Festivals in Kentuckiana This Weekend (Sept 7 - 9)

Dated: 09/06/2018

Views: 2172


It may be 90 degrees out - but fall festival season is kicking off.

This weekend, Kentuckiana plays host to a ton of festivals - celebrating not just fall but art, music, apples, and even dragon boats, too.

No matter what you’re into, there’s sure to be something for you.

Here’s a list of all the festivals happening this weekend:

Sept 7 - 9: Paoli Fall Festival

Paoli, IN - Paoli Town Square

Fri & Sat: 9 am - 10:30 pm; Sun: Noon - 4 pm

This "down-home" country festival will feature live music, laser tag, food booths, and more. Monster Truck Show on Saturday.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/660228041027909/

Sept 7 - 8: Middletown Family Fun Festival and Craft Show

Middletown, KY  

Fri: 6 pm - 9:30 pm ; Sat: 10 am - 9 pm

Taking place in historic Middletown, this fest features a parade, dog show, 5k race, lots of fun for the kids, and more.

Website: http://www.middletownsfamilyfun.com/



Sept 8: Hidden Hill Nursery Bluegrass Festival

Utica, IN - Hidden Hill Nursery

Noon-9 pm

Five bluegrass bands will perform at this music festival set in a lush landscape of 8 acres. It also features food, wine, desserts and blacksmiths. $10 admission.

Website: http://hiddenhillnursery.com/event/bluegrass-festival/


Sept 8: Simpsonville Fall Festival

Simpsonville, KY
9 am - 7 pm

This annual event kicks off the fall season with a parade, beauty pageant, live music, and lots of good eats.

Website: http://www.cityofsimpsonvilleky.com/parksrecreation.asp


Sept 8: Louisville Dragon Boat Festival

Louisville, KY - Waterfront Park

Races start at 9 am

It’s Race Day! The 5th annual Dragon Boat Race takes place on the Ohio River.

Website: https://www.louisvilledragonboat.com/


Sept 8: Greater Louisville Ham Festival

Louisville, KY - Paroquet Springs Conference Centre

8 am - 2 pm

No, this isn’t a festival of country hams. It’s a convention for amateur radio enthusiasts! Enthusiasts will enjoy a flea market, exhibits, forums/classes, and more. $8 admission for ages 13+.

Website: http://louisvillehamfest.com/


Sept 8: #ForNewAlbany Festival

New Albany, IN - Riverfront Amphitheater

11 am - 2 pm

To celebrate the city of New Albany, this event will have live music, food trucks, bounce houses, vendors, and more.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/221181458660203/


Sept 8: SUMC Community Art Festival & Craft Fair
Scottsburg, IN - Scottsburg United Methodist Church
9 am - 2 pm
The 2nd annual event features 40 booths of local art and handmade crafts. It will also have entertainment, a quilt raffle, a playground for children, and more. Free admission.
Website: http://www.scottchamber.org/events/details/community-art-festival-and-craft-fair-3672

Sept 8 - 9: Big Four Arts Festival

Louisville, KY - Big Four Bridge Lawn at Waterfront Park

Sat: 10 am - 7 pm ; Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

This art festival features 180+ juried artists, children’s activities, food, and entertainment. Free admission.

Website: http://bigfourbridgeartsfestival.com/


Sept 8 - 9: Mellwood Interactive Art Show

Louisville, KY - Mellwood Art Center

Both days: 11 am - 5 pm

In addition to the juried art show, this event will have children’s activities, circus performers, and 5+ Interactive Art Stations where guests can create their own art. Free admission.

Website: http://www.mellwoodartcenter.com/art-shows/


Sept 8 - 9: Trimble County Apple Festival

Bedford, KY

Sat: 10 am - 6 pm ; Sun: Noon - 5 pm

This two-day festival features music, crafts, pageants, food, kids activities. And, of course, apple-related events like the apple pie contest and apple cider relay.  Free admission.

Website: http://www.trimbleapplefest.org/index.html

Blog author image

Steve Lindsey

Originally from Henryville, Indiana, Steve Lindsey has gained a diverse perspective on living experiences and cultures by being fortunate enough to live in several countries around the world. Upon ret....

Latest Blog Posts

Things To Do in Kentuckiana this Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 12.  Treat Mom to a fun activity! There's tons to do in Kentuckiana on Sunday - from art shows to fitness classes to brunch. Find something special to

Read More

Listing Spotlight: 1120 W Main St in Mitchell, IN

Calling all history buffs, large families, and potential Bed & Breakfast owners!Our listing at 1120 W Main St in Mitchell, IN has it all.Highlights:Victorian built in 1889 5000+ sq ft5 bed,

Read More

Festivals in Kentuckiana This Weekend (Sept 7 - 9)

 It may be 90 degrees out - but fall festival season is kicking off.This weekend, Kentuckiana plays host to a ton of festivals - celebrating not just fall but art, music, apples, and even

Read More