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Kentucky Culinary Travel

KentuckyCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

While best known for its signature drink offerings such as bourbon, wine, and the famous Kentucky Derby mint julep, the Bluegrass State is also home to a number of innovative food dishes and a hearty culinary heritage including the Kentucky hot brown, Kentucky burgoo, Kentucky BBQ, and of course, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Maybe no other state can lay claim to the extensive amount of flavor-shaping culinary creativity and history as the state of Kentucky. Today that inspiration can be seen in unique dining establishments all over the state. Dine at a horse track and watch morning thoroughbred workouts over eggs. Experience white table cloth restaurants where the surrounding art is as provocative as the entrees are inventive. And find local favorites such as hot browns and Kentucky burgoo in nostalgic cafes along scenic bluegrass routes.

— Kentucky Cooking Schools —

Kremer’s Market
Crescent Springs 859-341-1067
The owners and staff here at Kremer’s pride themselves on bringing the highest quality to their customers in each and every product we provide. Kremer’s is hosting cooking classes this winter and spring, so come and join us while we learn to create unique and delicious meals.
Limestone Falls Restaurant
Louisville 502-426-7477
Join us on the second and third Fridays of every month for our "Lunch Lessons" program. Each month our chefs will demonstrate and serve a 3-course meal that revolves around a particular theme.
The Party Source
Bellevue 859-291-4007
If you like to get into the action, we recommend our hands-on classes where there is plenty of one-on-one time with our dynamic instructors. You will get up close and personal with our state-of-the-art kitchen and prepare delicious recipes on Wolf ranges using All-Clad™ Cookware, KitchenAid™ mixers, Cuisinart™ food processors and full compliment of knives.

Taste What's Happening!

Glier's Goettafest

8/4/2016 - 8/7/2016
Celebrate the region’s love of Goetta, prepared in many ways including Goetta Reubens, omelets, pizza & more.
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Great Island Seafood Festival

8/11/2016 - 8/14/2016
Features premium seafood dishes from restaurants around the Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati Region and music for all.
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Maysville Oktoberfest

8/12/2016 - 8/13/2016
Parade, German Food & Beer, Wine & Schnapps, German Bands, Log Sawing, Tug-of-War Contest, Vendors and much more.
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Folklife Festival

8/12/2016 - 8/13/2016
Demos of Kentucky folklife traditions, music, clogging, candle making, herbs, baked apple pies and animal demonstrations
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Buttermilk Days Festival

8/25/2016 - 8/28/2016
Good home cooking, along with sweet harmonies, dancing and wine tasting
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Lexington Fest of Ales

A night of Kentucky brews, food, and music.
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Kentucky State BBQ Festival

9/9/2016 - 9/11/2016
An eating event, so bring your appetite and get ready to enjoy America's original cuisine served up by celebrity Pitmasters from all over the country.
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Trimble County Apple Fest

9/10/2016 - 9/11/2016
Featuring quilts made by The Trimble Thimbles Quilting club & antique tractor show by the Trimble County Klunkers Club plus apple dumplings,
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Kentucky Bourbon Festival

9/13/2016 - 9/18/2016
Smooth Bourbon, delicious food, and great entertainment, with a healthy dose of Kentucky hospitality thrown in for good measure.
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Morganfield Corn Festival

9/15/2016 - 9/17/2016
The festival includes a parade, carnival, pool and corn hole tournaments, corn dog eating contest, pageant, talent show and more.
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Spoonbread Festival

9/16/2016 - 9/18/2016
Hot air balloons, live music, arts and crafts, car show, scenic motorcycle ride, carnival rides, a parade, and of course, delicious Spoonbread.
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Clarkson Honeyfest

9/21/2016 - 9/24/2016
Great food and music in celebration of one of nature's sweetest gifts.
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World Chicken Festival

9/22/2016 - 9/25/2016
World's Largest Skillet cooks 600 chicken quarters at once; Col. Sanders look-alike contest; cooking contest; hot wing eating contest.
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Morgan County Sorghum Festival

West Liberty
9/23/2016 - 9/25/2016
The mule-drawn cane mill, steaming vats, and little jugs of sorghum molasses set the stage for three full days of Kentucky mountain heritage.
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Anderson County Burgoo Festival

9/23/2016 - 9/25/2016
Festival features a burgoo cookoff, bingo, music, pageants, crafts, a variety of food and more.
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International Festival

Bowling Green
Nationalities coming together to proudly share their unique cultures, honoring heritage & diversity through music, dance, authentic foods, and bazaar.
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Jim Beam BBQ Classic Cook-off

9/30/2016 - 10/1/2016
5th Annual Jim Beam BBQ Festival that is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society
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Kentucky Apple Festival

9/30/2016 - 10/1/2016
You absolutely cannot come to the Apple Festival without eating a Tiger Ear, or a Fried Apple Pie.
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The Taste of Louisville

Come eat, drink and be merry, all the while supporting your community.
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The Great Pumpkin Fest

10/8/2016 - 10/9/2016
Everything pumpkins...... A celebration filled with pumpkins.
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