The mission of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival® is to promote and educate the public on the history and production of Bourbon, and to support local non-profit organizations. One method for fulfilling the mission of supporting local non-profit organizations, will be the practice of promoting events in the surrounding community.
Community events are defined as those events that the Kentucky Bourbon Festival® helps to promote but does not organize, fund or produce in any fashion. To be considered for a community event, the following conditions must be in place:
- The event is organized, produced and funded by a local non-profit organization.
- The funds generated by the event are intended for philanthropic purpose.
- All event promotional material will not have a strong similarity to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival brand standards. KBF brand standards include a set of guidelines for our colors; photography and graphic elements; logo specs; fonts and messaging that comprises our brand.
If these conditions are met, the non-profit organization may proceed with the application/fee for consideration by the Kentucky Bourbon Festival®.
Approving community events is at the discretion of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival®.
If the community event is approved by the KBF, the event information will be published here on our website and in the KBF Official Visitors Guide. There is an application fee of $125.
The application fee covers administrative costs associated with this effort. If an event application is declined by the KBF, the application fee will be refunded.
By applying for community event status, the non-profit agrees that the KBF will not organize, fund or produce the event. Furthermore, the organization agrees not to use the trademarked Kentucky Bourbon Festival® name or any branding to promote the community event.Payment is required to complete the application. You will be notified within 2 weeks of submission.
If you have questions, please contact the KBF office - 502.275.8384.
Has your organization received non-profit status?
KBF Community Event Fee