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Cocktails & Trails 2022

August 5 @ 6:00 pm

‘Cocktails & Trails’ is back on Friday, August 5, 2022! Join us for a fun night where friends and nature meet.  Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and games will keep you entertained as you make your way along the trail from the Carolyn Hardcastle Bridge to the Cavern Nite Club.

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! Thank you in advance! We can’t wait to see you there.

Event Details:

Chris McHargue Films

Friday, August 5, 2022 at Lost River Cave, 2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101

  • VIP Entry at 5:30pm (Contact Katie if you need to set up your VIP entry)
  • General admission ticketed entry at 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm


$55 .

Includes entry into the event* along with cocktails (or wine/beer), food, and fun with friends for a great cause. A General Admission ticket (or VIP ticket) is required. Must be 21 or over to attend this rain or shine event.

*VIP entry begins at 5:30pm. General admission entries at 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, and 7:30pm.


5 for $50 or $15 each

There are some fun games on the docket this year: Chuck-A-Duck, Plinko, and the Calumet Bourbon Ring Toss! (Game descriptions are in the tab below!) Game tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance online.  Play more & save: 1 ticket for $15 -or- 5 for $50. You’ll need a general admission ticket or VIP ticket to get into the event, so only purchase game tickets on their own if you already have the event ticket.


$500+ .

Sponsors receive VIP tickets. While we refer to these folks as “event” sponsors, they are so much more. They make a significant impact with their financial support. If you want to be among this special group of people, email Katie Cielinski or call 270-393-0077 to talk about the impact you can have at the park with your financial support.

Levels include: Stepping Stone at $500, Silver Level at $1,500, Gold Level at $2,500, Game and Platinum Levels at $5,000, and Presenting Level at $10,000.

Silent Auction

We’re excited about this small silent auction! Info on some great items coming soon.


Get your game tickets and play some party games with us at Cocktails & Trails! Buy more and save: 1 ticket for $15, or buy 5 for $50 (a savings of $25)!

  • Chuck-a-Duck – Chuck your duck into the blue hole goal for a chance to enter a great raffle. 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!  Two rings per play.
  • Plinko – Drop a puck to win great prizes!

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!

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.

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 – and your name in front of an amazing crowd – you’ll help:

  • Protect the 72-acre park, its 7 natural habitats, and 2 miles of free nature trails
  • Preserve the natural and historical resources of Lost River Cave 
  • Provide nature programming for children, adults, and families

Check out all of our sponsorship levels and their benefits here!

Many thanks to these generous sponsors!

Valerie & Jim Bullington

Leigh & Mike Harper

Emily & Tom Sharp

Valerie Brown & Ken Kuehn

Gayla & Robert Warner

Atha Ford


Jay & Patsy Sloan

ZoAnn & Tom Flynn

Mary Jane & Carlos Rotellar

Rho Lansden

Leslie & Richard Weigel

Mick-Murf Construction


August 5
6:00 pm
Event Category:


Lost River Cave
2818 Nashville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42101 United States