Department of Parks
Battle of Blue Licks Anniversary Weekend Set for Aug. 16-17
MOUNT OLIVET, Ky.
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.
There will be live musical performances from Ripley, Ohio’s Gunpowder Creek; Jon Hagee, from Lexington; and also a performance from the William Sutherland Reid Bagpipe and Drum Corp, of Lexington. Recording artists Heath & Molly will perform near the pioneer encampment Saturday at 8 p.m.
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 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