2022 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 10:00 AM in our very own GBSRP (one of 5 Kentucky State Parks participating).
For more information contact GBSRP at 502-732-4384 or visit their Facebook page General Butler State Resort Park.

February

February 12th – 13th
Magic Dinner and Bourbon Weekend at General Butler State Resort Park

Richard Darshwood (the Whiskey Wizard) hosts his own speakeasy themed magic dinner show and bourbon tasting event. To book an overnight package including dinner, magic, bourbon, a souvenir, and breakfast bar call GBSRP at
502-732-4384. For more information visit General Butler State Resort Park on Facebook.

February 12th
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 18th – 20th
Galentine’s Self Care Weekend at General Butler State Resort Park

Weekend packages offered that are custom tailored for self-care, relaxation, and fun for you and your bff. Take advantage of yoga classes, guided hiking, 3 course meals, brunch with mimosas, social cocktail hours, paint and sip classes, trolley shuttles to downtown shops, and self-care packages in your room. For more information contact GBSRP at 502-732-4384 or visit the General Butler State Resort Park page on Facebook.

February TBA
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. For more information contact Susan Carlisle at 502-525-1835.

March

March 25th and 26th
Panther’s Theater presents “The Witches Princess”

Join the Carroll County High School Theater Department for one of three performances of this comedic quest. Friday night’s performance is at 7:00 PM. Saturday offers a matinee at 1:00 PM or cap off your evening with the final performance at 6:00 PM. For more information contact Barbi Ball at Carroll County High School 502-732-7070.

April

April 16th
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 17th
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 Facebook page General Butler State Resort Park.

April 17th
Easter Buffet at General Butler State Resort Park

April 22nd
Earth Day Festivities at General Butler State Resort Park

April 30th
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Miniature Golf Tournament

Event held at General Butler State Resort Park’s miniature golf course. For more information contact Misty Wheeler by email at director@carrolltontourism.com.

May

May 7th
The 148th 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 8th
Friends of Butler Theatre Production and Buffet

Event held at General Butler State Resort Park. For more information contact the Park at 502-732-4384 or visit their Facebook page General Butler State Resort Park.

May 20th – 22nd
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 21st
Port William Historical Society’s Heritage Saturday

Event held on the lawn of the Masterson House. For more information contact Port William Historical Society by email at portwilliamhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

May 27th – 29th
General Butler State Resort Park Memorial Day Weekend Festivities

For more information contact the Park at 502-732-4384 or visit their Facebook page General Butler State Resort Park.

May 28th
Friends of Butler Backyard Concert

Enjoy an evening of music on the back lawn of the Butler Turpin House at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. For more information email Tina Courtney at insassoc04@yahoo.com.

May TBA
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.

June

June 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.

June 18th
Friends of Butler Backyard Concert

Enjoy an evening of music on the back lawn of the Butler Turpin House at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. For more information email Tina Courtney at insassoc04@yahoo.com.

June 25th
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Paddle Boat Races

Event held at the General Butler State Resort Park lake. For more information contact Misty Wheeler by email at director@carrolltontourism.com.

June TBA
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 TBA
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.

July

July 1st
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 16th
Friends of Butler Backyard Concert
Enjoy an evening of music on the back lawn of the Butler Turpin House at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. For more information email Tina Courtney at insassoc04@yahoo.com.

July TBA
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.

July TBA
Friends of Camp Kysoc Park’s Patriotic Parade
Children up to age 10 bring your decorated strollers, tricycles, scooters, bicycles, wheelchairs, and wagons! Sign-in begins at 9:30 AM at Camp Kysoc’s flagpole. Festivities start at 10:00 AM with a flag-raising ceremony by Boy Scouts Troop 131. For more information go to the Friends of Camp Kysoc Park page on Facebook or contact Cathy Gilbert at 502-662-2658.

August

August 4th – 7th
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 5th
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 18th – 28th
Kentucky State Fair

August 20th
Friends of Butler Backyard Concert
Enjoy an evening of music on the back lawn of the Butler Turpin House at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. For more information email Tina Courtney at insassoc04@yahoo.com.

August 25th – 28th
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 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.

September 9th-10th
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 10th
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 Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism at
502-732-7036.

September 24th – 25th
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.

September 30th – October 1st
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.

October

October 8th-9th
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 7:00 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 14th-16th
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 Facebook page General Butler State Resort Park.

