WELCOME TO SOUTHERN AND EASTERN KENTUCKY

Explore More than you would expect in  one of the commonwealth’s most authentic travel regions – Southern and Eastern Kentucky . Our verdant forests, pristine rivers and lakes, and mountain vistas have been welcoming travelers for centuries.

Enjoy rafting in the morning and antiquing in the afternoon with a bite of local cuisine in between.

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MORE ADVENTURE AWAITS

Whether you are seeking adventure on land or on the water, you can find it in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

Thrill seekers have several options for off-road adventures, including the Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Area in Harlan County and the Wilderness Trail Off Road Park in Bell County.

Adventurers can find heart-pounding rapids for rafting or...


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LIFTING VOICES - MUSIC ECHOES ACROSS SOUTHERN & EASTERN KENTUCKY

Kentucky has always had a rich history of music and other stage enterainment.  We love our toe-tappin' country and bulegrass music!

Check out the Musical Adventure tab at the top of this page for more information.


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Spring cleaning for Dale Hollow roads on April 16

April 16, 2016

On April 16, volunteers are invited to pick up litter along lake
roads during the sixth annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup.

 

Hundreds of volunteers are expected, and they will receive a
free lunch and will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Free T-shirts
will be given away, while supplies last.

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2016 Cow Bell Days

June 17, 2016

2016 Cow Bell Days

Who: Stanford‐Lincoln County Tourism and the Cow Bell Days Committee would like to invite you to the inaugural Cow Bell Days festival in Historic Downtown Stanford, Kentucky.

What: This festival aims to celebrate all things Kentucky from our unique arts and crafts to our rural heritage. The festival will take place June 17‐18, 2016 and include live music, food, children’ activities, art and craft vendors, a parade, and the Miss Cow Bell pageant. Read more »

The Gospel Music Fan Awards Ceremony

May 21, 2016

The Gospel Music Fan Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday,
May 21, 2016, at The Center for Rural Development, capping off the week of the 12th annual Gospel Music FanFair in
Somerset, Kentucky. (For more information about Gospel Music FanFair and the
Gospel Music Fan Awards, visit www.gospelmusicfanfair.com.)

Mill Springs Cornbread Festival

May 28, 2016

Sponsored by the Monticello
Woman’s Club

The main event of the Cornbread Festival is the luncheon consisting of mill ground cornmeal “hoecakes”, pinto beans (onions & relish provided), dessert and a drink for $6.00. 

An alternate lunch is also available for $6.00, consisting of a hot dog (fixings), chips, dessert & drink. 

Entertainment will be provided by the Fall Creek Boys and the Waynetonians (choir from Monticello Elementary in Wayne County).  Read more »

9th Annual Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival

June 2, 2016

June 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2016 

Come be part of the Family at Williamsburg, Kentucky's #1 Bluegrass Festival!

Hosted by Southern Sun               www.sallygapbgfestival.com

Early Bird Weekend Pass until May 1st ONLY $55.00

At the Gate Pricing:  $65.00 Weekend Pass

Thursday - $20.00

Friday - $25.00

Saturday - $25.00

Attraction Reviews

Renfro Valley Lodge Restaurant

I was fortuntate enough to be invited to have lunch at the famous Lodge Restaurant in Renfro Valley yesterday by a friend.   The atmosphere is charming.  Greeted at the front door by friendly, smiling young ladies who made our group feel right at home.  Service was fast and the food was excellent.   The chef made a special effort to come to our table and welcome each of us and shake our hands.  He was delightful. 

Did I mention the prices were great for me.  Stop by off exit 62 off I-75.  You will not be disappointed.