Make Plans To Attend The Kentuck Festival Of The Arts

Kentuck Festival

Save the date because the 47th annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts takes place on Oct. 20 and 21 at the Kentuck Park on 3501 Fifth St., Northport, Alabama. Nationally and internationally acclaimed, this isn’t an event anyone in or near Northport should miss. From live music and children activities to delicious food and craft brews, this festival is fun for the whole family.

Festival Details

Saturday, Oct. 20: Early bird shopping for benefactor VIPs from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Regular hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Single day tickets are $10 each, and for an additional $5, you can get a weekend pass. All children 12 years of age and under get in free. VIP tickets range from $185 to $410 and come with lots of special perks like free Kentuck bucks, early entry, and much more.

The Kentuck Festival of the Arts does ask that all visitors follow a few simple guidelines to ensure that everyone at the festival stays safe:

  • Except for service dogs, no pets
  • No weapons
  • No skateboards, scooters, or bicycles

It’s All About the Art

There’s a reason the Kentuck Festival of the Arts is No. 5 in the nation, according to Sunshine Artist Magazine. The festival encourages creativity and unique art, and this year is no exception. With over 270 artists, there’s something to satisfy all tastes. Whether you love jewelry, clay, musical instruments, print-making, woodwork, fiber, or a little bit of everything, there’s more than enough to keep you entertained. The artists are from all over the U.S., with 78 of them being from right here in Alabama.

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Don’t Miss Out on Great Music and Spoken Word

Saturday, Oct. 20

Brother Ben Music Stage

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. North Alabama Irish Music Session
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Men of Prayze
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Tristen
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Michaela Anne
  • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Blue Cats

Spoken Word Stage

  • 10:30 a.m. – Steve Hobbs
  • 11:30 a.m. – Improbable Fictions
  • 12:30 p.m. – A Celebration of Alabama Writers
  • 1:30 p.m. – Steve Hobbs
  • 2:30 p.m. – Alabama Student Association for Poetry

Sunday, Oct. 21

Brother Ben Music Stage

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cottonmouth Creek
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Suitcase Junket
  • 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Eilen Jewell
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. Trogone Band

Spoken Word Stage

  • 10:30 a.m. Steve Hobbs
  • 11:30 a.m. Improbable Fictions
  • 12:30 p.m. A Celebration of Alabama Writers
  • 1:30 p.m. Steve Hobbs
  • 2:30 p.m. Alabama Student Association for Poetry

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