Welcome to Harlan County, where there’s always something exciting going on! Whether you’re here for our biggest party of the year at the Poke Sallet Festival or looking to get a little dirty at thrilling off-road events like the Southern Shine Crawl or the Fall Crawl, we’ve got you covered. Harlan County is a place of celebration, adventure, and unforgettable memories.

We like to think we’re on top of all the fun stuff happening around here, but now and then, a cool event might sneak by us. Maybe we missed it in our social feeds, or it’s a new thing we haven’t heard about yet. Whatever the reason, we don’t want to miss out, and neither do you! Got an event you’re excited about? Shoot us an email at harlantourism@gmail.com or send us a message on our facebook page at Visit Harlan County. As long as it meets our parameters, we’ll happily add it to our calendar. We’re all about community and tourism events that bring people together.

So, let’s make every day a reason to celebrate in Harlan County. Share your event, and let’s fill our calendar with fun for everyone!

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Dog Days of Kentucky in Downtown Harlan

September 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Harlan Tourism is planning the first Dog Days of Kentucky in downtown Harlan. This exciting new event will be held this fall on September 23rd in downtown Harlan celebrating all things hot dog! From a Hot Dog Hustle 5K to a dog Hot Dog costume contest, we’re planning a day of doggone fun! We would relish your attendance as a food vendor and competitor for the title of Top Dog on September 23, 2023 or as just an attendee to the event!

For applications for any of the events:
Championship: Dog Day Championship Applications

Vendors: Dog Days of KY Vendor App
Dog Costume Contest: Dog Costume Contest Application
Costume Contest: People Costume Contest

Hot Dog Eating Contest: Hot Dog Eating Contest Entry Form
Hot Dog Hustle 5k: Hot Dog Hustle 5k


September 23, 2023
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Harlan Tourism


Harlan, KY
201 S Main St
Harlan, KY 40831 United States
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