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Mason County Events

Events for Mason County

June 14
Maysville Uncorked

Always held the second Saturday in June in downtown historic Maysville.
This event features Kentucky wineries from across th state as well as local and regional artisans.
The evening is topped off with featured entertainers delivering sounds from pop to jazz. Hours 4pm - 10pm
LOCATION: Market Street, Downtown Maysville, KY 41056
Phone: (606) 564-3666

July 4
July 4th Downtown Parade in Maysville
Location: Downtown Maysville

July 30 - August 3
The Maysville Players Presents "Joseph & The Technicolor Dreamcoat"
Thursday 7 pm, Friday 8 pm, Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm
Location: The Washington Opera House, 116 West Second St. Maysville
Thursday 7 pm, Friday 8 pm, Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm
Phone: 606-564-3666

July 30
B & B Riverboats Cruise
Lunch Cruise 12pm – 2pm
Sightseeing Cruise 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Dinner Cruise 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Limestone Landing, Maysville

August 8 - 9
4th Annual Maysville Oktoberfest
Food & Beverage booths open at 5pm Fri Aug 8th with the band performing 6-10 pm. Food & Beverage booths open at noon on Sat. Aug 9th; Bands begin at 1pm - 10 pm Tug-of-war, log sawing, 'Doggy Derby', a promenade, rides & games for the kids and more fill up the schedule during Saturday. Bands perform in Historic Downtown Maysville, Kentucky
LOCATION: 2nd & Market Street, Downtown Maysville, KY 41056
Phone: (606) 564-5865

August 15 & 16
Arts Explosion in Maysville, Kentucky
Visitors to Maysville always ask, after seeing a sold-out production by the Maysville Players, enjoying a concert by one of our bands or choirs, or purchasing that perfect item from a local artisan, "What is it about your city that produces so much talent? Is it something in the water?" We invite you to find out, as the people who produce your favorite food, music, art and more come together for the first time in a one-of-a-kind showcase of what makes us special - Arts Explosion. You'll enjoy performances in visual, performing and culinary arts, with entertainment ranging from sand sculpting to chalk art to music to cooking demonstrations. The best of what we have to offer in one spectacular event - we hope you'll be front and center to appreciate and enjoy!
LOCATION: 2nd & Market Street, Downtown Maysville, KY 41056
Phone: (606) 564-3361

August 23
Kentucky Mudfest
8am – 10pm
The Kentucky MudFest will offer both a 5K " The Filthy 5K" and a 10 mile," Ten Miles of Hell", kick your butt obstacle course. The terrain was the home of Tough Mudder Kentucky 2012 & 2013. Both of which were considered to be two of the hardest events Tough Mudder has ever put on. We plan on taking that a step further by making it an even more physically demanding course. The electric and ice water may be gone, but the mud and hills aren't ! Our obstacles, both natural and man made, will test your strength and conditioning unlike anything Tough Mudder offered. This will not be an event for wimps and whinners!! Get your teams together and start training NOW !!! Although this is not a race, it will be a timed event. The fastest time of the day, for each event, will take home a cash prize. $200 for "The Filthy 5K" and $500 for the "Ten Miles of Hell" !The Kentucky MudFest will be an all day event offering a variety of local food vendors, craft vendors, beer, live music and fun. Bring the whole family and enjoy a great day of outdoor entertainment!
Location: Sleepy Hollow, 8157 Stonelick Road, Maysville
Phone: 606-759-8204

September 20 - 21
Simon Kenton Festival @ Maysville, Kentucky
This annual festival was started in Old Washington to honor Simon Kenton, who through historical accounts has been named the "Father of Mason County". Frontiersmen Simon Kenton and Thomas Williams arrived in Washington in 1775, discovering the rich cane lands Kenton had been seeking during four previous trips into the Kentucky wilderness. Ten years later, Kenton returned to the area, established his station and began recruiting families and individuals to the area. Pioneer stations resembled military forts, with blockhouses overlooking the compound, homes were built in and around the stations as protection against Indian attack during the period known as the Twenty Years’ War (1775-1795). In the winter of 1786 a small stockade, built under heavy guard, was erected in the center of Washington. Washington was once the second largest city in Kentucky, with 119 log cabins stretching for 1 mile. Our historic village is now known as “Old Washington.” We are located in Maysville Kentucky, 60 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio and 60 miles northeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Nearly everything about this quality event creates the illusion of time travel to the late 1700’s, early 1800’s. Our two-day historical adventure will begin with the Kenton Kin, Simon Kenton, Daniel Boone and other heroes of the frontier marching into the center of Old Washington where they are formally welcomed at the Opening Ceremonies. After the American flag is raised, and the last echo of the gun salute has finished, visitors are enticed to explore over 180 different booths. Antiques and unique crafts from all over the country are nestled along the vast main street of this historic village. 9-5pm.
LOCATION: Old Washington - Maysville, 2028 Old Main Street, Maysville, KY 41056
Phone: (606) 563-2596

September 26 & 27
Pig Out in Maysville
The Annual Pig Out in Maysville BBQ festival is held on a Friday and Saturday in mid to late September every year. It is a two day event starting at 5pm on Friday night. There will be a variety of food to eat on Friday and vendors will start serving at 5pm. Pig Out is located at the corner of McDonald Parkway and Sutton Street. There will be great music for just about everyone. The entertainment gets underway Friday at 7pm with a headline band performing until 10pm. On Saturday everything gets going at noon so bring the family and be prepared to stay for awhile. There are activities for the children so please bring your family. Three bands are scheduled throughout the day providing with the first band starting a 1pm and the last one concludes at 10pm. Be sure to take part in the People’s Choice voting and make your opinion count! There are 14 vendors that will be serving pulled pork, brisket, ribs, & chicken in their own unique signature style. You will have the opportunity to taste it all and cast your vote on who’s the BEST pulled pork in town. Please come and enjoy all the festivities while sampling all the delicious BBQ that the contestants prepare. All proceeds from this event go to the Shriner’s Transportation Fund. If you have any questions or need more information please call Charles Doughman 606-564-4869.
LOCATION: McDonald Parkway US Bank Parking Lot, Maysville, KY
Phone: (606) 564-4869