Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Kentucky Festivals

I’m a bit surprised there aren’t more fall festivals in Kentucky in 2015.  There are some unusual September and October festivals on this list.  There’s the standard complement of fall and harvest festivals.  But I didn’t discover any festivals worthy of Kentucky.  Except perhaps the Country Ham Festival, which is brilliantly named.  You really need to tie one on during Oktoberfest in Kentucky and plan an absurdly fun festival.

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September 2015:

Highlands Festival – Louisville, KY - August 29, 2015
Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival – Winchester – Sept 4-6, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival – Grand Rivers, KY - September 5-6, 2015.  One of the largest annual craft events in the state.

Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival – Harrodsburg, KY – September 3-6, 2015.

KY Pecan festival – Hickman, KY – September 7-12, 2015

Heritage Festival – Lexington, KY – September 11-13, 2015

Roots & Heritage Festival - Lexington, KY – September 11-13, 2015
Fall Bluegrass Music Festival – Clay City, KY – September 10-12, 2015
Kids Fest - Richmond, KY – September 12, 2015
Jefferson Street Soiree - Lexington, KY – September 16, 2015
Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival – New Haven, KY – September 12, 2015
Evans Orchards Apple Festival – Georgetown, KY – September 12-13, 2015

Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Morehead, KY – September 11-19, 2015
Black Gold Festival – Hazard, KY – September 17-19, 2015
Blazin Bluegrass Festival - Whitley City, KY – September 17-19, 2015
Cow Days – Greensburg, KY – September 18-19, 2015
Secretariat Festival – Paris, KY – September 18-20, 2015
Poage Landing Days – Ashland, KY – September 18-20, 2015
Simon Kenton Festival – Maysville, KY – September 19-20, 2015
Midway Fall Festival – Midway, KY – September 19-20, 2015

Steamboat Festival – Sept 26-27, 2015
Trimble County Apple Fest – Bedford, KY - September 12-13, 2015
Kentucky Bourbon Festival – Bardstown, KY – September 15-20, 2015
Scarefest – Lexington, KY – September 11-13, 2015
Kentucky State BBQ Festival – Danville, KY – September 11-13, 2015

Louisville Craft Beer Week – Louisville, KY – September 11-20, 2015
Jefferson Gaslight Festival – Louisville, KY – September 13-20, 2015
Spoonbread Festival – Berea, KY - September 18-20, 2015
Midway Fall Festival – Midway, KY – September 19-20, 2015
Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience – September 4-6, 2015
Barbecue On The River – Paducah, KY – September 24-26, 2015

Clarkson Honey Fest - Clarkson, KY – September 23-26, 2015
Morgan County Sorghum Festival - West Liberty, KY – September 25-27, 2015
Anderson County Burgoo Festival – Lawrenceburg, KY – September 22-27, 2015
Marion County Ham Days – Lebanon, KY – September 26-27, 2015
Bowling Green International Festival - Bowling Green, KY – September 26, 2015
Cave City Proud Days - Cave City, KY – September 25-26, 2015
Nulu Fest – Louisville, KY – September 26, 2015

Portland Art & Heritage Fair - Louisville, KY - September 26, 2015

Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days - Pikeville, KY – September 24-26, 2015.  The feud is over so join friends for plenty of food, family fun, car show, demolition derby, and live music.  Held annually at 126 Main Street in downtown Pikeville.

Casey County Apple Festival – Liberty, KY – September 24-26, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival – Grand Rivers, KY - September 4-6, 2015
Chicken Festival – London, KY – September 24-27, 2015
Anderson County Burgoo Festival – Lawrenceburg – Sept 25-27, 2015
Louisville Irish Fest – Sept 26-27, 2015
Cave Run Storytelling Festival – Morehead, KY – September 25-26, 2015

October 2015:
Festival of the Horse – Georgetown – October 1-4, 2015

Crittenden County Pumpkin Festival - Marion, KY – October 3, 2015

Kentucky Wool Festival – October 2-4, 2015
Highway 60 Yard Sale – Oct 2-4, 2015
Kentucky Apple Festival – Paintsville, KY – October 2-3, 2015
GRADD Arts & Crafts Festival – Henderson – October 3-4, 2015

Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival – Middlesboro, KY – October 2-3, 2015
Hunters Moon Festival – Grand Rivers, KY - October 10, 2015
Wilmore Arts & Crafts Festival – Wilmore, KY – October 3, 2015
Forkland Heritage Festival – Gravel Switch, KY – October 9-10, 2015
Belknap Fall Festival - Louisville, KY – October 9-10, 2015
Southwest Festival – Louisville, KY 
Apple Butter Days – Mount Sterling, KY – October 10, 2015

Garvin Gate Blues Festival – Louisville, KY – October 9-10, 2015
Trigg County Country Ham Festival – Cadiz, KY – October 9-10, 2015
Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair – October 10-11, 2015
Crossing Festival – Glendale – October 17, 2015

Rockcastle County Harvest Festival – Rockcastle County, KY – October 2015

Woolly Worm Festival – Beattyville, KY – October 23-25, 2015

November 2015:

Festival of Trees & Lights – Louisville – Nov 13-15, 2015
Festival of Lights – Nov 6, 2015 through the first weekend in January

Last Year’s Events:

Bands and BBQ – Carrollton, KY - September 5-6, 2014

Find other fun things to do in Kentucky in October:

Oktoberfest in Kentucky
Kentucky Corn Mazes
Kentucky Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Kentucky
Pumpkin Patches in Kentucky

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