Fall Festivals and Events in and around Louisville / Kentuckiana 2015

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September 3-6  Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival Harrodsburg, KY

September 4-6  Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival Winchester, KY

September 5  Goldenrod Gala Arts Festival in Carrollton, KY

September 4-6  Steamboat Days Downtown Jeffersonville Riverstage 

September 4-6  Kentucky Bluegrass and Bourbon Festival at Louisville Water Tower

September 4-6  September Flea Off Market

September 4-7  11am-7pm WorldFest

September 11 (6p-10p) & September 12(10a-9p)  Middletown Family Fun Festival
-Review here

September 4,11,18 @ 7pm  Concerts in the Park in Jeffersonville, Indiana
Free concerts in Warder Park continue Friday evenings in September

September 11 6pm-9pm  Back to School Block Party at Mary T Meagher Aquatic Center

September 11-13  Fleur de Lis Regatta Sailing for a Cure
The Harbor Lawn at Waterfront Park

September 11-13  Lanesville, IN Heritage Weekend

September 11 7:30pm  North Bullitt Demolition Derby

September 11-13  Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest Covington, KY

September 11-13  Kentucky State BBQ Festival Danville, KY

September 12  Dragon Boat Festival

September 12 8am-6pm  Simpsonville Fall Festival
See this list from Shelby Family Fun for more fall events in Shelby County!

September 12 10am-4pm  Digging the Past! A celebration of Archeology & Fossils

September 12  Via Colori Street Painting Festival Elizabethtown, KY

September 12  Hidden Hill Bluegrass Festival

September 12-13  Trimble County Apple Festival Bedford, KY

September 12  Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival New Haven, KY

September 12-13  Apple Festival in Georgetown, KY

September 13 Art in the Park at Cherokee Park, Hogan’s Fountain

September 13 Forest Springs Arts & Crafts Festival 10am-5pm

September 13-20  Gaslight Festival Week Highlights: Gaslight Parade (review), Gaslight Balloon Glow (review), Arts and Crafts Extravaganza
Fri 7pm-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

September 15-20  Kentucky Bourbon Festival

September 18-20  Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – see review here about day trip

September 19  The Mighty Pumpkin 5K and 3K Kids Obstacle Race at Gallrein Farms

September 18-20  Spoonbread Festival Berea, KY

September 18-19  Greensburg Cow Days

September 18-19  Horse Cave Heritage Festival Horse Cave, KY

September 19  Mini Maker Faire

September 19  Fall Fest at Gallrein Farms

September 19  Family Camp-Out (Overnight) at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

September 19 9am-4pm  Bug Fest – Bernheim Forest

September 19 4pm-11pm  St Francis of Assisi Fall Festival

 photo 11935613_10207830158738991_1337394412_n_zpsswky5mhu.jpgSeptember 19 10am-1pm  Fall Festival at Derby City Pediatric Dentistry. Yes, a dentist is having a festival and it’s fun!

September 19  Original Butchertown Oktoberfest
St. Joseph Catholic Church

September 19 Flutter Festival hosted by The Diaper Fairy Cottage

September 19 noon-11pm  National Jug Band Jubilee
Brown-Forman Amphitheater in Louisville’s Waterfront Park

September 19-20 10am-5pm  200 Years on the Ohio – Riverside Farnsley-Moremen Landing

September 19-20  Day Out with Thomas Train Rides at French Lick Railway

September 26 10am-5pm  Art in the Park

September 26 Sugar Maples Fall Festival

September 26 8am  Free Guided Hike

September 26  Family Canoe Day at Tom Wallace Lake

September 26-27  Finchville Fall Festival; see Shelby Family Fun

September 25-26  Lebanon Junction Wall Street Park Festival

September 24-27  Annual World Chicken Festival in London, KY

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September 26 11am-11pm 
NuLu Fest  in the NuLu neighborhood on Market Street – kids area sponsored by Louisville Family Fun!

