In Every Section Of Kentucky

September 1999 Events To Enjoy


1-6 Grayson County Fair Leitchfield, 502/259-4256.

 

3 "Dive-In" Movie E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Watch a movie while floating in your inner tube in the park's olympic-size swimming pool. $2.50/person. Louisville, 502/426-8950.

 

3-4 Tebbs Bend Flea Market Campbellsville, 800/738-4719.

 

3-5 Salt Lick Homecoming Packed with events for everyone, including a variety of music, car and talent shows, golf events, and street dances. Salt Lick, 606/683-2084.

 

3-5 Gospel Music Weekend Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park. Gospel groups from the area gather to perform. Special devotional Sunday morning. Bow, 502/433-7431.

 

3-5 Labor Day Weekend Kentucky State Parks. Bid farewell to summer with special activities and entertainment. Contact the parks for events and schedules.

 

3-5 33rd Annual Labor Day Weekend Square Dance Festival Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Mountain and western-style square dancing, clogging, and line dancing. Slade, 606/663-2214.

 

3-6 Breathitt County Honey Festival Honey Bowl, pageants, parade, car show, entertainment, and crafts. Main Street, Jackson, 606/666-7414.

 

3-6 Corvette Celebration Join the caravan of 10,000 Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum's 5th anniversary. Also, celebrity guests, competitions, and the new 2000 model! Bowling Green, 800/53-VETTE.

 

3-6 Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival 21st annual event featuring nationally known entertainment, fireworks, crafts, 5K run, dance, and more. College Park, Winchester, 606/744-0556.

 

3- Oct. 29 Following Audubon's Pathway John James Audubon State Park. Regional artists exhibits current work inspired by Audubon's life and career. Meet the artists on September 12th. Henderson, 502/826-2247.

 

4 Bluegrass Festival Lake Barkley State Resort Park. "Hand-clapping, knee-slapping" Bluegrass bands. Public beach. $5/car. Cadiz, 502/924-1131.

 

4 Boston Steel Day Kincaid Lake State Park. Crafts, music, demonstrations, and fish fry. Free to public. Falmouth, 606/654-3531.

 

4 Carroll County Community Day Family oriented fun featuring sports, crafts, swimming, car shows, games, and food. Robert Westrick Park, Carrollton, 502/732-7000.

 

4 Home of the Legends-International Thumbpicking Contest Celebrate the musical heritage of Muhlenberg County. Paradise Park Museum Complex, Greenville, 502/338-2520.

 

4 Pine Mountain Community Fair Old-fashioned fun, including such classics as greased pole contest, horseshoes, great food, and more. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Harlan, 606/558-3258.

 

4-5 BMX Grand National E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Bicycle motto-cross racers from across the country compete in this national event. Louisville, 502/426-8950.

 

4-5 Heritage Days Festival Create mountain memories amidst the crafts, food, and entertainment. Harlan, 606/573-4156.

 

4-6 Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival 24th annual spotlight on hand crafted items, including demonstrations and entertainment. Fenton Special Events Area, Land Between the Lakes, 502/928-4411.

 

4-6 Official Kentucky Labor Day Weekend Parade, picnic, barbecue, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and flea market. Noble Park, Paducah, 502/444-9651.

 

5 "Picnic With The Pops" In The Park Pine Mountain State Resort Park. Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra outdoor concert at Laurel Cove Amphitheater. Pineville, 606/337-2237.

 

6 Catlettsburg Labor Day Celebration Food, fun, and more. Catlettsburg, 800/373-6249.

 

8-11 Marigold Days Festival Parade, music, and a variety of horse competitions. Williamstown, 606/824-3090.

 

8-12 Richmond Kids' Day Dedicated to the young, but fun for the young-at-heart of all ages. Lake Reba Rec Complex, Richmond, 606/626-8474.

 

9-11 Old Fashioned Trading Days Crafts, bluegrass/gospel music, and much more. Courthouse square, Williamsburg, 606/549-2285.

