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July 4, 2017 4TH OF JULY
U.S. Independence Day
There are so many events today that they are too numerous to list.
July 8, 2017 21st 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.
July 14-16, 2017 - Bacon, Bourbon & 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. For more information, please contact Mark at: 513-477-3320.
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)
Held in conjunction with the American Convention of Meat Processors & Suppliers' Exhibition.
July 21-23, 2017 Wild Ponies Kentucky Bourbon Trail Ride!
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
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 10-13, 2017 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: www.newportky.gov/Blogs/Events/Archives/2017/01/2017-Festival-Calendar.aspx )
August 13, 2017 25th Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue
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
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.
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!
August 14, 2014 - Herb-a-mato Fest - Crestwood, Kentucky
August 4-5, 2012 - Stanton Corn Festival - tanton, 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.
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.
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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