2013 Summer Festival Guide: Calendar

hhendren@herald-leader.comJune 6, 2013 

Here are a selection of festivals in Central Kentucky and the region through Labor Day. County fairs are not included. For more summer festivals and events or to add to our listings, visit Calendar.kentucky.com. Look for our annual Fall Festival Guide in mid-September.

JUNE 7-9

Great American Brass Band Festival. June 7-9. Centre College, 625 W. Walnut St., Danville. Free. (859) 319-8426. Gabbf.org.

Cincinnati Fringe Festival. June 7, 8. Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson St., Cincinnati. $12, multi-show passes available. (513) 300-5669. Cincyfringe.com.

19th Annual Bardstown Bluegrass Festival. June 7, 8. White Acres Campground, 3022 Old Boston Rd., Bardstown. Friday $15, Saturday $20, combo ticket $30, free for ages 12 and younger. (502) 252-9004. Bluegrass101.com.

Kentucky State Old Time Fiddlers Contest State Championship. June 7, 8. Freeman Lake Park, 140 Freeman Lake Park Rd., Elizabethtown. $7 Friday, $10 Saturday, $15 two-day pass, free for ages 10 and younger. (270) 765-6121. Kentuckyfiddler.com.

Bourbon City BBQ Festival. June 7, 8. Nelson County Fairgrounds, 2391 New Haven Rd., Bardstown. (502) 348-6221. Bourboncitybbqfestival.com.

Capital Expo Festival. June 7, 8. Capital Plaza Complex, 405 Mero St., Frankfort. Arts and crafts, food, music. Capitalexpofestival.com.

Bradfordsville Old Mill Days. June 7, 8. Main St., Bradfordsville. (270) 337-3796.

40th Annual Festival of the Bluegrass. Through June 9. Kentucky Horse Park Campground Pavillion, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy., Lexington. $10-$45 single-day tickets, $95-$115 weekend passes. (859) 253-0806. Festivalofthebluegrass.com.

Beer Cheese Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8. Downtown Winchester. Beercheesefestival.com

Louisville Festival of the Arts at the Summit. June 8, 9. The Summit Louisville, 4300 Summit Plaza Dr., Louisville. Artfestival.com.

Highland Renaissance Festival. Weekends through July 7. 955 Elm St., Eminence. $5-$18. 1-877-435-9849. Kyrenfaire.com.

JUNE 10-16

Mainstrasse Village Original Goettafest. June 14-16. MainStrasse Village, Main St, Covington. A celebration of Goetta, a German breakfast sausage. Mainstrasse.org.

Kentucky Blueberry Festival. June 14, 15. Historic Metcalfe County Courthouse, E. Stockton St., Edmonton. (270) 432-2601. Blueberrygrowers.com.

Vintage Kentucky Wine and Beer Festival. 5-10 p.m. June 15. Cheapside Park, Lexington. $20. (859) 425-2592. Downtownlex.com.

JUNE 17-23

Renfro Valley Bluegrass Festival. June 20-22. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, 62 U.S. 25, Mount Vernon. $30 per day, three-day ticket $85. 1-800-765-7464. Renfrovalley.com.

Francisco's Farm Arts Festival. June 22, 23. Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd., Midway. More than 100 artists, food, music. $10 per vehicle. Saturday evening concert $5 with admission ($15 total). (859) 254-7024. Lexingtonartleague.org.

George Rogers Clark Days. June 22, 33. Falls of the Ohio State Park, 201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, Ind. (across the river from Louisville). Celebration of the founder of Clarksville and Louisville with cabin tours and pioneer activities. (812) 280-9970. Fallsoftheohio.org.

Daylily Days. Weekends June 21-July 6. Closed Sundays. Antioch Daylily Garden, 2231 Houston Antioch Rd., Paris. $5 and up. (859) 806-5458. Antiochdaylilygarden.com.

JULY 1-7

Summer Motion. July 3-7. Central Park, 2198 Chattin Dr., Ashland. Live music, food, crafts. Summermotion.com.

Green River Catfish Festival. July 3-6. Charles Black City Park, Helm Ln, Morgantown. Carnival rides, food, music. Morgantown-ky.com.

Lexington Fourth of July Festival. July 2-4, with most activities on July 4. Downtown Lexington. Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social, Bluegrass 10,000, food, crafts, fireworks. Downtownlex.com.

Crescent Hill Art and Music Festival. July 4, 5. Crescent Hill Community Council, 301 S. Peterson Ave., Louisville. Crescenthill.us.

