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The 29th Annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival Dates

The Commonwealth’s authentic Bourbon Festival will return to the Bourbon Capital of the World® for its
twenty-ninth year!
Kentucky Bourbon Festival leadership announced November 15th, the 2020 Kentucky Bourbon
Festival will take place on Sept. 16 through Sept. 20, 2020. The Festival, which draws novice and
experienced Bourbon lovers to Bardstown, Kentucky each year, will celebrate the storied history of
distilling America's native spirit during National Bourbon Heritage Month.
The 2019 Festival bolstered many new experiences, such as the first hand-made Official Poster and the
first time cocktails were sold on the Great Lawn - two favorites of Festival attendees. And although 2019
festivities ended only two months ago, preparations for the upcoming year are already underway. The
Kentucky Bourbon Festival will continue to host signature events in 2020 in addition to new guest
experiences.
“Each event for the 2019 Festival year outsold the events in 2018” says Kentucky Bourbon Festival
Chairman, Josh Hollifield. “What that says is, as a whole, our Festival attendees and friends of the
industry are as engaged as ever - we’re keeping that momentum in 2020 and for the years to come.”
Tickets for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival will be made available for purchase during the summer of
2020.
About the Kentucky Bourbon Festival®
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival celebrates the storied history of America's native spirit in Bardstown,
Kentucky, which is perhaps better known as The Bourbon Capital of the World®. It began as a simple
Bourbon tasting dinner and has grown tremendously over the years. Today, it is known as one of the
Commonwealth’s leading cultural festivals and a celebration of all the people who’ve contributed to the
state’s signature industry for generations.
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