The Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2015

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If you are making plans for a fall vacation, consider heading out to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. This is an exciting event for Bourbon lovers! This year, the festival is held September 15-20, 2015. Here are some great things you can expect to check out while you are there.

 

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The Barrel Relay Race

Whether you sign up to be a part of the relay or just be a spectator, this is a fun part of the festival. Participants have to roll barrels of whiskey down a track and get them onto racks. It is certainly a test of strength and speed and everyone loves to watch to see which bourbon team takes home the win!

Culinary Art Cooking School

The culinary art cooking school is a place where you can sit with friends and watch an instructor make dishes. They use different types of bourbon and show you exactly how to make different meals. Dinner is served and you can bet it’s delicious.

You will also receive take home bags from the class to get you started on your own food preparation. Always nice to get something to bring home and let’s face it … cooking with bourbon is always on our “to do” lists!

Boots and Bourbon

If you like the nightlife, then you need to check out Boots and Bourbon. This festival event offers a fun environment with a new age saloon feel. You can order many different type of bourbon as well as other types of drinks.

Get out on the floor and dance if you dare. We hear they may even teach a few new steps! Be sure to stop by and get your picture taken while you are there. This event usually carries a separate ticket – but it’s well worth the fun if you’re looking for some entertainment during your visit.

Find Out Who Made it Into The Hall of Fame

Each year, distilleries are nominated for the Hall of Fame for their outstanding bourbon. Those that put on the Kentucky Bourbon Festival have the ability to make nominations for this award as well. You can find a list of the participating bourbons here: Hall of Fame Bourbons. This is a great place to find out which distilleries are the best. Stay tuned … can’t wait to see who wins this year!

This festival would make for a lot a of fun for you and your group. Worried about the Kentucky heat – then this festival in September will be a great event to attend with cooler weather expected! Are you excited about the Kentucky Bourbon Festival so far? Be sure to tag our Twitter or Facebook feeds with your photos so we can see the fun you had!

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