The event of the year for everyone who loves food, cooking and entertaining!

Saturday, Oct. 11th – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Lexington Convention Center & Rupp Arena


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The Chef

The 2014 show will feature two cooking presentations by celebrity chef The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.

The Marketplace

Try and buy your way through The Marketplace
with over 100 exhibiting companies sampling
and selling products.

Kentucky Heritage Kitchen

The Kentucky Heritage Kitchen Stage offers demos throughout the day on various techniques and culinary topics for the home chef.

The Chef


Meet the Celebrity Chef!

The 2014 show will feature two cooking presentations by celebrity chef The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.

Ree Drummond is a writer, photographer, ranch wife and mother of four. Her blog,, attracts more than 20 million page views per month and was named Weblog of the Year at the 2011, 2010 and 2009 Bloggie Awards. Ree is also the author of the #1 best-selling cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl and the 2011 memoir Black Heels to Tractor Wheels — A Love Story, which debuted at #2 on The New York Times Best Sellers list for nonfiction hardcover. Ree’s children’s picture book, Charlie the Ranch Dog, which chronicles the adventures of her much-beloved basset hound, also premiered at #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Drummond has appeared on numerous national talk shows including Good Morning America, TODAY, The View and Fox & Friends.

Since August 2011, Drummond has hosted her own daytime television series, Pioneer Woman, on The Food Network.


Chefs from Our Past
We are honored to have hosted the following Celebrity Chefs at the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show:

  • Bobby Flay


    Bobby has a deep rooted love for all things Kentucky, so he happily shared a variety of southern inspired dishes on stage.

  • Giada De Laurentiis


    Giada made it a family affair with italian style dishes, and by inviting members of the audience to come up on stage and cook!

  • Michael & Brian Voltaggio


    The Voltaggio Brothers had some great chemistry with dry ice and the most creative presentation using food as a landscape!

  • Tyler Florence


    Tyler not only cooked up a savory Beef Bourguignon but he topped it with a nod to Kentucky with a Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie.

  • Jamie & Bobby Dean


    Paula Deen's boys, brought tons of southern charm to Lexington as they cooked up Grillades and Grits for show attendees.


The Marketplace

Click on the interactive map to find exhibitors.










The Show

With an exciting line-up of presentations, speakers and exhibitors the Incredible Food Show is sure to awaken your culinary senses and skills.


Available at the Lexington Center Ticket Office, 859.233.3535 and all Ticketmaster outlets


Includes a non-reserved seat for either the 11 am or 3 pm Ree Drummond cooking presentation.
Save $3 off General Admission
Coupon is redeemable only at the Lexington Center Ticket Office.

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Includes an assigned floor seat for the
Ree Drummond cooking presentation at either
11am or 3pm.

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Twelve very special seats are available on stage at the 3pm presentation, plus this includes a Meet & Greet pass for Ree Drummond!


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*Note: All tickets include access to the entire show floor including The Marketplace, The Heritage Kitchen Stage, Cooking Seminars, Kentucky Wineries, Quick Tips Booth and so much more!

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Exhibitor Info

Want to participate in the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show?


Interested in purchasing booth space at the 2014 Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show? Download an exhibitor packet, which includes a introduction letter, show facts, floor plan and exhibitor application. All the details you’ll need to get started! Applications and payment are due as soon as possible for best booth space.

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Are You A KY Proud Member?  

“I have participated in the Incredible Food Show since opening my business in August 2011.  Each year I have paid for the booth rental with our booth sales alone during the show plus profits.  I have also made fantastic contacts, attracted new customers, and continued to strengthen my brand through show presentation opportunities, cooking demos, and vendor networking. It really is a win win scenario for a small business, new Kentucky Proud product, or craftsman looking to expand their market.”

Allison Davis, , Wild Thyme Cooking School

“The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show is the biggest event of the year for Kentucky food lovers. To have one of the world’s most famous chefs and fresh, healthy, delicious Kentucky Proud products all under one roof is something well worth experiencing!”

Commissioner Comer, , Kentucky Department of Agriculture


We are a Kentucky born show! Proud of all that the Bluegrass has to offer!

Heritage Hall at the Lexington Convention Center & Rupp Arena

Conveniently located in downtown Lexington, The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show calls Lexington Center it’s home. Parking is available in the High Street Lot across the street from Rupp Arena or in the Manchester Street Lot, behind Rupp Arena off Main Street.

Lexington Center
430 W Vine St
Lexington, KY 40507