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Cocktails & Trails

October 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for ‘Cocktails & Trails’ on Friday, October 1, 2021 for a fun night where friends and nature meet.  Cocktail tastings, 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! Tickets can be purchased online through Friday, September 24. Thank you in advance! We can’t wait to see you there.

Event Details:

Friday, October 1, 2021 at Lost River Cave, 2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104

  • 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, and 7:00pm


$50 .

Includes entry into the event* along with cocktail tastings (or wine/beer), food, and fun with friends for a great cause. 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, and 7:00pm to encourage social distancing.


Tickets are limited and ticket sales close on Friday, September 24!


5 for $50 or $15 each

There are some fun games on the docket this year: Chuck-A-Duck 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. 270-393-0077

Levels include: Stepping Stone at $500, Gold Level at $2,500, Platinum Level 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!  Three rings per play.

Members are so important at Lost River Cave, and this event is the best place to get your membership because it comes with a wine pull! Every new or renewing member is welcome to pull a bottle of wine. Top bottles valued at $55!

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.

  • Timed entry will help with the flow of guests
  • We encourage you to bring a mask for when you are not eating or drinking or in enclosed spaces like the restroom
  • COVID vaccination is encouraged

Many thanks to these folks for their generous support!

Valerie & Jim Bullington

Leigh & Mike Harper

Atha Ford


Valerie Brown & Ken Kuehn

Emily & Tom Sharp

Karen & Chuck Henrickson

Priscilla & Dick Ferrell

Gayla & Robert Warner

Leslie & Richard Weigel

Jay & Patsy Sloan

ZoAnn & Tom Flynn

Mick-Murf Construction

Rho Lansden

Mission Catering - Catering with the Mission in Mind

Kathee & Mike Morgeson


October 1, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


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