Selected Community Events
8th annual Festival of The Arts and Authors
The old Harlan Railroad Depot in Harlan, KY.
Festival celebrating all forms of art, geared mainly towards local and regional authors, artists, and musicians but not limited to only locals. There will be entertainment, art, and books, CD"s and paintings to buy.
William C Bailey 606-621-0138
BLAZIN BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE BIG SOUTH FORK
Whitley City, Ky. 42653, Hwy 700,(Sand Hill Rd) RV. campground
3-days of some of the best bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music in the State of Ky., 16 bands, featuring Marty Raybon and Full Circle, Larry Cordle, America's Got Talent winners, Mountain Faith, The Baker Family, Shadow Ridge, and two many more to mention. Please check out our website at www.blazinbluegrass.com for more info on bands, camping, prices (which by the way are some of the lowest in the state. Three day pass $25.00. Special events: Teaming up with Relay for Life to Light up Kentucky Purple to raise awareness of cancer. Family friendly show! Full money back quarantee if you don't have a good time!! Check us out on facebook at Blazin Bluegrass Music Festival! Hope to see you there!!
Freddie Patrick, 606-310-1242, PPatrick@unitedcumberland.com
2015 Jenny Wiley Festival
Festival with arts and crafts, carnival, entertainment, car and bike show.
Jennifer Gardner 606-886-2336
Stanford Arts and Music Festival
Stanford's 2015 Arts and Music festival begins with a hopping music stage, car cruise-in, and food vendors on Friday evening and continues on Saturday with breakfast, a 5k run/walk, artist booths, parade, and a rubber duck race (be sure to buy your duck to get a chance to win). There will be continuous music on two stages throughout the day as well as art demonstrations. The festival is free, offers great food options and many activities for the children including fun inflatables and an art tent with free children's art make and take activities.
NiFi Music Festival at Kentucky Speedway
Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015 All Day
Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY
The NiFi Festival is a brand new 3-day musical festival coming to Kentucky Speedway this August 28-30th. This hard-charging, lyric-belting, jumping, dancing, fired-up festival is for music fanatics. It's music ignited.
NiFi is bringing together the best of rock & country music, local flavor in kick-ass food & beverage, on-site camping, and a unique opportunity for artists’ biggest fans to be awarded with exclusive upgrades and amenities for free. What could be better than that?
Kings of Leon
Hank Williams, Jr.
The New Pornographers
Built to Spill
The Joy Formidable
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Drake White and The Big Fire
The Marcus King Band
Purchase a discounted three-day pass for $199 today while you still can!
5th Berea Celtic Festival
Aug 13, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015 Various Times
Russel Acton Folk Center, Berea / city-wide
Berea Celtic Festival is traditional, authentic and grassroots music from the British Isles. 45 top-notch musicians from 10 states will join this gathering. There will be singing and dancing, workshops, concerts and laid-back sessions through-out the city. Learn more at www.berea-celtic.com and the FB group page.
Sune Frederiksen, co-director. Phone:859-248-0690
Once Upon a Time... In the 1950s
May 30, 2015 6:00 PM
Put on your poodle skirts and leather jackets and come on down to Old Town Berea this weekend! “Once Upon a Time… in the 1950s” will be in Old Town Berea on Saturday, May 30th starting at 6 p.m. We hope to make “Once upon a time…” an annual event based on a different time period each year. This year the event includes a motorcycle run that will start in Richmond and end at Old Town. Bikes will park down the street in front of the Village Trough. There will be live music at the Village Trough and vendors of all kinds on Broadway. The streets will be closed at 5 p.m. and vendors will be set up and ready to go by 6 p.m. There will be a Sock Hop Dance in front of the Tourism office starting at 8 p.m. Events are free except for the bike run which is $10 per bike.
We had dance classes each Tuesday night at the Folk Center to get people ready for the sock hop, the extension office has hosted a “make your own poodle skirt” workshop and we are showing “Back to the Future” the movie at the Cabin on Broadway the night before on May 29th which is also free! So we have put a lot of effort into this event and are hoping for a great turn out.
The event is organized by the Madison County Public Library, but includes several organizations in Madison County!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions 859-623-6704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
507 W. Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475
William S. Tribell and Others @ KY Mountain Laurel Fest
May 22, 2015 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pineville Bell County Public Library 214 S Walnut St, Pineville, Kentucky
Pushcart prize nominated poet William S. Tribell will be signing books at the Pineville Bell County Public Library in Pineville Kentucky as part of the 85th Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival - Friday, May 22, 1pm- 7pm.
* Historian and author Tim Cornett will be signing copies of both his books.
* Artist Bill Sturdivant will also be in attendance with original paintings on display for purchase.
* And the Bell County Historical Society will have a table with many different items to offer including copies of 'The Magic City: Footnotes to the History of Middlesborough, Kentucky and Yellow Creek Valley' by Ann Dudley Matheny , and other books by local authors Robert Longworth. Johnnie Sue Bridges, Tess Collins and more!
Tim Cornett is a native of Bell County and the author of two books about he area - "Bell County, KY - Images of America" and "Bell County, KY: A brief history." Cornett grew up in Pineville and his books are the result of a life-time of research and interviews.
