Kentucky's Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival - Where Bourbon Begins

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Kentucky's Edge?

    Kentucky’s Edge pairs all things Kentucky with bourbon. Covington and Newport are the campus for an immersive weekend of great bourbon, food, music, shopping and conversation. There will also be a conference, day tours, and other activities.

  • Where and When is Kentucky's Edge

    Kentucky's Edge takes place in various locations and venues in Northern Kentucky, October 4-5, 2019.

  • What does it cost to attend?

    There are free events, pay-as-you-go experiences, and VIP upgrades. Click here to see all the different bourbon packages Kentucky's Edge has to offer.

  • How can I participate?

    There are so many ways to engage with Kentucky's Edge. Click here to find and fill out the right form and we'll send you the appropriate information.

  • Do You Have A Mobile App?

    Yes, we do! It's the best way to know what's happening, get around and stay up-to-date.

  • How do I get there? Where do I stay?

    Click here to book your flight into CVG; the official airport of Kentucky's Edge.

    The Embassy Suites by Hilton at RiverCenter is the host hotel for Kentucky's Edge. Click here to book your room at a special rate.

    Other hotels offering a special rate for Kentucky's Edge attendees:
    * Best Western
    * Courtyard Covington
    * Hampton Inn and Suites Newport
    * Holiday Inn Riverfront
    * Marriott RiverCenter

  • How Do I Get Around Northern Kentucky?

    Kentucky's Edge is a very walkable event. You'll be able to take TANK (bus) to everywhere you want to go. Take the Southbank Shuttle Trolley to your bourbon destination.

    You can always find a cab or use a rideshare service, but if you prefer to pedal, then Cincinnati Red Bike is for you.

  • I'm With The Media. Where Is The Press Room?

    Click here to visit the press room.

  • The Fund

    Kentucky's Edge is unique in that sponsors created the Northern Kentucky Event Fund to underwrite the event as well as future events. As Kentucky's Edge grows, the fund grows. Over time, the fund will spawn new events for Northern Kentucky. The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation is the fiduciary of the fund and spends the money as directed by the sponsors.

  • The Founders

    Kentucky's Edge was co-founded in 2019 by Bill Donabedian and Kevin Canafax. Bill has over 16 years of event experience launching events such as the MidPoint Music Festival and Bunbury Music Festival. Kevin has over 30 years of corporate communication and public affairs experience as well as co-founding charitable events Suits That Rock and Play On.

  • The Producer

    Kentucky's Edge is produced by ESK Presents. This is the same company behind events like Bunbury Music Festival, Bellwether Music Festival, Brandemonium, PiviP and Cincinnati SantaCon.

  • Contact Us

    The best way to reach Kentucky's Edge is via email:

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