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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Jeep Fest

October 27, 2023 - October 28, 2023

Jeep Fest offers events for the whole family with live music, inflatables, vendors, food trucks, a mountain market, and rides led by knowledgeable local guides. Participants can choose between challenging off-road trails or stock friendly rides.


The Fun Begins on Friday Night on October 27th on 1st Street at the Harlan County Beer Company

-6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Halloween Themed Jeep Show

-7 p.m. Live Music by Chelsea Nolan and Laid Back Country Picker on the Back Porch Stage of the Harlan
County Beer Company

-9 p.m. Downtown Ghost Tour led by Bloody Harlan Tours.


Saturday October 28th at the Harlan Center

  • -8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration for Shine & Show
  • -9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration for Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area Passes
  • -10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Market indoor flea market opens inside Harlan Center
  • -10:30 a.m. Off-Road guided ride departs
  • -11: a.m. Stock Friendly guided ride departs
  • -1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cornhole Tournament
  • -2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Laci Deaton & Co.
  • -5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Fleetwood Mac Experience
  • -7 p.m. Jeep prizes awarded
  • -8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Locked in Appalachia Escape Room (special event pricing)

There will be outdoor vendors and inflatables throughout the day


October 27, 2023
October 28, 2023
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The Harlan Center
201 S. Main St
Harlan, KY 40831 United States
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(606) 573-4156
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