September Events in Central Kentucky
Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival, Winchester, August 30-September 1 The festival begins with a street dance at 6:30pm Friday evening in Downtown Winchester and continues throughout the weekend with arts and crafts talent contest, a 5K run/walk and a big concert Sunday evening starting at 5:30pm at Lykins Park. For more information, visit www.danielboonepioneerfestival.com.
Kentucky State Barbecue Festival, Danville, September 6-8 The third annual Kentucky State BBQ Festival will feature three days of some of the world's best barbecue, good music and family fun. This is an eating event, so bring your appetite and get ready to enjoy America's original cuisine served up by celebrity Pitmasters from all over the country. Live bands, a child’s play area, raffles and giveaways make this the "go-to" festival of the summer in Central Kentucky. Come out and join the fun at the 2013 Kentucky State BBQ Festival, September 6-8 at Constitution Square in beautiful downtown Danville. Admission and parking are free.
Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival, Lexington, September 6-8 For over 25 years the Roots and Heritage Festival has been a pinnacle of regional diversity providing entertainment & education for all ages. Celebrate our rich heritage with live entertainment, music, kids activities, and a parade. This festival has earned its recognition as one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. For more information, visit www.rootsfestky.com.
Airfest Georgetown/Scott County Aviation Festival, Georgetown, September 14, 9am-5pm An event for the whole family! Don’t miss out on Central Kentucky’s premiere aviation event held at the Georgetown/Scott County Airport. Enjoy airplane rides, skydiving demonstrations, antique tractors and displays from the Scott County Fire Dept. For a schedule of events, visit www.airfestky.com.
Apple Festival at Evans Orchard and Cider Mill, Georgetown, September 14-15 Kick off the apple season with the annual Apple Festival at Evans Orchard. There will be fun for the whole family with pony and hay rides, a fun filled play area, craft booths, and huge selection of great food! They will be making their famous fried apple pies, caramel apples, apple cider and of course there will be apple picking!
Chicago at EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond, September 18, 7:30pm Since forming in 1967, Chicago has become one of the best-loved and most successful bands of all time, due in no small part to their incredible pop-rock sensibility and innovative use of horns. Tickets start at $57.00 and can be purchased at www.ekucenter.com.
Christ the King Oktoberfest, Lexington, September 20-21 Enjoy this annual outdoor festival that features live music, games, a Bingo tent, beer garden, food and more. For a schedule of performers, visit www.ctkoktoberfest.com.
Spoonbread Festival, Berea, September 20-22 Each day is filled with family fun, beginning Friday afternoon with a variety of exhibitors and culminating Friday night with free concerts in Memorial Park and the balloon glow. Saturday is an action packed day with more exhibits, Fun Park activities, 5K Run, tethered balloon rides, motorcycle show, dog show and free concerts in the park. Sunday features more exhibits, a car show and family fun in the Fun Park. For a schedule of events, visit www.spoonbreadfestival.com.