Somerset, Kentucky is a melting pot of hues and the center point on the compass.
We not only absorb influence from all four corners of Kentucky, but we brighten the bluegrass with an influence of our own. A unique spice. A one-of-a-kind color.
Rich in history, arts, entertainment and agriculture, Somerset has cornered the market on unique experiences, having been named the Official Car Cruise Capital of Kentucky (Somernites Cruise) and home to the Southeast Tourism Society’s Festival of the Year (Master Musicians Festival). People not only travel here to enjoy the nation’s fourth most visited lake, but they’ve celebrated classic cars and music in Somerset for the better part of three decades.
Now, these storied events are accompanied by two free downtown festivals that have married music, food and art to bring new life to Somerset’s historic downtown. Foodstock and Moonlight Festival celebrate Somerset’s culture through live music and art creation as people break bread and fellowship in the streets together.
Somerset’s festival calendar attracts in excess of 100,000 people annually and has spurred record downtown business growth and revitalization. Once stagnant, downtown Somerset has grown in the last four years to include number of restaurants, boutiques, gift shops, craft breweries, bars and The Virginia, a live performance venue that was once the community’s theater.
From the string lights that glow over Citizen’s Alley to the vibrant bulbs of The Virginia’s marquee, the community’s residents are lighting up Somerset.
And it’s brighter than ever before.