Kentucky Bourbon Festival in April

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There’s no event more “Kentucky” than Racing With The Spirits, set for 7 to 10 p.m. April 25, 2014, in Bardstown, Kentucky. It combines the state’s two passions: horses and bourbon.

One can “Bet the Ponies” with play money and watch the races on the big screen as the horses round the bend to the finish line(each participating distillery will have there own race, with special named horses) as well as enjoy Bourbons from sponsoring distilleries, it will be an evening of great fun, food, music and prizes. $40 per person / combination ticket to both events $80The Bardstown Sampler

The next evening (April 26, 2014) Road Trips Foodies can sample Kentucky Bourbon from 6:30 to 9 p.m., also in Bardstown. In addition to the bourbon, one can collect an array of rocks glasses and pick up a 2014 Kentucky Bourbon Festival lapel pin and poster. (That festival is September 16 through 21, 2014.)

The April 25 event is $40, and the April 26 event is $50 — but you can buy a ticket to both for $80.