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2021 Best in Kentucky finalists

The 2021 Best in Kentucky finalists are here! Did your favorite make the list? Voting takes place May 1–May 31 for first, second and third place. The winners will be announced live on Facebook and YouTube on August 26 and published in Kentucky Living magazine’s September edition and right here on KentuckyLiving.com.

DAY TRIPLOCATION
Red River Gorge Geological AreaStanton
Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage CenterBardstown
Mammoth Cave National ParkMammoth Cave

FARM TOURIST ATTRACTION
Cates FarmHenderson
Dennison’s Roadside MarketHorse Cave
Hinton’s Orchard & Farm MarketHodgenville

KID-FRIENDLY ATTRACTION
Hinton’s Orchard & Farm MarketHodgenville
Kentucky Down Under Adventure ZooHorse Cave
Louisville ZooLouisville

HISTORIC SITE
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical ParkHodgenville
My Old Kentucky HomeBardstown
Shaker Village of Pleasant HillHarrodsburg

LONG WEEKEND GETAWAY
Farmer & Frenchman Winery & Cafe Henderson
Cumberland Falls at Cumberland Falls State Resort ParkCorbin
Red River Gorge Geological AreaStanton

DISTILLERY
Evan Williams Bourbon ExperienceLouisville
Jim Beam American StillhouseClermont
Maker’s MarkLoretto

WINERY
Farmer & Frenchman Winery & Cafe Henderson
Purple Toad WineryPaducah
Jesters WineryLebanon

CRAFT BEER
Country Boy BrewingGeorgetown, Lexington
Henderson Brewing Co.Henderson
Scout & Scholar Brewing CompanyBardstown

DOWN-HOME RESTAURANT
Hometown RootsHenderson
Kayla’s Fill-Up StationHodgenville
The Lighthouse RestaurantSulphur Well

BARBECUE
Arrowhead BBQHodgenville
J & B BBQHenderson
Red State BBQLexington

PIZZA
Hometown PizzaLaGrange
Pizza ZoneBuffalo
Rockhouse on the RiverHenderson

HAMBURGER
Kayla’s Fill-Up StationHodgenville
Laha’s Red CastleHodgenville
Metzger’s TavernHenderson

SWEET SPOT
Tipton’s Tradition Inc.Ashland
Second Street TreatsHenderson
The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert CaféHodgenville

EVENT OR FESTIVAL
Lincoln Days CelebrationHodgenville
Marion County Country Ham DaysLebanon
W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue FestivalHenderson

MUSEUM
Audubon Museum and Nature Center at the John James Audubon State ParkHenderson
Speed Art MuseumLouisville
The Lincoln MuseumHodgenville

KENTUCKY MUSICIAN/BAND
Black Stone CherryEdmonton
J.D. ShelburneTaylorsville
Tyler ChildersLawrence Co.

PLACE FOR LIVE MUSIC
Bush’s Saloon & Dance HallGlasgow
Lincoln JamboreeHodgenville
Paramount Arts CenterAshland

PLACE FOR ADVENTURE
Cumberland Falls at Cumberland Falls State Resort ParkCorbin
Mammoth Cave National ParkMammoth Cave
Red River Gorge Geological AreaStanton

CAMPING SPOT
Green River Lake at Green River Lake State ParkCampbellsville
Jellystone Park Mammoth CaveMammoth Cave
Red River Gorge Geological AreaStanton

GOLF COURSE
LaRue County Golf CourseHodgenville
Barren River Lake State Park Golf CourseLucas
The Bridges Golf Course of HendersonHenderson

HOUSEBOATING LAKE
Green River LakeCampbellsville
Barren River LakeLucas
Lake Cumberland

PUBLIC HUNTING/FISHING AREA
Barren River Lake at Barren River State Resort ParkLucas
Green River LakeCampbellsville
Land Between The LakesGolden Pond

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Glendale Crossing FestivalGlendale
Bardstown Arts, Crafts & Antique FairBardstown
St. James Court Art ShowLouisville

FARMERS MARKET
Hardin County Farmers’ MarketElizabethtown
Henderson Farmers MarketHenderson
Lexington Farmers MarketLexington

MADE-IN-KENTUCKY PRODUCT
Ale-8-OneWinchester
Elijah Craig BourbonBardstown
The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert Café FudgeHodgenville
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