Lincoln Days is October 5-6, 2024 in Hodgenville, Kentucky

Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln • Voted Best Festival in Kentucky!

Join us in Hodgenville, Kentucky for the 53rd annual Lincoln Days Celebration on October 5-6, 2024.

Our 2024 Board of Directors:
(from left to right): Jim B. Phelps, Bryce Shumate (Treasurer), Annie Peterson (Secretary), Roxann King (Vice President), Jeff Massie, Sarah Quesenberry (President), and Daniel Highbaugh (not pictured).  
This year, it’s “HATS OFF!” to:
artists  •  bakers  •  business owners  •  cabin builders  •  candy makers  •  choirs  •  churches  •  city, county, and state officials  •  civic and social clubs  •  community non-profits  •  content creators  •  cooks  •  council members and magistrates  •  crafters  •  decorators  •  diners  •  dishwashers  •  elected officials  •  event hosts and organizers  •  exhibitors  •  families  •  farmers and food producers  •  firefighters and first responders  •  5K, 10k and fun runners  •  float builders and decorators  •  former board members  •  historical reenactors  •  Hodgenville civil servants and work crews  •  ice cream eaters  •  LaRue County staff and service providers  •  law enforcement  •  Lincoln Presenters and Look-Alikes  •  marching bands  •  membership organizations  •  military active duty and reservists  •  motorcycle clubs  •  musicians  •  newspapers and news stations  •  organizations with various faiths, creeds and missions  •  our Lincoln Days members  •  pageant winners  •  pastors  •  pioneer game teams  •  publishers and podcasters  •  radio producers  •  quilters  •  railsplitters  •  reporters and editors  •  saddle clubs  •  safety and security personnel  •  shoppers  •  singers  •  soundboard operators  •  sponsors  •  sports teams  •  students  •  teachers  •  tourists  •  tractor operators  •  trash and recycling teams  •  vendors  •  veterans  •  vintage car enthusiasts  •  volunteers  •  and everyone who participates in our hometown festival!

Lincoln Days could not happen without YOU! 

Please join us throughout the year as we salute everyone
who makes our community festival so memorable, so special, and the BEST in Kentucky!

2024 Vendor & Booth Applications now available!

Download Food Booth Application.

Download Arts & Crafts Application.

Download Commercial Booth Application.

Download Non-Profit Booth Application.

Learn more about participating as a vendor for Lincoln Days 2024 (October 5-6) in Hodgenville, Kentucky.

2024 Festival Theme: Hats Off!

This year’s festival theme is Hats Off!
Our theme reflects our earnest gratitude for the many individuals, organizations, sponsors, vendors, and participants who contribute to the success of our annual festival. Please join us as we salute the many members of our community who make our festival so memorable and special! Learn more about this year’s theme.

Lincoln Days Art Show

One of the longest, continually-held art shows in Kentucky! The Art Show Opening on Thursday, October 3 is the official kick-off for all the fun and festivities. Everyone is welcome… and bring a friend!

Art show submissions accepted Sept. 15 – 30.

Sponsored by Keith Monument, The Lincoln Museum, and LaRue Carey Insurance

Enjoy two days of history, heritage, and hospitality in the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln and learn why readers of Kentucky Living Magazine have chosen Lincoln Days as Kentucky’s Best Festival for four consecutive years.

Lincoln Days is a two-day festival in Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace featuring pioneer games, an art show, Lincoln Look-Alikes, a parade, live music, food booths, an ice cream eating contest, the 5k and 10k Railsplitter Run, a classic car show, activities for kids and families… and much more!

Learn about Lincoln Days Celebration

For 53 years, our community festival has welcomed visitors to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace.

This unique event — in the heart of historic downtown Hodgenville, Kentucky — offers something for everyone.

Learn more about the all-volunteer organization that produces Lincoln Days.

Getting to Hodgenville, Kentucky


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