The Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2012

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The Kentucky Bourbon Festival will be held in historic Bardstown, Kentucky from September 11th-16th; a six day event with activities for the whole family!

Since 1776, the Bourbon Trail area of Kentucky has been home to many distilleries, which collectively account for nearly 70% of all bourbon produced worldwide. To celebrate this heritage, several distilleries and sponsors gathered together in 1992 to organize this event. These are a few of the participating bourbons and distilleries:

Barton Brands of Kentucky
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Bulleit Distilling Co
Four Roses Distillery, LLC
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc
Jim Beam
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Michter’s
Wild Turkey Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery

Since its beginnings, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival has grown exponentially, with more than 50,000 attendees in 2011- from 38 states and 14 countries. This festival began as a simple Bourbon tasting and dinner for just 250 attendees, and has since grown into a great six day event. Paul has been providing taxi transportation to the Festival events for 13 years. Highlights of this years exciting events include:

• Family Fun Area (fees vary)- various activities, games, and rides
4pm-10pm (Fri), 10am-10pm (Sat), 10am-5pm (Sun) at the City Hall Lawn, 220 North Fifth St

• The Ancient Craft of Barrel Making (free event) – Barrel making demonstration
10am-4pm (Sat), 12pm-5pm (Sun), at the Spalding Hall Lawn

• Backstreets of Bardstown Historical Tour ($20/person)
11am-12pm (Fri, Sat), 1pm-2pm (Fri, Sat), 3pm-4pm (Fri, Sat), at the East side of Court Square

• Balloon Glow (free event) Hot air balloon demonstration
7:30pm-9pm (Tues) at the Nelson County Fairgrounds, US 31E

• Barrels of Country Music Concert (free event, see link below for instructions)
8pm (Fri) Bluegrass Entertainment & Exposition Complex, Sutherland Ln.
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• Kentucky Bourbon Festival Art Exhibit
Sept. 10th – 17th, 11am-7pm daily at 90 Court Square, Bardstown

• Whiskey City Cruisers Vehicle Show (free admission to the lawn)
4pm-10pm (Fri), 10am-10pm (Sat), 10am-5pm (Sun)
City Hall, North Fifth and Flaget Streets

• Music on the Lawn (free admission to lawn)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
5:00-5:45pm: Noah Guthrie
6:00-7:00pm: Digit
7:15-8:15pm: As Is
8:30-9:30pm: 64west
10:00-Closing: Sgt. Corrin Campbell (US Army Recruiting)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
5:00-5:45: Jessie Rose Pennington
6:00-7:00: Andrew Scott Newton
7:15-8:15pm: Southern Edge
8:309:30pm: J.D. Shelburne
9:30-Closing: The Kentucky Headhunters

For a full schedule of events, and more up to date information, go here:
http://www.kybourbonfestival.com/index.html

So call Paul if you need taxi cab service to any of these great events, or a taxi ride home.
(812)697-5296