 

10-11 Blues to the Point-Two Rivers Blues Festival Some of the finest Blues artists in the U. S. Point Park, Carrollton, 502/732-7020.

 

10-11 Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival Train rides, stage shows, crafts, and more. New Haven, 502/549-3177.

 

10-12 Klosterman Family Oktoberfest Celebrate the harvest with this traditional German festival. Main Strasse Village, Covington, 606/491-0458.

 

10-12 Rosine Fall Festival 25th annual celebration of crafts, old-fashioned games, music, and food. Rosine Community Park, 502/274-7631.

 

11 Car Truck Cruise In Auto Show Corinth, 800/382-7117.

 

11 Central City Music Festival/The Everly Brothers Homecoming The rock and roll legends, Don and Phil Everly, host this Labor Day Weekend concert. Central City Elementary, 502/754-9603.

 

11 Highview Arts and Crafts Festival 12th annual gathering of more than 140 artisans displaying and selling their treasures. Highview Baptist School, Louisville, 502/239-2509.

 

11 Iron Horse Festival The Kentucky Railway Museum celebrates the romance of the rails. New Haven, 502/549-5470.

 

11 Kentucky Highlands Folk Festival Prestonsburg, 606/886-1341.

 

11 Licking Valley Music Festival Brass bands, concert bands, bluegrass bands, and a fish fry round out this fun-filled festival. Pendleton County Fairgrounds, Falmouth, 606/654-3355.

 

11 Taste of Harrison County/Born to Run 5K Race Cynthiana, 606/234-5236.

 

11 Whiskey City Cruisers Car Exhibit Bardstown, 800/638-4877.

 

11-12 Golden Armor Festival This celebration of Ft. Knox and Radcliff offers food and fun for the whole family. 502/351-4450.

 

11-12 Kentucky Hardwood Festival This festival honors the heritage of the areas hardwood industry, food, crafts, music, and Civil War re-enactment. Morehead, 606/784-6221.

 

11-12 Roots and Heritage Festival Celebrate the glorious heritage and achievements of the African-American community. Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, 606/254-9339.

 

11-12 Trail of Tears Indian Pow Wow Tribal dancing, storytelling, and Native American arts and crafts. Trail of Tears Park, Hopkinsville, 502/886-8033.

 

11-13 35th ESA Annual Antique Show and Sale 30 dealers from six states. Knights of Columbus Bldg., Bowling Green, 502/842-3416.

 

11-18 Hopkinsville Salutes Ft. Campbell Join this charming city as it honors Ft. Campbell with a chili cook-off, displays, entertainment, and a golf tournament. Hopkinsville, 800/842-9959.

 

12 Chavies Cushaw Festival Experience this quaint festival that features entertainment, crafts, and games. Chavies, 606/439-0906.

 

12 Quest Farm Harvest Day Music, horseback riding, hayrides, crafts, and food. Quest Farm, Georgetown, 502/535-6064.

 

13-19 Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival The 30th Gaslight Festival is certain to be a fun time for every member of the family. A week of contests, parades, and food culminates with a crafts extravaganza, with more than 200 juried booths. 502/267-1674.

 

15-19 International Rocky Mountain Horse Show Come watch one of the largest shows of its type in the country. Kentucky Horse Farm, Lexington, 606/663-2927.

 

15-19 Poppy Mt. Bluegrass Festival One of the premier bluegrass festivals in the region! You are also invited to join in on hayrides, train rides, food, crafts, and more. Morehead, 606/784-6221.

 

16-18 Morganfield Corn Festival The town of Morganfield puts on a great festival with all the trimmings! 502/389-2290.

 

16-19 Black Gold Festival Fun is the order of the day for this Main Street celebration honoring the area's coal industry. Hazard, 606/436-0161.

 

16-19 Festival of Kentucky Folklife This unique festival celebrates folklife traditions in Kentucky. Innovative demonstrations and exhibits entertain and educate visitors to all aspects of Kentucky culture. Food, games, and continuous musical performances. 502/564-1792.

