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4 THINGS TO DO IN KENTUCKY (OCTOBER 20 - OCTOBER 29)

Kentucky Fall Colors

Kentucky Fall Colors

October • nature

The Bluegrass State is most beautiful during fall

American Discovery Trail

American Discovery Trail

all year round • activity

You'll find no better way to discover America than this lengthy hike across 15 states, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. For such a long journey, one needs at least a year of time reserved

Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls

all year round (during full moon phases) • nature

One of the few sites in the Western Hemisphere where one can witness a moonbow

Halloween

Halloween

October 1–31, 2021 • event

The largest celebration in the region includes a parade and a multi-day festival

10 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Daniel Boone Festival

Daniel Boone Festival

out of rangeOctober 3–9, 2021 • event

The oldest continuous festival in Kentucky is dedicated to pioneers and exploration

Thunder Over Louisville

Thunder Over Louisville

out of rangeApril 17, 2021 (re-imagined) • event

Watch the biggest annual fireworks show in North America

Kentucky Wool Festival

Kentucky Wool Festival

out of rangeOctober 1–3, 2021 • event

One of the unique fall festivals of Northern Kentucky

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

out of rangeJune 5–July 18, 2021  • event

The oldest Renaissance fair in the state, held since 2005

Kentucky State Fair

Kentucky State Fair

out of rangeAugust 19–29, 2021  • event

One of the oldest fairs in the U.S. features free concerts and traditional entertainment

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November–January  • event

A bourbon distillery, 1880s settlement, and quaint city parks—enjoy the unique light displays throughout Kentucky

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

out of rangeSeptember 14–18, 2022 • event

A celebration of everything about bourbon whiskey

Lebowski Fest

Lebowski Fest

overJuly 12–13, 2019 • event

This crazy travelling festival celebrates everything about The Big Lebowski, a Coen Brothers’ cult comedy

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon

out of rangeApril 22–26, 2021 • event

The largest and most exciting festival in the state

Louder Than Life

Louder Than Life

out of rangeSeptember 23–26, 2021 • event

The world's largest whiskey and rock & roll festival

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