Festivals and Events

Jackson County Fair and Homecoming Events

Held annually the week before the weekend of Labor Day. These events offer real, small-town activities like livestock and horse shows, car shows, garden events, canning events, craft exhibits, musical entertainment, dancing, clogging, beauty pageants, and a parade. For more information contact the Jackson County Extension office at (606) 287-7396.

String Bean Memorial Music Park

MusicJune 1996 Porter Wagoner, Grandpa & Ramona Jones, Mac Wiseman and a host of other entertainers and friends of David “Stringbean” Akemon gathered to unveil a larger then life statue of Stringbean and established a memorial in his honor.

Four events are hosted each year:

  • Spring Bluegrass Festival
  • 4th of July
  • Gospel Festival
  • Fall Mountain Music Festival

Old Fashioned Festival

These festivals are sponsored by the elementary schools in Jackson County. These festivals educate students about Jackson County heritage, culture, and traditions such as cooking, dancing, crafts and Appalachian Mountain Music. Festivals are usually held in November. Call Tyner Family Resource Center at (606) 364-3878.

Youth Festival Rally

This youth festival is a Christian event that features gospel bands, speakers, revival, and sporting events. This festival provides teenagers the opportunity to interact with others through Christian based events. This event is held in Sandgap.

Jackson County Arts and Crafts Guild Show

This festival, held in conjunction with the Jackson County Homecoming and Fair, features local craftsmen in Jackson County, such as quilters, weavers, and other artisans. The festival is held annually on Labor Day weekend. Call Extension Office for more information (606) 287-7693.

Bethel Church Homecoming

Held annually the 3rd Sunday in September, this homecoming is in Northern Jackson County. People come from miles around to enjoy good food music and chatting. For additional information, call 606-878-7664.

Model T Ford Club of America

Model TIn 2000 the Model T Ford Club of America held a car show in Jackson County. Over 300 people from 28 states were in attendance. For more information on when and where shows will be held please go to their website www.mtfca.com.


For more information click here to visit the Jackson County Tourism Website