August 2019 | Lexington Area Events

Railbird Festival | Keeneland Grounds | August 10 – 11

Nationally renowned festival producer AC Entertainment – of Bonnaroo, Forecastle, High Water, Moon River and other top music festivals – is introducing Railbird Festival, taking place on The Grounds at Keeneland, August 10-11, 2019.

“With all of our festivals, we aspire to create an experience that stands apart from others – that is a true celebration of place, of the richness and uniqueness of a community,” said Ashley Capps, president of AC Entertainment. “That, for us, is at the heart of any truly great festival experience. What a place this is, and what a team to collaborate with. This iconic setting at Keeneland in a city like Lexington, Kentucky, and these visionary leaders who make it all work, from bourbon to horses to bluegrass and everything in between. We couldn’t be more excited for this new venture.”

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Woodland Art Fair | Lexington | August 17 – 18

Woodland Art Fair will be held on August 17th and 18th, 2019, inside the Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). Over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, family art engagement activities all available with free admission. Woodland Art Fair has received several national, regional & local honors including being voted a Top 200 Fine Art & Design Show in the nation in 2007-2016 by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Top 20 Event by The Southeast Tourism Society & a Top 10 Festival by The Kentucky Travel Industry Association. 

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Crave | Lexington | August 24 – 25

Who’s hungry? Crave is back in action this August! An epic festival of food and live music right here in good ol’ Lexington, Kentucky. Seriously, y’all; it’s epic. There are over 50 food restaurants, chefs, food trucks, craft beer & cocktails, kids stuff, a car show and 11 musical acts performing over two days. Parking is free and it’s only 8 bucks to get in. Kids under 10 are free. Located at the Bluegrass Fairgrounds at Masterson Station Park.

Edward Jones presents Summer Concert Series 2019, August 2 – Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical styles, from bluegrass to jazz, to classic rock, to country and Sousa. 7 – 9 p.m. at Bardstown Community Park. (In the event of rain, concert will be held at the Farmers Market on East Flaget Ave.) 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, August 3 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

Edward Jones presents Summer Concert Series 2019, August 9 – Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical styles, from bluegrass to jazz, to classic rock, to country and Sousa. 7 – 9 p.m. at Bardstown Community Park. (In the event of rain, concert will be held at
the Farmers Market on East Flaget Ave.) 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery, August 10 – We invite you to join us on board for a memorable journey that’s sure to keep you guessing. While riding through Kentucky’s scenic countryside, guests will enjoy a four course meal and a live murder mystery show! The events lasts approximately two and a half hours and will thrill the young and young at heart. Tickets are $109.95 for adults and $69.95 for children (5-12). The excursion begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Train Depot. Reservations recommended. 602 N Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-801-3463. www.kydinnertrain.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, August 10 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

Edward Jones presents Summer Concert Series 2019, August 16 – Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical styles, from bluegrass to jazz, to classic rock, to country and Sousa. 7 – 9 p.m. at Bardstown Community Park. (In the event of rain, concert will be held at the Farmers Market on East Flaget Ave.) 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

“Beyond the Bourbon”, August 16-October 1 – Join us at the gallery for an art event highlighting the talent of the employees of the Kentucky distilleries. The distilleries will have this opportunity to show off more than just their bourbon. They show the depth of the talent of their valuable employees who not only create bourbon, but a variety of unique art and crafts. Employees of distilleries from Bardstown. and surrounding counties have been invited to submit art in all mediums that best reflects their talent and artistic skills. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Free. 90 Court Square. Call 502-348-0044 or visit www.bardstownforthearets.com for more information.

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Bourbon Excursion, August 17 – Relax while you enjoy a 2½ hour excursion through the beautiful Central Kentucky countryside, a gourmet four-course meal, a tasting of bourbon hosted by a master distiller and a souvenir rocks glass. All guests must be 21 years and older. 5:00 p.m. Reservations required. $109.95 per adult. 602 N Third St., 502348-7300 or 866-801-3463. www.kydinnertrain.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, August 17 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

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Flight Simulator Sunday at Aviation Museum of KY | Lexington | August 18

Try your hand at flight on one of the flight simulators at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Offered the third Sunday of the month from 1:30 – 4:30. Included with the cost of admission.

Buttermilk Days Festival, August 22-24 – Bardstown’s best version of a community homecoming, full of good food, drink and fellowship. Homemade wine tasting, fantastic food vendors, arts and crafts and an “old school’ street concert on Saturday evening. August 22 – 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. August 23 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. August 14 – All day long, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 400 block of South Third Street. www.buttermilkdaysfestival.com

This is Buttermilk Days last year’s description: The event that offers good home cooking, along with sweet harmonies, dancing and lots of reunions of families, friends and neighbors on its 21st anniversary. 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. www.buttermilkdaysfestival.com

Edward Jones presents Summer Concert Series 2019, August 23 – Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical styles, from bluegrass to jazz, to classic rock, to country and Sousa. 7 – 9 p.m. at Bardstown Community Park. (In the event of rain, concert will be held at the Farmers Market on East Flaget Ave.) 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

Whiskey City Cruisers, August 24 – Stroll among classic cars from yesteryear. Fourth Saturday of the month April-October. Kentucky Home Square shopping center. 2 p.m. – dusk. 502-3486456 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery, August 24 – We invite you to join us on board for a memorable journey that’s sure to keep you guessing. While riding through Kentucky’s scenic countryside, guests will enjoy a four course meal and a live murder mystery show! The events lasts approximately two and a half hours and will thrill the young and young at heart. Tickets are $109.95 for adults and $69.95 for children (5-12). The excursion begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Train Depot. Reservations recommended. 602 N Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-801-3463. www.kydinnertrain.com
Bardstown Ghost Trek, August 24 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

Edward Jones presents Summer Concert Series 2019, August 30 – Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical styles, from bluegrass to jazz, to classic rock, to country and Sousa. 7 – 9 p.m. at Bardstown Community Park. (In the event of rain, concert will be held at the Farmers Market on East Flaget Ave.) 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, August 31 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio
recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com