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Cocktails & Trails 2024

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, August 2, 2024

Get tickets for a fun night where friends and nature meet at Cocktails & Trails.  Drinks, bites, vibes, and games will keep you entertained as you make your way along the trail from the Carolyn Hardcastle Bridge to the Cavern Nite Club.

Now for the first time ever, you can participate in the Cocktails & Trails Silent Auction from the comfort of your own home! Register for a “Bid from Home” ticket which allows you to set up an account to participate in bidding as soon as the the auction opens on July 24th all the way to auction close on event night.

Every dollar you contribute — through tickets, sponsorship, game play, membership, and/or the silent auction — supports nature education, park trails, and the conservation of the seven natural ecosystems within the 72-acre park! We can’t wait to see you there.

Event Details:

Fundraising events at Lost River Cave help fund the park. Lost River Cave is a 501c3 non-profit organization started by a passionate group of people who came together to save the cave. Our mission (and the park itself) has grown tremendously since we began in 1990 as has the need for funds to conserve and operate this amazing place.

Events, like Cocktails & Trails, raise money to support nature education and the conservation of the 72-acre park where immersive experiences in nature happen. It takes all of us to provide the park free of charge, conserve and restore the incredible natural resources it contains, and connect kids and the community to nature through onsite education and opportunities.  We are deeply grateful to everyone who helps make it happen and would be honored for you to join us.

Friday, August 2, 2024

Lost River Cave

2818 Nashville Road

Bowling Green, KY 42101


$75 .

Includes entry* into the event along with a night of fun, delicious food, and tasty cocktails in the name of a great cause! Must be 21 or older to join this rain or shine party. Let the good times roll!

*General admission doors swing open at 6:00pm and 6:30pm. 


5 for $50 or $15 each

Skip the game ticket line at the event and get them in advance! Good for the Bourbon Ring Toss, Chuck a Duck, and Rock the Boat (new this year!).

Buy in bundles of 5 tickets to save $25 on each bundle! Pre-purchased game tickets will be ready and waiting for you at event entry. Let the fun and games begin!


$500+ .

There are so many ways to support Lost River Cave, and we’d argue that this is amongst the most fun of ways! Not only will you get tickets to the event for you, your friends, family, or team, you’ll make a significant impact with your financial support. If you want to be among this special group of people, purchase at the button below or email Katie.


At Cocktails and Trails, savor incredible cocktails crafted by expert mixologist at Preservation Tasting Room & Bottle Shop! Stay tuned for the upcoming bar menu.


Indulge in a delightful selection of flavorful bites with a special Cocktails & Trails menu from Montana Grille.

Selections will include:

  • Thai Peanut Chicken Satays with Lime & Cilantro
  • Caprese with Tomato & Basil Pesto Marinated Fresh Mozzarella on Skewers
  • Korean Meatballs with Toasted Sesame & Cilantro on Skewers
  • Cucumber Bruschetta with Toasted Baguette
  • House-made Whipped Guacamole
  • Rosemary Crusted Pork Loin Sliders

Silent Auction

Get ready for this year’s event – we’ve got some amazing silent auction goodies lined up just for you! This year you can participate from the comfort of your own home! Preview auction items and register to bid here.


Join the fun and games at Cocktails & Trails! Snag your game tickets now: 1 for $15, or go big with 5 for just $50 (savings of $25 off)!

Chuck-a-Duck – Chuck your rubber duck into the blue hole goal for a chance to enter a great raffle. One ticket, two ducks per play. Increase your chances to win the more ducks you chuck.

Bourbon Toss – Toss the rings to win great bottles of Calumet bourbon valued between $50 and $130 each!  One ticket, two rings per play.

Rock the Boat (NEW!)Get ready to party on a rockin’ boat cruise through the cave, singing your heart out to all-time favorite tunes! Stay tuned for exciting themes and sailing schedules. Two tickets for an unforgettable ride!


For the first time, Cocktails & Trails will feature a live band! Lace up your dancing shoes to cut a rug to 5-star rated Top Tier Band from Nashville.

Members are so important at Lost River Cave, and this event is the best place to get your membership because it comes with a mystery bottle of wine! Every new or renewing member is welcome to pull a bottle of wine at the event. Top bottle’s value to be announced!

Many thanks to the 2024 sponsors thus far!


Valerie & Jim Bullington

Leigh & Mike Harper

Emily & Tom Sharp

Valerie Brown & Ken Kuehn

Mick-Murf Construction

Lynne & Cecil Martin

Mary Jane & Carlos Rotellar

Gayla & Robert Warner


Donna & Ken Meredith

Diane Shutt & Bob Heidbrink

Flea Land of Bowling Green


Zo Ann & Tom Flynn

Bowling Green Tent Rental

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August 2
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lost River Cave
2818 Nashville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42101 United States