Food, spirit and culture will converge once again for the second annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival, to be held from Thursday, March 8 – Saturday, March 10, 2018. Taking place in downtown NOLA at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and Le Meridien hotel, Bourbon Fest promises a plethora of events certain to please the most discerning bourbon enthusiast.

“We’re thrilled to bring back Bourbon Fest and know it will be a great success,” says festival founder Tracy Napolitano. “We’re featuring more than 100 bourbons, renowned distillers and an incredible lineup of events – it’s going to be one hell of a weekend.”

The spirited theme for the sophomore congregation is “Bourbon Generations, which will feature families from long lines of Master Distillers, including Fred and Freddy Noe of Jim Beam and Eddie and Bruce Russell of Wild Turkey. These father-son duos will give attendees a glimpse into the family business of distilling and offer insight and information on a variety of subjects.

Festivities this year will include a Bourbon Cocktail Competition; exclusive Pairing Dinners at some of the city’s finest restaurants including Compère Lapin and Toups South; a VIP Bourbon & Burlesque Party; informative seminars with expert panelists and two nights of Grand Tastings. Unique to this year’s festival is an exclusive Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward Class on Monday, March 12th.

Tickets for the second annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival range from $59 – $490 (Ultimate VIP) and can be purchased at Bourbon Festival Tickets. Stay up to date on information and schedule at or download the event app at  Bourbon Fest Ios App or Bourbon Fest Android App.

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A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit Kids Can NOLA – a non-profit dedicated to providing funding for children’s charities throughout New Orleans. For sponsorship information or to become a participating vendor, please contact:

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Gita Shonek/Anabel Mendez/Lauren Busch
Brustman Carrino Public Relations
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