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Updates for 2017 is Here!

– Check out the Schedule page for event times and location

– Look back on the good times on last year’s event on the Gallery page. Don’t worry, there will be more family fun this year!

– Meet the performers for this year’s event on the Live Music page. You don’t want to miss out on great music and of course, great food!

The 23rd Anniversary Edition of the Buttermilk Days Celebration will be held this August 24 – 26th on the Buttermilk Lot across from St. Monica’s Church on S. 3rd St in Bardstown, KY. There will be music by bands and DJs all day, prizes, games, food and craft vendor booths Friday and Saturday and good down home comradery.  This festival is open to the public and will expect to draw approximately 3000 people.  It is Bardstown’s best version of a Nelson County Homecoming.  It was designed to bring the Bardstown Community together, young and old, black and white, male and female–AND IT WORKS!


Buttermilk is one big “Family Reunion”!  Good food, good people = Good Times!  This is truly Bardstown’s Homecoming.  We hope everyone comes out and enjoys themselves.


NOTE:  For more information on events and times, click on the Schedule tab 



Ms. Sheryl Rouse

The Legendary Songbird from the Metro Lousiville Area will be our host MC this year for the 9th Annual Buttermilk Street Concert

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The Deele

Headlining the Buttermilk Days Street Concert Event will be the international recording group “THE DEELE“, with major hits like “Two Occasions” and “Body Talk” from 9:30 till 11pm.

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The Perfect Fit Band

Campbellsville, Ky’s  PERFECT FIT BAND, playing the Best R&B Sounds of the 70s, 80s, and 90s! Starting at 6 till 8pm

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Ms. Erin Downs

Bardstown's own up and rising star will be performing at the 8th Annual Buttermilk Days Street Concert at 8:30pm till 9pm

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Old School Day Party DJ's

Bardstown's own DJ's Ronnie "G", Raymond "G", and Springfield's Best "Frankie Boy" will be hosting the Old School Day Party from 3:00pm till 5:30pm Saturday.

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Homemade Wine-Tasting Event and Wild Meat Cookout

  • S 3rd Street, 400 Block, Bardstown, KY 40004
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Family Reunion Night and Old School Dance Party

  • S 3rd Street, 400 Block, Bardstown, KY 40004
  • 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Food and Craft Vendors on the Midway

  • S 3rd Street, 400 Block, Bardstown, KY 40004
  • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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The Famous Buttermilk Breakfast

  • S 3rd Street, 400 Block, Bardstown, KY 40004
  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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9th Annual Miss Buttermilk Beauty Pageant

  • C.O.B.E.C. Building – City of Bardstown Education Center: 219 E Muir Ave. Bardstown
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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8th Annual Buttermilk Street Concert

  • S 3rd Street, 400 Block, Bardstown, KY 40004
  • 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Full Schedule

The official T-Shirts for the 2017 event are available and on sale for only $10.  Visit the “Contact Us” page to find out how to get yours!




The Location A great venue in the heart of Bardstown

Gold Sponsors

Bardstown Bourbon Company

The Bardstown Bourbon Company is a place where you can experience the rich history of bourbon, explore our state-of-the-art distillery, and enjoy the local hospitality.

Our passion is bourbon and our mission is to share it with the world.


Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve a total of 1.2 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 321,000 natural gas and 400,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 546,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia.

Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.

Locally owned and operated for more than 100 years, Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. is a full-service financial institution offering customers quality products and exceptional service. Stop by any of our 6 banking centers located throughout Central Kentucky to see the difference our community bank can make for you!

3-D Graphics

With our in house screen printing and embroidery services, combined with our fill time graphic artists, and embroidery digitizers, we can help you make you or your organization look like a million dollars! 3-D Graphics understands that image is the key to success. Whether you are representing your local high school, opening a new business, or giving special personalized gift to a loved one, 3-D will make sure your items look the best!

Bardstown - Nelson County Tourism

Centrally located in the heart of the Bluegrass, Bardstown sits in the midst of a variety of unique and diverse attractions, restaurants and shopping. Its picturesque, small-town atmosphere makes Bardstown very appealing to leisure travelers looking for all sorts of fun.

