Ahh, September. The unofficial start to autumn and National Bourbon Heritage Month brings crisper mornings and leaves just starting to change. Don’t miss these six must-see festivals and events in ShelbyKY this September! Read on for more details. 

See all the fun festivals and events in ShelbyKY this fall on our Calendar of Events.

Cover photo by @jtenn.

3rd Annual Shelbyville Fall Art & Craft Show

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September 1 from 6–9 PM | September 2 from 10 AM – 4 PM | September 3 from 10 AM – 3 PM

Art Sparks Production is hosting the 3rd Annual Shelbyville Fall Art and Craft Show at the Shelby County Fairgrounds! Local crafters, artisans, and vendors will have their wares on display. Food trucks, music, and hand-made products are available during the three-day festival at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. 

Gallrein Farms Sunflower and Corn Festival

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September 2–4 and 9–10 | 10 AM – 6 PM

Fun for the whole family! The annual Gallrein Farms Sunflower and Corn Festival includes pick-your-own-sunflowers, the best corn found in Kentucky, food trucks, and games for kids and kids at heart. Enjoy the outdoors at one of Kentucky’s most loved farms and bring home delicious farm-to-market produce. 

Bagdad & Bands Concert Series

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September 9, 2023 | 6 PM 

This free concert series, hosted by the Bagdad Farmers Market, wraps up on September 9 with a doubleheader — Megan Stout and Josh Bogard and the Dirty South! Arrive early and bring a lawn chair to enjoy this open-air concert series. Kids games, food trucks, and more wait for you in the picturesque Bagdad community. Make a day of it and spend some time at B&N Food Market for fantastic brisket, hamburgers, fish, and more homemade delicacies.

Simpsonville Fall Festival

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September 9 | 8 AM – 1 PM

Join Simpsonville for their annual Fall Festival for a full day of excitement! Starting at 8 AM for a breakfast featuring Purnell’s Country Sausage, stick around for the parade that kicks off at 10 AM. A farmer’s market and an artisan market are joined with a bounce house and live music. 

Luke Bryan Farm Tour

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September 14 | Doors open at 5 PM, Parking opens at 2 PM

The country mega-star is bringing his annual Farm Tour to Shelbyville! Held this year at Mulberry Orchard on September 14, fans from all over the country are flocking to the family farm in northeastern Shelby County. Order tickets online from official vendors only — don’t get scammed!

Follow Me To The Fridge Festival

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September 23 | 1 PM – 8 PM

Live music, fresh-smoked barbeque, artisan booths, games, and more fun await at the Friendly Farmer’s Fridge at 5715 Zaring Mill Road. Don't miss out on homemade ice cream from Kentucky favorite Chaney Dairy Barn and more at this fun-for-the-whole-family festival! 

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Live music, festivals, bourbon tastings, and more. What more can you ask for?