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 Contact:
Troy Beam
 Phone:
502-543-8687
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A great time for the whole family. There will be food, rides and activities for children, music, competitions, and fantastic fireworks display over the Salt River. Come join us for this free celebration!

4th of July Bullitt Blast     [back to top]
Contact:
Troy Beam
Location:
Exit 117; Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Date:
July (4th)
Phone:
502-543-8687
E-mail:

A great time for the whole family. There will be food, rides and activities for children, music, competitions, and fantastic fireworks display over the Salt River. Come join us for this free celebration!

Downloads:     Exhibitor Form (87kb PDF)


Bernheim's BugFest & Fall Plant Sale     [back to top]
Location:
Bernheim Forest & Arboretum
Date:
September 21 (Third Saturday)
Admission:
Free with admission and to Bernheim members
Web:

Bernheim will be a buzz with all sorts of fun as we explore insects and other little crawly things. Free programs and activities at the Visitor Center from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. will celebrate our diminutive neighbors. Time: 10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fall is one of the best times of the year for planting and BernheimÕs Fall Plant Sale is one of the best places to acquire unique plants. The sale will feature an extended list of Bernheim SelectTM Landscape plants. Trees and shrubs range for $10-$30.
Members shop one hour early 8:00 am - 9:00 am, open to public 9am-4pm.


Bernheim's ColorFest     [back to top]
Location:
Exit 112; Hwy 245 at Bernheim Forest
Date:
October 19-20
Phone:
502-955-8512
Web:

One of Kentucky's Top 10 Fall Festivals! Spectacular fall color, Nature craft demonstrations and exhibits. Hikes and guided walks, music, pumpkin carving, kids activities, call for more information.


BloomFest & Spring Plant Sale     [back to top]
Location:
Exit 112, East on HWY 245, one mile off the exit
Date:
May 18 (Third Saturday)
Phone:
502-955-8512

From 8am - 5pm, the annual spring and fall plant sales will give you an opportunity to find that one-of-a-kind plant for your garden. Bernheim also provides a host of informal programs in planting, design, pruning, and arboretum walks to help you better take care of your new plants. Please come and start off your planting season right. Bloomin Brunch, kite flying and more.


Bluegrass 101 Festival     [back to top]
Contact:
Pam Waldridge
Location:
I-65 exit 112; Bullitt County Fairgrounds
Date:
August 24 (Last Saturday)
Phone:
502-507-5449
Web:

To be held noon till 10:00 pm. Admission is $15.00. Children 12 and under FREE. The bands are Bluegrass 101, Men of the Week, Whistlen Rufus, Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass, Gene Thompson and Crossroad, along with Paul Williams and the Victory Trio. We would love to have you come out and be with us! It will be held under a large pavilion rain or shine "the show will go on". All net proceeds will go toward towards the Prader Willi Foundation. Bands subject to change.


Bluegrass Quilt Festival     [back to top]
Location:
Exit 117; Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Date:
Sept. 26-28
Web:

Nationally known quilt instructors, lectures, quilt show and competition, challenges and vendors galore.

Show entry fee: $8 per day or $15 for a 2 or 3-day pass.



Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce
Golf Scramble
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279 S. Buckman
Shepherdsville, KY  40165
Contact:
Helen Hill
Date:
June
Phone:
502-955-9641
Fax:
502-543-1765
E-mail:
Web:

Held at the Crossings Golf Club in Brooks, KY. From the City of Louisville, take I-65 going south, turn off at Exit 121 and turn right onto Brooks Rd, drive 1/4 mile (across the railroad tracks) to Route 1020 and turn right, continue on for 1.5 miles to the course, look for the entrance on the left side of the street.


Bullitt County Education Foundation
Pre-Derby Gala
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Location:
MillaNova Winery in Mt. Washington
Date:
April 26
Phone:
502-669-6805

Kick off Derby Fun enjoying an evening with a delicious prepared plated dinner featuring exclusive Jim Beam recipes. The evening will feature a Male Derby Hat Contest and a Pegasus Poster Contest. Chamber Music will be featured throughout the dinner. Starts at 6pm. Tickets are $50. Call 502-669-6805 for your reservation.


Bullitt County Fair     [back to top]
Contact:
Jimmy Anderson
Location:
Exit 112; Bullitt Co. Fairgrounds
Date:
June 11-16
Phone:
502-724-3152
E-mail:

Get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy work week. Bring your family to the fair and enjoy pageants, rides, horse shows and motocross events. Don't miss out!


Christmas in the City, Lebanon Junction     [back to top]
Contact:
Marsha Puckett
Location:
Exit 105; Lebanon Junction
Date:
December (First Saturday)
Phone:
502-833-2571
E-mail:

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow... come visit Santa at the Community Center along with refreshments, games, carriage rides and much more from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.


Connect Bernheim     [back to top]
Location:
Exit 112; East on HWY 245, one mile off the exit
Date:
August 24 (Fourth Saturday)
Phone:
502-955-8512
Web:

Bernheim is a great place to expand your mind, body, spirit and connect with nature - great nature presentations over the lake and art exhibits. Open to the Public.


Derby Eve Wine Fest     [back to top]
Contact:
Brance Gould
Location:
Bullitt Co. Fairgrounds
Date:
1st Friday in May
Phone:
855-355-WINE

From 2-10pm. Live Music, Food, Merchandise, & Art Vendors. Over 16 Wineries will be there! $15.00 entry fee will include 1 souvenir glass and 10 tasting tickets.


Free Fishing Days at Bernhheim     [back to top]
Location:
Bernheim Forest & Arboretum
Date:
June 1-2 (First Weekend)
Phone:
502-955-8512
Web:

Bring the whole family for a day of free fishing in one of Bernheim's great lakes.


Hillview City Fair     [back to top]
Contact:
Terry Bohannon
Location:
Hillview Community Center
Date:
June 6-8
Phone:
502-957-5280
E-mail:

Carnival rides, craft and vendor booths, food, petting zoo, pony rides and carriage rides, live music and other entertainment. Something for everyone!


Home Product Expo     [back to top]
Location:
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Date:
January 12-13 (First Weekend)
Phone:
502-429-6000
Web:

Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Louisville, this free show will feature more than 70 local home improvement companies and expert advice on remodeling your home. This is a free event open to the public with free parking and free advice.
Show hours:
Saturday, Jan. 6 - 10AM-8PM
Sunday, Jan. 7 - Noon-5PM


Home Run 5K Run/Walk     [back to top]
Location:
Exit 112; Hwy 245 at Bernheim Forest
Date:
October (Fourth Saturday)
Phone:
502-596-1000
Web:

The Home Of The Innocents will now be the coordinator for this event. Location will be at Bernheim forest for that scenic route we all so love. Contact The Home of The Innocents for details and registration.


Kidsfest     [back to top]
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Shepherdsville, KY  40008
Location:
Exit 117; Paroquet Springs Conference Centre & Expo Hall
Date:
March 9 (Second Saturday)
Admission:
Free
Phone:
502-955-9641
E-mail:
Web:

A festival designed to entertain and educate children 12 years old and under. Children must be supervised by an adult. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free admission.

Downloads:     Information Flyer (1.2Mb PDF)


Knob Creek Gun Range     [back to top]
Location:
Exit 117; Hwy 44 W.
Date:
April (Second Full Weekend)
October (Second Full Weekend)
Phone:
502-922-4457
E-mail:
Web:

Open year round for your shooting enjoyment! The facility is encompassed by more than 600 acres & designed to provide you and your family a safe shooting environment. Our large gun shop has everything you need for the shooting sport. We buy, sell, trade and rent guns. We have targets, ammo, reloading supplies and much more. We also offer Concealed Carry Classes the third Saturday and Sunday and the fourth Saturday of each month. Hunter Education Classes available 3 times a year. Home of the world's largest Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show held the second full weekend in April and October.


Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot &
Military Gun Show
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Location:
Exit 117; Hwy 44 W.
Date:
April (Second Full Weekend)
October (Second Full Weekend)
Phone:
502-922-4457
E-mail:
Web:

The nation's largest Machine Gun Shoot & Military Gun Show. The participants are machine gun dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts from all over the country. The Machine Gun Shoot itself, consists of four rounds of firing at a wide variety of appliances , vehicles and barrels of fuel with pyrotechnic charges attached. The pyrotechnic charges are then painted fluorescent orange for the shooter to see. The charges are set off by the impact of the bullets. The military gun show has drawn dealers from across the country to buy, sell and trade rifles, pistols, shotguns & machine guns. They will also be selling ammo, military surplus & hard to find gun parts. The show consists of over 800 tables and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Lebanon Junction Old Fashion Days     [back to top]
Contact:
Marsha Puckett
Location:
Exit 105; Lebanon Junction
Date:
Sept. 27-28
Phone:
502-833-2571
E-mail:

Celebrate with a little down home fun. Come visit the Old Fashion Days and you will enjoy rides, craft booths, home made jewelry, country music and much more!


Lebanon Junction Spring Festival     [back to top]
Contact:
Marsha Puckett
Location:
Exit 105, Lebanon Junction
Date:
June 1-2 (First Saturday)
Phone:
502-833-2571
E-mail:

The LJ Community along with the LJ Fire Dept come together for a block party to benefit the Crusade for Children, Live Music Food & Fun!


Light Up Shepherdsville     [back to top]
Location:
Shepherdsville City Park
Date:
December (First Friday)
Phone:
502-543-2923

Refreshments begin at 6:00 p.m. Bring the kids out to visit with Santa and watch the City Park light up with joy when you visit. This holiday event is a great way to spend the holiday season with your family, don't miss it!


