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When people think of Kentucky, things like horses, bluegrass, and – of course – bourbon come to mind. Soon the 2nd annual Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival, planned for the fall 2020 will be added to that list.

Born from a desire to shine a light on the Northern Kentucky region and heritage, the Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival will take place October 2 and 3, 2020 at venues throughout Covington and Newport, Kentucky just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. This inaugural event is designed to share on a local, national, and international scale what makes Northern Kentucky such a special place.

Organizers say Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival will be like the SXSW for bourbon, with Covington and Newport as the campus. The weekend will include a free music festival on the river, a Kentucky artisan market in MainStrasse Village, and a bourbon conference at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. There will be bourbon pairings, tastings, and musical performances at restaurants and bars spread out across the two cities.

The main star of the Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival is, of course, the bourbon. But the event is also meant to celebrate Kentucky’s heritage and culture as a whole.

Local participating distilleries include:

Hotel and ticket packages for the Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival are available now.

For the latest information visit the Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival website here.

Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference – Friday Oct. 2 and Saturday Oct. 3, 2020.

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Nearby Distilleries
The B-Line – Northern Kentucky's Bourbon Tour
50 East Rivercenter Boulevard, Covington, Kentucky 41011 0.15 mi
New Riff Distilling
24 Distillery Way, Newport, Kentucky 41073 1.49 mi
Boone County Distilling
10601 Toebben Drive, Independence, Kentucky 41051 11.23 mi
Neeley Family Distillery
4360 Kentucky 1130, Sparta, Kentucky 41086 35.2 mi
Woodford Reserve Distillery
7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, Kentucky 40383 69.4 mi
Town Branch Distillery
401 Cross Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40508 71.81 mi
Coalition Whiskey
6230 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, Kentucky 40014 73.02 mi
Pensive Distilling Co.
720 Monmouth St., Newport, Kentucky 41071 1.07 mi
Northside Distilling Company
922 Race St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 1.17 mi
Craft Connection Brewery​ ​& Distillery​ ​Tours
1200 Broadway Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 1.44 mi
Second Sight Spirits
301 Elm Street, Ludlow, Kentucky 41016 1.96 mi
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery
111 West McMicken Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 2.05 mi
Knox Joseph Distillery
2017 Branch St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214 2.05 mi
Woodstone Creek Distillery
4712 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45217 5.44 mi
Karrikin Spirits Company
3717 Jonlen Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 7 mi
Brain Brew Custom Whiskey
3849 Edwards Rd, Newtown, Ohio 45244 9.53 mi
Cincinnati Distilling
203 Mill Street, Milford, Ohio 45150 12.88 mi
March First Brewing and Distilling
7885 E Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249 15.79 mi
Three Keys Distillery
8800 East Bend Rd, Burlington, Kentucky 41005 16.92 mi
MGP Ingredients
7 Ridge Avenue, Greendale, Indiana 47025 18.42 mi
Nearby Restaurants, Bars, Hotels & Pts. of Interest
Smoke Justis
302 Court St, Covington, Kentucky 41011 0.2 mi
The Globe Covington
12 E. 5th Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011 0.24 mi
Bourbon Haus 1841
522 Main Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011 0.4 mi
Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar at Hotel Covington
638 Madison Ave., Covington, Kentucky 41011 0.4 mi
Rich’s Proper Food & Drink
701 Madison Ave., Covington, Kentucky 41011 0.42 mi
Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar
519 Main Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011 0.42 mi
Wiseguy Lounge at Goodfellas Pizzeria
603 Main St., Covington, Kentucky 41011 0.46 mi
Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar
629 Main Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011 0.5 mi
Libby’s Southern Comfort
35 W 8th St, Covington, Kentucky 41011 0.51 mi
Prohibition Bourbon Bar at Newberry Bros. Coffee
530 Washington Ave., Newport, Kentucky 41071 1.17 mi
Three Spirits Tavern
209 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, Kentucky 41073 1.84 mi
The Purple Poulet a Southern Bourbon Bistro
603 6th Ave., Dayton, Kentucky 41074 2.69 mi
Barleycorn’s Sports Bar & Grill
8544 U.S. 42, Florence, Kentucky 41017 4.89 mi
Brickhouse Pub & Grub
7718 US-42, Florence, Kentucky 41042 9.51 mi
Smokin' This And That BBQ
10020 Demia Way, Florence, Kentucky 41042 11.11 mi
Tousey House Tavern
5963 N. Jefferson St., Burlington, Kentucky 41005 12.12 mi
Kitchen 1833 – New American Comfort Food
9003 US-42, Union, Kentucky 41091 12.41 mi
Sugarfire Smoke House
9039 US 42, Union, Kentucky 41091 12.54 mi
Beehive Augusta Tavern
101 W. Riverside Drive, Augusta, Kentucky 41002 34.73 mi
Augusta Guest House
103 W 2nd St, Augusta, Kentucky 41002 34.77 mi