Homecoming 2021

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The Honorable Order's Board of Trustees is excited to welcome you back to the Colonels Homecoming Weekend to celebrate your good works and Kentucky's rich history!

You are cordially invited to the 2021 Colonels Homecoming Weekend! This annual event, formerly known as Romp, brings Colonels together from around the world and welcomes them home to Kentucky. The weekend will be filled with the traditional events, including the Welcome Reception & Cocktail Party, Private Bourbon Tasting, and a Day at the Races on Millionaire’s Row at Churchill Downs.

New this year! Colonels and their guests have the opportunity to visit the new Headquarters for an Open House and participate in a guided tour and bourbon tasting at the Frazier History Museum.

 Colonels will also be able to socialize with new friends at Colonels After Dark and enjoy discounts at Louisville attractions by presenting their 2021 membership card.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2021

KENTUCKY COLONELS OPEN HOUSE Honorable Order Headquarters
4:00pm - 8:00pm

 Visit your new Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Headquarters for a guided tour, view historic Colonel items, and mingle with fellow Colonels. 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021

SPIRIT OF KENTUCKY GUIDED TOUR & BOURBON TASTING
Frazier History Museum
Start times: 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm
Tickets $25-$35

Join Colonels at the Frazier History Museum on a private guided tour of the history, craft, and culture of Kentucky Bourbon. “The Spirit of Kentucky®” exhibition includes an immersive covered bridge experience, a touch-screen table with a vast digital library of content, and a Bottle Hall stocked with hundreds of different Bourbons. 

Colonels will then participate in one of the two Bourbon Tastings: the Reserved Expressions Tasting (Woodford Reserve, Russel’s Reserve 10-Year, Jefferson’s Reserve) or the Crafted Excellence Tasting (New Riff, Wilderness Trail, Yellowstone).

Guests will also have access to the entire museum with purchase. 

PRIVATE BOURBON TASTING WITH TOM JOHNSON
Omni Louisville Hotel
5:00pm-6:00pm
Tickets $70

Back by popular demand, the private bourbon tasting, before the Welcome Reception, will be hosted this year by Tom Johnson, certified Executive Bourbon Steward and trainer for the Aroma Academy.  Tom has taught thousands of people how to properly nose and assess fine wines and spirits.  He is a communications consultant and former bartender based in Louisville. Tom will highlight different aromas in various Bourbons and encourage you to trust your own senses drinking bourbon.  Space is limited.

WELCOME RECEPTION
& COCKTAIL PARTY
Omni Louisville Hotel
6:00pm-10:30pm

Mingle with Colonels from all over the world, enjoy a delicious dinner, and dance the night away. Evening includes multiple Bourbon tastings and two complimentary drink tickets.

2021 PRIVATE SELECTION
BOURBON RAFFLE
Omni Louisville Hotel

Make sure you purchase your raffle ticket for your chance to win one of the two bottles of the Honorable Order Private Bourbon from Four Roses. Limited raffle tickets available and sold online before the event. Must be in attendance to win. All funds go to the Good Works Program!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2021

COLONELS’ DAY AT THE RACES
12:30pm to FINAL RACE
Churchill Downs
Reception & Race Day Tickets - $175 Race Day Tickets Only - $130

Come out for a day of Thoroughbred racing! You will spend the day on the famous Millionaires Row 4 at historic Churchill Downs. You and your guests will enjoy lunch, plenty of opportunities to wager on the horses (including Breeders’ Cup racing simulcast from Del Mar Racetrack), and the best view of the finish line.

Host Hotel Accommodations

The Omni Louisville Hotel will host the Kentucky Colonels. Special room rates start at $185 plus tax. Reservations must be made by 5:00pm on Friday, October 8, 2021. For reservations, visit Omni Louisville Hotel Kentucky Colonels or call 502-313-6664. Group Name: Kentucky Colonels

Louisville Attractions &
Colonels After Dark

Come early or stay later, and enjoy Louisville attractions. Colonels will receive discounts to local attractions just by showing their 2021 membership card.

  • Kentucky Derby Museum
    $13 general admission and 15% off all year long at the Finish Line Gift Shop
  • KMAC Museum
    15% museum store discount
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
    $1 off general admission
  • Louisville Visitor Center
    25% off entire purchase (some exclusions apply)
  • Muhammad Ali Center
    $2 off admission
  • Speed Art Museum
    $6 off adult admission (regular $20)
  • A Taste of Kentucky
    10% off all purchases

Not done socializing with your fellow Colonels? Join Colonels After Dark to continue the party at a local establishment of your choosing.

  • Hell or High Water
    10% off of any cocktail on menu
  • Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen
    10% off bill or free Nutella poppers