Having worked as a reporter, editor, photographer, public relations director, police dispatcher and telemarketer he is now retired and lives in his childhood home where he continues his historical research and is planning a third book about thee area.
He has two grown daughters, Shauna and Kari Cornett.
Stealing a quote from Jerry Maquire, author of "Wicked," Cornett says, “Where I'm from, we believe in all sorts of things that aren't true... we call it history.”
Bell County, Kentucky: A Brief History (Brief Histories) --
Site of the Gateway to the West, the Cumberland Gap, the history of Kentucky begins right here in Bell County. Early pioneers like Thomas Walker and Daniel Boone endured the untamed wilderness and opened the door to the Bluegrass for civilizations to follow. Those who subsequently made their homes here- who eked a living out of the rocky soil and survived civil war, world war, labor war and the booms and busts of timber and coal- have preserved this pioneering spirit. Lifelong resident Tim Cornett presents the history of his homeland from its first known inhabitants through the twentieth century, drawing on old letters, memoirs and personal interviews from the men and women who explored the land, exploited the land and shaped it into the Bell County we know today.
Bell County (KY) (Images of America) --
A photo history of Bell County from its early days as the Cumberland For settlement to the close of the 2oth century. Through years of research local author Tim Cornett has presented an interest walk down memory lane.
William Tribell is a Pushcart Prize nominee with a penchant for travel. Born in Kentucky, He has lived all over the country and the world. Returning to the States last year after five years in Eastern Europe, William currently lives in the Cumberland Gap.
He is a member of The Southern Collective Experience. His work appears in journals and magazines around the world, including Mensa's Calliope, Pine Mountain Sand Gravel, and Cowboys & Indians magazine. Many of his poems recorded spoken word and with instrumentation by Radio Hall of Fame inductee Gary Burbank, actor John Blyth Barrymore, Red State Update's Travis Harmon and many others can be found online.
William has recently worked part-time as a reporter for the Daily News in Middlesboro KY, he is a member of the Tri State Paranormal Investigators cast of the TV show “Paranormal Journeys” in Middlesboro on MCTV 22 and he hosts a weekly radio show called Spectrum that airs every Wednesday at midnight est. on Appalshop’s WMMT 88.7 FM in Whitesburg Ky.
Repressions is a collection of poems by authors William S Tribell, Tina Twito and Jeffery L Carey Jr. Their Repressionist movement culminated during the economic downturn exploring social and economic repressions, as well as, repressed memories and emotions. Many of their poems seek to understand and bring these repressions to the surface, thus re-pressing them or bringing them to light once again. The collection also captures the spirit of what came to be known as the “lost generation”.
Released on April 25 2015, Repressions can be purchased online at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and the Black Madonna press website.
Bell County Historical Society (606) 242-0005
Salt Works Applachain Homecoming Festival
May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015 22nd - 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM 23rd - 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Bluegrass, folk and traditional music
Margy Miller, 2308 Highway 80, Manchester, KY 40962 606-391-8161
Third Annual NIBROC 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Aug 8, 2015 Registration: 9:30 AM Starts: 12:00 PM
Princess Vermillion McBurney Recreation Center, 409 Barbourville Street, Corbin, KY 40701
The NIBROC 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is a highly competitive tournament held during the NIBROC Festival in Corbin. Registration fee is $50 per team ($40 if registered by Aug. 3). Anyone 15 and up can play. Teams must have at least three players, and no more than five. No one can play on more than one team. Winning team receives $400 cash prize. Winner and runner up receives trophies. All participants get valuable coupons, gift certificates and promotional items.
Vineyard Summerfest 2015
Jun 13, 2015 8:00 AM - 6:00
This is a free event to the people of Richmond, KY and also to those who want to attend that live outside of Richmond. We will begin the day with a color run at 8:00 a.m. and then we will have a Carshow and Kidsfest that will begin at 11:00 a.m. and go to 6:00 p.m. and we will end with a concert.
Angela Bohannon- (859) 582-5282
Capital Expo Festival
Jun 4, 2015 - Jun 6, 2015 4th - 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM 5th & 6th - 10:00 AM - Midnight
Capital Plaza Complex, Wilkinson Boulevard, Frankfort KY 40601
Family oriented festival featuring an Arts & Crafts Show, Food, Carnival, Funnel Cake 5K, Shopping, Classic Car Show, continuous live entertainment, Children's Festival, Rumble on the River Fireworks display.
Kathy Campbell email@example.com
Redbud Festival of Appalachian Culture
Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Springtime in the Appalachian Mountains is something to see, especially when the hills are coming to life with the first burst of color — the redbuds. We invite you to come and visit Knox County anytime, but would love to have you enjoy our spring festival in Barbourville, KY.
The Union College Redbud Festival of Appalachian Culture has been named one of Kentucky’s Top 10 Spring Festivals & Events by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association. Housed inside and surrounding Robison Arena on the campus of Union College, the festival houses multiple vendors displaying quilts, art & crafts-basket weaving, jewelry making, goat lotions and soaps, sustainable living methods, heritage farming, roaming string musicians, food vendors and so much more! Visit us at www.redbudfestky.com.
