SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2017

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



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.

Entry July 24 – September 1, 2017

In partnership with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival the Bardstown Main Street Program is hosting – Kentucky Bourbon Shots Photography Contest. View artistic photography that captures the Kentucky Bourbon experience.

Contest entries will be accepted July 24 to September 1, 2017. All entry forms and photographs must be received at the Bardstown Main Street Office or Gartland’s Arts Sales by close of business on Sept 1, 2017.

Must be 21 to submit artwork. Detailed information within entry form. Free entry to exhibit. Photographs will be displayed in downtown Bardstown at Gartland’s Art Sales (Bardstown Main Street supporter) during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Gartland’s Arts Sales is located at 105 W Flaget St Bardstown, KY 40004. 

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