Mt. Washington FamilyFest     [back to top]
Contact:
Bill Breeden
Location:
Exit 117, HWY 44 E, Mt. Washington
Date:
September 20 & 21 (Third Weekend)
Phone:
502-538-4897
E-mail:

Bring the whole family and enjoy the Fish Fry with homemade pies, craft and vendor booths, carnival rides, car show, cornhole tournament, fun and games for the kids and an outdoor movie!


Mt. Washington Spring Festival     [back to top]
Mt. Washington, KY  
Contact:
Bill Breeden
Location:
Exit 117, HWY 44 E
Date:
May 10-11 (Second Friday & Saturday)
Phone:
502-538-4897

If you are looking for a place to spend quality time with the entire family, this is the great place. Mt. Washington Spring Fling will offer craft booths, food, parade, pageants and tons of fun stuff. Don't miss the kick-off to spring.


Mt. Washington Spring Fling 5K Run/Walk     [back to top]
St. Francis Church
Mt. Washington, KY  
Contact:
Amy Puritt
Location:
St. Francis Church
Date:
May 11 (Second Saturday)
Phone:
502-802-0802

This 5K Run/Walk will take place in Mt. Washington, one of two run / walks in the county. The 5K will start at 8:00 am. Registration fee will be $12 if you pre-register before May 1st or register the day of for $15. Come sign up and accomplish your goals by signing up to participate in the run or the walk. Set your own pace, have fun and hope to see you there.


Nature Exploration Stations     [back to top]
Shepherdsville, KY  40008
Location:
Visitor Center at Bernheim Forest
Date:
Every Month (1st and 3rd Saturday)
Admission:
Free with admission and to Bernheim members
Phone:
502-955-8512
Web:

On the first and third Saturday of every month between 1:00 - 4:00 pm, volunteers in Bernheim's Naturalists-In-Training program lead fun and entertaining Nature Exploration Stations at the Visitor Center. Both children and adults enjoy the varied interpretations of the nature of Bernheim at these events. These programs offer changing experiences each month. You might get to stroke a snake, look a toad in eye, hear hidden stories in plants and trees, figure out the food chain, and discover a whole lot more about your connections with nature. And you can get in touch with your natural creativity through take home nature inspired craft projects. Ages 5 and up.


North Bullitt Lions Club Demolition Derby     [back to top]
Contact:
Gary Poynter
Location:
Exit 112; Bullitt County Fairgrounds
Date:
April 27
July 27
September 28
Phone:
502-396-4604
E-mail:

This event is full of "on the edge of your seat" excitement. Don't miss out on the fun, Derby starts at 7:00 pm.


Red Cross Valentine Gala     [back to top]
Location:
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Date:
February 9 (Second Saturday)
Phone:
502-955-6259

Bring your sweetie to one of Bullitt CountyÕs most elegant events. Dinner, Dancing and great prizes packages with all proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross.


Red Crow Indian Pow Wow     [back to top]
Contact:
Linda Dishon
Location:
Shepherdsville City Park (Exit 117)
Date:
June 1-2 (First Full Weekend)
Phone:
502-543-8582
E-mail:

The Indian Pow Wow displays an array of cultural background to educate and entertain. Native American vendors exhibit arts and crafts. Traders, dancers, food & cultural exhibits are just some of the experience you will have when you attend.


Salt Lick Bluegrass Festival     [back to top]
Contact:
Laura Brown
Location:
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Date:
February 15-16 (Third Weekend)
Phone:
502-594-0962
Web:

Get ready to enjoy the great Bluegrass Sounds of Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass along with Kings Highway, Driving Rain, Cherryhomes, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, Crossroads, Blue River and Higher Vision all scheduled to perform. Clogging, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, and Guitar workshops will be offered. After the show, join in the all night Bluegrass Jam at the Country Inn & Suites. Admission - Friday - $10.00, Saturday - $15.00, 2 day ticket $20.00. Children 12 and under free, Teens 13-17 $5.00 per day.

Downloads:      Information Flyer ( 1.6Mb PDF)


Salt River Canoe Race     [back to top]
Contact:
Bullitt County YMCA
Location:
Exit 117; Shepherdsville
Date:
July (4th)
Phone:
502-543-3985

Compete for the trophy, or take a scenic ride down the Salt River. Come and enjoy any activity you decide to take on. Canoeing is a great way to excise and relieve stress. Sign up and have fun at the same time.


Shepherdsfest     [back to top]
4900 Cedar Grove Rd.
Shepherdsville, KY  40165
Location:
Exit 116 off I-65, follow signs to 4900 Cedar Grove Road
Date:
September 28 (4th Saturday)
Phone:
502-492-9977
Web:

Free Christian Art and Music Festival. There will be an Art Gallery, Live Music, Custom Car & Motorcycle Show. Kids Area, Community Booths, Great Food, BBQ & Burgoo. Event is free and open to the public for great family fun!


Showcase Bullitt County     [back to top]
Contact:
Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce
Location:
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Date:
September 19
Phone:
502-955-9641
E-mail:

Local Businesses showcase their products, along with the local schools. Many booths to visit to improve your health. Free health screens, no appointments necessary.




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