Kentucky Tourism

Salt Festival Union, KY

  • Salt Festival


3380 Beaver Road
Union, KY 41091-8433

Journey back in time as Big Bone Lick returns to days long past.  The festival features demonstrations of pioneer living and skills, frontier ingenuity, traditions, and lifeways.  Browse the crafter's corner to seen the many handmade and hand-crafted items for sale and find lots of good eats at the food court.  Enjoy folk and bluegrass music, listen to a storyteller, view prehistoric Ice Age artifacts, and watch a blacksmith working red-hot iron.  See how salt was extracted from the waters of Big Bone, watch a flintknapper make a stone point, and discover how bison hair was spun into yarn.

While visiting the park, be sure to drop by the park's museum and visitor's center to see some of the "big bones"; a shuttle can will transport event-goers to and from the festival field to the center at regular intervals.  Don't miss seeing the bison herd, the park's living link to 10,000 BC.

Friday is School Day. Pre-Registration is strongly recommended.

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Dean Henson
3380 Beaver Road,
Union, KY 41091-8433
Phone: (859) 384-3522
Oct 13, 2017  /  9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Oct 14, 2017  /  10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Oct 15, 2017  /  10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.