You are cordially invited to the 2019 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 participate in a historic Bourbon & Horse Farm Tour, socialize with new friends at Colonels After Dark, and enjoy discounts at Louisville attractions by presenting their 2019 membership card.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019
BOURBON & HORSE FARM TOUR
8:30am-3:00pm /// Tickets $95
Bourbon Archaeologist, Colonel Nick Laracuente and Wall Street Journal-Bestselling Author, Colonel Fred Minnick will delve into the rich history of bourbon. Colonels will tour Buffalo Trace’s O.F.C. Building, affectionately known as the “Bourbon Pompeii.” The day will include a tour of beautiful KatieRich Farms, led by Colonel Shaun Washington of Unique Horse Farms Tours. The motor coach departs from the Omni Louisville Hotel, lunch and water will be provided on the tour. Space is limited.
PRIVATE BOURBON TASTING WITH COLONEL PEGGY NOE STEVENS
Omni Louisville Hotel
5:00pm-6:00pm /// Tickets $70
The tasting is back by popular demand with host Colonel Peggy Noe Stevens, founder of Bourbon Women and the first woman in the world to receive the title of Master Bourbon Taster. Formerly of Brown-Forman, Colonel Noe Stevens served as the Global Event Planner. She will pair hors d’oeuvres to complement each bourbon. Space is limited.
WELCOME RECEPTION & COCKTAIL PARTY
Omni Louisville Hotel
Mingle with Colonels from all over the world, enjoy a delicious dinner, and dance the night away. Evening includes multiple bourbon tastings from various distilleries in Kentucky and two complimentary drink tickets.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019
COLONELS’ DAY AT THE RACES
12:30pm – FINAL RACE
Reception & Race Day Package Tickets /// $165
Race Day 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 Santa Anita Park), and the best view of the finish line.
Host Hotel Accommodations
The Omni Louisville Hotel will host the Kentucky Colonels. Special room rates are $179 plus tax. Reservations must be made by 5:00pm on Friday, October 4, 2019. For reservations, visit Omni Louisville Hotel Kentucky Colonels or call 1-800-THE-OMNI. 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 your 2019 membership card.
- Frazier History Museum
- $4 off general admission
- Kentucky Derby Museum
- $11 general admission and 15% off all year long at the Finish Line Gift Shop
- KMAC Museum
- 15% museum store discount
- Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
- $12 for admission
- Muhammad Ali Center
- $2 off admission
- Old Forester Distilling Co.
- $4 off Old Forester Distillery Tour
- Speed Art Museum
- $5 off adult admission (regular $15)
- A Taste of Kentucky
- 10% off all purchases
Not done socializing with your fellow Colonels? Join Colonels After Dark to continue the party at local establishments of your choosing.
- Hell or High Water
- 10% off of any cocktail on menu
- Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen
- 10% of bill or free nutella poppers