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February 26, 2013

The Old Talbott Tavern has enteratianment on Friday March 1, -Falls City Friday Music by Chris Bradley
March 1 &2 Music by -Sour Mash Fix  –Talbott Tavern 


January 28, 2013

Great article on the National Trust for Historic Preservation website, recognizing Bardstown for their designation as the “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

View Article Here


January 18, 2012

The Old Talbott Tavern


January 18, 2013

The Alzheimer’s Association will be providing a class in Bardstown. “Know the Ten Signs” is a presentation to increase your awareness of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s and give insight to the benefits of early detection and early diagnosis.

Date: February 15, 2013
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Nelson County Public Library
201 Cathedral Manor

Registration: 1.800.272.3900
Free to register. $5 suggested donation 


November 4, 2012

Holiday Preview is this weekend! Experience holiday shopping at its best in the many unique shops downtown.  Get a jump start on your ohliday shopping, decorating and enjoy the festive stores!  Friday & Saturday 10am-7pm. Select stores on Sunday.   502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877.


October 29, 2012

Wednesday, Oct. 31st visit …at Mary’s & vote on the employees costumes! When you vote you will automatically be entered to win a $50 gift card for the store!!!! Voting ends Wednesday night at 5pm & they will pick a winner!!! RULES: Each person can ONLY vote ONE time & you have to vote in the store…any comments on facebook will not enter you for the $50 gift card.

And please feel free to come in costume & show your Halloween costume off anytime between now & Halloween night! Good luck to everyone!!! 🙂 -At Mary’s


October 18, 2012


October 16, 2012

October 19 : Falls City Friday at the Old Talbott Tavern

5:30-9:00 Rob Unseld October 19 & 20

9:00-1:00a Sour Mash Fix ( Formerly Hooker)

October 26 & 27 : Stone The Crow

The Talbott Tavern

October 11, 2012

Join …at Mary’s at their back door during the Art & Craft Fair for GREAT deals on art, home decor, gifts & more!!!

October 13 & 14

The store will be open 10-6 Saturday & 10-4 Sunday. We hope to see you all there! –at Mary’s


August 22, 2012

Yes, it’s …at Mary’s 8th Birthday!!
We are celebrating with MAGIC 8 BALL discounts!
Browse our new arrivals throughout the store!
Come and meet the Artist….Rachel Turner.
We’ll have Magic Bar Cookies and Doo-Dah’s to refresh you while you shop starting at 5pm Friday evening!

It’s all SHAKIN’ on August 24th, 25th and 26th –…At Mary’s


July 27, 2012

July 27 Falls City Friday: TBA
July 28 : Double Bar! Bourbon Bar: Dig It and Pub: Andrew Newton

August 3 & 4 Dev & Doug,  Fall City Friday 5:30-9

August 10 & 11 Big Black Cadillac, Fall City Fiday 5:30-9


July 20, 2012

Moonshine Millionaires Fri & Sat July 20-21 at the Old Talbott Tavern Bourbon Bar –Talbott Tavern


July 12, 2012

SIDEWALK SALES in downtown Bardstown will be July 20th-22nd!!! Come early to get the best deals and stay around for some fun, music and entertainment on Saturday July 21st. We are bringing back 3rd on 3rd and this is a great way to start!!


July 11, 2012

Falls City Friday Night at the Old Talbott Tavern with Andrew Scott Newton. Saturday night is Andy and theRocers in the Bourbon Bar!! –The Old Talbott Tavern


June 19, 2012 

Best of the Road

Rand McNally and USA Today’s Best of the Road, Team Two for the Road will be in Bardstown, KY on Friday evening!! We are looking forward to welcoming Dusty and Nikki for their 2 night stay to see why we are the Most Beautiful Small Town in Amerca!  Their itenrary will be full of visiting our wonderful attractions that make us so beautiful!  Please feel free to stop by the Welcome Center in downtown Bardstown on Friay @ 6pm to help us welcome them into town!!!  To track the teams whereabouts, visit


June 15, 2012

Great news!!!! The Rand McNally & USA Today’s, Best of The Road Rally will be coming to Bardstown within the next couple weeks.  We couldn’t be more excited to have the team, Two for the Road, visit us in Bardstown to see why we are the most beautiful small town in America…. on the inside and out!  We are proud of Bardstown and everything we do here, we are looking forward to showing our town off to Nikki and Dusty Green on their way across the country! Safe travels to them and you can follow their journey to the top 6 “Most Beautiful Small Towns in America” at 


May 17, 2012

The first Stephen Foster Festival will be held on June 9, 2012. Beginning at 10am with a Welcome Ceremony on the Old Courthouse Plaza and Visitors Center; cast members from the Stephen Foster Story will be singing “My Old Kentucky Home” to kick off the festivites. At 11am, join a Stephen Foster Story character at the Old Bardstown Village in downtown Bardstown for Foster Alive! (Free Event) A chance to become a cast member and re-enact classic scenes from The Stephen Foster Story. 12noon, enjoy lunch at any of our 9 dining options in downtown Bardstown. After lunch stroll down to the Farmers Market for HarmonicaMania! (Free Event) Receive a free harmonica and learn to play “Oh! Susanna”.  Between11am-5pm, stop in to the Fine Arts Bardstown Society’s Art Gallery for The American Experience: Stephen Foster, PBS documentary (Free Event), showing on the hour. At Wickland Home of Three Governors there will be “Dancing Through Time” (Free Event), learn to dance the Waltz and Polka with cast members at 11a, 1p and 3p. Also at Wickland, History in Programs and Pictures, view a display of souvenir programs and photos from The Stephen Foster Story.

