Bourbon and Browns is the annual fundraiser to benefit Liberty Hall Historic Site which includes two historic houses, 4.5 acres of gardens and thousands of historic documents, artifacts and artwork. In its tenth year, this event will be held on April 30, 2022, 6 p.m. Held on the Orlando Brown House lawn, the event includes a distillers' showcase with bourbon tastings, a catered meal, a cash bar, and a raffle with three great prizes! Honorary chair for 2022 is Estill Curtis Pennington, author and Art Historian of Old Kentucky. This pre-Derby event unites supporters from across the Commonwealth (and beyond!) who care about the preservation and sustainability of Liberty Hall, the Orlando Brown House, and the gardens and grounds.
Raffle items include:
- Gardener's Delight (Esschert’s Garden toolbox, Purple Robe locust tree, Garden and Gun subscription, Garden Conservancy Membership, The Southerner’s Cookbook, A Garden for All Seasons on landscape design, Muller’s garden cart, Garden clippers, trowels, Japanese weeder, Cape Cod weeder, garden sprinkler, birdhouse, bird book, bird seed, worm container, garden gloves x3, plant pots x 3) value is a minimum of $800
- Adventures (4 passes to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Car Museum, an alpaca scarf, 2-night stay at 1787 Morrison Log Cabin, Gratz Park, Lexington, KY, 2-night stay at 1805 Thomas January Hemp house, Gratz Park, Lexington, KY, weekend pass for 2 to KY State Parks plus golf, and a portrait or landscape painting by Page Penna) value: various, valid for one year from May 2022
- Barrel of Spirits (3 bottles of champagne, 13 bottles/types of wine, including 4 bottles of local Chenault, 6 bottles/types of fine bourbon, including Maker’s 46, Elijah Farm, Woodford, 4 bottles of liqueur, Rum, Rye, and a Singapore Sling kit) value is a minimum of $500
Raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the packages are $25 each. They may be purchased with a check or cash. The drawing will be held on April 30 at 8:15 p.m. but you do not need to be present to win. Please mail a check to Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort, KY 40601 by April 20 to purchase raffle tickets. Please specify which of the three raffles you are interested in entering or purchase all three! We will mail you the tickets after receiving your check or cash.
Check out this 2017 video of Bourbon and Browns produced by Joanna Hay Productions: