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From downtown streets filled with food vendors and a smokin’ hot barbecue challenge to the sounds of the premier midsummer music event to celebrating the New Year in style, Somerset and Pulaski County have a great lineup of festivals all year long.

Foodstock Festival

Kick off Somerset’s festival season with a day of food, music, and art at the annual downtown Foodstock festival. Foodstock features dozens of food trucks from across the state, spirit and beverage vendors, live art creation, our popular busker music contest, and lots of fun activities for families. Admission is free to Foodstock.

The 2023 festival featured the Somerset Smoke Show. Grilling enthusiasts competed for Somerset’s Grillmaster title, while festival goers enjoyed demonstrations, tastings, free tips, and classes from professionals.

Master Musicians Festival

808 Monticello St.

The Master Musicians Festival is an annual midsummer two-day concert that includes blues, jazz, bluegrass, folk, country, newgrass and gospel music. Performers such as Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, John Prine, Blackberry Smoke, Counting Crows, Doc Watson, The Avett Brothers, Dwight Yoakam and others have headlined the multi-cultural event in previous years. Hosted at Somerset Community College’s Festival Field, MMF also features an arts and crafts fair, food vendors and children’s activities.

Moonlight Festival

The Moonlight Festival features food vendors, spirits, live art creation from local and regional artists, and an eclectic mix of performances by outstanding musicians. It takes place every October in downtown Somerset. As with all city festivals admission is free.

New Year’s Eve Bash at The Virginia

Join us at The Virginia in downtown Somerset as we ring in the new year with our New Year’s Eve Bash. We’ll countdown to the ball drop with some incredible music inside our newly renovated live performance venue.

Watch our calendar of events for details as the holiday season approaches!


more to explore

Somernites Cruise

Somernites Cruise

Cabins & Cottages

Cabins & Cottages

Civil War Battlefield

Civil War Battlefield

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