October 15th
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 21st – 23rd
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 Facebook page General Butler State Resort Park.

October 28th – 30th
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 Facebook page General Butler State Resort Park.

October 29th
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.

October
Story Walk sponsored by General Butler State Resort Park and Carroll County Public Library

Take a stroll on the Woodland Trail anytime during the month to read The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. This 1/2 mile looped trail can be accessed through the General Butler State Resort Park Campground. Public parking is behind the campground playground and the trailhead is behind campsite #100. Each sign has a single page from the book to read and enjoy as you walk. For more information contact General Butler State Resort Park at
502-732-4384 or check out their Facebook page.

October TBA
Fall Brawl Demolition Derby sponsored by Carroll County Fair
Board
Event held at the Carroll County Fairgrounds beginning at 7:00 PM each night. Friday night events include Youth/Adult Circle Track, Mini Van/Mini Truck, Mine Madness. Saturday night kicks off with Adult Circle Track, followed by One on One Call Races, Mini Car Powder Puff, and Big Car Street Stock. Admission is $12/person. For questions please contact John Peck at 859-393-8693.

October TBA
Glow Golf at General Butler State Resort Park

Each Friday and Saturday night from 7:00 – 10:00 PM during the month of October, General Butler State Resort Park’s Mini Golf Course glows. Adult pricing is $7/person, 9-15 years old is $5/person, and 8 or younger is $2/person. For more information check out General Butler State Resort Park on Facebook or contact them at 502-732-4384.

October TBA
Paranormal Tours at the Butler Turpin House
General Butler State Resort Park hosts tours at the Butler Turpin House every Friday and Saturday during the month. $20 per person. Check out General Butler State Resort Park on Facebook for more information or contact the park at 502-732-4384.

October TBA
Paint N Sip at General Butler State Resort Park

Kick back and come create a fun, fall themed painting while enjoying a glass of BOOze! Event held in Port William’s Lounge from 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Price is $25/person including the 1st drink. For more information please visit General Butler State Resort Park on Facebook or contact them at 502-732-4384.

October TBA
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 TBA
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.


November

November 19th
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 26th
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.

November
Story Walk sponsored by General Butler State Resort Park and Carroll County Public Library

Take a stroll on the Woodland Trail anytime during the month to read Fandango Stew. This 1/2 mile looped trail can be accessed through the General Butler State Resort Park Campground. Public parking is behind the campground playground and the trailhead is behind campsite #100. Each sign has a single page from the book to read and enjoy as you walk. For more information contact General Butler State Resort Park at 502-732-4384 or check out their Facebook page.

November TBA
Christmas Open House Downtown Businesses

November TBA
Out of the Shadows Ruck Walk Run at Point Park

Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Registration is $25/person. All proceeds will be donated to the Veteran’s Club. A Veteran’s Day ceremony will kick off the event. For more information contact Jeremy Hunt at 502-525-4670 or Zakk Wilson at 502-525-7830.

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 Facebook page General Butler State Resort Park.

December 3rd
Carrollton Main Street Program’s A Christmas Carroll
An old-fashioned Victorian celebration for all ages featuring a parade at noon, 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 3rd
Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism’s Tour of Homes

Visit various homes and businesses decked out in all of their holiday splendor! Tickets may be purchased at Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism, 515 Highland Ave., Carrollton, KY. For more information contact Carrollton/Carroll Co. Tourism at 502-732-7036.

December TBA
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 TBA
Carrollton Rotary Club’s Holiday Pancake Breakfast

Pancake breakfast held at St. John the Evangelist Parish Hall, corner of 5th Street and Clay, from 7:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Tickets are $5. F0r more information contact club president Diane Gross at 502-732-7644.

December TBA
Christmas Bazaar sponsored by Relevant Church Community

Event held at the Relevant Church Family Center, 2505 Highland Ave, Carrollton, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Various vendors will be set up and Burnout BBQ will be available for purchase. Free coffee, hot cocoa, and cider provided. For more information call 502-525-2698.

December TBA
Demolition Derby sponsored by the Carroll County Fair Board
Event held at the Carroll County Fairgrounds beginning at 4:00 PM. For more information contact Kevin Craig at 502-682-7241.

December TBA
Christmas Open House at the Masterson House

Event hosted by the Port William Historical Society from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. For more information contact Luanne Simmons at 502-732-4272.

December TBA
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.




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

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