April 23rd

5:00 - 8:00 PM @ Madison Theater

Join us after the first day of conference sessions for our Main Street Awards and a Reception, featuring hearty appetizers, a lively awards ceremony, and live music with Tony Pence and the Big Ugly Bluegrass Band. Additionally, there will a be a Main Street Marketplace with goods and swag of local and state-wide organizations represented. This event is free to the public!


April 24th

  1. 4:00 PM — KY Main Street’s Best Baker Competition @ Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

  2. 5:30 - 7:30 PM —B-Line Bumble beginning at The Globe

Two special events are taking place simultaneously on Wednesday evening after conference sessions: KY Main Street’s Best Baker Competition and the B-Line Bumble, a walking bourbon tour.

  1. KY Main Street has seven regions, and each region has a thriving baking scene. The competition pits each of these seven bakers against one another in a bourbon, bacon, and butter throw-down, judged by Kentucky Native and Food Network star, Jason Smith. Samples will be available to taste and participants will vote for their “Peoples’ Choice” KY Main Street Best Baker.

  2. If baked goods are second to bourbon in your life, join the region’s favorite mixologist-maven, Molly Wellmann, for the newest urban bourbon experience in Northern Kentucky, The B-Line. The walk and tasting begins at The Globe Covington, then moves into Covington’s Mainstrasse Village for a quick cocktail at Bourbon Haus 1841, and finishes at Wiseguys Lounge. The bourbon walk will include some incredible bourbon history of the region that was once home to where bourbon made its way down river. 
    This is a ticketed event. Purchase the B-Line Bumble experience, here.