Bowling Green, Ky.—May 6, 2015—The Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) has selected four Bowling Green events as part of its 2015 Summer Top Festivals & Events program: the 13th Annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion, the 19th Annual Duncan Hines Festival, the 34th Annual National Corvette Homecoming and the new Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals.

“This is the highest number of local events selected in the same season for KTIA’s Top Festivals & Events program,” Telia Butler, Public Relations Manager at the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, said. “It’s going to be a busy, fun-filled summer in Bowling Green and these designations further emphasize the city’s major role in the auto enthusiast world.”

The 13th Annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance, known for its drag racing, car show and Cacklefest, comes to Beech Bend Raceway June 18-20 and features a new event, the Fan Fest. Coming to Fountain Square on June 17, the Fan Fest features vintage and iconic hot rods in the heart of downtown.

Celebrate Bowling Green’s native son at the Duncan Hines Festival at Chaney’s Dairy Barn on July 11. Festival favorites include Uncle Duncan’s Duck Derby, the Adventures in Good Baking Contest, a brownie eating contest and more.

Returning home for their thirty-fourth year, the National Corvette Homecoming is a staple summertime event. Coming to Sloan Convention Center July 16-18, the auto show features all generations of the Corvette competing for awards, cruising the countryside and features a new overview of the NCM Motorsports Park.

New to Bowling Green this summer is the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals presented by Woody’s Hot Rodz, the 60th anniversary celebration of the 1955 Chevrolet. Coming August 14-15 and the first of three signature events rolling through Beech Bend Raceway over the next few years, the show features drag racing, swap meets, autocross, fun runs, a 1950s-60s concert at the National Corvette Museum and more.

The 2015 Summer Top Festivals & Events can be found on the KTIA website and will be featured in an upcoming article in the June issue of Kentucky Monthly magazine. KTIA is a 930-member statewide association representing all sectors of the state’s tourism and travel industry. Criteria for selection include popularity of the events, their impact on the local economy and cultural significance. As the voice for the travel industry, this organization is committed to promoting and strengthening the common objectives of our travel partners.

For more information on all four award-winning events, please call 270-782-0800 or visit



Contact: Telia Butler, PR Manager, Bowling Green Area CVB; 270-782-0800;