Bobbi Doolin 606-546-1263, 606-627-7875
Jul 3, 2015 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Lykins Park 1601 Mt. Sterling Road Winchester KY 40391
Freedom Fest is a family-friendly concert & fireworks show presented by the Christian community in Winchester KY!
OUR 2015 FEATURED ARTIST IS:
Tenth Avenue North
Gates @ 5:00 p.m.
Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
Fireworks @ Dusk
Erika O'Brien 8002989105
Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival
Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015 8:00 AM
The festival begins with a street dance on Friday evening and continues throughout the weekend with: Arts and Crafts, Talent Contest, 5K Run, and a Walk with Friends.
The finale is the Sunday evening concert featuring nationally known country music entertainers.
The Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival brings some 30,000 visitors to Winchester-Clark County. We are a non-profit organization and the main goal of our festival is to help civic, non-profit and academic groups raise funds.
So come join us for a wonderful Labor Day Weekend in Winchester, Kentucky!
Erika O'Brien 8002989105
Beer Cheese Festival
Jun 13, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Winchester KY
Ask almost anyone what the best part of the Beer Cheese Festival is, and they'll tell you, "Sampling beer cheese!" and they're right. We start at 10am and go all the way to 5pm. Purchase a $5 wristband from a beer cheese wristband booth located at either entrance of Beer Cheese Blvd. on Main St. Once your wristband is purchased you will be given (1) ticket to vote for your favorite beer cheese. Wristbands must be worn at all times while at Beer Cheese Blvd. to receive beer cheese samples. You can sample beer cheese from any of our vendors. Sample them all. Find your favorite. Cast your vote. You can even purchase beer cheese right from the vendors. When you need a break, there are plenty of other things to do at the festival--listen to live music, drink from the beer garden, visit arts & crafts or Kentucky Proud booths...and then you can head right back into the beer cheese section, and try some more, because at the end of the day it's all about the beer cheese!
Rachel Alexander 8597370923
Great American Brass Band Festival
Jun 4, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015 Starting June 4th @ 2:00 PM and Ending June 7th @ 5:00 PM
The Festival is a live brass music event with no admission charge. Featured events are the parade, picnic, children's activities, New Orlean's style party, and Swing dance. What better way to spend a summer weekend then with free live brass music, delicious food, and family fun!
Niki Kinkade, 859-319-8426
Third Annual Bluegrass Burlexpo Kentucky Burlesque & Variety Festival
Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Purchase tickets at: www.bluegrassburlexpo.com
Experience theatrical and dazzling burlesque and variety entertainment at Downtown Arts Center Black Box Theater for the Third Annual Bluegrass Burlexpo Kentucky Burlesque & Variety Festival in Lexington, Kentucky on November 21 and 22, 2014.
Witness over 30 stunning acts over two nights in two unique burlesque and variety shows that feature internationally acclaimed and award-winning performers from around the Commonwealth of Kentucky and around the nation.
Shop in our vendor area featuring creations made by unique artisans from far and wide.
Enjoy our speakeasy bar provided by Alfalfa's restaurant.
Create a night to remember with your partner, friends, or group and join us!
Proudly Presented By:
Kentucky Burlesque Society
Kentucky Academy of Burlesque
Vagabond Artists Collective
Mecca Live Studio & Gallery
Alethea Austin (Nashville)
Michelle Mynx (St. Louis)
Amber Ray (NYC)
Lola van Ella (St. Louis)
Vita Devoid (Tampa, FL)
Freya West (Nashville, TN)
Siobhan Atomica (Richmond, KY)
Pixie Pistola (Lexington, KY)
Bijoux Bordell (Louisville, KY)
Flow Jo (Louisville, KY)
Natasha Nova (Lexington, KY)
Sri Tarasita (Lexington, KY)
Xander Lovecraft (St. Louis, MO)
Matt O'Flows (Louisville, KY)
See full cast details at www.bluegrassburlexpo.com
Kentucky Burlesque Society
Scott County Kiwanis Fundraiser
The Scott County Kiwanis Club has a booth at the Festival. We will be selling hot dogs, bags with chips and chili, cotton candy, cold and hot drinks and we will have Ale8 as well. All the money we raise will go back to the community to help support the back pack program, project graduation, car seat program, scholarship and much more. If you would like to get more information visit us at www.scott-county.kiwanis0ne.org
9th Annual Burgin Fall Festival
Come out for lots of fun and activities at the 9th Annual Burgin Festival.
For more info please call 265-7353
The Pink Out Festival
Lexington Legends Stadium
The Pink Out Festival will be held at Lexington Legends stadium on October 3rd, 2014 from 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Please e-mail Bobbie Niehaus at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions
Montgomery County Fair
Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014 5pm
Montgomery County Fair will begin July 28th and end August 2nd. Gate admission is $10, this will cover entertainment and midway. The entertainment is brought to you by Murray Brothers Shows
Saturday, July 26
Pre Teen Miss, Miss Teen, and Miss
Monday, July 28
FFA & Vo Ag divisions entered
Baby Show (Girls Night)
Large Car Demolition Derby
Tuesday, July 29
Baby Show (Boys Night)
Small Car Demolition Derby
Wednesday, July 30
Tiny Miss and Mr. Pageant
Little Prince and Princess Pageant
Little Mr. and Miss Pageant
Truck Tug-O- War
Market Hog Show
Thursday, July 31
Beef Cattle Show
Friday, August 1
Truck and Tractor Pull
Saturday, August 2
Kids in the Races
Truck and Tractor pull
Trimble County Apple Festival
This annual non-profit festival includes quality arts and crafts, county made quilt display, entertainment, pageants, an apple pie baking contest, many food booths, and much, much more!!!! We strive to make this a family event and provide something for everyone.
