Bourbon Festivals have started and they are great, but with the heat and humidity in Kentucky this time of year are its almost unbearable to attend an outdoor Festival and be comfortable. So what makes BOURBON ON THE BANKS 2021 so special is it will be held on a nice cool Kentucky fall weekend. On October 22nd and 23rd bourbon enthusiast from around the world will gather on the banks of the Kentucky River in the shadow of the Kentucky State Capital to celebrate all that is bourbon. This week we visited with Festival Director Diane Strong and Fine and Rare Spirits Auctioneer Rene’ True so they could tell our listeners what to expect.
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Friday October 22nd will kick off with three main events. The first is BOURBON ON THE BANKS 2021 RARE & COLLECTIBLE BOURBON AUCTION AND VIP RECEPTION. It will be held at the Kentucky History Center ( https://history.ky.gov ) from 6pm to 9pm with tickets costing $100. Featuring an auction of fine and rare bourbons, while mingling with Bourbon lovers and master distillers. Auction proceeds benefit Downtown Frankfort, Inc.
The second event Friday night will be BOURBON STREET ON BROADWAY (https://bourbononthebanks.org/bourbon-street-on-broadway ) on the Old Capital Lawn from 6pm to 10:30pm. This is a free event. Prepare to be enchanted as Bourbon on the Banks 2021 transform Broadway Street into a carnival atmosphere. Enjoy performances from aerialists to fire eaters and enjoy live music while dining on offerings from our downtown merchants as well as regional food and beverage vendors.
The third event for Friday night will be JIM BEAM PUB STROLL throughout downtown Frankfort, KY from 6pm to 10:30pm. Visitors will stroll through downtown Frankfort, where they can visit eight different restaurants or bars, featuring signature cocktails made with Jim Beam products. Visitors will be invited to participate in social media promotions, with the opportunity to win tickets to BOBF 2022.
If you can’t make it Friday night then you won’t want to miss the main event on Saturday October 23rd for BOURBON ON THE BANKS 2021 FESTIVAL ( https://bourbononthebanks.org/ ) at River View Park in downtown Frankfort, KY from 3pm to 7pm. Tickets are $65 for this event. Bourbon on the Banks 2021 returns this year to historic Downtown Frankfort on the Banks of the picturesque Kentucky River. Once again we will be featuring dozens of bourbons, ranging from the largest most popular to the smallest and discreet. Area microbreweries and wineries will also be giving samples as well. Food tents along with food trucks will be on hand with a wide and eclectic variety of foods to pair with the endless libations. Walk the banks of the Kentucky River, enjoy acoustic musicians, sample rare and unique bourbons, spirits, wine and beer… does life get any better than that?
Why yes it does. There will be a BOURBON ON THE BANKS 2021 AFTER PARTY @ GOODWOOD ( https://www.goodwood.beer/venue/frankfort-taproom ) from 7pm to 12am. We will close the streets of Downtown to create a one of a kind event in Frankfort and keep the party going! So come join Jim and I as we celebrate our love for Bourbon in the heart of Kentucky. Stay tuned in to find out what we have planned for this one of a kind event.
So you know what time it is, grab that glass, a bottle so you can listen as Jim and I travel down The Bourbon Road to the Kentucky State Capital to bring you to the BOURBON ON THE BANKS 2021. Cheers
Mike (Big Chief)
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