September 10-12, 2021

Thank you all for being so patient so that we could determine if we are having the Festival live or virtual. We were preparing for virtual until recently- COVID has taught us the ability to pivot plans quickly. So it looks like we’ll have the Festival live this year. I am waiting for city officials to confirm our weekend of September 10. We will see what adjustments we need to make for COVID and post updated information soon, including the vendor applications and planned events.

Thank you to those who had expressed interest in volunteering. I have your contact information and you will be getting a zoom link for the planning committee meetings. If you wish to volunteer and have not reached out, please email or message with your name and email so that I can contact you. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in September!

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For over 30 years, during the weekend following Labor Day — the Roots and Heritage Festival has been a pinnacle of regional diversity providing entertainment & education for all ages.

The colorful pageantry of the festival combined with its high-quality offerings of cultural and educational programs has earned its recognition as one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society and One of the Top Ten Festivals in Kentucky.

We invite you to join us and celebrate our rich heritage at our month-long events!

Support our festival programming with your donation to our community!