Lisa Hatfield - President
KRYPTON PENTECOSTAL CHURCH "PIONEER DAYS"
The old Chavies Basefall Field, Chavies KY
We will be having events beginning at 10am: Flea Market, Baked Items, Hot Food, Pie Baking Contest, Corn-hole Contest, Face Painting, Duck Pond, Watermelon Eating Contest, Auction, and Featuring a Car/Motorcycle Show, we will also be drawing for prizes throughout the day.
Flea Market Information - Imogene Bowling 606-398-7056, Car Show - Eunice Howard (cell) 606-438-4166 all other questions Doris Johnson 606-487-0074
Warfield Liberty Festival
Warfield Park Warfield, Ky
Lori Workman 606-395-5056
Lexington Pride Festival
Courthouse Plaza, Downtown Lexington, KY
The 2014 Lexington Pride Festival invites all people to celebrate gay and ally pride this summer at the Courthouse Plaza downtown! (presented by the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization) Featuring over 70 local, regional, and national booths. This event is free, fun, and family-friendly. Entertainment this year includes international recording artist Dario, Josh Zuckerman, Drag queen Jade Jolie, Kung FU Grip, and Erin Davis from the Documentary Fagbug, as well as many others.
GLSO, (859) 253-3233, Chad Hundley
Springfield Green Festival
101 Depot st, Springfield, KY (Farmer's Market Depot)
Welcome to Washington County’s first green festival devoted to sustainable practices, local food, green energy and green commerce, which will take place Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am to 6pm at and near the Farmer’s Market Depot on Cross Main Street, downtown Springfield, KY. This event has been arranged by New Pioneers for a Sustainable future and is free to the public.
There will be demonstrations from local vendors, artisans, and farmers. Local products will be for sale, as well as BBQ and burgers from locally raised animals, local beer and wine for sale, and homemade sweets.Get ready to dance and sing with the local and regional musicians. Pony rides, recycled art, and face painting will be some of the activities for children.
Daniel Barber https://www.facebook.com/events/229136877277079/
Maker's Mark Handcraft Festival
Maker's Mark Distillery, Loretto, KY
This year’s Handcraft Festival is Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the distillery in lovely Loretto! Take a jaunt on down to our little slice of heaven to enjoy a self-guided tour with food samples, cocktail samples, food trucks and live music while you stroll around the beautiful historical landmark we call “home.” You’ll even have a chance to meet Rob Samuels.
There will be 27 vendors selling their handmade wares from bourbon bottle tags to Maker’s Mark-inspired paintings on staves and much more. We have many new vendors this year, including Sycamore Hill, Kentucky for Kentucky and Legendary Boot Company from El Paso, Texas. Those Texans sure do love their bourbon (as do we all)! You’ll be able to find everything – gifts for yourself, family or friends of all different sizes and price points. Our vendors are looking forward to sharing the stories of their handcrafted items with you.
In case that’s not enough, Pinot’s Palette will be offering three Maker’s-themed classes on the distillery lawn by the clubhouse that day! Click on each link below to register and find out more:
Maker’s 46 on barrel head: http://www.pinotspalette.com/Louisville/Class/18273
Maker’s Bourbon Barrel on canvas: http://www.pinotspalette.com/Louisville/Class/18271
Whiskey Creek Covered Bridge on canvas: http://www.pinotspalette.com/Louisville/Class/18272
Natural Bridge Artisan Festival
Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, KY
Second annual collection of local artists and performers celebrating the artistry and craftsmanship of Eastern Kentucky.
22-24 August 2014.
Friday, 2-8 PM
Saturday 10 AM -8 PM
Sunday 12-5 PM
Chuck Caudill 606-464-2309
Freeda Harris baptist center
Games,concession stand, silent auction
Fall Family Fun Fest
St. Julian Catholic School, 116 E. Chester Ave., Middlesboro, KY
Games, crafts, silent auction
Carolyne Pitt, PTO President
Fall MADness Festival
Russell Cave Baptist Church
3179 Russell Cave Road
about 4 miles from New Circle as you go away from town, towards Iron Works Pike. We are next door to the Jot Em Down Store.
There will be a silent auction, a food booth, The Blood Center Bloodmobile will be set up to take donations from 12:30-5:00 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month (there will be a special gift for all who donate blood), The Lexington Humane Society will have a booth, there will be a bake sale and a bon fire at the end of the day.
Fall MADness stands for Making A Difference in our community. The donation of a non-perishable food item will get you registered for one of many door prizes. It promises to be a day of fun and fellowship.
