Selected Community Events
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!