 

16-19 Kentucky Bourbon Festival Visit the "Bourbon Capital of the World," as Bardstown celebrates Kentucky's Bourbon making heritage. Don't miss the World Championship Bourbon Barrel Relay! Bardstown, 800/638-4877.

 

17-18 Cow Days Greensburg "milks" this bovine event for all the fun a family can have. Make your own MOO-mories with Annie the Kool-Aid Cow. Greensburg, 502/932-4298.

 

17-18 Kentucky Wood Expo Activities and displays of the forest products industry. WKU Ag Center, Bowling Green, 502/875-3136.

 

17-19 Festival of the Horse Georgetown invites your family to enjoy three days dedicated to the horse, crafts, music, and parade. Georgetown, 502/863-2806.

 

17-19 Harvest Festival Carnival rides, flea market, and crafts. Trademore Shopping Center, Morehead, 606/784-6221.

 

17-19 Poage Landing Days Local and national entertainers headline this city-wide party, featuring crafts, food, and competitions. Ashland, 606/329-1007.

 

17-19 Waynesburg Pioneer Days Old-fashioned games, contests, food, and crafts. 606/379-6065.

 

17-19 Mushroom Foray Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Field trips, seminars, and evening programs. $6/family or $4/person. Slade, 606/663-2214.

 

17-18 Corn Island Storytelling Festival E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Tall tales from storytellers around the world. Call: E. A. R. S. Lee Pennington, 502/245-0643.

 

17-19 Constitution Square Festival Constitution Square State Historic Site. Strolling minstrels, dulcimer musicians, and colonial crafts demonstrations bring history to life. Carriage ridges, entertainment, 5K run, and food. 75 juried crafts exhibits. Reenactors share knowledge of 1780s. Free to public. Danville, 606/239-7089.

 

18 Trashmasters Classic Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Annual lakeshore clean-up, followed by a cook-out and entertainment. Lucas, 502/646-2151.

 

18 Fall Migration Walks John James Audubon State Park. 8:00 a. m. Migrating songbirds and waterfowl. 1:00 p. m. Migrating Monarch butterflies and tag and release program. Monarch tagging kits/$12/each. Henderson, 502/826-2247.

 

18 Concert In The Park Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. Music under the stars with the Paducah Symphony. Gilbertsville, 502/362-4271.

 

18 Lakeshore Clean-Up Rough River Dam State Resort Park. Clean-up, followed by a picnic and entertainment. Falls of Rough, 502/257-2311.

 

18 Bourbon Festival Kentucky Railway Museum, New Haven, 502/549-5470.

 

18 Island Wooden Bridge Festival This celebration recalls a "by-gone" era with historical exhibits, arts and crafts, entertainment, and food. Island, 502/486-3292.

 

18 Southern Hills Arts and Crafts Festival Lexington, 606/227-8557.

 

18-19 Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show Paducah, 502/554-1282.

 

18-19 Morganfield Corn Festival Parade, music, car show, and food. 502/389-2290.

 

18-19 Midway Fall Festival This quaint town comes alive with great local crafts and tasty regional cuisine. 606/846-4652.

 

18-19 Northern Kentucky Craft, Hobby, and Sports Show There is something here to interest every member of your family! Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, 812/265-6100.

 

18-19 Simon Kenton Festival Celebrate Old Washington Village's pioneer hero with re-enactments and other types of living history. Maysville, 606/759-7409.

 

18-19 Somerfest This downtown street fair has something for everyone, from games and contests to crafts and food. Somerset, 606/679-8376.

 

18-19 Southern Kentucky Guild of Arts and Crafts Show and Sale Bowling Green, 502/781-8686.

 

18-19 Ursuline Campus Art Fair Over 130 juried artists are on hand to present a great opportunity for early Christmas shopping. Louisville, 502/896-3999.

 

19 Salt River Canoe Race Everybody can compete in this eight mile race which traces pioneer routes. Shepherdsville, 502/543-2257.

