Department of Parks
Fall Arts Festival Set For Fort Harrod Oct. 9
HARRODSBURG, Ky. – Fort Harrod State Park will host the Arts Council of Mercer County’s 2nd Annual Fall Arts Festival on Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Local art groups as well as more than 20 booths of juried arts and craft vendors will be presented. Several children’s activities, a Writers Café featuring local authors, Studio G singing sensations, and live theatrical performances from The Ragged Edge Community Theatre and What a Life! Productions will take place.
The main stage will be filled with the local musical talents of Royal Blue Bluegrass Band, David Napier, Dakota Rogers, Buck Seward and Lexington’s own Adrea LaRoche.
Friends of Fort Harrod State Park and local Boy Scouts will be selling food. Admission is free to the festival. For more information contact Laura Kellersberger at 859-866-8757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The festival will be held on the front lawn and is open and free to the public. The fort will be open and normal admission prices apply.
Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg is the site of the first permanent settlement in the state. Besides a reconstructed fort, there is a Mansion Museum, a pioneer cemetery and the marriage temple where the parents of Abraham Lincoln were married.
The park also has a picnic area and playground. The park is 32 miles southwest of Lexington on U.S. 68 in Harrodsburg. For information, call the park at 859-734-3314.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 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