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2023 KENTUCKY : MAY 2023
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also: 2019  -  2014)


May 5, 2023
School Lunch Hero Day
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 12-13, 2023
BBQ & Barrels
Owensboro, Kentucky
BQ & Barrels represents the culmination of 45 years of a cultural tradition in Owensboro and Daviess County. It is the celebration of our past, our present, and our future, bringing together two of Owensboro’s greatest traditions – authentic, unparalleled Owensboro barbecue and historic Kentucky bourbon.

May 14, 2023 - MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 14-19, 2023  International Grassland Congress XXV
Covington, Kentucky
Northern Kentucky Convention Center.  Grassland for Soil, Animal & Human Health.

May 20-21, 2023  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 27-29, 2023  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!


2019 KENTUCKY : MAY 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

May 18-19, 2019  Wine Festival And Art/craft Show - 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 18-19, 2019 - 25th 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 'Gourds Out Of Africa'

May 25, 2019 - 26th Annual 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 Shop  (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.

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!



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