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Northport’s Kentuck Festival of the Arts

Located at Kentuck Park, just three blocks from downtown Northport, this storied festival features art, music, storytelling, and special activities for children. Food trucks, craft beer, art demonstrations, and handmade items add to the adventurous atmosphere.


The Kentuck Festival of the Arts

The Kentuck Festival of the Arts is a wonderful event for people of all ages.

Artistry and Entertainment Honored in Alabama

For over fifty years, visitors have explored booths showcasing works from over 250 artists, discovering pottery, handmade jewelry, woodwork, quilted items, and beyond. With its live storytelling stage and live music performances throughout the park, this event promises enriching experiences for all ages. Numerous publications have featured the Kentuck Festival of the Arts. Recently, the Alabama Department of Tourism recognized it as a top-ten 2018 Alabama event. “Moreover, Alabama Magazine dubbed it as ‘Best of Bama 2022’.”


From Folk Art to Contemporary Crafts

Shoppers admire some of the art from

Shoppers admire some of the art from the Kentuck Festival of 2022.

Artists apply to participate in this well-known show of arts and crafts. Many of the artists are self-taught, and they sometimes demonstrate to shoppers the process they used in creating their works.  Many of them return year after year to sell their creations, which range from

primitive folk art to sculptures to contemporary crafts. Shoppers delight in the colorful and sometimes surprising works of art on display.




An artist from a Kentuck past festival

An artist from a past festival shows off some of his whimsical folk art.

Exciting Festival Awaits at Kentuck Park!

Make plans now to attend this exciting festival–tickets are $15 for a single-day pass, $25 for a weekend pass, and kids 12 & under get in free. “Buy tickets online at to bypass the ticket line on arrival, or get them at the gate. While Kentuck Park has plenty of parking, you can also choose to park in downtown Northport and then hop on the provided shuttle to reach the festival gates.



Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas

One of the featured storytellers is Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas, who speaks of his close friendship with the late Alabama author Kathryn Tucker Windham.

Step into Kentuck Park for Fun-filled Activities!

We recommend you seize this opportunity to relish enriching activities in October’s cooler weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes, gather your friends and family, set aside space for a tasty funnel cake, and make your way to Kentuck Park for a fun day.





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