The 45th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts is underway and will take place October 15th and 16th, from 9am to 5pm! Artists may apply now until June 1st at Interested musicians may email us at Concession vendors, click here for an application.



  • Nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists
  • 270+ folk, visionary, and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their work to you
  • 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
  • To attend the festival as a VIP (Very Important Patron), email your name and address and you will receive an invitation this fall.

Take a look at last year’s 2015 Official Program…

Browse Festival 2015 artists…


Live musical and spoken word performances on two stages.

  • Saturday

    • Steel City Jug Slammers
    • Debbie Bond and the Trudats
    • Blue Mother Tupelo
    • Kristen Diable
    • Jim Kweskin and Meredith Axlerod

  • Sunday

    • Ginger Boatwright
    • The Bear
    • Whiskey Shivers
    • The Mulligan Brothers



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2016 Festival

Invited Artists…

Our invited 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.