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2016 KENTUCKY: November & December 2016
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(See also: 2015 - 2014 - 2011)

November 1-17, 2016  North American International Livestock Exposition - Louisville, Kentucky
The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) is the world's largest all-breed, purebred livestock exposition. Ten different species of livestock compete in the exposition, and the purebred beef and sheep events are the largest in the world. Accompanying the event, the North American Quarter Horse Show is one of the largest shows in the nation and the North American Championship Rodeo features the Great Lakes Circuit finals for the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Throughout the show, visitors will also enjoy the Giant Country Store with its nearly 200 commercial vendors.


November 4-6, 2016
Annual Louisiana Pecan Festival
Colfax, Louisiana
Festival events include the Grand Parade, live music, contests, fireworks and the Queen's Ball.  First full weekend in November.

November 4-6, 2016
Louisiana Swine Festival
Basile, Louisiana
Includes pageant, pork cook-off, music, parade and contests.

November 10-13, 2016  Port Barre Cracklin Festival
Port Barre, Louisiana
The Cracklin Cook-Off is one of the highlights of each Cracklin Festival.  The Cook-Off is not only a test of cracklin cooking ability, but showmanship as well.

November 24, 2016  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

December 10, 2016 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.


2015 KENTUCKY: November & December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows  Local Events

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November 22-December 31, 2015
39th Annual Holiday Forest Festival of Trees - Owensboro, Kentucky
The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art’s Holiday Forest Festival of Trees will feature more than a dozen monumental Christmas trees designed and decorated by area artists, floral designers and non-profit organizations.

November 27-Jan 2, 2016, 2015  Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival
Lebanon, Kentucky
Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas bazaar hosted by the Marion County Homemakers. Then take the Maker's Mark Distillery candlelight tour to see how bourbon is made. There's great food, an ice skating rink, a 3-acre light show, live entertainment, kids' activities and more.

November 30-Dec 6, 2015 - Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Gatlinburg, Kentucky
Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.


December 31, 2015  New Year's Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks Show
Gatlinburg, Kentucky
Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2016 in unique style with its 28th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle.


2014 KENTUCKY: November & December 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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November 8, 2014 - Taste of Homemakers - Henderson, Kentucky
Henderson County Cooperative Extension Expo Center, 3341 Zion Road, Henderson, KY. 11am-12:30pm. Enjoy food samples of favorite foods by various homemakers clubs. Participants will receive a complimentary booklet featuring these recipes. Info: (270) 826-5291


2011 KENTUCKY: November & December 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

these events are waiting for new dates

December 5, 2011  Taste of Henderson - Henderson, Kentucky
Local restaurants, food services and caterers set up samples of their specialties.




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