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2022 Best in Kentucky finalists!

The 2022 Best in Kentucky finalists are here! Voting will begin on May 1. Until then, learn about each finalist below and get ready to vote for your favorite. Sponsored by Go Cadiz.

OUTDOORS 

  • PLACE FOR ADVENTURE 

Green and Nolin Rivers Blueway 

Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave

Red River Gorge Geological Area, Stanton

  • GOLF COURSE  

Eagle Trace Golf Course, Morehead 

LaRue County Golf Course, Hodgenville  

Shady Hollow Golf Course, Cub Run 

  • PUBLIC HUNTING OR FISHING SPOT 

Cave Run Lake, Morehead 

Barren River Lake, Lucas

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Golden Pond 

  • HOUSEBOATING LAKE 

Barren River Lake, Lucas

Green River Lake, Campbellsville

Lake Cumberland  

  • CAMPING SPOT 

Green River Lake State Park, Campbellsville 

Horse Cave KOA Holiday, Horse Cave

Red River Gorge Geological Area, Stanton

SHOPPING 

  • MADE-IN-KENTUCKY PRODUCT 

Ale-8-One, Winchester

The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert Cafe Fudge, Hodgenville

United States Playing Card Company, Erlanger 

  • FARMERS MARKET 

Dennison’s Roadside Market, Horse Cave

Hardin County Farmers Market, Elizabethtown

Lexington Farmers Market, Lexington

  • ART AND CRAFT FAIR 

Bardstown Arts, Crafts & Antique Fair, Bardstown

Glendale Crossing Festival, Glendale

St. James Court Art Show, Louisville

DESTINATION 

  • LONG WEEKEND GETAWAY 

Cumberland Falls at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin

Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave

Red River Gorge Geological Area, Stanton

  • KID-FRIENDLY ATTRACTION 

Dutch Country Safari Park, Horse Cave

Louisville Zoo, Louisville

Newport Aquarium, Newport

  • HISTORIC SITE 

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville

My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown 

Rabbit Hash General Store, Rabbit Hash

  • DAY TRIP 

Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience, Bardstown 

Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave 

Red River Gorge Geological Area, Stanton

  • FARM TOURIST ATTRACTION 

Dennison’s Roadside Market, Horse Cave

Hermitage Farm, Goshen 

Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market, Hodgenville

ENTERTAINMENT 

  • KENTUCKY MUSICIAN/BAND 

Chris Stapleton, Lexington

Jamboree Gang, Hodgenville

JD Shelburne, Taylorsville 

  • PLACE FOR LIVE MUSIC 

Bush’s Saloon & Dance Hall, Glasgow

Joel Ray’s Lincoln Jamboree, Hodgenville

Paramount Arts Center, Ashland

  • MUSEUM 

American Cave Museum, Horse Cave

Frazier History Museum, Louisville

Lincoln Museum, Hodgenville

  • EVENT OR FESTIVAL 

Lincoln Days Celebration, Hodgenville

Manchester Music Fest, Manchester

Marion County Country Ham Days, Lebanon

EATS & DRINKS 

  • WINERY 

Baker-Bird Winery & Distillery, Augusta

Farmer & Frenchman Winery, Henderson

Purple Toad Winery, Paducah

  • DISTILLERY 

Boundary Oak Distillery, Radcliff

Maker’s Mark Distillery, Loretto

Wilderness Trail Distillery, Danville 

  • CRAFT BEER 

Country Boy Brewing, Georgetown and Lexington

Sawstone Brewing Co., Morehead

Scout & Scholar Brewing Company, Bardstown

  • BARBECUE 

Arrowhead BBQ, Hodgenville

Red State BBQ, Lexington

Walden’s Barbeque, Smiths Grove

  • HAMBURGER 

5 Broke Girls, Horse Cave

Laha’s Red Castle, Hodgenville

Pat’s Snack Bar, Manchester

  • PIZZA 

Hometown Pizza, La Grange

Miguel’s Pizza, Slade

Pizza Zone, Buffalo

  • DOWN-HOME RESTAURANT 

Kayla’s Fill-Up Station, Hodgenville 

Kentucky’s Finest, Hodgenville

The Lighthouse Restaurant, Sulphur Well 

  • SWEET SPOT 

Farmwald’s Restaurant and Bakery, Horse Cave

The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert Cafe, Hodgenville

Tipton’s Traditions Bakery, Ashland 

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