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International Bar-B-Q Festival

International Bar-B-Q Festival The festival offers something for every member of the family. Long noted for the taste-tempting foods and great entertainment, the festival has grown to include activities geared to the young and old.

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2015 Events

January 30 - Feburary 1 - Louisville Deer & Turkey Expo, Louisville - Airgun range, archery range and hoverball shooting. New products, door prizes, chainsaw carving demonstrations and shooting performances by Byron Ferguson, world famous archery trick shot. Kentucky Exposition Center - 937 Phillips Lane (12326)

January 31 - February 1 - Tri-State Kids Fair, Owensboro - Largest indoor carnival in the region. Midway carnival rides, inflatables, pony rides, video games and more. Activities for kids and adults. 502-456-2244 Owensboro Convention Center - 501 West 2nd Street (12327)

May 1,2 - Kentucky Derby, Louisville - One of the most highly attended events in Kentucky, the Kentucky derby is one of the most important horse races each year. Entrance into this event is coveted, as it is one of the three races which must be won to win a triple crown. 800.283.3729 Churchill Downs (12324)

May 15-17 - Battle of Sacramento, Sacramento - The Battle of Sacramento was fought on 28 December 1861 between Union forces and Southern forces commanded by Nathan Bedford Forrest. The reenactment seeks to give visitors an idea of what a battle involving cavalry was like during the Civil War. 270-736-5114 (12322)

May 17 - High Hope Steeplechase, Lexington - Steeplechase races, terrier races, pony relays and the parade of the Woodford Hounds. 859-967-9444 Kentucky Horse Park - 4089 Iron Works Parkway (12325)

July 29 - August 1 - Shelbyville Horse Show, Shelbyville - The Shelbyville horse show features a number of fun events and demonstrations. The horse show traditionally involves certain horsemanship events and is a great opportunity to see horses up close. 502-633-7123 Shelby County Fairgrouds (12323)