2021 Calendar Of Events

* Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak many events are being postponed or canceled. If you are interested in attending an event, please call the host to confirm it is still on as scheduled. If you have any questions you may call our office (502-732-7036) and we will be happy to assist you. #TogetherKy #TeamKentucky

January

January 1st
General Butler State Resort Park’s First Day Hike

Get the new year started off right with a First Day Hike beginning at noon in our very own GBSRP (one of 5 Kentucky State Parks participating).
For more information contact GBSRP at 502-732-4384 or visit their website at parks.ky.gov.

February

February 6th
Carrollton Main Street Program’s Chocolate Walk

Visit downtown Carrollton businesses and enjoy samples of chocolate at participating locations. Register to win a basket of chocolates valued at $100. No purchase necessary. For more information contact Sam Burgess at 502-732-5713 or by e-mail at cmainst@bellsouth.net.

February
Carrollton Rotary Club’s Winter Ball

Enjoy a night of food, cocktails, music, and dancing at General Butler State Resort Park’s Conference Center. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 PM with dinner at 7:00 PM. Music by The Tymes Band starts around 8:00 PM. For more information contact Mark Smith at 502-732-3525 or Jeff Moore at 502-732-4261.

March

March 25th
Women in Business Luncheon
presented by Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
Join us for food, fun, and networking at our first Women in Business Luncheon held at General Butler States Resort Park’s Convention Center. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.carrollcountychamberky.com – $25 per Chamber member, $30 for a nonmember. Doors open at 11:00 AM, event begins at 12:00 PM. For more information contact Linda Davis at 502-523-9064.

April

April 2nd – 4th
General Butler State Resort Park’s Easter Egg Hunt

A drive through event in which you participate by spotting and counting Easter eggs throughout the park. The first one to check in at the Lodge front desk with the correct number of eggs wins a prize. For more information contact GBSRP at 502-732-4384 or visit their website at parks.ky.gov.

April 3rd
Carrollton Main Street Program’s Easter on the Square

A drive-by event held in downtown Carrollton beginning at 1:00 PM. The Easter Bunny will be greeting everyone and volunteers will hand out goodie bags for the kids. Sign up to win the “Golden Egg” containing $100 in downtown dollars. For more information contact Sam Burgess at 502-732-5713 or by e-mail at cmainst@bellsouth.net.

April 4th
General Butler State Resort Park’s Easter Dinner

Easter Dinner provided by the park. Menu available on the General Butler State Resort Park’s Facebook page. Please call 502-732-6400 to make reservations.

April 17th and 18th
Civil War Living History sponsored by Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism

Travel back in time and witness the history that made our country at Carrollton’s Point Park. This is a free event. For more information contact Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism at 502-732-7036 or by e-mail at director@carrolltontourism.com.

May

May 1st
The 147th Annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

Book your hotel or camp site in Carrollton and be less than 60 miles from all the action at the famous racetrack!

May 7th and 8th
Carroll County Fair Board’s Spring Bash Demo Derby

Annual demo derby held at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Stock 80 and newer class, compact class, modified compact class, and compact figure 8 class. Excitement begins at 8:00 PM. For more information contact Kevin Craig at 502-682-7241.

May 9th
General Butler State Resort Park’s Mother’s Day Buffet

Don’t make Mom cook and leave the cleaning to us! Join us at the Conference Center for a family meal beginning at 11:00 AM and ending at 6:00 PM. For more information contact GBSRP at
502-732-4384 or visit their website parks.ky.gov.

May 15th
Carrollton Fire Department’s Annual Golf Scramble

Annual golf event at Wheatley’s Fairview Golf Course. $50 per person, tee time 1:00 PM. For more information contact Mike Terrell at 502-643-0073.

May 29th
Friends of Butler’s Backyard Concert Series

Enjoy live music from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM with the historical Butler Turpin Mansion as the backdrop. This is an outdoor event (bring a lawn chair!) and may be moved within GBSRP if weather is a factor. For more information contact Tina Courtney at 502-525-2534 or by e-mail at panthers467@aol.com or visit their website at www.friendsofbutler.com.

June

June 4th
Carrollton Main Street Program’s First Friday on the Square

Enjoy music, inflatables, and various activities free in downtown Carrollton. A Farmers Market and Food Vendors will be set up for purchases. For more information contact Sam Burgess at 502-732-5713 or by e-mail at cmainst@bellsouth.net.

