Homecoming 2022

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

Please join the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels for the 2022 Colonels Homecoming Weekend! This annual event will bring Colonels together from around the world, welcoming you home to Kentucky.  November 10-12 will be filled with the traditional events, including an Open House at Kentucky Colonels Headquarters, the Welcome Reception & Cocktail Party, Private Bourbon Tasting, and a Day at the Races on Millionaire’s Row at Churchill Downs. 

This year, Colonels and their guests have the opportunity to  enjoy a guided tour of My Old Kentucky Home and participate in the Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience  tour and tasting in historic Bardstown.

And then there is the unofficial afterparty, Colonels After Dark.  Take in the Louisville nightlife with new and old friends and enjoy discounts at Louisville attractions by presenting your 2022 membership card.  

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022

KENTUCKY COLONELS OPEN HOUSE
Honorable Order Headquarters
3:00pm - 6:00pm

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2022

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME TOUR & HEAVEN HILL BOURBON EXPERIENCE
Bardstown, Kentucky
9:00am - 3:00pm
Tickets $110

Join Colonels in historic Bardstown on a guided tour of the 19th Century iconic mansion named for Stephen Foster’s song.  Learn about the rich history that Colonels have at My Old Kentucky Home, visit the lush formal gardens and manicured grounds, and hear the illustrious stories of its inhabitants.  

Colonels will then participate in a guided tour and tasting at award-winning Heaven Hill Distillery American Whiskeys and Bourbon.  The motor coach departs from the Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown, and lunch and water will be provided on the tour.  Space is limited.  

PRIVATE BOURBON TASTING WITH COLONEL JEFF CROWE
The Henry Clay, Billiards Room
5:00pm-6:00pm
Tickets $75

The private bourbon tasting, before the Welcome Reception, will be hosted this year by Colonel Jeff Crowe, named the 2022 Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year by Whisky Magazine. Colonel Crowe serves as the Director of Kentucky Visitor Experiences for Heaven Hill Distillery. He also oversees the development and management of teams and programs at both the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in Louisville and the Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience in Bardstown.  Space is limited.

WELCOME RECEPTION
& COCKTAIL PARTY
The Henry Clay
6:00pm-10:30pm

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

2022 PRIVATE SELECTION
BOURBON RAFFLE
The Henry Clay

Make sure you purchase your raffle tickets for your chance to win one of the two bottles of the Honorable Order Private Bourbon from Heaven Hill’s Elijah Craig. Limited raffle tickets available and sold online before the event. Must be in attendance to win. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022

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, and the best view of the finish line.

Host Hotel Accommodations

The Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown will host the Kentucky Colonels. Special room rates start at $149 plus tax. Reservations must be made by 5:00pm on Thursday, October 13, 2022. For reservations, visit Colonels Homecoming Weekend or call 1-888-728-3025. Group Name: CHW or Colonels Homecoming Weekend

Louisville Attractions &
Colonels After Dark

Come early or stay late, and enjoy Louisville attractions. Colonels will receive discounts to local attractions just by showing their 2022 membership card.

KMAC Museum                                                              715 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202                15% museum store discount plus free coffee drink

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory                  800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202                   $1 off general admission                                        Show membership card at ticket window when purchasing tickets onsite.

A Taste of Kentucky                                                 11800 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243 10% off all purchases.

Louisville Visitor Center                                                 301 S 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 25% off entire purchase (some exclusions apply).

Inside Track Discount Pass                                               An exclusive discount program to use while in Louisville. Take advantage of special offers and discounts from some of the city’s most popular sites including retail shops, restaurants, and attractions.  For more information, click here.

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

Trouble Bar                                                                      1149 S Shelby St, Louisville, KY 40203                    10% off any drink                                                          $20 off per person for private bourbon tasting classes (date and time availability restrictions apply; Colonels must email matsongilman@gmail.com).