2019 Calendar Of Events

January

Breakfast Pajama Party
January 1st
General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

First Hike
January 1st
General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

Friday Live Tunes
January 11th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port William’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
January 15th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

Carroll County Arts Board Chautauqua Speaker
Adolph Rupp/Dinner/UK Game
January 19th 3:00 PM
Carroll County Extension Office
Kristin Beck, Carroll County Arts Board, 502-732-7020 

Progressive Louisville Boat, RV, and Sportshow
January 23rd-27th at the Kentucky Exposition Center
Stop in and visit Carrollton/Carroll Co. Tourism’s booth at this annual event!

February

Rotary Ball
February 2nd, General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center
Cocktail Hour 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM
Dance 8:00 PM
Contact Jeff Moore or Deborah Garrett, 502-732-4261, for tickets

Friday Live Tunes
February 8th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port William’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge

Chocolate Walk
February 9th
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

The Compass Quartet
February 9th. time TBA
A Valentine’s Day weekend concert of classical music and love songs.  The event, sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Board, is at News Auction Service.  Wine from River Valley Winery and cupcakes from Julie Aulbach Cakes will be available for purchase.  Tickets are $5 for adults and free for those 18 years old and younger.

Valentine’s Dinner
February 14th
General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

Ford 65th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel Show
February 15th – 24th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
Stop in and visit Carrollton/Carroll Co. Tourism’s booth at this annual event!

“Legends of Love” Tribute Show
February 16th 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Perfect Harmony Dinner Theatre at General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4384

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
February 19th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

March

Friday Live Tunes
March 8th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port William’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
March 19th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

Photography Workshop
March 22nd – 24th Time TBA
General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4383
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

April

Friday Live Tunes
April 8th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port William’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park

Civil War Living History
April13th-14th
Join us at Point Park for a weekend 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

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
April 16th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

Easter on the Square
April 20th
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

Easter Dinner
April 21st
General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

Camper Appreciation Weekend
April 28th – 30th
General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

May

Kentucky Derby
May 4th
Located in Louisville, KY at Churchill Downs. Just 55 miles from Carrollton, where lodging is available.
www.kentuckyderby.com
502-636-4400

Friday Live Tunes
May 10th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port William’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park

Spring Bash: Demo Derby
May 11th
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

Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast
May 11th
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Pancake breakfast located at Carroll County High School.
Marjorie Bowers, 502-480-6226, Mbwrs4@aol.com

Mother’s Day Meal
May 12th
General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
May 21st 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

Annual Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble
May15th
Located at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatly, KY. Presenting Sponsor is Kentucky Utilities..
Chamber of Commerce: 502-732-7034
chamber@carrollcountyky.com

Carroll County Fair
May 31st – June 8th
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

June

First Friday on the Square
June 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

Friday Live Tunes
June 14th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port William’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park

River Sweep
May 15th
Point Park
Sam Burgess, 502-732-5713, cmainstreet@bellsouth.net

Father’s Day Meal
June 16th
General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
June 19h 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

 

July

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

Camper Patriotic Parade and Ice Cream Social
July 4th
General Butler State Resort Park

First Friday on the Square
July 6th
Enjoy entertainment, music, inflatables, and various activities for FREE in Historic Downtown Carrollton.
Sam Burgess, Main Street Director: 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

Race Fest
July 10th
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 Gander Outdoor Truck Series 225
July 11th
Located at the Kentucky Speedway.
859-567-3400
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

Friday Live Tunes
July 12th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port William’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park

NASCAR XFINITY Series ALSCO 300IMG_0675
July 12th
Located at the Kentucky Speedway.
859-567-3400
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

NASCAR Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart
July 13th
Located at the Kentucky Speedway.
859-567-3400
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
July 16th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

 

August

Highway 127 Corridor Yard Sale
August 1st-4th
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 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

Friday Live Tunes
August 9th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port William’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park

Kentucky State Fair
August 15th-25th
Located in Louisville, KY at the State Fairgrounds.

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
August 20th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

 

September

First Friday on the Square
September 6th
Enjoy entertainment, music, inflatables and various activities, for FREE in Historic Downtown Carrollton.
Sam Burgess, Main Street Director: 502-732-5713
cmainst@bellsouth.net

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
September 7th
General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

Friday Live Tunes
September 13th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port William’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park

Bands & BBQ at the Point
September 13th & 14th
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

Handcrafted and Homespun Market
September 14th 10:00AM-6:00Pm
Point Park
Cara Long, 502-525-2575

KR255
September 16th-21st
A paddle race on the Kentucky River, begins in Beatyville on September 16th and concludes in Carrollton at Point Park.
Misty Wheeler, 502-732-7036, director@carrolltontourism.com

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
September 17th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

Rotary Golf Scramble
September 18th 12:00PM
Fairway Golf Course
Mark Smith, 502-732-3525

Carroll County Tobacco Festival
September 26th-28th
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

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September 28th & 29th
Located at Point Park. $6,000 1st place guarantee. $10,000 total minimum payout guarantee. Big Bass Award each day. 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

 

October

Fall Brawl Demo Derby
October 5th
Located at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.
Kevin Craig, Fair Board: 502-682-7241


Friday Live Tunes
October 11th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port William’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park

Halloween Weekend at General Butler State Resort Park
October 11th – 13th
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

Art Walk
October 12th
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

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
October 16th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

Halloween Weekend at General Butler State Resort Park
October 18th – 20th
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

Halloween Weekend at General Butler State Resort Park
October 25th – 27th
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

Chamber Banquet
Exact date TBA
Located at General Butler State Resort Park.
Chamber of Commerce, 502-732-7034

 

November

Friday Live Tunes
November 8th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port William’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
November 19th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

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November 23rd
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

Thanksgiving Buffet
November 28th
General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

Small Business Saturday
November 30th
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.
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

Christmas Tour of Homes
December 7th
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

Rotary Club Holiday Pancake Breakfast
December 7th
First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
$5.00 per ticket
Marjorie Bowers, 502-480-6226, Mbwrs4@aol.com

Winter Wonderfest Day
December TBA
Events range from breakfast with Santa at Two Rivers Restaurant to a traditional holiday concert in General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

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A Christmas Carroll
December 7th
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

Friday Live Tunes
December 13th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Port WiIliam’s Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park

Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
December 17th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine

Community Church Christmas Concert
Exact date TBA
Carroll County Arts Board

New Year’s Eve Play and Dinner
December 31st
General Butler State Resort Park
502-732-4384
Website: PARKS.KY.GOV

 

 

*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: Weekend tours available from Memorial Day – Labor Day. Tours will be given Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm. Private tours are available for groups January through December.
Deborah Garret    502-525-4848

*Masterson House Tours
Built in the late 1790s, the Masterson house is believed to be the first two-story brick house built between Louisville and Cincinnati.  It is one of the oldest two-story brick houses still in existence on the Ohio River between Pittsburgh, PA and Cairo, IL.  Tours are provided by appointment.
Deborah Garrett 502-525-4848

*Rockin Thunder Jet Boat Rides
Enjoy jet boat rides up the Kentucky River from Carrollton to Frankfort. Tours offered May thru October 2019.  Please visit their websie for a variety of tours and dates.  Boats launch from Madison, IN.
(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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