How much does Crave cost?

Admission: $8 (kids 10 and under free) $12 for Weekend Pass

Parking: Free

Food: Vendors will offer items at $2, $3 & $5 price points. Crave Bucks (available at the ticket office in the center of the festival) must be used for all food and beverages inside the festival. $1 = 1 Crave Buck.

Music: Included with admission

Bounce houses and other kids’ activities: Included with admission

Beer: $6-7 or $11 for Stadium Cups

Cocktails and Wine: $7-10

How many Crave Bucks should I buy?

Average per adult: $30

Average per child: $15-20

Average per family of 4: $100

Does Crave support a charity?

CRAVE partners with several charities during the festival, with GreenHouse 17 receiving the largest portion of festival proceeds of all of our non-profit partners. Crave Lexington has contributed $67,000 to GreenHouse 17 and $3,580 to the HomeBuilders’ Care Association. In addition, Dress for Success, Lexington Humane Society and On The Move Art Studio have also benefited. 

Are there kids activities?

Crave Lexington is a family-friendly event with lots of activities for every age group! Inflatables, games, face painting, giant board games, books and kids’ art projects are among the activities geared toward the kiddos. Live Green Lexington and On the Move Art Studio will also offer no-charge activities. Click here for more details on activities for all ages offered at Crave this year!


What's the deal with the car show?

The annual Crave Classic Car Show will take place 1-5 p.m. each day. A Judge's Choice and a People's Choice trophy will be issued each day - festival attendees are encouraged to check out all the cars and vote for your favorite each day! This is a laid-back, casual show and there's no need to have a concours-level car to enter. Please click HERE if you are interested in showing your car. There is no charge, and you get in FREE!

Who created Crave?

Crave Lexington is a 2-day food + music festival produced by Smiley Pete Publishing, the independent Lexington-based company behind Chevy Chaser and Southsider Magazines, Business Lexington, Lexington Burger Week, Bluegrass BBQ Fest, Lexington Pizza Week, Kitchens of the Bluegrass Tour, and The festival started in 2013 and has grown ever since – we are excited to celebrate our seventh annual anniversary in 2019!

What should/can I bring?

The following items are allowed for your personal comfort:


  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, bug repellant

  • Lightweight blankets to sit on

  • Ponchos or handheld umbrellas

  • Seating (low-back folding chairs or camping chairs)

  • Baby strollers

  • Wet wipes and pocket hand sanitizers always come in handy

  • Backpacks are allowed, but are subject to search at the gate


Patrons are NOT ALLOWED to bring any of the following:
  • Coolers or picnic baskets

  • Flasks, thermos, or drink containers of any kind other than clear water bottles

  • Firearms, knives or weapons of any kind

  • Fireworks or explosives of any kind


Pet Policy: With the exception of service animals, pets are

NOT ALLOWED inside Masterson Station Fairgrounds


Crave Lexington is a festival specially designed for humans - please leave your pets at home. As much as we love our dogs, cats, turtles, lizards and pet fish, to maximize the safety and enjoyment of all guests we cannot allow animals inside the fairgrounds during this (very food-centric) event.


We regret that we will not be able to offer Doggie Day Care this year as we have in years past.

Crave is a rain-or-shine event. There are no refunds of admission tickets or Crave Bucks.