Louisville Fall Festivals – Fall 2021 KY Events

WorldFest - Louisville, KY - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2021
One of the region’s largest international festivals, with four days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education over Labor Day weekend.

Chelsea Jubilee - Madison, IN - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2021
Indiana’s oldest continuous festival features home tours, music events, garden tours, holiday events, arts & crafts shows, 5K, car show, food and wine tastings and more

Middletown Family Fun Festival - Middletown, KY - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
Live entertainment, festival food, crafts and more. Free Kidz zone. Concludes with a Saturday night fireworks show to live, patriotic music. Family friendly.

Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival - New Haven, KY - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021

Trimble County Apple Festival - Bedford, KY - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Free admission to this local festival with music, crafts, pageants, food and kids’ activities

Jefferson Gaslight Festival - Louisville, KY - Sep 12 to Sep 19, 2021
It began in 1969 and has grown into one of the largest events in Louisville with nearly 200,000 attending. Motorcycle Poker Rally, parade, car show, golf scramble, 5k and more.

Nulu Fest - Louisville, KY - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Street festival in the East Market District of Louisville (NuLu or New Louisville). Family friendly and free admission

Bugfest & Fall Plant Sale - Clermont, KY - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
For 2021, borth virtual and in person programming. Normally: The fun-filled day celebrating all things buggy attracts thousands of children and families to learn more about their favorite six and eight-legged creatures. The annual Fall Plant Sale, held in conjunction with BugFest, offers a diverse selection of trees and shrubs, including many cultivated from Bernheim’s own collections.

Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day - Madison, IN - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Cultural appreciation of Hispanic traditions with food, dance, and music at Broadway Fountain

Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival - Vine Grove, KY - Sep 22 to Sep 25, 2021
Bluegrass festival all weekend long, so grab your favorite lawn chair or blanket and come on down!

Louder than Life - Louisville, KY - Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2021
Rock concert in Champions Park

Marion County Ham Days - Lebanon, KY - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
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

Butchertown Oktoberfest - Louisville, KY - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
A tradition for more than 50 years, celebrating the heritage of this historic neighborhood. This Louisville Oktoberfest will have German food and beer with music. Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1406 E Washington St, Louisville, Kentucky.

Louisville Jack O’Lantern Spectacular - Louisville, KY - Sep 30 to Oct 31, 2021
A tradition that began in Massachusetts in 1988 comes to Iroquois Park once more! Enjoy 5000 carved pumpkins along a quarter-mile walking trail as an evening art show.

Portland Art and Heritage Fair - Louisville, KY - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Art fair in the Portland Musum

Portland Art and Heritage Fair - Louisville, KY - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Art fair in the Portland Triangle, three of Louisville’s most historic buildings – Portland Musum, the Dolfinger School, and the US Marine Hospital.

Garvin Gate Blues Festival - Louisville, KY - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
A free annual two-day arts and music event with local and national performances and is a celebration of both the blue and the arts, with continuous live entertainment on two stages and over 50 crafts vendors, plus food and drink vendors

Belknap Fall Festival - Louisville, KY - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Live entertainment, food vendor and food trucks, booths , activities for the family, beer and wine, artists and more.

Walk4Hearing Kentucky - Louisville, KY - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Empowers and inspires those affected by hearing loss while raising money for national and local programs that provide information, education, support, and advocacy. Vendors will be on site to provide resources for individuals and families affected by hearing loss.

Glendale Crossing Festival - Glendale, KY - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
Starting in 1976 as the Glendale Community Festival for the US Bicentennial, the festival has grown and today hosts over 500 vendors of arts & crafts and food, a parade, and more

Via Colori Street Painting Festival - Louisville, KY - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
Via Colori Kentucky is a festival in which hundreds of artists, community organizations, vendors, and partners come together to host the most creative festival in Kentucky. The festival was in the Elizabethtown area for almost a decade and moved to Louisville in celebration of its ten year anniversary in Kentucky. Approximately 100 artists participate with the intent of making an artistic masterpiece on a large scale, directly on the sidewalks of Waterfront Park in Louisville. They will have music, vendors, art, art vendors, family-friendly activities such as child street painting and superhero photo-ops, additional non-profits in an awareness section, a food court, street performers, costumed characters, an art gallery dedicated to child-created pieces, and of course, street art

Jeffersontown PumpkinFest - Jeffersontown, KY - Oct 30 to Oct 30, 2021
Children dress in costume and trick-or-treat along Historic Gaslight Square, plus refreshments and a family movie night afterwards

Festival of Trees and Lights - Louisville, KY - Nov 12 to Nov 14, 2021
Hundreds of beautifully decorated trees and other decor at Louisville Slugger Field, all for sale to benefit the children’s hospital. With fun for the whole family, including photos with Santa, crafts, holiday entertainment, Hanukkah activities, ride-on train, gift shop and more, it’s a holiday tradition you can’t miss!

Kentucky Bourbon Festival - Bardstown, KY - Sep 14 to Sep 18, 2022
Tastings, dancing, jazz and more at thirty events in the Bourbon Capital of the World.