Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival - Winchester, KY - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
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.
Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival - New Haven, KY - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival - Morehead, KY - Sep 15 to Sep 19, 2020
Bluegrass festival at Poppy Mountain, with camping, vendors and food, and more
Black Gold Festival - Hazard, KY - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2020
Live entertainment, craft booths, parade, kids’ activities, food and more!
Midway Fall Festival - Midway, KY - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
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 24 to Sep 27, 2020
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 24 to Sep 26, 2020
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 25 to Sep 27, 2020
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
Morgan County Sorghum Festival - West Liberty, KY - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
An arts and crafts festival with sorghum molasses, football, and more to celebrate Kentucky mountain heritage.
Anderson County Burgoo Festival - Lawrenceburg, KY - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
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 25 to Sep 26, 2020
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 2 to Oct 3, 2020
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 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Wool tent, food, live entertainment, crafts, sheep shearing & herding and more
Salt Festival - Union, KY - Oct 16 to Oct 18, 2020
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
Scarefest - Lexington, KY - Oct 23 to Oct 25, 2020
Halloween convention with speakers, kids’ day, film festival, costume ball, vendors and more at the Lexington Convention Center.
Snuggleween - Harrodsburg, KY - Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2020
Veteran’s Day Parade - Wilmore, KY - Nov 7 to Nov 7, 2020
Parade to celebrate and honor our veterans
Kentucky State BBQ Festival - Danville, KY - Jan 1 to Sep 8, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for its return in 2021. Normally: 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.
Festival of the Horse - Georgetown, KY - Sep 10 to Sep 13, 2021
Carnival, entertainment, crafts and more to celebrate the role of the horse to the history of Scott County.