Kentucky Tourism

Salt Festival

  • 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 see 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 artifacts, and watch a blacksmith working red-hot iron.  See how salt was extracted from the springs of Big Bone, watch a flintknapper make a stone point, and discover how bison hair is spun into yarn.

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

Friday, October 19 is School Day. Pre-registration is required to receive school admission rate. 
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Amelia Hulth
3380 Beaver Road,
Union, KY 41091-8433
Phone: 859-384-3522
Oct 19, 2018  /  9:00 A.M.