The Kentucky Bourbon Festival brings bourbon lovers to Bardstown, Kentucky, the Bourbon Capital of the World, to celebrate the spirited history and crafting of bourbon. The festival returns for its 31st year Sept. 16-18, 2022. New this year, all bourbon sampling is included in 2022 festival passes and for the first time, ticketed guests will be able to purchase bottles directly from their favorite distilleries at the festival. Tickets will sell-out fast and also include unlimited access to the festival from Friday through Sunday, panels with industry experts, access to more than 30 unique bourbon-themed marketplace vendors, food trucks and the annual Master Distillers’ Bottle Auction. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.