*Note* 2021 Forest Fest and Fairdale Concert Series have been canceled due to COVID-19

September 02, 2021

*NOTE* Due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases in Louisville and surrounding areas, Forest Fest and the Fairdale Village Green concert series have been postponed for 2021. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

A spectacular day of Bluegrass music, food and beverages, craft vendors and youth activities in a scenic environment awaits those who visit Jefferson Memorial Forest’s 16th annual Forest Fest on Saturday, September 18.

Forest Fest has been known for providing a great variety of bluegrass music. This year’s event expands on that tradition with four musical acts in the lineup. The music starts at 1 p.m. in the forest’s Horine Section, 12304 Holsclaw Hill Road.

The lineup starts off with Kaintuck, followed by Britton Patrick Morgan and Kentucky Revival, The Song Sparrows, and Scolan Ramblers to round out the evening.  

The event is free, but parking is $10 per carload. Bring a blanket or chair. Food and beverages from Shack in the Back Barbeque, Apex Catering, Brooks Hill Winery, West Sixth Brewing, Make and Muddle among others will be available for purchase along with items from various crafters. Bringing personal alcoholic beverages is prohibited. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and must be on a leash at all times; owners are asked to be considerate of other patrons.

The event is made possible through the financial support of presenting sponsor, Metro Councilman Mark Fox, in whose district Jefferson Memorial Forest is located. Also sponsoring the event: LG&E, Louisville Public Media, West Sixth Brewing and Central Bank.

A variety of entertainment options for children, including live nature demonstrations, will take place during the day beginning at noon and ending at 5 p.m.  Artists from across the region will demonstrate their skills as part of a craft fair.

Jefferson Memorial Forest also announces music series at Fairdale Village Green

To celebrate the grand opening of Fairdale Village Green (located adjacent to the roundabout in Fairdale), Jefferson Memorial Forest will also be hosting a new Village Green Music Series, starting September 11. Entertainment will be provided by local bands, and restaurants located around Fairdale Village Green will be open for refreshments. All in attendance are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the performances.

** Jefferson Memorial Forest is committed to creating both an enjoyable and safe environment for our staff, volunteers and guests during Forest Fest and the Village Green Music Series. We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and STRONGLY encourage wearing a mask, practicing proper hand hygiene and social distancing, when possible.**

Village Green Music Series First Concert 
September 11
3 – 7 p.m

Ode 2 the Gnu
Johnstone Band
Jeff Donohue Combo

Village Green Music Series Concert #2 
September 25
4 – 7 p.m.

Johnny Berry and the Outliers

Village Green Music Series Concert #3 
October 9
4 – 7 p.m.

Jordan Wilson Coalition


Forest Fest Schedule of Activities
12:00 p.m.
Booths open to the public
Food areas open
Forest Nature booth open for children

1:00 p.m.
Music begins
6:00 p.m.
Forest Fest concludes

For more information on Forest Fest bluegrass artists:
Scolan Ramblers: 

Song Sparrows: 

Britton Patrick Morgan and Kentucky Revival: 



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