Department of Parks
Vendors Sought for Battle of Blue Licks Commemoration

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 21, 2014  
Contact Information:  Jean Dillon,
800-443-7008
 


 

MOUNT OLIVET, Ky. – Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park is looking for vendors for the annual Revolutionary War battle re-enactment and commemoration, Aug. 16-17.

 

Outside spaces are $35. Some spaces with electricity are available for $45. 

 

The main area for this festival will be in front of the Pioneer Museum. Activities during the weekend include music, living history programs and a battle reenactment each day. Items sold at the Blue Licks Commemoration must be items handmade by the vendor. Vendors will not be permitted to sell store-bought or factory-made items.

 

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.

 

Food and art vendors should contact Jean Dillon at 859-289-5507, toll free at 800-443-7008 or email jean.dillon@ky.gov. Visit http://parks.ky.gov/calendar/details/battle-of-blue-licks-commemoration-2014/18410/ for a vendor application.

 

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 45 miles northeast of Lexington off historic Highway 68. (The Pioneer Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.)

 

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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