Kentucky Bourbon Festival - Celebrating America's Native Spirit Sept 15-17, 2023
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SAVE THE DATE: The 2023 Kentucky Bourbon Festival® will take place September 15-17, 2023 in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Last year’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival completely sold out so watch this space for upcoming ticket sales. Cheers!

We’ll update the details as they become available. In the meantime, you can take a look at some of the highlights from the 2022 event below.


America’s original bourbon festival celebrates Kentucky bourbon in the Bourbon Capital of the World®. This year’s festival will be like no other. Mark your calendars for September 16-18, 2022. We highly recommend you order tickets now before the event sells out.

3 Day Bourbon Taster | 1 Day Sunday Sampler | 3 Day VIP Bourbon Enthusiast | 3 Day VIP Flask Force

All Kentucky Bourbon Festival Tickets Include


  • SAMPLING included from all distilleries throughout the weekend
  • ABILITY TO purchase bottles from the distilleries AND exclusive KBF Single Barrel bottles from the KBF Bottle Shop.
  • ACCESS TO distilleries, educational sessions, musical entertainment, food trucks, and exhibits.
  • UNLIMIITED re-entry to the festival grounds throughout the duration of your pass.

The Festival on the Great Lawn


Kentucky Bourbon Festival - 2022 Distillers' Row Series, Single Barrel Select
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Over 40 of Kentucky’s finest distilleries – from the heritage brands you know and love already, to the craft distilleries you need to discover – offering sample pours and bottle sales throughout the festival weekend on Distillers’ Row and Craft Distillers’ Row. Add to that, musical entertainment, food trucks, Bourbon Bar + Cocktail Lounge, Cigar Lounge, Bourbon Marketplace, barrel making demos by Independent Stave Co., the Oscar Getz Whiskey Museum, and the KBF Merchandise Tent to get your exclusive festival and distillery wearables.

While you are enjoying the festivities, stop by the KBF Bottle Shop – in partnership with Justins’ House of Bourbon – and pick up your choice of our 20 unique, limited-availability bottles from the 2022 “Distillers’ Row Series” of single barrels.

NEW for 2022 – Buy bottles directly from your favorite distillery at the festival!

Serious Fun for 21 and Older – KBF 2021 has been reimagined for bourbon fans ages 21 and older. The purchase of a three-day general admission ticket will provide attendees a Glencairn sampling glass, a limited-edition 30th Anniversary challenge coin and access to multiple activities and events.

Sampling and Sales – For attendees of all levels eager to sip their favorite and hard-to-find and bourbons, special wristbands can be purchased for use at nearly two dozen distillery booths. Are cocktails more your speed? Get signature mixed drinks prepared by pro mixologists at our new bar on the Great Lawn!

Single Barrel – Choose from 20 single barrel offerings from the “Distillers’ Row Series” – available on-site throughout the weekend at the KBF Bottle Shop. In partnership with Justins’ House of Bourbon!


World Championship Bourbon Barrel Relay


This free event is open to the public (no ticket needed). Watch distillery warehouse teams race against the clock to roll and position multiple full, 500-pound barrels perfectly into a rick. This exciting and family friendly event is FREE to the public and open to ALL AGES!

The World Championship Bourbon Barrel Relay will be held behind Spalding Hall- just outside of the festival grounds.

Order your 2022 Kentucky Bourbon Festival Tickets here.

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Nearby Distilleries
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Bourbon Capital BBQ Challenge
605 Dant Nalley Road (The Legacy at Dant Crossing), New Haven, Kentucky 40051 11.91 mi
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Log Still Distillery
225 Dee Head Rd, New Haven, Kentucky 40051 11.94 mi
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Boundary Oak Distillery
2000 Boundary Oak Drive, Radcliff, Kentucky 40160 24.06 mi
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Copper and Kings American Brandy Company
1121 East Washington Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40206 33.9 mi
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Old Forester Distillery
119 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 34.38 mi
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Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery
801 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 34.72 mi
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Coalition Whiskey
6230 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, Kentucky 40014 36.29 mi
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Wilderness Trail Distillery
4095 Lebanon Road, Danville, Kentucky 40422 37.59 mi
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Woodford Reserve Distillery
7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, Kentucky 40383 41.46 mi
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Huber's Starlight Distillery
19816 Huber Road, Borden, Indiana 47106 49.05 mi
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Town Branch Distillery
401 Cross Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40508 54.92 mi
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Neeley Family Distillery
4360 Kentucky 1130, Sparta, Kentucky 41086 68.14 mi
Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History
114 North 5th Street, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.01 mi
CopperTop Tours
Kentucky 0.25 mi
BourbonTown Tours
Kentucky 0.25 mi
Barton 1792 Distillery
300 Barton Road, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.58 mi
Barreled & Bold – Kentucky Distillery Adventures
113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 0.58 mi
1111 East Washington Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40206 43.02 mi
300 Barton Road, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 33.88 mi
Heaven Hill Springs Distillery
1015 Old Bloomfield Pike, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 1.12 mi
Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience
1311 Gilkey Run Road, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 1.27 mi
Kentucky Owl Park Distillery (Coming Soon)
2095 East John Rowan Boulevard, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 1.71 mi
Nearby Restaurants, Bars, Hotels & Pts. of Interest
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The Bar at Fort Nelson
801 W Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 34.72 mi
The Rickhouse Restaurant & Lounge
Spalding Hall, 112 Xavier Dr, Bardstown, Kentucky 4004 0.03 mi
Hadorn's Bakery
118 W Flaget St, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.16 mi
Scout & Scholar Brewing Co. and Restaurant
112 W. Flaget St., Bardstown, Kentucky 4004 0.18 mi
Mammy's Kitchen & Bar
116 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.19 mi
Xavier's Pub
169 Mulberry Alley, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.2 mi
Jailer's Inn
111 W. Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.22 mi
Meri Merlo
118 N. 3rd Street, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.22 mi
Bullitt's Winery & Bistro
122 N 3rd Steet, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.22 mi
The Blind Pig Bourbon Market
212 N 3rd St, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.23 mi
Talbott Inn
101 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.23 mi
Old Talbott Tavern
107 West Stephen Foster, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.23 mi
Bardstown Burger
126 North 3rd Street, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.23 mi
Third Street Tap House
112 N 3rd St, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.23 mi
Hurst Drug Store Soda Fountain
102 N. Third St., Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.24 mi
Around The Town Carriage
223 North 3rd Street, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.27 mi
The Blind Pig Bourbon Speakeasy
107 East Flaget Street, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.28 mi
Harrison-Smith House
103 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.29 mi
The Blind Pig Bourbon Bed & Breakfast
110 East Broadway Street, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.33 mi
Red Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast
209 E Stephen Foster Ave #1513, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.39 mi