Kentucky Bourbon Festival
September 16 - September 20
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival® promotes Kentucky Bourbon & the Bourbon Capital of the World by hosting a celebration that contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of the communities in Bardstown, Kentucky. The twenty-eighth annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival®, held during the third week of September, was a resounding success in 2019. Approximately 50,000 visitors from 40 states across the U.S. and over 20 countries attended events, activities on the Great Lawn, and the free music concerts.
From the ideal climate for aging barrels, to the fertile earth for growing corn, to the immense amount of limestone that makes for the purest of water, it was the perfect storm. From there, the rest is history. Today, Bardstown and Nelson County are home to many distilleries, both large and small.
Between the numerous events, educational opportunities, arts and crafts, music on the lawn and much more, they truly have something for everyone.
We can’t wait to meet you in Bardstown, KY for the 2020 Kentucky Bourbon Festival.