Batavia Bourbon & Whiskey Fest sponsored by Black Button Distilling

Runwayz Inc. Presents

Batavia Bourbon & Whiskey Fest sponsored by Black Button Distilling

Sat · June 9, 2018

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

$25.00 - $40.00

This event is 21 and over

Admission (non Designated Driver) includes Free Play, Tshirt, Grazing Station, Signature Cocktail sampling, Bourbon Sampling.


Designated Driver ticket includes Free Play, Tshirt, Grazing Station and Free Water/Soda

Vendors will be instructed to not serve anyone who appears or is intoxicated.  Any behavior that is deemed inappropriate as per Batavia Downs or Runwayz Inc Management will result in ejection and or banishment by all offenders from the venue.


Batavia Bourbon & Whiskey Fest
Batavia Bourbon & Whiskey Fest
The first ever Batavia Bourbon and Whiskey Fest, presented by Runwayz, Inc. and sponsored by Black Button Distilling will take place at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel on Saturday, June 9th from 3:00-7:00 PM! Explore the numerous vendors & distilleries, sample their locally made bourbons and whiskeys, head over to the on-site mutuel clerks and bet on your favorite horse to win the Belmont Stakes, then head over to the gaming floor and test your luck with the $15 free play you’ll get with your entry ticket! Buffalo Football Legend and Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas will also be on site!

With your event ticket(s) you'll receive

• Access to the sampling room with 40+ brands & cocktail bars
• Batavia Bourbon & Whiskey Fest T-Shirt
• $15 Gaming Free Play
• Complimentary Grazing Stations

This is a 21 and over event, all attendees are subject to being ID'd at the door so please have it on-hand. Please drink responsibly.

Bourbon and Whiskey Sampling from:
Black Button Distilling (Buffalo & Rochester)
Tommy Rotter Distillery (Buffalo, NY)
Iron Smoke Distillery (Fairport, NY)
Catskill Distilling Co. (Bethel, NY)
Four Roses Bourbon
Sagamore Spirit
Wild Turkey Bourbon
Redemption Rye Whiskey
Heaven Hill Distillery
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Powers Irish Whiskey
Balcones Distilling
Jim Beam
Jack Daniel's
Maker's Mark
& many more!

There will be complimentary drinking water and light fare provided. There will also be food for purchase during the event from local food vendors & on-site dining locations.

A portion of proceeds from each ticket purchased benefit the Thurman Thomas Family Foundation, created to provide assistance and resources to local communities & underprivileged youth.

New vendors and event information will be added as the event draws closer to be sure to check back to our event page for more information!

Please note: Management + vendors have the right to refuse entry, samples or drinks to anyone who appears to be intoxicated. Please sample responsibly. All ticket sales for the Batavia Bourbon & Whiskey Fest are final.
Venue Information:
Batavia Downs Gaming
8315 Park Road
Batavia, NY, 14020