The 46th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts will take place October 21st and 22nd, 2017. Sign up for our free newsletter for updates!



Are you an artist? Apply at


Already applied and looking for a hotel room? This year is a home game, and they will be expensive IF you can find one! We feel your pain – we have reached out to our art-loving community to act as hosts for artists for the weekend. Both artists and hosts are filling out applications to make sure all enjoy the experience. Just consider us for that weekend 🙂


Click here for the artist application

and here for the host application.

Are you a concessions vendor? Here are the application materials.


  • Nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists
  • 270+ folk, visionary, and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their work
  • Free hands-on art-making for children in Kentuck for Kids and throughout the park
  • Interactive live demonstrations by expert craftspeople—basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, traditional potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers, and more
  • Full 2-day music and spoken word lineup

Information regarding our 2017 VIP Program will be posted as soon as available. In the meantime, take a look at 2016…


Patron outside

Patron inside

Here’s a list of 2016 artists…

And a list of 2016 award winners…


Live musical and spoken word performances on two stages.



View us on the map or print directions.

2016 Festival

Program Artists…

Our Program artists are a special group. These artists range from newly discovered folk artists and internationally recognized folk artists, to artists who come to the Festival to demonstrate their art and craft, to artists who come a day early to spend time in local schools.

2015 Festival

Award Winners…