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CRAVE is about more than just food & drinks!

The following activities are included with festival admission:


Emceed by Food Network star and Kentucky native, “Lord honey!” Jason Smith

and curated and directed by Black Soil: Our Better Nature


Our Crave Kitchen Stage features two full days of fun and interactive culinary programming, including a Bloody Mary Trio Demo hosted by premiere Lexington drag queen Uma Jewel, a Bourbon & Cheese Pairing, to culinary demos from Ouita Michel, Lady Remoulade, Black Soil and more!

Curated and presented in conjunction with Black Soil: Our Better Nature and festival presenting sponsor Kroger.

Click HERE for the schedule and more info.

Kids stuff

The Live Green Lexington Kids' tent is sponsored by Lexington's Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works. Everyone of all ages can pick up a CRAVE scavenger hunt booklet, which can be completed to win prizes. Stop by the tent for watershed corn-hole, recycling and urban forestry games, and other kids activities. Don't forget to grab stickers and temporary tattoos!


crave car show

Our CRAVE Classic Car Show takes place each day of the festival, from 1-5pm! The show will feature a different fleet of classic cars and trucks each day – be sure to vote for your favorites for the People's Choice awards!


Have a great classic car you'd like to see included? Click HERE for more details on how to participate. 

live music

Two days of great local and regional music is included with festival admission! We take pride in presenting a diverse lineup of music in partnership with the University of Kentucky's college radio station,  WRFL 88.1. From garage rock, soul and bluegrass to Americana, blues and cosmic country, the music schedule has something for everyone!

Click HERE for the music lineup & schedule!

The following activity requires an additional ticket to participate: 

bourbon tasting

On Saturday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m., the CRAVE Kitchen Stage will host a Taste the House Flavors of Heaven Hill bourbon tasting, featuring Heaven Hill Whiskey brand ambassador Bernie Lubbers and executive bourbon steward Tom Wilmes. 

This guided bourbon tasting flight is a ticketed, limited capacity event. Tickets are $35 and pre-registration is highly recommended. Click HERE to reserve your spot.

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