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2018 KENTUCKY : JUNE 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also:  2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2011)

May 31-June 2, 2018  63rd Annual Poke Sallet Festival - Harlan, Kentucky


June 2, 2018
Whisky Live
Louisville, Kentucky
The very best whiskies of the world under one roof. Mingle with producers and distillers, independent bottlers and brand ambassadors and meet the stars of the industry.

June 3, 2018
Taste of Newport
Newport, Kentucky
The 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 7-10, 2018 - 27th 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 8-9, 2018  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.  The festival weekend is chocked full of activities for all age groups. The festival kicks off on Tuesday night with Cattle Crawl - The Progressive Dinner, a progressive dinner featuring beef cuisine from local restaurants. Friday night the festival really gets going as teams fire up those grills, youth compete in the grill-off, kids enjoy a variety of activities, and adults partake in KY Proud Wine and Cheese Tasting with beef appetizers.  Much More!!!

June 9, 2018  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 9-10, 2018  Wine Festival And Art/craft Show
Union, Kentucky
Janes Saddlebag.  Our largest event.  In 2014 JSB hosted the largest Wine Festival in KY, with 22 wineries and 48 craft vendors. Join us again this year as we focus on KY wine and crafts! We will be adding more food selections and an entire new vendor layout. We have gone back to a two day event and have extended the hours of the festival.  We will have discounted pre-sale tickets available for purchase soon on our website.

June 13-16, 2018  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.

June 21, 2018 - Southern Foodways Summer Symposium
Lexington, Kentucky

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

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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.

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

these events are waiting for new dates

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

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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

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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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