fest

August, 2016

The Vernon Club, Louisville, Kentucky

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Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival 2016

Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival

August, 2016

Audubon Mill Park , Henderson, Kentucky

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Stanton Corn Festival 2016

Stanton Corn Festival

August, 2016

City Park , Stanton, Kentucky

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Festival on the Lake at AJ Jolly Park 2016

Festival on the Lake at AJ Jolly Park

August, 2016

AJ Jolly Park, Alexandria, KY, Alexandria, Kentucky

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About Festivals in Kentucky

Many festivals in Kentucky celebrate the state's rich and unique culture. Bardstown hosts the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. After five days of the best offerings of the Bluegrass State's distilleries, attendees will never question Kentucky's claim to being the spirit's world capitol. The International Bar-B-Q Festival and World Chicken Festival will give people a chance to try some local cuisine and see how Kentucky's cooking has influenced the world.

Kentucky music festivals feature many sounds, but some of the best showcase the regions country music roots. Two of the biggest are Lexington's Festival of Bluegrass and Louisville's Kentucky Bluegrass Music and Burgoo Festival. The Blues and Barbecue Festival is also in Louisville. Both of these give people a chance to enjoy local music and food at the same time.

There are many other Kentucky events. The MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest is recognized as one of the best of its kind in the country. The Kentucky State Fair features livestock shows, concerts and a variety of other events. The Trail of Tears Pow-Wow celebrates the local Native culture. The Kentucky Derby is one of the world's biggest horse races and the biggest event in the state. It is preceded by weeks of festivities that take place in Louisville and the surrounding area. Events include hot air balloon races, parades, concerts and much more. At this time there is always something going on.