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Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also:  2014 - 2012)

Sept 9-Oct 31, 2016  Devine's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch - Harrodsburg, KY
September 17-October 31, 2016  Harvest Festival - Georgetown, Kentucky
Sept 30-October 1, 2016  54th Kentucky Apple Festival - Paintsville, Kentucky
September 30-October 1, 2016  Jim Beam BBQ Classic - Springfield, Kentucky

October 1, 2016  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 1-2, 2016  Octoberfest
Utica, Kentucky
This unique festival celebrates the fall season and everything farming! This is an event for the whole family. Come climb aboard the farm equipment, enter the Corn Toss Contest, and enjoy listening to live music while viewing the countryside. The children can enjoy the Family Fun Acre, play Farm Scene Investigation, get lost in the Interactive Corn Maze, visit the Animal Barnyard and pet the animals, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, face painting, pumpkin sculpting and contest, pumpkin painting, great food, carmel apples, and more

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}

October 8-9, 2016  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 10-14, 2016  National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 14-15, 2016 - 40th 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 15, 2016
Wine on the River World Tour
Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville’s 2nd Annual Wine tasting event at the beautiful Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 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 15-16, 2016  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.


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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October 4-6, 2012  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, 2012  26th 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.




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