Forest Fest 2017

When: Saturday May 20, 2017 beginning at 10:30 a.m. 
Jefferson Memorial Forest 

An unforgettable day of Bluegrass music, food, craft vendors and youth activities in a scenic environment awaits those who visit Jefferson Memorial Forest’s thirteenth annual Forest Fest on Saturday, May 20 2017. Each year Forest Fest is recognized for providing a great variety of bluegrass music; this year’s event will continue that tradition as six musical acts hit the stage! Admission is Free.

Show kicks-off at 11 a.m. in the forest’s Horine Section, 12304 Holsclaw Hill Road.

A variety of entertainment options for children, including live nature demonstrations and a climbing wall, will take place during the day, beginning at noon and ending at 5 p.m. Workshops by performers will begin at 12:30 p.m. Artists from across the region will demonstrate their skills as part of a craft fair, and food and beverages from Comfy Cow Ice Cream, Shack in the Back Barbeque, Lil Cheezers and DakShin food trucks, Brooks Hill Winery, Heine Brothers Coffee, Mr. G’s Kettle Corn, and local craft beer from Falls City will be available for sale.

Forest Fest Band Schedule:

11:30 a.m. -Jon Stickley Trio

12:45 p.m. -The Wooks

2:00 p.m.  -Misty Mountain String Band

3:30 p.m.  -Mipso 

4:45 p.m.  -Flatt Lonesome          

6:00 p.m. -Leyla McCalla


Forest Fest Schedule of Activities:

10:30 a.m. -Vendor booths open; Food areas open; Forest nature booth opens for children

11:30 a.m. -Music begins; Children’s activities begin (until 5:00 p.m.)

12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.  -Band Workshop: Misty Mountain String Band

2:00p.m.-2:30 p.m. -Band Workshop: The Wooks

2:30p.m.-3:00 p.m. -Band Workshop: Mipso

3:30-4:00 p.m. -Band Workshop: Flatt Lonesome

4:00-4:30 p.m. -Band Workshop: Leyla McCalla

7:00 p.m. -Forest Fest concludes



Q:  Are coolers allowed?
A:  Coolers are allowed, but outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Q:  Are canopies or tents allowed?
A:  Unfortunately, tents and canopies are not allowed within the event venue.  You can bring in chairs and blankets.

Q:  Is this a dog-friendly event?
A: Dogs are welcome if they are well behaved and remain on a leash under your control at all times.  Please remember to clean up after your pet.

Q:  Where is the event located?
A:  The event is held in the Horine Reservation at Jefferson Memorial Forest 12304 Holsclaw Hill Rd, Fairdale, Kentucky 40118.There will be event signs posted for visitors to follow.

*Please contact the Welcome Center for directions/additional information (502) 368-5404.

Also sponsoring the event are:    

Marianne Butler, Rick Blackwell, James Peden, Madonna Flood, David Yates, Jessica Green, Pat Mulvihill, Glen Stuckel, Mary Woolridge,Barbara Sexton Smith, Brandon Coan, Dan Johnson, Cheri Bryant Hamilton, Angela Leet, David James, Bill Hollander and Robin Engel for your continued support. 

12304 Holsclaw Hill Rd.
Fairdale, KY 40109
Jefferson Memorial Forest

Complete list of event date(s)

05/20/2017 - 10:30am to 7:00pm