Events For Foodies

Tri-Fest, April
Sample foods made by local non-profits. Support the community, while sampling your favorite festival foods.

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, June
This week- long festival kicks off with a community barbecue the second weekend in June. It continues the following Wednesday through Saturday with nonstop performances by nationally-known blues bands on a riverfront stage. More than 20,000 people attend the festival, named a “Top 10 Summer Event” by KTIA and a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Chili on the River, October
Sample a selection of chilies and vote for your favorite. Chili makers set up early in the morning and cook on location. Other events include pumpkin painting, music and corn hole.

Kentucky Wine Trail


Home to America’s first commercial vineyard, Kentucky has reclaimed its proud winemaking heritage. If you love wine, sip and relax on the Kentucky Wine Trail. You’ll find Henderson’s own Ruby Moon Winery and 59 others in this brochure.

Kentucky Wine Trail Brochure

Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery

Visitors to Ruby Moon can sample their award-winning wines in the Tuscan inspired tasting room, take a stroll through the vineyard or relax on the blue stone patio. Banquet room and one bedroom suite available.

Website, 9566 Highway 41A, (270) 830-7660 

Henderson Farmers Market

Henderson’s Farmers Market, held each May-October at the Henderson Fairgrounds, is the place to go for fresh produce, honey, jams and more. Other area farms include a honeybee farm, you-pick berry farms and pumpkin patch.

Henderson Fairgrounds, Henderson, Kentucky, (270) 826-3128

Local Restaurants & Eateries

The Henderson dining scene has recently expanded within downtown and continues to grow. View our dining page to see a great selection of options. Here you can find everything from barbecue, seafood, sandwiches and ethnic cuisine.

Various locations, Henderson, Kentucky, (270) 826-3128


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