Kentucky Bourbon Festival - Celebrating America's Native Spirit Sept 16-18, 2022

Kentucky Bourbon Festival organizers announced tickets for the 2022 festival will go on sale to the public May 11, 2022. The festival brings bourbon lovers to Bardstown, Nelson County, 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.

“We’re excited to welcome guests and distilleries back to Bardstown for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival,” said Randy Prasse, president and COO of Kentucky Bourbon Festival. “We are looking forward to building on the successful festival format we unveiled last year with exciting updates based on feedback from our guests. Bourbon lovers will have three days to experience new products, meet distillers, attend programs and enjoy an experience they will not get anywhere else.”

Bardstown the Book - Proof I was here at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival
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Proof I was here at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

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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.

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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.

Newsletter subscribers get early access to ticket sales beginning May 10. The all-new Bourbon Taster weekend pass is $125. A limited number of the popular Flask Force and Bourbon Enthusiast upgrade packages will return for 2022, and a single-day ticket option is available for Sunday only. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

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