Edible Events Calendar: June-July 2017
Check out the June & July Events in Louisville and the Bluegrass region.
Tuesday–Sunday, June 6–11
The Kentucky Bourbon Affair
Times and locations vary
The Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ is the ultimate bourbon fantasy camp and the only event that’s actually hosted by the legendary distilleries themselves. Join us in Louisville—the heartbeat of bourbon culture and cuisine—for behind-the-scenes access, private barrel selections, rare tastings and exclusive nightcap events with the Master Distillers and Bourbon Barons of Kentucky’s signature industry.
Saturday, June 10, 10am–5pm
Beer Cheese Festival
Transforming Main Street into Beer Cheese Boulevard in downtown Winchester. Beer cheese, live music, food vendors and shop vendors.
Fridays, June 9 & July 14, 6–10pm
Foxhollow Farm Sunset Concert Series
Foxhollow Farm, 8905 Kentucky 329, Crestwood
The farm opens for all to enjoy music, local food and good company. Other concerts August 11, September 8. Bring blankets, chairs and even pets (on leash). Rain or shine. Tickets $10 online or $12 at the door and include admission and parking; children 12 and under free.
Tuesday–Saturday, June 9–10
Kentucky’s Fort Harrod Beef Festival
Mercer County Fairgrounds, Harrodsburg
The 11th annual festival includes a Cattle Crawl progressive dinner, wine and cheese tasting, KY Proud beef and products, live music, chef demonstrations, 5K Stampede/Poke Along, hearty Steak & Eggs Breakfast and lots of activities for children.
Saturday, June 10, 6–9:30pm
Smith Berry Winery
855 Drennon Rd., New Castle
Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy dinner, music and Smith Berry wine. Music starts at 6:30pm. Other concerts: June 24, Leo Night & Nobody’s Bizzness; July 8, Tymes Band; July 22, Rigbys, Beatles Tribute Band. More concert dates at SmithBerryWinery.com/events.htm
Wednesday, June 14, 7am–6:30pm
Gardens of the Bluegrass Bus Tour
A tour of Lexington gardens led by landscape designer Jon Carloftis and garden gurus Bob Hill and Tavia Cathcart. Featuring homes and gardens in and around Lexington. Meet at Christ Church United Methodist Church (rear left of church parking lot), 4614 Brownsboro Rd., Louisville. Tickets: $180, $25 discount for Waterfront Botanical Gardens members.
Thursday, June 15, 6:30pm
Fork + Bottle Dinner
Proof on Main, 701 W. Main St. Louisville
Proof on Main hosts the next Fork + Bottle dinner with winemaker Pax Mahle of Wind Gap Wines. Dinner features a reception and four courses by Executive Chef Mike Wadja and the Culinary Team at Proof on Main, with thoughtful wine pairings for each course. Limited number of seats are available for the $125 per person dinner. Call 502.217.6360 to reserve.
Saturday, June 17, 12-4pm
Slow Food Bluegrass Taco Challenge
Resurfaced: The Liberty Build
319 S. Shelby St.
A taco culinary competition among Louisville’s most talent chefs preparing tacos and/or a dip with local food as the influence. People choice awards for best taco, best vegetarian taco, and best dip to benefit Slow Food Bluegrass’s School Garden Grant program. Live music, drinks, and silent action. Admission is free. Tastings $3.
Saturday, June 17, noon–5pm
PA*BREW*CAH Beer Fest
2nd & Broadway Streets, Paducah
Experience Paducah’s newest festival. Ticket includes commemorative beer glass, craft beer tastings and live music.
Monday, June 19, 5:45-7:45pm
From the Ground Up Farm Tour Series
Elmwood Stock Farm, Paris Rd., Georgetown
Learn how your food is grown, who grows it, and how your food choices affect your health and the health of your community. Owner Mac Stone shares the ecology and economy of locally grown organic food in an entertaining and educational discussion and tour. Other dates include: July 19: August 21, September 18, and October 18. To register:
Saturday, June 24, 9am–noon
Four Seasons of Wild Edibles Workshop
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont
Wren Smith, interpretive programs manager, will guide through four seasons of wild edible plants. The workshop includes an indoor presentation, a foraging expedition, recipes and a few samples from each season. Wren is featured in Edible Ending and foraging plant samples are scattered throughout this issue. Members $20, others $30.
Sunday, June 25, 6–9pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, Crestwood
Join us for our seventh annual farm-fresh event in the Rounsavall Pavilion. The evening will feature farm-fresh food from Mayan Café and Fat Lamb. Live entertainment. Members $100, others $120.
Saturday, July 1, 6–9pm
Summer Concert Series
Brooks Hill Winery
2746 Brooks Hill Rd., Brooks
Featured band is Todd Bodenheimer, an Elvis tribute artist. Brooks Hill is located on the Wine & Whiskey Trail. Bring a picnic basket and a chair and enjoy the music. Free admission.
Friday–Sunday, July 14–16
Waterfront Park, Louisville
Forecastle merges entertainment with education to experience the best in music, art and activism with bands from across the country, and inspire a voyage of personal growth and global change.
Thursday, July 20–Saturday, July 29
Lexington Restaurant Week
Celebrating Lexington’s creative culinary scene, Lexington Restaurant Week includes over 50 dining establishments offering multi-course prix-fixe dinners for a fraction of the usual price: $25. More casual locales offer two-for-$25 dinner options.
Saturday July 22, 6–9pm
Louisville Grows 2017 Garden Gala
Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville
An evening of local food, drinks, music and a silent auction in support of Louisville Grows’ urban forestry and urban agriculture programs. Price includes hors d’oeuvres, open bar and live music. Tickets: $75; $40 for nonprofits/nonprofit employees.
Saturday, July 29, 9am–3pm
Henry County Harvest Showcase
Henry County Fairgrounds, US 421 North
The largest “all local” agriculture festival in the state marks its 18th year, highlighting fresh produce and flowers, crafts, family fun, live music and locally sourced food.
Save the Date: Thursday, August 24, 5:30–9pm
Eighth Annual Field-to-Fork Dinner & Silent Auction
Food Literacy Project
Oxmoor Country Club, 9000 Limehouse Ln., Louisville