Kentucky Bourbon Festival

The festival is a giant celebration of bourbon that takes place in the Bourbon Capital of the World™ - Bardstown, KY. It’s from September 12 - 16 and draws 50,000 visitors from around the world. It’s a mix of tastings, educational opportunities and of course, a party celebrating all things bourbon. There are barrel races, musical performances and curated dinners throughout the week. Bourbon makers from throughout the Commonwealth on our hand to educate visitors on their unique spirits. Often times, you’ll get to chat directly with distillers who are on hand sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Some of this year’s highlights include the World Championship Bourbon Barrel Relay (details below) and the Flights of Bourbon dinner where guests can sample Buffalo Trace from Bardstown’s quaint Samuels Field airport (named after the Samuels Family of Maker’s Mark).

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  • 114 North Fifth Street
  • Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
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