Kentucky Events

Fairs and Festivals

Ohio Valley Birding Festival

To learn more, visit or call 1-800-648-3128.
DATE: April 25-27
LOCATION: Audubon State Park, Henderson, Kentucky

Stucky Musical Festival

Performers include the Kopecky Family Band, Five Knives, Shot Time & Cigarattes, Fair-Weather Kings Sr., Anthologies, the Hungry Ears, Family Friends, OTIS, Outhouse Etiquette, and Chest Rockewell. Profits will be benefit the Son Rhea Foundation.
DATE: May 10, noon-midnight
LOCATION: National Corvette Museum Amphitheater, Bowling Green

River Heritage Day

Beginning at 9 a.m. a free Kids Fishing Rodeo will take place at the riverfront. From 10 a.m-2 p.m. the Depot Community Room will present activities in Audubon Mill Park, including a wildlife exhibit from Mesker Park Zoo, games, crafts, and storytelling. From 5-8 p.m., a dinner will be served at On Deck of fish, smoked chicken jambalaya, several side dishes and iced tea. A cash bar will be available. Tickets for the dinner are $20 for all-you-can-eat and can be purchased at the Depot Community Room. River Heritage Day will be held concurrently with the Cabela's King Kat Catfishing Tournament, which attracts fishermen to the Ohio River for a day of competitive fishing.
DATE: Saturday, May 10
LOCATION: Henderson riverfront


DATE: May 10
LOCATION: The Norton Center for the Arts, Danville

Downtown Henderson Project Artisan Market

Admission: Free. Artisan items, food, live music, and children's activities.
DATE: Saturday, May 31, 10 am-5 pm
LOCATION: Water Street and within Audubon Mill Park, Henderson

Great American Brass Band Festival

DATE: June 5-8
LOCATION: Danville

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

DATE: June 7-14
LOCATION: Henderson

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Spring Fair

More than 100 juried and guest artists, artist demonstrations, live music and regional foods.
DATE: Saturday, June 7, 10 am-6 pm; Sunday, June 8, 10 am-5 pm
LOCATION: Indian Fort Theatre, 2047 Big Hill Road, Highway 21E, Berea

Gardens That Swing Tour

Tickets: $20. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Day's Garden Center and Third Street House in Henderson or from Maxine's in Evansville. On the day of the tour tickets can be purchased at any garden on the tour or in Central Park. The semi-annual tour, presented by the Garden Club of Henderson, is held in conjunction with the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival.
DATE: June 7, 10 am-4 pm
LOCATION: Henderson

A Day in The Country Folk Art Event

Admission: $5. More than 50 artists will sell their work and there will be a silent and live auction.
DATE: June 7
LOCATION: Kentucky Folk Art Center, Morehead

L&N Day

DATE: June 7
LOCATION: Berea Tourism Center, 3 Artist Circle, Berea

Beer Cheese Festival

Features Grayson Jenkins as music entertainment this year.
DATE: June 14, 10 am-5 pm
LOCATION: Main Street, Winchester

Whippoorwill Festival

60 workshops featuring old time and traditional Appalachian living skills, including home canning, backyard chickens, banjo playing, in a family-friendly atmosphere. Home canning, backyard chickens, banjo playing, and many more. Features free tent camping, healthy home-cooked meals, campfires, mountain and bluegrass music, and dancing.
DATE: July 10-13
LOCATION: HomeGrown HideAways, 500 Floyd Branch Road, Berea

Berea Craft Festival

DATE: July 11-13
LOCATION: Indian Fort Theatre, 2047 Big Hill Road, Highway 21E, Berea

Festival of Learnshops

Introductory to advanced level classes, from two-hour make-and-take sessions, to a weekend devoted to dulcimer music, organic gardening, or a week-long concentration in pottery, glass work, or creative writing. Festival participants get hotel discounts. For a course catalogue and online registration, visit
DATE: July 11-27
LOCATION: Locations throughout Berea

AFB Woodland Art Fair

Free admission. Features 200 artists, live music and create-your-own family art. Presented by the Lexington Art League and Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Parks and Recreation.
DATE: Aug. 16, 10 am-6 pm; Aug. 17, 10 am-5 pm
LOCATION: Woodland Park, 601 E. High St., Lexington

2014 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 the Sunday evening concert featuring nationally known country music entertainers. This year the Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival will host Danielle Bradbery, Frankie Ballard and Lauren Mink.
DATE: Aug. 29-31
LOCATION: College Park, 17 Wheeler Ave. and Lykins Park, 1601 Mount Sterling Road, Winchester

Muscle Car Thunder II - Scenic Road Rally

For the complete list of scenic road rally events in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, please see the website.
DATE: Sept. 20
LOCATION: Florence

Cave City Proud Days

Features arts and crafts vendors, local food vendors, cruise in, car/tractor show, pet show, karaoke, outhouse race, bed race,children's activities, a women-less beauty pageant, live music, and gospel music.
DATE: Friday, Sept. 27, noon-10 pm; Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 am-10 pm

Craft Fair

No charge to set up. Crafters need to bring their own tables, chairs, tents, etc. Call 270-286-8167 Tuesday-Sunday 8 am-8 pm Central time for more information and to reserve your spot.
DATE: Oct. 11
LOCATION: Double J Stables and Horseman's Campground, Mammoth Cave