Calendar Of Events

February

Carrollton Rotary Club Winter Ball
February 4th
In support of JCTC-Carrollton Campus, taking place at General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center from 6pm-12am with music featuring The Tymes.
Jeff Moore, Rotary President: 502-732-4261
jmoore@mycarrollnews.com

Chocolate Walk
February 11th
Shop local and enjoy samples of chocolate at participating businesses in Historic Downtown Carrollton. Register to win a basket of chocolate valued at $100.00. Sponsored by the Carrollton Main Street Program
Sam Burgess, Main Street Director: 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

Perfect Harmony Weekend Dinner Theatre
February 11th
Located at General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center, dinner theatre for two! Dinner at the Two Rivers Restaurant. Package includes one night lodging Saturday, Dinner Theatre and Breakfast Buffet.
1-800-462-8853
parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/general-butler

March

St. Patrick’s Luck of the Pop
March 11th
Visit downtown businesses in Carrollton, KY and pop a balloon for discounts! One lucky person could win the Pot of Gold. During normal business hours.
Sam Burgess, Main Street Director: 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

Relay for Life Pageant
Exact Date TBA
Pageant held at Carroll County Middle School. Pageant for all ages to raise money and awareness for The American Cancer Society.
Hayley Franklin: 502-525-3571
haleyfranklin@gmail.com

April

Kentucky Kruizers Saturday Night Cruise In

April 1st
Located at Hometown Pizza, beginning at 4pm.
Brent Stucker: 502-732-5010 OR 502-773-4147

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 April 15th
Located on Main Street in Historic Downtown Carrollton, features include: visit from the Easter Bunny, crafts and entertainment.
Sam Burgess, Main Street Director: 502-32-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

Civil War Living History
April 28th-30th
Join us at Point Park for a day full of excitement! Travel back in time and witness the history that made our country. This is a FREE event.
Misty Wheeler, 502-732-7036
director@carrolltontourism.com

May

Kentucky Derby
May 5th & 6th
Located in Louisville, KY at Churchill Downs. Just 55 miles from Carrollton, where lodging is available.
www.kentuckyderby.com
502-636-4400

Pioneer Power Club’s Annual Antique Tractor Show
May 5th & 6th
Located at Point Park. Come see the tools that made our country the agricultural power that it was. Vintage/Antique tractors and other implements stand. Exhibits, parade, games, activities, food, and live music.
Danny Perkins: 502-525-3346
milesR60@gmail.com

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May 6th
Located At Hometown Pizza, beginning at 4pm.
Brent Stucker: 502-732-5010 OR 502-773-4147

 

 

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May 13th
Located at the Carroll County Faigrounds. Stock 80 and newer class, compact class, modified compact class, and compact figure 8 class. Begins at 8pm.
Kevin Craig, Fair Board: 502-682-7241

 

Annual Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble
May 17th
Located at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatly, KY. Presenting Sponsor is Select Insurance.
Chamber of Commerce: 502-732-7034
chamber@carrollcountyky.com

Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast
May 13th
Pancake breakfast located at Carroll County High School.
Jeff Moore, 502-732-4261

5th Annual Relay for Life 5k
Exact Date TBA
Located at the back entrance of Butler State Resort Park. Fun run/walk to raise money and awareness for Carroll County Relay for Life.
Hayley Franklin, 502-525-3571
haleyfranklin@gmail.com

Kentucky Bass Federation Tournament
May 20th
Located in Warsaw, KY at Craig’s Creek. 6:30am-2:30pm.
Mike Sullivan: 859-393-7830
Greg Stevens: 502-727-3474
Tim Blythe: 502-541-5315
www.kybassfed.com

Lucas Oil Carroll County Open Bass Tournament
May 21st
Located at Point Park, Carrollton, KY. Entry fee is $100. 80 % Payback. Big Bass Award.
Billy Brown: 859-609-0374

June

First Friday on the Square
June 2nd
Enjoy entertainment, music, inflatables, and various activities for FREE in Historic Downtown Carrollton.
Sam Burgess, Main Street Director: 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

Kentucky Kruizers Saturday Night Cruise In
June 3rd
Located at Hometown Pizza, beginning at 4pm.
Brent Stucker: 502-732-5010 OR 502-773-4147

CountyFairCoverCarroll County Fair
June 5th-10th
Enjoy and watch carnival rides; tractors, truck and ATV competitions; demo derbies; beauty pageants and livestock exhibit free with admission at the Carroll County Fairgrounds! Corn hole, arcade games, family games, 4-H exhibits, food vendors and musical entertainment available.
Kevin Craig, Fair Board: 502-682-7241
www.carrollcountykyfair.com

Kentucky Bass Federation Tournament
June 10th
Located in Carrollton, KY at Point Park. 6:30am-2:30pm.
Mike Sullivan: 859-393-7830
Greg Stevens: 502-727-3474
Tim Blythe: 502-541-5315
www.kybassfed.com

