Kentucky Bourbon Festival - Bardstown, Kentucky, September 13-15, 2024
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SAVE THE DATE: The 2024 Kentucky Bourbon Festival® will take place September 13-15, 2023 in Bardstown, Kentucky.

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

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 13-15, 2024. We highly recommend you order tickets now before the event sells out.

Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2024 tickets go on sale April 17, 2024. Learn more here.

All Kentucky Bourbon Festival Tickets Include
(Sample Schedule from 2023 Below)

  • 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.
  • PREMIUM EVENTS will be offered in addition to the regular event tickets.

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 and pick up some unique, limited-availability bottles from the 2023 “Distillers’ Row Series” of single barrels.

Serious Fun for 21 and Older – There are multiple ticket options for entry in the festival for one day or all three days.

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 next to Spalding Hall- just outside of the festival grounds.

Order your 2024 Kentucky Bourbon Festival Tickets here.

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Nearby Distilleries
Oscar Getz Museum of Bourbon History
114 North 5th Street, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.01 mi
Log Still Distillery
225 Dee Head Rd, New Haven, Kentucky 40051 11.94 mi
Boundary Oak Distillery
2000 Boundary Oak Drive, Radcliff, Kentucky 40160 24.06 mi
Copper and Kings American Brandy Company
1121 East Washington Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40206 33.9 mi
Mint Julep Experiences
210 W Liberty St., Louisville, Kentucky 40202 34.18 mi
Old Forester Distillery
119 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 34.38 mi
Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery
801 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 34.72 mi
Coalition Whiskey
6230 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, Kentucky 40014 36.29 mi
Wilderness Trail Distillery
4095 Lebanon Road, Danville, Kentucky 40422 37.59 mi
Woodford Reserve Distillery
7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, Kentucky 40383 41.46 mi
Huber's Starlight Distillery
19816 Huber Road, Borden, Indiana 47106 49.05 mi
Town Branch Distillery
401 Cross Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40508 54.92 mi
Boone County Distilling
10601 Toebben Drive, Florence, Kentucky 41051 65.56 mi
Neeley Family Distillery
4360 Kentucky 1130, Sparta, Kentucky 41086 68.14 mi
Bourbon Capital Guild
114 N Fifth St, 3rd Floor Penthouse, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0 mi
BourbonTown Tours
Kentucky 0.25 mi
Barton 1792 Distillery
300 Barton Road, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 0.58 mi
CopperTop Tours
129 W John Rowan Blvd, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 1.06 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
Nearby Restaurants, Bars, Hotels & Pts. of Interest
Featured Open Now
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
The Volstead Bourbon Lounge
107 E Flaget St, 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