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Here's the Cream of the Crop of Must-See Events in Kentucky

So heady is Kentucky's potent heritage and history, arts, and culture, that there's always something cracking in the state. Whether it be the internationally renowned Kentucky Derby, a hot air balloon race, an open-air barbecue festival, or the World Chicken Festival, there's something on the table for every comer.

Events in Kentucky: Top Accommodations

Farmhouse Williamstown
Mar 8 - Mar 15
$90 per night
Farmhouse ∙ 8 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Farm in Williamstown with Yard & Grill

5.0
Outstanding (62 ratings)
Williamstown, Grant County, Kentucky
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Cottage Verona
Dec 26 - Jan 2
$150 per night
Cottage ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Verona with Patio, Grill & Pool

4.9
Outstanding (18 ratings)
Verona, Boone County, Kentucky
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House Cadiz
May 1 - May 8
$215 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Cadiz with Patio

Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky
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The Best Family-Friendly Events in Kentucky

The Best Family-Friendly Events in Kentucky

Turn back the hands of time at Eminence's Renaissance Fair or leap into a sea of sound and color at Louisville Art Fair – must-see events in Kentucky delight children year round.

  • 1. World Chicken Festival

    Kids might be picky eaters, but if there's one thing they can all agree on, it's chicken. What could be better than celebrating Kentucky's zeal for poultry with your family? In the heart of the exquisite Daniel Boone National Forest, egg-citing events attract young and old, and people dressed in chicken costumes rule the roost. Dig into fried chicken cooked in the world's largest skillet, take part in a hot-wing-eating contest, and watch live dance and music performances.

  • 2. Kentucky Renaissance Fair

    For every young squire and medieval damsel, Eminence 's annual Renaissance Fair is worth the pilgrimage. Jousting tournaments, circus performances, and storytelling are among the attractions of this unique festival. You and your family will be transported to the fictional 14th-century village of Briarwood in the Scottish Highlands during the time of Robert the Bruce.

  • 3. Louisville Cherokee Triangle Art Fair

    Discover more than 200 artists at the annual art fair in Louisville. A bright panoply of creations dazzle the eyes at this dynamic event. Watch artisans at work, and get involved yourself as you discover the historic Cherokee Triangle district. Parades and musical performances complete this picture-perfect family day out.

Best Places to Stay for Events in Kentucky

House Louisville
Jul 27 - Aug 3
$861 per night
House ∙ 25 guests ∙ 8 bedrooms

Charming House in Louisville with Patio, Yard & Grill

4.9
Outstanding (82 ratings)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
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Apartment Old Louisville
Jun 22 - Jun 29
$329 per night
Apartment ∙ 12 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Lovely Apartment in Old Louisville with Grill, Yard & Patio

Old Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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House Louisville
Jun 15 - Jun 22
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$866
$578 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Charming Vacation Home in Louisville with Patio & Grill + Sunset View

4.7
Excellent (23 ratings)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
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The Best Outdoor Events in Kentucky

The Best Outdoor Events in Kentucky

Kentucky's outdoor events are so happening they leave a cloud of dust in their wake. Don't miss out. Watch stately elk roam the mountains and dig into sticky ribs by the river.

  • 1. The Kentucky Derby

    It's not known as "the most exciting two minutes in American sport" for nothing. The crowd roars as Kentucky's champion thoroughbreds leave a rising dust cloud in their wake. Churchill Downs is the hallowed ground where the derby has been running annually for over a hundred years. A host of side entertainment and quality food and beverages complete your day at the races.

  • 2. Appalachian Elk Viewing Tours

    Once upon a time, elk roamed the Appalachian mountains. However, they were gradually eliminated through the influence of settlers. But not to worry, Kentucky's Knott County is revitalizing the elk population in the area and offering visitors the chance to encounter the majestic animals up close. The best times to view the elk are spring, when the bulls shed their antlers, and fall, during mating season.

  • 3. International Bar-B-Q Festival

    Owensboro's early May celebration of Kentucky's famed barbecue culture is a must on any vacation in the state. Every year, the biggest and best of the state's food merchants congregate by the riverfront downtown for a feast of giant proportions. Besides endless opportunities to gorge yourself on sumptuous cuisine, there are plenty of arts and crafts vendors to intrigue you as you explore the site, barbecued goodies in hand.

  • 4. Ultimate Outdoor Expo

    Lexington's annual show is devoted to the great outdoors. Special seminars from experts accompany events such as fly-casting competitions, monster truck racing, and beloved stunt dog performances. Monster truck rides and fishing and hunting demonstrations fill this action-packed expo. Whether you're in the market for new outdoor attire or coming along to be inspired, this festival earns the title "ultimate."

Recommended Accommodations for Events in Kentucky

House Hamlin
Apr 20 - Apr 27
$232 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms

House in Hamlin with Grill, Yard & Patio

4.8
Outstanding (22 ratings)
Hamlin, Calloway County, Kentucky
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Cabin Owenton
May 31 - Jun 7
$529 per night
Cabin ∙ 14 guests ∙ 7 bedrooms

Cabin in Owenton with Patio & Yard

Owenton, Owen County, Kentucky
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House Cadiz
May 12 - May 19
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$241
$163 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Pleasant Vacation Home in Cadiz with Grill & Patio + Lake Views

4.6
Excellent (97 ratings)
Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky
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The Best Music Events in Kentucky

The Best Music Events in Kentucky

Sounds of the south-central States reverberate across the world – word-of-mouth praise for these Kentuckian music festivals carries far.

  • 1. Kentucky State Fair

    It wouldn't be Kentucky without the state fair. Come and check out the Turf Concert Series at Cardinal Stadium, where award-winning performers play while you picnic. A who's who of hip-hop, country, and Southern rock headline the main stage each year. Free shows, local food, and fairground rides make the state fair worth traveling for, and it's perhaps the biggest insight into Kentucky's culture all year.

  • 2. The Festival of the Bluegrass

    Lexington is home to the oldest bluegrass music festival in the state. Every first weekend in June, the state's bluegrass fans muster in a bucolic location for a hoedown. Besides featuring the best in bluegrass music, the festival places special emphasis on teaching the traditional genre to children.

  • 3. Forecastle Festival

    Three days a year, Tyler Park in Louisville is transformed into a cacophony of sound and color. Sam Smith, Outkast, and the Black Keys are among the retinue of former festival headliners. Forecastle's emphasis on environmental activism attracts internationally renowned performers and fans by the thousands.

Top Offers for Events in Kentucky

House Bowling Green
Mar 29 - Apr 5
$340 per night
House ∙ 14 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms

House in Bowling Green with Spacious Parking

4.3
Very good (63 ratings)
Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
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House Williamstown
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$135 per night
House ∙ 9 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Beautiful House in Williamstown with Patio & Grill

4.9
Outstanding (26 ratings)
Williamstown, Grant County, Kentucky
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Cabin Lewisburg
Apr 19 - Apr 26
$146 per night
Cabin ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Wonderful Cabin in Lewisburg

Lewisburg, Logan County, Kentucky
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Information about Must-See Events in Kentucky

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😎 Least busy month May
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❄️ Coldest months January and February
🌧️ Rainiest months 19 rainy days in May and July

Frequently Asked Questions

Must-See Events in Kentucky: How much does a stay cost?

The average cost for a rental in Kentucky is usually around $238 and $355 per night.

Can I find a vacation home for a group for Must-See Events in Kentucky?

in Kentucky, large groups should consider House rental since they fit 9 guests.

What kinds of vacation rentals are available for Must-See Events in Kentucky?

There are many Cabin and House rental that are perfect for Must-See Events in Kentucky.

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