The church number is 299-4611 or 230-6776
Arts Council of Mercer County Fifth Annual Fall Arts Festival
The Arts Council of Mercer County will be celebrating its Fifth Annual Fall Arts Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM and Sunday, October 13 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM on the front lawn of Old Fort Harrod State Park. Visit with over 20 arts & crafts vendors and experience a variety of live art demonstrations like rug hooking, pot throwing, stained glass preparation and more. Sit a spell and enjoy live music and entertainment from the Kentucky Hoss Cats and Driftwood Gypsy on Saturday and Adrea LaRoche and High Heels & Sneakers on Sunday. Little ones will be able to create their very own puppet in the arts & crafts area, jump in the bouncy house and participate in the other exciting activities that take place in the Art Zone. Don’t miss a live performance from the Squallis Puppeteers – a professional puppetry group from Louisville, KY presenting Rage-O-Saurus Rex, a story that is “set in the last Jurassic period, (where) a baby t-Rex and Pterodactyl struggle with friendship, hot lava and hot tempers. A talking volcano shares his wisdom with the young dinosaurs. The puppet show was designed especially for younger children, with audience participation that teaches social and emotional lessons.” Show times for the puppet show are Saturday only at 10:30AM and 2:00PM and a large special puppet will be visiting from 12:00PM – 1:00PM. A variety of festival food, family-friendly activities and one of a kind handmade arts and crafts await all who come during this two-day event celebrating the arts in our community. The ACMC Fifth Annual Fall Arts Festival is sponsored by the Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission, James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, Walmart, Whitaker Bank and the Kentucky Arts Council. Admission is free. For more information about the ACMC Fall Arts Festival, go to 2013 Events at www.artscouncilofmercer.com.
Joy Mosko, 859-265-6049, email@example.com
Magoffin County Community Day
Ramey Memorial Park, Salyersville KY
Come out and support Magoffin County at the 10th Annual Magoffin County Community Day! LIVE on Stage:
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Mountain Heart, Lonesome River Band, Dixie Bridge Band, Turning Ground, Hidden Still & Black Powder Express.
Admission is $10.00 and may be purchased in advance or the day of the event at both locations of The Salyersville National Bank or at the gate the day of the event - Saturday, August 17th 10:30 - 10:00 pm, Ramey Memorial Park.
Every summer, northeast Kentucky residents look forward to Magoffin County Community Day in Salyersville. It’s a festival of fun, food and great music—from bluegrass to country to gospel to old time rock and roll for the last nine years at Ramey Memorial Park along the Licking River. For folks who come to enjoy the fellowship and daylong lineup of great music, Community Day is more than a wonderful summer diversion. It’s a means to help local nonprofits and organizations help others. Sponsored by the Magoffin County Community Foundation and hosted by the Salyersville National Bank, the annual event raises money for more than 18 participating nonprofits and community organizations. Community Day is just another way the Magoffin Country Community Foundation helps make giving back easy, worthwhile—and fun.
Lana Blanton, Salyersville National Bank
Sweet Owen Day
Owenton, KY 40359
Annual Festival at the Courthouse Square: Entertainment, family fun, vendors, food.
Red, White, & Blue Days
This will be the 44th annual Red, White, & Blue Days festival for the City of Martin, Kentucky. We invite everyone to come and participate in the festivities. This event is to honor those men and women that have fought for our country. Also it is a time when we can come together and celebrate our freedoms and rights as American's. Come out and show your American pride with the City of Martin. Thank you and God bless America!
City of Martin, Kentucky
11729 Main St. Martin, KY 41649
Office: (606) 285-9335
7th Annual Tomato Festival
The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY
Admission: $2 - adults, $1 - children 12 and under.
This year’s Festival will feature tomato tasting of many varieties — all locally grown. The 2013 Festival will be bigger and better with numerous attractions outside the visitor center and additional children's games, lectures, and prizes. Guest chefs from Smashing Tomato, Whole Foods and the Sullivan University Culinary program will be giving demonstrations. Dr. John Strang, University of Kentucky Extension Horticulture Professor, Roger Postley, Lexington's own Mr. Tomato, and Dr. Norm Strobel, Bluegrass Community and Technical College Biology Professor, will discuss the culture, diseases, varieties, and uses of tomatoes. Come. Enjoy!
Marcia Farris, 859-257-6955, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pink Out Festival
Whitaker Bank Ballpark
Susan G Komen Lexington Affiliate all day music festival with concerts, free fitness classes and only place to pick up Race for the Cure race shirts and group packets
Elizabeth Tingle-Crovo www.facebook.com/PinkOutFestival2013
Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival
May 23, 2013 - May 26, 2013 All Day
83rd annual KMLF featuring concert by Joe Nichols (May 23), fireworks show by PYRO SHOWS (May 24) and coronation of 2013 Queen with Mistress of Ceremonies Heather French Henry and crowning by Governor Steve Beshear (May 25).'
Call 606-337-7070 for tickets
May 10, 2013 - May 12, 2013 5:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M., 12:00 P.M., 10:00 P.M.
