The Chamber has many opportunities for members to get involved.  If you are interested in assisting with an event or serving on an event committee please contact us.

March

2nd: Kentucky Chautauqua featuring Adolph Rupp, lunch and viewing of the UK vs. TN basketball game, 1 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office. Sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Board, Kristen Beck, 732-4261.

7th: Getting to Know Your Woodlands Series: Part 3. 7 p.m. Carroll County Extension Office. Contact the Carroll County Extension Office, 502-732-7030.

8th: Friday Live Tunes, 8-10 p.m. at Port William's Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

14th: Getting to Know Your Woodland Series: Part 4. Carroll County Extension Office. Contact the Carroll County Extension Office, 502-732-7030.

19th: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park.

21st: Getting to Know Your Woodland Series: Part 5. Carroll County Extension Office. Contact the Carroll County Extension Office, 502-732-7030.

22nd-23rd: Carroll County High School theater presents "Dracula" by William McNulty. Performances are 7 p.m. March 22nd and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 23rd in the CCHS Cafeteria.

22nd-24th: Photography workshop at General Butler State Resort Park. Time TBA.

April

8th: Friday Live Tunes, 8-10 p.m. at Port William's Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

12th-14th: Civil War Living History at Point Park. Travel back in time and witness the history that made the United States of America. Free event. Carrollton Tourism, 732-7036/800-325-4290.

16th: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group, 10 a.m.-3p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park.

20th: Easter On the Square, 1-4 p.m. downtown Carrollton. Features the Easter Bunny, crafts and entertainment. Sponsored by Carrollton Main Street Program.

26th-28th: Camper Appreciation Weekend at general butler State Resort Park.

May

10th: Friday Live Tunes, 8-10 p.m. at Port William's Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

11th: Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. at Carroll County High School. Proceeds from this event benefit Rotary's high school scholarships. Contact Marjorie Bowers, 502-480-6226.

11th: Spring Bash Demolition Derby at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Stock 80 and newer class, compact class, and compact figure 8 class. Begins at 8 p.m. Call Kevin Craig, 502-682-7241.

15th: Carroll County Chamber of Commerce annual Golf Scramble at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatly. Presenting sponsor is Kentucky Utilities. Contact the Chamber at 502-732-7034.

18th: Carrollton Fire Department's 17th annual Golf Scramble. Four-person best ball scramble at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatly. Proceeds benefit CFD's charities: WHAS Crusade for Children, Christmas with the Firemen, etc. contact Mike Terrell, 502-732-7041.

21st: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group, 10 a.m.-3p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park.

25th: Backyard Concert Series, features blues, bluegrass and honky-tonk. A variety of music with different artists each month. Held on back lawn of the Historic Butler-Turpin House Site. Free concert at 7 p.m.

31st-June 8th: Carroll County Fair. Enjoy and watch carnival rides; tractors, truck and ATV competitions; demo derbies; beauty pageants and livestock exhibit free with admission at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Call Kevin Craig, 502-682-7241, www.carrollcountyfair.com

June

7th: First Friday on the Square in downtown Carrollton. Enjoy entertainment, music, inflatables and various activites. Free event. Call Sam Burgess, 502-732-5713.

14th: Friday Live Tunes, 8-10 p.m. at Port William's Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

15th: River Sweep. Registration at 8:30 a.m. at Point Park. Beautify the Kentucky and Ohio riverbanks. Poster contest and prizes awarded. Call Sam Burgess, 502-732-5713.

19th: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group, 10 a.m.-3p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park.

July

4th: Fourth of July celebration at Point Park in Carrollton. Fireworks begin at dusk. Free event, featuring music and fun for the entire family. Call Mayor Robb Adams, 502-732-7051.

4th: Camper Patriotic Parade and Ice Cream Social at General Butler State Resort Park.

6th: First Friday on the Square in downtown Carrollton. Enjoy entertainment, music, inflatables and various activities. Free event. Call Sam Burgess, 502-732-5713.

5th-7th: Madison Regatta, Madison, In.

10th: Race Fest in downtown Carrollton. Join us in Historic Downtown Carrollton for fun and food around the Courthouse Square. Race car simulators, food vendors, car and motorcycle show, live music and fun for the whole family. Contact the Chamber of Commerce, 502-732-7034.

11th: NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. Call 859-567-3400, www.kentuckyspeedway.com

12th: Friday Live Tunes, 8-10 p.m. at Port William's Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

13th: NASCAR Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart located at the Kentucky Speedway. Call 859-567-3400.

16th: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group, 10 a.m.-3p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park.

20th: Backyard Concert Series, features blues, bluegrass and honky-tonk. A variety of music with different artists each month. Held on back lawn of the Historic Butler-Turpin House Site. Free concert at 7 p.m.

August

TBA: (Second or third week of August) Ohio Valley Charities annual golf scramble.

1st-4th: Hwy. 127 Corridor Yard Sale. Drive along Hwy. 127 Corridor Sale route and discover unique treasures from farm fresh produce, to homemade quilts, crafts, antiques and amazing scenery, www.127yardsale.com.

2nd: First Friday on the Square in downtown Carrollton. Enjoy entertainment, music, inflatables and various activities. Free event. Call Sam Burgess, 502-732-5713.

9th: Friday Live Tunes, 8-10 p.m. at Port William's Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

15th-25th: Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism booth at the Kentucky State Fair at the state fairgrounds in Louisville.

16th-17th: Ribberfest in Madison, Ind.

17th: Backyard Concert Series, features blues, bluegrass and honky-tonk. A variety of music with different artists each month. Held on back lawn of the Historic Butler-Turpin House Site. Free concert at 7 p.m.

