Bardstown: Where Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent

With the holiday season just around the corner, autumn is the perfect time of year to start tackling that annual shopping list. From gifts for friends and family to seasonal décor and party supplies for great entertaining, get more bang for your buck this year by shopping locally!

When you support local, independent businesses in Bardstown this season, not only will you enjoy more personal shopping experiences, you’ll also be investing in overall regional prosperity. Shopping locally helps strengthen hometown economies and create more jobs. It reduces the environmental impact of consumerism, and it puts your tax dollars to work right where they’re needed most – at home.

Do your part this season to keep Bardstown beautiful, distinctive, and prosperous by checking out some of our favorite local shopping hot spots, including:

The 2017 Kentucky Bourbon Festival: Arts & Crafts, KY Proud, & Distillery Booths

Friday, September 15 (12pm – 10pm)
Saturday, September 16 (10am – 10pm)
Sunday, September 17 (10am – 5pm)

As part of The Kentucky Bourbon Festival, which takes place in Bardstown every September, this fun outdoor market is truly a one-of-a-kind shopping event for whiskey lovers and hometown pride. Chow down on delicious food prepared by KY Proud vendors and pick up keepsake merchandise from local Kentucky distilleries and artisans.

The 37th Annual Bardstown Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fair

Saturday, October 14 (10am – 6pm)
Sunday, October 15 (10am – 5pm)

From handmade jewelry to antique furniture, this downtown shopping affair has a little something for everyone with its more than 220 vendor booths featuring the works of local artists, craftsmen, and antiques collectors. Catch live music performances, tasty snacks, and pumpkin painting for the kiddos. All proceeds go toward the Bardstown Main Street Program, helping to keep downtown Bardstown a historically modern place to live, play, and work.

Bardstown Florist

Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)
Saturday (9am – noon)
Sunday Closed

Family-owned and operated for more than 20 years, Bardstown Florist is committed to offering only the finest in locally sourced floral arrangements and gifts, with professional, friendly service year-round.

Hadorn’s Bakery

Tuesday – Sunday (7am – 1pm)
Monday Closed

If you’re looking for some locally made sweet treats to complete your holiday dessert menu, look no further than Hadorn’s Bakery. This adorable little dessert shop features breakfast treats like donuts and danishes, as well as freshly baked sweets like cookies and cakes that are great for celebrating special occasions. *For more information, call Hadorn’s Bakery at 502-348-4407 .

Making Good Scentz

Wednesday – Saturday (10am – 5pm)
Sunday – Tuesday Closed

Get your good smell on this year with gifts from these hometown aroma professionals. Pick up body scrubs, soaps, lotions, candles, masculine shaving kits, and more in signature scents like Ol’ Bourbon Barrel, Lilac in the Rain, Pink Sugar, and Stud.

Bella Salon & Spa

Tuesday – Saturday (Book by Appointment)

Holiday schedules are stacked with social events, so it’s imperative that you look your best this time of year. Take some time to pamper yourself a little closer to home by booking an appointment for signature beauty and relaxation services at Bella Salon & Spa.

Shaq & CoCo

Monday (10am – 4pm)
Tuesday – Friday (10am – 5:30pm)
Saturday (10am – 5pm)
Sunday Closed

When shopping for the interior designer on your list, be sure to stop by this downtown boutique to pick up the latest in stylish furniture, brilliant lighting, and glamorous décor. Shaq & CoCo is proud to feature one-of-a-kind treasures at affordable prices.

Peacock on Third

Monday – Saturday (10am – 5:30pm)
Sunday (10am – 3pm)

A Bardstown fashion staple since 2009, Peacock on 3rd is a local solution to getting the closet you wish you had. Featuring statement jewelry, fabulous clothing for men and women, tuxedo rentals, and even style consulting services, Peacock on 3rd can make everyone look and feel their best this season.

Boone’s Butcher Shop

Monday – Saturday (8am – 8pm)
Sunday Closed

This family-owned and operated butcher shop will harvest and custom-process beef, hogs, lamb, goats, and even buffalo to meet your exact specifications to feed hungry friends and family this holiday season. Featuring expert standard cuts and meat products, Boone’s also offers exotic products that could add some real excitement to your freezer.

Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace

Monday (Noon – 6pm)
Tuesday – Wednesday (10am – 6pm)
Thursday (10am – 7pm)
Friday – Saturday (10am – midnight)
Sunday Closed

If you can’t make it to The Kentucky Bourbon Festival but need to shop for a Bourbon lover in your life, look no further than the Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace. This Bardstown-based store is loaded with Bourbon-centric apparel, gourmet foods, candles, cakes, barware, barrelheads, jewelry, accessories, and more. And everything in this awesome shop salutes Kentucky’s signature spirit right alongside historic Bardstown.

With all these amazing options and more, it’s never been a better time to shop in Bardstown.