Louisville Fall Festivals – Fall 2020 KY Events

WorldFest - Louisville, KY - Sep 4 to Sep 7, 2020
One of the region’s largest international festivals, with four days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education over Labor Day weekend.

Rock the Water Tower - Louisville, KY - Sep 6 to Sep 6, 2020
Spend Labor Day Weekend at Water Town Park in Louisville. Bluegrass bands, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, barbecue! Family Friendly!

Middletown Family Fun Festival - Middletown, KY - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2020
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 12 to Sep 12, 2020

Highlands Fest - Louisville, KY - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
Arts, crafts and music fest, plus kids activities and beer garden

Louisville Pagan Pride Day - Louisville, KY - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
A celebration of the fall equinox with Pagan Pride Project, which fosters pride in Pagan identity through education, activism, charity and community.

Trimble County Apple Festival - Bedford, KY - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
Free admission to this local festival with music, crafts, pageants, food and kids’ activities

Kentucky Bourbon Festival - Bardstown, KY - Sep 16 to Sep 20, 2020
Tastings, dancing, jazz and more at thirty events in the Bourbon Capital of the World.

Louder than Life - Louisville, KY - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
Rock concert in Champions Park

Jefferson Gaslight Festival - Louisville, KY - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
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.

Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day - Madison, IN - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
Cultural appreciation of Hispanic traditions with food, dance, and music at Broadway Fountain

Walk4Hearing Kentucky - Louisville, KY - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
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.

Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival - Vine Grove, KY - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2020
Bluegrass festival all weekend long, so grab your favorite lawn chair or blanket and come on down!

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

Bugfest & Fall Plant Sale - Clermont, KY - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
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.

Garvin Gate Blues Festival - Louisville, KY - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2020
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

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

Glendale Crossing Festival - Glendale, KY - Oct 17 to Oct 17, 2020
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

Sugar Skull Shake Shake Cultural Festival - Jeffersonville, IN - Oct 24 to Oct 24, 2020
The Sugar Skull Shake, Shake is a one day festival that brings to our community the understanding and tradition of El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, which in many parts of Mexico and South America is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones.

Jeffersontown PumpkinFest - Jeffersontown, KY - Oct 31 to Oct 31, 2020
Children dress in costume and trick-or-treat along Historic Gaslight Square, plus refreshments and a family movie night afterwards

Bernheim Colorfest - Clermont, KY - Jan 1 to Oct 18, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, navigate the hay maze, make mud pies, and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful fall landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors, and more. Free event with $10 per car environmental impact fee applies to non-members, with a small fee for some activities

Nulu Fest - Louisville, KY - Jan 1 to Sep 28, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Street festival in the East Market District of Louisville (NuLu or New Louisville). Family friendly and free admission