The Bourbon on the Banks Festival is a premier bourbon event that takes place along the Kentucky River at the River View Park in Frankfort, Ky., and occurs annually on the first Saturday in October. The upcoming festival is scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, from 2-6 p.m.
Those attending the festival will be required to purchase a ticket for entry which allows you to sample libations from distilleries, breweries, and wineries present at the event (mostly distilleries). Attendees will be able to drink and learn about a variety of bourbons, enjoy a scenic stroll along the Kentucky River while listening to live music, taste offerings from a wide range of food vendors, and shop the handmade collections of bourbon-themed artisans. In addition, there will be the option to experience several unique demonstrations and educational discussions designed as enrichment opportunities for bourbon enthusiasts.