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Best Things to Do Near Leitchfield, KY Summer 2018

With the first official day of summer 2018 just around the corner, we're taking a look at top events that you don't want to miss near Leitchfield, KY. This summer is loaded with fun, so grab your shades and sunblock. It's time to get this party started!

 Fireworks exploding in the night sky.

 Rumble Over the Rough

What is summer without an awesome 4th of July celebration?  Thanks to the dedicated people at the Friends of Rough River and the Rough River Dam State Resort Park, you won't have to go far.


Rumble Over the Rough is an annual fireworks show that features food, fun and fireworks, of course!  You'll want to check out the Rumble Over the Rough event page for a complete listing of details, but here's a quick list of what you need to know:


  • Location: Rough River Dam State Resort Park
  • Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 PM


 Close up of fiddle and bow

Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship

Is that fiddle music I hear…?  There's a good chance that fiddle music is exactly what you'll hear if you happen to be in Leitchfield on the third weekend in July.  And although there will be a whole lot of fiddlin' goin' on, there are a number of other activities that you'll also want to check out during this weekend of fun. 


From the Twin Lakes Fiddle Festival Queen Pageant, to booths, crafts and free concerts after the event, this event of chock-full of fun.  Check out the Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship official website for event specifics, but these highs and lows will get you started:


  • Location: Courthouse square in Leitchfield, KY
  • Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 AM (CDT)


 Children on a ride at the fair

2018 Grayson County Fair

If fireworks and fiddle music aren't enough summer fun for you, the 2018 Grayson County Fair may be just the ticket.  In fact, you'll have to buy a ticket just to get in, but that's another story…


The 2017 Grayson County Fair was loaded with fun, and we should expect no less of this year's event.  The list of features and events is simply too extensive for this article, but the Grayson County Fair website does a great job of telling you everything you need to know.  Here are Cliff's Notes on the event:


  • Location: Grayson County Fairgrounds
  • Date: August 28 - September 3, 2018
  • Cost: $10


Additional Summer Fun Resources

Here are some other awesome, local resources that you may want to check out to see what's going on in and around Leitchfield, KY, this summer.  These sites/organizations do a fabulous job promoting the local community and keeping people in the know:



As always, we'd like to finish this article by making a shameless pitch for booking one of the excellent rooms at the Hatfield Inn.  If you're planning a trip to Leitchfield this summer, you'll need a clean, comfortable place to stay.  Why not make that place the Hatfield Inn?  In addition to clean rooms, comfy beds and friendly staff, we serve a full breakfast every morning to help you start your day off right.