Flooding in Eastern Kentucky has impacted our friends and neighbors in many areas of The Kentucky Wildlands. Some locations were affected, but not all. We are still welcoming visitors and encourage you to check with specific destinations and attractions to ensure that they are open and if they have any change in offerings or hours.

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Kentucky Wildlands Festivals & Events

The Kentucky Wildlands is not only home to world-class outdoor experiences, legendary historical mountain towns, and renowned mountain music, arts, and crafts, but it’s also a destination for a wide range of unique, fun-filled festivals and events centered around authentic Appalachian traditions and culture.

Kick things off in the summertime at the Levitt Amp Music Series in Middleboro (held on leveled ground created by a meteor) and then stick around to challenge your friends and taste buds at the Wing Fling Hot Wing Festival. Enjoy locally grown produce, food, live music, contests, giant flea markets, antique cars and more at the Breathitt County Honey Festival in Jackson. Rock the day and night away at the Black Gold Music Festival in Hazard, running 40 years strong. Sip under the stars at the Kentucky Bourbon Moonlight Festival in Somerset. Gear up for even more excitement at the Halloween Bash Demolition Derby. Ring in the holidays with true small-town mountain traditions at one of several local Christmastime festivals including Christmas In A Small Town in Hazard. You’ll find these and many other fun, one-of-a-kind festivals and events in The Kentucky Wildlands.

Hidden Gems in the Kentucky Wildlands

Bear Wallow Farm

Create memories and traditions with some down-home fun on the farm. Visit a 1900...

Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area

This 7,000 acre Black Mountain Offroad Adventure area is every outdoor enthusiasts...

Highlands Museum & Discovery Center

History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country...