Kentucky Bourbon Festival Announces 2020 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 today 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 month 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.  Please continue to visit the Kentucky Bourbon Festival at to stay up to date on the latest Festival happenings and developments.

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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