Railbird Festival Announces Culinary & Bourbon Offerings


Patrons of Railbird Festival can expect an exciting lineup of culinary and Bourbon offerings at the inaugural event, which will take place August 10-11 at The Grounds at Keeneland. Sip & Savor experiences will cater to the festival’s foodies, while The Rickhouse will give festival-goers a taste of Kentucky’s finest Bourbons.

Sip & Savor
Railbird Festival is excited to host Sip & Savor, a space where renowned chefs will come together and create up close and personal experiences. Guests will enjoy brief cooking demonstrations, along with small bites and cocktail samples each afternoon. This lineup of events will take place at a culinary-focused stage located inside the Keeneland Entertainment Center. All Sip & Savor experiences will be free for ticket holders, with a limited number of seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday, August 10
1:30-2:30 p.m. – Chef Toa Green (Crank and Boom) and Marc Therrien (Keeneland)
3:30-4:30 p.m. – Chef Mark Richardson (Dudley’s)
5:30-6:30 p.m. – James Beard Nominee Chef Ouita Michel (Holly Hill Inn & More)

Sunday, August 11
1:30-2:30 p.m. – Master Chef Alumnus Chef Dan Wu (Atomic Ramen)
3:30-4:30 p.m. – Top Chef Season 16 Runner Up Chef Sara Bradley (Freight House)
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Chef Cole Arimes (Coles 735 Main, Eppings)

The Rickhouse
Inside The Rickhouse, Bourbon fans will enjoy hand-selected barrels from Four Roses, Blanton’s, Buffalo Trace, Old Forester, Pinhook and Weller. Barrels from these distilleries were chosen exclusively for Railbird, in collaboration with Academy Award Nominee and Lexington-based filmmaker AJ Hochhalter, well-known for producing the 2018 documentary NEAT: The Story of Bourbon. The bottles will be available for purchase on-site at The Rickhouse beginning at the Friday Night Bourbon Tasting for VIP and Superfecta ticket holders (by voucher with bottles to be picked at Justins’ House of Bourbon in Lexington).

The Rickhouse will also feature pours, flights and craft cocktails using mixers from Jack Rudy Cocktail Company. The Rickhouse Gift Shop will feature exclusive Railbird Rickhouse merchandise and items from the participating distilleries.

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