Berea Spring Mountain Folk Festival | March 28 – 30
Youth Dancers come with their traditional dance groups and leaders, having practiced a pre-agreed-upon set of dances. They practice together and invite the public to evening dances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights including a gala processional with flowering branches on Saturday. For more information, visit berea.edu/mff.
Georgetown Kite & Culture Festival | April 27 – 28
Sponsored by the Georgetown Rotary, the festival is a celebration of international cultures paired with exciting food, live music, cultural demonstrations and kite flying. The focus of the festival is on the fun and joy of children flying kites. Bounce games and small group performances will also take place, under the awning of the famous Black Barn. Cardome Renaissance Centre
A taste of Bardstown | April 27
Shop Local Bardstown and Downtown Main Street invite you to eat and drink your way through the local culinary scene. Join us for a day for foodies as our local eateries and distilleries line Main Street with sample size portions of their signature dishes from 1-5 p.m. Hot dog eating contest at Noon at the Farmers Market Pavilion. Stay for the nightlife as our downtown bars pair with local distilleries to create a signature cocktail from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Call 502-348-4877 or visit www.bardstownmainstreet.com for more information.
Bardstown Rotary Club Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting Festival | June 1
For the wine novice and enthusiast alike, the Bardstown Rotary Club will hold its 42nd annual wine and cheese tasting festival on the grounds of My Old Kentucky Home State Park Rotunda from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Live auction begins at 8 p.m. with an ongoing silent auction. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 501 E. Stephen Foster Ave. 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com
Elkhorn Creek Float Fest | Georgetown | June 8
Spend the day floating on one of Kentucky’s loveliest and longest creeks during Georgetown’s Elkhorn Creek Float Fest! This exciting event takes place Saturday, June 8 from TBD at Peninsula Park. Check back for more information! Peninsula Park
Berea Celtic Festival | August 16 – 18
For ten years, the Berea Celtic Festival has drawn excellent musicians from near and far. Each year, folks with deep roots in the Celtic tradition come to Berea to participate in sessions, concerts, and workshops. For more information visit berea-celtic.com
Festival of the Horse | Georgetown | September 6 – 8
Celebrate the role of the horse in the heart of the Bluegrass! The 39th annual Festival of the Horse will be held September 6-8, 2019 in Historic Downtown Georgetown. This popular event features live music, arts & crafts exhibits, food booths, multiple parades, carnival rides and other family-friendly activities! Learn more about this event on the Festival WEBSITE.
KY State BBQ Festival | Danville | September 6 – 9
Award-winning Pitmasters from around the country will be cooking their best BBQ all weekend. Top bands from throughout the U.S. will be playing your favorite music. Our Saturday Night Blues Party features the best of the best. Get all the details here.
KY Bourbon Festival | Bardstown | September 18 – 22
Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the World® and the home of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival®, which draws people to our quaint little town for a week of celebrating the storied history and art of distilling America’s native spirit. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival® began in 1992 as a Bourbon tasting and dinner, and has grown tremendously over the past 27 years. Today, it is one of the Commonwealth’s leading community festivals, and is not only a celebration of Bourbon, but also the people and the community that have supported the industry for generations. Get all the details here.
Spoonbread Festival | Berea | September 20 – 22
The signature event of the Berea Chamber of Commerce, the Spoonbread Festival offers 3 days of affordable family fun! Hot air balloons, cornhole tournament, live music, approximately 200 exhibitor booths, spoonbread eating contest, dog show, car show, scenic motorcycle ride, antique tractor show, a parade, and of course, delicious Spoonbread. The Spoonbread Festival is proud to offer free parking, free admission, free inflatables for children and several other free family activities. For more information visit spoonbreadfestival.com
KY Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair | Berea | October 12 – 13
Join us for the 52nd Fall Fair at Indian Fort Theater. As the state’s oldest guild of juried artists, the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen offers hand-crafted visual art and fine Kentucky-made crafts from 120 artists. Listen to fine regional music and enjoy great food under the trees.
For more information visit kyguild.org