 

19 Robertson County Car Show Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park. Mt. Olivet, 606/289-5507.

 

23 Halloween Express The Kentucky Railway Museum celebrates the coming of Halloween with a scenic excursion, featuring a cast of very friendly goblins. New Haven, 800/272-0152.

 

23-26 World Chicken Festival This "egg-citing" event revolves around the wonderful world of poultry. Included in the festivities are rides, crafts, and of course, the world's largest skillet! London, 606/878-6900.

 

24-25 Barbeque on the River and Old Market Days The river town of Paducah comes alive with barbeque competitions, hog calling and chicken calling contests, and terrific entertainment. 800/PADUCAH.

 

24-25 Cave Run Storytelling Festival Come out and hear regionally and nationally known storytellers work their magic. Twin Knobs Campground, Morehead, 606/784-6221.

 

24-25 Corinth Fall Festival Crafts, music, flea market, and parade. 606/824-7877.

 

24-25 Crittenden Harvest Festival Parade, music, and flea market. 606/824-2597.

 

24-25 Great American Dulcimer Convention Pine Mountain State Resort Park. Appalachian lap and hammered dulcimer concerts and workshops. 15% lodging discount. Pineville, 800/325-1712.

 

24-26 Bluegrass Blast Come out and hear the specialty of the area at beautiful English Park. Owensboro, 800/489-1131.

 

24-26 Country Peddler Show Don't miss this gathering of America's finest folk artisans. Executive Inn, Owensboro, 941/479-5005.

 

24-26 Founder's Day Celebration Celebrate the heritage of the Ohio River valley with crafts, food, and historical re-enactments. Pioneer Park, Covington, 606/356-3470.

 

25 Fall Harvest Festival Arts and crafts, antiques, and more. Mays Lick, 606/763-6506.

 

25 Levisa Cup Canoe Race This race takes place on one of the prettiest stretches of river in the state. Prestonsburg, 606/886-1341.

 

25 Little River Arts and Crafts Show Hopkinsville, 502/887-4295.

 

25 Wish Upon A Star Join the Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary for an evening of star gazing and planet hopping. Frankfort, 606/873-5711.

 

25-26 Autumn Fest The Bi-Water Farm opens up for a classic down on the farm good time with hayrides, games, and food. Georgetown, 502/863-3676.

 

25-26 Heritage Stakes Croquet Tournament Spectators are welcome at this exciting sporting event. McConnell House, Ashland, 606/329-8604.

 

25-26 Marion County Ham Days Over 600 hams are prepared to serve all of the visitors that this fun-filled community festival bring in. Ham days features contests, entertainment, crafts, and mouth-watering southern cuisine. Lebanon, 502/692-9594.

 

25-26 Shepherdsville Old Tyme Homecoming Parade, pageants, crafts, and food. 502/543-5667.

 

25-26 Pumpkinfest Double Stink Hog Farm celebrates the harvest with this fun for all ages country festival. Georgetown, 502/863-4537.

 

25-26 Jesse Stuart Weekend Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. The novels and poetry of Jesse Stuart, poet and laureate of Kentucky and tours of his W-Hollow birthplace. Greenup, 606/473-7324.

 

25-27 Bike Trek to Shakertown Bike through the beautiful central Kentucky countryside to help benefit the American Lung Association. Harrodsburg, 800/586-4872.

 

26 Cathedral Fest This medieval celebration features food, crafts, and tours of the areas striking gothic cathedrals. Covington, 606/431-2060.

 

26 Louisville AIDS Walk This 6K walk will benefit local AIDS service organizations. 502/574-5947.

 

28 75th Anniversary Celebration Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park. Special activities throughout the day to honor the 75th anniversary of Kentucky State Parks. A buffet will feature popular foods over the past 75 years. Guests are invited to donate items for a time capsule, to be opened in the year 2073! Bow, 502/433-7431.

 

30-Oct. 2 Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival Tyner, 606/287-0600.


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