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23rd Annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival To Be Held In Bardstown

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The Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Ky., will host its 23rd annual celebration of America’s native spirit, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Sept. 16-21. 

The six-day festival filled with everything bourbon features more than 40 major events and attractions. Events range from the Great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting & Gala, a black tie soiree, to the World Championship Bourbon Barrel Relay. Along with enjoying free live music, tours and various competitive events, festival-goers can also learn about bourbon mixology and cooking with bourbon.

A total of eleven distillery labels will participate in the festival this year. Approximately 52,000 people from 46 states and 15 countries attended last year’s festival. Event organizers expect an even bigger crowd this year.

In addition to its rich bourbon history, Bardstown has also been voted “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” by USA Today and “One of America’s Best Small Towns” by Fodor’s. The festival’s events take place throughout town, giving visitors a chance to experience this charming community.

While in Bardstown, visitors can take advantage of the opportunity to visit nearby distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. This experience provides an appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into creating Kentucky’s signature product.

For information on festival events, reservations and tickets, call 800-638-4877 or 502-348-3623 or visit: http://www.kybourbonfestival.com

The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism is an agency within the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, which promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. Tourism in Kentucky has an economic impact of more than $12.5 billion, supports about 175,000 jobs and generates more than $1.3 billion in taxes.

Story provided by Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism

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