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Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2024

13sepAll Day15Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2024Celebrating America's Native Spirit.

Event Details

SAVE THE DATE for the 2024 Kentucky Bourbon Festival®. 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 in advance, once they are available. (The 2023 event completely sold out.)

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

The information below is an example of what was included in prior years.

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

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.

Buy Exclusive KBF Bottles – Buy bottles directly from your favorite distillery at the festival!

Serious Fun for 21 and Older – KBF 2023 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.

Learn more about the Kentucky Bourbon Festival here.


september 13 (Friday) - 15 (Sunday)


Bardstown, Kentucky

114 North Fifth Street, Bardstown, Kentucky, 40004

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