2024 April Mid-Month Membership Update
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Kentucky Bourbon Festival
Kentucky Bourbon Festival Announces Ticket On Sale Date

Bardstown, Ky. - - - Kentucky Bourbon Festival announced tickets for
the 2024 festival will go on sale April 17 with early-access for “Bourbon Insiders” on
April 16. The festival will offer four levels of VIP packages this year, along with weekend
general admission tickets and Sunday-only access. The 2024 Kentucky Bourbon Festival
is Sept. 13-15 in Bardstown, Ky., the Bourbon Capital of the World. The festival brings
bourbon enthusiasts from all over the globe to Bardstown, Kentucky, to celebrate the
spirited history and craft of bourbon during National Bourbon Heritage Month. For
more information, visit www.kybourbonfestival.com.

“The Kentucky Bourbon Festival has sold out every year since we shifted to the truly
bourbon-focused format in 2021,” said Randy Prasse, president and COO. “It has
quickly transformed into a must-attend bourbon experience for enthusiasts from across
the U.S. and around the world. In fact, in 2023, 85 percent of our ticketed guests were
from outside of Kentucky and many extend their trips to beyond the festival weekend to
visit distilleries and other attractions while they’re in the Bluegrass. We hope moving
our on-sale date earlier allows both our visiting and local guests more time to plan their
bourbon bucket list trips.”

Prasse said the ever-improving festival’s 33 rd year will feature an enlarged footprint that
expands on The Great Lawn — historic Spalding Hall’s front lawn — where Kentucky’s
top distillery brands are located for the festival weekend. This allows for additional
distillery tents; a new bottle shop where bourbon enthusiasts attending can sample and
buy bottles operated by Evergreen Liquors; a KYBF-first two-story tent structure,
featuring the KYBF Festival Store on the first floor, and a cigar lounge upstairs — with
three cigar suites that guests can rent for an hour and enjoy the best people watching at
the festival.

The KYBF will offer a total of six ticket options this year, as well as a new opportunity to
book lodging at the same time if desired. “Bourbon Taster” general admission weekend
passes and Sunday Sampler passes offer unlimited re-entry to the festival, sampling
from more than 50 Kentucky distilleries, access to exclusive barrel picks, engaging
programs with industry experts, plenty of dining options for every appetite, and the
Bourbon Marketplace with more than 40 vendors. Ticketed guest will once again have
the unique opportunity to purchase bottles directly from distilleries on-site, with lockers
conveniently located for safe storage during the day.

Recognizing the increasing volume of out-of-town guests, KYBF is also introducing an
option to book rooms while purchasing tickets as well as expanded hotel
recommendations linked on the KYBF website.

Last year, VIP packages proved very popular — selling out in under 5 minutes — and an
additional tier is being added for 2024. All VIP packages include daily early entry to the
festival, premium branded Glencairn glassware, and access to the enlarged VIP
Penthouse, with catering and bar service throughout the festival. Also in 2024, VIPs will
enjoy a larger climate-controlled venue, and a new Whiskey House Kentucky VIP Porch
offering views of Craft Distillers’ Row and the Main Stage. Flask Force VIP ticket holders
will once again receive a Jacob Bromwell flask, customized for the KYBF; and the newly
added Flask Force Gold guests will receive an exclusive 24-karat gold plated Jacob
Bromwell flask, among other items. Decanter Club members receive a branded
Glencairn crystal decanter along with access to all five premium distillery showcase
events in The Great Tent, and many of the premiums included with other VIP packages.
The three top-tier VIP packages will also receive the 2024 KYBF Distillers’ Row single
barrel selection being coordinated currently with Heaven Hill Distillery — the KYBF’s
Featured Distillery of 2024.

“We are looking forward to a thrilling year of growth at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival,
the world's premiere bourbon festival that embraces enthusiasts to not only enjoy
incredible whiskeys, but also meet the people who craft them,” said Cordell Lawrence,
board chair and chief executive officer of Eastern Light Distilling. “From engaging
directly with the distillers who make your favorite pour to discovering a new brand to
add to your bar, there’s no place quite like KYBF.”

Major corporate partners include The Koetter Group, Joseph & Joseph Architects, KPFF
Engineers, Team Kentucky Tourism, The B-Line, and Whiskey House Kentucky.
Ticket prices are $180 for Bourbon Taster weekend passes, $105 for Sunday Sampler,
$595 for Enthusiast VIP, $695 for Flask Force VIP, $895 for Flask Force Gold and
$1,295 for Decanter Club. Premium events will be priced individually and will go on sale
with admission packages.

