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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 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.
Sept 7 - 8: Middletown Family Fun Festival and Craft Show
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.
Sept 8: Hidden Hill Nursery Bluegrass Festival
Utica, IN - Hidden Hill Nursery
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.
Sept 8: Simpsonville Fall Festival
9 am - 7 pm
This annual event kicks off the fall season with a parade, beauty pageant, live music, and lots of good eats.
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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sept 8 - 9: Trimble County Apple Festival
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.
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