Annual Events & Festivals

Whether you are a sports fan, foodie, art enthusiast or a family looking for fun, you entire year is covered with these exciting annual events and festivals in Morehead.


Last Friday and Saturday in April 

Located at Morehead Conference Center, 111 E. 1st Street. 

Find more than 30 vendors offering all the best Kentucky Proud products at Morehead Conference Center. Beer cheese, wines, wood working, and so much more. Morehead Kentucky Proud Expo is FREE


Fourth of July Weekend

Located on Main Street, Morehead

Music, vendors, and red, white, and blue! Downtown Morehead is the place to be on Fourth of July weekend each year. 


Fourth week in June

Located on Poppy Mountain at 8030 US 60 West, Morehead, KY

Come enjoy five days of bluegrass music with some of the top artists in the business! The Rudy Fest bluegrass festival began many years ago as a fundraiser for the local junior football league, coached by Rudy Burchett, and has transformed into one of the top bluegrass festivals in the country. For more information including this year’s lineup, tickets, camping and accommodations, visit


Third Saturday in September

Located on Main Street, Morehead, KY

Arts and crafts for kids. Crafts for moms. Crafts for dads. Crafts for EVERYONE. All proceeds go to the Rowan County Arts Center, Downtown Morehead and a chosen charity. For more information or to become a vendor, call 606-783-9857.


Third week in September

Located on Poppy Mountain at 8030 US 60 West, Morehead, KY 

Over 100 bands travel to Morehead the third week of September each year to share their love of music. A diverse array of transportation will allow you to explore an entire world of bluegrass. 


Last full weekend in September

Located at Twin Knobs Beach at Cave Run Lake, 5195 Twin Knobs Campground Road, Morehead, KY

Let America’s most beloved storytellers take you to other times and places while you enjoy the beautiful lakeside setting. Stories from a variety of regions and cultures are told by talented artists in large tents on the shore of Cave Run Lake at the Twin Knobs Recreation Area in the Daniel Boone National Forest. You can learn more about ticket prices and lodging at




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