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Bourbon and brunch? Sure! And polo? Why not?

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association inaugural Kentucky Bourbon Affair will close its five-day showcase in style on Sunday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m with a special Bourbon brunch and Polo tournament at the Louisville Waterfront Park

Wild Eggs will provide the brunch fare, and the Original Makers Club, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam and Michter’s Distilleries will provide the Bourbon.  The Lexington Polo Club will provide the polo ponies and riders, and ask the spectators to help replace the divots at half time.

General admission tickets are $25, allowing access to cash bars and the day’s entertainment.

VIP tailgating spots for a carload of guests will be $100 per vehicle, which includes a private 10 x 10 tent, chairs, reservation sign and access to open bars and the VIP area.

A five-star VIP Bourbon Brunch will begin at 11 a.m. with diners seated at a 100-foot custom farm table and treated to open bars and brunch from Wild Eggs.  Brunch will cost $100 per ticket.

The first game is scheduled to begin at 12:15 p.m. with Heaven Hill taking on Michter’s, followed by the “Bourbon Divot Stomp” where guests can take to the field, meet the players and ponies, sip bourbon and stomp divots.

At 1 p.m., Jim Beam will take on the winner of the previous game, with awards and a “Kentucky Champagne” toast and send-off at 1:30 p.m.