five kentucky festivals in 2024

Romp festival, June 26-29: Held in Owensboro, ROMP celebrates the roots and branches of bluegrass music. Expect a full line-up of live music, artist-led instrument workshops, organic and farm-to-table food vendors, craft vendors, art installations and professionally-led children’s activities. rompfest.com

Kentuky bourbon

Kentucky Bourbon Festival, September 13-15: Bardstown is the campus for an immersive weekend of great bourbon, food, music, shopping and conversation. kybourbonfestival.com

Kentuky derby

Kentucky Derby, May 4: The Kentucky Derby horse-racing event is held at Churchill Downs every year. It is the longest continuously-run sporting event in American history and in May 2024 will celebrate its 150th anniversary to much fanfare. kdf.org

Kentuky quilt

Padacuh Quilt Week, april 24-27: One of the world’s UNESCO Creative Cities, Paducah is known worldwide for its rich traditions in quilting and the fiber arts. paducah.travel

Kentuky corvette

National Corvette Caravan, August 29-31: Often referred to as the world’s largest moving automotive event, the National Corvette Caravan is a celebration of America’s Sports Car, culminating in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for the anniversary celebration of the National Corvette Museum. corvettecaravan.com