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Cocktails & Trails

August 4, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, Aug 4, 2023

Join us 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.

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:

Friday, August 4, 2023 at Lost River Cave, 2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101


$75 .

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

*General admission entries at 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:00pm.


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, Plinko, Chuck a Duck, and Trivia. Games come with great prizes – from bottles of bourbon to gift cards to entries for the cash prize raffle.

Buy in bundles of 5 tickets to save $25 on each bundle! Game tickets bought in advance will be ready and waiting for you at event entry.


$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.

Silent Auction

This year’s event will include some great silent auction items! You’re going to love it!


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!
  • Trivia! – New this year!  More info to come.


You’ll be delighted by live music on the Riverwalk and in the Cave to start the evening and then have the chance to heat up the dance floor with one of Bowling Green’s best DJ’s.

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.

Many thanks to our generous 2023 sponsors!


Valerie & Jim Bullington

Leigh & Mike Harper

Emily & Tom Sharp

Valerie Brown & Ken Kuehn

Mick-Murf Construction

Gayla & Robert Warner

Atha Ford


Patsy & Jay Sloan


Donna & Ken Meredith

Rho Lansden

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Phillips Ice Service

Very Good Tree Services



August 4, 2023
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


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