Also on June 9th is the Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour and Marketplace, 8am-4pm. Rain or Shine. $8 in Advance & $10 Day of Tour.  The Free garden inspired shopping experience will be held at the Nelson County Extension Office.

Wickland Home of Three Governors will be hosting a Arts & Crafts Fair on June 9th.

Come and stay in downtown Bardstown June 8-10 and enjoy a weekend full of history, fun, shopping, dining and the charm of Bardstown attractions!


May 10, 2012



May 4, 2012

Andrew Newton will be entertaining in the Bourbon Bar at the Talbott Tavern this Afternoon starting at 5:30.  Come out and start the Derby weekend off with a Mint Julep!!! –Talbott Tavern


May 1, 2012

Keep your votes coming for Bardstown in the Rand McNally & USA Today 2012 Best Small Town in America contest.  Please take a few minute to sign up and vote for Bardstown in the “Most Beautiful” category EVERY DAY!! Thank you all for your support! Follow this link to vote:


April 27, 2012

Bardstown is in the running to win the Rand McNally & USA Today 2012 Best Small Town in America contest! Help us win the “Most Beautiful” category by taking a few minutes to sign up and then you can vote DAILY until My 15th to help us win! Just follow this link to vote. –


April 25, 2012

Friday’s Art Walk Talk and Gawk will entail local artwork displayed throughout our downtown businesses store fronts, a wine tasting at FABS Art Gallery 5-8p, music on the square 5-9p, Hurst Drug Store will be serving hot dog, chips and drink for $3 outside their side door 5-8p, Pink Elephant Yoga & Peacock on Third will be serving refreshments and shops will be open until 8p!  Visit us in Downtown Bardstown this weekend! –Downtown Bardstown Promotions


April 18, 2012

Just in time for  Mother’s Day, “Fabric-Art Workshop” Learn how to create a beautiful fabric flower pin.  These pins make great gifts and can be worn on a lapel, scarf, bag, tote or anything that needs a splash of color and cheer.

Workshop Dates: Saturday May 5, 2012- 1pm and 3pm. Sunday May 6, 2012- 2:30pm
Age: 10 to Adult Cost: $ 10 per person – all materials are provided and included in the cost.
Location: FABS Gallery (Old Library on Court Square)
Reserve your spot and pre-register- Call 502-507-6032 or e-mail: – FABS


April 12, 2012

Falls City this Friday with Andrew Newton playing 5:30-9:00. -Talbott Tavern


April 10, 2012

Upcoming events in Downtown Bardstown:
April 20th- The  American Heart Associations, HeartChase Kick-Off will take place on the plaza of the Welcome Center from 12-1pm.  This is an opportunity to learn about the new event, get registered, grab lunch, and play games!

April 27-28 is the Downtown Art Walk, Talk and Gawk. Participating downtown businesses will showcase local artists and students artwork in their store fronts throughout the weekend. Friday evening there will be music on the square, extended shopping hours and a wine tasting at FABS art gallery! So if you are in town to enjoy the Kentucky Bourbon Festival events, stop in downtown for an art filled shopping night! Plenty of dining options for you to enjoy!


March 29, 2012

Peacock on Third will be having an Easter Egg Discount Drawing this Saturday for our Kick-Off to Easter in Downtown Bardstown. Pick an egg and get 10-25% OFF one regular priced item on Saturday! –Peacock on Third 


March 26, 2012

Today thru March 31–Buy any UK or UL item and get a FREE 16 oz drink or single scoop ice cream.

March 31st Special from 10 to 2– Hot dog with chips and 12oz drink $2.50 –Hurst Drug Store


March 20, 2012

This Friday John & Allen are playing in the Bourbon Bar 5:30-9:00. Dig It will Play 9:00-1:00a.m –Talbott Tavern 


We just got some Donna Ellis Bardstown & Louisville ornaments delivered & I only have a few! –...At Mary’s


The New Falls City group will be in the Bourbon Bar starting at 6:00P.M. Fri. March 9 doors open at 4p.m.  They will be giving away prizes and surprises.  We’ll have entertainment and drink specials.  It’s not your Father’s Falls City. –Talbott Tavern 


The Easter Bunny will be visiting downtown Bardstown on Saturday March 31st, 10a-2p!! Stop by to take a picture, grab some candy and stroll the streets of downtown Bardstown! See you there… -Anne Ballard, Bardstown Main Street Program 


Our Director, Anne Ballard, will be attending the Statewide Mainstreet Conference in Frankfort, January 25th – 27th. She will be out of the office that week, learning new things for our downtown and community.


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