June 4th – 12th
Carroll County Fair
Rides, pageants, animals, tractors, food, demo derbies, and so much more at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. For more information call Kevin Craig at 502-682-7241.

June 5th
Carrollton Fire Department’s 19th Annual Golf Outing

Join us at Wheatley’s Fairway Golf Course for this annual event benefiting Christmas with a Fireman and The WHAS Crusade for Children. Start time is 1:00 PM, $50/person includes cart and green fees, food and soft drinks, and door prize entries. For more information or to register contact The Carrollton Fire Department at 502-732-7041.

June 5th
General Butler State Resort Park celebrates National Trails Day

Join us to help maintain and clean up the trails. Meet at the Archery Range at 9:00 AM. For more information contact GBSRP at 502-732-4384 or visit their website at parks.ky.gov.

June 19th
Friends of Butler’s Backyard Concert Series
Enjoy live music from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM with the historical Butler Turpin Mansion as the backdrop. This is an outdoor event (bring a lawn chair!) and may be moved within GBSRP if weather is a factor. For more information contact Tina Courtney at 502-525-2534 or by e-mail at panthers467@aol.com or visit their website at www.friendsofbutler.com.

June 20th
General Butler State Resort Park’s Father’s Day Buffet

Dad may be the master of the grill, but let us cook this special day. Join us at the Conference Center for a family meal beginning at 11:00 AM and ending at 6:00 PM. For more information contact GBSRP at
502-732-4384 or visit their website parks.ky.gov.

July

July 2nd
Carrollton Main Street Program’s First Friday on the Square

Enjoy music, inflatables, and various activities free in downtown Carrollton. A Farmers Market and Food Vendors will be set up for purchases. For more information contact Sam Burgess at 502-732-5713 or by e-mail at cmainst@bellsouth.net.

July 4th
City of Carrollton’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration co-sponsored by Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Carroll County Fiscal Court
Enjoy a full day of food, music, and fireworks all at Carrollton’s Point Park. Fun for the entire family. Admission is free!
For more information contact the City of Carrollton at 502-732-7051.

July 17th
Friends of Butler’s Backyard Concert Series
Enjoy live music from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM with the historical Butler Turpin Mansion as the backdrop. This is an outdoor event (bring a lawn chair!) and may be moved within GBSRP if weather is a factor. For more information contact Tina Courtney at 502-525-2534 or by e-mail at panthers467@aol.com or visit their website at www.friendsofbutler.com.

July 31st
Carroll County Extension Office’s Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner

A unique meal featuring Kentucky proud items. For more information contact the CC Extension Office at 502-732-7030.

August

August 5th – 8th
Highway 127 Yard Sale

Book your hotel or camp site in Carrollton and be less than 15 miles from accessing the world’s longest yard sale. For more information visit their website at www.127yardsale.com.

August 6th
Carrollton Main Street Program’s First Friday on the Square
Enjoy music, inflatables, and various activities free in downtown Carrollton. A Farmers Market and Food Vendors will be set up for purchases. For more information contact Sam Burgess at 502-732-5713 or by e-mail at cmainst@bellsouth.net.

August 21st
Friends of Butler’s Backyard Concert Series
Enjoy live music from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM with the historical Butler Turpin Mansion as the backdrop. This is an outdoor event (bring a lawn chair!) and may be moved within GBSRP if weather is a factor. For more information contact Tina Courtney at 502-525-2534 or by e-mail at panthers467@aol.com or visit their website at www.friendsofbutler.com.

August
Kentucky State Fair

August
Vevay, Indiana’s Swiss Wine Festival

Book your hotel or camp site in Carrollton and be less than 25 miles to this popular event. For more information visit www.swisswinefestival.org.

September

September 3rd
Carrollton Main Street Program’s First Friday on the Square
Enjoy music, inflatables, and various activities free in downtown Carrollton. A Farmers Market and Food Vendors will be set up for purchases. For more information contact Sam Burgess at 502-732-5713 or by e-mail at cmainst@bellsouth.net.

