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2019 KENTUCKY : MAY 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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May 10-11, 2019
41st 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 10-19, 2019 - 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 12, 2019 - MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 18-19, 2019  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 25-27, 2019  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!

2018 KENTUCKY : MAY 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates


May 19-20, 2018
24th 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 'Cinco de Gourdo'

May 26, 2018  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 31-June 2, 2018  63rd 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!

2014 KENTUCKY : MAY 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!

2013 KENTUCKY : MAY 2013
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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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