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Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival Celebrates over 25 years of Diversity | Kickoff September 7-9 in Lexington, Ky

September 7-9, 2018

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How do you remember September?

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For over 25 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!

 

Pay Sponsorship here!

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Events

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Saturday Sept 8, 2018
12:00pm - 5:00pm
KidsFest

It’s ALL about the kids! Join us for a FULL DAY near the corner of Short Street and Elm Tree Lane from 12pm-5pm. KidsFest is bigger than ever this year with many activities for children to learn – play – and grow!

Apply to be a vendor!

 

Kidsfest

3:00pm - 8:00pm
Upstage: Youth Competition

This is your chance to shine! Submit your performance info to stage2@rootsfestky.com. Winners receive a historic performance on Stage 1! Deadline to submit is August 24, 2018.

 

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Sunday Sept 9, 2018
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Gospel Celebration

Last but certainly not least is our GOSPEL CELEBRATION Sunday September 9th at 4:00pm inside the The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

Doors open at 3:30pm! Limited Seating available and is first come first served! Be there and celebrate with Roots & Heritage! #RootsFestKy

Vendors

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How do I become a vendor??

The Roots and Heritage Festival showcases the region’s most diverse vendors – including food, clothing, literature, music and art.
Vendors can download our Vendor Application below. We also offer an information line at 859.276.3262 for your convenience.

We encourage our vendors to purchase an official Roots & Heritage T-shirt and further support our festival of diversity.

2018 Roots & Heritage Vendor Application (PDF)

Complete 2018 Roots & Heritage Online Vendor Application

 

 

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FOOD HANDLER’S PERMIT BEFORE THE FESTIVAL.
THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE PERMITS GIVEN.

 

 

Submitted application and still need to pay?

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LEXINGTON ROOTS & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

HERITAGE PARADE

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Click here to download the Parade Entry Form | Click here to fill out a Permission Slip

Click here to download a Liability WaiverClick here for more information about the Parade 


 


 

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How to Reach Us

General Inquiries: info@rootsfestky.com

 

Parade inquiries: parade@rootsfestky.com

Vendor inquiries: vendors@rootsfestky.com

 

For Music & Entertainment inquiries

Main Stage: Stage1@rootsfestky.com

Youth Stage: Stage2@rootsfestky.com

Gospel Stage: gospel@rootsfestky.com

 

For Fine Art inquiries: arts@rootsfestky.com

For t-shirts inquiries: tshirts@rootsfestky.com


Looking to be a vendor this year? Please fill out the Vendor Application above.

Sponsors

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Be a part of our community. Be a Sponsor!

Our month long events represents an exceptional opportunity to put your company’s brand in front of a wide audience that could have direct interest in your products. By becoming one of our sponsors, you have the chance to reach a unique targeted audience and demonstrate your businesses diverse activism within the local community.

 

For sponsorship information email: sponsors@rootsfestky.com