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2016 KENTUCKY : JUNE 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also: 2015 - 2014 - 2011)

June 2-4, 2016  61st Annual Poke Sallet Festival - Harlan, Kentucky
Come out and bring the family for what is sure to be a fun-filled festival packed with events such as a carnival, numerous food vendors, bungee jumping,inflatable's, games, micro-NASCAR, live music, POKE Idol, crafts, a car show, and more!

June 3-4, 2016  Bourbon City BBQ Festival - Bardstown, Kentucky
Backyard BBQ Cookoff, KidsQ Cookoff, Kids Fun Zone, Antique Tractor & Car Display, Beer Pit, Retail Court Arts & Crafts, Food Court, Cornhole Tournament, and Entertainment

June 5, 2016 - Taste of Newport - Newport, Kentucky
The 4th annual Taste of Newport rain or shine from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. The 600-700-800 blocks of Monmouth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for the event. The event is designed to showcase some of Newport’s finest “tastes” around the city.  Live Music.


June 9-12, 2016
25th 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.

June 10-11, 2016  Fort Harrod Beef Festival - Fort Harrod, Kentucky
Who grills the best steak? Who grills the best Burger? These and other titles will be on the line at the Annual Fort Harrod Beef Festival.

June 11, 2016  Winchester Beer Cheese Festival - Winchester, Kentucky
Held the 2nd weekend in June every year, the festival highlights Beer Cheese, a flavorful dip/spread that originated in rural Clark County Kentucky near the Kentucky River in the 30s-40s. The festival includes an amateur beer cheese tasting contest, a commercial beer cheese tasting contest, music, arts & crafts, kids activities and lots and lots of Beer Cheese.

June 15-18, 2016  W. C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival
Henderson, Kentucky
A week long musical event that features blues and Zydeco bands from across the United States. Not to mention the mounds of barbecue, red beans & rice and other great treats available from local vendors. W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest FREE music festivals in the nation. The Henderson Music Preservation Society is a non-profit organization, all proceeds are used 100% to fund the next year's show.  Attendance: 50,000.


2015 KENTUCKY : JUNE 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

these events are waiting for new dates

June 13, 2015  Taste of Henderson Barbecue
Henderson, Kentucky
Part of the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival.  Parade at 10am, Taste of Henderson, Live Music.


June 14, 2015  23rd Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky
Mini of Louisville Live at the Clifton Center is pleased to present the 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.

June 19-20, 2015  Annual Kentucky Blueberry Festival
Edmonton, Kentucky
Festival canceled and has been discontinued.



2014 KENTUCKY : JUNE 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

these events are waiting for new dates

May 31-June 1, 2014  Berries & Bluegrass & Barbeque
Georgetown, Kentucky
Bi-Water Farm & Greenhouse.  Join us as we kick off the fresh fruits and veggie season with our first celebration of Berries & Bluegrass & Barbeque.  Come and see all of the fresh produce in our market, and pick up some of the fresh berries to take home to enjoy. Top off the day with Bluegrass music and our own pulled pork sandwiches with slaw and beans. Make it a day in the country to enjoy and relax!


2011 KENTUCKY : JUNE 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

these events are waiting for new dates

June 25, 2011  Heritage Herb Festival - Hazard, Kentucky
Event begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Bobby Davis Memorial Park and Museum.




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