Hi all...I'm seeking some advice regarding the upcoming bourbon festival in Kentucky. A friend and I are likely going and it will be my first trip to the area, let alone my first bourbon festival (I confess: two months ago I didn't know there even WAS such a thing). Specifically, I was wondering where the best accommodations are, what airport is best to fly in on (coming from NH), what are the "must sees," etc. And I note that the Gala is "black tie." Do they truly mean tuxes, or are suits or coats acceptable. All advice appreciated.

Thanks!