Heaven Hill Brands named Bourbon Title Sponsor!

We are so excited to announce Heaven Hill Brands, the nation’s largest independent, family-owned and operated distilled spirits supplier, as the official Bourbon Title Sponsor for the 2017 Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest!

Heaven Hill’s iconic brands will be available to sample in both the VIP and General Admission areas. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Bernheim, Henry McKenna, Rittenhouse, and Larceny in the Bourbon concourse at the festival, with special pourings of Elijah Craig Barrel Strength and Parker’s Heritage Collection 2017 Release available to our VIP attendees.

Heaven Hill’s long history of producing some of the best bourbon in the world makes them a perfect partner for the Bourbon and Brewfest. Attendees will have to opportunity to sample these bourbons and learn more about the Heaven Hill distillery and the distilling process through educational classes that will be held during the event.

Tickets are now on sale for the October 21st event at Stay tuned for more information on how you can sign up for one of the classes offered the day of the event!

Sam Adams takes Brewery Sponsor!

How long can you hold a liter stein filled with Sam Adams Octoberfest beer?

Well, this year at the Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest, you can find out!

We are happy to announce that Sam Adams is now the official Brewery Title Sponsor at the 2017 BG Bourbon and Brewfest! Samuel Adams, the man, did this in the name of American Independence. Jim Koch did this in the name of Better Beer. Jim Koch named his beer after Samuel Adams because he shared a similar spirit in leading the fight for independence and the opportunity for all Americans to pursue happiness and follow their dreams.

In addition to adding their brews to the lineup, the Bourbon and Brewfest will host a Stein Hoisting Competition for attendees. 

Keep updated on new announcements, breweries, and distilleries on our social media pages or our website. Tickets are on sale now at

VIP Area Sponsored by Four Roses Bourbon

The Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest recently partnered with Four Roses Distillery as the sponsor of the VIP area at the event. Four Roses Bourbon has been around since the late 1800’s, and continues to be one of the finest names in the bourbon world. VIP attendees can look forward to a Four Roses exclusive bar, as well as educational talks in the VIP area and suites, allowing attendees the opportunity to learn more about the smooth, mellow bourbon for which they are so well-known.

General admission attendees will also be able to sample the handcrafted, Kentucky bourbons from Four Roses at the event on the Bourbon Concourse. The 2017 event will be held on October 21st. Tickets are on sale now!

South Central Bank Named Financial Services Partner

We are pleased to announce that South Central Bank will be participating in the Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest as the official Financial Services Partner of the event for 2017! An avid supporter of the community, South Central Bank values local events, charities, and schools. Their focus on contributing to and growing the local communities they service made South Central Bank a perfect fit for the BG Bourbon and Brewfest.
The event will be held on October 21st. Tickets for Brewfest are on sale now! VIP tickets are limited and include food from 643 Sports Bar and Grill, as well as exclusive bourbons and beers and access to the Four Roses VIP Bar.

VIP Food Provided by 643 Sports Bar and Grill

The Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest have partnered with 643 Sports Bar and Grill to provide a delicious, local, catered experience for the VIP area at the 2017 Brewfest. 643 participated in the event last year as a food vendor on the field. Their positive experience and feedback prompted them to partner with the BG Brewfest to provide the food for VIP area this year. We will keep you updated on the menu as the event gets closer!

VIP tickets are now on sale and not only get you access to exclusive bourbons and beers, but now give you access to some great, local cuisine from 643 Sports Bar and Grill!   

BG/WC Humane Society Named 2017 Goodwill Charity

The Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest is committed to engaging with and supporting our community year-round. This year, we donated a basket for the silent auction to the Fur Ball, held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 benefiting the Bowling Green/ Warren County Humane Society. The main feature of the basket was the donation of a VIP Suite and 20 VIP tickets for the 2017 event, valued at $2,100!

We are also pleased to announce that the BGWCHS has been chosen as our goodwill charity for the 2017 BG Bourbon and Brewfest! All proceeds from the silent auction will go to benefit the organization.

Event Coordinator, Stephanie Turner, has been working with the BGWCHS to prep for the 2017 event. “We are so excited to welcome the BG/WC Humane Society back as our Goodwill charity again this year. They provide a much needed service for our community, and it’s a cause close to our hearts, “ said Turner.  

The Humane Society’s mission is to provide a clean comfortable shelter for homeless, abused, lost and impounded animals of our community; to place as many of these animals as possible in loving and responsible homes and humanely euthanize those not adopted; to investigate complaints of animal abuse/neglect; and to educate the public about responsible care of companion animals, especially spay/neuter!

BG Bourbon and Brewfest Dedicated to Safety

In an effort to promote safety, the Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest has partnered with Flora Templeton Stuart and Uber to provide a Safe Ride Program for the 2017 event. This is the second year Flora has partnered with the Brewfest to provide free Uber rides to attendees. The program was a huge success last year and is expected to grow this year.


The BG Brewfest also offers free Designated Driver tickets for the event to encourage responsible behavior while enjoying the event. Instructions will be given on how to redeem a free Uber ride as the event approaches.

Bourbon and Brewfest Announces Fall 2017 Date

The 3rd Annual Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest has officially announced its date of October 21st, 2017! As one of the fastest growing events in Southern Kentucky, the Bourbon and Brewfest is located downtown and brings an energy and uniqueness to the heart of the city that strengthens the thriving area. Early Bird Tickets are on sale now for a short period at a reduced price!  Check us out at!

We are also excited to announce our new Event Coordinator, Stephanie Turner. Stephanie joined our team in early January. Stephanie is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, both in Education. She is a local business owner and has assisted with day of coordination for the BG Bourbon and Brewfest for the past two years. As Event Coordinator, Stephanie will work closely with and coordinate the growing list of breweries, distilleries, and sponsors. She will serve as the point of contact for volunteers, silent auction donations, and our 2017 Goodwill charity, the Bowling Green/ Warren County Humane Society. We are excited to add her to the full time team!

For inquiries in sponsorship, volunteering, or ticket packages please email us at!

WBKO 2016 Brewfest Recap

WBKO came out to the Bowling Green Hot Rots stadium and enjoyed the 2016 Bourbon and Brewfest this weekend. The Brewfest is an event meant to bring the community together and attract outside visitors. This year the Brewfest sold over 1,500 tickets and offered a portion of the proceeds to local non-profits, the Warren County Humane Society and Downtown Bark Park.

Read more on how the Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfrest brings community together.

Bourbon and Brewfest Preparation Ramping Up

The Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest has big plans this year. Bowling Green Daily News reported that “The event will feature 25 breweries, 15 distilleries, 40 bourbons and about eight food trucks.” Amongst those 25 breweries is a local favorite, White Squirrel, and perhaps some new faces to many like Against The Grain and Ei8ht Ball Brewing.

To read the full article, visit BG Daily News.

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