Since 1776, the people of Bardstown, Kentucky have been making Bourbon. Their dedication
to the fine art of distilling eventually gave Bardstown the title of Bourbon Capital
of the World. Come celebrate this passion and
history at The Kentucky Bourbon Festival.
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival gives you
6 full days of smooth Bourbon, delicious food, and great entertainment,
with a healthy dose of Kentucky hospitality thrown in for good measure. From black
tie galas to historical tours, there is something for all ages and interests. It's
a wonderful six-day event full of activities for the whole family.
is a historical treasure nestled away in the Kentucky countryside. There are shops,
fine restaurants, trains, museums and of course the distilleries that have made
Bardstown famous the whole world over. Come celebrate the spirit of Kentucky at
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival.
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Named the “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” by Rand McNally and USA Today, Bardstown, Kentucky is the second oldest city in the state and has over 11,000 residents, the first diocese of the west, many historic buildings and museums, and bourbon. Speaking of Bourbon, Bardstown is also the “Bourbon Capital of the World”, and home to five distilleries, including the popular brands Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark. So it is only fitting that the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival is celebrated here. Going into it’s 23rd year, this six-day festival will be held September 16-21. To learn more about the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, I sat down with Linda Harrison, the Executive Director of the event, to hear what it is all about. - READ FULL ARTICLE >>
114 N Fifth Street
12 pm – 10 pm Wed.,
Thur., Sept. 17
Fri., Sept. 18
Sat., Sept. 19
1pm – 5 pm Sun., Sept. 20
From Wednesday through Sunday, take a break from Kentucky Bourbon Festival activities. Relax in an exclusive retreat, near The Great Lawn. Sample premium Bourbons and enjoy classic Kentucky cuisine in the comfort of an air conditioned lounge. Access a private bar and restroom. Visit with Bourbon Dignitaries of all kinds. And, don’t forget your one of a kind swag bag! $400 per person. Must be 21. Limited availability.
Barton Brands of Kentucky
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Bulleit Distilling Company
Four Roses Distillery, LLC
Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc.
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Wild Turkey Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Kentucky Bourbon Festival
One Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004