Sip Four Roses during the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Great Steamboat Race

Kentucky Derby Festival Great Steamboat Race

Sip on Four Roses bourbon aboard the Belle of Louisville in The Great Steamboat Race. (Source: Kentucky Derby Festival)

Title: Sip Four Roses during the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Great Steamboat Race
Location: Fourth Street Wharf
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Description: Board the Belle of Louisville for a relaxing evening in one of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s signature events. Sip on Four Roses bourbons and enjoy a buffet as you churn along the Ohio River.Enjoy good food as well. Tickets required. $130.

Four Roses Great Steamboat Race

Four Roses distillery in Cox's Creek, Kentucky is one of the sponsors of The Kentucky Derby Festival Great Steamboat race. (Source: Four Roses)

This year’s competition is a little different. In addition to the race itself, there are a series of competitions between the crews of the two boats. The winner of the golden antlers will be the team that accumulates the most points in the various events.

One of the five tasks is a Calliope contest.

Passenger tickets may be purchased by calling (502) 584-FEST.

Start Time: 4:45 p.m.
Date: 2012-05-02
End Time: 8 p.m. approximately

Other sponsors: Republic Industries International, Inc. and Captains Quarter’s Riverside Grill


About Kim Kolarik

Exploring bourbon one sip at a time and sharing the experience.© Contact me at I've followed the original bourbon trail from my native Pennsylvania, where the whiskey rebellion erupted to Louisville, Kentucky, my current home. Bourbon is now in a revolution of expansion. I'll be bringing you news, information and tasting notes of bourbon from Kentucky and the emerging craft distillers from around the United States. I am photographer, designer and editor. --Kim D. Kolarik
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