2017 Bear and Cub winners:
Mr. Kentucky Bourbon Bear: Paul Lanner (Right) Mr. Kentucky Bourbon Cub: Jarrod Littleton (Left)


Each year, the Kentucky Bourbon Bears present our Mr. Kentucky Bourbon Bear and Cub Contest. The competition is open to gay male residents of Kentucky who are 21 years of age or older. The contest took place at Crossings Lexington. There was a contestant Meet & Greet from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., where guests could purchase raffle tickets to win some nice prizes. Then, they sat back and enjoyed the show as our contestants entertained them with three (3) different wardrobe changes and on-stage questions and challenges. Everyone had a great time. Proceeds from the event benefit charities of the Kentucky Bourbon Bears.

Our next Kentucky Bourbon Bear and Cub contest will take place in September 2018. Thinking about competing in our contest next year? Check back here for more details. In the meantime, read our rules and info. Once you’re ready, fill out the contestant application. Deadline to apply is 8 p.m. the night of the contest.