Northern Kentucky to host new signature bourbon event

This coming fall, Northern Kentucky will launch its first major signature event celebrating the state’s bourbon heritage.

The Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival will take place Oct. 4-5 at venues throughout Covington and Newport and will include a free music festival on the river, a Kentucky artisan market in MainStrasse Village, and a bourbon conference at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. There will also be bourbon pairings, tastings and musical performances at restaurants and bars across the two cities.

The main star of the Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival will be, of course, the bourbon. But the event is also meant to celebrate Kentucky’s heritage and culture as a whole. 

Hotel and ticket packages for the Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival are now on sale. Individual event tickets will be available in early April.

“Every aspect of the Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival aligns with the core mission at the NKY Chamber – promoting business growth and an improved economy,” said NKY Chamber President and CEO Brent Cooper. “This is Northern Kentucky’s first big regional festival, and we think it will be a win for everyone.” 

For information about the Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival, including sponsorship information, visit