Louisville Fall Festivals – Sept & Oct 2019 KY Events

WorldFest - Louisville, KY - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
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 1 to Sep 1, 2019
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 6 to Sep 7, 2019
Live entertainment, festival food, crafts and more. Free Kidz zone. Concludes with a Saturday night fireworks show to live, patriotic music. Family friendly.

Highlands Fest - Louisville, KY - Sep 7 to Sep 7, 2019
Arts, crafts and music fest, plus kids activities and beer garden

Louisville Dragon Boat Festival - Louisville, KY - Sep 7 to Sep 7, 2019
Teams race on a 300 meter course down the Ohio River in front of the Great Lawn & Wharf area in Waterfront Park.

Louisville Pagan Pride Day - Louisville, KY - Sep 7 to Sep 7, 2019
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 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Free admission to this local festival with music, crafts, pageants, food and kids’ activities

Chelsea Jubilee - Madison, IN - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
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

Jefferson Gaslight Festival - Louisville, KY - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
50th annual! 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 14 to Sep 14, 2019

Kentucky Bourbon Festival - Bardstown, KY - Sep 18 to Sep 22, 2019
Tastings, dancing, jazz and more at thirty events in the Bourbon Capital of the World.

Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day - Madison, IN - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Cultural appreciation of Hispanic traditions with food, dance, and music at Broadway Fountain

Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival - Vine Grove, KY - Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2019
20th annual. Bluegrass festival all weekend long, so grab your favorite lawn chair or blanket and come on down!

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

Louder than Life - Louisville, KY - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Rock concert in Champions Park

Nulu Fest - Louisville, KY - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
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 28 to Sep 28, 2019
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.

Taste of Louisville - Louisville, KY - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2019
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.

Garvin Gate Blues Festival - Louisville, KY - Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2019
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 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

Glendale Crossing Festival - Glendale, KY - Oct 19 to Oct 19, 2019
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

Bernheim Colorfest - Clermont, KY - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
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

Jeffersontown PumpkinFest - Jeffersontown, KY - Oct 26 to Oct 26, 2019
Children dress in costume and trick-or-treat along Historic Gaslight Square, plus refreshments and a family movie night afterwards

Walk4Hearing Kentucky - Louisville, KY - Nov 2 to Nov 2, 2019
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.