Festivals are a way to spend time with family and friends while enjoying local cuisine, company, and crafts. Not only are the following festivals interesting, but they’ve also made a name for themselves across the Bluegrass.
Festival of the Bluegrass
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: June 8th-11th, 2017
Established in 1974, this traditional bluegrass festival blends local talent with well established musicians. A family-friendly environment, this festival offers kid’s BYOI (bring your own instrument) jam sessions, as well as camping options.
Berea Craft Festival
Location: Berea, KY
Date: July 7th-9th, 2017
Since 1982, the Berea Craft Festival has offered singing, dancing, crafts, food, and artisan demonstrations to its visitors. Located at the base of The Pinnacles, this festival has continued to grow every year, with no plans of stopping any time soon.
World Chicken Festival
Location: London, KY
Date: September 21st-24th, 2017
Laurel County is home to both one of the world’s first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants and Lee Cummings, co-founder of Lee’s Famous Recipe. So, where else would you host the World Chicken Festival? Rides, games, and deep fried taste-testing make this event a must-see.
Kentucky Wool Festival
Location: Falmouth, KY
Date: October 6th-8th, 2017
Promoting wool products, this festival is known for its unique exhibitions of sheep shearing and herding. The goal is to provide a unique experience, accompanied by tasty foods, interesting crafts, and old-fashioned, kid-friendly fun.
Location: Mount Sterling, KY
Date: October 13th-16th, 2017
Always held during the third Monday in October, Court Days has proven to be a crowd favorite. The streets of Mount Sterling are flooded with buyers, sellers, traders, and onlookers alike. Bargains and fair food keep customers happy and returning year after year.