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

(See also: 2016  -   2014)

Sept 15-Oct 31, 2017  Devine's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch - Harrodsburg, KY

September 16-October 31, 2017  Harvest Festival - Georgetown, Kentucky

September 30-October 1, 2017  Octoberfest - Utica, Kentucky


 

October 5-7, 2017
22nd Annual Harvest Festival - Antique Engine & Tractor Show
Renfro Valley, Kentucky
An old-fashioned celebration of the fall harvest including molasses made by mule-drawn press, authentic covered wagon train, antique farm machinery and steam engine show, clogging, mountain music, children's activities, country and comedy talent search and craft demonstrations featuring blacksmithing and basket weaving.

October 6-7, 2017 - 55th Kentucky Apple Festival
Paintsville, Kentucky
Love Them Apples! Always the first Saturday in October.  You absolutely cannot come to the Apple Festival without eating a Tiger Ear, or a Fried Apple Pie. But you don't have to stop there, with dozens of food booths all conveniently located in the downtown area, you can try one of everything.  Crafter's come from all over the United States to sell their hand made crafts here at the Apple Festival. So come and join us won't you, bring the kids and we guarantee that you will find something for everyone, and we know that you and your family will have a great time at the Kentucky Apple Festival.

October 6-7, 2017  Jim Beam BBQ Classic - Springfield, Kentucky
Our cook-off event has been sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and named a KY State Championship Competition by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. $10,000 in cash prizes up for grabs!  (also: https://jimbeambbqclassic.wordpress.com/ )

 

October 7, 2017
Annual Metcalfe County Pumpkin Festival
Edmonton, Kentucky
A day full of food, and music and events including a 5K Run/Walk, car cruise-in, beauty pageant, tractor show, karaoke, dance, and children's parade.

October 7-8, 2017
The Great Pumpkin Fest
Utica, Kentucky
Everything pumpkins...... A celebration filled with pumpkins. The Great Pumpkin Hunt will begin at 2PM (Children bring your baskets). Prizes Given. The event will include pumpkin painting and contest, Guess the Weight of the Giant Pumpkin, pumpkin bowling, Funky Pumpkin Game, pumpkin sculpting and contest, a pumpkin toss, and face painting. Listen to live entertainment, hop aboard a hayride to the Pumpkin Patch, find a pumpkin in the Pumpkin Poundage Patch, Get Lost in the interactive Giant Corn Maze, visit our new Animal Barnyard, or enjoy the scenery while the children play in the Family Fun Acre. The entire family will enjoy tasting pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin juice and having bushels of family fun!

October 7-8, 2017  31st Annual Farm Festival - Owensboro, Kentucky
Located at Lampkin Farm at 8284 Short Station Road in Daviess County, features John Deere Tractors & Equipment from the 1800's to the present. Family fun including kiddie rides, tractor pulls, antique cars & trucks, and a flea & craft market.

October 9-13, 2017 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 13-14, 2017  41st Trigg County Country Ham Festival
Cadiz, Kentucky
A celebration of the county's world-famous country hams, and the world's largest edible country ham biscuit!

October 14, 2017 - Wine on the River World Tour - Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville’s 3rd Annual Wine tasting event at the beautiful Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park from 2pm-6pm. Sample wine from NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL vineyards. With an “Around the World” theme focusing on cultural regions with wine, food and beer in each selected area. Live Music Entertainment.

October 21-22, 2017  Reid's Orchard Annual Apple Festival
Owensboro, Kentucky
The Apple Festival is an event for the whole family with 20 food booths, 90 crafts booths, entertainment, demonstrations and carnival riders. The festival has been named a Top 10 event by the Kentucky Tourism Council and a Top 20 event by the southeast Tourism Society which covers eleven states. Save the dates on your calendar.

October 28-29, 2017  Halloween Bash & Pumpkin Smash Festival
Utica, Kentucky
Join us for an extra-special Halloween celebration this year. The Festival will start off with Brunch with Fairy Dust Entertainment Princesses and Super Heroes from 10:00AM - 12:00PM. Your little trick-or-treaters will enjoy a brunch with Fairy Dust Entertainment Princesses and Super Heroes! The whole family can enjoy a delicious buffet of fresh fruit, bewitching sausage links, paranormal pancakes, and of course your favorite bubbling beverage of hot cocoa, coffee, milk, or orange juice. As you dine on our scenic Back Porch overlooking the farm, you will be entertained by Fairy Dust Entertainment Princesses and Super Heroes! Click here to save $1 per ticket by purchasing online before the event by entering code: BRUNCH at checkout. After breakfast, enjoy the Family Fun Acre, be in the costume contest, get your face painted, take a scenic wagon ride to the Pumpkin Patch, enjoy pumpkin smashing activities, and so much more!  Don't miss our pumpkin smashing activities ranging from The Giant Pumpkin Roll, Whack-A-Pumpkin, The Great Pumpkin Drop, The Tractor Smash, Pumpkin Darts, Pumpkin Chunk’N, Pumpkin T-ball, Pumpkin Baseball, Bash 'Em & Smash 'Em, Pumpkin Bowling, and a few Pumpkin Smash 'em Surprises!

October 31-Nov 16, 2017  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.
 

 

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

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October 8, 2016  Harvest Fest - Newport, Kentucky
Restaurants and retail shops in the Historic Newport Downtown Business District are hosting their Sixth Annual Harvest Fest. The fun begins at just before the lunch hour with lots to see, do and enjoy on Monmouth at the many businesses and vendor spots between Third and Eleventh Street. Monmouth Street will remain open to vehicular traffic. Harvest Fest showcases dining, entertainment and shopping venues and specials.

October 8, 2016  The Tastemaker's Supper - Loretto, Kentucky
Join us on the beautiful grounds of the historic Maker's Mark Distillery for a delicious Deep Run Roots-inspired country supper and meet guest of honor, Vivian Howard, star of the James Beard Award-winning television series A Chef's Life.  We'll be pouring some of Vivian's favorite bourbon cocktails and setting the table, family-style, with signature dishes from her brand new cookbook Deep Run Roots (Little Brown, 2016). Blue Grass music will fill the air, The Wooks will be performing live!  Grab a friend. Bring your family. Pull up a chair. You will not want to miss this special, delicious experience.   $160.00 per person {includes an autographed copy of Deep Run Roots}
 

 

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

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October 3-4, 2014  Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival
Springfield & Washington County, Kentucky
The first weekend in October come home to Springfield & Washington County KY! A weekend filled with entertainment, food and fun for the whole family – you won’t want to miss it.
 

 

 

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