Events For Foodies
Sample foods made by local non-profits. Support the community, while sampling your favorite festival foods. www.breakfastlions.org
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. www.handyblues.org
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. www.downtownhenderson.org
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.