Event is Oct. 17-19
UNION, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2014) — Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is hosting the 29th annual Salt Festival from Oct. 17-19.
The festival features demonstrations of pioneer living and skills, frontier life and Native American skills and traditions. Handcrafted items will be for sale and the event will feature folk and bluegrass music, storytellers, prehistoric Ice Age artifacts and a working blacksmith.
Participants also will be able to see how salt is extracted from Big Bone, watch a flint-knapper make a stone point and discover how bison hair was spun into yarn.
On Friday, Oct. 17, the park will host school groups from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $2 per student. Schools interested in bringing classes to the festival should call the park at 859- 384-3522.
Festival admission on Saturday and Sunday is $5 per person; children ages 10 and under are free. The festival is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The park is located 22 miles southwest of Covington on KY 338, off US 42/127 and Interstates71 and 75. From I-75 north or south, take Exit 175 to KY 338. From I-71 north or south, take Exit 62 to 127N/42E to KY 338.