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Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival

Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Location
1050 State Park Road,
Pine Mountain State Resort Park,
Pineville, KY 40977
Phone: (606) 337-3066
Email: PineMountain@ky.gov
parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/pine-mountain/default.aspx
About

 

The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, founded in 1931, is one of Kentucky's oldest festivals.  The festival was started to honor 18th-century pioneer explorer Dr. Thomas Walker, an Englishman who led one of the first European expeditions through the Cumberland Gap.  The festival's annual culmination is the celebrated queen's coronation, held at Laurel Cove Amphitheater of Pine Mountain State Resort Park, the commonwealth's oldest state park.  Traditionally, Kentucky's governor crowns the queen with a garland made from the region's native mountain laurel.  The elegant ceremony begins at 1:30 PM and the gate admission fee is $5.00 per person.

Contact

Stephen Eastin
1050 State Park Road,
Pineville, KY 40977
Phone: (606) 337-3066
http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/pine-mountain/default.aspx
Email: Stephen.Eastin@ky.gov

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