Live music from 5-11pm Fri. & NOON-10PM Sat. HALFWAY 2 HAZARD'S Chad Warrix & David Tolliver Sat at 4:00PM; Food including Corn Dog booth, Stillwater Bbq, Starving Cook, & Baked goods; Tournaments including 3ON3 Basketball, Co-ed softball, Cornhole; Kids games Sat.12-2 with climbing wall & Bounce Houses 12-8PM; Motorcycle Run 12:00pm on Sunday
ANDRUS SIZEMORE (606)568-5199
TERESA MOORE (606)568-7617
Immersed In Ink Tattoo and Arts Festival
Apr 19, 2013 - Apr 21, 2013 2:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M., 11:30 A.M.-11:00 P.M., 12:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Lexington Convention Center
Tattoo & Arts Fest, April 19 – April 21 Lexington Convention Center
430 W. Vine St * Lexington, KY 40507
After 8 years of great shows all over the continent, Immersed In Ink is tearing through cities leaving nothing but amazing tattoos and lasting memories behind! Don't miss your opportunity to join in the fun of this one of a kind event!
3 Days of tattooing by over 100 artists from all over the nation.
Jaw Dropping Human Suspension shows put on daily for your sadistic pleasure.
Side shows consisting of outlandishly entertaining acts of grandeur.
Comedy/Magic Stunt shows that will leave you begging for more!
Miss Tattoo Pageant: WINNER RECEIVES: A crown, Title with online recognition, a FREE Photoshoot, $250 in cash and a $100 gift certificate for tattoos/body piercings from Austin Dermagraphix Tattoo.
Alternative Model search with a free photo shoot, so come dressed (or under dressed) to impress!
With tattoo contests EVERY DAY, you have a great chance of winning an award for the hours you have sat under the needle working on decorating you skin.
There will always be plenty of entertainment for those that aren't getting tattooed. In the past, we have had live music, midget wrestling, roller derby bouts, burlesque shows, contortionists, and so much more. Check out the website or facebook page to find out what entertainment will be offered in a city near you!
Beer, Liquor, Food, Babes, and Tattoos along with the industries top artists tattooing for 3 days straight????? What more could you ask for!
Friday 2pm – 10pm, Saturday 11:30am – 11pm, and Sunday Noon – 8pm.
Tickets are sold at the door. There will be ATM's within a mile, but make sure you bring CASH to avoid the fees and the long walk.
For more info, check out www.tattoofestival.net or like our fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/TattooArtsFestival
Shane Gutierrez, 512-550-2077, email@example.com
Earth Day Festival
Apr 20, 2013 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Garrard County Fairgrounds
Free Family Event. Vendors, Children's activities, live music, yard sales,Energy Conservation Information, Environmental Education Displays, Recycled hat fashion Show and lots more
Leslie Worley. 859-339-5761. firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgetown Kite & Culture Festival
Apr 20, 2013 - Apr 21, 2013 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
Cardome Center in Georgetown KY
When was the last time you flew a kite? Bring your family and enjoy!
Nancy Walker 502-863-9831
Medtech Annual Family Fall Festival
Nov 2, 2012 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Medtech College: Lexington Campus 1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Suite 200 Lexington 40511
Free food (BBQ and fried chicken), Free Health Screening, Cornhole Tournament, Karaoke, Face Painting and much more
This event is FUN, FREE and open to the public.
Jessica Spencer 859-410-2110
Oct 26, 2012 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Northpoint Lexington Healthcare 1500 Trent Blvd Lexington KY 40515
Fall festival and Trick or Treating, games, prizes and food. Everything is free and open to public
(859)272-2273 Ext. 240
HIS Name in LIghts
Oct 31, 2012 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Consolidated Baptist Church
His Name in Lights is our annual fall festival. We will have games, food, entertainment, and much more for the entire family.
This event is free and open to the public.
We are accepting donations of small Happy Meal Toys to fill Operation Christmas Child Shoe boxes
Ewing Christmas Fest
Nov 17, 2012 9:00 A.M.-6:30 P.M.
A fun filled day in Ewing, Kentucky! Arts & Crafts vendors, 3k Fun Run/Walk, Cornhole Tournament, Fish Fry, Carter County Cloggers, Special Music, Amish buggy rides, Quilt show and so much more! Come for the day or just visit a while! Santa will be in town too - FREE photos with Santa for children 99 and under! Make plans now to attend.
Karla Darnall, 859-806-6952, email@example.com
Oct 27, 2012 12:00 P.m.-4:00 P.M.
St. Francis School in Pikeville, Ky.
St. Francis' Fall Festival will have a variety of foods for sale. There will also be inflatables, crafts, games, bake sale and cake walk.
Karyla Trester (602)422-6450
Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge Fall Festival and Open House
Oct 20, 2012 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
7376 Old Danville Road Nicholasville, Ky 40356
Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge Fall Festival and
Saturday, October 20th
(Rain date October 27th)
12 noon – 4 pm
7376 Old Danville Road Nicholasville, Kentucky
Gigi’s Gems, Native American Jewelry, The Pig’s Ear,
Cantrill’s Creations, The Country Cupboard
Kindred’s Antique Shop will be open
Jerry McClure – Native American Stories 12:30 and 2:30 pm
Octavia Sexton – Appalachian Haint Tales 1:15 pm and 3:15 pm
Oct 20, 2012 2:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.