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June 10th & 11th
Located at Point Park. $6,000 1st place guarantee. $10,000 total minimum payout guarantee. Big Bass Award each day. Featuring a FREE kids’ Tournament on Sunday the 17th. Sat 6:30am-4pm, Sun 7am-3pm.
Misty Wheeler, Director, 1-800-325-4290
director@carrolltontourism.com
www.visitcarrolltonky.org

Entry form found here: Click here

Relay for Life Event
June 16th
Carroll County Faigrounds hosts Carrollton’s annual Relay for Life Walk.
Kelsey Lewis: 859-260-8295
relayforlife.org/carrollky

Backyard Concert Series
June 17th
Features Blues, Bluegrass & Honky-tonk, a variety of music with a different artist each month. Held on the back lawn of the Historic Butler-Turpin House Site. FREE concert at 7pm.
1-800-462-8853
parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/general-butler

Horse Show
June 17th
Located at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, here in Carrollton, KY.
Kevin Craig 502-682-7241

River Sweep
June (Exact Date TBA)
Community effort to clean the banks of the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers at Point Park.
Sam Burgess, Main Street Director: 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

July

Kentucky Kruizers Saturday Night Cruise

July 1st
Located at Hometown Pizza, beginning at 4pm.
Brent Stucker: 502-732-5010 OR 502-773-4147

Fireworksmail
July 4th
Located in Historic Downtown Carrollton’s Point Park where the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers meet. Fireworks begin at dusk. FREE music and fun for the entire family!
Mayor Robb Adams: 502-732-7051
radams@carrolltonky.net

 

Race Fest 2017, NASCAR Fans Get Ready!
July 5th
Joins us in Historic Downtown Carrollton for fun and food around the courthouse square. Race car simulators, food vendors, car and motorcycle show, live music and fun for the whole family.
Chamber of Commerce: 502-732-7034IMG_0641
chamber@carrollcountyky.com
www.carrollcountyracefest.com

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
July 6th
Located at the Kentucky Speedway.
859-567-3400
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

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July 7th
Located at the Kentucky Speedway.
859-567-3400
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

NASCAR Quaker State 400
July 8th
Located at the Kentucky Speedway.
859-567-3400
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

First Friday on the Square
July 7th
Enjoy entertainment, music, inflatables and various activities for FREE in Historic Downtown Carrollton.
Sam Burgess, Main Street Director: 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

Kentucky Bass Federation Tournament
July 9th
Located  in Warsaw, KY at Craig’s Creek, 7am-3pm.
Mike Sullivan: 859-393-7830
Greg Stevens: 502-727-3474
Tim Blythe: 502-541-5315
www.kybassfed.com

KR255 Paddle Race
July 11th-15th
A paddle race located on the Kentucky River, ending at Point Park in Carrollton, KY.

Misty Wheeler, 502-732-7036
Backyard Concert Series
July 15th
Features Blues, Bluegrass & Honky-tonk, a variety of music with a different artist each month. Held on the back lawn of the Historic Butler-Turpin House Site. FREE concert at 7pm.
1-800-462-8853
parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/general-butler

 

August

Highway 127 Corridor Yard Sale
August 3rd-6th
Drive along the 127 Corridor Sale route and discover unique treasures from farm fresh produce, to homemade quilts, crafts, and antiques, and amazing scenery.
www.127yardsale.com

First Friday on the Square
August 4th
Enjoy entertainment, music, inflatables and various activities, for FREE in Historic Downtown Carrollton.
Sam Burgess, Main Street Director: 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

Kentucky Kruizers Saturday Night Cruise In
August 5th
Located at Hometown Pizza, beginning at 4pm.
Brent Stucker: 502-732-5010 OR 502-773-4147

Kentucky Bass Federation Tournament
August 6th
Located  in Warsaw, KY at Craig’s Creek, 7am-3pm.
Mike Sullivan: 859-393-7830
Greg Stevens: 502-727-3474
Tim Blythe: 502-541-5315
www.kybassfed.com

ky_state_fair_300Kentucky State Fair
August 17th-27th
Located in Louisville, KY at the State Fairgrounds.

Backyard Concert Series
August 19th
Features Blues, Bluegrass & Honky-tonk, a variety of music with a different artist each month. Held on the back lawn of the Historic Butler-Turpin House Site. FREE concert at 7pm.
1-800-462-8853
parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/general-butler

 

September

First Friday on the Square
September 1st
Enjoy entertainment, music, inflatables and various activities, for FREE in Historic Downtown Carrollton.
Sam Burgess, Main Street Director: 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

Kentucky Kruizers Saturday Night Cruise In
September 2nd
Located at Hometown Pizza, beginning at 4pm.
Brent Stucker: 502-732-5010 OR 502-773-4147

Vietnam Moving Wall
September 7th-11th
Located at General Butler State Resort Park.

