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Adult Spleling Be

  • Tim Faulkner Gallery 1512 Portland Avenue Louisville, KY, 40203 United States (map)

Please pick up tickets here. It is free to attend and $10 per team to compete.

It's that time again! The Spleling Be is back with a few small changes. We'd like to thank our primary sponsors at Falls City Brewing & the Courier-Journal for helping make this a reality.

How it Works

It's free to attend and $10 per team to participate. Only one ticket is needed per team whether you have 1, 2, or 3 members! We'll get your team name the night of the Spleling Be.

The Spleling Be operates like every other spelling bee, except it's for adults. Spleling Bes are held in bars and participants are encouraged to imbibe responsibly and enjoy themselves. This is about having fun, not getting stressed.

You may enter the Spleling Be in a team of up to 3 people. It is not required to have teammates but it could increase your chances of winning a big cash prize. $250! As grown ups we don't have the time to study months in advance. A little help from your friends might give you the edge you need.

Another key difference from a traditional spelling bee is that we want you to dress in costume! Make it something relevant to a spelling bee. Dress like a bee, a teacher, letters, a nervous little kid. Use your imagination!

There are 2 benefits to dressing up:

  1. If your whole team is in costume it could earn you one round of immunity.
  2. We'll have a separate prize for the best costume as decided by the audience.

Who Can Participate

Participants in the Spleling Be must be 21 or over. The venue is all ages.

When & Where

Tim Faulkner Gallery is located at 1512 Portland Ave. Follow 15th St north until it turns into Portland Ave. The building will be immediately on your left after the turn.

Doors for the event will open at 6 and the Be will begin promptly at 7. If you are participating in the Be make sure to get there early to check in. Late arrivals may be disqualified without a refund.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


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