Kentucky Tourism

Pioneer Life Week Olive Hill, KY

  • Pioneer Life Week


344 Caveland Drive
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Olive Hill, KY 41164
A full week dedicated to the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812 and the settlement of lands around the Ohio River, re-enactors, musical entertainment and many historical programs bring this rich heritage back to life.  The pioneer camp is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. 

Historical programs are scheduled daily throughout the week including tomahawk throwing, black powder rifle demonstrations,  spinning and weaving demonstrations, 18th century poultry care, primitive fire making, atlatl demonstrations, pioneer clothing interpretation and other living history skill demonstrations. 

County Fair Day is on Saturday, which includes displays of flint knapping, old time machinery, woodcarving, 18th Century Naturalist and Pioneer food.  We will also have a pie auction, pioneer games, and finish off with a homemade ice cream social.
Coy Ainsley
344 Caveland Drive,
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Phone: (800) 325-0059
Jul 24 - Jul 30, 2017