Irvine McDowell Park
The Halloween Hoe-Down is a family friendly event designed for children to have a safe place to Trick or Treat in Richmond. Back in the 1940's, a Halloween festival was held and attracted numerous community members to downtown Richmond. In 2006, the Richmond Parks & Recreation Department restructured their Boo Bash to be incorporated downtown with other outdoor festivities. In 2011 it was moved to the Irvine McDowell Park to create a festival atmosphere. The Halloween Hoe-Down continues to be a great success and a wonderful event for the whole community.
The festival will begin at 2:00pm and continue until 6:00pm. Free Activities include Kids Games, Train Rides, a Petting Zoo, Walk Around Characters, and Face painting. A Special “Thank You” goes out to the Eastern Kentucky University Recreation & Parks Administration REC 460 Class for helping to organize the games, decorations, and contests this year. They will be using this as a service learning project.
Dog Costume Contest
At 2:00pm Registration for all contests will begin. The Dog Costume Contest will have two categories- Most Original and Best 2 Part Costume. The Best Two Part Costume will be judged on the dog and the owner’s costume and how they fit together. The first place prize for each Dog Costume Contest is $75 Cash – Sponsored by Luxury Pets Services. Dog Owners can register at the tables located to the left of the Gazebo.
Registration forms will be available here soon!
The Richard McHargue Cloggers will be performing on stage before and after the Dog Costume Contest. Craft vendors, food vendors, fall market booths, and pet booths will also be on hand. Thank you to Moberly Karate For Kids for helping sponsor this event. Booths will be set up to visit throughout the park. For more information, please contact Erin Moore at 859-623-8753.
If you are interested in participating in the event please download the appropriate form below. :
Craft/Fall Market Vendor Form - $25 (Vendors can sell crafts, fruit/veggies, baked goods)
Community/Trick or Treat Booth Form - $15 (Selling items is not permitted)
Pet Booths Form - $15 ($25 to sell items)
(Forms available at http://parks.richmond.ky.us)
If you would like to be a sponsor for the event please contact Erin Moore with the Parks Dept. at 859-623-8753!
McDowell Community Fall Festival
Oct 13, 2012 3:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
McDowell 1st Baptist Church Life Center and Yard
An old-fashioned, community-sponsored, COMPLETELY FREE FOR ALL (leave your wallets in the car) fall festival with singers singing Gospel music (featuring but not limited to Country Music Highway Road to Fame Finalists JoLeigh) and preachers from many denominations speaking in 15-20 minute intervals, food, games for children (including but not limited to a dunking booth, bobbing for apples, potato sack races, greasy pig chase, balloon darts, face painting), pony rides, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, a clown ministry will be onsite, drawing for prizes, and treats for all!
Oct 31, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
The baptist Church at Andover
Food, Games, Door Prizes,
Trunk of Treats 6:45
Chris Mofield 859-361-0496
Lexington-Bluegrass Pagan Pride Day Festival
Sep 22, 2012 10am - 5pm
Lexington Court House Square, N. Limestone and Main St.
Come join us in the 6th Annual celebration of the Autumn Equinox.
As an entry fee, you are asked to share in the harvest by bringing a non-perishable food item to benefit the Catholic Action Center.
All ages are welcome to attend this free event, which will have vendors / merchants, workshops (such as “Ask A Witch”, for those who may have questions about Paganism), diviners, food and rituals. We are proud to announce entertainment by Kellianna this year. You can also join the fun during the day, by bringing your drums and joining in drumming circles.
Lexington-Bluegrass Pagan Pride is a local chapter affiliated with the Pagan Pride Project. The Pagan Pride Project is a global organization whose mission is the advancement of knowledge and accurate information to reduce discrimination and misconceptions and to foster acceptance among the general public. It is through this event and others like it, that we hope to create greater understanding and positive communications with our neighbors, co-workers and friends, both Pagan and non-Pagan, here in the Bluegrass.
For further information:
Oct 12, 2012 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
FREEDA HARRIS BAPTIST CENTER
GAMES, CUPCAKE WALK, SILENT AUCTION AND CONESSION STAND ALL MONEY RAISED GOES TOWARDS TEEN CLUB..
606-754-7414 GREG WHITETREE
Oktoberfest at Elk Creek Vineyards !
Sep 15, 2012 12:00 P.M.
Elk Creek Vineyards 150 Highway 330 Owenton, KY 40359
OKTOBERFEST AT ELK CREEK VINEYARDS !
Join us for the 1st Annual Oktoberfest at Elk Creek! There will be genuine German food and entertainment, along with an array of different beers to enjoy! And of course... Wine !!!
DJ Mowgli goes on at Noon and our Bier Garten Opens! The Oom Posters at 5:00pm and the Jeff Ziehm Band at 7:30pm !
Wine Barrel Rolling Contest at 2:30pm !
Corn Hole Contest at 5:00pm !
If you haven't been to Elk Creek Vineyards - this is the PERFECT event to come out and see how truly beautiful the Winery and Vineyard is !
We also have lodging !!! Check Us Out at:
See Everyone on Saturday, September 15th - and Admission to Elk Creek's Oktoberfest is FREE !!!!!!
502.484.0005 ext 108
Red, White & Blue Days
Sep 13, 2012 - Sep 15, 2012 12:00 P.M.
Floyd County, Martin, Kentucky
Great music, Carnival rides, great food, and don't forget out our Red, White & Blue Parade on the last day of the festival. Just click the link to find out more.
