The Kentucky Apple Festival is a yearly celebration held in Paintsville, Kentucky amid the main Friday and Saturday in October. The celebration was initially made in 1962 as an approach to give a market to the area's apple creation. The primary Kentucky Apple Festival was hung on October 5, 1962, and was known as "Apple Day". It was guided by Elmon Davis, an officer at Citizens National Bank and apple plantation proprietor from Flat Gap. Davis not just made the celebration to advance the province's apple generation, however to contend with the Johnson County Fair, which had been held every year since 1914. In the end, the Kentucky Apple Festival turned into the more prevalent of the two and the Johnson County Fair ended up nonexistent.
In spite of the fact that most of the celebrations happen on the principal Friday and Saturday in October, numerous occasions happen amid the most recent seven day stretch of September, signifying more than forty-five occasions. Customary occasions include: Junior and Miss Apple Blossom expo; school rivalries in spelling, workmanship, handwriting, and arithmetic; old-design ensemble challenge; reptile run; numerous shows; auto appears; Ducky Derby and the Apple Festival Parade. One of the celebration's biggest and most prominent occasions preceding 2009 was the Apple Bowl.