Department of Parks
Salt Festival Set Oct. 19-20 at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
UNION, Ky. – Journey back in time as Big Bone Lick State Historic Site returns to days long past during its annual Salt Festival Oct. 19-20.
There will be numerous hands-on demonstrations and activities for people of all ages; including flint-knapping, pioneer life, salt making, weaving, spear throwing, storytelling, music, atlatl tossing and lots more.
Browse the crafters corner to see the many handcrafted items for sale; then refresh yourself and your family at the food court. While you are visiting, don't forget to see the bison herd and stop by the visitor center.
The cost is $5 per person. Children 10 and under are free.
On Friday, Oct. 18, the park will host school groups. The cost is $1 per student. Schools interested in attending should call the park at 859-384-3522.
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is recognized as the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology for its significant role in the development of scientific thought regarding extinction and the relationship of geology and paleontology the world over.
The park is located 22 miles southwest of Covington at 3380 Beaver Road, Union.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov