Watch adept, strong, experienced competitors roll 500-lb. Bourbon barrels in a race against both time and accuracy. Individual entries as well as team entries for both men and women.

Kick back and cozy up to the bonfires as you enjoy Bottled in Bond Bourbons. Wickland, the Home of Three Governors, is the setting for this casual evening that includes history, music and Kentucky cuisine.

Join the gang from Buffalo Trace for a boot-scootin’ good time. Dance along to live music, chow down on fantastic food, and be prepared to ride the bull.

Enjoy an evening of fine cigars and fine Bourbon. Cigar and Bourbon aficionados will enjoy an array of select Bourbons. Delicious food and New Orleans music liven up the night in true Mardi Gras style. Dress is cocktail attire.

Enjoy fine cuisine prepared with a wide array of Jim Beam Bourbons.

Join the crew from 1792 to explore Flights of Bourbon at Samuels Field, Bardstown’s own airport. No passport required to enjoy Bourbon, hors d’oeuvres and music.

The Tasting & Gala is the signature event of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. A Bourbon lover’s dream and a night you will never forget. Begin your evening by sampling the finest Kentucky Bourbons from eight distilleries and three brands, with a chance to meet Master Distillers and Ambassadors while gathering a collection of glassware. Following the tasting, enjoy your gourmet experience. Dancing during the evening.

Sample an array of Kentucky Bourbon-based cocktails. Created by the “Bad Girl of Bourbon,” Joy Perrine. Learn why certain ingredients bring out the best of Bourbon’s complex and satisfying flavors. The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book will be given as a favor.

Join the Kentucky Distillers’ Association for a rare evening featuring all the KDA Master Distillers under one roof, as well as Kentucky’s newest craft distilleries and their innovative brands. Sample iconic Bourbons while enjoying genuine Kentucky cuisine and music. Don’t forget to bring your special bottles or Bourbon memorabilia for autographs and photographs.

Enhance your KBF experience with our premium VIP package. Relax in an exclusive penthouse retreat that offers panoramic views of the Great Lawn. Enjoy a private bar with premium spirits and classic Kentucky cuisine (lunch and dinner included) in the comfort of an air conditioned lounge, complete with wifi access and private restroom. Visit with Bourbon Dignitaries of all kinds in an intimate setting. And don’t forget your one of a kind swag bag!