|Battle of Blue Licks Re-enactment|
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park will commemorate the 231st anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle with its annual re-enactment on August 17-18.
Admission to this event will be free this year.
The re-enactment commemorates a 1782 battle that included Daniel Boone and other pioneers along the Licking River. The outnumbered pioneers lost as they went up against British soldiers and Native Americans. Among the 70 pioneers who died was Boone’s youngest son, Israel.
The park will host a variety of special programs throughout the entire weekend. Events will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. The battle re-enactments will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Special programs during the weekend include trail walks, stage shows, tomahawk throwing competitions and much more. There will also be two live performances from recording artist’s Heath & Molly G, having just returned from touring in the Czech Republic. They will have an 8 p.m. show on Saturday and a 2 p.m. show on Sunday.
Food and craft vendors will also be set up on the park, so load up your van and bring the entire family out for a full day of special programs and activities. For more information, call 859-289-5507, or toll free at 800-443-7008.
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Hidden Waters Restaurant, gift shop, miniature golf, picnic areas and hiking trails. The resort is located 45 miles northeast of Lexington off historic Highway 68. (The Pioneer Museum is currently closed this year for renovation and repairs.)