Kentucky Events


Dec. 3-4, 2021 - 18th Century Christmas at the Fort, Fort Boonesborough State Park, 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Contact Bill Farmer, fort manager, 859-527-3131 ext. 6, bill.farmer@ky.gov. Open 6-9 p.m. Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Old-world customs, early frontier holiday traditions and foods. Christmas guns, bonfires, music and a visit with Father Christmas. Refreshments. Fort Boonesborough Foundation event. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12.


Past 2021 events

April 30-May 2, 2021 - Kentucky's Corps of Longriflemen Spring Rendezvous, hosted by Bucksnort Longhunters, Elizabethtown, 1620 Audobon Trace Road, Kentucky. Contact Carl King, flintlock54@zoomtown.com, or Charlie Burton, flintlockcalb50@hotmail.com.

Sept. 25-26, 2021 - 1778 Siege of Boonesborough, Fort Boonesborough State Park, 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Contact Bill Farmer, fort manager, 859-527-3131 ext. 6, bill.farmer@ky.gov. Battle re-enactment at 2 p.m. each day. Night battle Saturday at dusk. Features 18th-century life in Kentucky. 
(canceled) Oct. 15-17, 2021 - ​Salt Festival, Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, 3380 Beaver Road, Union, Kentucky 41091. Contact Melissa Lohman, mlohman513@gmail, 513-266-3627, Facebook event page. Early setup is Wednesday Oct. 13.Camp fee $15, which includes a small blanket under $500; $30 for a blanket trader with $500 - $1,000 in merchandise, which includes $15 camp fee; and $40 commercial trader with over $1,000 in merchandise, which includes camp fee of $15. Make check or money order payable to Gracie Friedl. Extra medallions $5 each. Camp provided dinner of spaghetti and meatballs Friday evening; sides and dessert welcome. No competitions. School day on Friday. Open to public 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Oct. 30-31, 2021 - ​18th-Century Market Fair, Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Riverwood, Kentucky 40207. Contact Brandon Vigliarolo, brandon@locustgrove.org, 502-897-9845, locustgrove.org/18th-century-market-fair. Reenactor registration at the website. Plans developing. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Nov. 5-7 - Kentucky's Corps of Longriflemen Fall Rendezvous, hosted by Wilderness Rangers at Tanner's Station, Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, 10299 Maysville Road, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311. Park number, 859-289-5507, Erik.Unthank@ky.gov. 

Nov. 27-28, 2021 - Winter Trade Days, Fort Boonesborough State Park, 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Contact Bill Farmer, fort manager, 859-527-3131 ext. 6, bill.farmer@ky.gov. Features 18th-century merchants and traders in the fort's cabins and blockhouses. No admission.