Kentucky Events

Fairs and Festivals

10th Annual National Jug Band Jubilee

Free. Features Maria Muldaur and her Garden of Joy Jug Band, the Juggernaut Jug Band of Louisville, the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs, the Jake Leg Stompers of Bucksnort, Tenn., the Hokum High Rollers of New Orleans, the Steel City Jug Slammers of Birmingham, Ala., Bones Jugs N Harmony of Urbana-Champaign, Ill., Drunken Catfish Ramblers of New Orleans, and Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues of New York.
DATES: Saturday, Sept. 20, noon-11 pm
LOCATION: Waterfront Park, Brown-Forman Amphitheater, Louisville

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

Taste of Owensboro

All-you-can-eat evening of entertainment and cuisine samples from over 40 restaurants.
DATE: Monday, Sept. 22, 6-9 pm
LOCATION: RiverPark Center, Owensboro

HanFu Costumes Through the Chinese Dynasties—A Celebration of Confucius Institute Day

Free admission. Experience Chinese culture through traditional Chinese fashion.
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 pm
LOCATION: University of Kentucky Singletary Center Recital Hall, Lexington

Downtown Henderson Partnership 'White on Main' Alfresco Dinner

Tables are set along Main Street and can be reserved for $100 for a table of 8. Participants may bring their own meal or order from one of the downtown restaurants listed on the Downtown Henderson Partnership website. The spirit of the event is a slow European-style dinner, which includes an appetizer, main course, dessert and beverage. Live musical entertainment is provided throughout the evening. For more information, call the DHP office at 270-827-0016. The event raises money for the Downtown Henderson Project.
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 27, 6-9 pm
LOCATION: Main Street, Henderson

Oktoberfest on Main

A variety of German-style food, European beer (including some local brews) and live Oktoberfest music.
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 27, 5:30-10 pm
LOCATION: Corner of Fourth and Main streets, Danville

Cave City Proud Days

Features arts and crafts vendors, local food vendors, cruise-in, car/tractor show, pet show, karaoke, outhouse race, children's activities, a women-less beauty pageant, live music, and gospel music.
DATE: Friday, Sept. 27, noon-11 pm; Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 am-4 pm


DATE: Sept. 30-Oct. 3
LOCATION: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St., Louisville

Highway 60 Yard Sale

Those Henderson County participants interested in selling food should contact the Environmental Health Office at the Henderson County Health Department at 270-826-3951 for preparation and serving guidelines, permits and fees. For more information or for a list of available properties for rent, contact the Henderson County Tourist Commission at 270-826-3128 or email
DATE: Oct. 3-5
LOCATION: The sale will include Livingston, Crittenden, Union, Henderson, Daviess, Hancock, Breckinridge, and Meade counties.

Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration

DATE: Oct. 3-6
LOCATION: Jerusalem Ridge, Ohio County

Battle of Perryville Commemoration and Festival

Commemorates the Oct. 8, 1862, Civil War Battle of Perryville. Re-enactors demonstrate military maneuvers that were used in the battle. Features living history encampments, a lecture series, book presenters, antique and vendor tents, a commemoration parade, ghost tours, period social, and a "Taste of 1862" dinner and dance featuring an authentic meal prepared over a open fire. Other activities include a craft fair, flea market, festival food, a car show, and a street dance.
DATE: Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 4-5
LOCATION: Perryville Battlefield and downtown Perryville

LiveGreenLexington Green Business Challenge Launch

LiveGreenLexington Green Business Challenge is a free, friendly, year-long sustainability competition open to all Lexington businesses and organizations. Registration is open now; sign up before Oct. 1 and earn 50 bonus points. The launch event will feature a welcome from the city, speakers from partners Office Depot and Graybar, registration stations, Challenge Q&A, networking, and refreshments.
DATE: Thursday, Oct. 2, 5-7 pm
LOCATION: Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington

Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue

Crafts, music, food, games, a horse-drawn wagon ride to a waterfall, Fox and Hound Race, Old Country Supper Theatre, Saturday morning pancake breakfast, silent auction with an Amish-made quilt, and historical displays. The beans start cooking at 6:00 each morning.
DATE: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11
LOCATION: Forkland Community Center, 16479 Forkland Road, Gravel Switch

Double J Stables 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

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair

Features handmade, juried items, including baskets, weaving, wood, jewelry, photography, 2-D painting, natural materials, sculpture, clay, metalsmithing, florals, 2-D drawing, leather and more.
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 am-6 pm; Sunday, Oct. 12, 10 am -5 pm
LOCATION: Indian Fort Theatre, Berea

9th Annual Spirit Ball

Spirit Ball tickets are $150, which includes the After Party; After Party Only tickets are $50. All proceeds go to the upkeep and preservation of the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. Information and tickets: 502-636-5023. Visit The Spirit Ball Facebook page for more information.
DATE: Oct. 25, 7 pm (After Party 9:30 pm-12:30 am)
LOCATION: Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 Saint James Court, Louisville


An evening of games, candy prizes and a light dinner for the family. Theme this year is Monsters University. Admission is a canned good for our God's Pantry food drive.
DATE: Oct. 31, 6-9 pm
LOCATION: Central Baptist Church, 110 Wilson Downing Road, Lexington, across from Fayette Mall

Henderson's 6th Annual Art Hop Gallery Show & Sale

DATE: Nov. 7, 5-9 pm
LOCATION: Downtown Henderson