September 26-27  Day Out with Thomas Train Rides at French Lick Railway

September 26-27  Louisville Irish Fest

September 26, 12pm-5pm   Ken-Ducky Derby
Downtown Waterfront on the Wharf – review here.

September 26 10am-6pm  Portland Art & Heritage Fair

September 26-27
44th  Annual Madison Chautauqua in Madison, Indiana (read our post here)
Annual Harvest Celebration Festival in Madison

September 26-27  Marion County Ham Days

September 27  New Albany Indie Fest

September 27 10am-4:30pm  Fall Antiques Market @Locust Grove

September 27 7:30pm  Lunar Eclipse at Blackacre Nature Preserve

September 29- October 2, daily 9am-5pm  Idea Festival, Kentucky Center


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October 2-3 10am-5pm  Canoemobile on the Ohio River

October 2  Spencer County Octoberfest Taylorsville, KY

October 3-4 10am-4pm  Nunnlea Craft Fair
Nunnlea Home in Louisville

October 3 10am-3pm  Covenant Classical Academy Fall Festival  (open to public)

October 2-5  59th Annual St. James Court Art Show – read our post here.

October 3 10am-3pm  South Oldham Fire Fest

October 3-4  Lincoln Days Hodgenville, KY

October 3  Mammoth Cave Craft Fair

October 3-11  Harvest Homecoming
New Albany, Indiana

See our tips here.

October 3-4  Pumpkin Patch Express with Kentucky Railway Museum

October 3-11  Week in the Highlands

October 3 6pm-9pm  Blackacre Barn Bash

October 4 2pm-7pm  Big Rock Jazz & Blues Festival Big Rock in Cherokee Park

October 4 5pm-8pm Prospect Fall Festival at Gingerwoods Event Hall

October 9  Fall Break Express Train Ride at Kentucky Railway Museum

October 9-10 11am-10pm  20th Annual Belknap Fall Festival

October 9-10  Garvin Gates Blues Festival

October 9 (4:30p-10p) &10 (12p-10p)  A Taste of St. Michael

October 9  LaGrange Railroad & Bluegrass Music Festival  

October 10 11am-4pm  Highview Community Fall Festival -Outer Loop Plaza

October 10 12pm-3pm Civil War Day at Farmington Historical Home

October 10 10am-6pm  Fall Festival @ Foxhollow Farm

October 10-11  Annual Bardstown Arts, Crafts, & Antiques Fair

October 11 10am-6pm  12th Annual Farmington Harvest Festival

October 16  NEW!  Turkey Run Park opens at The Parklands of Floyds Fork; get out and explore this fall!

October 16-17  Mount Washington Fall Festival

October 16-18  Hermitage Classic at Hermitage Farm in Goshen, KY

October 17 9am-5pm  Bernheim Forest Colorfest
& Scarecrow Jubilee

October 17  Glendale Crossing Festival

October 17 10am-2pm  Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Fall Hike

October 17-18  International Oktoberfest @Newport,KY Riverfront

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October 17th Ninth & O Fall Fest 11am-2pm

October 17th  Norton Commons Fall Festival 2-5pm

October 17th Clarksville Bluegrass Jamfest 11am-4pm 

October 17th Pumpkin Festival at Sunny Acres Farm

October 17-18  Autumn on the River

October 18 2pm-6pm  Cyclouvia

October 24 3pm-7pm  Tom Sawyer Foundation’s Fall Fest

October 24 1pm  Corn Island Storytelling at Blackacre Nature Preserve

October 24-25 10am-4:30pm  18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove

October 31 7:30pm  October Free Guided Hike


November 6  Clarksville Parks Harvest Hayride 6-8:30pm

November 11 – 11am  Veteran’s Day Parade in Downtown Louisville.
Starts at 4th and Chestnut Streets.

By guest contributor: Erin

Know of other events?  Email info@louisvillefamilyfun.net and we will add them!

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