Festival goers in the Bluegrass State will not go hungry, that’s for sure, with many events dedicated to Kentucky’s favorite eats, including the World Chicken Festival in London, Marion County Ham Days in Lebanon, and the Morgan County Sorghum Festival in West Liberty.
Other celebrations are dedicated to art and craft, traditional music, bourbon, Latin American culture and more.
Don’t want to miss thing? We rounded up a list of events to keep you busy, from this weekend’s Christ the King Oktoberfest to Lee County’s Woolly Worm Festival, Oct. 21 to 23.
Fraley Festival of Traditional Music
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7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 1-11 p.m. Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 10. Carter Caves State Resort Park, 344 Caveland Dr., Olive Hill. Fraleyfestival.com. $4-$10 daily, festival pass for all programs $25.
Lawrence County Septemberfest
9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 10. Downtown Louisa. Septemberfestlouisa.com.
Christ the King Oktoberfest
4-11 p.m. Sept. 9; 1-11 p.m. Sept. 10. Christ the King School, 299 Colony Blvd., Lexington. Ctkoktoberfest.com. Free.
Festival of The Horse
Chautauqua Days of Millersburg
4-11 p.m. Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11. Downtown Millersburg. Bit.ly/2chW5hh.
Kentucky State BBQ Festival
5-10 p.m. Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Sept. 11. Constitution Square Historic Site, Danville. Kybbqfestival.com.
MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest
5-11:30 p.m. Sept. 9, noon-11:30 p.m. Sept. 10, noon-11:30 Sept. 11. MainStrasse Village, Covington. Mainstrasse.org.
Lake Cumberland Blues, BBQ & Arts Festival
5-11 p.m. Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 10. Pulaski Judicial Center, 50 Public Square, Somerset. Lakecumberlandbluessociety.com/blues-bbq-arts-festival.
Taste of Harrison County
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Harrison County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Cynthiana. 859-588-4551.
Fall Festival and Homecoming
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10. Duncan Tavern, 323 High St., Paris. 859-987-1788. Duncantavern.com.
Waveland Art Fair
Museum Go Round Family Festival
Col. Bill Williams Music Festival
5-10 p.m. Sept. 10. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Amphitheater, 965 Lodge Rd., Greenup. Parks.ky.gov. Free.
Fall Arts Festival
Kentucky Bourbon Festival
Sept. 12-18. Guthrie Opportunity Center, 900 Nutter Dr., Bardstown. 1-800-638-4877. Kybourbonfestival.com.
Jefferson Street Soiree
6-10 p.m. Sept. 14. Jefferson St. between Short St. and Maryland Ave. Jeffersonstreetsoiree.com.
Blazin Bluegrass in the Big South Fork
6-10 p.m. Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 17. Sandhill 4H/RV Camp, Whitley City. 606-310-1242. Blazinbluegrass.com. Daily admission $8-$15, free for ages 12 and younger with a paying adult.
Festival Latino de Lexington
5-11 p.m. Sept. 16, 4-11 p.m. Sept. 17. Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 N. Limestone, Lexington. Lexingtonky.gov/festival-latino-de-lexington. Free admission.
Sept. 16-18. Downtown Paris. Secretariatfestival.com. Free.
Sept. 16, 17. Downtown Greensburg. Greensburgcowdays.com.
Sweet Owen Day
7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 17. Courthouse Square, 100 Thomas St., Owenton. Facebook.com/sweetowenday.
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World Chicken Festival
Cave Run Storytelling Festival
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 23, 24. Twin Knobs Campground, 5195 Ky. 801 S., Morehead. Caverunstoryfest.org. Daily admission advance tickets $20 adults, $5 ages 6-18 and students with college ID. Daily admission at the gate $25 adults, $10 ages 6-18 and students with college ID. Evening only for 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., $8 adults, $5 ages 6-18 and students with college ID, available at the gate only.
Cropped Out Music Festival 2016
2-11:59 p.m. Sept. 23, noon-11:59 p.m. Sept. 24. American Turners Club, 3125 River Rd., Louisville. Croppedoutmusic.com. $40-$100.
Marion County Country Ham Days
6-10 p.m. Sept. 23, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 24, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25. Downtown Lebanon. Hamdays.com.
Hatfield-McCoy Heritage Days
Sept. 23, 24. Downtown Pikeville. Tourpikecounty.com.
Morgan County Sorghum Festival
Japan Summer Festival/Confucius Institute Festival
Fort Harrod Jazz Festival
Noon-10 p.m. Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 25. Old Fort Harrod State Park, 100 S. College St., Harrodsburg. Ftharrodjazzartsfest.com. Free.
26th Annual St. Andrew Heritage Festival
Noon-8 p.m. Sept. 24, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 25. St. Andrew Orthodox Church, 1136 Higbee Mill Rd., Lexington. 859-223-5091. Standrewlexington.org. Free.
St. James Court Art Show
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 1; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 2. St. James and Belgravia courts, Louisville. Stjamescourtartshow.com. Free.
Kentucky Apple Festival
Sept. 30, Oct. 1. Downtown Paintsville. Kyapplefest.org.
West Sixth’s Oktoberfest
2-10 p.m. Oct. 1. Coolavin Park, 550 W. Sixth St. Lexington. Bit.ly/2bTjEI3.
Kentucky Wool Festival
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 7, 8; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 9. 48 Concord Caddo Road, Falmouth. Off Ky. 159, near Kincaid Lake State Park. Kywoolfest.org. $5, free for ages 4 and younger.
Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair
Bardstown Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fair
Oct. 8, 9. Downtown Bardstown. 502-348-4877. Bardstownartsandcraftsfair.com.
34th annual Salt Festival
Mount Sterling Court Days
Turning of the Leaves Festival
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 15. Main St., Augusta. Augustaky.com.
Kiki Matsuri Chrysanthemum Festival
Woolly Worm Festival