11729 Main St.
Martin, KY 41649
Bourbon County Secretariat Festival
Sep 29, 2012 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Bourbon County Fairgrounds 30 Legion Road Paris, Ky 40361
A salute to the 1973 Triple Crown winner, Secretariat. Lots of equestrian demonstrations, activites, children's corner, equine art gallery, food and craft vendors, music and autograph signing session with racing celebrities.
WAYLAND HERITAGE ~ HOMECOMING DAYS
Aug 31, 2012 - Sep 1, 2012 6:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M., 8:00 A.M.-11:00 P.M.
HONORING OUR HERITAGE THROUGH--
ARTS & CRAFTS
LOCAL AUTHORS & ARTISTS
CONCERT -- "ELVIS" LIVE -- TRIBUTE ARTIST DR. THAD MANNING
CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT
CRUISE-IN --GOOD OLE BOYS CAR CLUB
BANDS: IDLE TIME & LONG SHOT
PROGRAM -- REFLECTIONS OF THE WAYLAND SCHOOLS / ACTION
FIREWORKS! -- SATURDAY AT DUSK
SANDR TURNER OR JERRY FULTZ
WAYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Blazin Bluegrass Festival
Sep 17, 2012 - Sep 22, 2012 8:00 A.M.
4435 Sandhill Road Whitley City KY 42653
The Blazin' Bluegrass Festival kicks of on Monday Sept 17th with early free events and Local Attraction events leading up to the Bluegrass Fest starting on Thursday Sept 20th. Early events include Camping, Camp Fire Jams Corn Hole Competitions and Pot Luck Dinners. Local Attractions are offering discounted Fun Adventures like the Big South Fork Scenic Train Ride, White Water Rafting Trips, Canoe Trips, Wagon Rides and Horse Back Riding. Plenty to do all week long for everyone.
Thursday Night Kicks off with some great Bluegrass Music to include the Male Inspirational Vocalist of the Year (The James King Band). Friday is Gospel Night and Saturday is Headlined by the Lonesome River Band.
Saturday will also include a Veterans Ceremony, a Benefit Bike Ride for the Wounded Solders of Kentucky, Music Workshops, the Blazin' Bluegrass Champions Corn Hole Tournament, Free ATV Ride and Kids activities.
Rough Camping sites are still available on site and generator use is permitted. Fill station and Dump Station available each morning. There are also full hook up sites at multiple camp grounds all with in 10 miles of the park. Local Hotels and Special Lodging places are also offering discounted rates to those attending the Festival.
Door Prizes will be drawn for everyone who fills out our Festival Survey.
Visit our web site for more details: http://www.blazinbluegrass.com/
Stars & Stripes Beauty Pageant
Bonnieville Elementary School on 31-w 7874 N. Dixie hwy Bonnieville, Ky
Stars & Stripes Beauty Pageant
"An Official Kentuckey Festival State Preliminary"
July 3rd, Pre-register @ 4:00 Pageant @ 5:00 p.m. CDT
Bonnieville Elementary School 7874 N. Dixie Hwy Bonnieville, Ky
For more info: Ramona Lobb @ 270-531-1596 or Tammy Brown @ 270-531-2245
Ky Preliminary Beauty Pageant leading to State Pageant in Bonnieville.
Apr 19, 2012 - Apr 21, 2012 10:00 A.M.-11:00 P.M.
Come enjoy the festivities and craziness of Hillbilly Days and bring the family! There is something for everyone with hundreds of food and craft booths, a huge carnival, and music throughout the town. Y'all will be assured of having three days of outrageous fun, food, and frolic.
Hillbilly Days offers loads of fun for all participants, but there is true meaning behind the event. For 36 years, Shriners have faithfully traveled all over the United States and Canada to help crippled children. So, when you come upon Shriners all decked out in Hillbilly garb or driving one of those modified Hillbilly limousines, remember the children whose lives are being enhanced.
Hillbilly days improves each year as Shriners, the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Pike County Government, City of Pikeville and local volunteers transform downtown Pikeville into one of the most unique festivals in the world!
Redbud Festival & Heritage Living Event
Union College Campus, 310 College St., Barbourville, KY 40906
Piece together a gorgeous spring setting, a historic downtown college campus and the best of Appalachian creativity in arts and crafts, and you have the makings of a not-to-be-missed event! Mark your calendar NOW for April 20th & 21st to plan a visit to the 8th annual Redbud Festival & Heritage Living Event in historic downtown Barbourville! For a complete schedule of events for both days, please visit www.redbudfestky.com.
16th Annual Spoonbread Festival
Sep 21, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012 3 DAYS
Memorial Park, Berea KY
Come and enjoy three days of family fun in Berea, the Folk Arts & Crafts Capital of Kentucky.
ARTS & CRAFTS FOR A CURE FESTIVAL
May 7, 2011 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
805 North Maple Street
The ARTS & CRAFTS FOR A CURE FESTIVAL will be held at 805 North Maple Street in Winchester, Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The event will include fun for the entire family: Festival shopping, great food, drawings, live entertainment, and cruise-in for a cure. Bring your cars, trucks, and motorcycles. All vendor booth rental fees are 100% donated to the American Cancer Society!