SEPTEMBER 10-16, 2018

Celebrating One of the World’s Finest Spirits in the Bourbon Capital of the World™
Bardstown, Kentucky


2018 Kentucky Bourbon Festival
Scholarship Information


The Kentucky Bourbon Festival® is very fortunate to offer two scholarships. First place: $1500.00, sponsored by Brown- Forman (Woodford Reserve) and second place: $1000.00, co-sponsored by Bluegrass Ice (Elizabethtown, KY) and Cincinnati Dowel and Wood Products Company – Your Preferred Bung Supplier.

Our 2018 festival events are being planned as we speak. As soon as we finalize, tickets will go on sale.
Please note, 2018 events are NOT sold out at this time. 

Our 2017 events are still posted if you’d like to see what type of events the Festival has to offer >> 

Stay tuned!

About the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

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.

Beautiful Bardstown 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.


The Loft
VIP Experience

The Loft – 114 N Fifth Street

From Wednesday through Saturday, enhance your KBF experience with our premium VIP package.


2017 KBF Poster & Brochure 

2017 Official Cocktail of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Congratulations to Four Roses Distillery for their creation of “The Pedal Pusher