JUNE 9-12, 2022

With 11 unique distillery experiences within 16 miles of downtown, Bardstown is the authentic home to National Bourbon Day each year.

A Personal Invitation from our Master Distillers

We’re celebrating, together with our local distilleries and businesses, with a weekend full of bourbon-related specials, events, music and more. From distillery events, special pours and gifts, to a brand new Bourbon Capital BBQ Challenge & Distillery Invitational, boozy brunches, concerts, and late night shopping, our downtown will be alive with America’s Native Spirit. Join us all weekend long.

PLUS MORE HAPPENING AT OUR LOCAL DISTILLERIES BELOW

Check out these

WEEKEND SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday

BARDSTOWN BOURBON MIXER

8 pm – 12 am
Preservation Distillery Event Room

Enjoy one of Bardstown’s best parties each and every year, the Bardstown Bourbon Mixer, hosted by the Bardstown – Nelson Co. Chamber of Commerce! With live music from Howl at the Moon, delectable food and multiple distillery partners on hand to dole out their signature cocktails, this night is sure to thrill. What a way to kick off a National Bourbon Day Celebration in the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown! Mark your calendar: tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 5!

Friday

BOURBON CAPITAL BBQ CHALLENGE & DISTILLERY INVITATIONAL

1 pm – 9:30 pm
Dant Crossing – Gethsemane, KY

Come watch and cheer on local distillery teams and professional pitmasters in a two-day cook-off at Dant Crossing. Experience multiple competition formats, fantastic entertainment, bourbon sampling with premier area distilleries, BBQ and dessert food trucks along with family-friendly fun for all ages!

Saturday

BOURBON CAPITAL BBQ CHALLENGE & DISTILLERY INVITATIONAL

11 am – 6 pm
Dant Crossing – Gethsemane, KY

Come watch and cheer on local distillery teams and professional pitmasters in a two-day cook-off at Dant Crossing. Experience multiple competition formats, fantastic entertainment, bourbon sampling with premier area distilleries, BBQ and dessert food trucks along with family-friendly fun for all ages!

BOURBON CITY STREET CONCERT

6 pm – 11:30 pm
Downtown Bardstown

A free live music event for the whole family! Bring your lawn chairs and listen to some live music all while under the stars of downtown Bardstown. This year's headlining act is County Wide, a southern country rock band with a unique sound. Additional acts to be announced in the coming weeks!

Sunday

BOURBON-INSPIRED BRUNCH SPECIALS

Morning - Afternoon

Enjoy some bourbon-inspired Sunday brunch specials all over town! Many of our local restaurants will put out special menus on Sunday morning.

Scout & Scholar Brewing Co. - Starting at 10 am, Scout & Scholar will feature special brunch items featuring bourbon! Also, grab one of their tasty bourbon cream coffees, featuring one of their many unique barrel picks!

Bardstown Bourbon Co. - From 11:30 am - 3 pm, enjoy some special menu items: Bananas Foster French Toast & Barrel Stave Smoked Salmon Hash!

Mammy's Kitchen - Until 1 pm, enjoy several special bourbon-inspired menu items: country bourbon quiche and/or a bourbon skillet deep fried cinnamon roll. Also on the menu, a bourbon Bloody Mary w/ bourbon bacon!

Old Talbott Tavern - The world's oldest bourbon bar will have a special on all day...bourbon BBQ meatloaf! They also have their famed bourbon walnut chicken and bourbon BBQ meatballs. Yummy! In addition, Old Talbott Tavern will have a signature bourbon cocktail that day, as well. Cheers!

What's happening at our

LOCAL DISTILLERIES

Reminisce on the 2021 National Bourbon Day Celebration

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