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37th Annual Salt Festival at Big Bone Lick

  • 37th Annual Salt Festival at Big Bone Lick

LOCATION

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
BIG BONE LICK STATE HISTORIC SITE
3380 Beaver Road
Union, KY 41091-8433
DETAILS:

Journey back in time as Big Bone Lick returns to days long past for this three day festival. The festival features demonstrations of pioneer living and skills, frontier ingenuity, traditions, and life ways. 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. The 37th Annual Salt Festival times and dates are:

  • Friday, October 18: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 20: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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 18 is School Day and is also open to the public. Pre-registration is required to receive school admission rate. Regular admission to the festival is $5. Children 5 and under are free. 

School Day Information: 

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Craft Vendor Information: 

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Food Vendor Information: 

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CONTACT:
Amelia Hulth
3380 Beaver Road,
Union, KY 41091-8433
Phone: 859-384-3522
Email: amelia.hulth@ky.gov
DATES & TIMES:
Oct 18, 2019  /  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.