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2020 Best in Kentucky finalists – Voting begins May 1

The 2020 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 at the Kentucky State Fair on August 27 and published in Kentucky Living magazine’s September edition and right here on KentuckyLiving.com.

DAY TRIPLOCATION
Cumberland Falls State Resort ParkCorbin
Evan Williams Bourbon ExperienceLouisville
Mammoth Cave National ParkMammoth Cave

FARM TOURIST ATTRACTION
Cate’s FarmHenderson
Chaney’s Dairy BarnBowling Green
Hinton’s Orchard & Farm MarketHodgenville

KID-FRIENDLY ATTRACTION
Blue Moon StablesCorydon
Kentucky Down Under Adventure ZooHorse Cave
Louisville ZooLouisville

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

LONG WEEKEND GETAWAY
Farmer & Frenchman Winery & Cafe Robards
Lake Cumberland
Red River Gorge Geological AreaStanton

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

WINERY
Farmer & Frenchman Winery & Cafe Robards
Purple Toad WineryPaducah
Talon WineryLexington, Shelbyville

CRAFT BEER
Country Boy BrewingGeorgetown, Lexington
Henderson Brewing Co.Henderson
Maysville Brewing CompanyMaysville

DOWN-HOME RESTAURANT
Hometown RootsHenderson
Paula’s Hot BiscuitHodgenville
The Lighthouse RestaurantSulphur Well

BARBECUE
Arrowhead BBQHodgenville
J & B BBQHenderson
Red State BBQLexington

PIZZA
Hometown Pizza
Miguel’s PizzaSlade
Rockhouse on the RiverHenderson

HAMBURGER
Dovie’sTompkinsville
Laha’s Red CastleHodgenville
Metzger’s TavernHenderson

SWEET SPOT
Sandy’s Sweet ShopLebanon
Chaney’s Dairy BarnBowling Green
The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert CaféHodgenville

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

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

KENTUCKY MUSICIAN/BAND
Chris StapletonNashville, Tennessee
J.D. ShelburneNashville, Tennessee 
Tyler ChildersNashville, Tennessee

PLACE FOR LIVE MUSIC
Bush’s Saloon & Dance HallGlasgow
On Deck Riverside Bar & GrillHenderson
Renfro Valley Entertainment CenterMt. Vernon

PLACE FOR ADVENTURE
John James Audubon State ParkHenderson
Mammoth Cave National ParkMammoth Cave
Red River Gorge Geological AreaStanton

CAMPING SPOT
Green River Lake at Green River Lake State ParkCampbellsville
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation AreaGolden Pond
Red River Gorge Geological AreaStanton

GOLF COURSE
Bright Leaf Golf ResortHarrodsburg
Dale Hollow Lake State Park Golf CourseBurkesville
The Bridges Golf Course of HendersonHenderson

HOUSEBOATING LAKE
Green River LakeCampbellsville
Kentucky Lake
Lake Cumberland

PUBLIC HUNTING/FISHING AREA
Cave Run Lake
Green River LakeCampbellsville
Land Between The LakesGolden Pond

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Glendale Crossing FestivalGlendale
Lion’s Arts and Crafts FestivalHenderson
St. James Court Art ShowLouisville

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

MADE-IN-KENTUCKY PRODUCT
Ale-8-OneWinchester
Lucia Soaps EtcHenderson
The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert Café FudgeHodgenville
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