KYBF Insiders — those who subscribe to the festival’s e-newsletter — will be able to
purchase tickets on April 16, with sales open to the public on April 17. VIP packages are
expected to sell out quickly.
April Connect
April Connect
April 17, 2024
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Rural 1st
April 18, 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Location: 1 Court Sq., Bardstown, KY 40004

Edward Jones - Aaron Kinsey, Financial Advisor
April 25, 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Location: 1 Court Sq., Bardstown, KY 40004
Young Professionals Network
Young Professionals Network
April 18, 2024
Nelson County Community Clinic
CASA of Lincoln Trail
New Member Meet & Greet
In the meetings, members learn about (all things chamber) such as benefits, sponsorship opportunities, events, and rolls of chamber employees.

If you are a new chamber member or existing member and would like to come to this meeting for a refresher, the next meeting will be held on April 24th at 9:00am at the Chamber.

New Member Meet & Greet
April 24, 2024
BriarRose and Thistle Photography LLC.
XLR8 Classes
XLR8 Classes
May 9, 2024
C & T Excursions
Upcoming Itineraries 2024

Meet and Greet- May 9th, 2024 5:30-6:30-free admission
Special guest gives a presentation on Italy trip that we are sponsoring for February 26th-March 7th 2025 Location is the Ballroom at My Old Kentucky Home

Mystery Trip- May 14th, 2024-$132.00 person
Around Town-Day Trip/10am-7:15pm
Has 5 attractions including lunch and dinner

Bowling Green, KY- June 18th, 2024-$95.00 per person
Planes, Trains & Automobiles-Day Trip/9am-4pm
Has 3 attractions and includes lunch

Dinner and a Show! "Looking Over The President's Shoulder"- Saturday June 22nd 2024 $125 per person
Lyles Station and Princeton Theatre 

Prestonsburg, KY- July 23rd, 2024-$124.00 per person
Around Town-Day Trip/10am-9pm
Has 6 Attractions including lunch and dinner

Harrodsburg, KY- August 3rd, 2024-92.00 per person
Shaker Village of Pleasantville-Day Trip/10:15am-5:30pm
Includes Music Program, Craft Fair, Lunch, Self-Guided Tours

New Orleans, LA- September 15th-21st, 2024 – See website for pricing
New Orleans Adventure-7 Day Trip/Depart KY @ 7am
Includes a stop in Birmingham, AL, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners,
6 Breakfasts, 11 Attractions, A stop in Huntsville, AL

Prestonsburg, KY- September 26th, 2024 - $125.00 per person
Around Town-Day Trip/9:30am-8pm
Has 3 Attractions and includes lunch and dinner

Branson County Christmas- November 14th-20th See pricing on Website
Has 9 Attractions, 5 Breakfasts, 1 Brunch, 1 lunch, 5 dinners included

Chicago & Milwaukee Getaway- December 2nd-6th See pricing on Website
Midwestern Wonderland-4 Day Trip
Has 10 Attractions, 3 lunches, and 4 Dinners included
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Bardstown Main Street
Nazareth Retreat Center
Chamber Golf Scramble
August 9, 2024
Please email Hannah at hannah@bardstownchamber.com for more information on sponsorships and teams.
On-The-Go Foods, LLC
Bethany Haven, INC.
Thoroughbred Asset Management
Lucas Counseling and Consulting DBA Bardstown Health & Healing
Dee's Doggies & Friends
My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Come for the Bourbon, Stay for the History!

Join us every Friday and Saturday at 1 PM for a rich guided experience of Barton's 1792 Bourbon. Sip on Sweet Wheat, Bottled In Bond, Aged Twelve Years, Full Proof, and an in-house 1792 Old Fashioned.

Contact our ticket desk at (502) 564-1915 to purchase tickets for the same day, or buy now: mokhshop.com/product/1792/
7 Sons Wellness
Hope Counseling Center, PLLC
There is a new Mental Health Provider in Bardstown! Hope Counseling Center has opened its second location, located at 104 Manor Dr, Suite 101 – right in front of Maywood Subdivision. We work with individuals, children, couples, and families assisting with depression, behavior issues, anxiety, adjustment issues, divorce, family changes, and more. You can read more about us and some of our providers listed on our website: www.kyhopecounseling.com. Therapists are scheduling appointments now at 502-509-3088.
St. Vincent DePaul Mission
Sarah Curtsinger Agency
Doug Brink, Realtor with United Real Estate Louisville
Legends Equestrian Center
Windsor Garden
All Star Inflatables
Bluegrass Hearing Clinic, LLC
LG Dumpsters
Dumpsters are available for rent! Save trips to the landfill and have a dumpster brought directly to you!
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