Fall in Kentucky

Days are getting shorter, and color is starting to show in the trees.  After Labor day the fall festival season kicks into high gear.  It’s the time of folk festivals, hayrides, and pumpkins.  Yes, Fall has come to Kentucky.

If you’re looking for some economical weekend entertainment, a fall festival might be just what you need.  Most of the festivals are free, some charge admission. Click a festival’s link for more information and driving directions.

September offers:

The first weekend of October:

The rest of October:

  • Appalachian Harvest Festival, Renfro Valley – mule drawn molasses making, tractor display, music, and games
  • Bittersweet festival, Mt Vernon – music, crafts, food, and games
  • Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival, Prestonsburg – music, crafts, food, and carnival
  • Foothills festival, Albany – wide variety of live music, flea market, beauty pageants, pumpkin carving and decorating contests, scarecrow contest, and more
  • Glendale Crossing festival, Glendale – arts & crafts, food, and parade in 1800s-style town
  • Woolly Worm festival, Beattyville – craft vendors, food, and music

And for you New-Age fans out there:

Get out and enjoy Kentucky’s wide variety of fall festivals.


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