JULY 8-14

Whippoorwill Festival: Skills for Earth-Friendly Living. July 11-14. HomeGrown HideAways, 500 Floyd Branch Rd., Berea. $20 per day through June 30, $25 per day after. Includes all workshops, music, meals and tent camping. (941) 323-0565. Whippoorwillfest.com.

Forecastle Festival. July 12-14. Waterfront Park, 129 W. River Rd., Louisville. General admission $60-$200 per day. Weekend passes $125-$475. Forecastlefest.com.

Berea Craft Festival. July 12-14. Indian Fort Theater, Ky. 21, 3 miles east of Berea, Berea. $6 adults, $5 seniors, free for ages 11 and younger. 1-800-598-5263. Bereacraftfestival.com.

Duncan Hines Festival. July 12, 13. Circus Square Park, 601 State St., Bowling Green. Duncanhinesfestival.com.

Bunbury Music Festival. July 12-14. Sawyer Point Yeatmans Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati. $55 per day, three-day pass $110-$295. Bunburyfestival.com.

Berea Festival of Learnshops. July 13-28. Berea. Workshops last from two hours to five days and include everything from the culinary arts to Appalachian crafts, fiber arts, jewelry, glass and storytelling. Berea.com.

JULY 15-21

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance. July 18-July 21. Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Rd., Lexington. $15 advance, day of event gate admission $20 for Saturday's show. (859) 422-3329. Keenelandconcours.com.

Field to Fork Festival. July 19, 20. Halcombs Knob Farm, 430 Wallacetown Rd., Paint Lick. General admission $5. (859) 925-9936. Fieldtoforkfestival.blogspot.com.

Louisville Blues-N-Barbecue Festival. July 19-21. Louisville Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., Louisville. $10 admission. (502) 583-0333. Louisvillebluesandbbqfestival.com.

Lebowski Fest. July 19, 20. Executive Lawn, 911 Phillips Ln., Louisville. Movie screening, bowling party, live music. Event tickets $15-$25. Weekend pass. $50. Lebowskifest.com.

Master Musicians Festival. July 19, 20. Somerset Community College, Somerset. Advance tickets through June 30 $20-$40, $25-$45 after June 30. Weekend passes $55, available through June 30 only. Mastermusiciansfestival.org

JULY 22-28

National Corvette Homecoming. July 25-27. Sloan Convention Center, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green. Saturday evening concert by 7 Bridges $35-$45. (270) 791-2117. Corvettehomecoming.com.

Festival513. July 26, 27. Paul Brown Stadium, 6 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati. Freewebs.com/festival513.

Macy's Music Festival Cincinnati. July 26, 27. Paul Brown Stadium, 6 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati. $48-$88. Macysmusicfestival.com.

JULY 29-AUG. 4

Cincy Blues Fest. Aug. 2, 3. Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati. General admission $15-$20. Two-day pass $25. Cincybluesfest.org.

AUG. 12-18

Berea Celtic Festival. Aug. 15-18. Berea Center for the Arts, 315 Chestnut St., Berea. Berea-celtic.com.

Woodland Art Fair. Aug. 17, 18. Woodland Park, 601 E. High St., Lexington. (859) 254-7024. Lexingtonartleague.org.

Sulphur Well Homecoming and Duck Race. Aug. 17, 18. Sulphur Well Park, 1501 Sulphur Well Knob Lick Rd., Edmonton. Metcalfechamber.com.

AUG. 19-25

Heartland Festival in the Park. Aug. 23, 24. Freeman Lake Park, 140 Freeman Lake Park Rd., Elizabethtown. Heartlandfestivalinthepark.com.

Branstetter Park Bluegrass Festival and Homecoming. 10 a.m. Aug. 24, 25. Branstetter Park, Old Trace Rd., Metcalfe. Metcalfechamber.com.

Fleming County Covered Bridge Festival. 10 a.m. Aug. 24. Goddard Covered Bridge, Hwy 32, Flemingsburg. Flemingkychamber.com.

AUG. 26-Sept. 1

Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival. Aug. 30-Sept. 1. College Park, Wheeler Ave., Winchester. Danielboonepioneerfestival.com.

Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall. Aug. 31, Sept. 1. Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort. $3, free for ages 11 and younger. (502) 695-1586. Artinthegardensatlibertyhall.org.

Kentucky Bluegrass Music and Burgoo Festival. Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Louisville Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., Louisville. $10. Kentuckybluegrassfestival.com.

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