Kentucky Bourbon Festival Sets Dates for 2024 After Sell Out of 2023 Event

Second consecutive sell out prompts save the date for next year

Bardstown, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2023) - - - The Kentucky Bourbon Festival announced next year’s festival will be Sept. 13-15, 2024, in Bardstown, Ky., the Bourbon Capital of the World. The festival’s board of directors worked to confirm next year’s dates after tickets for the 2023 festival sold out last week. The festival brings bourbon enthusiasts from all over the globe to celebrate the spirited history and craft of bourbon during National Bourbon Heritage Month. For more information, visit 

“We’re looking forward to welcoming bourbon enthusiasts back to Bardstown for the 33rd year,” said Randy Prasse, COO and president of the festival. “We could not be more excited for guests to see what we have planned.” 

General admission tickets for the 2023 festival are officially sold out, for the second consecutive year — with VIP packages selling out in the first three minutes when they were released in May. The festival features expanded opportunities for bourbon enthusiasts to engage with the most sought-after brands alongside engaging and immersive educational experiences. With 85% of its ticketed guests visiting from outside of Kentucky, the event continues to serve as an important tourism and economic engine for the entire region.  

“Each year we improve every aspect of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival experience,” said David Mandell, board chair of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. “We could not be more proud of what we’ve created as we’re seeing the incredible response from whiskey enthusiasts from across the country and the world.” 

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is presented by The Koetter Group, a third-generation owned family business specializing in construction, real estate, building services and K-Rax premium spirits barrel storage systems. The Koetter Group is the festival’s presenting sponsor for 2023-2025. 

An on-sale date for 2024 tickets will be announced in the future. Subscribers to the KBF e-newsletter receive advance notice of ticket sales, special events and other news. Visit to sign up.  

About the Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Bardstown, Ky.): 
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Sept. 15-17, 2023; Sept. 13-15, 2024) is a celebration of Kentucky Bourbon and the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Kentucky. What began as a Bourbon tasting dinner has grown into a truly authentic experience that brings together bourbon enthusiasts from all over the world. Started in 1992, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival is one of the Commonwealth’s leading cultural festivals. For more information, visit 

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