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2017 KENTUCKY : MAY 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also:  2014  -  2013)


May 11-13, 2017
Wine and Vine Fest
Nicholasville, Kentucky
The festival, held in historic downtown Nicholasville (home of First Vineyard, the first commercial vineyard in the United States) and Chrisman Mill Vineyard,  is designed to celebrate all of the wonderful things that make the Kentucky Good Life so darn good–especially the unique blend of history, heritage, and modern wine making available at Kentucky’s vineyards and wineries.  Includes Kentucky Farm to Table Dinner, Kentucky Equine & Wine Tours

May 12-13, 2017  39th Annual International Bar-B-Q Festival
Owensboro, Kentucky
Every second weekend in May, Owensboro springs to life with the wonderful smells and sounds of the International Bar-B-Q Festival. Smoke from hickory-stoked fires blends with the aromas of sizzling chicken, bubbling burgoo and roasting mutton to complete the festival atmosphere.

May 12-21, 2017  Lexington Craft Beer Week - Lexington, Kentucky
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.

May 14, 2017  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 20, 2017  St. Matthews Street Festival - Louisville, Kentucky
The 6th 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.


May 20-21, 2017  Annual Kentucky Gourd Art Show
Taylorsville, Kentucky
The Annual Gourd Art Show in May, features an exhibition competition of dried and crafted gourds, crafting supplies and books, and gourd crafting workshops and classes. This year's theme is "Thunder Drums Over Kentucky"

May 20-21, 2017  Annual Wine Festival - 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.

May 20-21, 2017  Annual Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival
Lexington, Kentucky
Over 2,000 people come together in Lexington to celebrate, talk and market natural fiber and local food products.  Spinning, weaving, shearing and livestock exhibits; photography, skein, fleece and cooking competitions. The Bluegrass Stockdog Trial.    Attendance: 2,000.

May 27, 2017  Mill Springs Cornbread Festival
Mill Springs, Monticello, Kentucky
Cornbread, music and crafts. Festival hosted by Monticello Women's Club.  Enjoy pinto beans, onions, relish and mill-ground cornmeal “hoecakes” plus a variety of desserts all in a beautiful setting overlooking the historic Mill Springs Grist Mill. An alternative hot dog and fixins lunch is available. You can also visit the Gift Shopw (8am-5pm), shop the many artisans booths, tour the mill (grinding will be done at 2pm), the Brown-Lanier House and West-Metcalf House and listen to live music.

May 27-29, 2017  Strawberry Festival - Beaver Dam, Kentucky
Held each year during Memorial Day weekend, the festival features beauty pageants, car show, tractor show, motorcycle show, 5k run, arts & crafts, vendors, hot dog eating contest, carnival rides, Native American cooking, gospel singing, quilt show, pet show, strawberry cook-off, parade and more!


2014 KENTUCKY : MAY 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!


2013 KENTUCKY : MAY 2013
these events are waiting for new dates

May 18, 2013  Kentucky Herb Festival - Frankfort, Kentucky
Sponsored by the Kentucky Herb Association. The festival is held at Lakeview Park, Franklin County Fairgrounds.




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