The Original Lakes Site since 1996


Grand Rivers' Hunter's Moon Festival

Grand Rivers' Hunter's Moon ParadeFor over thirty years, on the second Saturday in October the village of Grand Rivers celebrates small town community life with an old fashion fall festival.  This Famous Fall Festival feature a taste of the lakes food vending area, craft and flea market vendors, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant, children’s Halloween costume parade and awards, children’s games and activities, live music and dance in Little Lake Park, and the big parade. 

Each year, our big parade is Santa’s first visit to Western Kentucky.  Check out our Hunters Moon website for a complete schedule of events and vendor applications and information.

The Festival gets its name from the full moon of October known as the Hunter's Moon.  The Hunter’s Moon is the first full moon after the harvest moon.  The term may have first been used by Native Americans as it was a time they tracked prey by autumn moonlight to prepare for winter. As it was a time of final harvest and fall hunting (to sustain them throughout the winter) it was also a time of plenty.  . Traditionally it was a feast day and a time of celebration for many Native Americans.  

The festival was started by the Grand Rivers Chamber of Commerce in the 1970’s as a celebration to bring together visitors and the community.  
Bring your friends and family and join us in Grand Rivers for our fall festival celebration.

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Each Year on the Second Saturday in October GRAND RIVERS, KY.

(Content credits: Grand Rivers Tourism)