the festival

Kentuck has a rich 50-year history as a nationally known crossroads of creativity and community. The two-day festival has its roots in folk art and features 260+ artists, live music, spoken word, activities for children, folk and contemporary craft demonstrations, food trucks, and local craft brews.

Featured in numerous publications, Kentuck Festival of the Arts was most recently recognized by Alabama Department of Tourism as one of the top-ten events to attend in Alabama in 2018 and by Alabama Magazine as one of the “Best of Bama 2018.” Kentuck has also been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, Southern Living, American Style Magazine, and National Geographic Traveler. In 2018, the Festival was named 5th in the nation (based on artists' self-reported sales) in the category of Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows by Sunshine Artists Magazine.

WHAT: the 50th Kentuck Festival of the Arts

WHEN: October 16 & 17, 2021; Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

*Benefactor-level VIPs get early shopping at 8am Saturday. 


Kentuck Park

3401 5th Street

Northport, Alabama 35476

TICKETS: $10 single day pass, $15 weekend pass, kids 12 & under get in free. 

COVID-19 precautions: View full list of precautions here.

-Kentuck has partnered with the University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences and University Medical Center to bring the Regionally Operated Vehicle for Education and Research (ROVER) to the Kentuck Festival of the Arts to give guests an opportunity to get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the guest. ROVER is a mobile medical unit operated by board certified physicians throughout the region, and Kentuck is proud to provide the public with this opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19. More details to follow.

-Masks are required for entry and are to be worn on Kentuck Festival grounds unless actively eating or drinking. Please be considerate of our artists, volunteers, and other guests. If a guest forgets their mask, a limited supply will be available for free at the front gate.


attending artists

frequently asked questions

music and spoken word


travel resources


artists apply

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