Bourbonanza is Frankfort's signature bourbon event in the cradle of bourbon country.   


Spirits SoirÉe
FRIDAY OCTober 13th 7pm - 10pm

(21+ over) / Cocktail Attire

The Spirits Soirée is Friday, October 13, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the majestic Kentucky History Center.  Local Distilleries, wineries, & breweries will feature samples of some of their most popular products along with live music by Marlin McKay and Stirfry Musette, hors d’oeuvres by 3 Peas in a Pod catering and samplings of “Kentucky Proud” products.  The highlight of the evening is a live auction of rare bourbons signed by master distillers (Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year, Col. E. H. Taylor Four Grain, George T. Stagg 138.1 proof, William Larue Weller 134.6 proof, Elmer T. Lee to name a few). Revelers can continue celebrating at various after parties around downtown.  Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple.  The event is limited to 500 people.  

Spirits STROLL
SATURDAY OCTober 14th 11am - 7pm

(All Ages)

On Saturday, October 14, the Spirits Stroll will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the heart of historic downtown Frankfort, on St. Clair Street between west Main and Broadway.  Local merchants, restaurants and bars will feature specials and spirits-themed merchandise and events.  Local distilleries, wineries and breweries will be serving libations along with bourbon related demonstrations. There will be food, live music, shopping and activities for the whole family to enjoy. 

Make a weekend of it!

Spirits of Frankfort ghost tours, Bourbon film showings with Q+A, Canoe KY's Paddlepalooza, Jack Hannah at the Grand Theatre & more . . .

The Second Annual Bourbonanza is a two day celebration of Kentucky spirits in Frankfort, the Cradle of Bourbon Country. Bourbonanza is a fundraiser for Downtown Frankfort Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of historic downtown Frankfort.  DFI partners with the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist Commission to promote Frankfort and its unique connection to the spirits industry in Kentucky. A very special thanks to our main sponsor Independence Bank.