What is Bourbon on the Banks?

Bourbon on the Banks is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Frankfort, Ky. Funds are privately raised and primarily derived from corporate sponsorships and event ticket sales. A portion of the proceeds are used to fund scholarships for the Kentucky State University fermentation and distillation science program, to support the KSU Marching Band, and to assist Downtown Frankfort Incorporated with efforts to stimulate economic development in the downtown district of Frankfort. The festival and associated events are produced by a full-time executive director, community volunteers, and a board of directors. At the Bourbon on the Banks Festival, bourbon is more than just a drink – each pour is about appreciating history and tradition, understanding the legacy and art of making bourbon, and bonding with friends.


Bourbon on the Banks Festival, Inc. is dedicated to honoring the legacy and art of making bourbon by producing authentic, celebratory events that promote the advancement of the fermentation and distillation industry and support the economic and cultural development of the City of Frankfort and Franklin County.


1205 127 South
Frankfort KY 40601
(mail only)
Call us at (970) 270-6573