09/15 Coming to The Surgoinsville area International Biscuit Festival Knoxville TN May18 The four categories of competition are Sweet Biscuits, Savory Biscuits, Special Biscuits and Student Biscuits. Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Pineville KY May23 The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival is one of Kentucky's oldest festivals, finding its start in 1931. Fort Harrod Beef Festival Harrodsburg KY May31-June1 The festival is designed to showcase Kentucky's beef industry. If you are looking for a fun, exciting and educational weekend full of activities; then the Fort Harrod Beef Festival is the place to be! Features a range of activities, and many center around a delicious array of beef. There are activities to suit many different interests and ages. Great American Brass Band Festival Danville KY June7-9 The Great American Brass Band Festival is a one-of-a-kind event committed to preserving brass band music through performance and education. We pride ourselves on bringing the world's best brass band music, FREE OF CHARGE, to historic downtown Danville, Kentucky. Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival Gray Hawk KY June19-21 Stringbean Memorial, Inc. is a non-profit corporation named in honor of David “Stringbean" Akemon, native of Jackson County, Kentucky, who was an internationally known musician and performer at the Grand Ole Opry and the television show, Hee Haw. Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.