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KENTUCKY 
ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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"Annual Celebrations of Historic Events" for each of the 50 states as
information comes available. These pages are designed to allow those
interested in American history to have a  free, easy to use,
"One-Stop" itinerary planning list.

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JANUARY

MARION COUNTY

Lebanon
Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff
Feel the Beat!

(270) 692 – 6559


FEBRUARY

DAVIESS COUNTY

Owensboro
Gospel Festival
Annual country fair a wonderful family fun day

(270) 926-1100



MARCH

MARION COUNTY

Lebanon
Heart of Kentucky Antiques and Craft Fair
Since 2006

(270) 692-0021


APRIL

PIKE COUNTY

Pikesville
Hillbilly Days
Shriners from all over the country have arrived at Pikesville to dress as hillbillies.  There is a parade and other festivities. 
Downtown Pikesville is tranformed for this most unusual festival.

Since 1977

www.hillbillydays.com/

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Louisville
Revolutionary War Encampment 18th Century Thunder
(502) 897 – 9845


MAY

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Louisville
The Kentucky Derby and Derby Festival
Kentucky’s largest event

www.kdf.org


JUNE

BOYLE COUNTY

Danville
Great American Brass Band Festival
Kentucky’s great brass band extravaganza with more than a dozen brass bands, other events and concluding with the Great American Balloon Race.  It is a great day.

www.gabbf.com/


JULY

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Louisvlle
Churchhill Downs
HullabaLOU Music Festival
Ober 65 Artists Performnmg
(502) 636-4400


AUGUST

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Louisville
Kentucky State Fair
So much to see.  So much to do.

(502) 367- 5180

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Louisville
Kentucky State Fair
An exciting day.

(800) 696 - 5646


SEPTEMBER


KENTON COUNTY

Covington
Oktoberfest
German food, entertainment , music, arts and crafts in historic MainStraase Village, a designated historic district.

www.mainstrasse.org/

LAUREL COUNTY

London
 World Chicken Festival
Kentucky is the home to the first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
Four day event with cooking contests, parades, sports competitions,
auto show and lots of entertainment .

(606) 864 - 4789



OCTOBER


BOYLE COUNTY

Perryville
Annual Battle of Perryville
This was the site of the most devastating battle of the Civil War in the state of Kentucky.  It left 7,621 killed, wounded, or missing.  There were about 20,000 Union troops and 16,000 Confederate troops involved in the battle.  90 cannons were involved in the battle.  General Douglas MacArthur’s father served was a lieutenant on the Union side at the Battle of Perryville. He, too, went on to become a General.  The battlefield looks very much as it did when the battle took place on October 8, 1862.

(859) 332- 8631



NOVEMBER


NELSON COUNTY

Bardstown
My Old Kentucky Home Candlelight Tour
My Old Kentucky Home is decorated for Christmas
in the antebellum style

(502) 348-3502



DECEMBER

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Louisville
Old Louisville Holiday House Tour and Festival
Enjoy 8 historic Victorian houses.  A delight for history enthusiasts and architectural buffs. You will enjoy these charming residences.
Since 1977

(502) 635- 5244

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Washington
Frontier Christmas
Horse drawn carriages, tree lighting, a glance at frontier Christmas Past
Since 1967

(606) 759 – 0505


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