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.

Popular Destinations in the Kentucky Wildlands

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