• Bardstown for the Arts/The Gallery 
    Saturday, September 18
    Multiple artists there throughout the day.
    5:00 p.m.-  featured exhibitor, Carol Peachee, book signing event. Carol’s books “Straight Bourbon” and “The Birth of Bourbon” are stories of bourbon production from farm to bottle and feature an unforgettable tour of lost distilleries. Her photography may be found on her website carolpeachee.com.
  • The Rickhouse Restaurant and Lounge
    Inflatable, specialty drinks, music Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    Live Music:
    Friday, September 17, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. – Rob Unseld and Jacob Downs
    Friday, September 17, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. – 502 Bourbon Crew
  • Bullits Winery and Bistro
    Specialty cocktails: Sangrias and Symposia’s
  • Harrison Smith House
    Wednesday, September 15: 

    Double Header, HSH fried chicken served with Tuk Tuk’s Sri Lanken style chicken! HSH is teaming up with Makers Mark to benefit the Lee Initiative. (Event hosted by HSH and Makers Mark)
    Thursday, September 16:
    3-course dinner paired with Barton Distillery cocktails  (Event hosted by HSH and Barton Distillery)
    Friday, September 17:
    3-course dinner paired with 9 tastings of JHOB/KBF barrel picks. (Event hosted by HSH and JHOB)
    Saturday, September 18:
    Event info coming soon
    Sunday, September 19:
    Boozy Brunch – over the top brunch selection from HSH with accompanied cocktails made with spirits from Castle & Key. (Hosted by HSH and Castle & Key)
  • Kreso’s Restaurant
    It’s back! Join us for a night of Prohibition era fun at the historic Kreso’s Ballroom in beautiful downtown Bardstown, KY during the 2021 Bourbon Festival on Saturday, Sept 18th presented by Kresos Restaurant and Shop Local Bardstown!Dress to impress in your favorite Gatsby era outfit. Break out the feathers, suspenders, and pearls! Prizes will be awarded for best dressed!Enjoy gourmet food provided by Kresos restaurant and sip throwback craft cocktails and sample fine Kentucky bourbons provided by local distilleries. Mingle with Master Distillers and other Bourbon Dignitaries! And enjoy some old time swing music provided by Billy Goat Strut!Participating Craft Bourbons include Barrell Craft, Three Chord, Spirits of French Lick, Kings County Distillery, Reservoir Distillery, and Middle West!Tickets are available by contacting Kresos at (502)348-9594. Don’t wait, this will be the party of the year and tickets are limited! Must be 21 years old to attend.Ticket prices are $80 for general admission (Includes admission, Kreso’s Special Buffet, Bourbon Sampling, and Specialty Cocktails).Call (502)348-9594 to reserve your tickets!All nations welcome except Carrie!
  • Talbott Tavern
    Wednesday, September 15:
    4:30  Tavern talk with Guthrie McKay, owner of Toddy’s Liquor
    6:00-9:00  Live music with Ryan Raikes
    Thursday, September 16:
    4:30 Tavern talk with Log Still Distillery – Join representatives rom Log Still Distillery and Dant Crossing as they discuss their vision for bringing their past back to the future while enjoying a specialty cocktail using their Monk’s Road Bourbon.
    6:00-9:00 Live Music with Chris Bradley
    Friday, September 17:
    4:00 3rd Annual Blind Bourbon Tasting Championship (Limited Entry- $15 entry fee- email detra.haycraft@gmail.com to sign up)
    6:00-8:00 Tap Takeover with Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.
    8:00-12:00 Live Music with Brian Williamson
    Saturday, September 18:
    3:00 Tavern Talk with Detra Haycraft featuring Whiskey for Women 101. All questions answered about Bardstown and Bourbon for women only. Includes tasting and sample cocktail. (Limited Entry – $10 entry fee- Email detra.haycraft@gmail.com to sign up)
    5:00-7:00 Tavern Speakeasy Throwback Happy Hour featuring a secret menu and costumer contest. Passwords will be released on our Facebook page.
    8:00-12:00 Live Music with Rob Unseld
    Sunday, September 19:
    5:00-8:00 Live Music with Brian Alvey
    Manhattan glazed salmon with hints of bourbon, bitters, orange zest and cherry
    Chicken and Waffles with bourbon bacon syrup
    Bourbon BBQ meatloaf
    Candied bourbon bacon deviled eggs
    Bourbon honey butter chicken bites
    Arugula slaw with bourbon citrus dressing
  • Mammy’s Kitchen & Bar
    Meet and Greet and Bottle Signing
    Friday, September 17 at 8 p.m.
    Master Distiller Steve Nally with Bardstown Bourbon Company
    Entertainment on Patio and Inside
    Thursday, September 16
    12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Chris Hogsten
    5 p.m. – 8 p.m. –  Dalston
    8 p.m. – 12 a.m. – Ryan Raikes
    Friday, September 17
    12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Paxton
    4 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Zach Mosgrove
    9 p.m. – 1 a.m. – Rob Unseld plus DJ John Graves
    Saturday, September 18
    12 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Trey Washburn
    4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Aaron Williams
    7 p.m. – 10 p.m. –  Mark Monroe
    Complimentary Marley’s Bourbon Drink Classes
    Join us inside on our stage all day Saturday.   Classes began on the hour every hour starting at noon.
    Don’t have time to dine?  Grab a Bourbon Box form our outside bourbon grill.
    *Bourbon Burger Box
    *Bourbon Pork Chop Box
    *Bourbon Bread Pudding Cups
  • The Blind Pig
    September 16 – 17
    You have to visit The Blind Pig during the UPCOMING Bourbon Festival and Cheers to Bardstown Events next week.
    The Blind Pig’s Special 2021 Bardstown Bourbon Festival RELEASE BARREL PICK from Good Times will be available for purchase. It is TOASTED COCONUT Bourbon that is pure tropical heaven. Bottles will be available at The Blind Pig Market and Speakeasy. Get your exclusive Festival bottle before they all are gone.
    Other Blind Pig Events:
    Thursday, September 16
    The Blind Pig Bourbon Market (at 212 N. 3rd St.) will be bourbon host and featuring 2 great BOURBONS. Meet Chicken Cock’s Master Distiller Gregg Snyder and Old WM Tarr representatives for tastings along with Bottle Signing from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Friday, September 17
    Three Chord representatives will be at The Blind Pig Bourbon MARKET from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Stop in for a tasting while listening to what they are currently up to along with all their exciting plans for the future.

Bourbon Comes From Bardstown, and our distilleries are pulling out all the stops for city locals and visitors during the Cheers to Bardstown weekend celebration. We invite Kentucky Bourbon Festival ticket holders to come enjoy a selection of expanded experiences from our finest distilleries here in Bardstown. 

The festivities continue all across our beloved city, with more special events to enjoy than just downtown. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Join us downtown in the Bourbon Capital of the World for “Cheers to Bardstown”, a free event in celebration of our rich culture from Thursday, September 16th to Saturday, September 18th. 

Please continue to check back for more information and events coming soon!