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Events in Kentucky: Top Destinations

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

Apartment Downtown
$125 per night
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Downtown, Louisville, Kentucky
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Kasa Living
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House Gilbertsville
$347 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms
4.9/5.0 "Excellent"
(46 ratings)
Gilbertsville, Marshall County, Kentucky
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Cabin Campton
$242 per night
Cabin ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Campton, Wolfe County, Kentucky
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Events in Kentucky: Top Accommodations

Apartment Downtown
$125 per night
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Downtown, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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Kasa Living
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Aparthotel Louisville
$56 per night
Aparthotel ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
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Condo Old Louisville
$130 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Old Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

Events in Kentucky: Top Accommodations

Apartment Downtown
$125 per night
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Downtown, Louisville, Kentucky
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Kasa Living
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House Gilbertsville
$347 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms
4.9/5.0 "Excellent"
(46 ratings)
Gilbertsville, Marshall County, Kentucky
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JZ Vacation Rentals
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Cabin Campton
$242 per night
Cabin ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Campton, Wolfe County, Kentucky
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Red River Gorgeous
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Events in Kentucky: Top Accommodations

Cabin Stanton
$200 per night
Cabin ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Stanton, Powell County, Kentucky
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Red River Gorgeous
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Cabin Stanton
$135 per night
Cabin ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Stanton, Powell County, Kentucky
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Red River Gorgeous
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Cabin Stanton
$150 per night
Cabin ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Stanton, Powell County, Kentucky
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Red River Gorgeous
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What kind of prices can I expect when planning Must-See Events in Kentucky?

The average price for accommodation in Kentucky is between usually $234 and $274 per night.

What kinds of rentals can I find for Must-See Events in Kentucky?

There are many Hotel rooms and Bed & Breakfast rentals that are great for Must-See Events in Kentucky.

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