Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival - Winchester, KY - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
Annual event in Winchester-Clark County since 1981. Starts with a Friday evening street dance. Plenty of food, fun and arts and crafts follow. Concludes with a Sunday country music concert. Attendance is approximately 35,000. Free admission.
Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival - Harrodsburg, KY - Sep 5 to Sep 8, 2019
Began in 2001 and has grown to include a variety of musical types over multiple stages, held at Terrapin Hill Farm
Kentucky State BBQ Festival - Danville, KY - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
BBQ competition, bean eating contest, bike ride, charity art auction, 7 celebrity pitmasters and 7 live bands. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Roots and Heritage Festival - Lexington, KY - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Neighborhood street fair attracting thousands to honor African American culture and history.
Festival of the Horse - Georgetown, KY - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Carnival, entertainment, crafts and more to celebrate the role of the horse to the history of Scott County.
Scarefest - Lexington, KY - Sep 12 to Sep 15, 2019
Halloween convention with speakers, kids’ day, film festival, costume ball, vendors and more at the Lexington Convention Center.
Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival - New Haven, KY - Sep 14 to Sep 14, 2019
Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival - Morehead, KY - Sep 17 to Sep 21, 2019
Bluegrass festival at Poppy Mountain, with camping, vendors and food, and more
Black Gold Festival - Hazard, KY - Sep 19 to Sep 21, 2019
Live entertainment, craft booths, parade, kids’ activities, food and more!
Morgan County Sorghum Festival - West Liberty, KY - Sep 21 to Sep 29, 2019
An arts and crafts festival with sorghum molasses, football, and more to celebrate Kentucky mountain heritage.
Midway Fall Festival - Midway, KY - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
A top Woodford County event once ranked among Kentucky’s top 20 festivals. Attended by approximately 15-20,000. Live entertainment, food demonstrations, arts and crafts, and children’s activities in the heart of Kentucky’s bluegrass region.
Chicken Festival - London, KY - Sep 26 to Sep 29, 2019
30th annual event in Laurel County, home of the original KFC restaurant, which celebrates the life of Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Features the World’s Largest Stainless Steel Skillet.
Casey County Apple Festival - Liberty, KY - Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2019
First held in 1974, this festival features arts & crafts, food vendors, a flea market, pageants, car show and more!
Marion County Ham Days - Lebanon, KY - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
50th annual. Serves over 4,000 pounds of country ham along with a carnival, parade, live entertainment and classic car show. This event started in 1969 with only six hams and a few volunteers, and today, hundreds of volunteers serve up over 4,000 pounds of country ham at the Country Ham Breakfast
Anderson County Burgoo Festival - Lawrenceburg, KY - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Kick off a weekend with a pancake breakfast and keep the fun going with lots of burgoo, music, live entertainment, and vendors of crafts, food, and more! What is burgoo? A delicious spicy stew, often prepared communally as a social gathering and served with cornbread or corn muffins.
Cave Run Storytelling Festival - Morehead, KY - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Come out to a beautiful mountain lakeside setting, in the peak of fall colors, to enjoy some of America’s most beloved storytellers who will whisk you away to other times and places.
Kentucky Apple Festival - Paintsville, KY - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Obviously you can’t have an apple festival without dozens of food booths, but you can also enjoy crafters from all over the US and more!
Wool Festival - Falmouth, KY - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Wool tent, food, live entertainment, crafts, sheep shearing & herding and more
Salt Festival - Union, KY - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2019
Journey back in time as Big Bone Lick returns to days long past and see how salt was extracted from the springs of Big Bone, listen to stories and music, view prehistoric artifacts and enjoy blacksmith and other pioneer skill demonstrations while enjoying good eats and checking out crafts
Snuggleween - Harrodsburg, KY - Oct 31 to Nov 3, 2019
Veteran’s Day Parade - Wilmore, KY - Nov 9 to Nov 9, 2019
Parade to celebrate and honor our veterans