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2018 KENTUCKY: July and August 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also: 2017  -  2016  -  2014  -  2012  -  2011  -  2010)

July 4, 2018  4TH OF JULY - U.S. Independence Day - Nationwide
There are so many events today that they are too numerous to list.

July 12-15, 2018  Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival
Newport, Kentucky
The Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival is dedicated to the area’s rich history and connections to the brewing and pork industries as well as our region’s long ties to the bourbon industry. Each of the festival food vendors will feature creative bacon dishes including freshly prepared items sure to delight every bacon lover. Live music, games and more are part of the family fun.


July 14, 2018  22nd Annual Duncan Hines Festival
Bowling Green, Kentucky
The Duncan Hines Festival is a free community event that celebrates the life and career of Bowling Green native Duncan Hines. Bowling Green Junior Woman's Club is proud to host the annual Duncan Hines Festival and partner with Chaney's Dairy Barn for a family fun event. The festival will include the Adventures in Good Baking Contest, Uncle Duncan's Duck Derby, a brownie eating contest, a silent auction and local arts & crafts vendor. This year’s festival will be held from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Proceeds from this event will help the Jr. Woman's Club give to other worthy causes throughout the year.

August 4, 2018 - St. Matthews Street Festival
Louisville, Kentucky
The 7th Annual St. Matthews Street Festival, is a day-long festival held on Frankfort Avenue between Lexington Road and Bauer Avenue highlights the community's businesses, history, cuisine, and style. It also showcases the area's retailers, restaurants, and live entertainment. Family fun and activities include the Kids Zone, Fun Zone and Wellness Fair. Two stages with entertainment varying from Bluegrass to Classic Rock to a Beatles Cover Band.

August 9-13, 2018  Great Inland Seafood Festival
Newport, Kentucky
Free and accessible to all, on Riverboat Row, on the banks of the Ohio River in Newport Kentucky.  The Best Seafood You'll Ever Taste!  Over 15 local restaurants & National vendors will be selling the best tasting, freshest seafood available, including whole Maine Lobsters, shrimp, crawfish, crablegs, oysters, salmon, redfish, and much, much more....  Come early as 10,000 lobsters sell fast!!!  We are usually sold out by early Sunday afternoon. Live music and entertainment. (also: )


2017 KENTUCKY: July and August 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

these events are waiting for new dates

July 20-22, 2017  78th AAMP Convention - Lexington, Kentucky
(AAMP: American Association of Meat Processors) Annual Convention of Meat Processors & Suppliers' Exhibition.

July 20-22, 2017  American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC)
Lexington, Kentucky
Held in conjunction with the American Convention of Meat Processors & Suppliers' Exhibition.

July 21-23, 2017  Wild Ponies Kentucky Bourbon Trail Ride!
Louisville, Kentucky
For the 4th year in a row, Wild Ponies will host the Wild Ponies Kentucky Bourbon Trail Ride in Louisville, KY on July 21-23, 2017. It’s a bourbon-infused, musically-inspired fan adventure through the bluegrass hills of Kentucky. You, Wild Ponies, and a busload of other amazing individuals that you’ll love right away.  2 nights and 2 days of amazing Whiskey-infused fun with Wild Ponies!

July 22, 2017 - National Country Ham Association Annual Meeting
Lexington, Kentucky
Our intent is to provide you with an informative array of speakers, topics, and activities at a very reasonable fee. Education is truly a life-long process; and as owners and managers, being informed becomes more critical each year. An added benefit will be the enjoyable fellowship with people in similar businesses.


August 3-6, 2017  Glier’s Goettafest
Newport, Kentucky
Glier’s Goettafest is a family-fun festival celebrating the region’s love of Goetta. Goetta will be prepared in many delicious ways including Goetta Reubens, omelets, pizza and more. There will be continuous live music, games and rides.

August 13, 2017  25th Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky
Featuring food from more than two dozen of Louisville’s finest restaurants, live music, a cash bar and silent auction, the Taste has become a summertime favorite on Frankfort Avenue.

August 17-27, 2017  Kentucky State Fair
Louisville, Kentucky
Attracting over 600,000 visitors annually, the fair showcases Kentucky's agriculture, products, entertainment and people. Highlights include blue ribbon competitions, concerts, carnival rides, and the renowned World Championship Horse Show. The Cast-Iron Chef Competition is held at 1:30 p.m. every day of the fair on the Gourmet Garden stage. Each day two chefs will contend against each other to create a flawless entrée in 30 minutes or less.  Attendance: 600,000.

August 24-26, 2017  23rd Annual Buttermilk Days Festival
Bardstown, Kentucky
The event that offers good home cooking, along with sweet harmonies, dancing and lots of reunions of families, friends and neighbors.  Corn Hole Tournament, Wine Tasting Contest, Ms. Buttermilk Pageant, Live Music, etc.

2016 KENTUCKY: July and August 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

these events are waiting for new dates

July 16, 2016 - Sweet Corn Festival - Georgetown, Kentucky
Join Evans Orchard for our annual Sweet Corn Festival!  Craft booths, pony rides, live music and corn eating contest are just a few reasons to make this festival a must on your summer to do list!

2014 KENTUCKY: July and August 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

these events are waiting for new dates

August 14, 2014 - Herb-a-mato Fest - Crestwood, Kentucky

2012 KENTUCKY: July and August 2012
these events are waiting for new dates


August 4-5, 2012 - Stanton Corn Festival - Stanton, Kentucky
Celebrate everything corn! Enjoy free live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, car show, corn hole tournament, and a corn eating contest.

2011 KENTUCKY: July & August 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

these events are waiting for new dates

July 19, 2011  Farm to Table, Vine to Glass
Owensboro, Kentucky
This fundraiser is to benefit the Downtown Farmers Market and features foods grown in the region and wines from Kentucky vineyards.

July 29-30, 2011  Bourbon & BBQ Musicfest - Lebanon, Kentucky
Enjoy a People's Choice BBQ contest, live entertainment all day, the Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic and a classic car, truck & motorcycle show downtown.

2010 KENTUCKY: July and August 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

these events are waiting for new dates

July 21-23, 2010  Kentucky Soybean Festival - Princeton, Kentucky
This festival is about agriculture in general and honors local farmers. Exhibits, farm tours and speakers will be featured at this biennial event.



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