September 10th-11th
Bands and BBQ sponsored by Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism

Carrollton’s Point Park is rockin’ and smokin’ at this annual event. The Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned contest entices BBQ teams from various states competing for $9000 in prize money. Enjoy 2 Rollin’ Thunder Air Shows, live bands, lots of food, an amateur BBQ contest, and fireworks. For more information contact Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism at
502-732-7036 or by e-mail at director@carrolltontourism.com or follow our Bands & BBQ Facebook page “Bands & BBQ at the Point in Carrollton, KY”.

September 11th
Handcrafted and Homespun Market sponsored by Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism

Come shop all the wonderful craft vendors for quality, handmade items at Carrollton’s Point Park. Event runs in conjunction with Bands & BBQ on Saturday. For more information contact Cara Long at 502-525-2575 or Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism at 502-732-7036.

September 25th
General Butler State Resort Park celebrates National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single day volunteer event for public lands. Join us as we work on various projects around the park. Event begins at 9:00 AM. For more information contact GBSRP 502-732-4384 or visit their website at parks.ky.gov.

September 30th – October 2nd
Carroll County Tobacco Festival
Carnival rides, live music, food, a parade, and more family fun in downtown Carrollton. For more information call 502-376-2259,
502-643-7825, or 502-643-7821, or by e-mail at www.carrolltontobaccofestival.com.

September
Madison, Indiana’s Chautauqua

Book your hotel or camp site in Carrollton and be less than 15 miles from this popular annual event held in Madison. For more information visit their website at www.madisonchautauqua.com.

October

October 9th-10th
Carrollton’s Two Rivers Bass Tournament sponsored by Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism

Bass fishermen invade Carrollton’s Point Park to compete for prize money including a “Big Bass” Award given out each day. Team meeting begins at 6:30 AM Saturday. For more information contact Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism at 502-732-7036 or by e-mail at director@carrolltontourism.com or follow our Facebook page “Carrollton’s Two Rivers Bass Tournament.”

October 15th – 17th
General Butler State Resort Park’s Butler Boo Bash
Fun for the entire family! Events include paranormal tours of the historic Butler Turpin House, hayrides, campfires, costume contests, and more. For more information contact GBSRP at 502-732-4384 or visit their website parks.ky.gov.

October 16th
Mini Golf Tournament sponsored by Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Event to be held at General Butler State Resort Park’s Mini Golf Course at the front entrance of the park. Begins at 11:00 AM and lasting until 7:00 PM. $5 per person. There is a 64 team limit so register in advance! For more information contact Cara Long at 502-525-2575 or by email at carrollcountychamberky@gmail.com.

October 16th
Carrollton Main Street Program’s Art Walk
Join us on the courthouse square in downtown Carrollton for a sidewalk chalk art contest! This is a free event featuring 4 age groups starting at 10:00 AM. Registration begins at 9:00 AM. For more information contact Sam Burgess at 502-732-5713 or by e-mail at cmainst@bellsouth.net.

October 16th
Out of the Darkness Walk

A walk to fight suicide at Carrollton’s Point Park. Register at afsp.org/CarrollCountyKY. Walk begins at 9:30 AM.
Contact Holly Dawson at hollydawsonmkay@yahoo.com for more information.

October 22nd – 24th
General Butler State Resort Park’s Butler Boo Bash
Fun for the entire family! Events include paranormal tours of the historic Butler Turpin House, hayrides, campfires, costume contests, and more. For more information contact GBSRP at 502-732-4384 or visit their website parks.ky.gov.

October 29th – 31st
General Butler State Resort Park’s Butler Boo Bash
Fun for the entire family! Events include paranormal tours of the historic Butler Turpin House, hayrides, campfires, costume contests, and more. For more information contact GBSRP at 502-732-4384 or visit their website parks.ky.gov.

October 30th
Trick or Treat on the Square

Event sponsored by Carrollton Main Street Program in which downtown businesses pass out treats from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. For more information contact Sam Burgess at 502-732-5713 or by email at cmainst@bellsouth.net.

October 30th
Halloween at Two Rivers Campground

An event hosted by the City of Carrollton for campers at Two Rivers Campground. Please call the City of Carrollton for more information regarding this event at 502-732-7060 or to make a campsite reservation call 502-732-4665. The campground website is www.2RiversCampground.com.

