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Kentucky’s Greatest: Summer festivals you can’t miss

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Kentucky summer festivals

Summer festival season: An annual opportunity to explore something new. Here’s our “Kentucky Greatest:”

Fancy Farm – Political picnicking.

Great American Brass Band Festival, Danville, – So. Much. Brass.

Highland Renaissance Festival, Eminence, – Time travel.

Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Bardstown – Where else?

Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, Pineville – Since 1931.

Marion County Country Ham Days – 40,000 visitors, 4,000 pounds of ham, 50 years.

Riverfest Regatta, Augusta – Steamboats and fair food.

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, Henderson – Music and food. Perfection.

World Chicken Festival, London – World’s largest skillet, 120,000 chicken dinners, 30 years.

WorldFest, Louisville – ‘Round the world, still in Kentucky.

Beverly Bartlett

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