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Festivals and Fairs

There are a variety of festivals and events that take place every year in Breathitt County. People travel from afar to become a Breathitt Countian for a day and take place in the festivities and excitement.

Below is a summary of annual events that occur in Breathitt County. As always, be sure to check out the Event Listings for other events taking place in Beautiful Breathitt!

Breathitt County Honey Festival

Come join us for a week-end of old fashioned fun, great country food, and good times with our friendly Mountain Folks.

Occurs: Labor Day Weekend
Location: Downtown Jackson
Contact: Chairperson Clara Gabbard @ (606) 295-4562
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Breathitt County Heritage Fair

The Breathitt County Heritage Fair is a celebration of the rich and colorful heritage of Breathitt County. Live Music, children's events, food and outdoor attractions for the whole family, highlight this Fair. Come out and have fun, while you help us support the Heritage of Breathitt County.

Occurs: Early July in conjunction with Pigout in the Park
Location: Douthitt Park, Jackson, KY
Contact: Chris Friley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jackson Parks & Recreation @ (606) 666-8980
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Downtown Christmas

Downtown is decorated with the sights and sounds of Christmas. There will be a Christmas parade with the arrival of Santa Claus, Arts & Crafts fair, chili cook-off, Santa Land, Christmas Cantana, trolley tours at dusk of decorated neighborhoods, lighting of community Christmas tree and much, much more! Theme for 2015: "Christmas Memories." Event is sponsored by the Jackson Woman's Club, Jackson Kiwanis Club and the Jackson Tourism Board.

Occurs: First Saturday in December (December 5, 2015)
Location: Downtown Jackson
Contact: Roxiania Fraley (606) 666-4512 or Dorothy Marshall (606) 666-4797

Breathitt Co. Veterans Appreciation Week

Special week-long events at schools, churches and other public places honoring our veterans. Parade with a reception following in the BHS lobby. Veterans program at Douthitt Park. Veteran's Night at the Senior Citizens Center. (606) 666-7973 or (606) 666-4159.

Location: Around Jackson
Contact: (606) 666-7973 or (606) 666-4159

Pig Out in the Park

July 4th Celebration. Fireworks, music, rides for the kids, lawnmower races and plenty of good food. (606) 666-8980.

Occurs: July 4th Weekend
Location: Douthitt Park, Jackson, KY
Contact: (606) 666-8980
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Breathitt Co. Rodders Car Club Cruise In

Every third Friday beginning in January and running through December. Cars meet at Hardees in Jackson with festivities beginning at 6 pm and lasting until dark. Everyone is invited. (606) 436-8259.


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