Mayor’s Office, 502-732-7051

IMG_0030Bands & BBQ at the Point

September 15th & 16th
Two day event located at Carrollton’s Point Park. Competitors will be competing for $9000 in prize money. KCBS sanctioned event. Concerts will be LIVE in the park. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy FREE music at the Point.
Misty Wheeler, Director: 1-800-325-4290
director@carrolltontourism.com
www.visitcarrolltonky.org

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September 16th
Features Blues, Bluegrass & Honky-tonk, a variety of music with a different artist each month. Held on the back lawn of the Historic Butler-Turpin House Site. FREE concert at 7pm.
1-800-462-8853
parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/general-butler

 

ARCA Racing Series 150
September 22nd
Located at the Kentucky Speedway.
859-567-3400
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

NASCAR XFINITY Series 300
September 23rd
Located at the Kentucky Speedway.
859-567-3400
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

Carroll County Tobacco Festival
September 28th-30th
Downtown Carrollton’s Courthouse Square hosts the festival which includes amusement rides, arts & crafts, flea market, games, parade, food vendors and much more for FREE.
Debbie Welch: 502-525-0502
www.carrolltontobaccofestival.com

October

Friends of Butler Annual Golf Scramble
October 7th
Join us at General Butler State Resort Park for their annual golf scramble. It will feature celebrity guests with a bunch of giveaways and raffles. Start time 7am.
Tina Courtney 502-525-2534

October Fall Brawl Demo Derby
Exact Date TBA
Located at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.
Kevin Craig, Fair Board: 502-682-7241

Kentucky Kruizers Saturday Night Cruise In
October 7th
Located at Hometown Pizza, beginning at 4pm.
Brent Stucker: 502-732-5010 OR 502-773-4147

Art Walk
October 14th (Rain date-October 21st)
Join us on the courthouse square in Downtown Carrollton, KY for a sidewalk chalk art contest! This is a free event featuring 4 age groups, starting at 10am.
Sam Burgess 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

HalloweenatButlerCoverHalloween Family Weekend at Butler Park
October 20th-22nd, 27th-29th
If you dare, take a ride on the Little Kentucky Flyer Railroad and enjoy the treacherous track prepared by the Kentucky Kruizers Car Club, Worthville Fire Department and Carroll County Tobacco Festival – but beware of what might await you. Try your hand at ghoulish miniature golf or other surprises – but beware of the goblins that will distract you.
1-800-462-8853
parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/general-butler

Two Rivers Campground Trick or Treat
October 21st
Trick or Treat and campsite decorating at the Two Rivers Campground. Saturday night only.
502-732-4665

Chamber Banquet
October 23rd
Located at General Butler State Resort Park.
Chamber of Commerce, 502-732-7034

Paranormal Event
October 20th & 21st, & 27th & 28th
Paranormal investigations and cemetery tours from the Butler Turpin House, located at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. Tickets $5.00, 6pm-11pm.
Deborah Garret 502-732-4261

November

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November 18th
Customer appreciation event. Merchants open during regular business hours with special buys and sale for the event. The event includes the lighting of the community Christmas tree.
Sam Burgess, Main Street Director: 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

Small-Business-Saturday

 

Small Business Saturday
November 25th
Shop antique stores, specialty stores and see what our small town has to offer.
Chamber of Commerce, 502-732-7034
chamber@carrollcountyky.com
www.carrollcountyky.com

December

Festival of Trees
Entire Month of December
Located at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine, view an array of decorated Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses, churches, schools,, clubs and organizations all month long.
1-800-462-8853
parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/general-butler

Winter Wonderfest Day
December 2nd
Evetns range from breakfast with Santa at Two Rivers Restaurant to a traditional holiday concert in General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.
1-800-462-8853
parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/general-butler

WinterWonderDaysCoverA Christmas Carroll
December 2nd
Located in Historic Downtown Carrollton. An old-fashioned Victorian celebration for all ages featuring horse drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, and the Annual “Sugar Plums” Baking Contest.
Sam Burgess, Main Street Program Director: 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

Christmas Tour of Homes
December 2nd & 3rd
Enjoy a tour of many local homes in Carrollton decorated for the Christmas season. Ticket purchase includes a tour of all the listed homes, churches, plus hospitality sites with free refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at Carrollton Tourism, 515 Highland Avenue.
Misty Wheeler 502-732-7036

New Year’s Eve Dinner Theatre & Dance
December 31st
Friends of Butler presents a dinner theatre and dance, held at General Butler State Resort Park, Starting at 6pm.
1-866-462-8853
parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/general-butler/

*Butler Turpin House Tours
Built in 1859 in the Greek Revival style. The home is a place of remembrance for one of Kentucky’s foremost military families from colonial times through the Civil War. OPEN: Weekly tours available from May 26th-Sept. 3rd. Tours will be given Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm. Private tours are available for groups January through December.

Deborah Garret    502-732-4261

*Rockin Thunder Jet Boat Rides

Enjoy jet boat rides up the Kentucky River from Carrollton to Frankfort. These will be offered in August and September, exact dates to be announced.

(812) 701-1155

www.rockinthunder.com

Carroll County Tourism Office
515 Highland Ave, Carrollton, KY 41008
(502) 732-7036

Paid in part by the KY Department of Travel & Tourism.

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