Louisville Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 KY Events

Spencer County Octoberfest - Taylorsville, KY - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2024
5k fundraiser a few days before. Parade and festival the day of the event.

Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day - Madison, IN - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2024
Cultural appreciation of Hispanic traditions with food, dance, and music at Broadway Fountain

German-American Club Gesangverein Oktoberfest - Louisville, KY - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2024

Festival of Trees and Lights - Louisville, KY - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2023
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!

Jeffersontown PumpkinFest - Jeffersontown, KY - Oct 27 to Oct 27, 2023
Children dress in costume and trick-or-treat along Historic Gaslight Square, plus refreshments and a family movie night afterwards

Glendale Crossing Festival - Glendale, KY - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2023
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 21 to Oct 22, 2023
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

Salt Festival - Union, KY - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2023
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

Belknap Fall Festival - Louisville, KY - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2023
Live entertainment, food vendor and food trucks, booths , activities for the family, beer and wine, artists and more.

Garvin Gate Blues Festival - Louisville, KY - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2023
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

Taste of Louisville - Louisville, KY - Oct 11 to Oct 11, 2023
The Kentucky Restaurant Association brings together the best of Louisville’s restaurants and chefs for a tasting event, which also raises funds for local charities.

Louisville Jack O’Lantern Spectacular - Louisville, KY - Oct 3 to Oct 31, 2023
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.

Walk4Hearing Kentucky - Louisville, KY - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
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.

Portland Art and Heritage Fair - Louisville, KY - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Art fair in the Portland Triangle, three of Louisville’s most historic buildings – Portland Musum, the Dolfinger School, and the US Marine Hospital.

Nulu Fest - Louisville, KY - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Street festival in the East Market District of Louisville (NuLu or New Louisville). Family friendly and free admission

Marion County Ham Days - Lebanon, KY - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
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

Louder than Life - Louisville, KY - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2023
Rock concert in Champions Park

Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival - Vine Grove, KY - Sep 20 to Sep 23, 2023
Bluegrass festival all weekend long, so grab your favorite lawn chair or blanket and come on down!

Bugfest & Fall Plant Sale - Clermont, KY - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
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.

Kentucky Bourbon Festival - Bardstown, KY - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
Tastings, dancing, jazz and more at thirty events in the Bourbon Capital of the World.

Jefferson Gaslight Festival - Louisville, KY - Sep 10 to Sep 17, 2023
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.

Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival - New Haven, KY - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023

Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival - Alexandria, KY - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
Teams race dragon boats on Campbell County Lake.

Louisville Pagan Pride Day - Louisville, KY - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
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 9 to Sep 10, 2023
Free admission to this local festival with music, crafts, pageants, food and kids’ activities

Middletown Family Fun Festival - Middletown, KY - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
Live entertainment, festival food, crafts and more. Free Kidz zone. Concludes with a Saturday night fireworks show to live, patriotic music. Family friendly.

WorldFest - Louisville, KY - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2023
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 1 to Sep 2, 2023
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

Fort Knox Brooks Field Oktoberfest - Fort Knox, KY - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2022
Free admission and open to the public, this Oktoberfest is held at Fort Knox and is hosted by the MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) team. Features German food, Oktoberfest and German foods, kids zone and bounce house, live music and more.

Belle of Louisville Oktoberfest Cruise - Louisville, KY - Oct 5 to Nov 6, 2021
A three hour cruise with live music and German theme on the Ohio River. Choose from sightseeing only or make advance reservations for the lunch buffet. Tickets with buffet range from $30 for kids to $40 for adults. Generally runs from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.

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.

Bernheim Colorfest - Clermont, KY - Oct 19 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