Ky Bourbon Festival

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Sept. 16-18, 2022

The festival brings bourbon lovers to Bardstown, Kentucky, the Bourbon Capital of the World, to celebrate the spirited history and crafting of bourbon during National Bourbon Heritage Month. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival returns for its 31st year Sept. 16-18, 2022. For more information, visit

The 2022 festival features expanded opportunities for bourbon enthusiasts to engage with the most sought-after brands alongside engaging and immersive educational experiences. New this year, all bourbon sampling is included in 2022 festival passes. And for the first time, ticketed guests will be able to purchase bottles directly from their favorite distilleries at the festival. Tickets also include unlimited access to the festival from Friday through Sunday, panels with industry experts, access to more than 30 unique bourbon-themed marketplace vendors, food trucks and the annual Master Distillers’ Bottle Auction. Bourbon enthusiasts will also be able to purchase 20 unique single barrel offerings in the Kentucky Bourbon Festival’s Distillers’ Row Series — double last year’s options. All bottles will be available for purchase through Justins’ House of Bourbon locations in Louisville and Lexington, beginning in late August, and throughout the festival weekend at the KBF Bottle Shop.

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