Kentucky Food Festivals and Shows
(Food, Wine, Beer & Agricultural Events)
2019 - 2020 Kentucky Month by month Listings
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CLICK ON THE MONTHS ABOVE for a Complete Listing for all Kentucky Events, with Descriptions and Links.
Here are JUST A FEW Featured Events:
April 26-27, 2019 - Spring Chicken Festival
This annual festival is held on the fourth weekend in April with festivities beginning with a Chicken Idol singing contest on Friday, from 6 pm - 10 pm. The festivities kickoff on Saturday with a 5k/10k race that begins in Clinton and runs through the beautiful countryside of Hickman County. Throughout the day there will be live music by local artists from Carlisle, Hickman, and Fulton counties. Of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without delicious food. Other activities include arts & crafts booths, a corn hole tournament, antique farm equipment, fun run for kids, a petting zoo and a Wild-Wing Cook-Off contest.
May 10-19, 2019 Lexington Craft Beer Week
Over 100 varieties of craft beers will be available for sampling. Expert beer judges will be on hand to answer questions, to lead formal discussions and to judge a homebrew competition. Also enjoy blues music and delectable food.
June 13-16, 2019 - 28th Newport Italianfest - Newport, Kentucky
Italianfest, named a Top 20 Event for June by the Southeast Tourism Society, is held along Newport’s Riverboat Row between the Purple People and Taylor-Southgate Bridges. The festival has authentic Italian food and live Italian music performed by entertainers from around the nation and from “the old country”, a Golf Outing, and a Family Photo Booth showcasing the history of Italian families that settled in Newport generations ago. Other fun includes a pizza eating contest, a cooking contest, games, and rides for the little ones. Events kick off with a Bocci Ball Tournament at Pompilio’s Restaurant on Wednesday. The event averages 100,000 visitors. Attendance: 100,000.
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