One weekend, four fun-filled activities!

Spring is an exciting time in ShelbyKY – warmer weather invites people young and old to enjoy the picturesque scenery, sample world-class dining and shopping, and experience the best of what Kentucky has to offer in the Saddlebred Capital of the World. This spring, there is one more reason to be excited: Dogwood Weekend!

What began as a revival of a longtime community favorite arts and crafts show, the Dogwood Festival Weekend is a collection of four unique and certified-Kentucky events all happening in ShelbyKY between April 21st and 23rd.

To make it even easier to attend and find your way around ShelbyKY, the Shelbyville Trolley will provide free transportation between the event sites on Saturday, April 23rd – just wait at one of the marked Trolley Stops and you’ll be on your way. Click here for a map of trolley stops.

With dozens of unique Airbnbs and a handful of familiar, brand-name hotels, there are plenty of places to rest your head in ShelbyKY. Click here for a list of all lodging options in ShelbyKY

Read more below about all of the wonderful, fun-filled festivities! 

Dogwood Festival

Saturday, April 23 from 10 AM to 5 PM | 1155 W. Main Street, Shelbyville, KY 40065 (map)

The revived annual Dogwood Festival offers family-friendly fun with arts & crafts, food, entertainment, and a silent auction. This celebration highlights the importance of arts and education in the ShelbyKY community with over 160 local artists, vendors, and performers. The silent auction is sponsored by the Shelby County Education Foundation and all proceeds fund a scholarship program for future educators and childhood literacy projects in Shelby County. The Dogwood Festival is Saturday, April 23rd from 10 AM to 5 PM and is held on the front lawn of the Shelby County Public Schools Central Office, 1155 W. Main Street, Shelbyville, KY. Click here to learn more.

Dogwood Classic Horse Show

Thursday, April 21 to Saturday, April 23 | Shelby County Fair Grounds (map)

Catch the excitement at the Dogwood Classic Horse Show! Watch as dozens of classes of horses walk, trot, and prance in the Saddlebred Capital of the World. Join in on all the fun from April 21-23, 2022 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds at 1513 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY. Click here to learn more.

Dogwood Festival Artisan Showcase

Saturday, April 23 from 10 AM to 5 PM | Shelbyville Conference & Welcome Center (map)

Celebrate the art, boutiques, and flavors of Kentucky at the Dogwood Festival Artisan Showcase benefiting the Shelby County Education Foundation. This event brings a variety of artists, boutiques, bakers and food trucks from all over the county to one convenient location. This event takes place 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday, April 23, at the Shelbyville Conference & Welcome CenterClick here to learn more

Dogwood Classic Flea & Antique Fair 

Saturday, April 23 from 10 AM to 5 PM | Shelby County Fairgrounds (map)

The name says it all: The Dogwood Classic Flea & Antique Fair is a grand, high-flying bargain hunt with booths upon booths piled high with antiques, collectibles, and treasures galore from vendors from all over the state. This buy-sell-trade country market takes place 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday, April 23, at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Click here to learn more.