Kentucky Festivals 2023, 2024 - Fairs, Craft Shows, Music Festivals in Kentucky

Louisville Irish Fest 2023

Louisville Irish Fest

September, 2023

Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Breathitt County Honey Festival 2023

Breathitt County Honey Festival

September, 2023

Downtown , Jackson, Kentucky

Simon Kenton Festival 2023

Simon Kenton Festival

September, 2023

Historic District , Washington, Kentucky

Germantown Shotgun Festival 2023

Germantown Shotgun Festival

September, 2023

The Post, 1045 Goss Ave Louisville, KY, Louisville, Kentucky

Clarkson Honeyfest 2023

Clarkson Honeyfest

September, 2023

Downtown , Clarkson, Kentucky

Midway Fall Festival 2023

Midway Fall Festival

September, 2023

Downtown , Midway, Kentucky

200 Years on the Ohio Timeline Living History Event 2023

200 Years on the Ohio Timeline Living History Event

September, 2023

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, 7410 Moorman Road Louisville, KY, Louisville, Kentucky

The Original Butchertown Oktoberfest 2023

The Original Butchertown Oktoberfest

September, 2023

Saint Joseph Catholic Church , Louisville, Kentucky

IdeaFestival 2023


September, 2023

Kentucky Center, 501 West Main Street Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival 2023

Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival

September, 2023

Gaslight Square, Gaslight Way Jeffersontown, KY, Jeffersontown, Kentucky

KWW Fortieth Arts & Crafts Festival 2023

KWW Fortieth Arts & Crafts Festival

September, 2023

Little Lake Park , Grand Rivers, Kentucky

Ken-Ducky Derby 2023

Ken-Ducky Derby

September, 2023

Louisville Waterfront, 1345 River Road Louisville, KY, Louisville, Kentucky

Trimble County Apple Festival 2023

Trimble County Apple Festival

September, 2023

Courthouse Square , Bedford, Kentucky

Kentucky Shakespeare Saturday in the Park 2023

Kentucky Shakespeare Saturday in the Park

September, 2023

Central Park, Louisville, Kentucky

The East Bridge Art and Music Festival 2023

The East Bridge Art and Music Festival

September, 2023

Downtown next to Studio Slant , Owensboro, Kentucky

Louisville Brewfest 2023

Louisville Brewfest

September, 2023

Louisville Slugger Field, 401 East Main Street Louisville, KY, Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Dragon Boat Festival 2023

Louisville Dragon Boat Festival

September, 2023

Waterfront Park, 1345 River Road Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Bellevue Art in the Park 2023

Bellevue Art in the Park

September, 2023

Bellvue Beach Park, 643-665 Frank Benke Way Bellevue, Bellevue, Kentucky

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2023

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival

September, 2023

Big Four Bridge at Waterfront Park, 1101 River Rd Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Bourbon & Beyond 2023

Bourbon & Beyond

September, 2023

Champions Park, 2050 River Rd Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Casey County Apple Festival 2023

Casey County Apple Festival

September, 2023

Multiple Locations in Liberty, Liberty, Liberty, Kentucky

Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival 2023

Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

September, 2023

US 60 East Morehead KY, Morehead, Kentucky

NuLu Festival 2023

NuLu Festival

September, 2023

East Market District, 700 East Market Street Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Newport Oktoberfest 2023

Newport Oktoberfest

September, 2023

Riverboat Row, 1 Riverboat Row Newport, Newport, Kentucky

Portland Art and Heritage Fair 2023

Portland Art and Heritage Fair

September, 2023

Portland , Louisville, Kentucky

About Festivals, Craft Shows and Fairs in Kentucky

Famed for its Bourbon and eponymous fried chicken, you might think that these gastronomic delights are the highlights of Kentucky. But you’d be wrong – it’s a place of geographical, cultural and social contrasts, and it’s packed with hidden beauty. It also offers a wealth of various festivals and events, with something for every traveller and resident.

Louisville’s WorldFest is one of the largest international festivals in the whole of the USA, and encourages engagement, assimilation and education on culture and heritage. It’s a feast of world music, world food and world dance, along with many more events to explore and celebrate the diversity of Louisville and Kentucky, including parades and performances. Dozens of countries are represented, so it’s a brilliant event to witness the native and authentic culture of a wide range of places and faces, with representatives from as far and wide as Mongolia, Hawaii, China and more.

Abbey Road on the River is a bopping, popping and heart-stopping festival of all things Beatles. The fabulous foursome from Liverpool changed the face of pop, and each Memorial Day weekend, they change the face of Louisville, with five days of tuneful fun dedicated to the iconic group. The event features tribute acts offering the very best recreations of the bands’ music, along with panels, discussions, screenings, parades and more. Previous guests and performers have included family members of The Beatles and former collaborators and bandmates.

With a state famous for tasty treats and tempting tipples, there are of course a wealth of food festivals throughout the region. And chicken is indeed on the list of celebrated offerings. The World Chicken festival is held each year in London, Kentucky - and for four delicious days, the original site of Colonel Sanders’ very first restaurant is honoured with a packed program of foody frolics. Guests can gorge themselves on lots of local treats, with plenty of booths offering a variety of lovingly-crafted home-grown cuisine. And if you’re keen to munch on some chicken, the world’s largest skillet is in attendance to serve up some delicious stuff. There’s also entertainment and attractions aplenty, with performers, parades, rides and more.

Other Kentucky festivals offer events centred around medieval life, BBQs, beer, cheese, music, state fairs, concerts and more. There’s plenty on offer for all of the family, so get yourself along to taste the finger licking fun!