I can give you a few for Winchester and surrounding counties which isn't too far. These are coming up soon but there's always next year and it also gives you a chance to check it out to see if it's something you'd want to do. I don't know if some of these have booths you can rent but it's always worth a shot. I also don't know if any of them require specialized crafting like the Horse Fest.
April 5 (Winchester)
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Spring Craft Fair
10:00-4:00pm - Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 W. Lexington Avenue - St. Joan's Guild will presetn a spring craft fair featuring crafts from throughout Kentucky including wood crafts, quilts, weaving, and other items. Baked goods will also be available. For more infomation please contact Cindy Bently at 745-3034 or the church.
25th - 18th Century Trade Fair
Fort Boonesborough State Park - Visit a social, polictical, and business gathering of merchants, traders, artisans, Native Americans, militia members, beggars, longhunters, scouts, and other characters, Listen to period music, visit camps and shop for 18th century goods as you compare life today to life 225 years ago. This event is free with paid admission to the Fort. For more information call 859-527-3131.
5/9/08 - 5/11/08
Memorial Park (Berea)
Berea International Festival 859-986-7584
Berea International Festival, Inc. - An American Melting Pot- invites you to participate in a colorful, family-friendly festival that will embrace the community diversity, share the hospitality and present a committed community to make this a successful event. Enjoy authentic arts & crafts, hands-on activities, international dance & music. This is a family event. No admission.
8/16/08 - 8/17/08 (Lexington)
American Founders Bank Woodland Arts Fair
Considered to be Lexington's largest free outdoor event. More than 150 artists and craftspersons selling unique, handcrafted items including ceramics, wood, jewelry, painting, metal, fiber, mixed media and photography. In addition to the art fair, there will be live entertainment, a family/children's project area and a variety of food vendors. Admission is free. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10/2/08 - 10/5/08
Festival of the Horse (502) 863-5424
Exhibits, concessions, parades, carnival, arts and crafts, entertainment, horse farm tours and 5K Run. Times are to be announced.
Reed Valley Orchard (I have no idea where this is)
Country Festival and Back Forty Nature Walk (859)987-6480
Come and enjoy a day in the country, pick your own apples and pears (including Asian pears). Enjoy a walk along our beautiful nature trail, walk the old stagecoach road, visit campsite of Frank & Jesse James or venture out to the Back Forty. Visit the crafts & food booths from area craftsmen and vendors. Local musicians are a delight to listen to while you sip a fresh fruit slushie, indulge in ice cream made from our fruits and berries or try our homemade oven fried pies. Lots of fun can be found during your country visit. Come on down the valley and enjoy the fruits of life at Reed Valley Orchard! 10 am to 5:30 pm. <www.reedvalleyorcha rd.com
10/11/08 - 10/12/08
Berea, Memorial Park
Kentucky Guild of Artists and craftsmen Fall Fair
This fair is the perfect way to the newest work of Kentucky's finest artists and craftsmen. Enjoy artisan's demonstrations, exciting entertainment and tasty food. Hands on activities for all ages. Times and ticket prices are TBA. Call for more information.
11/28/08 - 11/29/08
Kentucky Christmas craft & Gift Show
Jewelry, crafts, candles, clothing, purses, gifts and of course, Santa Claus. Times and Admission: TBA. Call for more information.
1/29/08 - 11/30/08 (Lexington)
Keene Entertainment Center at Keeneland
Keeneland Art Fair
Coming back for its ninth year, this event is the perfect place to find unique, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for the person who has everything. This juried art fair will feature 90 of the region's best artists and craftsmen. Shoppers can expect to see the highest quality, handcrafted items including pottery, painting, metal works, glass works, weaving, and more. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking is free.