Jammin' on the Porch

​(859) 986-2540 | Every Thursday 7pm

Bring your instrument and join in the jam session. Father and daughter duo Lewis and Donna Lamb host the event. Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 W. Jefferson Street.

An authentic Berea experience!

Contra Dancing

​(859) 985-5501 | (859) 893-0457

Lively American folk dancing. Beginners welcome, no partner needed, all dancers taught, great live music.

Third Fridays Sept.-May 9pm, Fourth Saturday of Every Month* 7:30pm, *Except for Dec. Dance weekends in Jan. and April.

Nestled in some of the richest farm land in the country, Berea is home to many unique agricultural attractions. From educational gardens that teach people how to grow food to rural centers dedicated to preserving the history of heirloom seeds, Berea has something to interest any agriculture enthusiast. Check out our listings below to see places you can visit on your next trip to Berea!

Make sure you check out these additional activities too!!

​Make Berea your home base and take excursions to these nearby cultural and historic destinations.

​Sculptures of mythical beasts, vibrantly painted hands, fountains, stained glass, and historic architecture are a few of the delights on the Berea Public Art Tour. Go to BereaPublicArt.com and hear the voices of artists and local historians telling the story behind the art. Plus you can experience live art by visiting one of several studio artists, who invite you to watch them at work, or by joining local musicians at a weekly jam festival.

​Berea is a great getaway for outdoor enthusiasts!

July 12-14, 2019

Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday, 10am-5pm

Adults $6, Senior Citizens $5, Children under 12 get in FREE.

Amazing art, incredible food, wandering musicians, dancers, artisan demonstrations and so much more. For 38 years Berea Craft Festival has brought the best and brightest from all over and packed them into the gorgeous Appalachian hills of The Pinnacles in Berea.


Indian Fort Theater- 3 Miles east from downtown Berea, 40 miles south

Berea’s premier program for emerging artists and craftspeople!

Join us on Friday nights in July - September 2018 from 7-10pm for a family-friendly community block party! Featuring national, regional, and local live music and performance art, handmade arts and crafts vendors, Kentucky Proud local foods, performance art, children’s activities, and a family fun atmosphere.

Presented by the Berea Arts Council, First Friday Berea, Berea Tourism & Berea College Entrepreneurship for the Public Good, including sponsorships from MACED and Mountain Tech Media.

For more information and to learn how to get involved, go

​Join our crew on the trolley on Saturdays through October 13th for a free tour of Berea! Learn about Berea’s unique history and arts culture! Stay on for the whole tour or jump off to shop and get back on later!

The Friends of Boone Trace 1775 are dedicated to saving and preserving Boone Trace, the trail blazed by Daniel Boone and his thirty “axemen” in March and April of 1775 from North Carolina, through the Cumberland Gap to Boonesborough.

No other road is of greater historical significance to the founding of Kentucky and opening of the west than “that little road.” And it comes right up through the heart of Kentucky!

Find more information and interactive driving and hiking maps at boonetrace1775

September 21-23, 2018

The signature event of the Berea Chamber of Commerce, the Spoonbread Festival offers 3 days of affordable family fun! Hot air balloons, cornhole tournament, live music, approximately 200 exhibitor booths, spoonbread eating contest, dog show, car show, scenic motorcycle ride, antique tractor show, a parade, and of course, delicious Spoonbread. The Spoonbread Festival is proud to offer free parking, free admission, free inflatables for children and several other free family activities.

October 13-14, 2018

The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen will offer patrons the most beautiful handcrafted items for purchase during the gathering of KGAC juried artists at the Historic Indian Fort Theatre, Berea, Ky.

ADMISSION: $5 Adults, Free for children 12 & under

The fair will offer free parking and is handicap accessible!


For more information, please call 859-986-3192 or email info@kyguild.org.