2024 March Mid-Month Membership Update
Find all the upcoming events for our Chamber Members here!
March Connect
March Connect
March 20, 2024
Edward Jones - Aaron Kinsey, Financial Advisor
Nazareth Retreat Center
Log Still Distilling
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
Baptist Health Hardin
Baptist Health Hardin, in collaboration with Feeding America, will be hosting a colon cancer screening event in Bardstown on Wednesday, March 27, from 9 a.m. – noon at Nelson County Fiscal Court, located at One Court Square in Bardstown. All attendees will be able to complete and submit a form at the event to receive a free colon cancer screening kit. There will also be an inflatable, educational exhibit on display, which allows attendees to learn about colon cancer, including risks, prevention, early detection, and treatment.
New Member Meet & Greet Meeting
In this meeting we will introduce ourselves and business. Also I will go over all things Chamber related and uncover certain business needs so the Chamber can best assist you and your business, with a Q&A session at the end.  
March 27th, 2024
9:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Location: Chamber Conference Room, 1 Court Sq., Bardstown, KY 40004 
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Ferguson Fire Protection
March 27th, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: 1 Court Sq., Ste. 101, Bardstown, KY 40004

Just Baked
April 9, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: 962 Chambers Blvd., Bardstown, KY 40004
Young Professionals Network
Young Professionals Network
March 28, 2024
Kentucky Bourbon Festival
Kentucky Bourbon Festival Announces Ticket On Sale Date

Bardstown, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2023) - - - 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.
BriarRose and Thistle Photography LLC.
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/
Lux Row Distillers
Lux Row is now open on Mondays. Our operating hours are Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm. For the winter, our main tasting room has been converted into a cocktail bar, where guests can enjoy flights, pours, and hand-crafted cocktails (with plenty of indoor seating!)

Also, during our construction shutdown, we are offering a complimentary experience called Warehouse & Whiskey. This is a 30-minute abbreviated tour starting with our introduction video and a walk out to the rickhouse. Along the way, they will taste 2 products and thieve out of a barrel. You can find more info about this here.
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.
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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!
Please give me a call at (502) 889-0727
LG Dumpsters LLC
Fully Licensed & Fully Insured!
Dumpster service for all surrounding areas!
Call or Text (502) 889-0727 now for a quote!
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