November

November 5th and 6th
Christmas Open House Downtown Businesses

November 11th
General Butler State Resort Park’s Veteran’s Day Celebration

Services honor our Veterans. For more information contact GBSRP at
502-732-4384 or visit their website parks.ky.gov.

November 18th
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Awards Banquet and Silent Auction

A night to recognize award-winning businesses in our community and raise money for scholarships for our local high school scholars. Event held at the General Butler State Resort Park’s Conference Center beginning at 5:00 PM. For more information contact Chamber at 502-732-7034 or by e-mail carrollcountychamberky@gmail.com or visit their website www.carrollcountyky.com/coc.

November 20th
Carrollton Main Street Program’s Another Reason to be Thankful

A customer appreciation event in downtown Carrollton. Merchants open regular hours with special buys and sales. Event includes the lighting of the community Christmas tree. For more information contact Sam Burgess at 502-732-5713 or by e-mail at cmainst@bellsouth.net.

November 25th
General Butler State Resort Park’s Thanksgiving Meal

Join us at the Conference Center for a family meal beginning at 11:00 AM and ending at 6:00 PM. For more information contact GBSRP at
502-732-4384 or visit their website parks.ky.gov.

November 27th
Carrollton Main Street Program’s Small Business Saturday

Shop downtown stores and see what our small town has to offer. Participating stores give special discounts and offer door prizes. For more information contact Sam Burgess at 502-732-5713 or by e-mail at cmainst@bellsouth.net.


December

December 1st-31st
General Butler State Resort Park’s Festival of Trees

View an array of decorated Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses, churches, schools, clubs, and organizations in GBSRP’s mezzanine all month long. For more information contact GBSRP at 502-732-4384 or visit their website parks.ky.gov.

December 4th
Carrollton Main Street Program’s A Christmas Carroll
An old-fashioned Victorian celebration for all ages featuring a parade, horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, and the Sugar Plums baking contest in downtown Carrollton. For more information contact Sam Burgess at 502-732-5713 or by e-mail at cmainst@bellsouth.net.

December 7th
Carroll County Chamber Christmas Social

Event hosted by Carroll County Chamber of Commerce at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge Mezzanine for businesses to network. For more information contact Cara Long at 502-732-7034 or by email at carrollcountychamberky@gmail.com or visit their website at carrollcountychamberky.com.

December
Carroll County Arts Board’s Community Church Christmas Concert

Free (donations appreciated and help support the Nancy Jo Grobmyer Memorial Arts Scholarship) annual event featuring music by local church choirs held in the Carroll County Middle School auditorium at 7:00 PM. For more information contact Greg Beck at 502-438-7335 or by e-mail at gtbeck2@gmail.com.

December
Living Nativity on the Courthouse Square
presented by the Christian Academy of Carrollton.
Performances start at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM each night.
For more information contact CAC at 502-732-4734

December
Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism’s Christmas Tour of Homes

Visit various homes and hospitality sites brimming with Christmas spirit! Ticket purchase includes all listed homes, churches, and hospitality sites with free refreshments. Tickets may be purchased at the Tourism Office, 515 Highland Ave., Carrollton. For more information contact Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism at 502-732-7036 or by e-mail at director@carrolltontourism.com.

December
Carrollton Rotary Club’s Holiday Pancake Breakfast

Pancake breakfast held at Sweet & Savory Blessings, 422 Main St, Carrollton, from 7:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Tickets are $5. F0r more information contact club president Jake Thompson at 502-732-6688.

December
General Butler State Resort Park’s Christmas Celebration

Breakfast with Santa and a variety of other kid-favorite characters from 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM in the Two Rivers Restaurant and Lodge. Various
activities 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more information contact GBSRP at
502-732-4384or visit their website at parks.ky.gov.

December
General Butler State Resort Park’s Christmas Tea at the Butler Turpin House

Sip Victorian high tea as you enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas. For more information contact GBSRP at 502-732-4384 or visit their website parks.ky.gov.

December
General Butler State Resort Park’s Dinner Theater and Dance

Friends of Butler presents their annual dinner theater and dance. Seating opens at 6:00 PM with dinner beginning at 7:00 PM. Enjoy the performance at 8:00 PM with music and dancing to follow until ringing in the New Year at midnight. For more information contact GBSRP at 502-732-4384 or visit their website at parks.ky.gov.




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

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