Frankfort, KY (February 28, 2005) Spring is on its way and the Commonwealth has two honored events to rid you of your “cabin fever.” Kentucky Crafted: The Market, held in Louisville and Bluegrass Returns to its Roots, in Owensboro have been selected by the Southeast Tourism Society for their 2005 Top 20 Quarterly Events for the southeastern United States.
Open to the public Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, Kentucky Crafted: The Market is the nation’s first state-sponsored wholesale and retail craft event. It showcases Kentucky’s finest traditional, folk and contemporary crafts, two-dimensional art, music recordings, books and food products. More information regarding this event can be obtained by calling 888-KYCRAFT, going online at www.kycraft.ky.gov or by contacting Beau Haddock at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluegrass Returns to its Roots in Owensboro, Kentucky, Thursday through Saturday, March 31 - April 2, is a bluegrass festival featuring regional, national and international bands. More information can be obtained by calling 800-626-1936, going online at www.executiveinnrivermont.com or by contacting Joe Lowe at email@example.com.
The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) was founded in 1983 as a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the development of industry organizations and the promotion of tourism within and to STS member states. The membership includes state travel offices, convention and visitors bureaus and other related industry segments in eleven southern states. States included are AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV.
Since 1985 STS has chosen 20 events each quarter that represent the best that the south has to offer in entertainment and education to the public. These events provide solid value for the dollar and continue to meet the high standards the public demands.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, to generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky's economy.