​Fairdale Annual Events

Fairdale Annual Events

Located in the Bluegrass Area of Kentucky, Fairdale annual events and festivals include a community fair with live bands performing traditional American music, a bluegrass festival with vendors and kid's activities, and a high school basketball tournament that attracts regional and out-of-state teams.

A popular festival dating back to the 1930's, The Fairdale Community Fair is held every September at 10104 Mitchell Hill Road.

Fair events include an arts and crafts show with unique, handmade works from local artisans, festival food vendors, live music from regional bands, a parade, carnival games and amusement park rides.

Free health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose levels, bone density and pulmonary health are also offered at the fair. Flu shots are available for an additional fee.

Admission to the fair is free and open to the public. Trolleys and public transit are available to neighboring areas.

Known for its beautiful hiking trails and the Go Ape rope climbing and zip line course, the Jefferson Memorial Forest located at 11311 Mitchell Hill Road holds the Forest Fest every spring.

The festival features live bluegrass and traditional music, an arts and crafts show of local artisans, festival food vendors, kid's activities, workshops and field camping.

Admission to the Forest Fest is free and open to the public. Pets are permitted. Guests may bring blankets and lawn chairs. Parking is $10 per vehicle.

The King of the Bluegrass Tournament is a basketball competition held every December since 1980 at Fairdale High School. Players come from all over the region and out-of-state come to compete in the 16 team tournament. The Kentucky's Mr. Basketball award is given to the top player. Tickets for the tournament are $6.

Holiday celebrations, such as Easter egg hunts and Christmas charity drives, are held by many different community and church organizations throughout the year. Golfing, hiking, camping, shopping, dining and children's educational activities are available daily.