Toyota Boshoku Kentucky

Toyota Boshoku group, one of the world's premium interior systems suppliers and filter manufacturers, develops and produces interior components, filtration, and powertrain components. The main office, Toyota Boshoku Corporation is based in Kariya City, Japan. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Toyota Boshoku America (TBA), and its affiliates employ over 6,000 team members in about 20 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. TBA group is a premier manufacturer of automotive interior systems, which include seat, door trim, headliner, substrate, and carpet in addition to air and oil filters for a variety of customers such as Toyota Motor Corporation and General Motors.

City of Bardstown

Bardstown has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America, one of the 50 Best Small Southern Towns, and included in the book A Thousand Places to See Before You Die. Bardstown is the second oldest city in Kentucky and is home to Federal Hill, the inspiration for the state song, "My Old Kentucky Home." We are very proud of our heritage, yet we are a progressive community.

Silver Sponsors

The Kentucky Standard and PLG-TV

The Kentucky Standard is your source for local news, sports, events and information in Nelson County and Bardstown, KY, and the surrounding area.

Nelson County Fiscal Court

Nelson County, Kentucky was formed in 1784 from Jefferson County and was named for Virginian Governor and signer of the Declaration of Independence, General Thomas Nelson Jr. This county was actually formed before Kentucky received statehood in 1792 after settlers met at Danville to demand separation from its parent state of Virginia..

Joe Hill's Powersports & Equipment

We are family-owned and operated and conveniently located in Bardstown, KY. Joe Hill's can provide you with the latest and best in powersports products to make your outdoor living more enjoyable. Come in and see the Polaris Slingshot, Can-Am Spyder or the hottest new Victory motorcycles, we can help you find the recreational vehicle that's made for you. Combine this wide array of selections with our friendly and knowledgeable staff, and we're convinced Joe Hill's will become your only stop for all of your powersports needs.

Smith Brothers Distributing

Providing Bardstown & Central Kentucky with beer & beverage distribution for over 70 years. Please take the time to get to know us and the products we distribute. Our Company’s tradition of excellence in sales and service spans for over 70 years. Our passion for beer and commitment to the highest of standards is evident in all we do. I hope you enjoy our products and thank you for your business.

Bronze Sponsors

Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Company

is a voluntary organization of farm families and their allies dedicated to serving as the voice of agriculture by identifying problems, developing solutions and taking actions which will improve net farm income, achieve better economic opportunities and enhance the quality of life for all.

Westview Tax Services

Martha is an experienced tax professional who is able to assist you with all aspects of accounting and tax preparation on both the State and National level.  She is an Enrolled Agent, licensed by the Department of the Treasury to to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS.

Doug Hubbard, Attorney

Fulton, Hubbard & Hubbard serves clients in Bardstown, Kentucky and the surrounding areas.  Our exceptional law practice has been taking care of you with dedicated, individualized service since 1913. You can depend on us to stand beside you, assist you, and answer your questions throughout the entire legal process. Our team works hard to achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf. It's our pleasure to provide you with quality care for your criminal law, domestic law, and personal injury law. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.

Bardstown Auto Wrecker Inc.


American Fuji Seal, Inc.

Fuji Seal provides shrink sleeve labels, self-adhesive labels (pressure sensitive labels), spouted pouches, and packaging machinery in a global scale.

Armag Corporation

Armag Corporation has manufactured secure modular buildings for military, government, and commercial clients since 1969.  All of our products are constructed in our secure manufacturing facility in the United States. Our innovative, field-tested building designs continually meet the demand for higher standards of security and allow us to deliver mission-specific solutions on time and within budget.

Conway-Heaton Automotive

Conway-Heaton’s commitment to outstanding customer satisfaction is evident by their designation as a Ford Blue Oval Certified dealership for sales and service. Take the short drive to Conway Heaton Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM in Bardstown. Located at the intersection of 31E and Highway 245 in Bardstown.

Medica Pharmacy

Our staff provides prompt, courteous, personalized service to all of our patients. We are available for private consultations to assist you with proper management of your medication therapy and a variety of wellness screenings. Please explore our site for up to date health information, request a prescription refill, or assess your current lifestyle with our accurate health tools.

Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home

Our commitment to serve you transcends our facility. We invite you to browse our website, and please feel comfortable enough to stop and submit a question or comment if you wish. We strive to make our families and visitors feel comfortable while paying respect to their lost loved ones, and we make considerable efforts to maintain our focus on the high standards expected of a place of tribute. We are here to serve all the families of Bardstown and Nelson County.

Hite & Pottinger, PLLC

Hite & Pottinger, PLLC is a full service law firm that can handle most of your legal needs. We have years of experience in estate planning, drafting wills and trusts. We also advise small and large business owners on all issues from whether to incorporate, form an LLC or partnership, to personnel and employment issues. We also handle real estate transactions from preparation of deeds, mortgages, contracts from purchase and agreements of all types. We also have extensive experience in personal injury litigation. Each attorney is an experienced litigator.

Newcomb Oil

Our commitment to providing excellent service and quality products has made us a leader in the petroleum industry. We have proudly served consumer, commercial, industrial and agricultural customer needs since 1924 . . . and we look forward to serving current and future needs!

Joe Filiatreau Flooring

We sell only First Quality Products with a Manufacturer's Warranty! We Offer Expert Installation! Visit Our Showroom at 221 West John Rowan Blvd. or have Our Mobile Showroom Visit You! Come By or Call For an Appointment Today!

Save-A-Lot Food Stores

At Save-A-Lot, we keep our customer’s budget in mind by offering up to 40% lower prices than conventional grocery stores. We’re proud to offer fresh cut meat in-store everyday, quality fresh produce, and our exclusive brands at everyday low prices.

Patron's Do It Best Home Center

Do it Best Corp. proudly serves 3,800 member-owned locations throughout the United States and in 53 countries. We are the only US-based full-line, full-service, member-owned distributor of lumber, hardware, and building materials products in the home improvement industry.

Mike Brooks and Associates

At Mike Brooks and Associates, we work to help prepare clients, their families and their businesses for the unexpected turns life often takes, and to help guide them toward a sound financial future.

Haydon & McNamara, PSC

With five offices located in communities throughout Kentucky, our firm is ready to help you no matter where you are. At Haydon & McNamara, PSC, we understand that an injury can make it difficult to travel. Even 30 minutes spent in a car can lead to excruciating pain. If you can't comfortably make it to one of our offices, we can come to you.

Keystone Liquors

Family owned and operated, Keystone Liquors is located on the bourbon trail in Historic Bardstown, Ky. We are focused on offering our customers and tourist exceptional quality and competitive pricing. We also have the largest selection of bourbons, small batch and single barrel, in central Kentucky.

Blend Pak

Today, Blend Pak, Inc. operates with modern equipment and technology manufacturing batters, breaders, marinades, seasoning blends and specialty mixes as well as custom blended dry formulas to a variety of national accounts. Blend Pak's Research and Development team will match your signature formula, or assist you in developing a new formula that achieves your desired flavor, color and texture.

Barton 1792

Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Situated in heart of bourbon country on 196 acres, the Distillery boasts 29 barrel aging warehouses, 22 other buildings including an impressive still house, and the legendary Tom Moore Spring.

Quality Auto Glass

The one stop shop for all of your glass needs! Services for both commercial and auto glass all under one roof. Quality Glass and Quality Auto Glass are located together in Bardstown, KY and serve the Nelson County and surrounding areas. We are approved by all insurance companies and warranty all of our work so give us a call and we will look forward to working with you.

Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co.

With our rich history and generations of experience, WMB continues to guide our clients toward their financial objectives. Wilson & Muir Bank is a long way from Wall Street, physically and philosophically. We are a bank based on conservative business practices with a commitment to serve our clients with sound financial products and services. Exceptional customer service is one of the secrets to our success. We are very fortunate to have a strong and growing base of loyal clients that share our conservative business values.

Carey Heating and A.C

Carey Heating & Air has a tradition of meeting customer needs. Look around your neighborhood and you'll see what we mean. From the most complex installation to routine service and maintenance, Carey Heating & Air has the tools, the people and the products to provide an indoor weather system that fits your lifestyle and budget.