Stanton Corn Festival - Stanton, KY This 3-day festival invites you to enjoy all things corn! The fun includes corn eating contests, corn hole tournaments, corn bread contests, and of course the corn festival beauty pageant. The Corn Festival is also host to several Kentucky craft vendors and excellent musical talent. All of the excitement takes place the first weekend in August and is held under the old shade trees of the Stanton City Park
Woolly Worm Festival - Beattyville, KY This is one of the largest festivals in Kentucky drawing visitors from all over! The tale is told that the 13 segments of the wooly worm help predict the 13 weeks of winter. Great music, bunches of vendors and some of the best food of any festival in the area! Come visit the Heart of the Kentucky River the weekend after Courtdays!
Mountain Mushroom Festival - Irvine, KY Got Morels? The Morel Mushroom is a large part of the area's culture as mushroom hunters have gone to the hills to bring home a bounty of dry land fish for generations! During this celebration, Irvine also recognizes the famous Kentucky Agate. This is the kick-off festival for the area usually held in late April.
Mountain Memories Festival - Frenchburg, KY Frenchburg, Kentucky is a beautiful little town nestled in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Each year they have a town play that often sells out for each performance. The festival and friendly people make this a joy to attend each June!
Patriot Day - Clay City, KY The Clay City AMVETS post 67 puts on the largest Independence Day Celebration for the Red River Gorge Area! Live music, inflatables, auction, vendors and of course FIREWORKS!! If you're in the area during the 4th of July, this is definitely something you'll want to check out.
Railroad Festival - Ravenna, KY This quaint little town festival is held in Ravenna, Kentucky. In so many ways the Railroad is responsible for the growth and establishment of many towns in the Red River Gorge area. This one day festival draws unique vendors & live music!
Powell County Fair - Stanton, KY A classic small town fair put on by the Powell County Lions Club. This is held the 2nd week of September and includes events such as the ever famous Greasy Pig Contest and the Demolition Derby. If you're in the area as the leaves start to change color, this is a great place to enjoy those beautiful mid-September days!
Rocktoberfest - Campton, KY ROCKTOBERFEST is put on by the Red River Gorge Climbers' Coalition, this is an amazing event you just have to experience. Watch for it every October! Now located at Land of the Arches Campground
Mountain Heritage Festival - Nada, KY The Nada settlement plays host to a small up and coming festival dedicated to the local area talent that we have been so richly blessed with in our area! This festival is looking to grow and its close proximity to the Red River Gorge will help it do just that! Come and check it out!
Artisan Festival - Natural Bridge State Park, KY Natural Bridge State Park welcomes a selection of talented local artisans and musicians for this beautiful scenic festival within walking distance of the phenomenal Natural Bridge!
Swift Silver Mine Festival - Campton, KY Come home Labor Day Weekend and celebrate with friends! Based on the mystery of the lost Swift Silver Mine, this down home festival includes a carnival, street vendors & musical talent that's sure to please!
Rock River Town - Irvine, KY A night for the teens and those who like to Rock! Hear from rock bands from around the area all in one location at the Estill Co. Fair Grounds.
Revive River Drive - Irvine, Ky The festival about nothing! This amazing festival takes you back to a simpler time where it was all about the joy of driving, parking and hanging with friends! Family, friends, food, music and cars! This is the hometown event draws folks home.