18th: Christmas in August Poker Run. Rain date Aug 25. Proceeds benefit Carroll County Community Christmas Project. Registration 10:30-11:45 a.m. Ride begins and ends at Sunset Grill in Warsaw. Call Tracey Reynolds, 502-525-3885.

20th: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group, 10 a.m.-3p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park.

22nd-25th: Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay, Ind. Annual wine festival in Vevay, Ind. Music, food vendors and entertainment for the entire family, www.swisswinefestival.org.

September

6th: First Friday on the Square in downtown Carrollton. Enjoy entertainment, music, inflatables and various activities. Free event. Call Sam Burgess, 502-732-5713.

7th: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at General Butler State resort Park, 502-732-4384.

13th: Friday Live Tunes, 8-10 p.m. at Port William's Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

13th-14th: Bands & BBQ at the point. Two-day event located at Carrollton's Point Park. Competitors will be competing for $9000 in prize money. KCBS sanctioned event. Concerts will be live in the park. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy free music at the Point. Call Tourism Director Misty Wheeler, 502-732-7036, 1-800-325-4290.

14th: Handcrafted and Homespun Market, 10 a.m.-6p.m. at Point Park. Call Cara Long, 502-525-2575.

16th-21st: KR255, a paddle race on the Kentucky River, begins in Beatyville on September 16th and concludes in Carrollton at point Park. Call Misty Wheeler, 502-732-7036.

17th: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group, 10 a.m.-3p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park.

18th: Rotary Club of Carrollton golf scramble, noon at Fairway Gold Course in Wheatly. Contact Mark Smith, 502-732-3525.

21st: Backyard Concert Series, features blues, bluegrass and honky-tonk. A variety of music with different artists each month. Held on back lawn of the Historic Butler-Turpin House Site. Free concert at 7 p.m.

26th-28th: Carroll County Tobacco Festival in downtown Carrollton. Downtown Carrollton's Courthouse Square hosts the festival which includes amusement rides, arts & crafts, flea market, games, parade, food vendors and much more. Free event. Contact Debbie Welch, 502-525-0502.

28th-29th: Carrollton's Two Rivers Bass Tournament. Located at Point Park. $6,000 1st place guarantee. $10,000 total minimum payout guarantee.  Big Bass Award each day. Sat 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.. Sun 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Misty Wheeler, Director, 1-800-325-4290.

28th-29th: Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art in Madison, Ind.

October

5th: Fall Brawl Demo Derby at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Contact Kevin Craig, Fair Board, 502-682-7241.

11th: Friday Live Tunes, 8-10 p.m. at Port William's Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

11th-13th: Halloween Weekend at General Butler State Resort Park. Call 502-732-4384.

12th: Carrollton Main Street and Carroll County Arts Board Art Walk at the courthouse square in downtown Carrollton. Free sidewalk chalk art contest, featuring four age groups. Starting at 10 a.m. Contact Sam Burgess, 502-732-5713.

16th: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group, 10 a.m.-3p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park.

18th-19th: Paranormal investigations and cemetery tours from the Butler Turpin House, locate at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park from 6-11 p.m. Call Deborah Garrett, 502-732-4261.

19th: Out of the Darkness Carroll County Walk at Point Park. Registration at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon. Walk benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Contact Holly Dawson, 502-396-5412.

25th-27th: Halloween Weekend at General Butler State Resort Park. Call 502-732-4384.

26th: Two Rivers Campground Halloween festivities and trick-or-treat. Call 502-732-4665.

TBA: Carroll County Chamber of Commerce awards and recognition banquet.

November

8th: Friday Live Tunes, 8-10 p.m. at Port William's Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

19th: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group, 10 a.m.-3p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park.

23rd: Another Reason to be Thankful. Customer appreciation event. Merchants open during regular hours with special buys and sales for the event. The event includes the lighting of the community Christmas tree.

30th: Small Business Saturday. Shop antique stores, specialty stores and see what our small town has to offer. Call the Chamber of Commerce, 502-732-7034.

December

1st-31st: Festival of Trees at General Butler State Resort Park.

TBA: Winter Wonderfest Day. Events range from breakfast with Santa at Two Rivers Restaurant to a traditional holiday concert in General Butler State Resort Park Lodge. Call 502-732-4384.

7th: Rotary Club Holiday Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $5. Contact Marjorie Bowers, 502-480-6226.

7th: Located in Historic Downtown Carrollton. An old-fashioned Victorian celebration for all ages and featuring hose-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, and the annual "Sugar Plums" Baking Contest. Call Sam Burgess, Main Street Program Director, 502-732-5713.

TBA: Christmas Tour of Homes. Enjoy a tour of many local homes in Carrollton decorated for the Christmas season. Ticket purchase includes a tour of all the listed homes, churches, plus hospitality sites with free refreshments. Call Misty Wheeler 502-732-7036.

TBA: Carroll County Community Church Christmas Concert, 7p.m. at the Carroll County Middle School. Sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Board.

13th: Friday Live Tunes, 8-10 p.m. at Port William's Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

14th: Carroll County Public Library hosts the annual Nutcracker Tea at 11 a.m. Event includes sweet treats and a visit from Santa Claus.

17th: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group, 10 a.m.-3p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park.

31st: New Year's Eve dinner theater and dance at General Butler State Resort Park, sponsored by Friends of Butler. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to Friends of Butler and their mission towards continuing growth and services at the park and the Butler-Turpin State Historic House. Call (1-800) 462-8853.

 

 

Information compiled by Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism with additions made by The News-Democrat. To have your events listed on our calendar, please call the newspaper office at 502-732-4261, or e-mail jmoore@mycarrollnews.com